It’s estimated that karaoke was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue in Kobe, Japan in 1971 and was later popularized throughout Asia, and soon thereafter in America, in the early 1990s. Before that, if you wanted to unwind after work by loosening the tie from your business suit and belting out the lyrics to Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to The Jungle”, sadly you had to get in your car and either cue it up in your 8 track or wait for it to be aired on the radio. Or, was it the cassette player? Or CD? It sure wasn’t an iPod. We digress…
There’s actually some dispute as to the who, where, when, and even why karaoke was actually invented. There is, however, no dispute on its never-ending popularity. After a week full of business meetings, crabby customers, cantankerous bosses, and gossipy co-workers, we all deserve to cut loose and express ourselves, by serenading a bar full of complete strangers with your truly special rendition of whatever song it is that is so personal to us: “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Safety Dance”, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”, whatever it is that inspires you.
Odd thing about karaoke is that usually we are all so intimidated by it and have to be convinced (by either friends, Jack Daniels, or both), to try it. But, once we actually do it, there are almost always no regrets. The crowd is supportive (because a lot of them are about to do it as well), and everybody is there to have a good time. It really is a great way to sing all of the associated miseries of the work week away. Not to mention the fact that it’s always better to attempt to sing your troubles away than to try and drink them away.
The “RISE Comedy Playhouse” in Denver, CO features karaoke entertainment on Friday nights. Choose from one of over 30,000 songs and enjoy the no drink minimum. Contact us today to learn more!