Star of the Week – Wes Shaver
Wes Shaver is the Director of Entertainment at Mi-Key’s Skylight room in downtown Milwaukee, and our Star of the Week! His job is to provide fresh and innovative entertainment five nights a week at Milwaukee’s newest professional entertainment venue. As an acclaimed comedian, Wes admits that entertaining audiences 260 nights a year presents a decent amount of pressure to perform. Can you imagine being responsible for the enjoyment of hundreds of restaurant guests plus multiple talent managers that change on a nightly basis? Fortunately for Wes, his stand-up routines have become second nature after spending his lifetime performing in front of a variety of audiences.
In his recent interview with Star Winar Magazine, Wes explained why he’s passionate about making people laugh, “Laughter is important! It’s all too easy to get caught up in the hardships of life, yet I find the best jokes actually take place in the most serious situations; the trick is pulling out the honesty and sincerity of that situation. I feel everyone should enjoy the freedom of not taking themselves too seriously.” Wes doesn’t take himself too seriously – he uses his stage time to poke fun at himself, “When I started in show business I had absolutely nothing. So far, I’ve kept just about all of it.”
According to Wes “There’s no doubt it’s a lot of hard work and headaches, but I have to say, it’s worth every late night, every negotiation, every press release, every last detail. It’s just worth it!” Life is full of twists and turns and at the end of our journey, we will reflect on those times and consider our accomplishments. Was all that time, energy and hard work really worth it?
Waking up each day knowing what you do is ‘worth it’ brings the motivation and satisfaction necessary to accomplish those goals you set. Can you say without reservation that what you do is really worth it? Wes is STAR of the Week because he can say that! He goes to work each day knowing he will make memorable moments entertaining guests at Mi-Key’s Milwaukee.