By Eddie Jorgensen
Although former IKEA call center worker Scott Seiss would probably rather forget his maddening experience working for the Swedish furniture behemoth, his conversations with customers of all backgrounds has given him great, unending material, which Sacramento will get a taste of June 14 at the Punchline.
After four years of service, Seiss – now a 29-year-old venerable TikTok sensation – has already amassed nearly a million followers on social media and garnered 11-plus million likes across all platforms. His 30-second-or-less video reels depict himself as both the antagonist customer, as well as the underdog worker-protagonist, all the while showcasing his dry wit and awkward, pissed-off humor.
What Seiss is going to do for a full-headlining comedy bit in Sacramento remains to be seen, though he’s already held a Pacific Northwest tour in 2022 and opened for comedy heavyweights Bo Burnham, Roy Wood Jr., and Josh Wolf. For viewers who saw ‘Cocaine Bear’ in the theater, Mr. Seiss needs no introduction. Expect the unexpected and, of a course, a 2-drink minimum.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Standard tickets start at upper-tier for $35.25 and preferred seating at $45.25. The Punchline Sacramento is located at 2100 Arden Way in the Howe ‘Bout Arden shopping center.