Editor's note: This story has been updated to include dates for JFK 2 in 2019.

Going out in Dallas can be expensive. Parking, admission, drinks: By the time you sit down to see a show, your paycheck feels checked out. But, what if we told you that all three of those things will be covered on Jan. 7?

JFK 2 Oak Cliff

Back in 2017, a group of friends/stand-up comedians from Dallas put together a little something-something called JFK in Oak Cliff at the Texas Theatre. The "J" stands for "just" and the "K" is for "komedy."

We'll let you figure out the "F" on your own.

Guests turned out and turned up at that first event, which Eric Sosa, one of the event's organizers, said easily filled all of the Texas Theatre's 645 downstairs seats. The coalition of locally raised wordsmiths is back and even better equipped, he says, to continue its mission of paying homage to their home neighborhood with a night of NSFW jokes. 

Once again, admission is free and JFK has purchased three kegs, which will be flowing for anyone 21 and up as long as supplies last. Jasmine Palacios will open the show for headliners Daniel Campos, Eric Sosa, Hector Sifuentes, and Bryan Sabillon.

Here's a look back at our original story: 

Comedians Hector Sifuentes, Daniel Campos, Bryan Sabillon and Eric Sosa grew up in Oak Cliff. Since then, they've traveled around the state, performing, writing jokes and developing their trade. Most still live here in Dallas. It's home, and they love it. 

But, performing here -- and going out to shows -- can be frustrating. We'll let them explain why, in this delightful video. Heads up, the language is NSFW and not kid-friendly. 

Sosa says Dallas is "full of hidden talent." He's seen it, and he wants the rest of the city to see it, too. But, how do you get people to come out to something they don't know is awesome? 

A free show doesn't hurt. There are 645 seats in the Texas Theatre, and they want to fill it up. No ticket or RSVP is required, and there's no age limit.  "But, I do want to stress that it's for an adult crowd, " Sosa says. "There will definitely be profanity."

The comedians also pooled funds and purchased a few kegs of beer. It's kind of a Field of Dreams philosophy: If you tap a keg, they will come.

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If the event goes well, Sosa says the group is hopeful that JFK won't just be a one-off event. They would like to see a "JFK in Arlington" or even San Marcos or Austin. But, there is something special about this first location, in addition to its connection with the American president who shared the event's initials. 

The comedians got into stand-up when they were about 16 years old. Comedy, Sosa says, can be a powerful mechanism for processing difficult emotions in times of struggle. 

"We were growing up in a neighborhood without a lot of opportunity to speak our voices," Sosa says of his native Oak Cliff. 

That's why it's so significant to bring homegrown voices to a stage there -- and, to amplify them in an inexpensive way across a community that might not otherwise get a chance to hear them. 

"There's definitely a spark here in Dallas, and we're hoping to fan it into a flame," Sosa says.

Catch the inaugural J.F.K. in Oak Cliff on Aug. 14 from 7:45 to 10 p.m. at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Dallas.

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