Comedy Zone Jan 19th, 2018
Headliner: J Bliss
At a young age, J Bliss always had a knack for capturing an audience’s attention with some quick witted humor. His comedic craft started with his upbringing in South Jersey. J Bliss’ style deals with everyday observations and personal experiences in which he chooses to find the humor. He first hit the comedy stage in Charlotte, NC in 2005. Since then he has been traveling up and down the east coast leaving them laughing. His performances have simply been described as "Hilarious" and he is a definite "Crowd Favorite". Just recently J Bliss won the "Fan Favorite" award at the 2014 $10K Comedy Competition. Since his start he has opened for comedians like Eddie Griffin, DeRay Davis, Corey Holcomb, Rodney Perry, George Willborn, Jay Phillips, Tony Roberts, Alex Thomas and the Ragin Cajun – John Morgan.
Opening Act: John Floyd
Sometimes known as "The Mouth of Mayberry" John first did stand-up comedy in a school talent show when he was only eight years old and he has been making people laugh ever since. Along the way he has worked with about every comedian from legends such as Milton Berle, Tommy Chong and Soupy Sales to current stars such as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jamie Foxx. He has also opened for numerous music acts including Michael Bolton, Frankie Valli, Herman's Hermits, Chubby Checker and Martina McBride. Just some of the companies and organizations John has entertained include Hardee's, First Union Bank, Aetna, The United Way, IBM and Met Life. He has appeared on CBS-TV's "Central Park West" and was a semi-finalist in the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. He was also a finalist and voted audience favorite at the 2013 Clean Comedy Challenge, as well as coming in second place in the Clean Guys Unbleepable Contest.?
Comedy Zone Jan 20th, 2018
Headliner: Adam Dodd
Comedian Adam Dodd has pleased audiences all over the country, performing his original songs and bringing his state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind, hilarious, musical comedy act to wherever it may need it. Strapped with his acoustic guitar- he’s toured both coasts, always delivering laughs and displaying his craft at clubs, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, bachelor parties, bars, restaurants, outdoor sporting events, coffee houses, sleepovers, beach huts, theaters, backyard bar-b-ques, séances, festivals, frat houses, sororities, luaus, churches, elementary schools, concert halls, nursing homes, rehab centers, and popular venues all over America- such as the DC & Hollywood Improvs, Richmond & Columbus Funnybones, The World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the Broadway Comedy Club & Triad Theater in NYC, Sully's Comedy Cellar in MD, Hilarities in Cleveland, OH- and Live! On Woodrow Wilson Plaza, The Gala Theatre, & The Riot Act Comedy Theater in Washington, DC. He’s been seen on MTV, VH1, and on UPN’s ‘On-Air With Ryan Seacrest’ with Rob Schneider & Adam Sandler in Hawaii for the premiere of '50 First Dates', while on another episode, Dodd shocked & pleased the entire studio audience and the millions of people watching at home by squeezing Ryan Seacrest's butt to win a bet. Dodd has performed at the ‘Las Vegas Comedy Festival’, has had a music video featured on collegehumor.com, and had a brief role in the independent movie, 'CSI:Snackbar'. Adam was showcased as one of MySpace’s 'Top-Featured Comedians' way back when MySpace was cooler than Facebook, recently was in the third season of an episode of HBO's 'Eastbound & Down' as a carnival employee, and produced and released his first album entitled, 'Confessions Of A Prick' with he sells at all his shows. Currently, Adam is on the road, playing at venues all over the states, as well as developing a sketch web-series with his comedy buddies, writing a movie, and working on a new album.
Opening Act: Kristen Sivills
Kristen Sivills is a Virginia Beach native. Performing stand up since 2012, she's gained material from mommy-ing since 2008. A regular opener for Anjelah Johnson, she's a radio personality on Virginia based Top 40 station Z104. In 2017 she became a semi-finalist for Stand-Up NBC. Appearing at festivals and clubs on the east coast, her style is very sarcastic, very mommy, and extremely immature.
Feb 16-17, 2018: Hypnotist Herb McCandless
Herb is a national touring comedy hypnotist with amazing stage presence. He produces the hottest, most hilarious, and unforgettable hypnotic stage shows in the Southeast. Herb has traveled all over North America from the Bahamas to Las Vegas performing this hilarious show. Catering towards all ages and demographics, this show is a popular choice for families, couples and groups alike. This performance averages an hour and fifteen minutes in length. Whether you’re a star of the show or just joining the audience, everyone is sure to have a great time!
Comedy Zone March 16th, 2018
Headliner: Grandma Lee
Known as "America’s funniest and outrageous grandmother," Grandma Lee shot to stardom on the NBC talent show America’s Got Talent where she made it through to the grand finale. She was a contestant in the 2004 season of Last Comic Standing on NBC, where she later returned for three seasons as a special guest and was chosen as a Top 10 Favorite Comic of the program. Grandma Lee won the 2003 Las Vegas Comedy Festival at MGM Grand and appeared in America’s Got Talent Live at Planet Hollywood, hosted by Jerry Springer. Grandma Lee will electrify the stage from the moment she bursts from the starting gate until she crosses the finish line in a blaze of glory. This sassy senior has mastered the art of entertaining audiences of all ages with unorthodox views of family, television and life in general. She may shock you with colorful use of the English language although few find it offensive.
Opening Act: Bob Lauver
After seeing a lot of the world in the U.S. Navy, Bob found a career in the hospitality industry including owning a country night club/restaurant. All these things led him to a comedy stage with plenty to talk about. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, like Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Steve-O, John Witherspoon,Bill Bellamy,and many, many more. Making people laugh is what he was meant to do. A true professional that can entertain everyone from an all ages crowd to a late night club crowd. He has memorable bits that stay with people and cause laughter long after the show has ended. From stand up to developing a web based series on his life experiences, Bob stays very busy. Dont miss him when he comes to your town.
Comedy Zone March 17th, 2018
Headliner: Spanky Brown
Starting his comedy career in late November 1997 on Open Mic Night at the Comedy House Theatre in Savannah, Georgia, Spanky Brown has been leaving audiences reeling with laughter ever since. Spanky has toured the world sharing his unique perspective and opinions on everything from his life, politics and religion, race relations and relationships. Versatility and style best describe this veteran performer who provides comedic insights that transcend all barriers, age, gender, urban or mainstream. Crowds are no obstacle for this entertainer . His personal account of triumphs and tragedies and unbridled opinions are for all those who really try to "keep it real ". His experiences as a "Preacher’s Son" (even God knows he’s funny), as an advertising executive, car salesman, insurance salesman, radio personality, father, step-father, being married, divorced, married and divorced…again ( you do the math ) even served time … in the army that is, and his honesty about it is what makes him such an endearing character as much as his willingness to let you in so you can see that truly "it could be worse". Spanky is a 16-year veteran of the comedy stage. He tours nationally on a consistent basis and is one of the most requested return comedians in comedy clubs around the United States. The small screen loves Spanky. He is seen regularly on B.E.T’s Comic View and Comedy Central. Spanky has been featured on Discovery I.D. and the Speed Network. He is also the former host of "Barbershop Critics" on The Black Family Channel. Spanky’s real life comedy style shines on radio. He is a former contributing writer and frequent guest on National Syndicated shows like "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" and "The Bob and Tom Radio Show", respectively. His standup is played frequently on XM / Sirius Satellite radio and NOW, the next phase of his WORLD DOMINATION (or, in other words…SPANK-APOCALYPSE!!!).
Opening Act: Mary Asher
Adopted at 3 days old into a skinny family this chubby little girl developed a sense of humor at a very early age. It would serve her well as she ventured out into the world. Her comedy debut came in 1993 at a talent show for a company picnic. With over 700 hundred people in the audience, she nearly passed out from the fear and excitement. She plowed through her five minute skit in just over 50 seconds. Even though she had rushed through her material like an auctioneer who needs to go to the restroom – the experience planted the comedy bug in her in a BIG way. She’d been told for most of her life that she should be a comic, however coming from a blue collar family, it never occurred to her that it might lead to a new profession. She appeared on Comedy Centrals Roast of Flavor Flav, and has performed at major clubs, professional conferences, colleges and for the troops .