Comedy

Comedy as live entertainment along the North Carolina and South Carolina coastal beach regions

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 12, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the hard-driving, country-inspired sounds of the DREW SMITH BAND. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach will sponsor The Friday Variety Entertinmant with Rock Popera […]

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents a laugh-filled look at friendship with The Dixie Swim Club

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents a laugh-filled look at friendship with The Dixie Swim Club

SNEADS FERRY, NC August 4, 2014 – Don’t be fooled into thinking this show is just for women. “… the men in the audience were laughing and applauding just as hard as the women, and enjoying every minute.” –Una Harrison, Progress-Index.com Tania Gonzalez brings The Dixie Swim Club, a Jones, Hope, Wooten production to life with an all-star cast to the SFCT stage.   Five southern women, played by Sue Ferber, Marcia Hamilton, Andrea Horan, Marcia Threewitts and Amanda Williams, who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage at North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends, and spans […]

Big Laughs Theatre and Pelicans Host Hypnosis Night on Sunday – Seeking Volunteers

Big Laughs Theatre and Pelicans Host Hypnosis Night on Sunday – Seeking Volunteers

BIG LAUGHS THEATRE AND PELICANS HOST HYPNOSIS NIGHT ON SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION AND TICKETS TO SHOW   MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 11, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are excited to announce the team’s first Hypnosis Night, presented by Big Laughs Theatre, which will take place this upcoming Sunday, July 13.   Before the game, the award-winning Rich and Elizabeth Wylde from Big Laugh’s Wild 4 Hypnosis Show will hypnotize 10-15 fans in a controlled environment.   Once the group is hypnotized, they will bring them on the field where Rich and Beth will lead them in skits from their family friendly, Wild 4 Hypnosis Mild Family Show. The hypnotized […]

The World’s Biggest Comedy Tour Returns: Funny or Die presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014

The World’s Biggest Comedy Tour Returns: Funny or Die presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COMEDY TOUR RETURNS: FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2014, FEATURING AZIZ ANSARI, CHRIS HARDWICK, DJ TRAUMA, HANNIBAL BURESS, JEFF ROSS, LOUIS C.K., MARC MARON, REGGIE WATTS SECOND STAGE HOSTED BY BRODY STEVENS AND MORE TICKETS: Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival   AUGUST 9TH – PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE (FORMERLY VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE)   Live Nation and Funny Or Die announced today the return of the world’s biggest comedy tour for the second consecutive year. This summer’s Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014 will feature performances by the world’s greatest comedians, including: Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, DJ Trauma, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Reggie Watts. Second […]

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Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

SNEADS FERRY, NC March 25, 2014 – The Sneads Ferry Community Theatre will hold open AUDITIONS for an outrageously hilarious race against the clock family comedy: Mama Won’t Fly a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy! April 15 and 16, 2014 7:00pm The Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane Sneads Ferry, NC 28460   6 women and 2-3 men are needed. 3 main female characters, 2-3 men to cover 10 different characters, 3 women to cover 11 different characters. None of the 10/11 extra characters have appearances more than a couple of pages.   In addition there will be 8 “walk across stage” characters, separating scenes. WE HAVE A PART FOR YOU!!! 3 main characters:  Savannah Honeycutt:  Feisty Southern successful business woman, […]

Mike Epps Charlotte date rescheduled for Saturday September 20

Mike Epps Charlotte date rescheduled for Saturday September 20

COLUMBIA, SC Mar. 11, 2014 – The Mike Epps performance scheduled to take place at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte on Friday March 14 has been rescheduled for Saturday September 20.  Tickets purchased for the Friday March 14 performance will be honored night of show, no exchange necessary. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com, the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. For more information go to LiveNation.com. # # # About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors

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Soupy Sales, Comedian and Children’s Host, a Native of Franklinton

Soupy Sales, Comedian and Children’s Host, a Native of Franklinton

RALEIGH, NC January 8, 2014 – On January 8, 1926, children’s show television host Soupy Sales, noted for taking pies in the face, was born Milton Supman in Franklinton. His father, Irving, immigrated to America from Hungary in 1894.   Iriving Supman operated a dry goods store, which was then a line of work common to Jews in small-town North Carolina. His son, the funnyman, later quipped that his father supplied all the sheets needs of the local Ku Klux Klan. The Supman family eventualy relocated to Huntington, W.V., where Milton graduated from Marshall University. After a stint in the South Pacific, Supman took a new name upon entering show business. Soupy came from a family nickname, Soup Man, and Sales […]

Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on January 12, 2014

Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on January 12, 2014

Jeff Dunham: His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running. Jeff Dunham at Colonial Life Arena Tickets Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand. Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Comedy, Events
Jeff Dunham at Crown Arena in Fayetteville on December 4, 2013

Jeff Dunham at Crown Arena in Fayetteville on December 4, 2013

Jeff Dunham: His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running. Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand. Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s Walter, the grumpy […]

John Oliver Appearing at Durham PAC November 9

John Oliver Appearing at Durham PAC November 9

JOHN OLIVER DURHAM  PAC – DURHAM, NC SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 On Sale Friday, June 14th at 10:00 am   OLIVER TO BEGIN SUMMER RUN AS GUEST HOST OF “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART” TONIGHT John Oliver Tickets   Durham, NC – Live Nation welcomes JOHN OLIVER to the Durham PAC on Saturday, November 9th at 8:00 pm.   Starting tonight, John Oliver will take over as guest host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and will serve as host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series for the eight weeks of original episodes that are scheduled during Jon Stewart’s hiatus. Scheduled guests for Oliver’s first week include Seth Rogen (June 10), Armando Iannucci (June 11), a musical […]

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