Posts Tagged ‘comedians’

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Two Sold Out Shows = One Busy Weekend

May 19, 2010
We are happy to say that more than 3,700 people attended the State Theatre this past weekend. On Saturday, May 15 people filled the hall for comedian Joel McHale (star of NBC’s Community and E!’s The Soup) as he performed his live stand-up (complete with Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian jokes, and a very funny Hugh Hefner impression). It was an awesome night and I have to say that I have not heard applause and cheers THAT loud from an audience in a while (in fact I am pretty sure the building shook). So, needless to say, we found out that people LOVE Joel McHale and with good reason. Which brings me to our Sunday May 16 matinee, an appearance by someone else who people love and adore, Carol Burnett.

The comedian/actress took the stage for an intimate Q&A with the audience, appropriately entitled “Laughter & Reflection.” Carol, who is still quick on her feet, fielded every kind of question, from the obvious “did you enjoy working with Tim Conway” to the off-the-wall, “who knows where that came from” kind of question. But no matter what the question, Carol (see to the left with the State Theatre stage crew) answered them all with such sincerity that you couldn’t help but to feel just how special this experience was.
It was a wonderful weekend with 2 amazing people that we won’t soon forget here at the State Theatre (And it’s probably the only time that their names will appear in the same story…).
—Kelly Skinner, Director of Public Relations
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Laughter is the Best Medicine — And We Need It

June 19, 2009

Every day patrons give us their feedback as to what types of artists we should book at the State Theatre. And leading the pack right now, more than ever, are comedians. Why is that, you ask? Well, it’s simple, times are crappy and people want to laugh (and believe me, so do us arts folks). Comedians help us to lighten up and forget, even for just an hour or so, the reality of our situations. So, with that said, you asked for comedy and we have answered. This fall, we have scheduled 3 comedians, all with their own brand of comedy: Lewis Black, Joy Behar, and Jim Gaffigan.

So, if you need a laugh, come and visit us at the State or if you want to laugh RIGHT NOW, check out Jim Gaffigan’s YouTube page. Either way, treat yourself and find time to laugh…you know you want to…

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