Featuring Matt Casio Kid Mitchell and M.G. Gaskin, the Country Comedy Tour, stopping Friday night at the Grand Opera House, is a clean, family-friendly comedy show suitable for all ages. The show will allow both comedians to shine as they share their unique viewpoints on life in a way that blends them together and makes it accessible to Southern audiences in particular.
Gaskins show features original observations and clever self-criticisms, according to his website. He leaves out the profanity and smut and still constantly delivers solid, hilarious shows.
Based on his quick-witted storytelling, his mother predicted that hed either be a politician or a preacher. Gaskin defied her predictions to become a comedian, but his ability to think on his feet makes him highly intuitive about audiences, allowing him to read a room to customize his show to the vibe of the audience.
According to his website, Mitchell describes himself as a pure Southern mash boogie comedian from Alabama with bare feet, mush mouthed drawling and a mile-wide social streak. Drawing from experiences ranging from growing up in a small town to the bright lights of the big city, and all the awkward places in between, Mitchells comedy never fails to delight audiences and earn gut-wrenching laughter.
Cindy Hill, arts marketing coordinator for the Grand Opera House, is enthusiastic about the show.
Everybody loves to laugh. We are really happy to start our season with a comedy show that is really funny and family-friendly. These guys are veterans. They are so fun -- you can bring your kids, your grandmother, your friends -- and you are going to laugh, she said. (Their comedy is) about everyday life. Its not sarcastic or mean, its just funny. Also, the humor is relevant to our daily lives.
We get pitches from comedians all the time to come to the Grand, Hill said, but the feedback we get from our audiences is that they want more family-friendly and culturally relevant (performances). We look for opportunities to add that, and this show fit every criteria we had. Our Broadway series this year is ridiculously strong and weve already sold more season tickets this year than last. We are the only people in central Georgia who present these types of shows and we want to give people the chance to experience something different.
Hill said another great sell for this show is the ticket price.
The comedians set out an asking price that was low enough we could sell tickets at $19. Thats affordable! We want to get people into the seats and offer high-quality fun. We are committed to that and thrilled with this opportunity, she said. People are going to have a good time at this show. Thats a given. These comedians are funny and no one will break the bank to come out and have a good time.
Country Comedy Tour
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 13
Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.
Information: 478-301-5470; www.thegrandmacon.com/comedy