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Crackers Comedy Downtown Welcomes Dwight Slade

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is thrilled to have comedian, Dwight Slade joining us from Wednesday September 11 thru Saturday September 14. Also appearing with him are comedians Dan Gill and Matt Clemens. You really don’t want to miss this mesh of awesome.

Part man, part ageless boy, comedian and humorist Dwight Slade has the privilege of being a comedy legend in American stand-up. Last year’s winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, Slade combines an intelligent, raging voice of justice with a sense of unpredictability that makes every show unique and tailor made for his audience.

A favorite with corporate and associations, Slade has performed for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Kraft Foods and BP Petroleum as well as hospitals, fire departments and even a 50th wedding anniversary in Oroville, California! His unique blend of observational humor, family topics and a quick, improvisational wit makes him the perfect choice for event planners all over the US and the international stage.

Slade has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS and E! Entertainments “50 Cutest Child Stars.” He was featured on NBC’s Tonight Show and made 3 appearances at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Internationally he has appeared at Festivals in Glasgow, Scotland; Milan, Italy; and the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent 2 weeks in Afghanistan entertaining US and coalition troops.

A single father with two kids, Dwight Slade is the comedian who has seen it all and relates perfectly to audiences all over the world. Check him out!

Snatch up your tickets straitaway! It’s going to be a great show.

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Crackers Downtown Presents Eric Blake

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is excited to present Eric Blake from Wednesday August 28 through Sunday August 31. The most significant challenge for the modern comedian is their ability to relate to a variety of audiences. Eric Blake has taken this challenge to heart, expanding his material beyond the African-American lens, and identifying with many other cultures and experiences. He is one of the few performers who can truly be labeled as a “universal comedian,” defying comedic normality. Blake’s raw talent is also distinguished by his ability to custom-fit his comedy for the particular moment. This witty improvisation can be revealed at the drop of a hat, bringing new characters to life.

This engaging comic has proven his worth night after night, performing to diversified audiences from coast to coast. Some of his performances include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” BET’s “Comic View,” in which he has aired on “The Best of Comic View” for the fourth consecutive year. He has also been televised on Galavision’s “Que Loco,” where he has displayed his cross-cultural abilities that have earned him a devote Latino following. Furthermore, Blake performed as the headliner for the comedy hit entitled “War On Comedy,” which aired on HBO and has recently been released on video. Eric’s acclaimed notoriety lead HBO to choose him among thousands to film a documentary on the eight most up and coming comedians in the country, which aired in the fall of 2012. In addition, he has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and has performed overseas for USO and Armed Forces Entertainment in Japan, Greece, Europe, Spain, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Baghdad. Eric Blake is also part of Big Boy’s Neighborhood the nationally syndicated radio show on Power 106 and is part of the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy series which is currently airing on Showtime.

Eric is a survivor of the notorious streets of South Central Los Angeles, where he experienced the “hard knock” life of gangs, drugs, and violence. It was eventually the depraved life on the streets that propelled him on a search for meaning and purpose, where he began to rediscover his passion and talent in comedy. As a young teenager, Eric brought life to people through his spontaneous and lighthearted humor, and considered it pure joy when he was able to enliven another’s spirit through a simple joke. Blake’s challenged upbringing led to his rediscovery for purpose: bringing laughter to the soul. This newfound purpose continues to be exercised with the firm belief of the old Proverb, “a happy heart doeth good like medicine.”

Eric currently resides in Los Angeles, and when he isn’t performing his time is spent cultivating the blessings of family. Above all, as Blake rises to the pinnacle of comedy, he will never forget the place where he has come from. Check out an example of what you’re in for!

Joining Eric this week is Brent Terhune. Get your tickets here! It’s going to be a great four nights!

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Crackers Comedy Downtown Presents James Ervin Berry

Crackers Downtown is happy to present comedians, James Ervin Berry and John Burton at our Downtown location from Wednesday August 14 through Saturday August 17.

James Ervin Berry‘s likable personality, “down-to-earth” attitude and fun loving nature generates big laughs! He’s a comedian who LOVES making an audience laugh…and it shows! Whether it’s Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Churches, Corporate Events or Festivals his target is always the same–Funny Bones! Foot stompin’, hand clappin’, smile on your face laughter!!

James Ervin Berry’s comedic style has been described as “observational, with an educated homespun feel.” His “boy next door” charm creates an instant connection with mainstream audiences nationwide. Check him out!

John Burton’s comedy blends real-life anecdotes and gut-busting one-liners with a rapid-fire, highly animated delivery that has been thrilling audiences throughout the U.S. for the past ten years. Initially influenced by legendary jokesmiths like Dave Attell, John’s style has recently evolved to include a more candid focus, audience interaction, and even an occasional rant. With a fast paced style that can veer from sarcastic to self-deprecating to almost absurd, it’s hard to believe John is a former attorney who specialized in tax law.

What’s the quickest way to jump from being an attorney to being a comedian? Get fired. After a year with a Big Four accounting firm, John was told that he works slowly and makes tons of mistakes. “Good thing I don’t work faster – I’d be messing up way more stuff,” he responded. In this dry retort, an attorney died and a comedian was born. Freed from “normal life, John opted for the road less traveled by moving to Chicago and immersing himself in the improvised comedy scene.

John’s act consists of mostly PG-13 material that could be heard on virtually any late night television show. A versatile performer, he has opened for squeaky clean acts such as Heywood Banks and more adult-oriented comics such as the late Robert Schimmel. Audience members often rave about how they enjoyed both his verbal timing and funny facial expressions, which John takes as testimony to the fact that he can connect with his audience on multiple levels.

Snatch up your tickets as soon as you can! This duo is going to be totally rock star. Get your tickets here.

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