Fifth Annual Lenoir Comedy Club Scheduled for Jan. 21

Caldwell Arts Council is beneficiary of the annual fundraiser

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LENOIR – The Fifth Annual Lenoir Comedy Club fundraiser for the Caldwell Arts Council is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Doors open at 6:30.

Emphasizing the intent of the event – and even of fun – the Arts Council calls is a FUNdraising event. It will feature Lenoir native emcee Yulson Suddreth and comedians Jarrod Harris and Blayr Nias.

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Jarrod Harris

Jarrod Harris’ comedy is best described as an atypical Southern comic. His comedy is autobiographical, silly, dark, and often times absurd. Harris started his comedy journey on “boo night” at Uptown Comedy Club, Atlanta’s original urban comedy spot. He has since worked his way to headlining some of the best comedy clubs in America. He appeared in the 2008 Boston International Comedy Festival, was a finalist in the 34th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition and was named Campus Activities Magazine’s “2010 Hot Comedy Picks.” Harris’ television credits include season 4 of Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, NBC’s “Night Shift,” WE Channel’s,”Secret Lives of Women,” “The George Lopez Show,” and numerous appearances on Comcast Comedy on Demand.

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Blayr Nias

Blayr Nias is not your average female comic.  She lives by the credo “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll have to be a horrible warning.”  When she hits the stage it’s with manic energy, high octane humor, and her trademark mega-watt smile giving her the nickname “GummyBlayr.”  Winning audiences over across the country with a dynamic stage presence, she shares tales of her misadventures as “the bad girl next door.  This Massachusetts native graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Theater and Creative Writing.  She performs at comedy clubs, corporate events, and colleges and universities such as West Virginia University and the University of Kentucky. She has opened for Natasha Leggero, Ralphie May, Broken Lizzard (Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan) Josh Wolf, Tom Simmons, Chris Kattan, Neal Brennan, Chris Franjola, Jon Reep, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green, and DL Hughley. She has lived in the South for the past 10 years, giving her a unique blend of Northern Aggression and Southern Charm.  She has featured in the Pink Collar Comedy Tour at the Piccolo Spoletto Festival in Charleston, S.C. and performed in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville headlined by Jim Gaffigan.

This event benefits the Caldwell Arts Council, which provides art programming for Caldwell County, including art exhibits, Artists-In-schools Programming, concerts, theatre and education, all to foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $200 for a table for 8; for tickets or more information call 828-754-2486 or visit the website at http://www.caldwellarts.com.

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The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

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