Comedy Series Presents Final Two Shows
The Arts Council of Moore County and Dr. Christine Gatti and Dogwood Dental Associates announce the final two shows in the Moore Puns Comedy Series: Comedy Night at The Bell Tree Tavern, on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m.; and professional comedian Rik Roberts, on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Sunrise Theater.
Comedy Night at The Bell Tree Tavern (155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines) on Aug. 9 will feature several amateur comics providing the laughs while the audience enjoys food and drinks. Admission to the comedy show is free and appropriate for ages 21 and older.
Professional comedian Rik Roberts will close the comedy series on Aug. 18. Opening for Rik will be Mick McKenna, the winner of the second annual Sandhills Funniest Comic back in July.
Tickets to this show are $10 for adults ($5 for students with ID) and only available at the door.
Born in Lexington, Ky., Roberts was instilled with down-home values and the type of politeness and courtesy you get used to in a small town. After graduating from high school, he earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Bethany College in West Virginia.
Roberts started his comedy career in Columbus, Ohio, while working a day job at Simon and Schuster. Early comedy experiences included landing a spot with the nation's top touring improvisation comedy troupe, Midwest Comedy Tool & Die.
Beginning in 1997, Roberts started headlining at America's top comedy clubs. Nearly 10 years later he has become a favorite at clubs such as the Improv and the Punchline.
Roberts moved to Nashville in 1998 and turned up the heat on his career. He quickly appeared in videos on "Great American Country." He began regular appearances on syndicated morning shows. His dedication to "clean" comedy earned him an episode of the Emmy award-winning "Bananas Family Comedy Show." Shortly after that he was tapped to expand his Barney Fife impression on "Comedy at Large."
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