Thank you for your interest in the Comedy Night in Crestwood.
This years event will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 7 PM. The show is expected to last until about 8:30. There will be multiple acts to the show. The show will be at the Oldham County Schools Art Center. It is located at the corner of Highway 146, and Floydsburg Road.
Last year’s acts were:
Tim Northern Bio:
Following humorist Tim Northern’s appearance as a finalist on the nationally televised “Star Search”, Naomi Judd raved about his performance. “He’s the only one that could be a member of Mensa,” she said. “I absolutely adore the cerebral humor.”
Noted intellectual (and former game show host) Ben Stein agreed with her assessment, adding his own accolade, “I love that fact that he assumes his audience has a brain!”
Coming from an Ivy League presidential pundit, that’s high praise indeed for someone who never set foot in college. “It was a great moment,” Tim says. And it’s exactly the response he’s hoping for each and every time he takes the stage. “That’s what I’m striving for. I provide you with two-thirds of the joke, and you provide the other third. It’s like ‘do-it-yourself’ comedy.”
That do-it-yourself approach is paying off for the Nashville native, whose influences are a veritable Who’s Who of comic genius. “George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, I like all of ‘em.” Once Tim takes control of the mike, he relies on much the same type of material that those classic comedians used to land in the national spotlight, plain and simple, Tim Northern is a word man.
“Love words. Love ‘em!” Tim says. His enthusiasm for words and language results in what can aptly be described as humor for the thinking person, a unique combination of intellect and fun-filled observation. And yet, it’s mainstream humor that everyone understands. Simply put, Tim Northern is punster of the highest caliber.
“A lot of people say puns are the lowest form of humor,” he admits. “It’s knowing how to pull ‘em off that makes it work. I basically do set-ups and punch lines. I don’t tell stories. I don’t try to preach. I don’t try to come up with some kind of point of view. I’m making fun of words, cleverly disguised puns.”
And he does it – for the most part with a straight face. Unlike some comics who laugh at their own jokes, Tim prefers to present an observation to his audience. He allows them time to ponder what he’s said, then lets them do the laughing.
“If I did it with a big grin, it would be very cornball. My delivery of the puns makes them more palatable. I don’t wanna laugh, because then the audience will know that’s when they’re supposed to laugh. I’d rather for them to laugh when they’re supposed to without my prompting.”
But, like any humorist, sometimes the absurdity of what Tim’s saying does tickle his funny bone. “There are times when I laugh just because it’s so silly,” he says. “I’ll laugh at the absurdity of what I said – but very sparingly. I don’t want that to be a crutch. I do jokes about the most absurd things, and I know the audience is thinking, ‘How is that gonna be funny?’ That’s when I give them a chance to put it all together. It’s smart humor.”
Tim continually hones that smart humor, seeking, and finding, new turns of phrase on a daily basis. On the road for much of the year, he uses that travel time for wordplay whenever possible.
“I’m excited when I’m in a different town, a different setting,” he says. “It gets my creative juices going, gets me thinking more. I might just be talking to people, or else reading a newspaper when something will hit me, a weird sentence, maybe. I’ll explore it, and things happen.”
In addition to criss-crossing the country, the lanky comedian is also recording a follow-up to TIM NORTHERN’S FIRST CD. He’s mulling over different titles. “Next one might be TIM NORTHERN’S SECOND CD or TIM NORTHERN’S FIRST CD PART TWO. Or maybe TIM NORTHERN’S NEXT CD. Something to that effect.”
That’s just a subtle example of Tim’s unique brand of humor.
One thing’s for sure, no matter what he calls his next recording, it’ll contain the same type of thought-provoking, fun-filled wordplay that keeps audiences and fans coming back for more, the same kind of entertaining verbal gymnastics that Naomi Judd and Ben Stein raved about on “Star Search.”
Once you’ve encountered Tim Northern’s wit, wisdom and comic ingenuity, you’ll be raving about his unique perspectives, too.
Cleveland Jackson Bio:
Another fine product from the birthplace of At Modell, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the worlds first flammable river… It’s the “Dazzling Suburbanite Humor of Ohio’s Native Son: William “CLEVELAND” Jackson. Inspirational? No. Role Model, not even close. Entertaining? Well, yeah if you got that kind of time. “I started doing stand up on the second Tuesay in March of 1997 and I don’t think I want to do anything else.” Browns Town Native, United States Paratooper, Ex-Trucker, Strip Club DJ, and railed Radio Talk Show host “Cleveland” stirs a mixture of life with common sense views, the beauty of “Clashing Cultures” and a few interpretive dance steps (it keeps the Endowmen for the Arts checks rolling in) into a “Ditch-Digger-meet Dignitary” show that is sure to entertain, if not imporve your golf handicap. “the road has been great to me, the places I’ve been, the people that I’ve met out there, worked with, I feel realy blessed.”
Sean Keller Bio:
Sean Keller is a writer / actor / comedian currently residing in Louisville, Kentucky. His stand-up features a variety of off-beat characters, impressions, and observations.
David Bizianes Bio:
Forged deep in the bowels of suburbia, David Bizianes brings his cynical wit to clubs and colleges all across the mid-west. From his failures as a husband and father, to his success in the Marching Band, David Bizianes will take you on a journey of scathing social commentary and opinions that he is completely unqualified to make. He has opened for David Koechner, Ralphie May, Rory Scovel, Kyle Kinane and many of today’s hottest comics! You’ll love him. Or you won’t.