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• Your Regional Guide To The Performing Arts •

Presented by Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Gallagher, with Bob Nelson, and Artie Fletcher, create the most unpredictable, unscripted comedy you'll ever see. For lovers of the Mabel like us, don't worry, the show has been carefully arranged to have zero impact on the theater. Tickets are on sale for members now. Call or visit the box office to update your membership and secure tickets. 715-235-0001

Meet the comedians: Gallagher:
Sure, he's the famous watermelon smasher. Yes, he literally INVENTED the television stand-up comedy special. Absolutely, 14 Showtime specials is a big deal. And certainly 3,500 live shows to capacity crowds is worth mentioning.But how about that he is the reason they invented Comedy Central? Or that before him no one ever had that level of interaction with a live audience? Or that he was the #1 comedian (in ticket sales and ratings) for almost 15 years?Gallagher has led an extraordinary life, with an even more spectacular career. His fan base is one of the most loyal there is, and he rewards them every chance he gets. Now on the Jokes on you tour!

Bob Nelson:
Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson are as funny and memorable as any you will see in comedy today. Bob's football routine is a recognized comedy classic and "Morning", his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage. Mr. Nelson's extraordinary talents have been refined by a career that has included multiple appearances on the Merv Griffin Show, the Tonight Show and David Letterman. Bob has performed live thousands of times at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges and other exciting live venues including the Las Vegas strip, Radio City Music Hall and on NYC's Broadway. He has also had the great honor to perform at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. for president Ronald Reagan. Most recently, he has performed on stage at The Grand Ole Opry. Bob Nelson was Rodney Dangerfield's opening act for eight of the most popular years of Mr Dangerfield's career. Bob was prominently featured in two of Rodney's enormously popular HBO stand up comedy showcases, alongside other comedy phenoms like Rosanne Barr and Sam Kineson.

Artie Nelson: 
Artie is one of the Entertainment Industry's most talked-about "must-see" performers. No stranger to Film and Television, Commercials, Voice-overs, Print and Live Stand-up Comedy, Artie is taking the industry and Newstalk Radio waves by storm. Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show. He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival and Universal Orlando…to name a few. Artie performs internationally, performing for audiences in places as diverse as England, Canada, Hong Kong and ArubaHe has righteously been spotlighted in Las Vegas, Radio City Music Hall, Atlantic City and opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett. Regis Philbin described Artie's ability to entertain and adjust his act to any situation as "Just unbelievable!" Joan Rivers affirmed, "The most interesting thing about Artie is that I've never seen so much energy from any person on and off stage." Through the years Artie has met many people in the business all who have said, "Black or White, it doesn't really matter, Artie is one of the hottest entertainers to watch!"

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