On July 4th weekend celebrate Bend’s independent spirit with Central Oregon’s best comics. The Tower Theatre Foundation and ComedyCore present two nights of laughs at the Tower Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.
The holiday kicks-off during First Friday July 1with a chance to meet and greet the ComedyCore comics. This free sampler of family-friendly comics is open to all ages from 6:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy wine, beer and snacks in the Tower lobby while you sample a new comic every 30 minutes. Hosted by 99.7 Mountain Country’s Donna James, this informal comedy open house features:
6:30 pm Stan Whitton 7:00 pm Mark Vaughn
7:30 pm Randall Knight 8:00 pm Jim Mortenson
8:30 pm Jake Woodmansee
The laughs continue Saturday, July 2 with the ComedyCore All Stars, headlining “Central Oregon’s Last Comic Standing” winner Jim Mortenson and finalists Jake Woodmansee, Stan Whitton, Mark Vaughn and Randall Knight. This showcase, starting at 7:30 pm and again hosted by Donna James, is recommended for adults, 18 years old and older.
ComedyCore (Comedy Central Oregon) is a collective of local comics of all makes, models and affiliations. “They tell the stories you can bring home to mom. And the stories you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole!” says Tower Theatre Foundation Executive Director, Ray Solley. “From Madras to La Pine and all the fortunate souls in between, they've got Central Oregon’s comedy covered.” Details on ComedyCore are on Facebook and at www.ComedyCore.org.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Program information, group discounts and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.
What: ComedyCore Spectacular at the Tower
When: Friday, July 1 ~ Comic Meet and Greet ~ 6:30 -8:30p.m. Saturday, July 2 ~ ComedyCore All-Star Showcase ~ 7:30 pm
Where: Tower Theatre ~ 835 NW Wall Street ~ Bend, Oregon
Tickets: July 1 ~ FREE ~ All ages
July 2 ~ $10 advance / $12 day of show ~ 18 or older
General seating ~ 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org