Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

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The Comedy Zone

Mar. 25 & 26

Fri + Sat @ 7:30 pm

Teatro Wego (TW)

177 Sala Avenue | Westwego, LA

Enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation’s largest comedy network. The Comedy Zone is held on the third Friday and Saturday of the month at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre at 177 Sala Avenue in Westwego.  Acts are selected by Comedy Zone Worldwide / Heffron Talent International (HTI), the largest and most respected full- service entertainment agency in the country.

COMICS (MAR. 25 & 26)

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Will C.

Will C.

On a dare, Will C. took the stage at The World Famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, CA in the spring of 1995, caught the comedy bug and never looked back. After finishing his stint in the Marine Corps, another round in the Army, and did we mention he was in the Air Force as well, Will C hit the road running, (or fast walking) and hasn't looked back since. Will C has traveled the country as a road comic and has performed all over the world with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment. With his quick wit, over the top goofiness, and his ability to relate to his audiences, Will has become a favorite at clubs, colleges, and military bases everywhere.

He was the runner up in the Southwest Comedy Competition in 2004 and a finalist again in 2005, that same year 2005 he was voted funniest comic in Kansas City by All Comedy Radio. In 2006 he won Best of the Fest at the Calgary Comedy Festival, and again in 2007.  In 2010 he was voted into the finals of the Boston Comedy Festival Competition, and in 2011 was chosen Best of the Fest at the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival out of 160 comics in Los Angeles.

Also a talented actor who was taught by the amazing Marty Pope, you've seen Will C in such great hits as Yes Man, Seven Pounds, Never Surrender, Article 99, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. He has just wrapped shooting Inherent Vice, Wizards Dream, The Vatican Files, Purge 2, Murder of a Cat, Gone Girl, Revival, and Hail Ceasar with the Coen Brothers.

Will C has been featured on such great shows like, Modern Family, MOM, Hello Ladies, Ragtag, Kill Em’ All, Wendall and Vinnie, Monk, Numb3rs, Knight Rider, MANswers, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Storage Hunters, and the list goes on and on.

Will C toured with The Monsters of Comedy in 2010, traveling the United States and Canada, and in 2011 and 2012 he toured with the GIs of Comedy where he brought laughter to the troops around the world.

Will C co-founded the Veterans of Comedy in 2014 and will continue performing and raising awareness for the troops.

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Jerad Langley

Jerad Langley

Jerad Langley is a high-energy comedian from Kansas City. Before kicking off his career in stand-up, Jerad served in the US Air Force for six years. His primary position was Electro-Mechanical Maintenance on ICBM’s. During his enrollment, Jerad was awarded the National Defense Ribbon.

Tune in every Wednesday from 2pm-5pm on the radio show “These Two Idiots” on blackskyradio.com.

Jerad’s small town roots mixed with some world travel give him a comedy style that appeals to a wide variety of audiences. He performs throughout the Mid-west at comedy clubs, colleges, dive bards, pizza joints, bowling alleys and one awkward family reunion. He has opened for many heavy hitters, including Tony Hinchcliffe and Michelle Wolf. Available for kids birthday parties (but not recommended).

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Allison Hotard

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Allison Hotardis a Louisiana comedian who shares her quirky perspective on Bayou life and big city living. She has performed at Harrah’s Casino with Jody Borrello and Becky Allen and has been featured on SiriusXM’s The Real Jay Thomas radio show and The Jay Thomas Show’s “Live from New Orleans”  broadcast.  She currently cohosts a weekly show at Howling Wolf called “Comedy Beast.”

Pre-show Entertainment!

COMEDY ZONE will feature a preshow Happy Hour from 6:00-7:15 p.m. with food and beverages for sale plus live music on the porch. Join us early to relax and eat and drink before the show!

New Orleans-based Gina Forsyth is an award-winning singer/songwriter, who is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar. With an alto as unique as it is soulful, unpretentious songs that cut straight to the heart, and a wicked sense of humor, her live performances are legendary.

 

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