Get your laugh on at Comedy Cabana with two special event performances this month.
Comedian Bob Nelson returns to Comedy Cabana Aug. 23-25.
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.
Nelson'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. If all that were not enough, Nelson's ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the best of today's stand-up comics. His shows are filled with spontaneity, zaniness and singular moments that will astound you.
Throughout his career, Nelson has been hailed as one of the most gifted funny people on the planet.
A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, 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 performed on stage at The Grand Ole Opry.
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. That led to two HBO specials starring Bob Nelson, including the ground breaking classic “Nelson Schmelson.”
Nelson won an Emmy Award in Philadelphia for a children’s show he wrote and starred in. Bob has since had supporting roles in Nora Ephram's directorial film debut “This Is My Life” with Julie Kavner and Ivan Reitman's box office smash “Kindergarten Cop” with Arnold Schwarzenegger .He also starred in the Zucker Brother's Marx Brother's take off “Brain Donors.”
From 2006 to 2010 Bob had his own one man comedy show in Branson, Missouri. In 2012 he moved the show to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and performed at the Bob Nelson Family Theatre until 2014. Being a true New Yorker, the Northeast has called him home. His goal is to create a brand new comedy brand on Long Island, including shows, television and creative social media endeavors.
Kevin Farley comes to Comedy Cabana Aug. 30 -Sept. 1.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago. It wasn’t long after that he appeared in films such as “Black Sheep” (with his brother Chris Farley) and “The Waterboy” with Adam Sandler.
Soon after, Farley landed a starring role as Doug Linus on MTV’s sitcom “2gether,” where he was met with rave reviews. Farley then went on to star with top billing in the feature films “An American Carol” and “White Knight.” Other films to his credits are “Crowning Jules,” “Frat Pack,” and “Joe Dirt 2.”
His most recent TV series was CMT’s” Still The King” and his present TV series is” F is for Family” on Netflix, where he’s the voice of numerous characters.
Farley’s TV guest appearances have been on “Hawaii Five-O,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Neighbors,” “Just Shoot Me,” “United States of Tara,” “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and historical characters on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” to name a few.
Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of “Hollywood & Wine,” which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling in Hollywood. In addition, Farley directed the comedy “Paranormal Movie.” The film pokes fun of the “found footage” horror, sub-genre popular with movie-goers today. To his credit and met with high praise in all the national reviews, Farley co-executive produced the heartwarming "I Am Chris Farley” - the first feature-length official biographical documentary about his brother Chris - the late comedy legend.
When Farley is not writing screenplays, or on set filming, he regularly embraces the stage in stand-up comedy. Farley usually appears as the headline act nation-wide in clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv, but he has also opened for David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Ross, Todd Glass, Kevin Nealon and Jeff Richards.
Along the lines of stand-up comedy, Farley starred in a New York musical about comedians called “HA! The Musical.” Farley has hosted many live shows, and has been a featured guest on The Today Show, The View, Extra, Fox News, Good Morning America and countless radio shows. Farley resides in Manhattan, NY. He is involved with the non-profit organization The American Irish Fund.
Farley has truly established himself as comedic presence both on the big screen and off. Multitasking as a comedian, actor, writer, seems easy for Farley because he does it all, with a fabulous sense of humor.
Tickets for these special events shows are available via phone at 843-449-HAHA (4242) or online at www.comedycabana.com.
Comedy Cabana is at 9588 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach. Check the club's website for the latest news on upcoming acts.