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Comedy Live returns to Fort Rucker for the New Year

Jay Black will perform a comedy show Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. at The Landing’s ballroom. Tickets are $16 at the door. (Courtesy Photo)

Jay Black will perform a comedy show Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. at The Landing’s ballroom. Tickets are $16 at the door. (Courtesy Photo)

Published: January 9, 2014

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (January 9, 2014) -- Starting off the New Year on the right track might be harder for some than others, and what better way to start off on the right foot than with laughter?

People can kick-off the New Year with Comedy Live at The Landing’s ballroom Jan. 10 at 8 p.m., and the show is sure to be a gut buster, said Kristi Fink, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator.

“Coming off the New Year, this will be a great time to relieve stress and enjoy some laughs,” she said. “Both comedians are very talented and plan to provide a clean show for ages 18 and up. Jay Black was our first ever comedian back in 2010 and we had more than 400 patrons attend with nothing but great things to say.”

The show lasts approximately two hours and is open to the public. Tickets are on sale for $12 until 4:30 p.m. today at The Landing. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $16.

“People can still get VIP tables to get up and close to the stage,” said Brian Jackson, DFMWR program manager. “The VIP tables are $150 per table for 10 people. Many patrons enjoy being up front, close and personal to the comedy.”

The night features two comedians, Black and Mike Casey, and once the show is over it doesn’t mean that people have to go home.

“Stick around after the show for a meet and greet with both comedians while our disc jockey keeps the party going to 11:30 p.m.,” said Jackson. “Jay Black is a great guy. He has very good humor and typically keeps it clean. (Last time he was here) he said he really enjoyed the southern hospitality provided by the Fort Rucker community, and I know he is excited to come back to Rucker and put on a great show.”

Jackson and Fink said that both comedians tend not to heckle the crowd, but will respond in a fun manner if spoken to.

“We are providing quality entertainers that have been on national television networks,” said Jackson. “The community would have to travel two to three hours in order to view comedians that we will showcase tomorrow night. And you can’t beat the price, which is statistically less than other comedy clubs in major cities.”

Fink said that comedy shows tend to be a big hit after the holidays because people are ready to “just let loose and have fun,” and asks people to grab some friends and get ready to laugh the night away.

“Comedy Live has been the most attended and well-liked because patrons enjoy the casual atmosphere and the (top notch) entertainers who enjoy interacting with patrons during and after the show,” said Jackson, adding that the comedians would be more than happy to take pictures and sign autographs.

For more information, call 598-2426.

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