Jon Reep & Etta May Coming to New Philadelphia
(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Performing Arts Center is bringing a comedy duo to Tuscarawas County that’s sure to leave you talking!
As an actor Jon has played the pot smoking farmer “Raymus” from the movie “Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay”, and the dim-witted cop Gerald Bob from the ABC Sitcom “Rodney”. He played a goodwill worker in Disney Channels “Good Luck Charlie” and was the HEMI guy in Dodge Truck’s popular ad campaign. Most recently he can be seen as Jed Forney in “Eastbound and Down” and was the host of SPEED TV’s, “R U Faster than a Redneck.” He can next be seen in the Steven Quale film “Into the Storm” starring Richard Armitage and Matt Walsh.
As a comedian, he was the Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” season 5. He’s been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, the half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Jon Reep”, & his own special “Jon Reep: Metro Jethro”. He’s been on TBS’s “Pit Stop Comedy”, NBC’s “Late Friday” or CMT’s “Comedy Club” & “Comedy stage” among others
Born and raised in Bald Knob, Arkansas, Etta May grew up alongside nine older brothers, who referred to their baby sister as “the human sacrifice.” In fact, Etta May’s parents – her father a potpourri farmer, and her mother – bedridden by constant childbearing, – did not realize Etta May was a girl until she required a training bra.
Etta May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards: “Stand-Up Comic of the Year,” has appeared live on Oprah, Arsenio Hall, Comic Strip Live, MTV, and regularly on TNN, just to name a few. Her hilarious performance on “The Comedy Store’s 15th Anniversary Special,” broadcast in prime time on NBC, nearly upstaged seasoned pros such as Robin Williams and Richard Pryor.
Audiences may already be familiar with Etta May from the Bob & Tom or the Rick & Bubba syndicated radio shows; Etta is also currently headlining the Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour.