The Comedy Zone: Steve Gillespie & Robert Baril
Presented by Parker ArtsSep 12, 2020 PACE Center
Join us for a night of side-splitting laughter with Comedy Zone entertainers Steve Gillespie and Robert Baril! A finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic, Steve Gillespie is an iTunes chart topping comedian whose act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona and coarse yet effective word choice. A philosophy and political science major in college, Robert Baril uses his sharp wit to cut through the most dense and divisive issues of the day. Double the talent! Double the laughs! Emceed by the always goofy ShaNae Ross, Comedy Work’s New Faces 2017 finalist!
A decade into his stand-up career, Steve Gillespie moved from Minneapolis to LA, recently made an appearance on Conan, and released his critically acclaimed second album, Alive on State, which reached #1 on the iTunes charts. Prior to that, this gentleman degenerate spent most of his life traveling the country regaling audiences with his delightful self-destruction.
Gillespie’s act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona and coarse yet effective word choice. His hilarious self– flagellation and blistering social commentary has also earned him spots on Fox’s Laughs as well as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic, a runner up for Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest, and his debut album Stever Fever from Rooftop Comedy was named a top– 10 comedy album of the year by ComedyReviews.com.
Gillespie has also had the pleasure of sharing the biggest stages with some of the best comics in the country, including opening appearances for Dave Attell, Jim Breuer, Tom Segura, Kyle Kinnane, Tom Green, Harland Williams, Doug Benson, Emo Phillips, and Gilbert Gottfried.
CLICK HERE to see headliner, Steven Gillespie on Conan – WARNING: Content/Language for mature audiences only.
A philosophy and political science major in college, Robert uses his sharp wit to cut through the most dense and divisive issues of the day. His trademark brand of smart, lacerating humor has made him one of the fastest rising comedians in the Twin Cities, and garnered him his own radio show in Minneapolis, Laughing Matters, along with a debut album on Grammy winning Stand Up Records, ‘Sex and Politics’. Additionally, Robert also draws on his experiences as a substitute teacher for his scathing material on the educational system, children, and society at large.
A Finalist in the 2017/2019 New Faces Competition at the famed Comedy Works, and an avoider of eating red-meat, Shanae Ross is a Comedian based out of Denver, CO. With engaging charm, a snazzy fashion sense, and personable storytelling ability, she has had the honor of performing at festivals such as the High Plains Comedy Festival (2018 and 2019) and 50 First Jokes (2018). While fluent in the language of comedy, her inability to speak “Parent” does not hold her back from making them laugh. (However, she will watch a kid or two) With support from both her full time and part time dads, she draws her audience in with her light hearted and happy energy. Where can you find her? Check out her fan page on Facebook: Shanae “I just love to laugh”.
Seats will be assigned to ensure proper 6’ social distancing between parties. Assignments will be based on the number of people in a group and made at the discretion of Parker Arts. Parties of more than 6 must be separated but will be seated in the same general area when possible. Tickets with seat assignments will be emailed 3-5 days in advance. If you forget your ticket, we will have your name on a list and can direct you to your seats. For ADA accessible seating, please call 303-805-6800.
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