Flint comic to hold annual Birthday Bash

FLINT — The 2nd Annual Bryan McCree Birthday Comedy Bash will be held April 23, at 8 p.m., at the Historic Masonic Temple — Downtown Flint. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door

Vertigo Theatrics is hosting Bash, featuring the birthday boy himself Bryan McCree.

McCree is a nationally known touring comedian that began the annual Bash last year marking his 50th birthday. He is a comedian that has been on the national touring circuit for many years. Some of his more recognizable credits include Mad TV, Comedy Central, Comedies Unleashed with Byran Allen and NBC Stand-up for Diversity.

Last year’s event brought to the stage numerous professional stand-up comedians backed by a live band.

“The audience was surprised and delighted by last years hit show and it was such a great evening we felt it necessary to continue the tradition,” said Ted Valley, Executive Artistic Producer/Director for Vertigo Theatrics.

The Comedy Birthday Bash is truly the type of stand-up comedy shows of the past. It is a show Flint audiences can compare to that of larger cities.

“This isn’t your typical free comedy show. This is a full evening of entertainment… it is an extravaganza,” said McCree. “I’m very excited that my friends Ted and Jacque Valley want do it again and I can not wait for the public to see what we’ve put together for them.”

Other comedians featured on Vertigo’s stage this night are Sean Hunter, Julie Lyons and Dave McDonald. Each one of these comedians will bring the level of professional stand-up that this community rarely gets treated with.

Hunter is a nationally known touring comedian that plays clubs and colleges across the country. The best word to describe the veteran comedian Lyons is, “delightful.” She is a unique cross of, June Cleaver meets Della Reese. McDonald has a unique perspective into comedy because he is an ex-Genesee County Sheriff Deputy. He has made a transition from law enforcement to standup comedy.

To add yet another layer to the evening’s festivities, we will feature the musical group 3 Ton Soul. This magnificent trio combines the talents of Danny McCree, Kerry Clark and Steve Gilber. Together these magnificent musicians bring experiences such as bass playing for Larry McCray, opening for the Temptations, cruise ships and the New Dramatic Legacy Project.

There will be a cash bar for the event sponsored by the Farmers Market.

This event is for mature audiences — 21 and over only.

Tickets are just $20 in advance/$25 at the door and are available online at www.vertigotheatrics.com or by calling 810-239-7469. — G.G.

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