“Comedy Night” Returns To Salina
Todd Pittenger - December 9, 2013 9:00 pm
“Comedy Night” is returning to Salina.
Promoter Brent Rupert, along with Coors Light and Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7 present comedians PJ Walsh and Matt Iseman this Saturday night.
Brent Rupert is no stranger to comedy. He has brought big name comedians to Salina in the past including Carrot Top, Jeff Dunham, Pauly Shore, Michael Winslow from the “Police Academy” movies, Ralphie May, and others.
Rupert, who is a Master Patrol Officer for the Salina Police Department, tells KSAL News that after taking a little time off he decided to bring big-name comedy back to Salina. He says “the past three years I tried to do one show a year due to my job assignment. Since completing my assignment, I’ve had several citizens request that I bring back more comedy shows to Salina and that’s what I’m planning on doing.” Rupert adds, though, that if ticket sales aren’t what they need to be that this could be the last show. He says that “sales have been a little slow”, and that he needs them to pick-up if he is going to bring more shows to Salina.
Rupert says that Walsh and Iseman will not disappoint.
Walsh was the opening act on Larry the Cable Guy’s hugely successful “Tour of America” and “The Right to Bare Arms” tours. He has also made a name for himself opening for other famous blue collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. He can be found also on tour headlining comedy clubs nationwide. Walsh was also the host of the hit show “Wall2Wall Good Stuff” on Blue Collar Radio channel 103 on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Matt Iseman graduated with honors from Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received his MD. He returned home to the University of Colorado for his residency in internal medicine. Then, in a move that shocked patients and his parents alike, he quit his job as a doctor and moved out to Hollywood to pursue stand up comedy and he never looked back. Since then, his life has been a whirlwind. He quickly began headlining clubs across the nation and was selected as one of 10 comedians to perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He also started appearing in commercials for Pontiac, Dodge, JC Penney, PlayStation, Bank of America, Off! and Lamasil. Iseman made his movie debut in Transformers 2 and made appearances on the Drew Carey Show, NCIS, Courting Alex and had a recurring role on General Hospital. No, he did not play a doctor. He’s appeared on Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and he’s a regular panelist on RedEy. You may also recognize his voice from campaigns for Six Flags, Land Rover and as the voice of DirecTV for three years. He also voiced his first video game, Command & Conquer 3, which thrills Matt as he finally can now write off playing video games as business research.
PJ Walsh and Matt Iseman will perform in Salina this Saturday night at Outlaws on West State Street. Doors open at 6:00. The show starts at 7:30.
Tickets are on sale now. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets on the day of the show are $25.
Tickets are available at the following locations:
* Outlaws – 1676 W. State Street – FRI-SAT, 7 pm-CLOSE
* Paramount Bar – 219 N. Santa Fe – MON-SAT, 2 pm-CLOSE – 785-827-0992