About The Joke's On You Comedy Tour
Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson are as funny and memorable as any you will see in comedy today. Bob’s football routine is a recognized comedy classic and “Morning”, his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage. If all that were not enough, Bob’s ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the best of today’s stand-up comics. His shows are filled with spontaneity, zaniness and singular moments that will astound you. Throughout his career Bob Nelson has been hailed as one of the most gifted funny people on the planet.
A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, Mr. Nelson’s extraordinary talents have been refined by a career that has included multiple appearances on the Merv Griffin Show, the Tonight Show and David Letterman. Bob has performed live thousands of times at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges and other exciting live venues including the Las Vegas strip, Radio City Music Hall and on NYC’s Broadway. He has also had the great honor to perform at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. for president Ronald Reagan. Most recently, he has performed on stage at The Grand Ole Opry.
Rain Pryor is a director, Producer, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, activist, dynamic speaker, and mother. Pryor, lead a successful, 2012-2013 season as Artistic Director of the Strand Theater Company. The Strand saw a surplus, that had not been seen in it’s last five years. She also recieved critical acclaim as a director , before heading off to NYC to perform her award winning solo show FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES at the Actors Temple Theatre. Pryor is a headlining stand-up in her own right. Has headlined in NYC, CT, LI, IA, AZ, and has featured for such greats as, Josh Spear, Craig Shoemaker, Mickey Cucchiella and Marc Unger. Rain, is not the drop it’s like it’s hot kind of comic, no sir. She fills her own shoes where stand-up is concerned and is not trying to be her iconic father Richard Pryor. Her comedy attracts surburban housewives and their husbands, making them fall in love with her ability to open up her life and talk real talk.
Artie is one of the Entertainment Industry’s most talked-about “must-see” performers. No stranger to Film and Television, Commercials, Voice-overs, Print and Live Stand-up Comedy, Artie is taking the industry and Newstalk Radio waves by storm. Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show. He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival and Universal Orlando…to name a few. Artie performs internationally, performing for audiences in places as diverse as England, Canada, Hong Kong and ArubaHe has righteously been spotlighted in Las Vegas, Radio City Music Hall, Atlantic City and opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett. Regis Philbin described Artie’s ability to entertain and adjust his act to any situation as “Just unbelievable!” Joan Rivers affirmed, “The most interesting thing about Artie is that I’ve never seen so much energy from any person on and off stage.” Through the years Artie has met many people in the business all who have said, “Black or White, it doesn’t really matter, Artie is one of the hottest entertainers to watch!"