Fresh off 14 million views (and counting) for his Facebook rant on public restroom use by transgender people, Trae Crowder will join headliner Drew Whitney Morgan onstage for Comedy at the Grove on Saturday May 28.
Crowder, who calls Knoxville home, went “viral” recently when he posted a short video supporting transgender public restroom use and in the process turned the stereotype of the bigoted southern redneck on its ear by becoming an improbable ally to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, a press release said. The self-proclaimed “Liberal Redneck,” who was a cast member for an Impractical Joker spin-off for CMT and is a writer/comedian for NBC Universal’s Talent Infusion Program, likens his material to being “southern-fried intellectual humor.”
Morgan is the New York City-via-East Tennessee headliner and the 2015 winner of the Stand-Up Showdown at the Pit. He is the son of a preacher man who has traveled the world to weave together intense stories with cutting edge observations on culture, religion, and identity, the press release said. His style has been described as “decidedly southern, extremely smart, and charmingly sarcastic,” the release said.
“The South will rise again with a great one, two punch night of comedy in Oak Ridge,” said Comedy at the Grove promotor Danny Whitson. “We are very fortunate to have both of these guys performing in the same show.”
Special guest Nate Cate of Oak Ridge will host the full night of entertainment. Advanced tickets for Comedy at the Grove are on sale now for only $10 per person at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2512363.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. Guests must be 18 years or older to enter, and 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcohol. For more information or directions, call (865) 255-0618.
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