Greg Warren & Rahn Hortman

Fri, Feb 16

SHOWTIMES
02/16
7 - $15 seating, $10 balcony
9:30 - $13 seating, $8 balcony

DETAILS
295 W Center St., Provo, UT (Previously The Madison)
Beverages and snacks available
Smoking and alcohol free environment
Ages 16 & up*
Live studio audience on a film set**

Greg Warren

According to Punchline Magazine, Greg Warren is a comic who’s been “on the rise for the last decade.” Most recently seen on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Greg’s humor is largely based on stories and characters from his Midwestern background. Called a “comic’s comic” by Kim Coles and “that white dude” by an anonymous audience member, Greg made several appearances on BET’s “Coming To The Stage,” where he captivated audiences and judges with anecdotes of his crazy Uncle Earl and the conflicts inherent in meshing two high school identities: varsity wrestler and clarinet player (aka band geek).

Greg’s TV credits also include Country Music Television’s “Comedy Stage” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” where he was warmly endorsed by Wanda Sykes. A favorite on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show, Greg entertained in theaters across the country with the “Friends of Bob and Tom Comedy Tour.” His “Flute Man” bit is one of the most requested in the history of the show. In it, he perfectly capsulizes the insecurities of high school and the ongoing quest to be cool. Greg grew up in St. Louis with his dad who was his high school wrestling coach, an experience that served as a wellspring of material, and his mother who made him wear ridiculous clothes and take clarinet lessons, another source of comedic inspiration. He was a West Point cadet for about a year, where he distinguished himself by amassing an impressive tally of demerits and endless hours of pointless marching. At the University of Missouri, he studied journalism and was named an All-American wrestler. While a student at Mizzou, Greg won a comedy contest and was invited to perform at a local club, Déjà Vu. After a stint pitching Pringles and Jif for corporate giant Proctor & Gamble, Greg made the move to full-time comedian. From an early invitation to Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival to his ongoing cross-country club appearances, Greg continues to make people laugh.

 

Rahn Hortman

Rahn Hortman never thought that one day seasoned veterans of comedy would give him personal praise for his own stage show being “refreshing” and “a departure from the norm”. But fittingly, nothing about Rahn’s journey to the world of stand-up comedy has been normal.

Born in Milwaukee, Rahn credits his 5th Grade Teacher as the first to nurture his natural urge to entertain. Impressed by Rahn’sgood grades, but frustrated by his penchant to distract classmates with his jokes, the comedian-in-training was granted the last fifteen minutes of class to do “his show” as long as he composed himself during the first forty-five! “From there I was hooked”, he says wistfully.

Rahn credits the earliest influences to his humor to Bill Cosby and Martin Lawrence. Bill Cosby’s ability to tackle diverse subject matter without uttering a single curse word, and Martin Lawrence’s natural gift of representing the “ordinary guy” combined to form the foundation for Rahn’s vision. What resulted is a unique blend of profanity-free banter, with pointed observations about everyday people that leave no one safe.

Since relocating to Tampa, Rahn Hortman has become a crowd-favorite at comedy hotspots such as The Improv and Sidesplitters. He is the champion of the W-MOR TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge, and finished first out of seven finalists in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Jokers Wild Contest. His reputation for clean material has allowed him to perform for church functions, private engagements, and even corporate events.

Rahn spends his time away from the stage with his wife, Tynise. They have four children: Rahn Jr., Ryan, Raylon, and Rionna, all of whom pray that the next child will be sponsored by the letter “S”!

All jokes aside, two of Rahn’s children suffer from the devastating condition of sickle-cell anemia. Rahn would like to use his gift of comedy as an outlet to educate the masses about the disease, and has a goal to become its National Spokesperson.

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