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Laugh It Off!  A Comedy Show Starring Jason Schommer!
Friday, June 7, 2024
7pm Showtime / 6pm Doors Open
Tickets: $18
Back by popular demand, Jason Schommer returns to Great River Arts for a night of hilarious stand up comedy.  Joining Jason is musician Kelly Cordes.
Kelly Cordes has been performing since the age of 13, and has opened for many popular bands including Diamond Rio, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more at country music festivals throughout the US.  As a musician, Kelly plays a variety of music ranging from rock, country, pop, and blues.  Kelly is also known to audiences throughout central Minnesota as the co-host of the morning radio show on Minnesota’s New Country 98.1 and host of “It Matters with Kelly Cordes” on WJON AM1240.
Jason Schommer is a standup comedian and storyteller who spent two years as the opening act for comedy legend Louie Anderson in Las Vegas and toured with Louie regularly. Comedy icon Louie Anderson said “Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”.  As a stand up comic, Jason has performed in clubs and theaters all over the USA as well as Canada and for the US Military in Japan.  A regular performer at The Moth, Jason has won numerous Story Slam competitions and was invited to perform at the GrandSlam at The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul in 2016 and 2023 and in 2018 at The Guthrie Theater and The Pantages Theater in 2022.  Jason has been heard nationally on The Moth Radio Hour as well as featured on the podcast.  Jason has worked in New York City for The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has worked behind the scenes in Hollywood as a stand in for Louie Anderson on the FX television series Baskets.   In 2017 Jason released his first live comedy album “Confessions of a Local Celebrity”.  Most recently Jason went viral on TikTok by starring in a video with Dave Ryan from KDWB and hitting over 5.3 million views.
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