The Arts Center of Cannon County will present comedian Steve Bruner with special guest Tim Northern at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8.
The show features clean comedy for the whole family.
Bruner has been featured on Showtime, the A&E Network, ABC, MTV and on nationally syndicated shows. Club appearances include The Comedy & Magic Club, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Punchline and The Ice House.
Steve's act has appealed to a wide variety of audiences, performing with some of the biggest acts in show business. He has been on the bill of fare with such acts as Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Engvall, Dennis Miller, Carlos Alazraqui, Dana Carvey, Chelsea Handler, Richard Lewis, Father Guido Sarducci, Norm Crosby, Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles and the Pointer Sisters.
Bruner's unique comic sensibility has landed him work as a writer for several TV shows including, Fox TV's Haywire. Steve has also provided monologue material for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Special guest Tim Northern is best known for his appearance as a finalist on the nationally televised "Star Search." Naomi Judd raved about his performance. "He's the only one that could be a member of Mensa," she said. "I absolutely adore the cerebral humor."
Noted intellectual (and former game show host) Ben Stein agreed with Judd's assessment, adding his own accolade, "I love that fact that he assumes his audience has a brain."
"That's what I'm striving for. I provide you with two-thirds of the joke, and you provide the other third. It's like 'do-it-yourself' comedy," Northern said. In addition to Star Search Northern appeared recently on Last Comic Standing. He has also opened for such comedians as Rodney Carrington, Bill Engvall, Larry The Cable Guy and Ron White.
Ticket prices are $15 adults, $13 seniors and students, pre-payment is required. The Arts Center is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information check the website at www.artscenterofcc.com or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787.