Special to Iredell Free News

Our Town Stage is excited to announce its upcoming comedy series will kick off October 8 at The Charles Mack Citizen Center in the Joe V. Knox Auditorium.

The first comedian selected for this exciting new series is Reno Collier. A former P.E. teacher and West Virginia native, Collier has endeared himself to a wide range of audiences from college students to church softball teams with his contagious laugh and friendly demeanor. His observations often find him recalling mishaps of his West Virginia cousins, his Scottish heritage, unruly in-laws and alien abductions.

Reno has built a reputation by selling out comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. In 2004 and 2007, he joined Larry the Cable Guy on his hugely successful tours, and has also worked with the legendary Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White.

Dale Jones is scheduled to take the stage on November 20. With over 25 years in the industry, Jones accentuates his machine gun-style delivery with a healthy dose of animated faces, quick improvisations and well-placed physical comedy. He leaves the audience wishing they had his energy, and his shows are always a night you won’t forget.

Rounding out the comedy line-up is John Henton on January 29. Henton has established a name for himself as one of today’s leading comic talents. He is fortunate to be among an elite group of actors who found success on the small screen, showing off his skillset on the hit sitcoms “Living Single” and “The Hughleys.” John was recognized in 2001 and 2002 with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” to an overwhelming audience response.


All shows are general admission and cost $20 per ticket. Doors and the cash bar open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m. for all performances. For more information about the series, visit www.ourtownstage.com.