A fresh, up-and-coming comic will grace our stage this week with a clean, honest look at everyday life. Milwaukee native Rahn Hortman, who now calls Tampa home, will be performing his crowd-pleasing repertoire of jokes based on marriage and family this week at McCurdy’s Theatre. While Rahn’s journey to the comedic stage has been anything but normal, his relatable style and easy-going personality allows him to connect with his audience on many levels. His first stand-up gig was in fifth grade, when his teacher negotiated a 15-minute time slot at the end of each period, provided Rahn behaved himself during the rest of the day! From there, he was hooked, honing his craft in the likeness of Bill Cosby’s clean jokes and Martin Lawrence’s reflections on the “ordinary guy.” The result is refreshingly funny and we’re not the only ones who think so! Rahn is the reigning champion of the W-MOR TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge, and he finished first out of seven finalists in the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Jokers Wild Contest. His reputation for clean material has allowed him to perform for church functions, private engagements and even corporate functions. He’s been seen on Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, performed at Laughfest Comedy Festival, and the Asheville Comedy Festival, just to name a few.
When he’s not on stage, Rahn loves spending time with his wife, Tynise, and their three sons and daughter. Out of their four children, two suffer from sickle-cell anemia. Rahn hopes to use his platform with comedy to educate the masses on this disease. His ultimate goal is to become the National Spokesperson for sickle-cell awareness.
Also, NOW is the time to set your calendars for New Year’s Eve. You will not want to miss our fabulous night of comedy with Dean Napolitano as our headliner! Ring in the New Year with us on December 31st as our very own Les McCurdy hosts an evening of comedy from guest performers and Dean. Follow amazing performances with a champagne toast at midnight as we watch the ball drop in Times Square! Watch for more details or get your tickets here.