Smothers Brothers Special Event
We know you’ve at least heard of the Smothers Brothers… you may even remember them performing. After all, they are Historic Comedy Legends. But before we launch into how THRILLED we are for them to perform together on the same stage- OUR stage- for the first time in over a decade, we need to include a little background so you can understand just how cool these guys really are.
The Smothers Brothers aren’t just some well-known comedy duo. It’s not about the fact that they’re brothers, or even that they sing and play guitar and bass together (which is a pretty awesome act in itself). The Smothers Brothers are iconic because they pushed the boundaries of free speech in our country during a time when censorship was heavy-handed. In 1969, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour became the first and only #1 television series that was pulled off the air due to censorship issues. While they were basically black-balled from network TV for many years after that, the duo spread their talent and popularity through concert tours and recordings for decades.
In short, despite the powers-that-be trying to put a lid on them, Tom and Dick Smothers made our country laugh for well over half a century. They tore down major barriers to freedom of speech and in doing so, paved the way for comedians like Richard Pryor and George Carlin, not to mention Saturday Night Live and other ground-breaking TV shows, to do what they did in the 1970s. In short, comedy simply would not be what it is today without the sacrifice the Smothers Brothers made back in the 1960s.
And this Monday July 22, they’ll be together on our stage.
“I personally and our theatre has had the honor of hosting and working with some of the greatest comedians on earth, but this event tops them all.” ~Les McCurdy
This is truly going to be a special night. We know that so many fans wanted to attend this historic event, but we are a small theatre and tickets were very limited to the general public. However, The Smothers Brothers will be doing the same type of event on Monday, July 29 at The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY, in their very large performance center. You can still get tickets to that event by going to their website //comedycenter.org under Events and What’s Funny.