Monday, April 23, 2012

ARNEZ J is Gonna RIP UP the Stage at Stardome!

Arnez J is an act you just do not want to miss! It is hard to put into words the physical comedy that this comedian possesses.  It's truly a sight you want to see firsthand!  "J is a whirling dervish on stage--he runs, jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing them," wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His idols are the classic television comedians of the 1960s: Flip Wilson, Red Skelton, and a performer who might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a modern African-American male artist. "There was never a nicer and funnier comedian to me than Carol Burnett," Arnez J explained to Daniel Neman of the Richmond Times Dispatch. "The Carol Burnett Show, to me, will never be replaced."

Television had a strong impact on Arnez J. After watching Superman one time, he tied a towel around his neck and jumped off the roof of his family's home, landing in some bushes.

In the late 1980s, Arnez trained and landed a job as a Continental Airlines flight attendant. His talent for getting a laugh from passengers wedged into jets made him think about a new career. "I entertained the passengers--always," he recalled to Bruce Westbrook of the Houston Chronicle. "If I went to San Francisco, I'd be a gay flight attendant, or for Boston, I'd be real hard and snobby. But people knew I was putting them on." His talent for impressions carried over into his career as a comedian, and he boasted to Kaufman that "I can basically do anybody I study."  Something you will have to see in action, as he is definitely a sight to behold, and truly hilarious!


APRIL 27-29, 2012


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