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June/29/8pm/$5 The Capri Theatre welcomes “Jim “FN” Zarling” supporting act Bill Metzger

by on Feb.24, 2013, under Comedy show

Jim Zarling is a multi-talented performer who brings together a mixture of stand up and improv comedy to the stage that results in a unique comedy experience that is fast-paced, off-the-cuff and always hilarious. He has traveled around the country performing at both stand up and improv festivals, calling The Coalition Theater in Richmond his home.
Together the 2 formed the BIG LOUD and ANGRY TOUR, because in the comedy game sometime you have to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!  www.jimzarling.com

                                                                                                                                                                  Bill Metzger:

A veteran of the Virginia comedy scene, Bill Metzger got his start on the DC circuit and has since made a presence for himself all along the East Coast. Co-founder of the Charlottesville Comedy Festival, his wacky life adventures and atypical pondering have made him a fan favorite from New York to Georgia.



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Apr/26th/8pm, Hen Party featuring Karen Mills and Leann Morgan, $15 Gen

by on Jan.17, 2013, under Comedy show

Hen Party

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Karen Mills is a breath of fresh air. Her humor is smart, funny, and original. No one can help you “get your laugh on” better than she can. She’s been compared to such greats as Bill Cosby, Ellen Degeneres, and Jerry Seinfeld. Her comedy is clean, clever and relatable – she finds the funny in everyday life. A native of Tennessee, this southern girl makes one thing clear, “I am NOT a southern belle, unless I need to be.”

Leanne is married to an “conservative republican” with three children. Her comedy focuses on her children who are always first priority. Being a mother of three young children in rural Appalachia did not allow for many traveling dates in her early career. Her first public attempt at standup comedy was to emcee at a local variety show for a men’s civic club. This two-night stand led to many appearances in local East Tennessee coffee houses and scores of regional corporate events.

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Feb/21/7:00/$27GA/$35VIP James Gregory Live at the Historic Capri Theatre, an MKT Entertainment Production

by on Jan.11, 2013, under Comedy show

For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. 

James does not “tip-toe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions – now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists.

The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear.

Gregory’s success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”   James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as Rick & Bubba, John Boy & Billy and Bob & Tom. Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-root following that numbers in the millions.

This show is brought to you by  MKT Entertainment

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Win James Gregory tickets and Support Cherokee County Humane Society. Click here.

The owners of the Capri Theatre has generously donated two sets of 2 James Gregory tickets for the Humane Society of Cherokee County to raffle.  Each raffle ticket is $10 and enters you for a chance to win 2 tickets valued at $54.00.  You can also donate any amount, but it will not enter you into the raffle however, it will give much needed support to these animals.   Please support HSCC by sharing this link with your friends. THANK YOU!
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Jan/26/8pm/$15 MKT Entertainment Presents Vic Henley and Karen Morgan at Historic Capri Theatre

by on Jun.23, 2012, under Comedy show

Vic Henley, Click for website: A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. With an easy style that covers a variety of topics, Vic’s material has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows like John Boy and Billy as well as SIRIUS XM’s Raw Dog and Blue Collar comedy channels. Footage of VIC


Karen Morgan, Click for video: Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Karen Morgan’s southern accent is an anomaly in New England where she now lives. After years as a successful trial lawyer, Karen became a professional comedian after being chosen as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s First Search for the Funniest Mom in America. She has worked nonstop ever since in theatres and clubs around the country. Karen’s comedy style invites the audience to sit in the front porch swing and laugh with her while she talks about family, parenting, marriage and life in general. She can be heard on Sirius XM Radio as well as every week on the Coast Morning Show. This fall Karen will appear on the NickMom Comedy Special as well as on Lifetime and USA networks. She is the only comedian to be featured by Nestlé and Zyrtec in their national campaigns. She recently won the Improv Comedy Club’s national comedy competition at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. Karen lives in Cumberland, Maine with her husband (a Boston native), three kids, two neurotic birds and a big dumb dog. READ MORE ABOUT KAREN

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July/27th/9PM/$10 The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, Up from Cocoa Beach FL for round 2

by on Jun.17, 2012, under Comedy show, Live Music, Theatrical experience

This is the 2nd time the Reverend has been here.  Seems this is going to be a regular stop on his way up from Cocoa Beach to the biggests music festival on the east coast “Bele Chere”.  Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a recording artist whose material consists of irreverent comedy routines set to music. His humor is somewhat raunchy, if not offensive, and thus is not normally considered suitable for children. His material often mocks conservative politics and religion. From the moment he sits down at the piano and lights into his Southern old-time gospel and blues with a twist, the six-foot-five-inch, goateed, tattooed tongue-in-cheek “Rev” commands the stage and spreads the “gospel” like nobody’s business. With puns flying as fast as his fingers, the Rev plays masterly boogie-woogie and barrelhouse riffs while holding forth on subjects as diverse as W.W.E.D.? (What Would Elvis Do?), Mennonite Surf Parties, and dubious relationships between people you are terrified that you may actually know.  While widely recognized as a humorist, music is his forte. In the early 80s, he shared a walk-up with the late blues legend Sunnyland Slim, learning to appreciate the Blues and to perform it with fervor. A recognized musicologist, Billy has written about music, legendary performers and life on the road for Musician, Keyboard and BluesWax. He is a regular contributor to the Charlotte Observer. Workshops on Blues and/or Gospel Music at festivals and universities have left students clamoring for more.


Read the Reverend’s article he wrote for the Charlotte Observer,

And after all these years, I am playing “Last Date,” on a stage, where Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Ernest Tubb and countless others, the famous and not-so-famous, have preceded me.

I am at the legendary Capri on Main, in Gaffney, S.C.



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First show was hilarious, check back for return date soon, Comedy Show: Chasing Parked Cars

by on Feb.27, 2012, under Comedy show, Theatrical experience

Photos courtesy of Tammy Cantrell/Encaptured & Company Fine Art & Event Photography

Chasing Parked Cars crosses the border again for the first time in over a year (apparently, all restraining orders have expired) as we hit Capri On Main in Gaffney, SC. This is our first show at this incredible theater, and it promises to be a good one! Come out for an interactive comedy experience you won’t soon forget!   So, Who Is Chasing Parked Cars?
Chasing Parked Cars is a small group of friends with big ambitions. We all have a great sense of humor and we never take ourselves too seriously. We love pointless conversations and bringing life to the zany characters swimming around in our heads.

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