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Arts & Entertainment Southern Fried Chicks will be serving up laughs this Saturday

Southern Fried ChicksSouthern Fried Chicks, a top-grossing all female comedy act, will make a stop on their Cage-Free Comedy Tour at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 26. This night of side-splitting, hilarious, freerange comedy will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $15 each.

Since their debut on CMT, Southern Fried Chicks has performed at venues packed with both people and laughter. Whether they’re telling a story, making a joke, dancing a jig, or pulling an audience member on stage to be part of the show, their performances are infectious and audience members are genuinely amused from beginning to end.

Four talented ladies, all with southern roots, make up this witty, humorous, and wonderfully entertaining group. Each brings something different to the stage, but all have a talent for comedy that should not be missed.

Etta May is a comedy icon from Kentucky. She was named “Comic of the Year” at the American Comedy Awards and has been seen on Oprah, Arsenio Hall, CMT Showtime, Comic Strip Live, and more. She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy, and Jeff Foxworthy as the only comedians featured on the hit CMT show, Comedy Club. Next month she will be the headline comic on CMT’s new series, CMT Comedy Stage. Etta May has been described as “Minnie Pearl with a migraine.” She is married to a truck driver and has four unruly kids, so she has lots of interesting stories to tell.

Sonya White combines the southern charm she learned as she was growing up in Virginia with the street smarts she needs now that she lives in Chicago. Her portion of the show includes dead-on impersonations and appropriate sound effects. Her unique comedy is based on real-life experiences with friends, family, and the world at large. White has been seen on many major networks including HBO, E!, and Comedy Central. She has played roles on several sitcoms, and is a regular cartoon voice on Cartoon Network.

Karen Mills, a native of Tennessee, finds funny in her everyday life and shares that in her clean, clever, and relatable comedy. She has toured nationally for 20 years with comedic greats such as Joan Rivers, Ron White, and Jon Stewart. Mills’s new “Menopause Rap” song is a top download on iTunes and her music video, “Hot Flash Mob,” is a favorite on YouTube. She can inspire, energize, and bring a crowd together through the joy of laughter.

Trish Suhr also hails from Kentucky though she now makes her home in Los Angeles, which is she began her stand-up comic career. She was the Emmy winning co-host and “Yard Sale Diva” from Style Network’s series Clean House. She’s a favorite guest on Good Morning America and a regular lifestyle contributor for Woman’s Day and Real Simple magazines. Her material is something everyone can relate to and her quick-wit delivers a one-two punch of comic relief. To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866)273-4615.


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