Friday Night Funnies

  • Host: The Palace Arts Center
  • Phone: 817-410-3100
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $13
  • Friday Night Funnies
    Friday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    General Admission
    Tickets $13

    Friday Night Funnies is a comedy series featuring local comedians for a family-friendly night of laughs. Scheduled performers include: MJ Moody, Shed G, Tyler Elliot, David Jessup, Linda Stogner and CJ Starr. 

    About CJ Starr
    CJ Starr was raised in the Midwest, but his comedy was born in Texas. His comedy continues to make all crowds laugh about the things that make him win step-dad of the year and what happens to a man in his mid-40s as he tries to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. Starr’s comedy can relate to any audience as he makes fun of his upbringing, his bi-racial marriage, family, kids, stereotypes and 10 years of community college. His comedy, like his fans, is very versatile with folks from every walk of life.

    Starr was picked to perform at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival and Gilda’s LaughFest the past three years and has also appeared four times on “Laughs” on FOX network. He continues to expand his comedic talent as a writer for Apple TV and actor for the upcoming web series “Giggle-Lows.” He currently has a podcast called “Dad Bodies of Comedy” where he interviews comedians and anybody else that can give a great story to keep the fans laughing.

    About David Jessup
    David Jessup is a standup comedian that has been performing in the DFW area for over 10 years. He was the warm up comic for the TV shows the Flip Side and BBQ Blitz and is one of the hosts of the Camp Slash Horror Cast.

    About Linda Stogner

    Emmy Award-Winning stand-up comic and filmmaker, Linda Stogner, is a definite original. Her zany imagination, storytelling skills and unique point of view have earned her comedy honors, such as 2019 Funniest Female Comic in the Heartland, 2014 Funniest Comic in Texas, several Emmys and two Gold Medals at the New York Festivals for her short films. She was a semi-finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and the Boston Comedy Festival. She performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, 2015 – 2017. She also performed on the Joan Rivers Funniest Woman in America special. She has worked with Dave Chappelle, Arsenio Hall, Brian Regan, Elayne Boosler, Kathleen Madigan, Rob Delaney, Bruce Bruce and many more. In her stand-up act, Stogner talks about her unusual childhood, being on America's Most Wanted, counting sheep, trains and bad bird singers. Joan Rivers said, "Her mind is cracked – very funny!"

    About MJ Moody
    MJ Moody is originally from Augusta, Georgia and got his start in comedy after retiring from the US Navy. With his prior military experience and family, he never runs out of material. 

    Moody has performed at venues such as Addison Improv Comedy Club, House of Blues, The Kessler Theater, New York Comedy Club and is a regular at the Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub. In 2016, he was voted a semi-finalist for the funniest comic in Texas. He has opened for Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad), Dante (Last Comic Standing), Dean Edwards (SNL) and Chris Kattaan (SNL). Moody believes laughter heals the soul, brings us all closer together and is needed in times like these because “We all get Moody.” J

    About Shed G
    In 2012, Shed G began his radio career joining the award-winning Morning Show on KMOJ 89.9 FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He provided the necessary elements for maximum entertainment value. Dallas conducted live interviews, comedy skits, writing public service announcement scripts and public appearances.

    In 2015, he moved to The Afternoon Drive Show where he conducted live remote broadcasting, local and state news reporting and entertainment news correspondence with comedic support. Now a resident of the Metroplex, Dallas performs regularly as a standup comic and looks forward to showcasing his work at the Historic Palace Theatre!

    About Tyler Elliot
    Tyler Elliott is tall. Originally from Oklahoma, he now calls Texas his home. Elliott’s soft-spoken delivery can sheathe the bite hiding in his bits. He has a knack for assembling original, engaging ideas, and capping them with dynamite punchlines. He’s opened for Pauly Shore, The Sklar Bros, Josh Wolf, Shane Mauss, Matt Braunger and many more. Just ask him. He’ll tell you. Tyler was a finalist in The Funniest Comic in Texas 2016.

    UPCOMING SHOWS:
    Friday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.

    All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges granted unless performance or movie is canceled.

    The Palace Arts Center continues to make the safety and security of its patrons a priority. In addition to reduced venue capacity, increased sanitization efforts between shows and in public areas are in effect, and touchless hand sanitizing stations have been placed in public areas for added convenience.

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