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William Lee Martin's "The Nutcracker"
A Christmas Standup Spectacular
Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.
VIP Tickets $35
Comedian William Lee Martin brings his annual Christmas Standup Comedy Spectacular, “The Nutcracker,” back to the Palace Theatre on Friday, December 4. Martin’s storytelling approach takes audiences on a fulfilling journey, leaving them with “favorite routines” more than “favorite punchlines.” Whether he’s talking proudly of his youngest daughter’s designation as “class-clown,” or sharing the twists and turns of his health, Martin humbly reveals his true self for the sake of a good laugh.
With his signature cowboy hat, boots and Texas drawl, it would be easy to lump the blue-eyed, 6-foot-2-inch Martin into the category of “another guy doing a country act.” But don’t be fooled by outward appearances, as his on-stage persona is no act – his middle-America storytelling is as genuine as it gets. Drawing from real life experiences, Martin’s vibrant routine reflects life as a husband, father and friend. And that authenticity is connecting with mainstream America, crossing cultural lines and social status boundaries. No matter the topic, Martin’s gentlemanly wit and charm prove he’s no dummy, redneck or hillbilly. His humor is sharp, original and occasionally laced with sarcasm and innuendo, but without the overt adult language prevalent with so many in today’s comedy landscape.
Martin’s out-of-the-box approach is further evidenced by his near-simultaneous release of two stand-up comedy specials: “Standing in the Middle,” and his holiday-centric performance, “The Nutcracker.” When Martin’s not touring theaters and clubs, he can be found as a top-rated headliner on Carnival Cruise Lines, or hosting his weekly Podcast for Broadcast, called “A Stand Up Dad,” where Martin interviews celebrities and news-makers about the state of being a modern-day dad.
Martin and his wife, Michele, also operate Cowboys Who Care, a non-profit organization providing smiles, support and free cowboy hats to kids with cancer or life-threatening illnesses.What's Nearby