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Southern comedy returns to the Averitt Nov. 5
Mike Speenberg
Mike Speenberg

Raised on hush puppies and fried bologna, Atlanta comedian Mike Speenberg has taken his own unique brand of generational comedy all over the country. 

On Nov. 5, he brings it to Statesboro.

Barefoot Comedy returns to the Averitt Center when Tybee Island funnyman Collin Moulton shows Speenberg to the Jan Brown Anderson stage of the Emma Kelly Theater. 

Moulton, who has been touring the country for 17 years, has developed a following in Statesboro and opens the show with his electric storytelling style. 

He has had his own half hour stand-up special on Showtime, a featured spot on Nickelodeon and Last Call with Carson Daly. He gets regular airplay on XM/Sirius Satellite radio, is a regular on the syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show and has shared the stage with Lewis Black, the late Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho.

Moulton has gained an ease and enjoyment on stage that makes every show worth watching. His familiarity and energy engages and relieves the audience before he even speaks. His comedy is the release needed from our everyday lives.

Fueled by stories of home and family, love of country, and being drunk in public, Speenberg's comedy hits home with every one of us who have lived through crazy step-parents, above ground pool parties, and square pizza with canned corn. His live shows are being called a “perfect blend of Jeff Foxworthy and Dennis Leary.”

He’s performed on five continents, shared the stage with the likes of the late Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, and Bob Saget and been featured on everything from DryBar Comedy to CNN to the American Forces Radio Network. He especially likes performing for the men and women of the United States military and has traveled everywhere from Guantanamo Bay to Baghdad to do so.

In 2014, Speenberg was a national semi-finalist in Comedy Central’s “Up Next” Comedy Competition.

Sponsored by 180 Fitness and Empowher, tickets are just $15. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, seating is very limited. There are also no on-line sales. To purchase tickets, visit the box office at the Averitt Center main gallery (open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday) or call 912-212-2787.