FLORENCE — Nationally-recognized comedian, Killer Beaz, will help raise money for the historic Shoals Theatre in downtown Florence with a show on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm. Beaz is an Andalusia native and is best known for his a high-energy, edgy, and “everyman” style of humor comedy. He had the knack for comedy from an early age. When he was four, Beaz lived in a funeral home where he learned that he could make the sad people he saw, laugh and smile.
With many thousands of radio, television and stage appearances, Beaz has now been entertaining audiences for over three decades.
The accomplished guitar player said,
“I believe musicians can be the greatest communicators. They touch our hearts without the restraints of language, or visual effects.”
One night, while playing a solo when he was younger, someone shouted, “That was Killer, Beaz!” The name stuck. When he made the move to the comedy stage, he took the name with him.
Beaz is now an award-winning artist. He has been signed with both Sony and Warner Brothers Records, and he has received a long string of favorable reviews.
Killer Beaz is currently guest-starring in his third season of the Discovery Channel’s hit series, Moonshiners, while also touring the country and performing on the high seas. He is about to release an upcoming video series of clean comedy entitled, Killer Beaz PRESENTS. The series features the standup of Beaz and outstanding comics handpicked from all over the country.
“I love the art of stand-up comedy, the performance, the snorts, the convulsive laughter in unison, and seeing the room absolutely erupt in laughter and fun. It’s fun to me, and I have a ball at my shows,” he said. “I enjoy affecting the room, making people belly laugh with tears rolling down their face, and then seeing joyous anticipation as audience members can’t wait to hear what is next. There is such delight in that! I love my job.”
Shoals Theatre manager, Steve Price, said the special event is a fundraiser for ongoing improvements at the theater. Previous fundraising concerts have helped the theater purchase new curtains and to upgrade the theater’s sound system. One unplanned expense last summer was the replacement of two HVAC units that were mounted on the roof.
“It’s an old building that’s constantly in need of repairs and upkeep,” he said. “It’s a jewel downtown, and we’re trying to preserve it.”
Tickets are $30 VIP, $25 Orchestra, and $20 Balcony and are available through the Shoals Theatre box office, theshoalstheatre.org,killerbeaz.org, or by calling 256-764-1700 for information.