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Comedy Zone returns to RRT May 10

Don't miss The Comedy Zone back on the state at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

Show starts at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover charge.

John Floyd

Sometimes known as "The Mouth of Mayberry" John first did stand-up comedy in a school talent show when he was only eight years old and he has been making people laugh ever since. Along the way he has worked with about every comedian from legends such as Milton Berle, Tommy Chong and Soupy Sales to current stars such as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jamie Foxx. 

He has also opened for numerous music acts including Michael Bolton, Frankie Valli, Herman's Hermits, Chubby Checker and Martina McBride. Just some of the companies and organizations John has entertained include Hardee's, First Union Bank, Aetna, The United Way, IBM and Met Life. He has appeared on CBS-TV's "Central Park West" and was a semi-finalist in the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. He was also a finalist and voted audience favorite at the 2013 Clean Comedy Challenge, as well as coming in second place in the Clean Guys Unbleepable Contest. 

John is the author of the book "I'm The South". Over the past 22 years he has done nearly 4,000 shows for over a million and a half people. John says the men in his family have always been funny, he's just the first one to do it on a stage instead of a front porch. Though his accent is as thick as a bowl of grits, his act is not regional. In fact, his stand-up has taken him to all 50 states and over two dozen countries. He has been a regular entertainer for Carnival Cruise Lines where his ship received the highest comedy rating in their fleet in both 2007 and 2009. John is very funny but not at all offensive, so you can rest easy knowing that he will have your audience rolling in the aisles instead of sweating under their collars. 

Opening Act:

Ben Jones

Ben Jones got his first laughs as a child who dreamed of being a circus clown. Although an odd path it was obvious he was a born performer. As he grew older and endured the cruel reality that is life, he ditched his backup plan of culinary school and began seriously pursuing a career in stand-up comedy. Flash forward over a decade and you’ll find this well respected and hardworking comic on the road crisscrossing the country and making fans in every town he visits. Ben’s show is a nonstop ride, full of energy and outlandish subject matter. Crowds instantly fall in love with his jovial demeanor, infectious smile, and relatable material. His likability is paralleled by very few in the biz. Audiences rave about his strong writing ability and commitment to delivery.He details his adventures on the road as a comic, his long-standing beef with normalcy and his life at home married to a woman who busts his balls at every turn. Ben Jones can bring the laughs in any situation, whether clean or dirty he can tailor his show to suit any audience he’s put in front of. He’s performed in 24 States in some of the best comedy venues America has to offer. He’s shared the stage with Rob Schneider, Bob Saget, Adam Devine, Jon Reep, Maria Bamford and a long list of others. When it comes to being a true comic, Ben is without question “The Real Deal.” Catch him onstage, before he’s on your TV.  

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