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    Winner Funniest Show! Come see why year after year The Comedy Barn® Theater, is voted the most award winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains.

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    Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody!

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    Biggest & Best!

    Showcasing the most talented collection of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and incredible aerialists, the Smoky Mountain Opry is an amazing show that is not to be missed!

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    Starring Darren Romeo!

    Darren Romeo has won "Entertainer of the Year", "Show of the Year", and "Magician of the Year. He is also the only magician in the world authorized to use the Blackstone floating lightbulb illusion. Now he is bringing his Las Vegas caliber illusions to Pigeon Forge

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“Amazing Animals™ Exotic Animal and Pet Show” Debuts at Comedy Barn Theater®

Tony-King-and-birdPIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 25, 2016 — Where do trained pigs, parrots, housecats, dogs, a serval cat, a Burmese python, a kinkajou and a mini-donkey all perform together? The answer is at the new and original “Amazing Animals Exotic Animal and Pet Show” at The Comedy Barn® Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn, produced by The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. Anthony and Alena King, their trained “amazing animals,” animal trainer “Professor Bumblemoore,” (Corkey Miller, Action Animals, USA) and her trained exotic pets perform in a hilarious new pet variety show at The Comedy Barn® Theater at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The show opened May 21.

The two-hour show includes zany comedy, animal antics and family fun for all ages. Ten high diving housecats all perform in a comedy routine. They jump through hoops, move in a zig zag pattern, complete a high step routine, perform an Olympic pole balance, walk upside down, do super jumps, and they even do a high diving stunt. In addition pig stars Boris Bacon and Jessie Hamm compete with the audience in piggy games.

“We have a whole cast of fuzzy, furry, feathered and four-legged friends,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group and co-owner of The Comedy Barn Theater®. “We have exotic and domestic animals, a wonderful mix of live music and plenty of mayhem. Charlie the donkey astounds the audience with his mathematic skills, and we have wonderful waltzing dogs. We have dogs who roll over, do hurdle jumps and barrel rolls, hind leg stands, and some dogs even jump rope.

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Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Holds Area Appreciation Days Through May 19

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., May 10, 2016 – The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., one of the largest theater production companies in the southeast, is holding Area Appreciation Days now through May 19th to invite residents who live and work in Sevier and neighboring counties to attend any Fee/Hedrick shows in Pigeon Forge for a special appreciation rate.   Those who live or work in Sevier, Blount, Knox, Greene, Anderson, Cocke, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Union, Grainger and Hamblen counties can attend the following shows for only $9.95 plus tax:   “The Comedy Barn®,” The “Smith Morning Variety Show,” “Magic Beyond Belief”™ starring Darren Romeo, and “The Smoky Mountain Opry.”™ The Area Appreciation Days special dinner/show rate for The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud”™ is $19.95 plus tax for adults and $9.95 plus tax for children.

Anyone living or working in these counties must present a valid county driver’s license or proof of residence and a photo ID or a current business paycheck stub (within 30 days) and a photo ID. Each adult must show a valid ID.

“We appreciate the people of Sevier County and our neighboring counties who support our theaters and refer others to our shows throughout the year,” said theater co-owner David Fee. “This year’s Area Appreciation Days are our way to say thank you.”

Jim Hedrick, theater co-owner said, “Area Appreciation Days also provides us with an opportunity to share five fantastic production shows and celebrate the kick-off to the 2016 season.”

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The Comedy Barn Theater® sponsors student tickets to Sevier County state finals game in Cookeville

sevierhsPIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2015 — The Comedy Barn Theater® in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is sponsoring Sevier County High School Students to the 5A TSSAA state finals football game Friday night, Dec. 4, against Independence High School of Thompson’s Station, Tenn.   Game time: 8 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central. The TSSAA finals will be played at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn., for the state title. (The Sevier County Smoky Bears won last Friday night over Rhea County, 42 to 28.)

Any Sevier County High School student is eligible to go to the state title game with a generous donation from The Comedy Barn Theater® and he or she will receive free TSSAA Finals game tickets (worth $12.00 per ticket) if they agree to do two hours of community service around the school. The community service can count toward the Tennessee Promise community service component as well. (The service project component was the idea of Sevier County High School student Kelly Lambert.) The students will be transported on one of two free school buses to the game (ride transportation is worth $10.00 per student). The Comedy Barn Theater® is donating money toward school staff to chaperone the trip, money to pay the bus drivers and the tickets to the TSSAA Finals game. The Sevier County High School is providing the bus transportation.   There is room for approximately 96 students on the bus. This is a total savings of $22.00 a student for the whole event. The students will need to pay for their own dinners.

“David Fee and I are absolutely thrilled and excited that the Sevier County Smoky Bears are going to the state championship. The Comedy Barn Theater is thrilled to support our local Sevier County High School students, as we know the lessons of football will help them in their development. We can’t be more proud of this local team representing Sevier County. We are pleased to be a part of this community and always try to support all of our local schools since after all, the youth of today are indeed our future of tomorrow,” said Jim Hedrick, senior vice president/co-owner of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “Go Smoky Bears! The Comedy Barn Theater’s Team is wishing you all the strength you need to earn your well-deserved victory.   Win like Champions!”

Toby Ward, principal of Sevier County High School said, “We are glad The Comedy Barn Theater® is sponsoring this event so that students who would not normally go to the game can go and cheer on the Bears. The students will be picking up litter around the school and raking leaves, weather permitting, with plastic gloves and trash bags, today and tomorrow, to do the community service component of this trip.   This will help the school out so we don’t have to pay someone to do this. Our team slogan is Faith, Fight and Finish. Time for the Bears to Finish! Go Bears!”

Sevier County High School will be hosting a pep rally Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the school and the football team busses will leave the school parking lot for the game at 11:00 a.m. Student buses will leave between 2 and 2:30 p.m. The student body will be released to line up on both of the school driveway to watch the two football team buses leave. Parents are encouraged to line up in front of the school to wave the team goodbye as well.   Students must make a reservation for the bus between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. this week with the school office.

Todd Caldwell wins again in the third annual Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run

Todd CaldwellPIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 5, 2015—Runner Todd Caldwell of Sevierville, Tenn., won the third annual Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5KRun and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, finishing the course in first place as the male open winner in (18:06:06). Caldwell was the winner of the first-ever Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run in 2013 and came in second place at the event last year. Caldwell is a local favorite and fellow runners call him “the beast.” The overall second place winner was Zachary Collins of Rockwood, Tenn. (19:43:55), and the overall third place winner was Justin Kita of Erie, Penn., (20:10:92). This event is part of “The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series” www.totalracesolutions.com.

Michelle Childs of Knoxville, Tenn., was the female open winner (20:39:38), Jeannie MacHon of Shawnee, Kan., was the female master winner (24:45:26), and Nathan Abercrombie of Gainesville, Ga., was the male master winner (21:03:69).   Atress McBee of Oak Ridge, Tenn., was the female grandmaster winner (28:15:93) and Timothy Rutherford of Knoxville, Tenn., was the male grandmaster winner (21:34:64). Lynn Cartee of Gatlinburg, Tenn., was the female veteran winner (35:26:45) and James Brown of Maryville, Tenn., was the male veteran winner (22:24:52). A total of 226 people finished the race sponsored by The Comedy Barn Theater ® (172 of which were runners), to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.   Safe Harbor is a nonprofit corporation serving the 4th Judicial District, consisting of Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. The corporation is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, and physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education and intervention.

Officials of The Comedy Barn Theater® were very pleased with the third annual event, and have announced that the Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held on Sept. 3 of 2016. Donna Koester, executive director of Safe Harbor Chlld Advocacy Center said, “Our main goal is to get kids on a path to recovery. I want to thank everyone at The Comedy Barn Theater from theater co-owners Jim Hedrick and David Fee to all of the staff and especially Comedy Barn performers Clyde Foley Cummins and Danny Devaney. I also want to thank everyone for all of the community support. We hope to see you next year.”

“We got serious to raise money for this charity,” said Danny Devaney. Safe Harbor helps kids who need it more than anything.   They are in dire need of funding. I don’t know how they do it. This run exceeded our expectations. We raised almost $3,000 on the silent auction on top of what we raised in the race, which will be tallied by the middle of the week.   We are happy that so many people participated in The Comedy Barn Kickin’ Chicken event and that we are able to help Safe Harbor. We look forward to doing it again next year.”

Other winners for the day’s events included Cecilia Perkins of Gadsden, Ala., in the female ages 1 t0 10 category (27:57:95), Jackson Machon of Shawnee, Kan., in the male ages 1 to 10 category (24:52:12), Maddie Hamor of Walhalla, S.C., in the female ages 11 to 14 category (39:03:15) and Kent Koester of Sevierville, Tenn., in the male ages 11 to 14 category (25:21:51), Katie McIntosh of Mount Holly, N.C., in the female 15 to 19 category (22:50:69) and Zachary Collins of Rockwood, Tenn., in the male 15 to 19 category (19:43:55). Haley Hatcher, a University of Tennessee student from Sevierville, was the female ages 20 to 24 winner (22:10:55) and Ethan Archer, a University of Tennessee student from Newport, Tenn., was the male ages 20 to 24 winner (23:31:43). Ashley Walsh of Winder, Ga., was the female ages 25 to 29 winner (21:12:25) and Robert Taylor of Sevierville was the male ages 25 to 29 winner (24:13:49).

Kristin Shick of Sevierville was the female ages 30 to 34 winner (25:42:13), Travis Reagan of Sevierville was the male ages 30 to 34 winner (24:25:38), Alicia Bentley of Thorn Hill, Tenn., was the female ages 35 to 39 winner (25:42:50), and Jesse Rollins of Sevierville was the male ages 35 to 39 winner (20:19:20). Stephanie Saylor of Knoxville was the female ages 40 to 44 winner (26:35:45), Jim David of Maryville was the male ages 40 to 44 winner (24:23:33), Carina Denney of Pigeon Forge was the female 45 to 49 winner (32:07:53), Byron Maddox of Knoxville was the male 45 to 49 winner (22:22:76), Imelda Wegworth of Sevierville was the female 50 to 54 winner (30:34:30), Brian Haskett of Sevierville was the male ages 50 to 54 winner (26:56:38), Teresa Cantrell of Gatlinburg was the female ages 55 to 59 winner (30:33:61), Frank Maynard of Racoon, Ky., was the male ages 55 to 59 winner (25:26:45), Mary Leitnaker of Knoxville,   was the female 50 to 64 winner (39:05:35), Roger Ours of Cleveland, Tenn., was the male ages 65 to 69 winner (26:10:84), Jerry Tipton of Corryton, Tenn., was the male ages 70 to 74 winner (32:57:81), Larry Acuff of Knoxville was the male 75 to 79 winner (31:50:05) and Casina Huff was the female ages 80 and over winner (1:03:49:96).

The Comedy Barn Theater®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals. For more information call 1-800-29- LAUGH (52844) or see The Comedy Barn® or see The Comedy Barn® web site at http://www.comedybarn.com/.

The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry Variety Show;” “Magic Beyond Belief” starring Darren Romeo, “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show ” starring The Blackwood’s; Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and www.SeePigeonForge.com.

Comedy Barn 5K Kickin’ Chicken Run to benefit Children’s Charities

ChickenrunPIGEON FORGE, Tenn., August 20, 2015 – The Comedy Barn Theater® in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be hosting the third annual Kickin’ Chicken 5KRun and Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 8 a.m.   All of the net proceeds will benefit The Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center that provides comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.

The race will be a single loop race that will begin and end at The Comedy Barn Theater®. The route goes through the Island and returns down the Riverwalk Greenway. Forms can be picked up from The Comedy Barn Theater® or people can register online. They can also register the morning of the race beginning at 6:30 a.m.  For more information call 865-428-5222 or 1-800-29 LAUGH or see The Comedy Barn® web site‎ at http://www.ComedyBarn.com/kickinchicken. If people would just like to make an entry fee donation and not physically participate in the race, they may check the virtual category and The Comedy Barn® race team will mail them a t-shirt!

The registration cost is $20.00 for adults and $15 for children (17 and under.) After Aug. 24 the cost goes up to $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for children (17 and under).   Packet pickup will be at The Comedy Barn Theater®, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from noon to 10:30 p.m or they can be picked up the morning of the race. The t-shirts are heavy weight cotton short sleeve. In order to be guaranteed a race shirt, registration must be received by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Awards: Top M/F Overall, Master, Grandmaster, and Veteran Finisher. Awards three deep to M/F finishers in all age groups 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ (overall winners not eligible).

“We are all about children at The Comedy Barn,” said Clyde Foley Cummins, race director and performer at The Comedy Barn Theater®. “We want to give back to the community. Nothing is more worthy than child causes. We are promoting fun and health. We have a silent auction for everyone and the public is welcome.”

There will be a silent auction with items from local retailers and attractions at the race. There will be large prizes that will include attractions, lodging and dining packages.   There will also be door prizes, and there will be refreshments furnished after the race. This event is part of “The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series” www.totalracesolutions.com. Winners in each age division will receive medals and tickets to The Comedy Barn®.

The Comedy Barn®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals.

The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry Variety Show;” “Magic Beyond Belief” starring Darren Romeo, “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show ” starring The Blackwood’s; Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and www.SeePigeonForge.com.

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