Celebrating Black History Month
THE POWER OF LAUGHTER: Stand Up Comedy Night with Headliner SHAWN BANKS
LaTice Klappa, Keith Purnell
110 Union St
Milton, DE, 19968
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Shawn Banks was born in Alton, IL, a small suburb just 20-minutes from St. Louis, Missouri a rocks throw across the Mississippi River. Known for witty observations and dead-on impersonations of many, comedian Shawn Banks has been exploding in comedy clubs and theaters across the country. Shawn’s most recognizable asset when he takes the stage is his presence.
At 6’3″ 300 pounds, Shawn is built like a Defensive Tackle, you can definitely tell that the ELEPHANT IS IN THE ROOM. Shawn’s brand of comedy can be explained as “Happy-Sarcastic” with stories and slanted point of views on everyday life. In the fall of 2005 & 2006, Shawn took his Family-Fun humor and auditioned and landed a Stand-Up spot on the TOM JOYNER SKY SHOW at the WALT-DISNEY Milk-House in front of 4000+ people. The show is also heard by over 10-million listeners across the country daily. Shawn was also a Finalist for COMEDY CENTRAL’S 2007-2008 South Beach Comedy Festival & Open Mic Fight. In the same month Shawn also won $1000 and a first place bid in NESTLE-PURINA’S Pet Comedy Challenge and competed and WON 2nd place and $5000 CASH in St. Louis, MO. In 2009 Shawn was a semifinalist on NBC hit series “America’s Got Talent” and can also be seen on the 2nd Season of “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes” on TV One. He is an actor and writer, known for the films Never Back Down (2008) and The Cops Did It (2009).
Shawn does not stop with just comedy, he has been seen on the Big Screen in Summit Entertainment’s “NEVER BACK DOWN”; the BIO Networks Celebrity Ghost Stories and in the Fall of 2013 he can be seen on TV One’s Celebrity Crime Stories portraying NOTORIOUS BIG. Shawn Banks has performed with many comics in today’s market such as: Sinbad, Earthquake, Bruce-Bruce, Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Rickey Smiley and many, many more.
Shawn enjoys taking great pride in his versatility of being able to perform in mainstream venues and urban comedy clubs with audiences of all ethnicities, as well as clean humor for corporate events.
LaTice is an actor from South Jersey, who has experience in TV, Film, and commercial work. She has sketch comedy, improv, and a stand up comedy background.
Keith is one of the fastest rising comics from Delaware. He's a high energy performer whose quick wit, style, and fast pace humor makes him a hit and personal favorite of audiences young and old. He performs at Comedy Clubs across the country and has appeared on Television and in Movies. He was a winner in the Howard Stern "Kill or Be Killed" Comedy Competition and was the Philadelphia Regional winner in the Sierra Mist Next Great Comic Comedy Competition. Keith has had appearances on Last Comic Standing and is gaining the reputation as the next rising star. So watch out America, he's coming your way....be prepared....he's armed with Laffs!!!!!
Celebrating Black History Month with the best comedians from the East Coast! Featuring Shawn Banks, LaTice Klappa, & Keith Purnell
The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.
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