ANITA RENFROE W/ SPECIAL GUEST HENRY CHO AND WARREN BARFIELD
The Centre presents Anita Renfroe – Mother of All Comedy Tours – on Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $27.00 for Gold Circle (Limited seats available) and all remaining seats are $22.00. Group rates of 10 or more available. For group information or purchase call 812-435-5770 x 211. Purchase your tickets at The Centre Box Office Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm or at Ticketmaster outlets Evansville Wal Mart west location and Record Cellar in Vincennes, IN. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Comedian Anita Renfroe gained national attention a few years ago with her YouTube video of “Momisms” set to the William Tell Overture. In less than three minutes, she sang everything a mother says to a child in one day.
A devout Christian from Atlanta, she is married to a man who was a pastor for many years (“I’m sleeping with my pastor,” she jokes) and began her comedy career in church basements. She was performing at national Christian women’s conferences when her YouTube video broke. But as she has become more famous, she has targeted her shows to a broader audience. “I won’t ask you to accept Jesus as your savior at my show,” she said.
She describes her act as “estrogen-flavored musical comedy” that is closer to a variety show than traditional stand-up. The jokes are clean and are nothing she wouldn’t say at home to her family. “You don’t have to wash your ears out after my show,” she said.
Her performance is designed for women to attend with a group of good friends. “For people who have seasonal-affective disorder, this could be part of your treatment and you could deduct it from your taxes,” she joked.
She finds humor in modern life, including the lengths people will go to attain beauty. She thinks it’s odd that women will inject botulism within an inch of the brain to look young. “This world is just a little bit crazy and if we don’t take time out to laugh, we’ll curl up in the fetal position,” she said.