September 12 - September 14
All tickets may be picked up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).
Learn more about Brad Williams
Comedian Brad Williams has lived a true comic Cinderella story. Born with Achondroplastic dwarfism, Brad would endure countless taunts and gawks from classmates and random people on the street. Instead of crying about it, Brad turned to humor. He discovered that by making jokes about his condition, he could make other people comfortable and get laughs in the process.
Stand-up was a logical step for Brad and he began hitting the local open mic nights and coffeehouses. One night at a Carlos Mencia show, Carlos asked Brad if he wanted to do time. After his set, Mencia decided to bring Brad on the road with him as his opening act. Brad has been touring with Carlos ever since, even becoming a regular character on "Mind of Mencia" on Comedy Central.
Brad's ability to make humorous observations that make everyone comfortable with difference is winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
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Finally, giving up hopes of becoming a super hero, despite being bitten several times by a radioactive spider and telling everyone he was from the planet Krypton, Doug picked up a microphone in Austin, Texas in 2003 and said, “What is this thing?” After he was told it was an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into electric currents , used in transmitting sound, Austin audiences were soon treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor. In May 2006 he was voted “Funniest Person in Austin” at the Capitol City Comedy Club by a panel of judges comprised of Comedy Central, “The Tonight Show,” and “Montreal Comedy Festival” representatives. In 2006, he also made it to the semi-finals of NBC’S “Last Comic Standing Season 4” and later appeared again on “Last Comic Standing Season 6” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as the “South Beach Comedy Festival.” Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command when he’s not busy eating burritos or watching “The Dark Knight.” Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he moves his career forward to larger horizons. His comedic energy is infectious, and he is eager to spread it as whole-heartedly as he feels it. As for now, he is currently undergoing an MRI for his multiple radioactive spider bites.
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