Get To Know The June 26th Epic Comedy Hour Performers - Summer Time Edition

This Friday June 26th is another edition of The Epic Comedy Hour. Epic Comedy Hour takes place the 4th Friday of every month at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment (2211 Seminole Dr) on the second floor in the Flying Monkey Theater. This months show features comedians from Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Greenville, and Nashville. With a diverse group of performers we chose to ask them a few questions about Summer. Read about it below before you head to the show this Friday. The show starts at 8pm there is only an $8 cover and as always it is BYOB! Enjoy!

3 questions! What is your favorite Summer activity? What was your favorite Summer vacation? What is your Summer anthem?

 Paulina Combow, Nashville, Tn
Paulina enjoys sitting under an umbrella at the beach while wearing many layers of clothes.
Her most memorable Summer moment was, studying abroad in Austria 10 years ago. “I was very popular on public transportation.” Her favorite Summer jam is, Gettin Jiggy Wit It, by Will Smith. “If you don't get turnt from this then you're all the way dead inside.”  

Brandon Ijames, Huntsville, Al
Brandon enjoys crunching numbers and spends his Summer planning out his manscaping budget.
His favorite Summer trip was, when he visited the Philippines in 2007. He got lots of attention just for being a blue-eyed blond. “I've never felt more like a celebrity, despite my 3.5 years in comedy.”
Brandon likes to kick it old school in the Summer with This is How We Do It, by Montell Jordan.

Max Fine, Atlanta, Ga
Max spends his entire Summer avoiding all dairy products. His most memorable Summer was, that one time when he accidentally wound up at a lake owned by a Methodist church. If you want to get Max in the mood for Summer hit up the nearest jukebox and play, Wagon Wheel, by Old Crow Medicine Show, but don’t even think about playing the Darius Rucker version! 

Chaz Scovel, Greenville, Sc
Chaz spends his Summer at home playing video games. One Summer he left his house to visit California and camp out, then spent a week in LA, it was his favorite. The song that makes his eardrums explode with Summer happiness is, Radio/Video, by System of A Down.

Jonathan Craig, Huntsville, Al
Jonathan spends every waking moment of the Summer sitting as close to an air conditioner as possible. A few years ago he spent a couple of months in Key West, with some Canadians, searching for country hams and he won’t shut up about it. This Summer the song that gets him going is, 
Pretty Girls, by Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears.

Michael Rowland, Atlanta, Ga
Michael likes to drive around listening to music and chain smoking all Summer. His favorite Summer moment was in 2006 when he visited Tybee Island, Ga and tried dip for the first time. 
His favorite Summer track is, Just Friends, by Musiq Soulchild.

David Hagans, Birmingham, Al
David’s favorite thing to do in the Summer is, lay around in his sweatpants. His favorite Summer vacation was last Summer when he found some awesome sweatpants. The song that sets his Summer off right is, Pale September, by Fiona Apple.  

Fray Forde IV, Greenville, Sc
Fray only likes to do one thing in the Summer and that is, come back home to Alabama and hang out in the Sonic parking lot. You know the one. His most memorable Summer was in 2010 when he moved away from Alabama. The song that really makes him shake his Summer groove is, 
Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Nathan Baine, Atlanta, Ga
Nathan loves to go to Music Festivals and the lake in the Summer.His favorite Summer was in 2012 when he went to Niagara Falls and Toronto.The Summer anthem that really gets his toes tappin is, Nice Guys Finish Last, by Green Day.

The Loosen the Bible Belt tour stops in Huntsville


What happens when you put an evangelical minister and
a lesbian comedian together in a van?
An event for anyone who believes that love and laughter can change the world.

Comedian Kristen Becker (Founder, Dykes of Hazard Comedy) and Pastor Jay Bakker (Founder, Revolution Church, host of This Is Radiocast Podcast) are teaming up in the name of equality. Becker, an outspoken lesbian comedian, stumbled across a copy of the documentary “One Punk Under God” which featured Pastor Bakker and his church, Revolution Ministries. Becker was enthralled with Pastor Bakker’s personal revelation that the LGBT community was unfairly being shut out of the evangelical church. Seeing his genuine interest in doing what was right and knowing a large percentage of southern friends were raised evangelical, but then shut out of their own churches, Becker reached out to Bakker. A few Twitter messages and emails later, “Loosening the Bible Belt” was born.

Expect a stand-up comedy show that stumbled upon a revival, and imagine it all happens in a bar. Bakker’s message of love and acceptance, balanced with Becker’s comedy often referred to as “bawdy and bold, served with a slice of southern charm” promises to be a night to remember.
Loosening the Bible Belt will not only serve as an entertaining night, but will also help create awareness for LGBTQ groups fighting the good fight in these southern states. A portion of proceeds from shows will be donated to groups working so all southern citizens have equal rights.