Tibbits Entertainment Series presents Coldwater Comedy Festival

UPDATED 3/13/20: Comedy Fest will go on as scheduled. If members of your party are considered high-risk for Coronavirus, and you are not comfortable attending this performance, please call 517-278-6029 for an exchange or refund. Please consider making your ticket purchase a donation. The weeks ahead will be very challenging for arts organizations.

We want to assure our patrons and give everyone peace of mind that we are doing everything we can to make Tibbits Opera House a safe destination. Some steps that we are undertaking here at the theatre include:

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Wiping down armrests between performances and cleaning areas like door handles, bathroom stalls and countertops
  • Adding sanitizers throughout the theatre for guests to use.


This annual stand-up comedy event has become a great escape from the winter blues and features three professional comedians!

Meet our 2020 headliner, TONY DEYO

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Comedian Tony Deyo

Called “one of the tightest joke writers in the business” by New York City’s Village Voice, headliner Tony Deyo will provide an evening of laughs.

In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN. Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His latest album, Comedy Road Trip, landed on the Billboard Magazine comedy charts, and debuted as the #1 selling stand-up album on iTunes.

He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Post, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Meet our featured comic, JEFF SCHEEN

The featured comic for the evening is Chicago native Jeff Scheen. Featured
on the FOX TV series Laughs, Scheen was also a finalist in the 2016 Laughing
Skull Festival in Atlanta, GA. He’s been in a number of other comedy festivals
including The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Montreux’s Jokenation Festival, Laugh
Your Asheville Off in North Carolina, and Laughfest in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Meet our emcee, WILL GREEN

Emceeing the evening will be Michigan-based Will Green. His material draws
on years working as an elementary teacher, his own anxiety about life, death,
and aging, and any other absurdity that catches his eye. Despite his jokes
coming primarily from personal experience, his delivery and style make them
engaging and relatable to any audience. He performs in clubs and venues
all across the Midwest and has garnered attention at various festivals –
including Gilda’s Laughfest, Whiskey Bear and the Maine and Milwaukee Comedy