COLDWATER – Escape the winter blues and spend an evening laughing as professional comedians, Tommy Ryman and Carmen Lynch, co-headline Tibbits Annual Comedy Fest Saturday, March 9 at the historic Tibbits Opera House.
Tommy Ryman, a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is an acclaimed comedian. His oddly-adorable stand-up landed him number two on iTunes comedy charts for his album Having the Time of My Life. Named Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Ryman grew up in Minnesota jamming on clarinet for his new-age mom and kale-chip-making dad. He performs at top clubs, colleges, and festivals across the nation including the Great American Comedy Festival. Ryman was invited to be on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out and has a full comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy. He’s worked alongside Nick Swardson, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford and Louie Anderson but none wear a cardigan quite like he does. Featured on Paste Magazine and regularly heard on SirusXM and iheartradio, Ryman’s’s act is described as “absurdist and clever masked behind an endearing, innocent demeanor.” A Last Comic Standing judge raved, “I have never seen anything like [Tommy] before in my whole life, [he is] one-of-a-kind, fantastic!”
Carmen Lynch has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Inside Amy Schumer, That Damn Michael Che, Last Comic Standing, and A Prairie Home Companion. She has also appeared in television shows including The Good Wife, the comedy documentary Hysterical (currently on Hulu), Wanda Sykes Presents: Herlarious and Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth. Carmen also does stand up shows in Spanish and has a plethora of viral sketch videos on tiktok (over 20 million views). You can follow her on all platforms @carmencomedian. Lynch will also perform a comedy show entirely in Spanish Friday, March 8 at Tibbits.
Comedy Fest is generously sponsored by HaasCaywood PC, attorneys with offices in Coldwater and Sturgis, this is the firm’s fifth year sponsoring a Tibbits show.
Although considered clean comedy, Comedy Fest is still intended for adult audiences. Performance begins at 7pm with doors to the theatre, Ghost Light Bar, and Art Gallery open at 6pm. Tickets range from $20-30 including fees, with discounts available to Tibbits members. Tibbits now offers mobile or print-at-home tickets. For more information on the show or to purchase tickets, visit Tibbits.org, stop in at Tibbits business offices at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater, or call 517.278.6029. The performance will be held at Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater, MI.