Headliner - James Johann

 

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs” James began his stand-up career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a ten-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor and high-energy style all come together to create a unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane, and his comedy often hits upon the universal theme of failure, and provides a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it.

  • James has  performed in the “New Faces of Comedy” category at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival. 

  • James was also featured on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”.

  • James was part of the theater tour “Paying For The New Trailer” (Blue Collar Comedy Tour) starring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

  • James was a part of “The Slackers Tour”, a national tour from one of the Producers of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Reno Collier, Pat Dixon and James Johann played in clubs and theaters across the USA.

  • James has been featured on Country Music Television, The Late Show on CBS and currently headlines comedy clubs nation-wide.

 

Emcee - Jeramiah Coughlan
 

Jeremiah Coughlan is a comedian who physically resembles what would happen if Chris Farley ate Bob Ross while his stage presence embodies some of the traits of those two. Coughlan is an imperfect mix of chaos and control. In what can seem paradoxical, Jeremiah carries a calm, and contented demeanor into his high energy and surprisingly athletic performances. Although he still hasn’t figured out how to complete a painting in 30-minutes.

With his candid, conversational brand of self-deprecating humor, Jeremiah has become a regular performer at Clubs all over the Northwest. In 2016 he performed as part of the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival in New York, and in 2017 he was invited to perform in The Idaho Laugh Festival in Boise, ID, The SF Sketchfest in San Francisco, CA, and the Crom Comedy Festival in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Feature - Travis Nelson

 

Technically a giant at 6’9″, Travis was raised in the rainforests of Washington State where the lack of sunshine and abundance of caffeine fostered his obsessive goofball personality. With an act that intertwines real personal stories and experiences with absurd and imaginative meanderings, he invites the audience to escape into the sometimes dark but always lighthearted playground of his psyche.

Travis has made a name for himself touring across the United States and Canada bouncing between comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, cruise ships, and a million different bar gigs. As well as being a host of the popular “Docu-Commentary podcast, he regularly performs on military bases with the Laugh Catchers Comedy Tour, Boob Tour for Breast Cancer, Raise the Woof for the SPCA. Travis has performed in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Westside Comedy Showdown in Santa Monica, won “Best of the Fest” at the Burbank Comedy Festival, and recently made it into the semi-finals round of the World Series of Comedy as one of the top 8 comics out of 101 selected for the Main Event.

You can find Travis performing at the following clubs and more: Cap City Comedy Club, The Comedy Mix in Vancouver, The Omaha Funny Bone, Zanies Comedy Clubs, Helium Comedy Clubs, Flappers Comedy Club, Hartford Funny Bone, Albany Funny Bone, Des Moines Funny Bone, Laughs Unlimited, The Parlor Live, The Comedy Zones, Seattle Comedy Underground, Laughs Comedy Club, Harvey’s Comedy Club, Tacoma Comedy Club, Spokane Comedy Club, Jokers Comedy Club,  The Loony Bins, Skyline Comedy Cafe, Hey Guys Comedy Club, Lafflines, Penguins Comedy Club, and Loonees Comedy Corner.

Midway Bar & Grill
1750 North 1st Street, Hwy 395
Hermiston, Oregon 97383
Telephone: (541) 567-5180

www.midwaybargrill.com

Last Chance Tavern
240 SW 11th Street
Hermiston, Oregon 97383
Telephone: (541) 567-3822

www.lastchancetavernhermiston.com

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