Centennial Live! Comedy Series kicks off with Warren B. Hall, Ponchi Herrera and Cedric Reed
Ready, set, laugh! The Centennial Comedy Series at Fort Bliss presents Warren B. Hall, Ponchi Herrera and Cedric Reed, on stage Saturday, February 13. Enjoy $1 draft while you laugh the night away at a great show featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming comics around.
Doors to the adults-only show at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Bldg. 11199 on East Fort Bliss, open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests without a Fort Bliss vehicle registration sticker must obtain a day pass before entering the installation.
Worried about getting on post? Don’t be … it’s simple! All you have to do is present your valid drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. It’s that easy!
“We’re so excited to kick off the year with the great comics we have lined up,” said Lora Diem, special events coordinator for the Marketing and Special Events Division of Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “We worked with Sun City Comedy to bring in performers we thought would appeal to our Soldiers and their families, as well as the El Paso community.”
Warren B. Hall was handpicked for “Last Comic Standing” by the show’s host, Bill Bellamy. You’ve seen him on “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen,” and he has performed for our troops in Iraq and Kuwait not once … not twice … but three times! He dares to be different with his comedy routine, employing a style that purposely avoids using the white vs. black angle – a style he feels has become all to common with many mainstream comics.
As a child, Warren was influenced by Eddie Murphy – he wanted to be just like the man he saw on “Saturday Night Live,” “Raw” and “Delirious.” Unfortunately, Warren’s mother was not impressed when her 10-year-old son began repeating some of Murphy’s more colorful language; being just like Eddie Murphy was out of the question. On a positive note, Warren’s style of comedy evolved into the issues drive routine he plays today. For a peek at his show, search “Warren B. Hall” on YouTube.
Ponchi Herrera has done two USO tours in Japan, South Korea and Germany. He made an appearance on “LOCO Comedy Jam” and “Latino Laugh Festival: Diamonds in the Rough,” and has opened for Paul Rodriguez, Tex Alexandro and John Wesley Austin.
Guests ages 18 and up may purchase tickets for the adults-only show at Fort Bliss ITR, Bldg. 1743, Victory Avenue. Tickets cost $8 for one or $15 for two. For more information, call 588-8247.
Additional shows in the Centennial Live! Comedy Series are scheduled for April 14, July 24 and Sept. 25. For the most up-to-date information on who’s coming, stay tuned to www.blissmwr.com.