Laughs and Drafts comedy show kicks off this year at the beautiful Ellison Place in Gaylord, Michigan on Saturday May 15th. Headlining this show is the hilarious Jeff Shaw (Comedy Central, America's Got Talent, Showtime) with special guest comedian Brad Tassle (CMT, ESPN, MTV). Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Jeff Shaw is not a manly man. Jeff Shaw is not a girly man. Jeff Shaw is a manly girly man.
Depending on what kind of hair day he’s having, Jeff can be the girliest man at Home Depot or the manliest man at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Jeff is also an accomplished stand-up comedian whose first Dry Bar Comedy special Manly Girly Man has garnered over 10 million views on Facebook and whose second Dry Bar Comedy special will be released in the fall.
Jeff is a former linguist for the Army, a former staff writer for American Greetings, a former comedy club manager for Carnival Cruise Line, a former humor columnist for Cleveland's SCENE Magazine and Buffalo's Artvoice, and the author of The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising: A Humorous Handbook for Taking Your First Cruise and Living to Complain About It, available on Amazon as both a Kindle e-book and paperback.
This former opening act for Michael Bublé’s signature style of stand-up can best be described as “clean and clever comedy with a kick.”
In fact, Jeff’s reputation for destroying a room without having to put a dollar in the swear jar has made him an in-demand corporate and cruise-ship comedian. An event coordinator at Amazon headquarters in Seattle wrote, “Jeff Shaw was hilarious, professional, kind, and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an overall amazing entertainment experience.”
In March of 2020, Jeff beat out thousands of contenders to win a spot for Season 15 of America's Got Talent. Although Jeff was crushed to learn that only snippets of his standing-ovation appearance in Pasadena would go to air due to the pandemic’s impact on AGT’s production schedule, he was thrilled to see his On Tour Records release Jeff with Two F's reach #1 on iTunes and Amazon less than a year later.
For 30 years a professional full-time comedian, author, speaker, educator Brad Tassell has proven he is not only hilarious, but smart, kind, useful, and the perfect performer for any group, any place, any time. His first full length comedy special Brad 2 the Bone will be on the VidAngel service in 2018. He has been seen on CMT, ESPN, MTV, PBS. Along with working 40 to 50 weeks a year doing stand up in clubs, corporate, keynote address, conferences, on Carnival Cruiselines, Brad uses his Master's degree in Behavioral Sciences to bring solution-based interventions, award-winning, and hilarious educational keynotes on bullying prevention to schools, educators, and workshops.
Without a doubt there is no other comedian working today who can enlist and entertain 100% of the audience, and always with the strongest in professionalism and respect for each person's needs.
Brad created the Virtual Comedy Show concept and has a successful show running every week and his video/livestream podcast 1000 Marriage questions with Marriage Therapist Donna Wilburn is ground breaking.
Brad Tassell is also the author of the most critically acclaimed and first book on the real life of stand up comedy on the road. Hell Gig, Enlightening the Road Comic was called "required reading" for anyone interested in stand up. Comedians, from novice to famous, have lauded the book's contribution to their success.
Brad has seven books, major publications, a new television show for the fall, and a feature film in his recent biography. Plus, each year Brad speaks to up to 100 schools, and more than 6000 students read his book.