Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is thrilled to jump start the New Year with a fan favorite, the TCA Comedy Show on Saturday, January 22, 2022. This year's comedy show is emceed by Mark Bonto and features nationally touring headliners Dan Simon, Steve Smargon, and Frank Roche.
Emcee Mark Bonto: Mark Bonto is a multiple award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He has appeared in several films, hundreds of theatrical productions, and has performed in some of the country’s biggest venues alongside such comedy greats as Howie Mandel, Bob Saget and Bruce Baum. His comedy series “The Funny Spot” was named the #1 comedy show by View magazine.
Dan Simon: Dan Simon is a favorite on the Midwest comedy scene. From Saline, he’s a seasoned road comic that performs regularly at multiple venues and festivals throughout the country.
Steve Smargon: Steve is a Marine Corps veteran and one of the most unique and sought-after performers in the country that was described by the Toledo Free Press as, “hilarious, plain and simple." He was the winner of the National Clean Comedy Challenge and is known in comedy as "The Bipolar Marine." Through his stand-up, Steve has become a mental health advocate whose goal is to show others that they are not alone in their struggles. With his merchandise sales, he raises money for both Wounded Warriors and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He has performed multiple times at the TCA, opening for Jeff Caldwell, Ben Bailey, The Legends of Michigan Comedy, the TCA Music Fest, as well as headlining his own Black Box Summer Series. He's been a contributor to Comedywire.com and is featured in the bestselling, "200 Comedy Writers and Stand-ups Walk Into A Book." Come see this TCA fan favorite on January 22!
Frank Roche: Born and raised in Detroit, national headliner Frank Roche is one of the highest energy acts on the comedy circuit today. Fusing rapid-fire antics, improv and dead-on celebrity impressions have made Frank a crowd favorite coast to coast. Named Festival Favorite at the renowned Boston Comedy Festival. Winner of Comedy Central's Michigan Comedy Survivor. Featured on NBC's Americas's Got Talent, NBC's Nightshift and Comedy Central, as well as Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Tour with Dave Chappelle, and Katt Williams “BORN AGAIN… AGAIN” Tour. Frank headlines some of the best comedy clubs, casinos, and venues across the country. From LA to NY, Toronto to the Florida Keys, you don't want to miss Roche's show right here in Tecumseh, Michigan.
The TCA Comedy Show will shake the winter chill off on Saturday, January 22 at Tecumseh Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and military members. The TCA Comedy show is rated mature/adult content. Tickets can be purchased at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, or on-line at www.thetca.org. This year’s season is thanks in part to the TCA’s 41st Season sponsors Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and Vision Performance Group, National Touring Season Sponsors Robert Fox of Howard Hanna Realty and Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh, and the TCA Comedy Show Sponsor Visit Lenawee.
Based on the current “High” level of community transmission in Lenawee County, the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is following the Center of Disease Control’s recommendation that everyone should wear a mask in public, indoor settings. TCA staff recommends all guests/patrons/attendees follow the CDC guidelines. However, without a State or Local Health Order, the TCA will not refuse entry to individuals who choose not to follow the CDC guidelines.
Due to a power outage in December, the TCA Big Band & VocalAires 2021 Holiday Concert, Sleigh Bells Ring, has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 16 at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. Please note that this concert begins at 2 p.m.
This is the first concert for the group since December 2019 and they are excited to be back! Come join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of great holiday music as they share the big band sound with songs like, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Santa Baby, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Snowfall, Christmastime is Here, and many more.
The TCA Big Band & VocalAires will also continue their tradition of collecting non-perishable food items, and personal care items for the Tecumseh Service Club, an organization that serves the Tecumseh, Clinton, Britton, Ridgeway, and Tipton areas. We can still make a difference even after the Holidays by restocking the shelves for the Service Club this month.
Tickets for the 2 p.m. concert are available at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts Box Office, 400 N Maumee, or by calling 517-423-6617 Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.TheTCA.org . Price is only $10 per person. Please note that tickets already purchased for the December concert will be honored at the January 16th performance. Please contact the TCA Box Office for more details.
Enjoy the sounds of the season with the TCA Big Band & VocalAires, Sunday, January 16 at 2 pm. See you there!
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.