Wits ‘n giggles returns

March 25 comedy night features Anthony, Ward, Will

Mark Anthony
Rob Ward

JAMESTOWN — Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy, sponsored by Bud Light and Comfort Inn, returns to the Northwest Arena Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. The night features headliner, Mark Anthony; feature, Rob Ward; and host Robb Will.

Feature act, Ward, always knew he was different. In grade school, he made a deal with his teacher that resulted in his first performance as an entertainer. Since that day, he has become one of the most sought after stand-up comedians in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently, Ward was named comedian of the year at the Cleveland Comedy Awards and was one of the winners at the world famous, “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem.

Headlining the show is comedic nomad and crowd favorite, Mark Anthony (yes, his REAL name). Anthony is a mainstay in colleges and comedy clubs, and has logged more than 600,000 miles performing his unique, high-energy routines. He draws inspiration from his own life, and talks about everything from weight-loss, growing up in a black neighborhood while listening to heavy metal and about being happily married. His unique style has landed him performances with the likes of George Carlin, Steve Harvey, Bob Saget and more. He has performed on Comedy Central, B.E.T., Fox Sports Network, and on March 25, Anthony returns to the Northwest Arena.

Returning as emcee is Jamestown, New York’s 67th Funniest Comedian and longtime host of Wits ‘n Giggles, Robb Will. He has performed in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Southern Indiana where he draws from his life experiences and gives the audience reasons to laugh at them. Will has famously remarked, “I got into comedy because I needed to laugh and I’m staying because we all need to laugh.”

Wits ‘n Giggles is held in the Jamestown Mattress Arena Club located on the top floor of the Northwest Arena. Tickets for the event are $10 presale, $12 day of show and $5 for students. Those attending must be 18 years of age and up to attend. Get your tickets by calling 484-2624, visiting www.northwestarena.com, or at the Northwest Arena’s Landmark Chevrolet Box Office.