Wortham Center Presents
The Comedy Zone with headliner Reno Collier and featuring Jas Gill
May 5 & 6, 2023 at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The nation’s largest comedy club network, this collective brings top-notch comedians to the stage for an all-new, multi-event series of unrivaled hilarity. Upon entering The Comedy Zone, be prepared to laugh so hard you cry, as some of the hottest stand-up comedians of today — seen in specials on Comedy Central, HBO Comedy, Netflix, Hulu and more — deliver witty one-liners, preposterous punchlines and hysterical anecdotes that you’ll never forget. Contains adult content.
May Headliner: Reno Collier
A former P.E. teacher, Reno Collier has endeared himself to a wide range of audiences. Reno’s journey began at the Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta, GA where he tended bar to supplement his day job. One night he found himself on stage during the weekly open mic night. His unique outlook on life – mixed with a six-pack – was instantly popular and provided a platform to launch a career as a comedian.
Reno has built a reputation by selling out comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. In 2004 he joined Larry The Cable Guy on the hugely successful Tour of America. Following the success of that tour, in 2005 Reno taped his own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special.
Reno’s other national tours look more like a comedian’s wish-list than a resume, including theater and arena tours with the legendary Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. From January 2007-2016, he re-joined Larry the Cable Guy for his wildly successful arena tour currently spanning the United States and Canada.
Reno’s past TV credits include NBC’s Late Night, The Martin Short Show, TBS’s Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, his own Comedy Central Special, and The Roast of Larry the Cable Guy. He also appeared in CMT’S holiday special Larry the Cable Guy’s Hula Palooza Christmas Luau and the 2012 special Them Idiots. Reno also made appearances in the feature films Witless Protection (2008) and Jingle All the Way 2 (2014).
May Feature: Jas Gill
Born and raised in Abbeville, SC, Jas Gill is a magnetic force on the comedy scene that must be experienced. Through her charismatic way of welcoming the audience into her world, she is fulfilling her mission of entertaining the masses. Providing millions of laughs throughout the years, Jas has a bubbly but sarcastic personality that is sure to tickle your fancy one way or another.
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