(MURFREESBORO) "Last Call 4 Comedy" is having a unique fundraiser at Believers' Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Boulevard, starting at 6:30 Thursday night, April 4, 2019. Tickets are $25 per person (two for $40), starting with a dessert and coffee. The show will last about two hours.
The show features Brian Bates, Bo Shuster, Satyam Nayak and Terence Bauer, and will be hosted by Matt Taylor and Nick Bush, two other known funnymen.
Last Call for Grace is a Murfreesboro-based ministry feeding thousands of people on a monthly basis. Many volunteers assist with the process. David Edwards is a volunteer and executive director. To learn more or to buy tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/yyrbempd.
"It's a fundraiser to feed the homeless," Edwards said. "Last Call for Grace is a ministry that carries hot, cooked meals to the needy, the near-homeless and homeless. We go out three times a week -- Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night."
"Most of our clients have jobs," Edwards added. "They have jobs on minimum wage. There's a lot of elderly people that we serve as well as children. We're currently providing 2,000 meals a month and we're delivering the meals to the people."
Last Call 4 Grace is located at 1013 Memorial Blvd. To learn more, call 615-900-1786 or visit www.LastCall4Grace.org.
BEWARE: The following may cause "belly laughs"!
Brian Bates worked for nearly 20 years in corporate America before launching a career in stand-up comedy. His experience in the working world gives him a unique perspective on stage that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds
Since launching his comedy career, Bates has toured comedy clubs and theaters across the country with national headliners like Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. His experience as a comedian and his professional approach to the job guarantees everyone has a good time and walks away from the event happy.
Bates is heard weekly on Laugh USA on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Bo Shuster is the funniest Doctor in Tennessee ... probably.
Smarter than he looks, Shuster is a psychiatrist and hospice medicine specialist. While he has practiced his profession for years, he has been a smart aleck his entire life.
A native of Chattanooga, Shuster grew up in Flat Rock, Alabama, and attended school (which was a pretty smart thing to do). He grew tall and strong and moved back to Chattanooga for college, then to Atlanta to learn about doctorin'. He lived among the Yankees for a few years, to the puzzled amusement of the good people of Boston.
With his ruddy good looks and irresistible charm, he convinced a fine woman to be his bride and they raised their family in Birmingham for almost 20 years. In 2010, like so many of America's most talented, he surrendered to the siren song of Music City USA and has made his home in Nashville ever since.
Shuster is the co-host of Comedy on Tap, a bimonthly comedy open mic at the Belcourt Taps in Nashville. He's also the caretaker of the Comedy Gym, a rehearsal sweatshop for local comics.
Now on the far side of 50 years old, Shuster appears to be on the verge of abandoning a successful medical career to pursue fame and fortune in comedy.
Smarter than he looks isn't the same thing as smart.
Not to be confused with another physician, Dr. Satyam Nayak of Memphis, Tennessee, an internal medicine specialist intent on saving people's lives, comedian Satyam Nayak of Franklin, Tennessee, wants people to die laughing from his humor. Like the others, he is known for a clean comedy act.
Terence Bauer of Murfreesboro has always enjoyed comedians and making people laugh. He is relatively new to the comedy scene and is a self-employed plumber, who learned to crawl long after walking. His punchlines have a unique one-and-a-two count.