Catch a Rising Star to Bring Bob 'The Coach' Nelson to Ocean State Theatre, 5/31

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its third season in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the appearance of comedian Bob Nelson at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm.

Throughout his career Bob Nelson has been hailed as one of the most gifted funny people on the planet. Watching one of his performances is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff, and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson, are as funny and memorable as any seen in comedy today. Bob's football routine is a recognized comedy classic and "Morning," his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage. If all that were not enough, Bob's ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the best of today's stand-up comics. His shows are filled with spontaneity, zaniness and singular moments which astound audiences.

A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, Mr. Nelson's extraordinary talents have been refined by a career that has included multiple appearances on "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Tonight Show" and "David Letterman." He has performed live thousands of times at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges and other exciting live venues including the Las Vegas strip, Radio City Music Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and NYC's Broadway. He also had the great honor to perform at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. for president Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Nelson won an Emmy Award in Philadelphia for a children's show he wrote and starred in and had supporting roles in Nora Ephram's directorial film debut This Is My Life with Julie Kavner and Ivan Reitman's box office smash Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Bob Nelson will be at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 pm. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. A limited number of VIP tickets, which includes a post show meet and greet with Mr. Nelson, are available for $44. All other tickets are $29 and are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm and from 12 noon until curtain on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.

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