Chili Challis to Star in THE UNCLE HIPPIE SHOW at The Mix Studio Theater

Chili Challis to Star in THE UNCLE HIPPIE SHOW at The Mix Studio Theater

Chili Challis, nationally known comic and former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will headline The Uncle Hippie Show, a night of standup at The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with featured guest Thaddeus Nathaniel Challis and local comedienne Germaine Gebhard, one night only, September 20, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors and Students with ID, and are available on-line at

Chili has written for and worked with the likes of Pulitzer prize winning political cartoonist Mike Peters, Jay Leno, Ron White, Fred Willard, George Lopez, Steve Harvey, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Ellen Degeneres, Gilbert Gottfried, Arsenio Hall, Bill Hicks and many more. He also has opened shows for musical acts Todd Rundgren, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Leon Redbone, George Clinton and the P Funk All Stars, Ray Charles, and Kool and the Gang, and has written for the Bob & Tom national radio show to rave reviews.

Born in comedy clubs, Thaddeus Nathaniel Challis, a second generation comic, has been rapidly rising in the comedy scene. A finalist of the 2011 Bob & Tom national comedy competition, he was called the "prototype" comic in Cincinnati City Beat magazine.

Germaine Gebhard made the leap to comedy club performer at age 40, when she realized it would get her out of the house without her kids. Germaine's days are devoted to the raising of her children, and her husband, and at night she makes fun of them, mainly in the greater Detroit/Ann Arbor/Toledo area.

A special guest emcee will be announced closer to the date.

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