What: Brett Leake
When: Saturday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Where: 329 W. Main St., Waynesboro
Admission: $10 in advance and $12 at the door
WTA’s Gateway Theatre has confirmed a return engagement by Brett Leake on Saturday, November 2. The nationally recognized comedian is a favorite performer at the Gateway and in the Shenandoah Valley. His show A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Tonight Show is full of humor and inspiration as he combines his unique sense of humor with the story of his struggle with a debilitating disease. Humor does make the difference. You will agree when you see Brett Leake in this performance.
Leake began his career as a standup comic in 1983. He was well on his successful way to national recognition when he was diagnosed with an incurable illness. That did not stop him from moving forward. As he says, in 1997 he began working as a sit-down standup comic. The following year he opened a new door as a motivational speaker by adding personal stories and what have been called ‘philosophic lecturettes’ to his standup act. The result is a performance that uses humor as a problem-solving device and as a means to get more out of life. He has performed at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and Wolftrap, and has been a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His corporate clients include IBM, Toyota, and Ford. Now WTA’s Gateway can claim him.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. They are available online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling 540-943-9999.
The performance starts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.