Tara Brown Brings Clean Comedy to Charlotte’s Brunch
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|Charlotte comedian Tara Brown is hosting a Clean Comedy Brunch on May 15 at The Comedy Zone Charlotte.|
Comedian Tara Brown brings clean comedy to audiences of all ages.
She thinks parents should be able to attend family comedy shows without worrying if the act will be inappropriate for the children’s ears. To create this unique experience, Brown is hosting a Clean Comedy Brunch on May 15 at 3:30 p.m. at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte.
The 90-minute set provides parents with a safe environment to bring their children for a fun afternoon of stand-up and improv. For at least a little while, parents won’t have to monitor or detect what content their child is listening to or watching. For an added bonus, parents and children will find humor in the show.
“When I do these shows, the kids then have the biggest smiles on their faces and that means the world to me. I started doing these shows because I realized there was no room for kids to like comedy. Parents couldn’t bring their kids,” Brown said. “I remember the first show I did and I saw a dad with two teenagers. When I introduced myself and asked how they heard about the show, he said he had seen it in the paper and had never been able to bring his kids to a show. ‘humor. This right is the reason why I started producing.
Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with old and new friends, as well as spend some quality time with loved ones. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., but beginning at 3:30 p.m., Brown and three guest comedians will entertain with comedy suitable for all ages.
Brown makes a point of trying to create an atmosphere that feels familiar to her guests. She encourages the audience to say hello to her neighbor and get to know each other. She discovered that the more comfortable the audience feels, the more fun they tend to have.
Brown also likes to include an interactive improv section in her event. This is another opportunity for the public to get to know each other and spend time with family.
“We all deal with stuff, especially in the last two years. I want the audience to have a respite of at least ninety minutes. I want them to come and have fun,” she said. “I can’t understand what you had in mind when you walked through the door, but for those ninety minutes they can have fun and maybe try not to think about it for a little while.”
Brown, who is also a senior director of media relations for a television network, didn’t get into acting until she was 45. She searched the internet for things to do in Charlotte and came across an acting class. Her friends had always told her she was funny, so she decided to give it a try. Brown took the full six-week course at The Comedy Zone and has been hooked ever since.
Originally from Brooklyn NY, her work as an actress has taken her all over the country. She is heading to San Diego later this week to perform at the Mic Drop Comedy Festival. She has also been featured on “Stand Up Nashville” on the Circle network and has won several contests, including the Jeanne Robertson “Comedy with Class” comedy contest and the “Fight Night” and “Comedy Battle” contests at The Comedy Zone. .
On her travels, Brown performed at clubs, theaters, casinos, stadiums and churches. She is also known to perform for private corporations, nonprofits, civic organizations, and faith groups.
Recently, she worked on a Dry Bar Comedy special which will be released later this year. Audiences will be able to stream Brown’s own comedy content on any of their devices. Brown likes to describe Dry Bar Comedy as the “Netflix of clean comedy.” Slowly, she plans to create more outlets for kids to watch proper comedies.
Tickets for the Sunday show are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. It continues to produce shows quarterly, so events like the Clean Comedy Brunch will continue to enter Charlotte’s stage.
“I don’t care what your ethnicity or socioeconomic status is,” Brown said. “If something is funny, it’s funny. Seeing the smiles on the faces of children and parents who can find humor in the same things means a lot to me. I don’t care if you think about your finances, your health, some kind of relationship that’s not going well. It’s time to be with others, laugh and have a good time.