Jim Perry featuring Keith Ellis & Adam Jay
Saturday, September 24, 7:00PM at
Vail Theatre of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
Jim Perry is a Persian Gulf Veteran and former Police Officer awarded “Officer of the Year” in 2004. He believes his background and education help him easily translate his humorous stories to the public. A believer in making a difference by making people laugh and helping the public understand that law enforcement and military men/women are just regular people too. Jim is 2019 Funday Comedy Contest winner. His stand-up comedy and sketch series have been viewed by over 1 million people and has thousands of followers on his combined social media platforms . He has been recognized on local television, radio broadcasts and charity organizations throughout his career.
Keith Ellis has managed to turn many foreseen negatives in to positives with his witty ways of looking at what life has to offer, he touches upon subjects with a magic that is truly undeniable interesting and hilarious.
A simple bet with that friend led him to the stage at a comedy club, and Keith found himself in an open-microphone competition without a script. The result? Keith placed second out of approximately 16 competitors that night. “The owner asked me back, so I did.” He felt like a winner that night, although the friend never paid the $100 bet. From that day forth Keith has continued horning his comedic and acting skills, appearing in movies, print ads, commercials and working comedy clubs and casino’s across the country.
While comedy is his life ambition, the ??-year-old has many acting credits on his resume as well. He has been cast in movies such as Waiting to Exhale, What Planet Are You From, Any Given Sunday, Twisted and Three Kings. He has appeared alongside acting heavyweights George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx and Samuel Jackson. He has also appeared in several commercials on the west coast.
Adam is a comedian born in Portland, OR, and currently residing in Tempe, AZ. He has a sarcastic and dry, yet somehow likable style.Most recently, Adam was named Comedian Rookie of the Year in Phoenix, Arizona in June of 2022 in a contest at the Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale, AZ.