Folk Humorist Mary Mack Appears On Stage in Pequot Lakes January 18, 2014
Web posted January 14, 2014
Mary Mack, folk humorist has developed a national following telling stories and singing songs about what it really means to be a Midwesterner. Few comedians embody rural, upper Midwest values and idiosyncrasies on stage more than Mary Mack. Mack’s act isn’t traditional standup comedy. “I call myself a folk humorist,” she has said. The folk humorist label puts her in the same category as The Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Mack doesn’t resort to one-liners or punch lines. Her comedy is all about the story, or the song.
Mary Mack is performing as a part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) 30th anniversary season of shows. You can catch her show on Saturday, January 18th at 7:30 pm at the Pequot Lakes High School Theater, located at 30805 Olson Street in Pequot Lakes. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at 218 – 568- 9200. Ticket will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show. All tickets are for General Seating. First in line is first seated for any performance.
Mary has been on National Lampoon’s satellite radio station, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Mary Mack has been a headlining comedian for five years, giving comedy clubs around the country a revealing look at Midwestern idiosyncrasies. Mack is known as a clean comic, her language rarely rising above a PG -13 rating. “I don’t waste any time being dirty,” Mack has said. “It’s not me, anyway.” For Mack, comedy came after music. She is classically trained, with two music degrees; one in conducting and another in clarinet. When her polka band did not work out in college, friends pushed her to try stand-up.
Mack recently appeared on Minnesota Public TV on Sunday, January 12. Her Fox cartoon character in the new Animation Domination High-Def programming “Golan the Insatiable”” starts on Saturday night January 11. She is the voice of Dylan, a young girl whose best friend is a fearsome monster named Golan.
The idea of a TV show, maybe something along the lines of Mary Tyler Moore meets Red Green, appeals to Mack, too. Minnesota audiences love jokes about winter, hunting and hot dish. And Mack does plenty. But she seems more interested in probing our Midwestern psyche. Mary Mack’s endearing stage presence and off-kilter musical surprises make her popular. Come find out for yourself how much fun it is to poke fun at being from the Midwest. Mary Mack delivers a one of a find performance that is sure to make you laugh.
For more information about Mary Mack go to www.marymackcomedy.com
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts information can be found at www.glapa.info
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