The Southern Fried Chicks have busted out of the hen house for a night on the town with their new show, the "Cage-Free Comedy Tour!" Join the Chicks for a night of free-range comedy starring Etta May, Sonya White, Mia Jackson and Leslie Townsend. Get to know the Chicks like never before! The new Cage-Free Comedy Tour features new stories, music, audience participation, singing, dancing and a multimedia show your audience is sure to enjoy. Since the debut of their one-hour comedy special on CMT, this top-grossing all female comedy tour has played to venues packed with people and laughter. Life and love in the USA has never been funnier as when these top headliners take the stage. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and bigger attitude!
Winner of the prestigious, American Comedy Award's "Comic of the Year ." This Kentucky woman is a comedy icon, described as "Minnie Pearl with a migraine." Etta has been seen on "Oprah", CMT, Showtime, "Comic Strip Live", "Comedy Stage" plus many others. Etta May is an audience favorite of XM/Sirius Radio Comedy Channels and on the syndicated radio show "The Bob and Tom Show." She's a regular on CMT countdown shows and featured programming. CMT's Documentary Series that featured the "Blue Collar" boys and "Etta May" places her as one of the top southern comics in the business.
Sonya White, originally from Virginia,now calls Chicago home. She combines her southern charm with big city street smarts. Her comedy and dead on impersonations make her show unique and down right funny. You've seen Sonya on HBO, E! and Comedy Central. A favorite on "Girls Behaving Badly," "Comedy Spotlight" and "The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival," Sonya's sitcom credits include "Nightshift" on Fox, "Big Brother Jake" on The Family Channel and MTV's "Spring Break." Top that off with her cartoon voices for the Cartoon Network she's one funny versatile lady.
Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for "native") and self proclaimed know-it-all. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2015. She also recently appeared on the fourth season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Mother's Day. Mia is a diverse comedian with an outspoken voice and unique perspective. Her energetic conversational style leaves the audience as if they have known her forever. Smart, funny, and versatile, Mia entertains all types of crowds - from alt comedy clubs to college campuses to the metropolitan main stage.
Leslie Norris Townsend
After becoming first runner-up in both Miss Georgia and Miss Florida — but winning the talent competition both times, Leslie's performing skills landed her at Walt Disney World as an actress, singer, and comedian. Soon Hollywood called and she found herself performing on stage and screen next to the likes of Robin Williams and Bryan Cranston. Leslie offers clean stand-up comedy, music, and audience participation that is as much “show” as it is “party.” She has the experience to connect with your group with laughs from beginning to end through song, dance, and laughter. As seen on 30+ television appearances including Comedy Central, A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leslie Norris Townsend is a fun, high-energy comedienne and keynote speaker. This former Beauty Queen offers audiences of every size and personality an intriguing look at marriage, motherhood, and trying to balance it all while maintaining your sanity!
Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.
All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.
Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or [email protected].
Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or [email protected].
Electronic Devices & Camera Policy
Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.
There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.