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Comedy is his business

Chad Beadle says he wants people to have a good time at his shows

Chad Beadle says he wants people to have a good time at his shows

February 01, 2007|by JULIE E. GREENE

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Chad Beadle says comedy is fun, but it's also tough.

And so is life.

"I see people when they're driving, smoking, not having a good time," says Beadle, 34, who lives in Hagerstown. He wants to make them laugh, relieve some of their tension.

Beadle does that through his comic routine and by producing comedy shows. His Beadle One Entertainment has presented about 15 comedy shows in Tri-State area since June 2006.

The latest show is Saturday night at Georgia Boy Caf & Lounge in Kearneysville, W.Va.

The show features comedians Seaton Smith of the Washington, D.C., area; Kam of Rockville, Md., and Ayanna Dookie, of Crofton, Md.

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Beadle said Smith and Dookie have performed at DC Improv, and Dookie was on BET's weeknight show "Comic View." Kam has performed at local spots such as Stinger's Sports Pub & Grill and 43 South Ristorante.

Beadle said he has appeared on BET's "Comic View."

Saturday's show will be hosted by DJ Tracy G.

The show is for ages 18 and older because it contains some foul language, Beadle says.

Beadle remembers when he first started doing comedy in Milwaukee about 12 years ago and his routine was sprinkled with the occasional four-letter word.

Once his mother showed up in the audience, and he switched his favorite four-letter word for feces to a more family-friendly term that was slang.

His mother told him to go ahead and use the four-letter word because white people in the audience didn't understand the slang term.

These days his routine includes jokes about bill collectors and being a stripper at nursing homes.

He writes his own material, but there's also some ad-libbing involved.

Beadle says he stays away from some topics during his comedy routine.

"Usually I don't bash my wife because that's going to cause me problems when I get home," he said. He doesn't want her to feel embarrassed.

While he occasionally makes fun of people in the audience, Beadle said he doesn't insult them. He wants them to have a good time.




If you go ...



WHAT: "Make Me Laugh," featuring comedians Seaton Smith, Ayanna Dookie, Kam and Chad Beadle

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9.

WHERE: Georgia Boy Caf & Lounge, 3058 Charles Town Road (aka W.Va. 9), Kearneysville, W.Va.

COST: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, call 240-367-7713.

MORE: Must be 18 or older. Comedy show contains some adult language. For more information and to learn about upcoming Beadle One Entertainment shows, visit www.myspace.com/beadleoneent.

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