Timing is everything in show business. And two comedy acts with well-paced schtick timed it right at the Mabel Tainter. In a night of stand-up (and sit-down) comedy on Nov. 22, Menomonie natives, now professional comedians, returned home to entertain to a packed house. God’s Pottery (Wilson Hall of Menomonie and partner Krister Johnson) and Tim Harmston of Menomonie, both of NBC TV’s Last Comic Standing fame, performed.
The evening show of laughter in the rafters was underwritten by Bob and Jane Hoyt.
Harmston opened the act for God’s Pottery, the comic duo known as Jeremiah Smallchild (Hall) and Gideon Lamb (Johnson). With a strong voice, Harmston tailored his act to include humorous local and state references. And, in a genre all their own, Hall and Johnson stayed in the character of their stage personnas throughout the gig that included songs, send-ups and parodies built around a tongue-in-cheek theme of teenagers and Christian living.
A meet and greet followed the performance, where the public lined up to talk with the entertainers and purchase copies of God’s Pottery’s new book, What Would God’s Pottery Do?, and God’s Pottery T-shirts (“Virginity Rocks” and “What Happens in Vegas Stays in God’s Memory for All Eternity”). The book and T-shirts are still on sale at the God’s Pottery website godspot tery.com.
For more on Harmston, visit www.timharmston.com.
Both acts are on the road, touring the Midwest.