Cherry Lane Park

CapComedy: Shawn Banks featuring Jamie Utley

Showtimes: 06/18/2021 7:30pm

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Shawn Banks was born in Alton, IL, a small city 20 minutes from St. Louis across the Mississippi River. Known for witty observations and dead-on impersonations of many, comedian Shawn Banks has been exploding in comedy clubs and theatres across Florida and can often be seen performing at HOLLYWOOD'S LAUGH FACTORY, COMEDY STORE and COMEDY UNION.

Shawn's most recognizable asset when he takes the stage is his presence. At 6'3" and 300+ pounds, you can definitely tell that the ELEPHANT IS IN THE ROOM. In the Fall of 2005 & 2006, Shawn took his Family-Fun humor and auditioned and landed a Stand-Up spot on the TOM JOYNER SKY SHOW at the WALT-DISNEY Milk-House in front of 4000+ people live and aired on TVOne. The show is also heard by over 10-million listeners across the country daily.

Shawn was also a Finalist for COMEDY CENTRAL'S 2007 SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL. In the same month Shawn won $1000 and a first place bid in NESTLE-PURINA'S 2007 PET COMEDY CHALLENGE and competed and WON 2nd place & $5000 CASH in St. Louis, MO. Shawn can also be seen on the 2nd Season of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes.

Shawn Banks has performed with many comics in today's market such as: SINBAD, Earthquake, Bruce-Bruce, Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Rickey Smiley and more. Shawn enjoys and has great pride in his versatility of being able to perform both mainstream and urban audiences, as well as clean corporate humor.

Jamie made his professional debut on April 19th, 2008 at Bear’s Place in Bloomington, IN as an emcee and performed his first feature gig on February 22nd in Evansville, IN at Club Royale. He performed his first professional week at the Comedy Caravan in Louisville during the week of May 21st, opening for Greg Hahn and again in October of that year, opening for Spanky Brown. In 2000 he was chosen, from about 75 people that auditioned, for one of ten available spots in a sketch comedy group called the Springfield Players. Unfortunately, Jamie was forced to leave Springfield and return to his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, and was unable to complete his first season with the group. For the last 10 years, he has performed in hallways, backrooms, living rooms and kitchens for crowds as large as 5 or 6 people.
He has performed often at the Comedy Caravan in Louisville and has performed at the Peppermint Lounge, Excalibur Lounge, Melody Inn, Tip Top Tavern and Morty’s Comedy Joint in Indianapolis, Comedy Off Broadway and O’Neils in Lexington, KY, Cozzy’s in Newport News Virgina, Bonkerz Comedy Club in Forida, Funnybone in Dayton Ohio,Funnybone in Huntington West Virginia, Club FuZion, Petrus. Monkey Wrench, Churchhill Downs, and Shooters in Louisville, KY. He also has performed at the Discovery Lodge, Club Royale, and Ellis Park in Evansville, IN, Chicago Pizza in Tell City and the Blind Parrot in Owensboro, Ky and 3-Putt Willeys in Elizabethtown Ky and Bear's Place in Bloomington, IN, and the Dragon Pub in Frankfort, KY.

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