Black Friday comedy special

On Black Friday, Nov. 23, at 8:00 p.m., three Cleveland/Pittsburgh area comedians will join up for an evening of family-friendly laughter they’re calling “Chuckle at the Church.” The humor ranges from Erick Williams’ hilarious combinations of silly and morbid, dark and absurd, death and ranch dressing to Tim Cornett’s heartfelt humor that engages audiences with an uproarious blend of characterizations and spot-on observations.

Headliner Erick Williams tells stories and gives observations from his life in his own defiantly awkward style that he describes as optimistic nihilism. He has performed at clubs, coffee shops, and any place with a mic all over the tri-state area. He hosts a monthly all-ages mic at the Brookline Teen Outreach Center, co-hosts and produces the podcast POVincent on River’s Edge Radio, and volunteers at his local library where children laugh at him regularly.

Tim Cornett is a storyteller that even the hardcore “I usually don’t laugh at comedian” types can’t help but surrender to. He is a force of nature who holds up a mirror to each of us and helps us to not take ourselves so seriously. He’s equally at home standing in the rose garden at the White House, golfing with Joe Montana, shooting an impromptu episode of "Airline" while traveling on Southwest, and kibitzing with the tellers at the bank. Not everyone has charisma. Not everyone leaves you better off than they found you. Tim has “it” and delivers “it” with gusto.

Jinger Moore, the third comic in this great line-up, is a professional counselor and amateur comedian. She tries to make people cry during the day and laugh at night. She not once, not twice, but three times microwaved a cup of Ramen noodles without water and only once was she drunk. Her special talent is making clothes from Walmart look like they’re not from Walmart.

The evening of comedy will be showcased at Olmsted Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5050 Porter Road in North Olmsted. A suggested donation of $15 is requested and benefits both performers and church. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to

Cathy Ross

Office Manager at Olmsted Unitarian Universalist Congregation and retired copywriter.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:36 AM, 11.20.2018