Comedy Caravan at The French Quarter Inn
From Bob Batch's bio at ComediansUSA.com:
Bob Batch makes people laugh He can't help it. While working on his communications degree, at the University of Louisville, he had to read a newscast and be critiqued by his classmates. The entire class broke out laughing and the professor told him that he was a brilliant comedian. "I was trying to read straight news." He soon was telling jokes at colleges from Harvard & M.I.T. to U.C.L.A. As well as Casino's in Atlantic City, Tahoe & The Bahamas. Ray Charles, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Stanley Jordan, The Oak Ridge Boys, REO Speedwagon and Ann Murray are among the diverse musical acts that have chosen Bob to share the concert stage with them.
Although Bob is a southern corn c his style was developed in the fast paced clubs of Boston. He says crazy things the: make sense. His T.V. credits include the Today Show on NBC, Good Morning America, Showtime Comedy Club Network, A&E's Comedy on the Road and America's Funnies: People.
When he first started touring the comedy clubs he was asked to do a show at a conference of the governors of the Fifty United States. He has been busy ever since cracking up State Legislatures, NBA Teams, National Conventions, Professional Associations, Trade Unions and every imaginable group of people that can be sat together.
From John Richardson's bio at the Comedy Soap Box:
In just a few short years Big John's comedy career has taken him from an open mic to appearances at some of the finest comedy clubs in the country. The Stardome in Birmingham Alabama, The Improv in Cleveland Ohio, The Punchline in Atlanta Georgia to name just a few.
Mixing social commentary and stories from his own life, John has developed a unique perspective with a delivery that is best described as "Cosbyesque". With the slogan "Clean Comedy for Dirty Minds", because he does not believe comedy needs to be bleeped, a huge stage presence and unique ability to befriend audiences make him a favorite wherever he performs.
Big John has appeared on the FOX Network, WB Televison, the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show. Big John will soon be appearing on the new Sprint Comedy Network.
A Seafood Buffet will also be served. Reservations are requested. More information can be obtained by calling (606) 564-8000.