Comedian Jeff Allen will perform at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon on June 24.
The longtime act has been to Lebanon a couple of times preshow - introducing himself to the community and now promoting the upcoming performance.
"I live in Fairview and did a show a year or two ago to benefit a school here in Lebanon. The radio station reached out to us to do another show," he said. In fact - prior to his interview with The Wilson Post - Allen appeared on WANT 98.9 FM to speak with host MJ Lucas.
Allen, 60, started his career in comedy at age 22 - although insists it was more of a hobby at the time. "When I got married, I panicked and realized I had to do something," he said, noting he then got serious about being funny around age 30.
Inspired by classic comedians Steve Martin and Woody Allen, Allen said his jokes are relatable to his audience.
"It is a lot of personal stories - marriage, wife, kids, raising teens and the America I grew up in. I look back on how things have changed," he said.
One thing in particular that has changed is how parents view car seats. Nowadays there is much information about seats, how long to use them and which position to face them. "I talk about our son and our granddaughter. We didn't have car seats when I was a kid. I walked down the backseat while my mom drove down the road," he said. "It is just a clean, family show - with an edge to it."
Allen, who performed at Zanie's last year, said a lot of times the people he meets don't know what he does for a living.
"I played golf with a guy for two years pretty regularly before he knew what I did. A woman in a round of golf will find out everything they need to know about who they are talking with - but with men it just never came up," Allen said.
Tickets for the show are available online at capitoltheatretn.com.