Crosstown Comedy

The Coach, The Puppet Guy and The Dad of Six – one jam-packed, hilarious show for everyone.

Marty Simpson

Marty’s comedy has been featured on ESPN, B.E.T., Nickelodean, and his award winning special Clean if it Kills Me is now streaming on Amazon Prime. He’s performed on 3 different continents.  He was a finalist in the 2017 Trial By Laughter and was named a festival favorite at Big Pine Comedy Festival. He won the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge. His comedy is shaped, not only by his 25 years of marriage and two teenage kids, but also his 10 years as a head high school football coach and drama teacher. He says every fall, he just acted  like a football coach. He’s the current Vice-President of the Christian Comedy Association.


David Pendleton

Ever since he was six years old, David Pendleton has had a passion for ventriloquism and performing. Today, he’s a seasoned professional, an in-demand comedian, and expert ventriloquist whose unique brand of humor has won audiences over throughout the world. David’s flawless technique as a ventriloquist sets him apart from just about any other ventriloquist you have ever seen. He will not only amaze you with his ability to make you believe that anything can talk, but his comedy act will also keep you laughing from start to finish. David has performed for Fortune 500 Companies for over 20 years, and is the “go to” performer for the likes of David Jeremiah and Chuck Swindoll.


Shawn Reynolds

Shawn Reynolds is a nationally touring Christian comedian, dad of six who is currently appearing on tour with Tim Hawkins. He’s a 2-time showcase performer at the Christian Comedy Association’s national conference, has appeared locally on ABC and NBC, and is the founder of Stand-Up For Adoption; a comedy benefit series which has raised thousands of dollars for families trying to adopt. He was also a finalist and the runner-up in Chicago’s National 2017 Clean Comedy Challenge and was the winner of the Funniest Comic East of the Mississippi annual competition. Shawn is the husband of Katie, and father of six wonderful kids.


Admission starts at $34.00. Get your tickets here or call the Ohio Star Theater at 855-344-7547 for more information.


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