About the Show
They say laughter is the best medicine, so consider the Ellen Eccles Theatre your pharmacy! A new addition to the national touring season, award-winning comedians from across the country will come to the Ellen Eccles Theatre for three nights of hilarity. With these line-ups, you’ll be hoping the show never ends – if you’re able to stop laughing, that is!
About Cathy Ladman
As one of the country's top comedians, Ladman's show is a self-probing vehicle which draws laughter from exposing personal neuroses. She has not only appeared on "The Tonight Show" nine times but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two of Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show Anniversary" shows. She made four appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," did her own HBO "One Night Stand" comedy special and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic.
A native New Yorker, now living in Los Angeles, Cathy is an acclaimed television and film actor. Her film credits include “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Aristocrats,” and "White Oleander.” Her TV appearances include “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Modern Family,” and “Mad Men.” She's done several TV pilots, including "Caroline in the City," in which she had a recurring role, and a bunch of others that barely saw the light of day (or night). She also appeared regularly on ABC's "Politically Incorrect" and Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist."
Besides writing her standup act and original scripted projects, Cathy was on the writing staffs of “The Caroline Rhea Show” (2002), “Caroline in the City” (different Caroline altogether – 1997), and “Roseanne” (1996). She also wrote an episode of “King of Queens" and other sitcoms. Her theatre credits include her solo show, “Does This Show Make Me Look Fat,” a successful run Off-Broadway in, “The JAP Show: The Princesses of Comedy," the 25th Anniversary production of “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” in Los Angeles, which was nominated for several GLAAD awards, and she and HBO developed her first solo show, “Scaredypants,” and took it to the Aspen Comedy Festival.
Cathy's comedy focuses on family, growing up, relationships, and real life from a very personal perspective. The Los Angeles Times put it best: "... Ladman has such clever, well-written material and such a breezy, unassuming delivery that it would be easy to overlook just how good she is: Her act seems effortless."
About Ross Bennett
MacArthur attended West Point and became a National hero.
Eisenhower attended West Point and became the President of the United States.
Ross Bennett attended West Point, dropped out and became a comedian.
The mid-70’s were a different era, and West Point was admitting a different kind of cadet when Ross Bennett was sworn in on July 8, 1975. But by 1977 Ross had decided that he wanted to take aim and fire jokes at nightclub audiences. So he undertook a giant career change, he dropped out of West Point, and landed right square in the middle of the comedy explosion that was taking America by storm.
For 30 years Ross has led a comedy attack. Armed with an expressive delivery and real life topics. Growing up with a father who was a Marine Colonel (a nice mellow guy!), grade school snow days, disastrous golf games, and catastrophic water skiing outings, middle age medical procedures.
ROSS BENNETT is a high-powered performer who takes his act to the audience and comes back with a victory every-time! Seen on dozens of TV shows, including:
COMEDY CENTRAL’S TOUGH CROWD w/ COLIN QUINN
JUST FOR LAUGH’S COMEDY FESTIVAL
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
“A MUST-SEE FOR EVERY COMEDY CONNOISSEUR”
"One word describes his face. Marvelous! As I see it he has it all. There's mtiming, pacing, feeling, communication and polish, all the ingredients that, at one time or another, lead to stardom."Perry Phillips - The Oakland Tribune
"His Rubbery face, skilled use of voices and careful writing make him one of the most watchable and memorable performers on the comedy club circuit." David Armstrong - San Francisco Examiner
"He has the most mobile, congenitally funny….It's a face that amplifies normal emotion and expression into wild caricature." San Francisco Chronicle
Each year, the Cache Valley Center for the Arts brings the best of national and international talent to the Ellen Eccles Theatre as part of the CacheARTS Presents season.