This Emmy-nominated and best-selling comedian channels her life experiences into positive, hilarious stories that are sure to leave you laughing and inspired. This Friday, March 10, at the Turlock Community Theatre in Turlock, Chonda Pierce will host a unique evening blend of music and comedy. Grab your best girlfriends and join the fun – guys, you’re welcome too, at your own risk! 😊 Tickets are available by clicking here, with a limited number of VIP tickets including Early Entry and a Meet & Greet with Chonda are available for each show.
Found a New Talent
For nearly three decades, Chonda has been making audiences laugh with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. Pierce got her start working at Opryland Theme Park in Nashville where she performed as “Grand Ole Opry” star Minnie Pearl. Pierce recalls being a terrible dancer and being told by her boss to “find a new talent.” In order to keep her job, she memorized three pages of jokes from Grinders Switch, TN, and went on to impersonate Minnie Pearl for six years. While Pierce enjoyed singing and dancing, it was at this time that she truly fell in love with her craft.
Source of Her Sense of Humor
After deciding to pursue comedy full-time, she recorded “Second Row, Piano Side,” a collection drawing material from her childhood growing up as the daughter of a preacher in South Carolina. Pierce’s material resonated with people from all walks of life, and she credits her southern upbringing both for her warped sense of humor and her solid roots. From there, Pierce turned her gift of storytelling into a successful comedic career, selling more comedy DVDs than any other female comedian. In addition to her successful DVDs, she has also authored several books, including the 2007 “Laughing In The Dark” (Simon & Schuster/Howard), and appears at venues big and small throughout the United States making audiences laugh with her ability to find the positivity in any situation. Learn more about Chonda by visiting her website when you click here.