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“My Funny Valentine” Comes to Weber Center for the Performing Arts

In celebration of love and marriage and everything in between, Weber Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents “My Funny Valentine,” on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 each. Pat Hazel, one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld and Karen Morgan, 2005 finalist in Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America,” join forces for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming standup comedy.

Pat Hazell is a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia. As a playwright, his first endeavor, Bunk Bed Brothers, was optioned by Columbia Pictures, then gained the attention of the TV industry and was filmed as the sit-com, American Pie, for NBC. Hazell’s signature work, The Wonder Bread Years, a grand salute to the baby-boomer generation aired on PBS, where they referred to Hazell as “America’s foremost pop culture anthropologist.” Currently, the live theatrical tour of The Wonder Bread Years is enjoying success across the US.

As the Chief Creative Officer of Sweetwood Productions, he is responsible for the national tours of four original productions: Bunk Bed Brothers, Nashville Backstage, The Wonder Bread Years, and A Kodachrome Christmas. Pat is currently in development on a musical adaptation of his original play Grounded for Life. However, his greatest accomplishment is being the father of two of the brightest shining stars in the universe, Tucker and Keaton. For more information on Pat or tour dates please visit SweetwoodProductions.com and PatHazell.com

Karen Morgan was born in Georgia but now calls Maine home. A former trial attorney, she began her comedy career in 2005 as a finalist in Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America.” Since then, Morgan has appeared in theatres and comedy clubs across the country including The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Caroline’s in New York City and Comedy Connection in Boston. Her radio clips can be heard on Sirius XM Radio. In 2012, she won the Improv Comedy Club’s national comic search in Las Vegas and was also featured on the USA Channel in an ad for Wal-Mart. Her book You Might Be a Mama was published by Peter Randall Publishing in 2005. For more information on Karen, please visit karencomedy.com.

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