Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures

Chamber offers comedy event at Gaslight Theater

GEORGETOWN – The Brown County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a comedy show on Feb. 20 featuring local comedian Chris Siemer.

Siemer is in his fourth year doing stand-up comedy. Now, based out of Cincinnati, he was opened for nationally acclaimed comedians. He has quickly became one of the top names in stand-up for the Cincinnati area.

The Gaslight Theater in Georgetown comes as a homecoming to the Brown County native. Siemer grew up in Brown County and lived in Hamersville, Georgetown and Mt. Orab. He is a graduate of Western Brown High School and has performed at the Gaslight before. This time, however, he comes more experienced and feels he can deliver a great show.

“I’ve spent quite a number of years away from Brown County, but my roots never changed,” Siemer said. “I started doing stand-up comedy in 2012. Basically I’m coming up on my four year anniversary of doing this.”

Siemer said his comedy career coincided with a divorce that was “made for TV.”

“After that happened, I didn’t have much to lose,” Siemer said. “Stand-up comedy is where I was comfortable for awhile. It basically became everything that I did. If I wasn’t at work that is what I did with my time.”

His last show in the county was in 2012 and he said he didn’t have a lot under him at the time. He was as green as the come for comedians. In that time, he has gone from the open mic nights to being the opening act for nationally acclaimed comedians such as Katt Williams.

Siemer said he has finally developed a solid, headlining performance after four years of putting his act together. He has performed all over the Midwest at top club such as Wiley’s is Dayton or the Funny Bone in Newport.

“I finally have a headline act. Your 45 minute to 55 minute act,” Siemer said. “I want to come and do it for the people I grew up around and grew up with.”

Siemer said coming home to perform his act adds new elements that he might not be able to use in other clubs he is performing in. He can use his experience from his childhood to relate with the audience more. In Georgetown, his audience will be friends, family, and people he actually knows and has connections with.

“The thing is I can get some really deep references if I so choose, that are Brown County only” Siemer said. “There is not a whole that I talk about like ‘I was born this way’ or ‘I was raised this way.’ It’s just when you grow up out there it is kind of a different living, different people. You know people who live around you, in the city you don’t.”

The Gaslight gives Siemer an opportunity to come full circle. Siemer did not want to take away from any of the performances he had done, but said the show that the Gaslight was absolutely special.

“It’s a real full circle kind of thing for me,” Siemer said. “When I was a young man in school I did theater and choir and all that stuff, I actually performed with the Gaslight Theater Players during my junior year or maybe my sophomore year of high school I believe. It is really cool to come back now and be the main act. It is a homecoming. I wouldn’t be who I am without my background out there.”

Siemer said it was special to come back to perform in front of family and loved ones that told him he should be a comedian before he ever actually gave it any thought.

“When you grow up and have a sense of humor you hear people say ‘you’d be a great comedian,’” Siemer said. “You hear people say that kind of silly stuff and it doesn’t really mean anything but to come back and be on the journey and being doing as well as I am in short amount of time I’ve been doing to say it (the show) is a little more special than anything I’ve done is an understatement. It means a lot to me.”

Tickets are still available for the 18 and older show at the Gaslight Theater on Feb. 20. Presale tickets are $8 or $10 at the door. You can order your pre-sale tickets by calling the Chamber of Commerce office at 937-378-4784. The doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Snacks will be available for purchase and remember the is show is for those 18 and over.

Chris Siemer returns home to perform his comedy act at the Gaslight Theater on Feb. 20.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chrissiemer_qnrl171664.orig_.jpgChris Siemer returns home to perform his comedy act at the Gaslight Theater on Feb. 20.
A Cincinnati top comic and county native Chris Siemer headlines show

By Brian Durham

bdurham@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brian Durham at 937-378-6161 or on Twitter @brianD1738.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat