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Clean comedy show comes to Buford

BUFORD -- When Karen Davis approached the Buford Variety Theater about hosting a clean comedy show, comedian Derrick Tennant was the go-to guy.

As founder of Bleep Free Comedy, Tennant has assembled a group of comics whose stand-up acts can be performed in a club on a Saturday night and in a church Sunday morning.

Tennant's brand of clean comedy was just what Davis, who leads Buford First United Methodist Church's senior group, was hoping for.

"When Karen had asked me about booking a show for her church, it just seemed like a natural fit," said Joe Satterfield, general manager of the Buford venue. "For people that are concerned about language and content of an act, they know exactly what they're walking into without any surprises."

"I think comedy can be really funny without the ugly words," said Davis, whose husband, Gerry, is pastor at Buford FUMC. "I enjoy comedy and most of my seniors have a real good sense of humor. They like comedy shows, it's just at The Punchline, you never know what you're going to get."

Tuesday's show, Tennant said, will be one you wouldn't be embarrassed to see with your mom. What can audiences expect?

"The same thing they can expect from any good comedy show," he said. "We're not saying, 'Hey, we're clean and dirty is bad comedy,' it's just a good comedy show. It just happens to be clean."

Tuesday's show will feature a couple of local, up-and-coming comics before Tennant wraps it up.

"I'm really excited about it because I really like these guys, and there's one girl, and I think the audience is going to be impressed with them," Tennant said.

Tennant said if the show goes well it may be a regular event at Buford Variety Theater.

For more information on Tuesday's show or to purchase tickets, which are $15 each, call the Buford Variety Theater at 770-271-7878 or visit www.bufordvarietytheater.com.