ETTA MAY, MOODY MOLAVI COM­ING TO COM­EDY CATCH

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The Queen of Coun­try Com­edy and an Ira­nian South­ern Bapti- costal will bring their stand-up rou­tines to The Com­edy Catch, 1400 Mar­ket St., this week­end.

Fan fa­vorite Etta May is in town tonight through Satur­day, Sept. 20-22, on her Box Wine and Gas Sta­tion Chicken tour. Etta May is known by sev­eral names — The Polyester Princess, Queen of South­ern Sass, Queen of Coun­try Com­edy, The Trailer Park God­dess — but she’s also won the pres­ti­gious ti­tle of Amer­i­can Com­edy Awards’ Comic of the Year.

This Ken­tucky woman de­liv­ers a high-pow­ered, take- no- pris­on­ers per­for­mance of truth, irony, hu­mor and wis­dom.

Etta May head­lines the suc­cess­ful South­ern Fried Chicks Com­edy Tour and has built a fan base on Sir­iusXM com­edy chan­nels.

Tick­ets are $ 12 for tonight’s 7: 30 show; $ 18 for shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. on ei­ther Fri­day or Satur­day.

Moody Molavi will close out the week­end on Sun­day, Sept. 23, with a 7:30 p.m. show. Tick­ets are $10.

Born in Iran to an Ira­nian fa­ther and Amer­i­can mother, Molavi learned at an early age how to read the comedic mo­ment in any sit­u­a­tion.

His fam­ily moved to the south­ern United States in 1981, where Moody says he used com­edy to es­cape mul­ti­tudes of ad­verse mo­ments in his young life. He was bul­lied by Ira­ni­ans for be­ing an Amer­i­can, and by Amer­i­cans for be­ing an Ira­nian.

The Chris­tian comic is mar­ried to his high­school sweet­heart, who later be­came his step­sis­ter through the mar­riage of their par­ents to each other.

That’s where the fun be­gins as Moody skill­fully shares his life ex­pe­ri­ences as an “Ira­nian South­ern Bapti- costal Un­cle Daddy.”

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-629-2233.

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Etta May, above, is at The Com­edy Catch tonight through Satur­day, and Moody Molavi, be­low, has a Sun­day night show.

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