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Ken Davis’ comedy routine: Bring Grandma, bring the kids

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, June 14, 2013, at 7:47 a.m.

If you go

Ken Davis

What: comedy evening with Ken Davis

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st St.

Tickets: $15-$20. Available online, www.firstmbchurch.org/events/kendavis

Information: 316-722-5885. Child care is available by reservation. Contact Linda at loelze@firstmbchurch.org.

Comedian and author Ken Davis will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita.

He has performed in Kansas many times and said he absolutely loves it.

“I hit a cow the last time I was in Kansas so the real reason I had to come back was to check on it, of course,” Davis said.

Davis, 66, a native of northern Minnesota, has been performing comedy routines for 40 years. It started when one of his high school teachers forced him to enroll in speech class.

“I was a troublemaker in her class so instead of kicking me out, she disciplined me by forcing me to sign up for speech, and that is where I found my love for public speaking,” Davis said.

He is not only a comedian, but also author of the book “Fully Alive ,” published in 2012.

“My book ‘Fully Alive’ has been such a success, and I still have faith that it will end up on the best-sellers list,” Davis said.

Inspiration for his comedy comes from his life. He covers a wide range of topics, including faith, losing weight and parenting.

“I don’t do one-liners. I tell stories about real people and real situations,” Davis said.

Saturday night’s topic will be the challenge to live life to the fullest.

“My comedy routine is different from other comedians’ because of three reasons: One, you can bring Grandma and the kids. Two, it is simply funny. Three, I want to help people,” Davis said.

He encourages families to come and take home a good laugh.

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