September 8, 2016 · 8:00pm
Tellus Jokes: Big Apple Comedy in the Heart of Lancaster. Comedian Rubi Nicholas delivers the best comedy to Lancaster every month.
This month’s show features the comedy of Brent Gill and Brett Hiker.
Brent Gill has devoted his life to comedy. Through his stand-up, Brent reports back to audiences on the terrible decisions and ridiculous insights that make up his daily existence. Brent’s onstage charisma and energy will leave audiences aroused and entranced.
Most recently, Brent made his television debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” followed by “Hidden America with Jonah Ray” on NBC’s comedy network, SeeSo. The Denver Westword best describes Brent as “a paragon of Denver comedy.” He is regular Comedy Works headliner and produces/hosts the Boulder Comedy Show, called a Top Ten Comedy Show of 2015 and The Best of Boulder 2016 by the Denver Westword. His comedy-news show, Infauxmation, has been called a “Best Bet Comedy Show” by the Denver Post tours across the country from Denver to New York to Los Angeles to Toronto.
As far as festivals go, Brent was selected to perform at the 22nd annual Telluride Blues and Brews festival, as well as a four-time invitee to the High Plains Comedy Festival. In May 2016, Brent fulfilled a lifelong dream opening for Dave Chappelle and Ron White at Comedy Works Downtown.
You should probably check him out!
Brett Hiker may look like he’s better suited for clearing brush or moving crates down at the dock, but he has become one of the more popular comedians currently touring the country.
After spending the first 10 years of his livelihood (15-25) bouncing around working class jobs, Hiker was on a loose pace of getting fired every 6 months for spending more time trying to make his coworkers laugh than doing any sort of actual work. This all ended in 2008 when he found a job that would pay him for doing exactly that.
A career in comedy has taken Hiker all over North America and afforded him the opportunities to travel overseas to perform in front of large foreign audiences that both laugh with and AT his boorish American ways. He is also a stalwart of the North American festival circuit and has showcased his comedy at prestigious events like the Aspen, Limestone, and High Plains comedy fests.
Hiker’s stand-up made its TV debut in 2011 on the After After Party: with Steven Michael Quezada — Gomez from Breaking Bad (most Americans do not recall the short-lived late night talk show that was quickly cancelled due to their stand-up bookings.) Since then his comedy has been featured on Fox, the CW, Comcast and dozens of morning radio shows across the country.
From growing up deep in the mountains of Colorado, to living a fast paced life in Manhattan, to countless months spent abroad as an expat; Hiker’s broad appeal provides his tour schedule with the variety of large city theaters, small town bars, and every comedy club in between.
While Hiker is now a full time comic (or “chortle-monger” as he like’s to call it), he spent his first 5 years in the comedy business keeping himself financially afloat by working during the day as a stagehand on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Anecdotes from the set of superhero movies, Scorsese projects, and life around celebrities have made Hiker a fan favorite and still inspires crowd members to shout out requests of some of his most popular tales.