BEST BETS: Kabler brings the comedy spirit of Robin Williams to Milton

Roger Kabler thought he was done with it all. After a couple of decades in show business as a standup comic, actor and director, along with having his own sitcom for a season, Mr. Kabler was headed to live in the woods of New England to become a full-time painter. “I tried to come back […]

Jeff Dunham to raise voice(s) at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham holds the Guinness world record for most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour. He has over a million YouTube subscribers, amassing over a billion views, leading to record-breaking viewership of his specials on Comedy Central and NBC. He sells out arenas across the world. And even after 30 years […]

Seaford ventriloquist speaks for himself

SEAFORD — After graduating from Martin Van Buren High School in New York City, Ken Huff spent 20 years as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force. “I was a contract specialist,” said Mr. Huff. “I was stationed at three different places, but I was also in Air Force entertainment, so I got […]

BEST BETS: Robinson, Foxworthy among performers at Freeman Stage this summer

SELBYVILLE — With more than 60 performances in its 2018 season, The Freeman Stage this afternoon announced Vol. 1 of its two-part season reveal. Headlining performances at the entertainment venue near Fenwick Island include Smokey Robinson on June 1; The Wailers on June 15; Chris Janson on June 22; Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with […]

BEST BETS: Schoch shares songs at Friends of Folk coffeehouse

He didn’t mean to, but Kent Schoch says his father set him on a path to making music. “My mom was a big country music fan but my dad was not a huge music fan at all,” he recalls. “We had this console record player in the living room that he made me turn down […]

BEST BETS: ‘Mike and Molly’ star Gardell goes from TV to Dover stage

You probably know Billy Gardell for playing police officer Mike Biggs for six seasons opposite Melissa McCarthy in the hit CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly.” You may even know him for portraying Elvis Presley’s domineering manager Col. Tom Parker on the CMT miniseries “Sun Records” or as the Emmy-nominated host of the game show “Monopoly […]

BEST BETS: The Rock Orchestra salutes Springsteen at Milton Theatre

The Milton Theatre is gearing up for a Boss time Saturday night as The Rock Orchestra salutes Bruce Springsteen by performing his first three albums in their entirety. The night starts with “Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey,” released in January of 1973, continues with “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle” released […]

BEST BETS: Mason brings Dame Edna to Milton Theatre

After more than a decade of impersonating the outrageous Australian character Dame Edna Everage, Scott Mason has had to stop short of disappointing a few people along the way. “I was doing a gig in New Jersey once and a woman had me sign her program. She said to me ‘My son and I saw […]

BEST BETS: Music, mirth on tap for local entertainment fans in 2018

As we get set to sing 2017 on its way out of here, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits local entertainment fans in 2018. Before we get to the events that we definitely know about, we start with the unknowns associated with the Firefly Music Festival. At this point, the only thing […]

Ventriloquist Dunham, Christian artist Daigle added to Delaware State Fair lineup

HARRINGTON – Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and contemporary Christian artists Lauren Daigle with Rend Collective make up two more shows coming to the Delaware State Fair this summer, fair officials announced Friday morning. Mr. Dunham returns to the fair Monday, July 23 as part of his new tour, “Passively Aggressive,” with Achmed, Walter, Peanut, Bubba J and […]