POSTPONED - A future date will be announced soon
Thomaston High School Project Graduation presents its annual “PROJECT LAUGHS!” comedy show with America’s Got Talent Season 7 runner up Comedian Tom Cotter on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00pm at the Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street in Thomaston, CT. The show will be hosted by Connecticut Comedian, writer and radio personality Pat Oates.
About Tom Cotter
Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7’s "America's Got Talent." He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year.
In January 2019 Tom was again invited back to the AGT stage - this time to perform against the best of the best “Got Talent” performers from other years and around the world in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” In one the most talked about sets of the entire competition, Tom received a STANDING OVATION from the adoring crowd. Tom's other numerous television and radio credits include "The Tonight Show,” “Last Comic Standing,” his very own "Comedy Central Presents... Tom Cotter,"The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, multiple appearance on CBS’ "The Late Late Show" and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.
You can find Tom headlining all of America's most famous comedy clubs including: The Comedy Cellar, The Improv and Caroline's On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and headlining "America's Got Talent Live" show at the Palazzo, Las Vegas. And recently, Tom was on the dais and took part in the Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Tom is also a regular on Fox News Channel and co-starred on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
In addition, Tom has performed in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.” Tom came out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful Parenting” (Willow Street Press) in February, 2016 which is a collection of jokes, gags, one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere. It is this kind of versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. So whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom Cotter gives it everything he's got. "If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged."
About Pat Oates
Host PAT OATES is a comedian, writer, radio personality, and a national treasure. Pat is a lot of things, but the one thing he is the most is funny. Beating out 150 other comics, Pat became the 2015 Last Comix Standing winner proving that if there's one thing that he knows, it's comedy. His brutal honesty and animated storytelling make him stand out and leave audiences laughing. Pat has released two albums, "Good Try (2018)" and "Birthday Like a Funeral (2019). He is the author of the Comedy guidebook "How Not To Suck at Comedy (2019).
About Project Graduation
Project Graduation is a volunteer committee of parents dedicated to providing a drug and alcohol-free Thomaston High School graduation celebration for the Class of 2020. It is held directly after the graduation ceremony and has become a wonderful “last time together” tradition. Project Graduation sponsors a variety of fundraising activities like this each year, in order to make the celebration fun, safe, and successful!
Tickets for Project Laughs! with Tom Cotter are $25.00. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Thomaston Opera House box office Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm & Saturday 1-4pm @ 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06787. Contact or visit the Box Office (860) 283-6250