Three comedians take the ECTC stage Oct. 19

Emerald Coast Theatre Company is no joking matter. Well, actually it will be on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. when it stages three evenings of comedy as part of its Comedy on the Boulevard.

Hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden this evening of comedy also features headliners Heather Tolley Bauer and Cyrus Steele.

Jason Hedden is a theater professor and actor that took to stand-up comedy when his wife stopped laughing at his jokes at home. He lives in Panama City Beach, Florida where he performs regularly and co-produces monthly shows with Panama City Comedy. He has been seen at StarDome, The Comedy Catch, Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club and dozens of other venues throughout the southeast. Jason was part of the Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival, NY Underground Comedy Festival, Gulf Coast Comedy Festival and has shared the stage with Henry Cho, Ryan Niemiller, Aaron Weber, Jenn Weeks, Ben Brainard, Chris Cope, Derrick Stroup, Cliff Cash and many other funny folks.

Heather Tolley-Bauer is a stay-at-home mom, wife, colorectal cancer-survivor and stand-up comedian returns to ECTC’s stage to provide audiences with much-needed laughs to escape everything from marriage, middle-age and millennials to parenting, Pinterest, the PTA, and now, a pandemic. Tolley-Bauer performs in Atlanta and select cities across the country and for large organizations. The producer, booker and host of a monthly, largely sold-out show featuring an all-female line-up called Laugh-Lines & Stretch-Marks, she has hosted shows for the Punchline in Atlanta and Minority Reportz in Los Angeles, opened for touring comic, Brian Moote and recently was selected to perform at the prestigious LaughFest comedy festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A dynamic performer, comedian, Cyrus Steele is quickly establishing himself as one of Atlanta’s in-demand comics through his story-tellng performances and dry wit. Steele appeals to audiences young and old, with his unbridled energy. His brand of comedy covers everything from childhood stories, to pop-culture. Recently, he made his TV debut on Dish Network’s “Comedy Shootout with Chad Prather” on RideTV. In 2017, he was selected as a finalist for HBO’s Comedy Wings Competition. And last year, was a finalist for Steve Harvey’s Comedy Spotlight and Jeanne Robertson’s Comedy with Class. In February he appeared on the pop culture news show TMZ, winning their Wackiest Talent contest. He’ll be dropping his first DryBar comedy special next summer.

All performances are at Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach.

Event schedule is subject to change.

Tickets range from $28 to $30 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

ECTC is implementing a Safety Protocol Plan to ensure patrons can enjoy all offerings in a safe environment. Visit emeraldcoasttheatre.org/ectc-safety-protocol for the latest updates.

ECTC’s 2021-2022 season is made possible with support from Grand Boulevard Town Center, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group, and the South Walton Tourist Development Council.

To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, follow the ECTC YouTube channel, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.


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ABOUT EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher, MA. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops, and classes.


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