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DBFF Comedy - Get Your Laugh On!
75 min.
Need a laugh? Come see "Piper the Comedian" and Comedian Joel Runnels, Jr. This duo will make you laugh, cry, laugh and laugh some more! Piper the Comedian is a veteran in the comedy business who spent time with Bernie Mac honing his skills. He is a master story teller and frequent improv performer!
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Gerald Piper aka "Piper the Comedian", Joel Runnels, Jr.

Gerald Piper aka "Piper the Comedian"
When Piper the Comedian asks Won’t He do it, the comic’s signature inquiry invites an enthusiastic “If you let Him!” from crowds who flock to his performances. For Piper, the mantra is not just a catch phrase ripped from the pulpit; it is the inspiration behind the charming gregarious style that keeps loyal fans coming back. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gerald Piper is a decorated Navy veteran who always respected the art of comedy. However, after sharing the stage with comic legend Bernie Mac, he realized making people laugh was his calling. Mac, who later became a personal friend, helped Piper hone his innate skills. The humorist with the smooth baritone voice always had sharp comedic timing. Piper (inspired by his mother’s spontaneous sense of humor) mastered the art of storytelling early in life, often entertaining co-workers and family members with lively narratives spun from common everyday experiences. His gift? Finding the punch line in the ordinary, the joke in the absurd, and the humor in the pain. It is a command of life few
Joel Runnels, Jr.
Joel Runnels Jr is a VERY FUNNY down to earth, diverse, professional comic who truly enjoys what he does. • Opened for high profile comedians such as Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, Monique, Katt Williams, Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson, John Witherspoon, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Affion Crockett, and Roy Wood Jr • Hosted monthly recurring comedy show at the Improv in Addison,Texas. Also featured at Miami,Florida and Arlington,Texas Improv Comedy Clubs, Carolines on Broadway in New York,NY, and Stress Factory in New Brunswick,NJ. • Toured with Mike Epps on the After Dark Comedy Tour and for Opened for Katt Williams Born Again Tour at Verizon Wireless Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas. • Opening act for the Bruce Bruce and Earthquake Bad Boys of Comedy Tour.