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‘Pickup Pundit’ pulls into Visalia

‘Pickup Pundit’ pulls into Visalia

Entertainer Chad Prather brings his rapid-fire style of Cowtown comedy to Visalia Fox Theatre on Jan. 10

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VISALIA – His social media viral video views are counted in the hundreds of millions. Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his truck. CNN has labeled him the “Pick-up Pundit.”

Chad Prather is known for his Southern accent, conservative comedy and comedic stories of from beneath his cowboy hat and he is bringing his cowtown comedy routine to Visalia. Prather will leave the confines of his pickup and take the stage at the Visalia Fox Theater on Thursday, Jan. 10.

The self-described comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist, Prather is often referred to as “the modern day Will Rogers.” He is a fast-talking combination of Lewis Grizzard and Jeff Foxworthy. Originally from Augusta, Ga. Chad now calls the Fort Worth, Texas area home. He grew up working with horses (an industry he is actively involved in) and is often recognized by his ever-present cowboy hat.

Prather has been entertaining audiences on television since he was 2 years old. The desire to be onstage started early. He began acting at the age of 6 and by the age of 20 he was traveling all over the world – from Africa to Southeast Asia, from Russia to Central America—using his communication skills to influence international leaders with humor and inspiration. Back home in America as “the preacher that makes everyone laugh,” he was leading churches and non-profit organizations. Eventually Prather’s communication skills opened doors for him to move into the corporate arena of motivational speaking and writing.

Since that time, Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, MSN and has been featured in magazines from Southern Living to Nash Country Weekly. He is the host of Ride TV’s “It’s My Back yard.” And just recently finished his wildly successful 2016 “Kings of Cowtown Comedy Tour.” Prather’s “Star Spangled Banter” tour has sold-out theaters all over America and he is one of the country’s fastest rising and talked about comedians and entertainers.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $55 and can be purchased at the box office of the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia, or online at www.foxvisalia.org.

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