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Rafe Williams & Friends: Comedy Homecoming

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The Varsity Center

418 South Illinois Avenue

Carbondale, IL 62901

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Comedy phenomenon Rafe Williams returns home to Southern Illinois for one night only to present Rafe Williams & Friends: Comedy Homecoming.

Overjoyed to bring comedy home to the folks he loves, near a place so near and dear to his heart, Rafe has put together a can’t-miss show!

Tickets for the March 2 show are available at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com for only $20 dollars!

Williams, who attended school at Elverado, has made a successful ascent in the world of comedy with accolades like a 2017 award from Riverfront Times Magazine as “The Funniest in STL” and gigs opening for national headliners like Dave Attell, Kyle Kinane and Joey Diaz. A relentlessly charismatic performer with a refreshing approach, Rafe is known for projects that include standup comedy, regular performances at The Improv Shop and his role as a writer and cast member for late-night sketch comedy talk show STL Up Late.

Rafe and his friends, Libbie Higgins, Bobby Jaycox and Tina Dybal are some of the best talent in comedy today. A host of accolades, millions of online views and a steady run of tours throughout the country have grown these performers into national talent, and they’re coming to Carbondale.

Rafe grew up in the small town of Dowell, Illinois and still has an essay he wrote in third grade entitled “Comedian”-- the letter was a response to the age old question of “what do you want to be when you grow-up?” With one foot planted in his humble midwestern roots and one planted in the world of progressive dissidence, he attracts a diverse audience spectrum. He brings his authentic and original point-of-view to personal and social issues that he explores on stage. He is an effective and engaging story teller whose ability to be vulnerable both captivates and disarms audiences. Rafe breathes life into characters that pull you into his world, and has a likability that keeps you laughing regardless of the subject matter, as he examines topics with honesty, wit, and social conscience.

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Libbie Higgins may be better known to some as her online alter ego, Carla, whose persona has drawn millions of views across the internet with trailer park antics and comical run-ins with a whole host of hilarious fictional characters. Her life as a standup has led her to share the stage with comedians like Tom Green and fellow sketch comedy greats like Donnell Rawlings of Chappelle’s Show fame. No matter where Libbie goes, whether she’s touring the Midwest and taking a vacation somewhere tropical, Carla in is sure to find her.

Bobby Jaycox is another multitalented performer on the bill, with more talents than meets the eye thanks to his former life as a Firefighter/EMT. A seasoned performer with credits as the head monologue writer and performer for STL Up Late, Bobby brings energy and excitement to the stage when he steps into the spotlight.

Tina Dybal hails from the former Soviet Union, but a Kansan at heart, there’s nothing foreign to audiences about her stories. From relatable tales about her relationship with alcohol to one-off stories only her upbringing could produce, Tina keeps audiences laughing without pause. Her talent has landed her gigs with comics like “Your Mom’s House’s” Christina P. and the title as Helium Comedy Club’s Funniest Person in Saint Louis 2018.

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