Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents Comedy at the Boulevard! March 9


Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) and Panama City Comedy are proud to present Comedy at the Boulevard, Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Come for an uproarious night of laughs! ECTC presents some of the Southeast’s most hilarious comedians! This hysterical event will be hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden and features Lace Larrabee and Cyrus Steele.

Lace Larrabee, Co-headliner, is a nationally touring comedian, actress and host whose debut comedy album, White Trash Cinderella, produced by 800 Pound Gorilla Records, sealed the number one spot on the comedy charts. The accompanying YouTube special amassed over 1 million views and counting.

A former southern beauty queen, Lace ditched the pageants, but kept her dominant stage presence, unrivaled timing and trademark sass. As a season 17 semifinalist on America’s Got Talent, America loved her charming wit so much, NBC brought her back to roast Simon Cowell alongside Roastmaster General himself, Jeff Ross. Lace turned her appearance on AGT into a Vegas residency as host of America’s Got Talent Superstars Live.

For over a decade, Lace has been honing her self-deprecating humor and hilarious personal anecdotes into a style that is fiercely her own. Lace can captivate a room and garner laughs as big as her personality. From tales of growing up in a trailer to relatable observations on friends, family, and aging, Lace turns life’s humiliating moments into an indomitable act of comedy. Lace’s candor, perspicacity, and refreshingly real takes on life make comedians want to be her, audiences want to be best friends with her. Offstage, Lace and fellow comedian Katherine Blanford (The Tonight Show) co-host a juicy podcast called Cheaties that delights in the raw messiness of love, life, and mistakes we all make. Each week, this snarky duo interviews guests who divulge their own stories of cheating or being cheated on and how they overcome.

Lace is a regular favorite on Sirius XM and has two upcoming specials dropping in 2024 through OFTV and Rhizome Comedy. Lace’s charisma radiates and her writing and delivery are undeniable. Lace has found her voice and is passionate about empowering others to find and use theirs too.

ECTC Comedy CyrusAs a dynamic performer, Co-headliner and comedian Cyrus Steele is quickly establishing himself to be a comedic force through his wit and hilarious celebrity impersonations. He covers everyone from Barack Obama to impressions of Kevin Hart and Donald Trump! Steele appeals to all audiences young and old, with clean comedy and mining humor from his Southern roots, growing up in Savannah, Ga. He has performed at many of the nation’s best comedy venues, including the famous Apollo Theater. In 2017, he was a top 5 finalist for HBO’s American Black Film Festival and most recently a finalist for Jeanne Robertson’s Comedy with Class. In 2019, he was a finalist for Steve Harvey’s 2019 ‘Standup Spotlight’. And more recently made an appearance on FOX’s ‘TMZ’ and won their ‘Wacky Talent Competition’. In November 2021, he dropped his first DryBar comedy special!

Local Jason Hedden is an actor and director that took to stand-up comedy when his wife stopped laughing at his jokes at home. He lives in Panama City where he produces monthly shows with Panama City Comedy. He has been seen at StarDome,The Comedy Catch, Stand Up Live, Comedy Bar, Laughing Skull Lounge, Dothan Opera House and dozens of other venues throughout the southeast. Jason has performed at the Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival, West End Comedy Festival, Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, Blue Ridge Comedy Festival and P3 Comedy Fest. He is a frequent opener for Grand Ole Opry member, Henry Cho. Follow him at @jasonheddencomedy or jasonhedden.com.

Comedy at the Boulevard will be staged on the Cabaret Stage in ECTC’s main space located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach. Tickets range from $27 – $40. There is an additional processing fee for ticket purchases. Purchase tickets online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.