Comedy show to benefit Corner High football program
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 06, 2014 | 1860 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A local stand-up comedian is organizing a show at his alma mater.

Tim Statum will be one of the headliners of “Comedy Corner at Corner High School” on Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10. Proceeds will go to the Corner High School football team to help with the purchase of uniforms.

Statum is a Corner graduate and a part of the school’s Quarterback Club. His son, a freshman, is the third generation of his family to play for the Yellow Jackets.

Joining Statum in the show will be fellow Alabama natives Dino Posey and Matt Mitchell, better known as radio personality “the Casio kid” from “The Rick and Bubba Show.” Each person will do a 30-minute set.

“It’s going to be a clean show for all ages. You can bring your kids or your grandma. All of us have done comedy in churches, so it won’t be at all vulgar,” Statum said.

Statum got his start in comedy 16 years ago when a friend convinced him to go to the Comedy Club Stardome in Hoover for an amateur night.

Staum performed a five-minute routine and won the club’s amateur contest in his first on-stage appearance. He repeated the feat one week later, which led to a job offer from Stardome owner Bruce Ayers.

Statum was introduced to the comedy circuit by his late friend Michael Reed.

“He took me on the road for six months, and I quit my job and went into comedy full-time,” Statum said.

Statum has opened for Three Dog Night, Hank Williams Jr. and George Jones. He has also performed in Las Vegas and on cruise ships.

He continues to make regular appearances at the Stardome.

For tickets to the Corner comedy show, visit www.timstatum.com.