Critter Harvey, Frank Caliendo coming to The Comedy Catch

Impressionist Frank Caliendo has already sold out one of his two shows at The Comedy Catch on Wednesday, July 11. Tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. show.
photo Jerry "Critter" Harvey will be at The Comedy Catch today-Sunday, July 5-8.

He's known for his impressions of Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Jay Leno and David Letterman.

But it's Frank Caliendo's impressions of sports stars and broadcasters - John Madden, Charles Barkley, Pat Summerall and Jon Gruden - that fans clamor to hear.

Caliendo is bringing his summer tour to The Comedy Catch for one night only, Wednesday, July 11, for two shows - one of which has already sold out, but $35 tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. show.

Caliendo's stint on Fox Sports led to his own show, "Frank TV," then he became a regular on ESPN doing a variety of sports impressions.

"When I went to ESPN, I wanted to do something completely difference and they asked, 'Do you do anyone from ESPN?' And I said, 'I have to be honest with you, I don't know if there's anyone to do.' Then I started watching ESPN more closely for that reason and realized there are more characters on ESPN than there are on Cartoon Network," Caliendo joked during an interview with Times Free Press columnist Jay Greeson.

"I just started working on those impressions because everyone in that world is super famous. At ESPN, it was about doing the Mel Kipers, the Ron Jaworskis, the Adam Schefters and finding their character.

"With Adam Schefter, he's always so precise and careful not give you wrong information, so the way he words things is like, 'According to my sources, at this particular time, it appears there's a chance that this may happen in the future someday with uneven precisity' -if that's even a word. Adam is so precise. I once texted Adam, 'Where you at?' This is how precise he was: 'I am at the doctor's office, three chairs over from the right looking at a magazine.'"

But before Caliendo can deliver John Madden's "Ha, Ha, BOOM," Jerry "Critter" Harvey will take the stage at the Comedy Catch for shows Thursday through Sunday, July 5-8.

Harvey began his career in 2004 performing for local firefighter and EMS benefits before he reached the stage at The Comedy Catch. He was the winner of The Southeastern Funniest People Search in 2010 and competed in the World Series of Comedy in 2012, making it to the semifinals.

Harvey's shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday are $10. Tickets are $16 for either Friday's show at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday's 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. shows.

For more information: 423-629-2233.