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‘Pastor Pudge’s Redneck Revival’ playing Oct. 5 at Sondheim theater

Sep 27, 2013

“Pastor Pudge’s Redneck Revival,” a Christian-based comedy and country-gospel music show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Theater for Performing Arts.

Bob Courtney, known as “Pastor Pudge,” hails from cowboy country Kansas. He got his start in the comedy business when the rodeo clown didn’t show at a rodeo that Courtney was calf roping in. Courtney stepped up to fill in and has made it into a lifelong career that has earned him Rodeo Clown of the Year 16 times. He is one of six people in the world to carry a gold card in both Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association and International Pro Rodeo Association.

Courtney also trains trick animals that have been in movies and acts. Breyer Company honored him by making one of his trick horses into a Breyer horse.

Courtney acted in “Rhinestone,” and the white horse was his horse Oxydol. He also acted in “Frank & Jessie” and “The Promise.”

Now residing in Branson, Mo.,where he has entertained at Dolly’s Dixieland Stampede and Silver Dollar City for 20 years, Courtney shows his devotion to God by using his years of showmanship to entertain as Pastor Pudge. Through his Christian-based comedy and country gospel music, Courtney continues to reach out and make a difference in people’s lives.

The “Redneck Revival” offers some of the best country gospel music to be heard. Pastor Pudge, the host, has worked with greats like Dolly Parton, Glenn Campbell and Yakov Smirnoff, and he is currently Country Gospel Music Association’s “Comedian of the Year.”

Pastor Pudge’s wit and wisdom are sure to entertain, and the show will touch the audience members’ hearts and soon have them tapping their feet and singing along.

Courtney also is bringing gospel recording artist Alta Courtney, Country Gospel Music Association entertainer of the year Robert Penney and incredibly talented pianist Boydine Bossay.

Seating is reserved. Tickets are $15 and $12. For information and tickets, call the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center ticket office at 472-2787 or visit the website www.fairfieldacc.com.

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