Today, the Tennessee State Legislature issued a proclamation stating that April 28th would now, officially, be Clean Comedy Day in the state of Tennessee and urged all Tennesseans to recognize the importance of clean family comedy. The proclamation was sponsored by Senators Overbey & Southerland as well as Representatives Swann and Ramsey and was signed by Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.
The proclamation cites that The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, owned by local businessmen David Fee and Jim Hedrick, was one of the first entrepreneurial clean comedy Pigeon Forge entertainment companies launched 20 years ago on April 28, 1995; and over the last 20 years the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group has subsequently launched and produced many different shows in various family themes and genres beginning with The Comedy Barn® and all fit for family members of all ages.
“We are the most successful, and most attended clean comedy theater in the world,” said Comedy Barn Theater® co-owner and company chief executive officer, David Fee. “We attribute the success of the entire Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group to a long-term strategy of operating the longest running clean comedy theater in the world. Times have changed but people always need a laugh and we are still the funniest show in town. Our concept was groundbreaking in an era when successful comedy was not intended for a family audience. I knew we had a winner with clean family comedy when I would see children outside of The Comedy Barn Theater pouting to their parents because they could not get into our show because we were sold out.”
The show can be seen nightly, year around, at The Comedy Barn Theater, 2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN. You can find show times and purchase tickets online or by calling 1-800-29-Laugh. Fee/Hedrick Entertainment Group also owns the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, The Smokey Mountain Opry, Magic Beyond Belief, staring Darren Romeo and the Blackwoods Morning Show as well as a catering company, vacation website company and a restaurant.
The Comedy Barn® Theater has many special events planned throughout the year, to celebrate the anniversary, including the World’s Largest Shaving Cream Pie Fight scheduled for June 16th in front of The Comedy Barn Theater® in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The pie fight is open to the public and details are posted on The Comedy Barn web site.