The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 22, 2013

No Pants Players perform Saturday at Tamarack

For a “guaranteed” laugh be at Tamarack Saturday night when the St. Albans-based No Pants Players (NPP) take the stage for its first “adults only” show in the Beckley area.

NPP, a non-profit organization, performs improv comedy and typically visits Beckley only once each year — around Halloween — to perform family-friendly comedy routines. But Saturday’s show will be as “raunchy” or “clean” as the audience wants, explained Kevin Pauley, NPP president.

The performances begin at 7:45 p.m. with standup comics Lee Hale, a NPP-in-training, and Aaron Stone. At 8:15 p.m. the NPP will take the stage, where they’ll incorporate suggestions from the crowd while performing skits and games similar to those seen in the television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

The show is scheduled to wrap up at 10:15 p.m.

“Who couldn’t use a good laugh?” Pauley said. “I guarantee you will laugh at something we do. We fly by the seat of our shorts ... we wear shorts.”  

Tickets are $12 per person in advance and $15 at the door of Tamarack’s Governor Hulett C Smith Theater. A cash bar will be available to help give the show a “comedy club” feel;  those attending should bring identification. It’s preferred that those who attend be 21 or older.

Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.showclix. com/event/May25thTamarackMA.

The NPP often performs in the Charleston and St. Albans areas, but Pauley is hoping to see a good crowd in Beckley for the night of laughs. He added that if there is a good turnout, the NPP will try to schedule more Beckley shows.

For more information about the NPP visit www., call 1-800-IMPROV9 or go to NoPantsPlayers.

— Carra Higgins

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