Las Vegas comedy comes to Newcomerstown

Las Vegas comedy comes to Newcomerstown

Josh Sneed is a headliner in stand-up comedy clubs around the country and has performed at numerous private and corporate events.


For one night only, Las Vegas will come to Newcomerstown on Saturday, March 28 with “Comedy for a Cause,” featuring a national headliner in comic Josh Sneed and an introduction by Newcomerstown native Darin Overholser.

“It’s a one-night, ‘don’t miss this’ event,” said Jill Little, president of the Thomas R. Little Foundation, sponsor of the winter-ending evening of laughs at the David Barber Civic Center, 1066 E. State St., Newcomerstown.

The event will raise funds for the foundation, which has distributed thousands of dollars to local organizations over the past several years.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for drinks and appetizers, and the social time will be followed by the hilarity and jocularity with Sneed to begin his 60-minute set at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each with drink tickets available for beer and wine at five for $20. Businesses are encouraged to arrange for a table of eight for $140. Tickets are limited and are on sale online through Eventbrite.

Sneed and Overholser are partners in Cincy Shirts, a Cincinnati company specializing in topical T-shirts and also very active in community efforts. A recent such effort raised over $200,000 for zoos in Australia, still reeling from massive wildfires. A previous campaign raised even move for the Cincinnati Zoo, featuring pictures of Fiona, the hippo.

Sneed is far from a novice in the comedy field, having appeared on Comedy Central and headlining in such venues as Las Vegas and San Diego.

“Tickets are too cheap,” Overholser said, noting tickets for similar shows in Las Vegas would be much higher.

“It’s not just a chance to see real Las Vegas quality entertainment in Newcomerstown. It’s a chance to help our community, our friends, our neighbors and the organizations that they are part of and that they believe in,” Newcomerstown Mayor Pat Cadle said.

The Thomas R. Little Foundation has been instrumental in raising money for scholarships and many local projects including projects for Journey’s End, the Newcomerstown Public Library, ARTSNCT and more. The foundation has given out over $75,000 in grants and scholarships and also sponsors the annual Gateway to Fall Festival held in August.

Sneed said he went to work in his hometown of Cincinnati for Procter & Gamble as a systems analyst.

After 3 1/2 years of doing a little bit of actual work and a lot of holding court at the water cooler, Sneed decided to pursue his passion of stand-up comedy. His first time on stage was at his local club, Go Bananas, and he never looked back.

In 2004 Sneed performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and made his television debut on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” In 2007 Sneed was chosen by Comedy Central to perform in their inaugural South Beach Comedy Festival. Later that year he filmed his 30-minute stand-up special, “Comedy Central Presents: Josh Sneed.”

In 2008 Sneed finished second out of 100 of Comedy Central’s top comedians in the annual Stand-up Showdown Competition and released an album on Comedy Central Records called “Unacceptable,” which iTunes selected as one of the top-10 comedy albums released.

In 2009 Sneed garnered praise from Punchline Magazine for his performance at the Aspen Comedy Festival. He is a favorite of the nationally syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show” and receives regular airplay on Sirius/XM radio.

Sneed is a headliner in stand-up comedy clubs around the country and has performed at numerous private and corporate events. He currently resides in the Cincinnati area with his wife, two kids and a pug named Jack.

To see examples of Sneed and the “Dry Bar Comedy,” go to

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