OVER THERE: Comedian PJ Walsh's Adventures in Military Life
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In 1916, the generally good people of Erwin, Tennessee lynched an elephant. Hot on the heels of sold-out runs at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Encore Producers' Awards series, Man's Dominion uses this decidedly disturbing (and completely true) event to examine themes that include animal cruelty, race relations and religious intolerance. An incident that's lost none of its resonance in the ensuing century, Mary -- the 18 year old elephant and captive star of a traveling circus -- killed her trainer and was subsequently sentenced to death by the citizens of Erwin, who saw her hung from a giant railroad crane. A one-man show, this shocking, poignant and powerful play finds actor Tim Powell giving voice to 10 different characters whose lives intersected with this horrific occasion -- including clowns, ringmasters, a minister, a hunter and even both of the event's victims: Mary and her trainer. Learn More
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As a first generation Irish-American with a blue collar upbringing, PJ Walsh is instinctively aware of the power of laughter and its ability to transcend generations. Regarded as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, he is known for his quick wit, boundless energy and his often insightful observations on the things he cherishes most: the military, family, and being American.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, PJ discovered his talent for comedy while stationed in Bethesda, Maryland where he served as the primary dental care technician for the White House. While there, he flossed the teeth of such high-ranking military and government officials, as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice-President Al Gore and their families.
PJ was a natural fit as the opener on Larry the Cable Guy’s hugely successful “Tour of America” and “The Right to Bare Arms” tours. PJ has also made a name for himself opening for other famous blue collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. He can be found also on tour headlining comedy clubs nationwide.
PJ was the host of hit show “Wall2Wall Good Stuff” on Blue Collar Radio channel 103 on Sirius Satellite Radio. He can be seen in Larry the Cable Guy’s “Git-R-Done” DVD, Ron White’s “They Call Me Tater Salad” DVD and plays a role in the Lionsgate feature film “Delta Farce” starring DJ Qualls, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. In 2007, PJ had the distinct honor of performing with Larry at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
During his career, PJ has also performed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, he took first place in the Rocky Mountain Laugh-Off and was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He hit national television with his appearance on CBS’ “Star Search” and received much acclaim at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO.
As a veteran, PJ has never forgotten the sacrifices made by U.S. military men and women and he understands how important a laugh can be to troops stationed thousands of miles from home. He has performed at Armed Forces facilities in Japan, Korea and the Balkans, as well as with the “Comics on Duty” tour throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. He was later featured on the CNN profile of the “Comics on Duty” program.
PJ resides in New York City where he has completed a two-year acting intensive at the prestigious William Esper Acting studio. He just took his eleventh trip overseas to entertain our service members. On Christmas day he “Tailhooked” onto the U.S.S. Nimitz Aircraft Carrier to bring a little bit of home to those sailors.
Currently PJ is in the process of premiering his first solo show, OVER THERE.