Hank Denson, an Atlanta based Comedian, has been making a name for himself on the comedy circuit for the past 10 years. He’s a friend to your favorite comedian, having opened up for Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Schumer and Rodney Perry. Hank appeared in Barbershop 3 and has a role in the Tupac biopic, All Eyes on Me. Portion of the Show proceeds will be donated to supporting the Literacy Project.
It was a random yet honest moment, however, that led to Denson becoming an Internet sensation. After volunteering as a chaperone during his son’s field trip, a mentally tortured Denson recorded an amusing commentary about his day at the Georgia Aquarium with a group of six-year-old kids. His summation: Pay teachers more money! He confessed that after one day with these six-year-olds, he was completely drained and the heroes that do the work every day, teachers should be paid more. “Summer school should come with a PSA, ‘Make Your Kid Take a Shower.’ It’s hard to teach in the funk!” jokes Hank.
After receiving widespread support and 5.8 million views and counting for his #payteachersmoremoney movement, Denson not only recorded follow up posts but hit the road performing exclusively for teachers, and even put the call out that if any teacher have a hard day, he would buy them a round of drinks. Denson, who rarely drinks, jokes, “People ask me, ‘why pay teachers more money?’ I tell them, you go volunteer at your local school. You will need a Hennessy and Coke!” #payteachersmoremoney
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The Literacy Project
The Literacy Project provides adult basic education programs and opportunities that support participants to engage meaningfully and equitably in the economic, social, cultural and civic life of their communities. Serving people in Northampton, Greenfield, and Amherst the Literacy Project is an independent nonprofit, founded in 1984 by Dr. Lindy Whiton, Jim Vaughan, and Phil Rabinowitz. For more info on The Literacy Project go to www.literacyproject.com
Opener Kristine Blinn
Formerly the House Comic at Roar! Comedy Club at MGM Springfield in MA, Kristine entertains crowds all over the country with stories about her dating life, her family, and her experiences as a teacher in her hometown. She performs all over the country, and she has opened for Nikki Glaser and Chelsea Handler.
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Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm through 10:00 pm
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