Al Ernst

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Thu, May 20, 2021
Fri, May 21, 2021
Sat, May 22, 2021
Sun, May 23, 2021

Al Ernst

with Mark Evans

Take a trip off the beaten path with Al Ernst, creator of the E-MAN NATION. With a carefree style and great turn a phrase, he has been called the “Jimmy Buffett” of funny, The E-man offers one of the most hilarious shows touring today.

Not only is Al a one of a kind comedian, he also writer and presenter of meaningful and funny personal development seminars. He can adjust his routine for any crowd or age group. With over 15 years on his way to “Destination: E-man Nation”, the audience is in store for one of the most memorable times of their lives.

Al has a library filled with video and audio titles and has participated in over 30 television shows most recently MTV’s “TRL” and the SPEED network’s, “Victory Lane”. He has presented both entertaining and inspiring speeches, seminars and training to over 300 groups, and is a favorite guest on over 150 radio shows including the nationally syndicated “Bob and Sheri Morning Show. With a background as varied as his “E-man Nation”, Al has been around the world on an adventure as big as his tough, yet fluffy shell of a body. Seminary student, to Professional Wrestler to stand up comedian. From misadventures with the Transportation Security Administration, to playing his favorite character Emmit Lee Tutwiller Junior, his stories and lessons are ones that thousands have come to hear and see again and again.

Al’s production group, EnterMedia 360/365 (not only full circle, but year round), has presented “The Carnival Comedy Challenge”, “The All You Can Laugh Comedy Buffet”, and LOCO Ball Sports Promotions, as well as over 90 media and live events.Stay “off the beaten path” and let Al Ernst lead you to a world that you never forget. Make your DESTINATION: E-MAN NATION.

Mark Evans

Most professions have a clear cut path on how one becomes whatever they become. Whether you spend years in college or fill out an application at McDonald’s, there is a defined process. Comedy is NOT like that.

Every comedian had a different journey, here’s mine. I always loved comedy growing up. I use to sneak down stairs and hide behind the couch to watch the Tonight Show if George Carlin or Rodney Dangerfield was on. But I never in a million years dreamed I would ever do stand-up. I wasn’t even the Class Clown! (That was David McGrew by the way. Funniest guy I ever knew growing up!) I first got behind a microphone in my mid 20’s when I became a DJ at Studebaker’s in Atlanta. The club owner always told me to be funny on the mic but every time I said anything remotely funny, he would freak out and say if I ever said anything like that again I’d be fired. Like anyone ever listens to what a nightclub DJ says?!?

I did not want to become a 30 year old club DJ so I went back to school to become a paralegal and took a night job at the Improv Comedy Club. That’s where I learned about the Jeff Justice Comedy Workshoppe. This sounded like a lot of fun, sort of like a comedy fantasy camp for only $195.00. (Baseball fantasy camps were $3,500.00, so this was a deal!)

I had so much fun I started doing open mic’s every chance I got. It was still just for fun but then one day someone offered me $100 to do a show. I was 32 years old and normally that wasn’t a lot of money to me. But a hundred bucks to do stand-up? That seemed like all the money in the world!

So that was it, I was hooked. Comedy is what I HAD to do. Within a few years I was able to take the leap of faith and quit my day job. That was scary as hell to do but I never looked back!

Since then it has been an amazing ride! I’ve performed in almost every state (46), several cruise ships, and a number of countries. I’ve seen parts of the world I never could have gone to and met some amazing people. I’ve been able to work with some giants in the comedy world. To hang out with, go to lunch, or even give a ride to some of these people has been something I could never put a price tag on.

You know that old saying about finding something you love to do, then finding a way to get paid for it means you never have to go to work again? It could not be truer.I get to wake up every day and continue to chase my dream!!