Preacher Lawson | Comedian
Join comedian Preacher Lawson for a night full of light-hearted jokes and laughter at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 in Hoover Auditorium. Comedian Brian “B-Tidy” Tidwell will open the show. See information about Tidwell below.
Lawson is a naturally charismatic force onstage, and his comedy draws in fans of all ages. He started writing jokes when he was 16, then decided to perform for the first time a year later on a bet with his mother. It was the best decision of his life. Lawson was a finalist on the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent,” and placed fifth when he returned to The Champions version of the program. He’s currently hosting the new “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live” variety production show that is captivating audiences at the Luxor.
Lawson was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised for most of his adolescence in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, Florida, because that’s where he grew as a comedian. Lawson was invited to compete on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions” (2019), where he advanced to the finale after he received the most votes from the fans.
Lawson was the host of the Facebook Watch series “World’s Most Amazing Dogs”(2019) with George Lopez and Lisa Vander pump and has built a following on YouTube of over 500,000 subscribers. In 2019, Lawson shot his first stand-up special, which premiered on BET+ and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country. In 2015, Lawson won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and in 2016 was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2017, he made his television debut on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” followed by an appearance on Comedy Dynamics’ “Coming ToThe Stage.
B-Tidy is becoming one of the most entertaining comics to watch in Cleveland and various locations near the city. B-Tidy has been honing his comedy skills since 2011and every year since he seems to impress other comics with his rap-id growth. With his unique outlook on everyday life situations plus delivery, he has been able to grace some of comedy’s biggest stages, such as The Improv, The Comedy Zone, and various casinos and colleges.
His natural gift of making people laugh has not gone unnoticed. He’s won awards such as Up & Coming Comedian of the Year at the Ohio Comedy Awards, he was a finalist for the Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam for Cleveland, also winning various Comedy Competitions. B-Tidy’s inspiration comes from his beautiful daughter and son, his mom, brother, two sisters and all the people who believe in him.