Familiar Comedy Duo to Perform at Gardner-Webb

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Dimensions Program to Feature “Bean and Bailey” on Sept. 6

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Comedians Bradley Bean and Jackson Bailey met and became friends on a Christian college campus in the 1990s. In the two decades since, the duo has become known for masterfully using humor to help discuss faith and other significant life topics with college students across the country.

On Sept. 6, “Bean and Bailey” will be featured in Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions program. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9:25 a.m. in Stewart Hall, located inside the Tucker Student Center on the GWU campus.

Gardner-Webb has been a regular performance location for Bean and Bailey for several years. “I think the thing about their comedy-music ministry combination that connects with our students and our community is the way in which they use comedy to help people bond and to shed light on biblical truth,” explains Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president for Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University. “As the Bible says, ‘A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones’” (Proverbs 17:22).

Bean and Bailey share that they believe their humor is a gift from God. Their messages incorporate stand-up comedy, musical songs and parodies. “Laughter has the power to bring unity to groups of people, as well as healing to individuals who are hurting,” Bean relates. “It is such a blessing to us when we see this happen at our comedy show.”

In addition to live shows in nearly all 50 U.S. states and several foreign countries, Bean and Bailey have gained widespread notoriety for their performance on NBC’s popular TV show “America’s Got Talent.” For more information about them, visit beanandbailey.com.

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions programs aim to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life of the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting gardner-webb.edu.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).