• Special to the Daily Leader
Everyone will be laughing out loud at the Baker Backyard Blast which this year features comedian Matt Jernigan. Matt takes pride in doing completely “curse-free” comedy because he believes that it doesn’t have to be crude to be comedy.
Matt grabs the attention of people of all ages with his crazy song parodies. With just his guitar, he creates amazing impressions of popular singers from Britney Spears to Katherine Hepburn, from Ricky Martin to Sammy Davis Jr.
Matt is an actor, comedian, singer/songwriter and musician who has been featured on many television shows, including “The X Files,” “Days of Our Lives,” and Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh.” He has worked on several films such as “Empire Records” and Velocity Trap and in commercials for Pizza Hut, Hyundai, The Grammy’s and Fox NFL. He has performed in some of L.A.’s top comedy clubs such as The World Famous Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Icehouse of Pasadena.
Opening for Matt will be Lori Cook of Forgan, Okla., and Lauren Sarchet of Hugoton.
The Baker Backyard Blast is a membership drive and thank-you event for the community brought to Liberal by the Baker Arts Center, a 501©(3) charitable organization striving “to enhance the cultural lives of all people in our community.”
The Blast kicks off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, with free kids art activities. At 6 p.m., a meal of pulled pork sandwiches and sides will be served free for members and $5 for nonmembers. After a short annual meeting, the entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.
The entire event is free and open to the public and takes place at the Baker Arts Center, 624 N. Pershing Ave. in Liberal.
Sponsors of the Baker Backyard Blast are: Al Shank Insurance, Bank of Beaver City, Billy’s Blue Duck Bar-B-Que, Black Hills Energy, Brenneman Funeral Home, C Dean Riney Insurance, Collins Diamonds, Conestoga Energy, El Kan Drug, Epic Touch, Hay Rice & Associates, Holiday Inn Express, J&R Sand, Lyddon Aero Center, Pizza Hut, Rine Exterminating, Scantlin’s Furniture, Southern Office Supply, Southern Pioneer Electric, Southwest Glass & Door, State Farm Insurance – Jerry Harding and Stu Emmert’s Automotive.
More information about the event, Baker Arts Center and membership is available online at www.bakerartscenter.org or by calling 624-2810.