DWIGHT SLADE & KELLY TAYLOR
The Lows in Motion “Shaker” is designed to create awareness about Parkinson’s disease in a fun, friendly, and entertaining environment. Our organizing committee is thrilled to introduce to you this year’s comedic headliner: DWIGHT SLADE
Part man, part Ageless boy, comedian and humorist Dwight Slade has the privilege of being a comedy legend in American stand-up. The winner of the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival, Slade combines an intelligent, raging voice of justice with a sense of unpredictability that makes every show unique and tailor made for his audience.
A favorite with corporate and associations, Slade has performed for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Kraft Foods and BP Petroleum as well as hospitals, fire departments and even a 50th wedding anniversary in Oroville, California! His unique blend of observational humor, family topics and a quick, improvisational wit makes him the perfect choice for event planners all over the US and the international stage. Slade has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS and E! Entertainments “50 Cutest Child Stars.” He was featured on NBC’s Tonight Show and made 3 appearances at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Internationally he has appeared at Festivals in Glasgow, Scotland; Milan, Italy; and the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent 2 weeks in Afghanistan entertaining US and coalition troops.
A single father with two kids, Dwight Slade is the comedian who has seen it all and relates perfectly to audiences all over the world.
From the first time stepping on stage it was only 9 short months later that Kelly was headling. In just his second year of comedy, Kelly Taylor shocked the comedy industry by placing second in the prestigious Just for Laughs Homegrown competition. Competing against comics who have been in the business for ten plus years, Kelly Taylor firmly made his mark at JFL. His performance did not go unnoticed as creative heads from NBC Universal, Happy Gilmore Productions and Jimmy Kimmel quickly approached with interest. Later that year Kelly did a tour of the Canadian Colleges, and was Named Canadian College Comedian of the year.
Already conquering Canada he has now moved on to being one the busiest comedians on the American college scene. Kelly Also starred as the lead role in the movie Sure Shot Dombrowski. Kelly’s ability to headline clubs, corporate and college events at just three years into his budding career is evidence that this kid is the real deal. Aside from Just for Laughs, he has already appeared at The Vancouver and Halifax Comedy Festivals. Kelly has performed all across the country including LA and New York City at some of the most well respected clubs in the industry.