Meet Gakita the Gorilla at Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show

Branson Wildest ShowWorld renowned performers and illusionists, Dave and Denise Hamner, have some exciting surprises in store for Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show this year, including Gakita the gorilla.

Yep, you heard right: a gorilla. Bet you’re never seen that on a Branson stage before!

As always, the Hamners can be expected to treat their guests with a delightfully fun and incredible experience where birds appear, people fly, voices soar — and humans turn into gorillas.

A welcome new addition to the show, Gakita the gorilla showcases the wilder side of Hamners’ Variety Show and is sure to keep your child’s eyes glued to the stage. Pair that with first rate choreography, side-splitting comedy and mind-boggling magic, and you have one experience in Branson that you don’t want to miss.

HamnerThis season’s show features an exciting mix of old and new, including some of those returning favorites like Dave’s close-up baseball magic tricks, Russian acrobatic pair Vadim and Mariya Serykh, ventriloquist Brenda Hahne and the stunningly accurate vocal impersonations of Jeff Brandt.

The Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show of 2015 is packed full of fun and entertainment, suitable for the entire family and is sure to make for and adventurous night out in Branson.

Get your tickets now and head to Hamners’ Variety Theater to see this one-of-a-kind show featuring Branson’s sole performing gorilla and an entire cast of talented individuals.

Get Your Laughs at Grand Country with Comedy Jamboree

When you’re looking for a hilariously good time, look no further than Comedy Jamboree at Branson’s Grand Country Music Hall.

Last week, the theater was filled with red-faced audience members, keeled over with laughter as the cast of Comedy Jamboree dished out some of the most comical entertainment I’ve seen in Branson.

The show opened with some humorous banter between three of the performers and from the very beginning, I could tell that this show was going to be a hoot.

The curtains opened to reveal the always-amazing Grand Band and the talented Comedy Jamboree singers. They sang a variety of yesterday and today’s country hits between sets filled with side-splitting comedy, which gave all of us in the audience the chance to catch our breath after laughing so hard.

And believe me, the laughs are endless. If you’re not sure what to expect when you pick up your tickets for this show, I’ll just tell you now — prepare to see some of the wonkiest costumes, experience the most ridiculous impressions, sing along with the silliest of songs and of course, you can expect to laugh until your sides hurt.

The Comedy Jamboree crew is most certainly a rowdy bunch that likes to have a whole lot of fun. And they’ll make sure you’re having fun too! If you’re not, they’ll pull you up onstage with them and make sure you do. Just kidding. Kind of.

Well what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on one of the funniest shows in Branson, Comedy Jamboree! The show picks up again January 16 at 3 p.m. inside the Grand County Music Hall.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Paul Harris & The Cleverlys

If you haven’t seen Paul Harris & The Cleverlys yet in Branson, now is your chance!

This fantastic group of comedic men have five more shows at The Starlite Theatre December 26-30 and they are just too funny to miss. Outside of the fact that this group of performers will have you keeling over with laughter for the entire show, they’ll also prove their incredible musicianship with amazing renditions of yesterday and today’s biggest hits.

You’ll barely recognize some of these favorite hits as The Cleverlys use their amazing guitar-picking skills to transform them into something bluegrassy and entirely different.

An evening spent with Paul Harris and The Cleverlys is truly and evening well spent. So get your tickets now for the last shows of 2014!

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Don’t Miss Yakov While He’s Here in Branson!

Dinner With YakovIf you haven’t had the opportunity to have Dinner with Yakov in Branson this year, you only have a week left to do so!

You’ll enjoy a plate of mouthwatering food as Russian-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff entertains you with his commentary on the differences between men and women.

His show, based around his philosophy on love and laughter makes for an evening of lighthearted entertainment and will have you laughing until your sides hurt as Smirnoff delivers bit after bit of hilarious material.

His last show in Branson for the year is this coming Sunday, so get your tickets while you still can!

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The Yakov Smirnoff Theatre is at 470 Missouri 248, Branson, adjacent to the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.

SIX: Incredible Time and Time Again

This week in Branson, I went to see SIX and was reminded as to why they’ve been one of the top shows in Branson for the past two years. Why, you ask? Because they’re awesome. Plain and simple.

To start, the six Knudsen brothers are some of the most talented a capella vocalists I’ve ever encountered. Dubbed the “orchestra of human voices,” their performances in Branson showcase the incredible abilities of their voices alone. The show features no instruments — just vocals. But when you’re listening, you totally forget that they are making each and every sound with their voices. An a capella group that convincing has obviously mastered the art of vocal instrumentation and sound effects.

SIX has a unique flair and stage presence that makes them unique and interesting and they are able to connect with audiences effortlessly. Each brother seems to have his own sense of humor and remarkable skill, but the way they mesh is a seamless representation of what performance is all about: taking your audience to another world for an hour or two and capturing their hearts and minds. Which is exactly what SIX does.

If you go see them sometime this month or in December, you’ll get to see half of their regular show and half of their Christmas show, featuring unique six-part harmonies to some of the most loved Christmas favorites and an appearance by a special (and very talented) special guest.

I had seen SIX a few years ago but their show has changed since then and it continues to be one of the best I’ve experienced in Branson. I guarantee you’ll love it too!

Want just one more reason to go see this incredible group? The six brothers each drive Dodge Camaros or their respective colors and park them right outside the front of the theater for audience members to see after the show. (Another display of the group’s tight-knit flair and pizzazz).

SIX is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that shouldn’t be missed, so get your tickets here and let us know what you think!

SIX perform at the Mickey Gilley Theatre at 3455 76 Country Blvd., next door to the Lodge of the Ozarks.

Tom Mullica Says Goodbye to Branson

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonTom Mullica’s Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton show has always made for a great time and sadly, Tom said goodbye to Branson with the curtain closing on his last performance in Branson last week.

The tribute show at Hamners’ Variety Theater was one of the longest running morning shows in Branson and featured the well-known material of Red Skelton showcasing his impressionism, comedy and magic.

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonRed Skelton was famous for his amazing and entertaining performances and when he gave Tom Mullica permission to use his material, Tom performed all over the world, gladly taking up the role of America’s favorite clown.

Mullica performed the Tribute to Red Skelton show for the past 12 years in Branson and he will be missed by many. According to reports from the Branson Tri-Lakes News, he plans to continue traveling and performing for fans of Red Skelton.

See the Talented Rankin Brothers in Branson

Rankin-BrothersCatch more than five decades of great music with the Rankin Brothers at the Yakov Smirnoff Theater in Branson.

These brothers have been performing for more than 20 years and have collected a long list of awards including “Branson’s Best Show,” Entertainers of the Year 2013″ and a host of others.

When you see the Rankin Brothers live in action you’ll be dazzled by their high energy production filled with comedy, impersonations and tributes to some of the music industry’s biggest names like “George Strait,” “Faith Hill” and “Billy Joel.”

The show is fast-paced and has just about everything from great music, some of the most authentic tributes and hilarious comedy.

Come out to the Yakov Smirnoff Theater to see what all the billboards are really about.

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The Yakov Smirnoff Theater is at 470 Missouri 248, Branson, right off Highway 65 and across from the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.