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Big laughs planned for Saturday in Parkers Prairie

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Next weekend, the Parkers Prairie Event Center will feature four of the most popular comedians around.

Not only are these comedians - Darlene Westgor, Dwight York, Jeff Bergs and Rox Tarrant - popular in Minnesota, but also on television and in clubs across the country.

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Producer and comedienne Rox Tarrant is excited to bring this high-energy comedy show featuring national-level talent to the new Event Center in Parkers Prairie.

The show is slated for Saturday, October 11 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Parkers Prairie Event Center, 201 West Main Street.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. VIP reserved seating is available by advance purchase for $20.

Advance tickets are now on sale at the Parkers Prairie City Hall, Parkers Liquor Store and Dick's Standard or by calling (218) 338-4115.

Featured performers

Nick at Nite's "Funniest Mom in America," Darlene Westgor is an honest, in your face, down-to-earth observational storyteller.

"The next prime time domestic goddess, there's something very real about Darlene that people will relate to," according to the senior vice president of programming for Nick at Nite.

Dwight York, known as the "king of one liners," didn't want people to know he was homeless, so he slept in front of a Ticketmaster outlet.

York works nationally in comedy clubs and has been said to be a manager's favorite.

Recently, York was a finalist in the renowned San Francisco International Comedy Competition, which has been a launching pad for many great comics, including Robin Williams.

Jeff Bergs, an Alexandria native, is well-known as one of the Midwest's best impressionists and comedians.

His high-energy delivery takes the audience on one wild ride after another.

Rox Tarrant is well known around the state as the "Diva of Late Night Comedy." She is also the producer of the show in Parkers Prairie.

Tarrant has opened for such comic greats as Louie Anderson, Wild Bill Bauer and Scott Hansen.

As an Alexandria native, she has family in Parkers Prairie and "is quite sure the local cops know her well from her quick trips down Main Street."

But when asked, she said, "That's OK. I secretly love a man in uniform!"

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