Mandan News

Comedy tour comes to Mandan

Seattle area comedian Eric Puddin Lorentzen and the “Don’t Touch Me There” Comedy Tour will be coming in late October to the Organized Noise Entertainment Theatre in Mandan.

The show will be a fundraiser for two local men, Todd Zimmerman and Curtis Olson. Zimmerman was recently paralyzed in an auto accident and Olson has been in and out of the hospital for several months and will need surgery.

Twenty-five percent of ticket sales will benefit Zimmerman and Olson and donations will be collected. Lorentzen’s goal is to sell 800 tickets and perform two shows in one night. If he can accomplish this, 100 percent of the second show will be donated to the affected families in addition to funds raised during the first performance.

“We just want to do what we can,” Lorentzen said. “Besides the money we can raise, these families have not so much as cracked a smile in months. We can fix that.”
Lorentzen is working with two other comics, Dan Clayton and Travis Kenny, as part of a national tour scheduled to begin next year.

“This is a special trip. I did have a few other stops scheduled ending in Chicago, but we really wanted to focus on this show so I canceled them,” Lorentzen said.

Lorentzon, Clayton and Kenny will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Organized Noise Theatre (formerly Mysteria) in Mandan, with a second show potentially following at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 pre-sale and $25 at the door.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page titled “701Live Presents: A Night with the ‘Don`t Touch Me There’ Comedy Tour” or contact Eric Puddin Lorentzen at (253)-534-6321 or via email, theycallmepuddin@gmail.com.

(Josie Gereszek is a student at Bismarck State College. She can be reached at josie. gereszek@bismarcktribune.com)