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Etta May ready to provide 'vacation for your mind'
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Described as Minnie Pearl with a migraine, comedian Etta May will bring humor and her unique look to Park Theater on Oct. 18. Tickets are on sale.

Etta May will bring her comedic carpet bagging and white trash mystique to Park Theater next Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

“I’m so excited to be performing in McMinnville,” said May. “Going to see live comedy is like a little vacation for your mind. My show is almost a public service announcement. I guarantee you, once you see my show, you’ll walk out thinking, ‘I’m not dripping in diamonds, but at least I’m not Etta May.’ My show will make you feel better about yourself.”

May hates to brag, but she will. 

“Do you know what spinners are? People put them on the rims of their vehicles. I put them on my trailer. If the wind is blowing just right, my trailer looks like it’s going 45 mph. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m the envy of the park.” 

Her dieting advice is terrible, but hilarious. 

“Girl, you know you’ve got a big butt when you sit down in the tub and the toilet water rises. That is a flag to cut back. I saw this personal trainer on TV last week. He said, ‘If you want to lose weight, don’t eat two hours before you go to bed.’ I haven’t slept in six days. I don’t know about you, but that’s a tight little window. I’d like to go back to Weight Watchers, but I got kicked out of the meetings for heckling. My bad.” 

May is called “The Queen of Country Sass” and is described as Minnie Pearl with a migraine, due to her dowdy outfit and hair tucked under a scarf.

Tickets are available now for Park Theater’s live show, an experience she says everyone should have. 

“People have forgotten what it’s like to experience a live performance,” said May. “Being in the same room with other people and sharing something, that’s a wonderful experience.”

May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year, and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live, MTV, and as a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Park Theater’s box office at 506-2787 or online on TicketSpice. All seating is reserved, so select yours today.