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About Brad

If the Pacific Northwest had a Mt. Rushmore of Comedy, this man’s head would be on it.  Brad opens for some of the biggest names in show business, performs all over the country for numerous corporate events, does 8-12 weeks a year all over the world on cruise ships, opens for the legendary Johnny Mathis and performs at a handful of clubs and casinos keeping his schedule very full.

In June of 2018 Brad went viral around the world! Dry Bar Comedy posted a video on Facebook and it had 36 million views in 10 days. They quickly followed with another and they combined for 47 million views in 11 days! His CD shot to Number 1 on the iTunes Comedy chart. Brad’s Dry Bar Comedy videos currently have a combined 125 million views! Needless to say, he’s much in demand!

Brad Upton was a 4th grade teacher and high school track coach when he stepped on stage for the very first time in September of 1984 and he’s never looked back. He quickly rose through the standup ranks making numerous television appearances and headlining comedy clubs from coast-to-coast.

In September of 2018 he surpassed 6000 lifetime performances. In a 34-year professional career there are too many highlights to name them all. He is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has spent the last twelve years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers. He has also been seen in concert with The Smothers Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lewis Black, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy and many others.

All over North America isn’t the only place Brad performs. Brad has headlined in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, The MGM in Macau and did eight nights in Israel as part of the Comedy for Koby benefit. In the fall of 2017 he performed for four nights at Comedy Masala in Karachi, Pakistan. His new CD entitled, “Brad Uptonogood” is heard regularly on Sirius Satellite Radio and is available online wherever music is sold. He also just released his first DVD entitled, “Brad Upton, Live from the 509”.

Writing about everyday life, a long term marriage and anything else that pops into his head, Brad packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business. It’s not all comedy either; he actually has a hobby that keeps him busy every spring. Brad and his wife of 31 years, have a 24-year old son and 21-year old daughter….they are empty-nest, cul-de-sac dwellers.

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BRAD UPTON

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Brad Upton first stepped on stage in September of 1984 and he’s never looked back. This ex-grade school teacher is now in his 30th year of comedy and is nearing 6000 lifetime performances.
 

Brad’s Discography

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Listen to Brad Upton

His First Time Onstage, This Comedian Killed It. Then He Nearly Died. on KNKX

Brad should be on your comedian bucket list… – The Tucson Weekly Brad has mastered the nearly impossible task of appealing to people from the ages of 18 to 80. – The Seattle Times

 Recent Videos

Viral Sensation!

Over 130 million views…

Upcoming Shows

You won’t
want to miss
his show…

Saturday

September 28th

The Grand Ole Opry

Nashville, TN

Friday

October 4th

Corporate Event

Phoenix, AZ

Saturday

October 5th

Private Party

Gadsen, AL

Wednesday-Saturday

October 9-12th

The Comedy Zone

Port Charlotte, FL

Saturday

October 19th

Rod Long Benefit Aurora Borealis

Shoreline, WA

Saturday

October 26th

Kitsap Golf CC

Gig Harbor, WA

Monday-Monday

November 4-11th

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas

Pt. Canaveral-Bahamas

Tuesday-Thursday

November 19-28th

Seabourne Cruise Lines Quest

Lima, Peru-Santiago, Chile

Saturday

December 7th

IBEW 75th birthday

Kennewick, WA

Thursday

December 12th

In Concert with Johnny Mathis

Stockton, CA

Saturday

December 14th

In Concert with Johnny Mathis

San Jose, CA

Friday-Saturday

December 20-21st

In Concert with Johnny Mathis Blaisdel Hall

Honolulu, HI

Monday-Monday

January 20-27th

Princess Cruise Lines Diamond

Yokohama, JP-Chan May, Vietnam

Saturday

February 1st

Corporate Event

St. Charles, MO

Thursday

February 6th

Schrott Center-Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Saturday

March 21st

Freeland Center for the Performing Arts

Bristow, OK

Saturday

April 4th

Corporate Event

Fairmont, IL

Saturday

April 18th

The Clayton Center

Clayton, NC

Thursday-Monday

July 30-Aug 10th

Oceania Regatta

Alaskan Cruise

Credits


Past and Present Clients, Clubs and Concerts

CORPORATE CLIENTS

Microsoft
Tyson Foods
Pillsbury
Nintendo
Hertz
Safeway
Tennessee Valley Authority
Muscular Dystrophy Association
ATT Wireless
Honeywell
Progressive Insurance
Compaq
BP Oil
Motorola
National Hockey League
And many more.

COMEDY CLUBS

The Improv Seattle – Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, Tempe, San Diego, Irvine, Brea
Catch A Rising Star Las Vegas – Reno
The Comedy Works Denver – Tampa
The Laugh Garage – Sydney, Australia
Hilarities Cleveland
The Comedy Castle Detroit
Knuckleheads Minneapolis
Rivercenter Comedy Club – San Antonio
The Comedy Catch – Chattanooga
The Comedy Underground Seattle
Laughs – Kirkland, WA
Joey’s – Livonia, MI
The Funny Bone – Boise, Baton Rouge, Davenport, Little Rock, Cincinnati
Jokers – Dayton, OH
Sin City Comedy Club – Las Vegas
Parlor Live – Bellevue, WA
Helium Comedy Club – Portland

IN CONCERT WITH

Johnny Mathis
Kenny Rogers
Joan Rivers
Dolly Parton
The Smothers Brothers
Rita Rudner
Smokey Robinson
George Jones
Glen Campbell
Pam Tillis
Tim Allen

CRUISE LINES

Royal Carribean
Holland-America
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Seabourn Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Princess Cruise Lines

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Brad Upton first stepped on stage in September of 1984 and he’s never looked back. This ex-grade school teacher is now in his 30th year of comedy and is nearing 6000 lifetime performances.