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Southern Fried Chicks: Female comedy tour coming to Red Wing on Feb. 7

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Southern Fried Chicks, the top-grossing all female comedy tour on the road today, will serve up a rollicking helping of humor at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Sheldon Theatre.

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Starring in the Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour is Etta May. The show also features Trish Suhr, Beth Donahue and Sonya White. The show tells the story of four different women and their takes on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

"It is where the Old South, the New South, and the Deep South come together for an evening of clean, clever story-telling for every generation," Sheldon officials said. "Life and love in the USA has never been funnier than when the original 'desperate housewives' give their points of view."

Sheldon officials describe Etta May as "Minnie Pearl with a migraine. She reflects, "You realize you're getting fat when you sit in the bathtub and the water in the toilet rises!"

Born and reared in Bald Knob, Ark., Etta May grew up alongside nine older brothers. Her parents did not realize she was a girl until she required a training bra. Etta May met her husband, Delbert, an aspiring truck driver, at a friend's kegger. Nine months later, she was blessed with a boy, followed by a girl and two more boys.

Etta May won the American Comedy Awards honor Stand-Up Comic of the Year. She has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live and MTV, and been a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, and is currently a headline comic on CMT's "Comedy Stage" and a regular on radio comedy shows.

The rest of the quartet is also experienced on television and in standup clubs.

Sonya White combines Southern charm with big city street smarts, plus she's known for her dead-on impersonations with sound effects. Trish Suhr is a regular performer in comedy shows and also has been seen on television. Beth Donahue is the typical working woman of the 21st century, known for her brutally funny, incredibly honest approach to comedy. She also has radio and TV credits.

The foursome can be seen starring in their original special on CMT. It will air again on Halloween night. For more about the troupe, go online to www.southernfriedchicks.net.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

Call (651) 388-8700 or (800) 899-5759 or go on the Internet at www.sheldontheatre.org to buy tickets.

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