Blake Hannon, Lexington Herald-Leader

Blake Hannon

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Past articles by Blake:

‘Daily Show’ correspondent returns to Comedy Off Broadway with ability to ‘juggle dynamite’

‘The Daily Show’s’ Roy Wood Jr. returns to Comedy Off Broadway with a sharpened perspective thanks to honing his craft and meeting the late, legendary comedian and social commentator Dick Gregory. → Read More

Hip hop star Kevin Gates has things to say about life behind bars and out

Kevin Gates bringing his 3Kingz Tour, with Money Bagg Yo, Boosie Badazz and Sada Baby, to Rupp Arena this weekend. → Read More

Take an imaginative ride with Peter, The Lost Boys and Woodford Theatre in its season finale

In its season finale, the Woodford Theatre will show “Peter and the Starcatcher”. The show will be Trish Clark’s last with the theatre company. → Read More

Comedian Doug Benson is bringing his podcast here. It should be highly entertaining.

Comedian Doug Benson, famous for standup shows such as ‘The Marijuanalogues,’ will doing his podcast ‘Doug Loves Movies’ live at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington. → Read More

Riding a second wave thanks to Dennis Quaid film, this popular Christian pop-rock group visits Rupp

Contemporary Christian music MercyMe group is getting a second shot from their hit song’s success, “I Can Only Imagine”, when a film of the same name starring Dennis Quaid based on the song’s creation and success was released in 2018 and became an unexpected winner at the box office. The popular contemporary Christian music MercyMe group plays Rupp Arena. → Read More

It’s only funny if somebody cringes: The ‘Impractical Jokers’ bringing their madness to Rupp

The ‘Impractical Jokers’ specialize in hidden camera pranks with improv and physical humor. And they are coming to Rupp Arena. → Read More

‘The Office’ cast is holding a reunion at Lexington’s Comic Con

Several actors who have “Dunder-Mifflin” on their resume will be at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention this weekend. → Read More

‘Something Rotten!’ is coming to the Lexington Opera House, but that’s a good thing

The Broadway touring production of “Something Rotten!” is coming to the Lexington Opera House. → Read More

Smart and funny: Comedian playing science for laughs at Cosmic Charlie’s

Long before he became a successful touring stand-up comedian, Shane Mauss remembers growing up and having a funny, unique take on things that people around him appreciated. → Read More

‘Imagination is always going to be timeless.’ Peter Pan musical takes to the stage.

The musical ‘Finding Neverland,’ which tells the story of Peter Pan, will be at the Lexington Opera House. → Read More

WinterJam 2019 tour features a reunion with hit-making headliners Newsboys United

Christian bands Newsboys United, NewSong and Rend Collective perform music at Winter Jam tour at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. → Read More

From the ATL to the LEX: Goodie Mob brings its hip hop to town

Atlanta hip hop group Goodie Mob performs in Lexington. → Read More

Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ requires actor do it all in thigh highs with stiletto heels

‘Kinky Boots’ came to Broadway in 2013. Now the touring company is coming to Lexington. → Read More

Red-hot Latin musical artist at Rupp? Ozuna brings his tour to town.

Latin artist Ozuna performs at Rupp Arena. → Read More

These sisters play the blues. Their inspiration? The Allman Brothers.

You could make the argument that when it comes to musical genres, blues isn’t exactly dominating the charts or breaking streaming records. But if you are Larkin Poe, you have a slightly different take on it. → Read More

She has been a comedian for nearly 30 years and still has plenty of buttons to push

Adele Givens performs at Comedy Off Broadway. → Read More

‘Elf the Musical’: A Christmas comedy that encourages a positive approach to life

‘Elf the Musical’ is at the Lexington Opera House this weekend → Read More

Steve-O: Clean, sober, vegan, but still pushing the envelope with stunts and stand up

The last time we spoke with notorious stuntman and “Jackass” star Steve-O was in 2012 before his first-ever appearance at Comedy Off Broadway. He was a few years in to both being clean and sober from drugs and alcohol and taking the stage on a regular basis as a touring stand-up comedian. That night, there were definitely jokes and plenty of ridiculous and brutally honest behind-the-scenes… → Read More

These comedians want a TV show or comedy special. So they’re recording in Lexington.

Trae Crowder and his ‘Liberal Redneck’ character is performing in Lexington. → Read More

At 24, country singer Kane Brown is making history as a chart topper

Kane Brown knows the right combination can produce some major results. It’s part of the reason why Kane Brown gained popularity in the first place. The bi-racial Georgia native initially gained a massive social media following on Facebook and YouTube with a unique look for the country genre but a deep and distinctive baritone that helped every country cover he sang feel like his own. Now, Kane… → Read More