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New Year's Eve comedy at the Old Gem

The Old Gem Theater's annual "New Year's Eve Live" comedy show, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

This high-energy comedy show showcases the talents of some of the midwest's funniest stand up comedians. This year's show features Richie Holliday and Fancy Ray McCloney.

Richie Holliday is a native of River Falls. Holliday has been called one of the fastest rising stars on the comedy scene and now works across the Midwest. Holliday's routine includes his hilarious take on growing up in Wisconsin, getting hand-me-downs from his Grandfather's closet and silly toys. He is a favorite at the Old Gem.

Ray "Fancy Ray" McCloney is a comedian well known in the Midwest during the 1980s-1990s for his resemblance to Little Richard as well as his distinctive, comic persona. Ray's recurring performance themes revolve around his own good looks and sense of style. Known professionally as the "Best Looking Man in Comedy," Ray has appeared in numerous TV commercials and cable access shows.

Party favors and noisemakers will be provided to help celebrate the new year. A countdown and balloon drop at the end of the show, (around 9:30 or 10 p.m.) will make the Old Gem's New Year's Eve Live comedy show a night to remember.

Tickets are $25. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for reservations.

For more information about the Old Gem Theater, visit www.oldgem

The Old Gem is located at 116 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond.