Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton
February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Brian Hoffman as Red Skelton
This Red Skelton Tribute Artist grew up on a farm in North Dakota. Graduating from high school and starting his own welding business in the oilfields, he always used humor to get the jobs he landed. Soon the big oil boom of the 1980’s ended forcing him into driving truck over the road to support his wife and two sons.
As his driving career took him from one state to the next, people insisted he needed to be on stage making people laugh. His response was always the same, “I need a real job to support my family.”
Years of friends and strangers telling him he was funny, he finally took a chance and performed at an amateur night in Hilarities Comedy Club located in Cuyahoga Falls OH. Brian immediately fell in love with the stage and the audience fell in love with him.
After performing 5 nights a week for one week out of every month for six months as the MC for Hilarities, Brian started to feature there every few months. The same time he was working hard securing his own gigs headlining at some private clubs and organizations.
Soon his fans convinced him that he reminded them of Red Skelton. Brian not only looks like Red Skelton, but has mastered the voices, characters, movements, comedy material, and impersonations of the man who for many years was known as ‘America’s Funniest Clown’.
After years of writing and studying Red Skelton’s routines, this tribute artist performed his own show as Red Skelton in the “Entertainment Capitol of the World”, Las Vegas for years.
Now residing and operating in Pigeon Forge TN, this Red Skelton impersonator finds time to travel and entertain all over the world.