Gallia prepares for ‘Farmageddon’


Nationally known standup comedian, Hillsboro mayor plans show at Ariel Theatre

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Veteran stand-up comic Drew Hastings, who also serves as mayor of Hillsboro, about two hours from Gallipolis, will bring his comedy show “Farmageddon” to the historic Ariel Theatre next week.


GALLIPOLIS — Veteran stand-up comic Drew Hastings will bring his comedy show “Farmageddon” to the historic Ariel Theatre next week.

The one-night only show will be 7 p.m. Feb. 26.

As a comedian, Hastings has been a well-known stand-up for 20-plus years with his critically acclaimed television comedy specials, Tonight Show appearances, and he’s a regular favorite on the national Bob & Tom Radio Show.

Hastings was just re-elected as mayor of Hillsboro, where his politically incorrect candor would get most elected officials recalled — they’ve tried twice. His status as “the most unlikely farmer you’ve ever met” has been enhanced by his vast new following of farmers and ag-related audiences.

According to a story published in the Hillsboro Times-Gazette, a sister publication owned by Civitas Media, Hastings won re-election to a second term as mayor last November by defeating challenger Pam Limes. Hastings, a Republican, celebrated his victory at GOP headquarters in Hillsboro, where he had invited Republicans, Democrats and independent voters to join him.

Hastings, nationally known for his stand-up routines, moved from Los Angeles to a farm outside Hillsboro in 2008. He began purchasing and renovating property in the city, and eventually decided to run for mayor as a Republican. In 2011, he won a three-way GOP primary, and then defeated independent candidate and former Hillsboro city council member John Levo in the General Election with 62 percent of the vote.

In a separate story in the Times-Gazette after the election, Hastings said the biggest thing he learned through his re-election bid is humility. He said he is honored by “people I don’t even know, but who believe in what I’m doing and what our team is doing and voted for that.”

Tickets for “Farmageddon” are $25 and $20 and are available at the Ariel-Dater Hall box office located at 428 Second Ave. in downtown Gallipolis, or online at arieltheatre.org.

Veteran stand-up comic Drew Hastings, who also serves as mayor of Hillsboro, about two hours from Gallipolis, will bring his comedy show “Farmageddon” to the historic Ariel Theatre next week.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Drew-Hastings-2-copy-2.jpegVeteran stand-up comic Drew Hastings, who also serves as mayor of Hillsboro, about two hours from Gallipolis, will bring his comedy show “Farmageddon” to the historic Ariel Theatre next week.
Nationally known standup comedian, Hillsboro mayor plans show at Ariel Theatre

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