From staff reports
Knoxville’s Sunsphere will welcome Bill Landry on Wednesday, May 16 from 11:30 until 1 p.m. as the featured speaker for Lunch for Laughers.
Sara Spangler of Prolific Living, the exclusive booking agent for the Sunsphere, says that hosting an event that includes Landry is a thrill. “We love keeping the 6th floor of the Sunsphere filled with activity,” she said. “We were pleased to see this deal develop and become a reality.”
Landry says he has been given two rules for the Lunch for Laughers: l. Be yourself and 2. ONLY humorous stories allowed. He says he has plenty of those.
Lunch for Laughers will have a country theme and include music, a picnic-style lunch, plus some truly special door prizes. It will be a time when people can enjoy the majestic landscapes provided by the Sunsphere and share a tasty lunch with friends.
After their tummies are full, those who attend are guaranteed side splitting laughter as Bill takes to the microphone to entertain as only Bill can.
Tickets for Lunch for Laughers are on sale now and include admission and lunch. $16 for Individuals and $120 for a Table of 8 (if 8 seats purchased at one time).
You may buy tickets in 2 ways: e mail
call 865 951 0319. Hurry and buy now, space is limited. Sponsorships also available.
The purpose of Lunch for Laughers is to highlight the use of the Sunsphere as a great place for meetings and events of all types. Bill has agreed to headline the event in honor of the 30th year history of the building.
Planners for the event say that Landry will also take time to sell and sign books. He has been burning up the highway since the debut of Appalachian Tales and Heartland Adventures, published by Celtic Cat owned by Jim Johnston. Landry says he has nearly worn out the tires on his car traveling around on the book tour.
Landry says the response his fans have had to his book has been overwhelming and heart-warming. “It does something to you. It has made me very grateful and humble. The Series, and our work and these stories behind the scenes really has meant a lot to folks,” he said.
Martha Woodward, a local writer who is handling ticket sales for the event, and an avid supporter of the Sunsphere, says she became involved with the event because it is a relief from all the negative news. “We are bombarded 24/7 with mayhem. Seems like all we hear about is murder, war, missing children and angry mobs,” she said. “People need something refreshing and positive. We need a break and some fun. I love to laugh. I can‘t wait.”
You do not have to buy a book to attend Lunch for Laughers. If you have a book and want it signed, Bill will take care of you. This event is all about fun and laughter. Bill Landry is as funny or funnier than any comedian in business nowadays. This is an opportunity for folks to kick back and laugh. Books will be on sale before and after the event as a courtesy for any fans who may want them. Soft cover $27; hard cover $49.
Remember, hurry and call 865 951 0319 or e mail
Sunspherebook@aol.com to order tickets.