Southerner Magazine wrote, Vic Clevenger is “the next big time Southern comic.”
“Finding the funny in life” is how nationally touring comedian Vic Clevenger approaches his audiences when he steps on stage. Often compared to the likes of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Vic shows how everyday life can be funny with his humorous observations and southern comedic style. Delving into such topics as growing up in Kentucky, marriage, and having two daughters, which he says are going to put him in an early grave. He lets his audiences know there is nothing in life off limits and most of the time funny.
While growing up in Kentucky, the comedic foundation was laid for him as he began entertaining audiences at school, home and church, which would often garner him laughter, applause and the occasional spanking. Spending much of his adult life as a professional speaker, speech coach and adjunct college professor, Vic has had audiences across the country on the edge of their seat laughing and requesting him back time after time.
Audiences laugh out loud as they are captivated with his laid back southern style and as one audience member put it, “I was wondering what he was going to say next." Audiences quickly turn into fans as they enjoy his country boy charm and quick wit returning night after night, bringing their friends and family with them.
When Vic isn’t on stage entertaining audiences, you can find him cooking with his Comedy Shack BBQ competition team. As an award winning pitmaster, Vic, also known as the Cookin’ Comedian, has developed his own BBQ sauce and rub that can be acquired at his shows if you’d like a taste. His love for food and cooking began as a youth when his mother would let him lick the bowl as she would cook. He jokes that, “Mom taught me and my brother how to cook because she figured we were just too ugly to find wives and would need to survive on our own.”
Vic has appeared on the American Forces Network which is seen on military bases around the world having shared the stage with such notables as Colt Ford, Collin Raye, Darryl Worley and John Anderson. He has also performed in such venues as the Paramount Theater, Clayton Opera House, Mardi Gras Casino, IMPROV, Bonkerz, Funny Bone and various other venues throughout the country with the likes of Louie Anderson, Rich Vos, Michael Winslow, John Reep, and Reno Collier.
Vic is a monthly contributor to the National BBQ News and Northern New York Entertainment. He has been seen on FOX, ABC, PBS and internationally on the American Forces Network. Vic is also heard on local radio shows around the country.