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Kiawah’s Comedy Weekend

Looking Forward to our 6th Year of Comedy!

Two nights of good, clean, nonstop laughter with nationally acclaimed comedians. Your weekend emcee, Jeff Jena, will be here to introduce each comedian with his own humor.

Shows will start at 8:00pm with table seating each night and a special Q&A Coffee With the Comics Saturday morning. Must be 18 years or older to attend shows.

Villa Packages from $183 per person*
Villa Packages include:

    • Two nights in a one bedroom villa
    • Two tickets per night for Friday and Saturday shows – package guests enjoy exclusive table seating

Sanctuary Packages from $303 per person*
Sanctuary Packages include:

    • Two nights in a garden view guestroom
    • Two tickets per night for Friday and Saturday shows – package guests enjoy exclusive table seating

Artist Line up and show times subject to change without notice.

Friday, January 24, 2020

  • Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00pm and ends at 10:00 PM
  • Emcee Jeff Jena, Kermet Apio, Julie Scoggins, Moody McCarthy

Saturday, January 25, 2020

  • 10:00-11:00 AM Q&A in the Ballroom
  • Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00pm and ends at 10:00 PM
  • Emcee Jeff Jena, Matthew Broussard, Erin Jackson, Ryan Conner

Featured Artists

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Jeffrey Jena – Emcee

Jeff JenaIn his thirty-three years as a stand-up comic, Jeffrey Jena has appeared on over forty national television shows, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, HBO, MTV, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and The Showtime Comedy Club Network.

As an actor, Jena has acted on such shows as Murder She Wrote and Hunter, and in several films including “Raising the Dead” with Allison Eastwood. He has also appeared in shows with Jenny McCarthy and Weird Al Yankovic. Jeff has played over 1,000 venues including clubs, Las Vegas, and cruise ships. He has opened for acts as varied as Barry Manilow, Jeffrey Osborne, The Temptations, Delbert McClinton, and Englebert Humperdinck.

As a writer, Jeff has also scripted jokes for a wide variety of comedians including Ron White and Marty Allen. Jeff is also a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom Show and the Mark Germain Talk Show in Los Angeles. He has also appeared at hundreds of corporate functions and golf outings.

Jeff is married and has one son. He makes his home in a small town in Ohio.

Friday, January 24th

Moody McCarthy – Headliner

Moody McCarthyMoody McCarthy is quite simply one of America’s sharpest young comedy minds. Besides being in constant demand at New York’s very best clubs including Caroline’s Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, and The World Famous Comic Strip, Moody has appeared on many television shows including CBS’ “Star Search,” The MSG Network, Comcast’s “Comedy Spotlight,” The CBS Morning Show, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and a second appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Moody can also be seen in the country’s best casinos including Mohegan Sun and Turning Stone, where he shares the stage with big names such as Brian Regan, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black and Robert Klein. Look for more high-profile appearances in the near future and beyond from this rising star!

Kermet Apio

Kermet ApioBorn and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kermet Apio enjoyed a childhood in paradise. He spent his time watching television, playing, and procrastinating everything else. To this day, he still does all three extensively.

After graduating from high school, Kermet moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Seattle became home. In early 1989, Kermet did his first open mike night at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. Comedy was a fun hobby. In May of 1990, he quit his job, said good bye to health care and benefits, and took the leap to performing full time. It is still his only job skill.

He was the winner of the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival and has had numerous appearances on television and radio. He has showcased at comedy festivals in Aspen, Las Vegas, and Vancouver, and has performed in 47 states and 3 Canadian provinces. He is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition.

Kermet is married and the proud father of two wonderful children. He enjoys his family, baseball, and pie. He does not enjoy opera, sitting in traffic, and writing about himself in the third person.

Julie Scoggins

Julie ScogginsShe’s a 6’2″ southern ex-trucker, cab driver, baseball mascot, pooper-scooper, and charm school graduate! But don’t let that fool you! Julie Scoggins is one of the funniest comedians, male or female, on the circuit today.

She has shared the stage with such talents as: Jackie Mason, Michael Winslow, Bob Goldthwait, Louie Anderson, and many, many more.

Saturday, January 25th

Ryan Conner – Headliner

Ryan ConnerOriginally from Washington DC, Ryan Conner was a Top-10 finalist on the most recent season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where judge Norm MacDonald called his first set “The best 3.5 minutes I’ve seen in five years.”

In addition to touring the country doing stand-up, Ryan is a writer/producer for MTV’s Ridiculousness, and was a contributing writer for two seasons of TruTV’s “Billy On The Street.”

You can hear his album “Live From An Old Prison” anywhere albums can be heard.

Matthew Broussard

Matthew BroussardBorn in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, the winner of Houston’s Funniest Person, Broussard isn’t exactly sure where he’s from. After earning a degree in Applied Mathematics, he started doing opens mics while day-jobbing as a Financial Analyst. He then left that job to pursue comedy full time. And also because he got fired.

He has appeared on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY, THE LEAGUE, and THE MINDY PROJECT. He was featured as a New Face at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he was also a runner-up to Jimmy Carr in the International Roastmasters Invitational.

Outside of telling jokes, he enjoys swimming, sculpting cartoon characters, using semicolons pretentiously, and working on his webcomic,, that you should check out if you like puzzles or puns, or whatever.

Erin Jackson

Erin JacksonArmed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be a superstar by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years hating on her dreams and stealing her joy.

Since first making a name for herself at colleges and east coast comedy clubs, Erin’s conversational style and relatable humor have helped to propel her onto the national stage. Erin was a semifinalist on the latest reboot of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and co-hosted three seasons of “Exhale,” a provocative and candid talk series on Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE television network.

Erin can be seen nightly in many of New York City’s top comedy clubs, and has performed stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos.” She has appeared on NFL Network, VH-1 and TV Guide Network as a panelist on sports and pop-culture countdown shows, and she also works as a voice-over artist, lending her vocals most recently to the Morgan Spurlock-produced “We the Economy” documentary series.

A proud alumna of Howard University, Erin is obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

*Rates are per person, and based on availability. Rates reflect 2 people in a One Bedroom Villa or a Garden View Guestroom at The Sanctuary Hotel. Mimimum stay of 2 nights, must include Friday and Saturday. Taxes and fees additional.