99 episodes

Love to laugh and hear people’s stories?  Do you live in, plan to visit, curious about life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and looking for things to do besides hiking? Then this is for you. Join host comedian Dawn Davis Womack whose claim to fame is having a son that made it to the NFL. BFFs and strangers alike find she’s light-hearted, genuine, family-oriented and never late for a happy hour! It’s engaging conversations with comedians and other fascinating peeps on faith, comedy, life, fitness, food, drinks and entertainment in the Valley.

Virginia Is For Laughers with X2 Comedy Virginia Is For Laughers with X2 Comedy

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Love to laugh and hear people’s stories?  Do you live in, plan to visit, curious about life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and looking for things to do besides hiking? Then this is for you. Join host comedian Dawn Davis Womack whose claim to fame is having a son that made it to the NFL. BFFs and strangers alike find she’s light-hearted, genuine, family-oriented and never late for a happy hour! It’s engaging conversations with comedians and other fascinating peeps on faith, comedy, life, fitness, food, drinks and entertainment in the Valley.

    British Businessman & Dual Citizen James Carter from Digital Minerva, A Full-Service Digital Agency {Ep 98}

    British Businessman & Dual Citizen James Carter from Digital Minerva, A Full-Service Digital Agency {Ep 98}

    Listen to a delightful and fascinating chat with laughs with dual citizen James Carter. From Bath, England to the Shenandoah Valley, listen to his story and hear some history of his home city with recommendations for what to do and see. Find out how his first business selling baby products funded his family’s move to America. Learn his biggest takeaway from this experience that influences him as an entrepreneur today. Hear about his experience of getting his Green Card and becoming a US Citizen. Learn about his business and team values that include “flip flops” for work life balance. Discover some of the best advice he received from other successful business owners in the area. Find out why he specifically chose to move to the Shenandoah Valley. Discover the reason behind the name “Digital Minerva”. Listen to his observations of the newest digital trends; what he does to inspire his creativity and much more! Plus, don’t miss the story of his attending a 7-year institution in England to overcome and manage his dyslexia. Cheers! 



    Digital Minerva’s Website: https://digitalminerva.com/
    Instagram: @digital_minerva


    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
    Facebook & Instagram: @x2comedy

    • 58 min
    Raised by Clowns: Comedian Joey I.L.O “Comedy Saved My Life” {Ep 97}

    Raised by Clowns: Comedian Joey I.L.O “Comedy Saved My Life” {Ep 97}

    Listen to a fun, funny and heartwarming chat with laughs with Comedian Joey I.L.O. who was raised by Clowns. He’s been on Last Comic Standing, Thou Shalt Laugh 5, Dry Bar Comedy, Yes TV, Comedy Channel and a regular on The DATENIGHT Tour. After having a stroke at age 21, hear how comedy saved his life! Hear how he overcomes the adversity of his disease and the hope he has from his ability to create and make people laugh. Learn where he is from and hear stories of his youth including a fun story working at Six Flags. Discover how he balances his family life with his comedy career working in a tourist town. Find out about his day job on the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour and other country characters he plays including Otis Campbell from the Andy Griffith show! Learn what it was like to be raised by clowns who are featured in the Circus World Museum. Discover the many lessons on life and comedy he learned from his dad. Listen to stories about making it on Last Comic Standing and why he named his Dry Bar Comedy Special Just Work with What You Got. Get entertained finding out what he’s looking forward to the most about coming to the Shenandoah Valley and so much more! Plus, don’t miss his surprise performance at the end out of the archives of his youth that helped him overcome his stutter! Cheers! 



    Joey I.L.O.’s Website: http://joeyilocomedy.com/
    Facebook & Instagram: Joey I.L.O



    Feb 25th Show in the 2023 X2 Comedy Series at Court Square Theater
    41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA USA
    Doors Open 7pm; Show Starts 7:30pm
    $20 Advanced | $25 at Door
    Line-up: Co-Hosts Chris Womack & Dawn Davis Womack
    Adam Bush, Noah Miller and Joey I.L.O. 
    https://courtsquaretheater.org/event/x2-comedy-series-2023/
    Great group discounts available just contact the theater at 540-433-9189 



    X2 Comedy Series Season Tickets: https://checkout.square.site/buy/HUQVI44OQHQ3BXW6USNFI3K7



    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
    Facebook & Instagram: @x2comedy

    • 56 min
    Vocal Artist & Renaissance Woman Kelly May Brown: Standing Room Only Band {Ep 96}

    Vocal Artist & Renaissance Woman Kelly May Brown: Standing Room Only Band {Ep 96}

    Listen to a fun, interesting and friendly chat with laughs on all things Kelly May Brown, an indie pop tunes artist with a blues-y-twist and Shenandoah Valley native. Listen to her telling stories of where her love for classic cars comes from, the restoration project of her ’54 Chevy Pickup, where she learned how to weld, make fire pits and her wine bottle art business. Discover her approach and artistic process to create one-of-a-kind pieces for you. Hear about her experience singing the National Anthem for the NFL’s Detroit Lions at Ford Stadium. Find out what she does for a day job in the car industry. Discover when she realized she was musically talented and what musicians have influenced her career. Listen to her story of how she came to be one of the dancers in the very popular local sold out annual fundraiser event, Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg and so much more! Plus, don’t miss where you can find videos of her singing and where some of her favorite places in the Valley to perform. Cheers! 



    Standing Room Only – SRO: https://www.sroband.net/
    Facebook: Standing Room Only



    Facebook for Kelly May Brown’s Personal & Music Pages: Kelly May Brown



    YouTube Video of Kelly doing the National Anthem for the NFL’s Detroit Lions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejMaGaipY7I



    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
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    • 41 min
    Pastors & Entrepreneurs Becca & JJ Slye: Balancing Faith, Life & Business {Ep 95}

    Pastors & Entrepreneurs Becca & JJ Slye: Balancing Faith, Life & Business {Ep 95}

    Listen to an authentic, fun and transparent chat with laughs with pastors, parents, entrepreneurs and natives of the Shenandoah Valley, Becca & J.J. Slye. Listen to their love at first sight story and how their faith plays a big role in their family and business. Hear stories of what lead them to serve at Full Circle Church and purchasing their family’s business with two store locations in Rockingham, Virginia and in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Discover their process for preparing Sunday Service messages and listen to stories of being divinely inspired in the moment. Discover the story and reason behind rebranding their company from The Isle Co. to Elizabeth Paige Candles. Get educated on the candle making business and the 30+ fragrances, melts and rollup lotion bars available for purchase. Find out what other goodies and products you can shop for in their store and how you can turn your flowers from special occasions into everlasting memory candles for a forever keepsake! Get their take and insights on how their faith impacts their roles as entrepreneurs and how it has changed over time. Plus, don’t miss out on hearing what is most exciting and challenging for them in balancing ministry and business. Cheers!



    Full Circle Church
    Website: https://myfullcirclechurch.com/
    Facebook: Full Circle Church
    Instagram: @myfullcirclechurch



    Elizabeth Paige Candles
    Website: https://www.epcandles.com/
    Facebook: Elizabeth Paige Candles
    Instagram: @elizabethpaigecandles


    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Discover Fitness: Tips & More from Personal Trainer & Strength Coach MJ Saunders {Ep 94}

    Discover Fitness: Tips & More from Personal Trainer & Strength Coach MJ Saunders {Ep 94}

    Listen to a delightful and empowering chat with laughs on all things fitness with Personal Trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach, MJ Saunders. Listen to her remarkable story of how a national hero inspired her to develop her athletic career. Get helpful and practical fitness tips for all ages that can make a big difference whether you are an athlete or fitness enthusiast. Listen to her experience of meeting the standard for the Olympic trials. Discover the lessons she learned along the way that positively impacted her life and career. Find out what powerful pivotal moment launched her to make a career switch later in life from teaching to training people in fitness. Find out her approach on training and coaching to improve your fitness level. Discover the benefits functional strength training has on your daily life preventing injuries and the common issues she sees. Plus, don’t miss out on hearing exciting success stories of some of the clients and athletes she’s helped to date and much more! Cheers! 



    Contact MJ Saunders with questions, in person or virtual training! 
    Email: mjsaundersrun365@gmail.com


    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
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    • 48 min
    Jon Henry General Store: 1800’s Historic Home with Something for Everyone! {Ep 93}

    Jon Henry General Store: 1800’s Historic Home with Something for Everyone! {Ep 93}

    Listen to an informative, fun and humorous chat on all things Jon Henry General Store with Jon Henry himself. From a multigenerational family of farmers, truckers and trades folks, hear Jon’s story and learn about the rich history of this 1800’s historic home. Learn about their Jumpin Run farm that produces the locally sourced food they have in the store sought after by chefs and restaurants. Listen to Jon tell fun stories of his family produce peddling on Route 11 when he was a kid. Known for having the Shenandoah Valley’s largest silly sock collection with over 200 different designs and styles, hear the story of their unexpected success with those, their most popular ones and how you can get a subscription! Discover the plethora of unique items you can find perfect for last minute Christmas shopping and other special occasions. Listen to Jon’s take on how his Art degrees at NYU and James Madison University have influenced him as a marketer and entrepreneur. Learn about the Virginia Farm Fresh Match program and their Holiday Seafood available annually. Plus, don’t miss out on hearing about their current restoration project to restore the property next door to what it once was dating back to 1885, the Weaver Hotel with multiple rooms for your next short term getaway and much more! Cheers! 



    Website: https://jonhenrygeneralstore.com/
    Facebook: Jon Henry General Store
    Instagram: @jonhenrygeneral


    To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
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    • 49 min

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