Oxymorons Comedy is an award-winning, clean and family friendly, Christ following, Stand-Up and (Whose Line is it Anyway) Improv comedy group dedicated to putting the joy of the Lord in peoples hearts. We do a lot of charity work (almost $10,000 to local charities last year). We don’t do “the church thing“ on stage but we bless our audiences with laughter, showing them that our God is not just the God of “thou shall nots“, but the God of joy, love, laughter, Grace, forgiveness and salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.
We perform for general audiences and also have our own "Joy of the Lord" performances with some short teaching and ministry for churches, youth groups and other! Contact us to find out more or tailor our show to YOUR needs!
Book us for your fundraiser, entertain your office, event or private party!
"Oxymorons, Extremely funny and very professional. 100% crowd pleasers!"
Erik Hawkinson, Owner
Loonees Comedy Corner
"You all killed it bringing the funny and really pleasing the club owner!"
"Oxymorons performed at our Global Missions auction and they were fabulous! Everyone enjoyed their performance and there were even a few tears shed due to people laughing so hard!"
Holy Cross Lutheran
"Extremely funny and refreshingly clean! Wonderfully energetic improv comedy!"
Clay Bowen Films
After a failed career as an underwater mime, Trip started a brilliant path as a world renowned model for Men's Bathroom Icons. Starting comedy in 1984 he's worked with Sinbad, Judy Tenuta, Emo, Paula Poundstone, Sam Kinison and more! Uhalt was an original and founding member of the Union Boulevard Irregulars, the House improv group for Jeff Valdez' Comedy Corner.
Trip gave his heart to Jesus at a Luis Palau Crusade in 1981 and today is bringing clean, Joy of the Lord comedy to audiences anywhere that pays with poultry!
A gifted athlete, Jedd Hafer was "All-Coast Almost" in junior varsity Tether-ball and an alternate on the US Olyophonic Beatboxing team (Sydney, 2000).
He began his comedy career in 1992, traveling to all but a few of the little, tiny states up in the top-right corner and working with comedians like Sinbad, Mitch Hedberg and Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior).
Jedd is committed to spreading love and joy and is fond of saying, “If I can make just one person laugh... I’ll have done better than Pauly Shore.”
An aerospace engineer who studied theatre? Ryder Tam is just as confused as you are. While looking for the chemistry lab, Ryder accidentally walked onto the set for the French comedy Tartuffe, discovered a love of performance, and wandered out with a theatre minor. Since then, he has trained at IO Chicago and Second City, and has been performing improv and standup comedy since 2011.
"I think you can only truly appreciate and love the idiosyncrasies and ups and downs of life when you view it through the lens of comedy...That's why I'm passionate about comedy: It's a barrier-less way of reaching people, uplifting them, and making their day brighter. We were made with a sense of humor for a reason. That's off the top of my head, though, so don't quote me." -Ryder
Paul was asked repeatedly to write his bio. He didn't. So we've written one for him. Paul will know better next time...
As the "pretty one" of the group Paul excels as a stage performer! His background includes theater, voice and singing (in the shower), 30 second interpretive slam dancing at stop lights, is a proof reader at an alphabet soup factory and is the Heir Apparent to the kingdom of Barbequeville!
Paul is a long-time Believer in Jesus Christ, has a day job in ministry and is a bright spot in the Oxymoron's line up!
Richie Kotwica started on stage at the ripe old age of 3 in full mime makeup, thus started his career of wearing black and white striped clothing with awkwardly placed berets.
Richie has studied film acting, theater, and surprisingly, video production. He has had the pleasure of climbing jungle waterfalls shirtless, taking clowning classes, coordinating secret political campaigns, and also forgetting a pouch of money (and his passport) in a semi-shady eastern European country. Richie has been performing comedy since he could walk but people have only been laughing since 2015.
Recently the victim of gravity, he has been floating back towards the stage in a steady succession of accidental falls. "Entertaining people is providing an escape from the real world for a bit, and if you can provide a safe, constructive, and moralistic place for that, then you've made the world a little better. " -Richie Kotwica