The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for Abilene Christian Schools that is sponsored by ACU, Arrow Ford and Chick-fil-A. General admission, group and premium reserved tickets are $21-42 and can be purchased online here.
Smiley, a former elementary education major who won $500 during a standup comedy competition as a student at ACU, is married to Wendy (Hines ’95) and has three children.
He got his start touring with Christian artists such as Clay Crosse, Newsboys, Third Day and Audio Adrenaline. His more than 15-year career has blossomed while taking him to churches, schools, comedy clubs and corporate events around the world.
Smiley frequently appears in concerts with Hawkins, a talented songwriter and guitarist – married with four kids – whose combination of comedy enfused with music has earned a worldwide following, if 100 million-plus views of his YouTube videos, 200,000 Facebook followers and sold-out shows are any indication.
Both draw upon their life experiences for humor, from marriage and family relationships, to parenting, to outrageously funny insights about church life. In those realms in particular, no subject nor idiosyncrasy is immune from their zingers and playful exploration/celebration.
Comedy is their Christian ministry, and their laughs are as pointedly self-inflicted as aimed at the often hilarious humanity of others.
Watch videos of Smiley here.
Watch videos of Hawkins here.