It took Bobby Bones less than 60 seconds to sell out his show at the Tower Theatre.
It was a record at the venue and a stunning mark of Bones’ popularity.
Bones – a comedian, musician, author and radio host – is known as the Ryan Seacrest of country music. His syndicated program, The Bobby Bones Show, airs weekdays on iHeartRadio and has close to 5 million listeners. His memoir, “Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book,” was No 1. on The New York Times best-seller list in June and his band, the Raging Idiots, released a full-length album that debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s comedy album chart. It landed No. 4 on the country chart.
Those who were quick enough to get tickets will see Bones present his one-man comedy show “Funny & Alone” and perform with his band. Songwriter Nikita Karmen opens the show.
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Details: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. This show is sold out. 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com
The draw: For those who ever wondered what it’s like to date a comic, or to be a comic, dating a comic, Minch and Felix are that couple. The pair talk openly about their partnership. Each will perform a stand-up set, with a question-and-answer session to follow. Question are encouraged!
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Mother Mary’s, 1345 N. Willow Ave., Clovis. $20. 559-299-4242, www.livemusiccity.com
The event: Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal plays Fulton 55 with locals Cockamamie Jamie, MC Wicks, L of Hyrule and Ersatz Splynter.
The draw: Mac Lethal is known for his creative wordplay, tongue-twisting rhymes and breakneck delivery. He became a viral sensation in 2011 with the NSFW track “Look at Me Now.” Better known as the pancake rap, it was recorded in his kitchen, while he was making pancakes. The video has more than 35 million views.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $15-$18. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com