Face Off will take you on a "non-stop comedy thrill ride" as they take comedy to A Whole 'Nother Level! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the members of Face Off combine live music, improvised sketches, physical comedy and poetry to create a complete full-length show out of thin air.
A Whole 'Nother Level is an interactive theatrical comedy experience not to be missed, a spokesperson said. Face Off is performing at 9 p.m. today at Wesley Chapel on the campus West Virginia Wesleyan College as part of a national college tour.
A Whole 'Nother Level was created and developed by its three-man cast of Eric Robinson, Jay Painter and Joe Tex, who have appeared on Funny or Die, Tru TV, MTV, PM Sports, feature films, national and international theatrical tours, numerous commercials and Off-Broadway shows (not to mention climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, jumping out of airplanes, and serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Operation Desert Storm).
ON TOUR — The New York City comedy group Face Off will be making a stop at West Virginia Wesleyan College today at 9 p.m. as part of a national college tour. Face Off includes Eric Robinson, Jay Painter, an Elkins native, and Joe Tex.
Painter is the son of Kenneth and Molly Painter of Beverly. He attended Elkins High School and first studied acting at The Old Brick Playhouse in Elkins.
"I was in the inaugural class of The Old Brick Apprentice Program and performed the role of Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet,' their first apprentice production," Painter said. "I went on to perform professionally with The Old Brick in their touring children's shows as a company member for two years."
Painter graduated from Davis & Elkins College with a degree in theater and then moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
Currently, Painter is the co-owner and founder of the Face Off Unlimited LLC comedy production company and teaches classical acting at Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem.