Comedian Heywood Banks Coming To Outer Banks

Posted By on March 24, 2014

The Lost Colony is extremely excited about presenting the inaugural comedy night at the Sound Stage Theatre featuring Heywood Banks.  Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.

Comedian Heywood Banks is coming to the Outer Banks.

Comedian Heywood Banks is coming to the Outer Banks.

Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.  You have to be pretty smart to get Heywood at his deepest level (he demands a high level of pop culture literacy), but you can also enjoy him just for his vocal style impersonations, expert musicianship and just plain silliness.

Heywood has been featured in “Rolling Stone Magazine” and “People Magazine.” He won First Place in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search Contest.  Heywood Banks has appeared on A&E’s “Evening at the Improv,” MTV’s “1/2 Hour Comedy Hour,” CNN’s “Hollywood Minute,” “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Showtime Comedy Club Network,” “Dr. Demento Show,” “12th Annual HBO Young Comedians Special with Paul Rodriguez” and is a frequent guest on the national Bob and Tom radio show.

Stuart Mitchell, the creator of Heywood Banks, tells us that his character was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee and lived for many years in a log trailer. Heywood’s biological parents, Hank and Heyena Banks were killed in a freak revolving restaurant accident back in the sixties – someone had hit the Puree Button by mistake…grisly! Eventually raised by mathematical parents, Heywood was working in a Kroger bagging groceries when he was hit in the head with a can of lunchmeat, giving him spamnesia. This caused him problems for years as he became afraid of the dark, but couldn’t sleep with the light on. “Did that ever happen to you???” 

Tickets will go on sale to Roanoke Island Historical Association Members on March 26 and to the general public on March 28.  Tickets will be available online at

Tickets are $25 and are general admission first come first seated.  Seating will be at cabaret tables in the Sound Stage Theatre.  Beverages and snacks will be available. 

Lost Colony CEO Bill Coleman says: “This will be a new venture for us.  We think the Sound Stage Theatre lends itself to a comedy club type setting.  The water views are simply unmatched anywhere and to sit back for a night of laughs at tables with your friends and a couple of drinks…wow.  It’s going to be an event like no other the Outer Banks has ever had.”

In addition to this event, which will begin at 8PM, Mr. Banks will be the headlining entertainment the previous evening during “Comedy Tonight”, a fundraising event for The Lost Colony

Comedian Heywood Banks live at Waterside Theatre - April 26, 2014


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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