On Monday, June 8 Hamilton-Gibson will be welcoming back “Raymond, The Amish Comic” from Lancaster. This “adults only” hilarious comic will be at the Gallery of the Warehouse at 7:30 PM. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students who are 18 and up. Free refreshments will be available, but the event also welcomes BYOB (bring your own...). The event is sponsored by Elite Therapy.
Raymond was part of Sony Entertainments Theatrical Production of The Gong Show Live, cast in the role previously played by the Unknown Comic. The Gong Show Live did an Off-Broadway Run in 2011 and part of 2012.
He was on America’s Got Talent on NBC, and is still bitter about not winning the million dollars, and he was also on Danielle Staub’s (Real House Wives of NJ) Wealth TV Reality Show “Social!” He has also been on MTV, Comedy Central and a handful of television commercials.
As for his movie credits, Raymond was in the Tim Allen film, “For Richer For Poorer.” Raymond has appeared live on stage with Ian Anderson as part of the “Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson Tour.”
He’s a regular guest on the WZZO morning show with the Bearman & Keith and his other radio guest appearances include the Miserable Men Show on Howard 101 and Opie and Anthony on Sirius. He has also been on radio stations in Boston, Baltimore, NYC and Ohio.
Some future projects lined up for Raymond include a documentary film for the Travel channel called “Road Kill” where four Comedians will travel back to places where they performed early in their careers and he is currently writing and starring in his own web series, “Big City Amish.”
Raymond the Amish Comic won't say whether he's actually Amish. "That's up to the audience to figure out," he laughed. For 20 years, he's held claim as being the only "Amish comic" in America. He mentioned that during some of his shows in Lancaster, a group of young Amish guys would attend. Never Amish girls. "I don't pick on them," he said. "They all drink Yuengling Light. My show isn't Amish one-on-one."
He said, "My show is for adults only. There's no hate in my works, but I use curse words like an exclamation point. It's the rebel in me." Raymond has a wife and a teenage daughter who is planning a career in theater. He said he tries to keep his personal life private. Regarding whether he has an Amish heritage, he said, "The audience loves to come and have great debates as to whether I have ever been Amish or whether I'm real or just a cartoon."