Sit, Stay, Stay, and Laugh at the New Comedy Weekend at Callaway Gardens April 29-30

Apr 19, 2016



Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000



Sit, Stay, Stay, and Laugh at the New Comedy Weekend at Callaway Gardens April 29-30


Featuring Comedians Mike Speenberg and Jamie Bendall; Tickets and Overnight Packages Now Available


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (4/15/2016) – Give yourself a well-deserved break and spend some time relaxing and laughing the weekend of April 29-30, 2016, as Callaway Gardens® hosts the new Comedy Weekend.


“Find some friends and make plans to be at Callaway Gardens for the weekend,” said Andy Brown, director of recreation for Callaway Gardens.  “We have found some funny people to entertain you.  Pair that with some fresh air and outside fun –playing golf, zip lining or kayaking – and you’ve got a great weekend.”


Friday night will include a Movie on the Beach on Robin Lake Beach’s 50 foot inflatable screen.  The featured attraction will be the recently released “Daddy’s Home” with the all-time funnyman Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.


On Saturday, guests can enjoy the Gardens at their leisure until 6 p.m. when guests can enter the Ski Pavilion.  The beautiful setting of sunset on Robin Lake will provide the perfect counterbalance to the rip-roaring laughter that will be had by all in attendance.  The beverage bar will be available beginning at 6 p.m. with the dinner buffet, created by Callaway Gardens’ Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez’s culinary team, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


At 8 p.m., Jamie Bendall will open the show.  And, for those unfamiliar with his name, he is the co-owner of Atlanta’s Punchline Comedy Club.  Having been a landmark in Atlanta since 1982, it is considered one of the country's top 10 comedy clubs. A professional comedian and speaker for more than 23 years, Bendall describes himself as a parent, spouse, and a busy owner of multiple small businesses who is permitted to practice law in three states.


Mike Speenberg has the honors of being the headliner for this comedic event. In the past 15 years, Speenberg has performed on four different continents and shared the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Ron White. He's entertained U.S. Diplomats to professional athletes and has been featured in a variety of formats from CNN to HBO's Comedy Festival.


“The setting is what is extra-special about this new event. You are at Callaway Gardens … not in some downtown with traffic to worry about” said Brown.  “The Comedy Night overnight package provides a lot of fun for one low price and … we drive you back to your lodging.”


Starting at $250* for two guests in the Mountain Creek Inn, overnight packages include Friday and Saturday night’s lodging, Friday night movie, Saturday dinner, Saturday show, and Gardens admission each day of stay and day of departure.  Packages also are available for the Lodge, Cottages, Villas, or Vacation Homes.


General admission tickets are available for $20.  Tickets for the show and dinner are $40. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1.800.463.6990.


Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit






*Rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy in the Mountain Creek Inn.  Additional rates are available in the Inn, Cottages, Villas and Vacation Homes, and Lodge.  Taxes, resort services charge, and state fee are not included.  Based on availability.  Not valid for groups.

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