Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 27, 2014

Fun entertainers needed for annual Gong Show

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — People are asking what is the Gong Show? Simply the whole show is about humor — anything or anyone who enjoys being in front of a crowd doing funny things! Most Americans over age 40 remembers that crazy show from the '70s. But it’s the kids of today who have the most fun with it!

Have you and your friends ever had fun acting out silly songs, dancing, singing or just enjoying lip syncing? Acting out funny little short jokes or stories or old TV skits or commercials? You Tube and the internet is full of ideals; anyone can act out for a good laugh. If this sounds like you or someone you know, call 484-7416 now and ask for Tina to sign up.

Are you wondering what the Gong is for? When folks are doing their thing on stage, you have three minutes to entertain the audience and hold the judges' attention. Not everyone can be the winner. So the audience encourages the judges to hit the gong on stage to stop you. Don’t take yourself so seriously and have fun with it.

Yes, you could get gonged, but if you don’t, you could be one of the winners of first, second or third place for the best acts. Winners will receive some cool cash and prizes like Dollywood passes and tickets to the Cumberland County Playhouse. But that’s not the reason to enter. It’s making other folks laugh and feel good, while making memories that will give you and your friends a chuckle to last a lifetime.

Sponsors for this year’s fourth annual Gong Show are Kali’s Kitchen at the Woodmere Mall, Tri-County Equipment Rentals, NAPA Auto Part and John Deer of Crossville.

The Gong Show is a fundraiser for the Fair Park Senior Center. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Kali’s Kithcen and Fair Park Senior Center.

If you’re a senior who’s got cabin fever, come to Fair Park, located at 1433 Livingston Rd., across from the fairgrounds. Call 484-7416 for more information on the activities or go to the website at or email