BEAN AND BAILEY
Family Friendly Comedy Show
Bean and Bailey is made up of Bradley Bean and Jackson Bailey. Bradley and Jackson met in 1992 at Carson-Newman College where they were both freshmen living in the same dorm. Along with mutual friends, they began using their leisure time in the dorm to make humorous videos and comedy sketches. This led to official “shows” where the group of 5 guys (brilliantly named “Give Me 5”) would entertain high school students who were visiting the college. “Give Me 5” soon began performing for faith-based events as well as regular campus events at Carson-Newman College.
In 1996 with graduation fast approaching, 3 of the 5 guys decided it was time to leave the group. This left “Bean and Bailey”, the remaining 2 members, with a choice to make: Either let the comedy performing come to an end, or figure out a way to turn a 5-man show into a 2-man show. It didn’t take long for Bean and Bailey to realize that this 2-man idea could work well, and they immediately received warm responses from local audiences.
It was 1999 when Bean and Bailey began the transition to comedy as a profession, as they were given an opportunity to take their show to college campuses across the country. From 4 campus shows in 1999 to about 40 campus shows in 2000, Bean and Bailey were on their way to a professional career and thus needed to consider leaving their other employment. Bradley resigned from his 3rd grade teaching job, and Jackson transitioned out of his job at a television station where he had served as the “Kids Club” host.
Now with over 10 years of professional comedy under their belt, Bean and Bailey have taken their laughter act all across the U.S. and Canada. Bean and Bailey are being enthusiastically received as a refreshing alternative in today’s field of comedy. Most refreshing is that their comedy is Family Friendly.
A Bean and Bailey show includes everything from stand-up comedy to musical songs and parodies, all wrapped up in a friendship between Bean (an organized conservative personality) and Bailey (a random free spirit). They discuss all the important things of life, such as: Wal-Mart Greeters, American History, Love, Dating, Marriage, Doughnuts, Michael Jackson and Elvis just to name a few.
What will they come up with next? From the responses they are getting from their appearance on the first season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, their current play on Satellite XM radio, and their performances for countless faith based organizations, college campuses, and corporations, we are sure you’ll be seeing a lot of Bean and Bailey! Check out some of their show here (this would be a link to our video page)
Bradley Bean is a lifelong resident of Morristown, TN. He graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education, and taught 3rd grade for 4 years at Manley Elementary School in Morristown. In 1999 he married Sharon, and currently they have three children: Ethan and twin girls Amanda & Ansley. When not traveling with Bean and Bailey, Bradley enjoys being a small group leader at his church. He also enjoys playing basketball, as well as taking long walks with Sharon and the kids in the rural surroundings of their east Tennessee home.
Jackson Bailey lives in Louisville, TN. He graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1996. Jackson double-majored in communications and psychology. After college he worked in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios until he moved back home to TN where he worked for the local WB TV Station (now the CW) serving as their Kid’s Club Host. He was also a youth director for three years. Jackson married Kimberly in 1998 and they have two children: Ella and Dean. When not traveling with Bean and Bailey, Jackson enjoys teaching at his church. He also enjoys hanging out with his family at the park and eating lots of chocolate.
“Bean and Bailey are the best comedy duo I have seen. They put me on the floor.”
Comedian, Author, and Speaker–
“Bean and Bailey are awesome. Funny, engaging, enthusiastic and down to earth. They had our group roaring after a long day in Corporate meetings. They will be a welcome part of any future endeavor we may plan and would recommend them to any audience for any occasion. Truly a talented duo!”
Vice President, Card Services
Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.–
“Bean and Bailey were hilarious! Their interaction with our audience was amazing and they had us rolling on the floor! Can’t wait to have them back! They were… ELECTRIC!”.
Executive Director, East Tennessee Chapter
NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association)–
“We received great feedback from the managers attending our corporate meeting regarding the Bean and Bailey performance. Our people had a great time! Our group is very diverse in ages and personalities, but all enjoyed Bean and Bailey.”
–Deedra A. Burroughs
Chief Financial Officer
American Apartment Management Company–
“Bean and Bailey were incredible! They customized part of the show for our company, and employees talked and laughed about it for weeks. They helped make our Christmas party a huge success!”