Mason City Limits Comedy Club
 
 

Welcome to Mason City Limits Comedy Club's webpage. We offer the finest in stand up comedy most weekends and we have a full bar. The most popular comedians from Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, HBO, Conan and The Bob & Tom Show have appeared on our stage.

Our room is available to rent for private parties or business meetings. Mason City Limits can bring a comedy show to your venue, or if you need a fundraiser we can help with that too. Call Chris at (217) 482-5233 or email him here.

Comedian Donnie Baker

Donnie Baker


September 15 - 16

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT; NO DISCOUNTS OR DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SHOW! CHOOSE VIP PACKAGE TO GUARANTEE A TABLE. Ron Sexton created the character of Donnie Baker for radio's nationally syndicated "Bob & Tom Show" about five years ago, thinking it would last for a couple of phone calls. The boss-hating, self-proclaimed God's gift to women character with the false bravado-filled voice who is always trying to sell his boat was championed by radio show co-host Tom Griswold. Baker regularly makes topical calls to the show. He relates anecdotes involving a good friend who had a semi-relevant experience, usually ending in a lewd or scatological punch-line. Most of his calls are punctuated by a tagline like, "I swear to God," or "Look it up..." Sometimes, Donnie is corrected, or told to get off the phone by Randy, his work supervisor, after which he always yells "Shut up Randy!" His calls usually end abruptly, and always by him saying, "...I gotta go..." "It was like lucky dust from comedy heaven falling down on me," Sexton said. "He is a also a writer and does other characters for the show. "Tom saved me," Sexton, 41, added. "Once I got his blessing, vroom, it took off." Shortly thereafter, Sexton began taking Donnie out on the road with the Pork Pistols, which Sexton describes as "every bad garage band you've ever seen." His inspiration for Donnie's look came from a picture he saw in the newspaper, Sexton said. Photographed at a school picnic, the man wore a Jeff Blake No. 8 Cincinnati Bengals football jersey and a cap with the insignia of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., also No. 8. Sexton modified the look and added animal print Zubas workout pants, which were big in the 1980s and ‘90s. He will often wear a black T-shirt with a wolf picture on it. "A lot of the stuff you'd see at truck stops," Sexton said. "Thank goodness the Donnies of the world are the reason those things are on sale." Sexton is one of two writers-voice artists on The Bob & Tom Show. Besides Donnie, he's also Floyd the trucker, brash business traveler Kenny Tarmac, the dimwitted Rick (a new character), and he impersonates celebrities Steven Seagal, James Gandolfini, Charles Barkley and Dr. Phil McGraw. There's no discussion of what material or which characters should go in each day's show, Sexton said. "I rarely go in with anything prepared. Some mornings I'll go in with a bit or an idea or a joke and I'll fill a phone call around it," he said. "It's a lot more like dealing with a heckler in a club."

        

Show Times

September 15 (Fri)08:00 pmVIP Seating23.50
September 15 (Fri)08:00 pmGeneral Admission21.00
September 16 (Sat)07:15 pmVIP Seating23.50
September 16 (Sat)07:15 pmGeneral Admission21.00
September 16 (Sat)09:30 pmVIP Seating23.50
September 16 (Sat)09:30 pmGeneral Admission21.00
Planning a holiday get together or company Christmas Party? Our showroom is available for Private Parties at any time during the year as just a banquet facility or in conjunction with a comedy show. Ask about catering to the club from one of the fine restaurants in Mason City. Group discounts available for some shows.

Mason City Limits has Wi-Fi, stage and a professional lighting and sound system; appropriate for any business meetings that requires a power point presentation. Mason City Limits has a full bar. We’re located in the middle of everywhere: within 45 minutes from Peoria, Springfield and Bloomington and about 20 minutes from Havana, Manito, Petersburg and Lincoln.
 
Mason City Limits Comedy Club