Sunday, April 28, 2019

International touring comedian Gary Meikle to make stop in Wildwood this August

Scottish Comedian Gary Meikle will perform a charity show for the Wildwood American Legion...


- Scottish award winning comedian and international sensation Gary Meikle will make a stop off his US Tour in Wildwood, NJ this August. American Legion Post 184 will host the comedian on August 31, and all proceeds will be generously donated by Meikle to the veterans group.

Meikle is best known for his viral video rants on social media that have drawn over 130 million views in five months. Through the past year, Meikle has traveled through Europe, Spain, and Dubai to using his real life experiences to bring laughs everywhere he goes.

The comedy show announcement is just the start to new entertainment and events at Post 184. Over the summer Post 184 will host weekly themed events, food functions, and comedy nights, of which details are to be released soon. To accommodate the new opportunities, the Post is currently undergoing upgrades with building repairs, hall painting, and more.

For Gary Meikle’s show, lighting, sound and room decor will be brought in to create a special venue. Post Commander Harry Weimar knows this is a big step towards future events.

“We are excited to have Gary coming to the Post,” said Commander Harry Weimar. “This is an opportunity for us to have larger events, create more awareness of veteran issues, and bring in much needed donations for the Post building repairs. We want to use the hall as much as possible, for our events or for rentals.”

Not only will Meikle perform at the Post in Wildwood, but his tour does not have another stop in New Jersey. Meikle has also elected not to perform in Philadelphia to ensure the charity show is a big success. The closest area shows are New York, NY, Bethlehem, PA, and Washington, DC. For Meikle, doing a charity show on each tour is important. Just one day before heading to the US, Meikle will perform to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

“It is important to give back to communities I visit and that’s something I am very passionate about,” said Meikle. “I found it to be a fantastic idea, just giving back to these guys who have fought hard for their country is very important to me. The organization donates a lot of time, money, and effort back into the local community.”

The event was made possible with the help of Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. who worked with the Legion and made the phone call to personally invite Meikle to town. For Troiano, an international act such as Meikle could be a big draw for the town as well as a great exposure for the local veterans group.

“Wildwood has had so many great performers through the decades, and this comedian is just adding to that lineup,” said Troiano. “It’ll be a pleasure to host him in Wildwood and bring even more culture into Wildwood.”

Meikle’s performances, clips, and viral videos can be found on his website and on all social media @meiklecomedy. For a comprehensive bio on Gary, see the UK's Daily Record article

Tickets for Meikle’s show in Wildwood are hosted on Eventbrite and can be found at

The charity show tickets are priced at $35 in advance online or $40 at the door. All proceeds benefit American Legion Post 184.

Must be 21 or older to attend, no exceptions.

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