The Comedy Zone: A New Comedy Club premiers at Walton Arts Center

If you’re looking for big laughs from top-notch comedians, Walton Arts Center has just the ticket! The Comedy Zone, a new stand-up comedy club opens this month right here in downtown Fayetteville. These intimate shows are hosted in Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater, with cabaret and theater seating for $31 and $21, respectively. Starting Sept. 21 through April 2024, The Comedy Zone will host six comedians who have been featured on Comedy Central, HBO Comedy, Netflix, Hulu, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, BET, Just for Laughs, Dry Bar, Sirius XM and more!

Up first, we have Shaun Jones – a New Jersey-based black comedian who’s been in the game for nearly three decades. You might have caught Shaun on BET’s “ComicView,” Starz’s “1st Amendment Stand Up” or in Robert Townsend’s “Partners in Crime.” Or maybe you recognize him from the 2003 movie Shade, starring Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone. His newest special, “Now You Know!” was released on Amazon Prime earlier this year.

Just like an accomplished chef, Shaun’s comedy is the perfect recipe: of a cup of humor, a tablespoon of originality and a dash of truth. When he takes the stage, he mixes his talents before the audience, bakes his show just right and serves up a unique comedy dish that will satisfy your appetite for laughs. 

Catch Shaun Jones at Walton Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 21 – and check out the rest of The Comedy Zone lineup for more hilarious nights out!


Shaun Jones | Thursday, Sept. 21

Andy Woodhull | Friday, Oct. 20

Greg Morton | Thursday, Dec. 7

Tammy Pescatelli | Thursday, Jan. 11

Dave Williamson | Thursday, Feb. 29

Michael Palascak | Thursday, April 4

For Comedy Zone tickets and information, visit or call 479.443.5600.