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TV comedian 'Red Green' coming to Palace May 12

Public TV comedian Red Green will perform at Mitchell's Corn Palace on May 12.

Red Green is known for corny jokes, so what better place for the Canadian comedian to perform than the Corn Palace?

Green, whose real name is Steve Smith, will bring his "Wit & Wisdom Tour" to Mitchell on May 12. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are on sale now for $46.50.

"The Red Green Show" was a Canadian TV show that produced 300 episodes from 1991 to 2006. A movie, "Duct Tape Forever," was released in 2002 and takes its name from Red Green's near-constant use of "the handyman's secret weapon."

Smith portrayed "Red Green" as an inept handyman who was surrounded by wacky friends and strange neighbors at a rundown resort. The antic show featured a series of short routines, stand-up material and recurring characters with bizarre stories and lifestyles.

The series primarily appeared on public television stations in the United States and reruns still are shown on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Smith has appeared on fundraising programs for SDPB and other public TV channels.

Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said this will be the first time Smith has brought his stage show to Mitchell. The Corn Palace is renting the facility to Smith for the production.

All seats will be reserved. Tickets are on sale now at and at the Corn Palace ticket office.