BEAN AND BAILEY
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.
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)
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.