wellRED: From Dixie With Love
Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are stand-up comedy and writing partners. The trio has been touring nationally to sold out clubs and theatres in support of their best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark.
This year’s tour, wellRED: From Dixie With Love, is about celebrating everything great about the South and telling stories from a place of love. It’s about dancing to country music at a gay wedding. It’s about loving your neighbor whether you have the same religion, skin color, or sexual preference, as long as they cheer for the same college football team (Go Vols! …or Go Dawgs if you’re Corey). It is about leaving behind bigotry, but remembering the fried okra.
Do you love all people, but also love blowing shit up? Do you often wish a mother f*cker would? Well, this show is for you.
Trae, Corey and Drew have been featured guests on The View (ABC), Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO), Nightline (ABC), Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and various programs on MTV, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Fusion, NPR and SiriusXM. They also co-host their own topical weekly podcast recorded on the road, wellRED podcast, which has reached over 1.5 Million downloads internationally.
Trae Crowder’s series of “Liberal Redneck” viral videos have been watch by over 115 Million people on Facebook and YouTube. He is also a regular video contributor in partnership with ATTN: and formerly, The New York Daily News.
Trae Crowder grew up in Celina, TN, a town sometimes described as having “more liquor stores than traffic lights” (2-0 as of the last count). Like most people from the deep rural south, Crowder grew up with an affinity for literature, film, blacks and gays. In 1998, at the age of 12 and after seeing Chris Rock on HBO, he decided he wanted to be a comedian. Recently earning national attention (or notoriety, depending on your viewpoint) for his “Liberal Redneck” series of viral videos, Trae Crowder had been performing his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy in the Southeast for the past six years. Now he tours nationally as part of the wellRED comedy tour with his writing and drinking partners, Corey and Drew.
Corey’s love for comedy started when he was a toddler watching Carson (and then Leno) from a blanket on the floor next to his daddy Dale. By 2nd grade he had already informed his teachers that he was going to be a comedian and didn’t ever consider another profession. At 16 he worked up the nerve to do his 1st open mic (lying about his age to be admitted into the club).
Corey spent the next decade hawking jokes in dingy bars and comedy clubs at night then waking up to do random jobs to supplement his income. A house painter, retail associate, motorcycle salesman, urine sample collector, flower delivery boy, hotel maid, college textbook reseller and hay bailer. At one point in his career he ran a family bakery with his mother where he was considered the “Head Quiche Chef”.
Corey’s stand up blends humor and common sense into a high energy act that is as full of as many silly faces and goofy jokes as it is emotionally driven tangents. Under his PBR hat is a giant head, and under that are surprisingly thought provoking rants on society, culture, and politics.
Drew Morgan is the first person in his family to go into comedy. Drew’s act has been described as “Mark Twain on acid,” and that pretty much gets at it. Hailing from Sunbright, Tennessee, which has a population of about 597 good people and 3 really shitty ones, he was raised by a preacher and a librarian. This explains Drew’s intellectualism and constant state of existential crisis. Drew’s humor is sly and biting, you’ll notice he has a big chip on his shoulder – it is BBQ flavored. He is a good dancer.
Southern Born and Southern RED.
Stand-up comedy and writing partners, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are touring nationally in support of their book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark.
Being wellRED is about celebrating all that’s good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.
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Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront the Confederacy of Dumbasses, tackling everything people think they know about the South, the good, the bad, the glorious, and the shameful, in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South. Home to some of the best music, athletes, soldiers, whiskey, waffles, and weather the country has to offer, the South has also been bathing in backward bathroom bills and other bigoted legislation that Trae Crowder has targeted in his Liberal Redneck videos, which have gone viral with over 50 million views.
Perfect for fans of Stuff White People Like, I Am America (And So Can You), and Dear White People, The Liberal Redneck’s Manifesto skewers political and religious hypocrisies in witty stories and hilarious graphics—such as the Ten Commandments of the New South—and much more! While celebrating the South as one of the richest sources of American culture, this entertaining book issues a wake-up call, and a reminder that the South’s problems and dreams aren’t that far off from the rest of America’s.
Book Tour Press
Simon & Schuster