from The Man of a Thousand Voices
The Asher Theatre is Myrtle Beach's newest venue to the entertainment scene. It's an upscale theatre that brings Vegas and New York city acts to the Grand Strand in a family-oriented, hip, cultural, and exciting theatre setting.
The feature act is none other than the widely-acclaimed impressionist, comedian, and musician - James Stephens III. Stephens’ feature show, The Man of A Thousand Voices” is the ultimate family show – his talent reminds us of the days of Sinatra, Martin, and Davis and Lewis. His spot-on impressions of Bernie Mac, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan are second to none. Whether doing a singing impression of Nat King Cole or a rap impression of Little Wayne, James is the ultimate performer. He's been called one of the funniest comedians of our times by the editor of Time magazine. Not only a regular headliner on all the major cruise lines, but he has also graced the halls of Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. He's performed around the world. He was the first African-American entertainer to perform in Amsterdam and in London at Lewisham as well as the Hackney Theater. He’s headlined in Scotland, made appearances on London’s BBC and performed at the prestigious Edinborough Festival.
In the US, Stephens has starred on several TV shows and done standup appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS as well as Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and MTV.
He's worked with Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Chris Rock, Garth Brooks, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Joe Rogan, George Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, and others. His quick wit and Improv skills make every show different. One moment he's Kermit the frog and another Kevin Hart. His impression of Snoop Dog doing country and western is absolutely hilarious. If that's not enough, he sits at the piano and plays classical music and in a split-second, he’s doing impressions of Pharrell, Bruno Mars, and John Legend and Lionel Ritchie. James’ cross-over appeal transcends all races, gender, ethnicity or creed. Stephens' tailors each show to his specific audience so everyone leaves entertained.