Longtime Performer at Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs to be Featured on Hour-Long Comedy Special Airing on CMT Next Month

Posted on: October 20th, 2015 - News Blog

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Cowboy Bill Martin – who keeps guests laughing at Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs – will achieve a significant career milestone when he hosts his first-ever TV comedy special that will air on CMT on Saturday, November 21.

Shot at the historic Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth, Cowboy Bill Martin: Let the Laughter Roll will showcase the Texas comedian’s hilarious stand-up act that talks about love, life and the challenges of being a modern man.

Martin credits his experience performing on Carnival’s ships for his rise in popularity.  “Because of Carnival, I knew the show was ready,” he said. “After all, each week I’m doing two and half hours of material in front of 2,500 people. The next logical step was to make a move to television.”

In addition to playing to packed houses at Carnival’s shipboard comedy clubs, Martin is an actor, screenwriter and songwriter and has toured with George Strait, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and George Jones, among others.

He also founded a non-profit organization called the Cowboys Who Care Foundation that provides free Resistol cowboy and cowgirl hats to kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, delivering more than 4,100 hats across the country since 2012.