Red Skelton (portrayed by Ken Barnett) - An amazing comedian, mime, author, and showman whose television show ran from 1951 through 1971. Red Skelton will be portrayed by another amazing showman, Ken Barnett. Ken will take you through mimes and stand up comedy as only Red could present it, highlighted by talking with the audience as he puts on his Freddy the Freeloader make up and presenting Red's patriotic presentation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Woody Hayes (portrayed by Jim Stoner) - If you think of Ohio State Football, the first name that comes to mind is Woody Hayes. Winner of 13 Big Ten titles and 5 national championships, many don't realize that he also was the host of a Columbus-based television presentation of six WWII movies and showcased his knowledge of the war. Portrayed by Jim Stoner, Hayes was presented as the first program at the new location for the Chautauqua Series in November, 2014. Woody Hayes's live-in nurse, who cared for Hayes and his wife until their deaths, was at the program and commented that when Jim came on stage, she thought she was seeing the real man . . . and she should know.