The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $10

DESCRIPTION:

It’s the show that’s part podcast, part game show…and all brought to you by veteran comedian and radio personality Dino Tripodis!

The Premise seeks to answer the question: who will kill, who will bomb?

The show features special guests and comedians who discuss the art of comedy. Then, two comics go head to head as they compete to create their best 5 minutes of material based on a secret premise revealed live on stage. Who will be on their A game? No matter what, hilarious results will ensue. The Premise is hosted by star of the popular podcast Whiskey Business, Dino Tripodis.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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We The P.O.C. (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

We The P.O.C. (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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We The P.O.C., our new improv comedy show featuring all people of color. Grab those tickets…seats sell fast for this show!

CAST: To Be Announced

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Ready Player Fun
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Ready Player Fun

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

A live-action video game battle for your entertainment. 

Hosted by definite video game nerds and probable comedians Dave Burkey and Erik Tait, Ready Player Fun gets the audience in on the action. Members of the audience are brought on stage to play video games on a giant screen against our video game Gladiators. This comedy show mixes your favorite video games with lots of laughs and is exactly what you need to get through the week. Can you take home the glory? The only way to find out is to be at Ready Player Fun! 

Due to language and content, this show is intended for adult audiences only.

Reservations recommended / Food and drink menu available

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Up Front Stand Up: Michael Palascak
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: Michael Palascak

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $10

Up Front Stand Up presents Michael Palascak!

Michael Palascak was named the 2018 Stand-up of the Year by the Late Nite Last Week podcast for his set on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He’s also done stand-up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CONAN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Letterman, Comedy Central's HALF HOUR, was a top 5 Finalist on LAST COMIC STANDING, and this past summer he performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he taped a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL network. Norm Macdonald said Michael reminds him, "...of a guy that's just as funny offstage as on, which is like magic.” Michael’s short film You’re Alive was accepted into numerous festivals including the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Festival and was the winner of the Audience Award at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. www.michaelpalascak.com

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Team Yes! Improv Graduation Showcase
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Team Yes! Improv Graduation Showcase

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They did it! For the past five weeks, Hashtag Comedy student graduates and Friendship Connection participants have worked together to learn the art of improv. Their five weeks together culminates in this FREE improv showcase that will feature improv games and exercises from class. It will be a hilariously good time…can’t wait to see you there!

While this is a FREE showcase, reservations are required to guarantee seating.

About Team Yes!

Team Yes! is a collaboration between Hashtag Comedy, a local improv company and Friendship Connection, a club promoting new experiences and lasting social connections for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The course focuses on bringing peers together through the art of improv to develop friendships, deepen confidence and develop new skills.

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The Quiz Box
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Quiz Box

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Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Tickets $7

The Quiz Box is a live podcast recording of a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman & Erik Tait

The September 27 Quiz Box features current champion Sarah J. Storer, comedians Kevin Hendrix & Alexis Nelson, and special guest Hunter Roberts. Hunter is a stand up comedian, previous Quiz Box champion, and the soap artist who created Clean & Sober Soap Co. (follow @cleanandsobersoap on Instagram)

Listen and subscribe to The Quiz Box podcast on iTunes and Spotify.
www.quizboxcast.com

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QueerProv (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

QueerProv (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Support LGBTQIA+ improvisers and comedians from around Columbus playing together in a night full of short form and medium form improvised comedy.

Cast: To Be Announced

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Cartoon Cabaret
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Cartoon Cabaret

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Cartoon Cabaret! An Assortment of Songs from Animated Fairytales performed by the Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre

Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee seating. Click the link below to make your reservations. Please make sure if you’d like to sit together that you reserve tickets under the same name. Call the box office with questions at 614 416 7625.

You have two chances to see this show: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4. Doors open at 7 PM. Show will start promptly at 8 PM. Food and drink menu available.

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Cartoon Cabaret
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Cartoon Cabaret

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Cartoon Cabaret! An Assortment of Songs from Animated Fairytales performed by the Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre

Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee seating. Click the link below to make your reservations. Please make sure if you’d like to sit together that you reserve tickets under the same name. Call the box office with questions at 614 416 7625.

You have two chances to see this show: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4. Doors open at 7 PM. Show will start promptly at 8 PM. Food and drink menu available.

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Grunge Unplugged
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Grunge Unplugged

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

An acoustic tribute to a rock era, Grunge Unplugged brings to the stage all of your favorite flannel-wearing bands from the 90s! Featuring Shadowbox Live performers Brent Lambert, Diana Richardson, and Adam Wesley

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Columbus Science Pub: Bats! Hidden Species and Imperiled Populations with Dr. Bryan Carstens
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Bats! Hidden Species and Imperiled Populations with Dr. Bryan Carstens

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:

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Every night bats leave their roosts to fly through the skies of Ohio, each individual eating many times its own body weight in insects on a given night. While there are currently 13 species of bats that call Ohio home, habitat change and fungal infections imperile local bat populations. Tonight’s talk will introduce you to the life history and biodiversity of this group of mammals, while introducing you to leading-edge techniques of biodiversity discovery.

Research in the Carstens lab in the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University investigates the evolutionary history of a wide range of animals (bats, frogs, lizards, shrews, voles, and slugs) using genomic data. Much of their work is motivated by the discovery of cryptic species, defined as groups of individuals that are outwardly similar in their appearance but very different genetically. These genetic differences reflect the unique evolutionary history of the cryptic species, and their recognition aids efforts to conserve species and protect biodiversity for future generations.

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Dick Valentine Solo Acoustic Show
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Dick Valentine Solo Acoustic Show

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A tender acoustic performance by Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine precedes the performance by the full band at The Basement on Oct. 16, the first such acoustic performance by the self-proclaimed “American Troubador” in the state of Ohio. Valentine performs stripped down versions of Electric Six songs as well as selections from his five solo records. Dick Valentine absorbs your tenderness throughout the performance and gives it back to you tenfold, like some sort of photosynthetic valve. He feeds on your tenderness like Vladimir Putin feeds on freedom. Your tenderness will soon be his, but his latest CD “Illuminati Bees” will soon be yours as you may buy it directly from him onstage in the middle of his set.

Doors open at 6 PM

Show starts at 7 PM

Reservations recommended

Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Have a drink and make some art with our favorite artist-slash-bartender, Derik Diaz. All skill levels are welcome at this casual creative event that includes a drawing workshop lead by Derik Diaz himself. Order from our full food and bar menu starting at 7pm when doors open. The workshop starts promptly at 8. Then enjoy an hour of drawing, drinking, and socializing. Art supplies will be available for use, and at the end of the event, one lucky artist will be selected to win a prize! Tickets are $7 and include the drawing workshop and a piece of art you get to make and take home. Food and drinks sold separately. Please make purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot.

About the artist: Derik is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design's Sequential Art program. Derik has gone on to self-publish several works including his webcomic series The Adventures of Toad. Derik has also worked with a variety of local and corporate businesses creating everything from posters to custom growlers. Currently, Derik is working on a multitude of projects including the upcoming graphic novel Rewind with writer Donathin Frye.

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $10

DESCRIPTION:

It’s the show that’s part podcast, part game show…and all brought to you by veteran comedian and radio personality Dino Tripodis!

The Premise seeks to answer the question: who will kill, who will bomb?

The show features special guests and comedians who discuss the art of comedy. Then, two comics go head to head as they compete to create their best 5 minutes of material based on a secret premise revealed live on stage. Who will be on their A game? No matter what, hilarious results will ensue. The Premise is hosted by star of the popular podcast Whiskey Business, Dino Tripodis.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Bad Listener: A One-Mannequin Show
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Listener: A One-Mannequin Show

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“Bad Listener” is a solo-performance theatrical comedy written, created, and performed by comedian Nickey Winkelman ...and one mannequin. This semi-autobiographical tale follows our main character (played by one mannequin) through personal triumphs and struggles while the world moves around her. On a journey to find a balance between self-care and self-absorption, she meets other characters along the way (all played by Nickey Winkelman) and must battle through human interaction in a society full of screens.

Nickey Winkelman is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. While studying theatre at UCSB, Winkelman began her stand up career in 2004 at age nineteen. Today she works primarily at Up Front at Shadowbox Live as their event coordinator and as an emcee. She is the cohost of Tuesdays with Mak & Winks (along with Shadowbox Live head writer Jimmy Mak), the cohost of the trivia game show podcast The Quiz Box (along with magician Erik Tait), and one of the producers of Cbus Comedy Festival.

“Bad Listener” is Winkelman’s first “one-woman show,” which she has delightfully coined her “one-mannequin show.” In early 2019, Winkelman received an individual artist grant from GCAC to assist with the production of “Bad Listener” and is grateful to GCAC for their continued support of the arts community in Columbus.


Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Best of Mak & Lay
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Best of Mak & Lay

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Shadowbox Live staples Jimmy Mak and Amy Lay bring some of your favorite sketches to the Up Front space! Do nice guys really finish last? What if comic book nerds had their own sexy hotline? Can a porn star make a family friendly commercial? Find out the answer to these questions and more at the Best of Mak and Lay. Also featuring the titillating talents of David Whitehouse and Nickey Winkelman!

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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Columbus Science Pub
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Columbus Science Pub
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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K Thx Bi: a Bi/Pan/Queer Variety Show
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

K Thx Bi: a Bi/Pan/Queer Variety Show

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

K Thx Bi is a variety show that features exclusively bisexual and pansexual folk because IT’S NOT A PHASE, MOM! Produced by Bianca Moore, talented people who are into all types of people put on a show enjoyed, no matter your sexuality! Comedians, burlesque dancers, musicians and more are ready to wave their pride flags to celebrate Bi Awareness Month!

Featuring: Bianca Moore, Pandora Foxx, Femmi Le Freak, Dug, Nickey Winkelman, and Olivia Smith


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Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz: Cartooning
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz: Cartooning

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Have a drink and make some art with our favorite artist-slash-bartender, Derik Diaz. All skill levels are welcome at this casual creative event that includes a drawing workshop lead by Derik Diaz himself. Order from our full food and bar menu starting at 7pm when doors open. The workshop starts promptly at 8. Then enjoy an hour of drawing, drinking, and socializing. Art supplies will be available for use, and at the end of the event, one lucky artist will be selected to win a prize! Tickets are $7 and include the drawing workshop and a piece of art you get to make and take home. Food and drinks sold separately. Please make purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot.

This month's drawing workshop will focus on cartooning! Learn the basics of creating your own characters. (As always, you may bring your own sketch book or any current project you are working on, regardless of whether or not it fits the theme.)

About the artist: Derik is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design's Sequential Art program. Derik has gone on to self-publish several works including his webcomic series The Adventures of Toad. Derik has also worked with a variety of local and corporate businesses creating everything from posters to custom growlers. Currently, Derik is working on a multitude of projects including the upcoming graphic novel Rewind with writer Donathin Frye.

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You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“You’ll Want to Sit Down for This..” is the improv + storytelling show that relies on your suggestion to happen. Your prompt will inspire six true (or mostly true) stories + improvised scenes based on those stories. It’s rapid-fire comedy from one of Columbus’ veteran improv casts. No two shows are the same, but every show is hilarious. See you soon!

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Babe Roar Presents: Terrible Twenties
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Babe Roar Presents: Terrible Twenties

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The twenties are a notoriously tough decade for many people. Managing dating, adult friendships, jobs, family, money, and figuring out how to properly take care of yourself is a great balancing act that hits hardest in this starkly transitional phase of life. Join Babe Roar for a cathartic evening during which storytellers from our community will bring to life the worst stories from their Terrible Twenties with humor and grace.

Hosted by Griffin Browning
Featuring stories from:
Erin Upchurch, Wonder Doug, Olivia Smith, Jae Burchfield, Jimmy Mak, Angie Healey, Tom Plute, and Christine Horvath

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Columbus Science Pub: Transporation for our Future
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Transporation for our Future

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available. Suggested $3 donation. Use the code "getnerdy" if you want to bypass the donation.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

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Modern humans enjoy mobility levels that are unprecedented in history. In 1919 it would take a trip of 5 to 10 days to make the journey from London to New York city, a trip that today takes only 7 hours. While rapid transportation this has benefits, it also has enormous social, health and environmental costs. Harvey Miller discusses how resolving these costs is crucial if civilization is to survive the 21st century — a world that will see 10 billion people, most of whom will crowd into cities.

Harvey J. Miller is the Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University. He answers questions of mobility, livability and sustainability by using GIS and other spatial analysis techniques. Mixing information science with geographic techniques Harvey explores social dimensions of transportation and the implications of accessibility for livable communities.

Suggested $3 donation. Use the code "getnerdy" if you want to zero out the donation.

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.



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You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“You’ll Want to Sit Down for This..” is the improv + storytelling show that relies on your suggestion to happen. Your prompt will inspire six true (or mostly true) stories + improvised scenes based on those stories. It’s rapid-fire comedy from one of Columbus’ veteran improv casts. No two shows are the same, but every show is hilarious. See you soon!

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Up Front on Broadway
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front on Broadway

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Shadowbox Live Metaperformers showcase the goofy, gritty, and glamour sides of Broadway! Featuring John Boyd, Nyla Nyamweya, Eryn Reynolds, Diana Richardson, Summit J. Starr, L.R. Thomas, Adam Wesley, and Nicholas Wilson.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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The Quiz Box! (Special THURSDAY Show!)
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Quiz Box! (Special THURSDAY Show!)

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Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Tickets $7

The Quiz Box is a live podcast recording of a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman & Erik Tait

The August 29 Quiz Box is a special THURSDAY episode, and features current champion Pat Deering, comedians Cecil Heyman & Amber Falter, and special guest Sarah J Storer of Hashtag Comedy and TBD the Musical!

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Up Front All Female Standup
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front All Female Standup

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $7

Up Front Stand Up presents a night of ALL FEMALE standup comedy with Paige Polesnak and Hayley Ellman! Also featuring Leslie Battle, Sarah J Storer, Cortney Taylor, Alexis Nelson, and hosted by Nickey Winkelman.

Paige Polesnak is from Pittsburgh PA, and performs coast to coast. She has performed in the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, and is a regular at the Burning Bridges Comedy Club. She provides a fresh perspective on everyday life as a millennial trying to have it all, while looking for more scrotum to mount on her bedroom wall.

Hayley Ellman is an improviser, sketch and stand-up comedian out of Atlanta, GA. She was inspired to start writing and performing stand-up, her first love, after watching the likes of Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Louis CK and other talented perverts; she still hasn't figured out how to tell people who her biggest influences are anymore. The Atlanta Journal Constitution referred to her comedy as "cerebral and sardonic." She charms audiences with her balance of sincere, satirical, and silly.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Sara Greer and Sheree Evans (of Hashtag Comedy and TBD the Improvised Musical) are back at it again, this time with a whole new variety show! They're bringing their friends and some beloved characters back - hey, Eve La Cherie! Sketch! Improv! Music! Standup! Storytelling! You will be sure to see all of this and more at Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2.

Reservations recommended

Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase (Summer 2019)
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase (Summer 2019)

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are required to guarantee seating**

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They did it! For the last 6 weeks, Hashtag Comedy’s Level One, Two and Three students have studied and learned about the art of improv. And tonight, they’re sharing what they’ve learned in a free graduation showcase.

Come see a variety of improv styles, games and scenes, learn more about upcoming classes and cheer on your friends and family members as they show off their new knowledge on stage.

Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please make sure if you’d like to sit together that you reserve tickets under the same name. Call the box office with questions at 614 416 7625.

Food and drink available.

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You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“You’ll Want to Sit Down for This..” is the improv + storytelling show that relies on your suggestion to happen. Your prompt will inspire six true (or mostly true) stories + improvised scenes based on those stories. It’s rapid-fire comedy from one of Columbus’ veteran improv casts. No two shows are the same, but every show is hilarious. See you soon!

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $10

DESCRIPTION:

It’s the show that’s part podcast, part game show…and all brought to you by veteran comedian and radio personality Dino Tripodis!

The Premise seeks to answer the question: who will kill, who will bomb?

The show features special guests and comedians who discuss the art of comedy. Then, two comics go head to head as they compete to create their best 5 minutes of material based on a secret premise revealed live on stage. Who will be on their A game? No matter what, hilarious results will ensue. The Premise is hosted by star of the popular podcast Whiskey Business, Dino Tripodis.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Thanks Obama VII
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Obama VII

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Brandon Anderson and Joseph Moorer are back to embarrass their moms with an evening of sketch comedy that will make you wanna ... jump, JUMP!! But you shouldn't, though. Just buy some seats and stay in them. It'll still be fun. With Noelle Anderson, Jae Esquire, Mark Hale Jr., Amy Lay, and Chad Tennant.

$7

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

Adult language and content



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Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Have a drink and make some art with our favorite artist-slash-bartender, Derik Diaz. All skill levels are welcome at this casual creative event that includes a drawing workshop lead by Derik Diaz himself. Order from our full food and bar menu starting at 7pm when doors open. The workshop starts promptly at 8. Then enjoy an hour of drawing, drinking, and socializing. Art supplies will be available for use, plus Derik has hand picked some of his favorite cocktails for a featured drink menu. At the end of the event, one lucky artist will be selected to win a prize! Tickets are $7 and include the drawing workshop and a piece of art you get to make and take home. Food and drinks sold separately. Please make purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot.

About the artist: Derik is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design's Sequential Art program. Derik has gone on to self-publish several works including his webcomic series The Adventures of Toad. Derik has also worked with a variety of local and corporate businesses creating everything from posters to custom growlers. Currently, Derik is working on a multitude of projects including the upcoming graphic novel Rewind with writer Donathin Frye.

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Best of Mak & Lay
Aug
6
8:00 PM20:00

Best of Mak & Lay

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

Shadowbox Live staples Jimmy Mak and Amy Lay bring some of your favorite sketches to the Up Front space! Do nice guys really finish last? What if comic book nerds had their own sexy hotline? Can a porn star make a family friendly commercial? Find out the answer to these questions and more at the Best of Mak and Lay. Also featuring the titillating talents of John Boyd and Nickey Winkelman!

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers from all over Central Ohio, TBD brings you big ensemble numbers, heart-wrenching solos and showstoppers, and of course, moving love songs. Add in brilliantly talented local musicians who become characters in their own right, and you have a show that fans are calling "pure magic."

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Columbus Science Pub: Reconstructing Ancient Voyages
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Reconstructing Ancient Voyages

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:

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The Pacific ocean is vast. Far before satellites, maps or even the rise of Ancient Greece, the people of the Solomon Islands crossed 2,000 miles of open ocean to colonize the islands of Oceania. For 300 years they set up colonies across Melanesia, Micronesia and into the western edge of Polynesia. Then they stopped. Lasting 2,000 years, this period is called the Long Pause. Why did these clearly capable, dedicated sailors of the ancient world stop discovering new islands?

Dr. Alvaro Montenegro is fascinated by the Long Pause. Many people focus on cultural reasons why the people of Oceania stopped exploring but Alvaro brings a different prospective to the problem. Distance was not the only factor since the people of Oceania. They never reached much closer islands like New Zealand. Alvaro is a geographer interested in climate change and climate modeling so his approach to solving the problem looks at the ocean not the people. Alvaro looks at the climate and ocean currents to model how ancient ships could navigate the waters of the Pacific to eventually colonizing Polynesia including Hawaii and Ester Island.

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What's So Funny? (Columbus Comedy in the Age of Outrage)
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

What's So Funny? (Columbus Comedy in the Age of Outrage)

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7 

What’s So Funny? (Columbus Comedy in the Age of Outrage)

An interactive exploration about what makes us laugh and what makes us offended.

Shadowbox Live’s David Whitehouse hosts a panel of comedy professionals to talk, joke and debate the state of Columbus comedy in our current cultural divide.

The panel of Dino Tripodis, Bianca Moore & Sarah Storer will field topics like “What’s off-limits when it comes to comedy?” and “How do you navigate the so-called ‘culture of outrage?’” and “If comedy brings everybody together, who’s left to make fun of?” Join us for a bunch’a’ comedians on stage getting “real” in Whitehouse’s second installment of “What’s So Funny?”

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content



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The Quiz Box!
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Quiz Box!

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Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Tickets $7

The Quiz Box is a live podcast recording of a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman & Erik Tait

The July 26 Quiz Box features current champion Pat Deering, Tony Steinbach, Carlos Teel, and special guest Reverend Tommy Gunn!

About the special guest: Reverend Tommy Gunn founded the FreakShow Deluxe in 2001, then pushed the company's move to Hollywood in 2004 when he opened the Empire Amusement Hall. People started calling him the Best Talker On the West Coast in 2008 - and no one has disagreed since. Author, playwright, lecturer, historian, and entrepreneur - he is your Minister of the macabre, parson to the phantasmagorical & self-styled object of your affections; your Reverend is also the mouthpiece for the morbid, vicar of victimization, apostle of the appalling & purveyor of the more dangerous arts! The Reverend has worked hard to find the most interesting sideshow performers, the loveliest burlesque dancers, seriously vicious vaudevillians, and the best polished acts of danger he can put on any stage. There is no act your Reverend Tommy Gunn cannot do.

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Ready Player Fun
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Ready Player Fun

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

A live-action video game battle for your entertainment. 

Hosted by definite video game nerds and probable comedians Dave Burkey and Erik Tait, Ready Player Fun (formerly Console Wars) gets the audience in on the action. Members of the audience are brought on stage to play video games on a giant screen against our video game Gladiators. This comedy show mixes your favorite video games with lots of laughs and is exactly what you need to get through the week. Can you take home the glory? The only way to find out is to be at Ready Player Fun! 

Due to language and content, this show is intended for adult audiences only.

Reservations recommended / Food and drink menu available

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The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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IT’S BACK FOR A THIRD TIME! “The Laugh Lotto” gives YOU the power write the characters of the show. You’ll submit a mad-libs like card detailing a character’s name, age, job, hobbies, etc. and the seasoned improvisers will randomly pull a card (lottery style) and bring the character to life.

$7 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Up Front Stand Up: DJ Dangler & Jason Banks
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: DJ Dangler & Jason Banks

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DJ Dangler is a high energy act that's equal parts insight and outrage. He tells jokes at Comic Book Conventions and Nudist Resorts. He writes for radio and reads for fun, and thinks people are smarter than they let on.

Jason Banks is a stand up comedian based out of Columbus, Ohio. His unique and refreshing style of comedy has helped him emerge as one of the top rising talents on the comedy scene. Jason’s natural ability to connect with any crowd with humorous yet over exaggerated stories has placed him as one of Columbus’s top comedians. After winning numerous contests throughout Ohio including the funniest person in Columbus contest at the Columbus Funny Bone, Jason has performed in some of the hottest clubs across the nation including the The Apollo. In addition, Jason has been featured on Tru TV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

Plus: comedians Zachary Wycuff & Sam Welch

Hosted by Nickey Winkelman

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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