Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase

**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 and games, 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.

Food and drink available.

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

The Quiz Box!

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available

DESCRIPTION:

The Quiz Box is 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 April 26 Quiz Box features current champion Sarah J. Storer, Quiz Box all-star Lauren Bencaz, first-time Quiz Boxer Gary Sheriff, and special guest comedian from Los Angeles Michael Malone, as seen on Showtime, Comedy Central, and heard on XM Radio. 

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Reformed Whores
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Reformed Whores

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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


If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby, you'd get the delightfully twangy & hilariously filthy musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC based, Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson have been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, and many other three-letter networks. The girls have spread their gospel near and far, touring the USA opening for big names like "Weird Al" Yankovich, Les Claypool, Dweezil Zappa, and Reverend Horton Heat. Their sophomore album "Don't Beat Around the Bush" debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart and their YouTube channel just hit over a million views! For more information about Reformed Whores, visit reformedwhores.com

Opening act: comedian Bianca Moore

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman

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GirlProv14 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

GirlProv14 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show takes audiences on a high energy improv journey every Wednesday! With a mix of short and longform improv comedy, themed improv shows like Game Show: the Improvised Game Show!, The Laugh Lotto and "Worst Stories", plus quarterly Girlprov and Brownprov shows, this veteran cast makes sure you never feel that mid-week slump.

$7 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Columbus Science Pub
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Roast of Thrones
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Roast of Thrones

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION:

A battle for the Iron Throne has erupted in Westeros, turning kin and kinsman alike against one another. Alliances are made and broken, brutally and with no short supply of bloodshed. Who will be the one true heir to the throne, standing ready to claim that which is their birthright? See citizens of the Seven Kingdoms each get their moment to roast each other in an all-out brawl of hilarity, poking fun at all things Game of Thrones. Presented by Whiskey Bear Comedy.

Featuring:
Pat Deering as  Renly Baratheon
Bianca Moore as Daenerys Targaryen
Nick Glaser as Hodor
Matt Loxley as Joffrey Baratheon  
Wonder Doug as Jon Snow
Laura Work as  Cersei Lannister   
and Dustin Meadows as George R.R. Martin  

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The Mother of All Stories: Our Stories About Mom (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Mother of All Stories: Our Stories About Mom (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Come out to celebrate Mother’s Day by seeing this one of a kind show dedicated to MOM! The Hashtag Comedy cast will tell their best and worst stories about mom and motherhood then improvise scenes based on the stories!

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show takes audiences on a high energy improv journey every Wednesday! With a mix of short and longform improv comedy, themed improv shows like Game Show: the Improvised Game Show!, The Laugh Lotto and "Worst Stories", plus quarterly Girlprov and Brownprov shows, this veteran cast makes sure you never feel that mid-week slump.

$7 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Stand Up Momedy
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Stand Up Momedy

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

An all-female stand up comedy show made up of nothin' but moms. Some of these moms are new moms, and some of these moms have been a mom longer than your mom (maybe). Either way you'll have a mother of a good time. Bring your mom. 

Featuring: 

Leslie Battle

Lisa Berry

Becky Brown

Sara Bucher Greer

Natalie Burkey

Kelly Thewlis

and Nickey Winkelman

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 Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Headliner Michael Malone
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Headliner Michael Malone

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

The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival presents headliner Michael Malone

Michael Malone is an award-winning stand-up comedian, film director and writer based in Los Angeles. He won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, was named 2013's "HOT Comic to Watch,” and in 2014 he was voted one of the "Top Five Comedy Performers" in the U.S. college market. Michael released his second comedy album via Uproar Records in 2015 titled, "Thirty One." This album was featured for several weeks on the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes and became a top ten bestselling album on iTunes.  Michael has been featured on the Bob and Tom Show, XM Radio, 24/7 Comedy Radio, FOX, Fusion, WGN, Comcast on Demand, HULU's "Comedy Time", The CW, and the first two seasons of "Laughs" on FOX. He was also the lead in the comedy/horror cult classic film, "Chopping Block," and is also the co-writer and director of the award-winning five-part web series, "Bethlehem." 

In 2016 Michael went overseas with the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour and performed for the US military in eleven different countries. He currently resides in Los Angeles California and writes a monthly column for "Face the Current" Magazine and is the creator behind the very unique podcast, "Punched Up." Michael has appeared on several episodes of FOX Television's comedy game show, "Punchline," has been seen on Comedy Central, and on the Showtime's drama series, "I'm Dying Up Here."

For more about Michael Malone, visit malonecomedy.com 

The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival is produced by Columbus comedians Lisa Berry, Pat Deering, Dustin Meadows, Tom Plute, and Nickey Winkelman. This yearly comedy festival features numerous local venues, incorporates some of Columbus's best comedy showcases, and brings in upwards of 60 comedians from around the country. The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival is thrilled to have its headliner shows at Up Front for the fourth year in a row. A full lineup of this year’s festival comedians and shows will be announced in April 2019. Check whiskeybearcomedyfestival.com for updates. Weekend and day passes can be purchased through the website for an advanced price discount. Tickets for the headliner shows can be purchased at upfrontstage.com

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
May
17
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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Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Headliner Zach Sherwin
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Headliner Zach Sherwin

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $12  
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content 

DESCRIPTION:

The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival presents headliner Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a comedian and writer whose YouTube videos have been viewed over 400 million times. He has performed on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), and “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX, FXX), written for “Crazy-Ex Girlfriend” (The CW), “Problematic” (Comedy Central), and MAD Magazine, and co-starred in ten episodes of the massively popular web series “Epic Rap Battles of History.”

For more about Zach Sherwin, visit zachsherwin.com

The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival is produced by Columbus comedians Lisa Berry, Pat Deering, Dustin Meadows, Tom Plute, and Nickey Winkelman. This yearly comedy festival features numerous local venues, incorporates some of Columbus's best comedy showcases, and brings in upwards of 60 comedians from around the country. The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival is thrilled to have its headliner shows at Up Front for the fourth year in a row. A full lineup of this year’s festival comedians and shows will be announced in April 2019. Check whiskeybearcomedyfestival.com for updates. Weekend and day passes can be purchased through the website for an advanced price discount. Tickets for the headliner shows can be purchased at upfrontstage.com

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Pop Diva Roast
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Pop Diva Roast

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

An all-female lineup of local funny women assembles for this hilarious comedy roast. For decades, pop divas having been belting out ballads and rocking our radios with their vivacious vocals, but now they grab the glitter microphone to throw some shade. Comedians play the roles of some of the most famous pop divas in this fun night of jabs and jokes. 

Featuring:
Sheree Evans as Celine Dion
Amber Falter as Miley Cyrus
Sara Bucher Greer as Dolly Parton  
Alexis Nelson as Beyonce
Jackie Shreves as Cher
Sarah J Storer as Liza Minnelli
Nickey Winkelman as Britney Spears

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Columbus Science Pub
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Columbus Science Pub
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Columbus Science Pub
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Columbus Science Pub
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Columbus Science Pub
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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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Columbus Science Pub
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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!
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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TBD: The Improvised 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 recommended to guarantee seating

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Console Wars
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Console Wars

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Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

Console Wars! 

A live-action video game battle for your entertainment. 

Hosted by definite video game nerds and probable comedians Dave Burkey and Erik Tait, 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 Console Wars! 

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

Hosts: Dave Burkey and Erik Tait Video Game Gladiators: Bianca Moore, Pat Deering, Ian Miller, Natalie Burkey

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Improv Roulette (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Roulette (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Audience members will spin the WHEEL OF IMPROV and the Hashtag Comedy cast will perform the games on which the wheel lands! Come out for the fast paced night of short-form improv fun!

We don't have a line up, we don't know what we're playing, spin the wheel and we will learn together!

$7 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Preposterous History: a Game Show
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

Preposterous History: a Game Show

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION:  

From the creators of The Quiz Box comes a new comedy game show where a panel of comedians tells the most outrageous lies about historical events. Four brave comedians with a limited education in history will each attempt to fool their competition into believing lies about history, while simultaneously tricking them into thinking historical facts are fallacies. Each comedian is tasked with rewriting a real event from history (anything from the building of the Great Wall to the sinking of the Titanic) into a hilarious tall tale. The catch? Hidden between the lies are six real facts which they must attempt to sneak past their competitors. Will they be caught telling the truth? Come see if you can spot the real history within the hilarity. 

Preposterous History is hosted by Erik Tait and featuring panelists Dave Burkey, Sara Bucher Greer, Kevin Hendrix, and Nickey Winkelman.

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Triple Threat: a Musical Theater Burly-Q Revue
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Triple Threat: a Musical Theater Burly-Q Revue

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Join Thrillda Swinton and her cast for an evening of burlesque celebrating the best of musical theater. Prepare to see classics like Oklahoma! and Bye Bye Birdie, mega-hits like The Lion King, and more reimagined as you've never seen them before!

Featuring:

Honey Merlot

Delhi Marquette

Blonde Jenaé Glamsey

Neoma Day Echo

Thrillda Swinton

Hostess and Chanteuse: Roxy VonTeddy

Produced by Thrillda Swinton

$7

Doors 7pm, Show begins 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10  
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content 

DESCRIPTION:

Up Front Stand Up brings you a night of stand up comedy with some of the best queer comedians in Columbus. Featuring Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey, Bianca Moore, Matt Loxley and Dwayne Duke. Hosted by Nickey Winkelman.

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The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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IT’S BAAAACK for a second 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 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Aaron Woodall & Jessa Reed of the Mormon and the Meth-Head Podcast
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Aaron Woodall & Jessa Reed of the Mormon and the Meth-Head Podcast

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION

Hosts of the hit podcast Mormon and the Meth-Head bring their stand-up comedy and emotional baggage to Up Front in Columbus Ohio!

If the little angel and devil on your shoulders ever hung out without you, became best friends, and started their own podcast, it would probably sound a lot like Mormon and the Meth-Head. A former Mormon and a former Meth-Head come together to form an equally wholesome and horrific duo. Vulture calls them "Your typical pals who tour as stand-ups together, share a storied past of social isolation, and love each other in a 'You’re the best friend I’ve been looking for my whole life' way."

They are indeed an unlikely pair. They have led two completely different lives. While Aaron was stopping strangers on the streets of Milan to teach them about Joseph Smith, Jessa was teaching dudes how to keister meth in Arby's bathrooms across Portland. In their respective routines, they each tackle topics like love, sex, drugs, and alcohol, but with polar opposite perspectives. Audiences get to see their world through Aaron's naive, innocent eyes as well as through Jessa's bleary, bloodshot ones.

A teen mom-turned-meth-addict-turned comedian, Jessa Reed tells raw and candid stories about about her past and her new life as a homeschooling housewife trying to blend in with the normal people. Her honesty is shocking, inspirational and not for the faint of heart. Jessa has been seen at clubs and festivals around the country, and made her stunning television debut in 2018 on Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening." Later that year, Epix aired an episode on her story on their late night stand-up series "Unprotected Sets."

Once adored by mothers everywhere, Aaron Woodall is a nice young man coming to grips with a dirty, cynical world. As he finds out that love isn't real, God is dead, and beer doesn't even taste very good, Aaron effervescently shares his disillusions with a sense of wide-eyed excitement. Aaron was one of Team Coco's Top Ten Comics To Watch at this year's New York Comedy Festival and his jokes have been seen on FOX, Hulu, Fusion, and Epix. His first special is streaming now on Dry Bar Comedy.

Here's Jessa on Comedy Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMIeyjggbM 

Here's Aaron not on Comedy Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSA-WviIhp0

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Apr
5
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: All's Not Fair in War
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: All's Not Fair in War

The Columbus Science Pub is a free 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 SPEAKER:

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"All's fair in love and war” needs an update. John Lyly's proverb didn't account for chemical weapons. Today, international rules say these agents aren't fair, even in war. But people have been using chemical warfare agents against each other since we discovered poisons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons monitors and controls the use of chemical weapons across the world. But how does this organization and other scientists know when chemical weapons are used? How we identify which weapons were used? Let's ask a chemist.

Lindsey Sequeira will guide us through the periodic table and beyond in April's Science Pub on chemical weapons. As a chemist at Battelle, Lindsey works on chemical analysis for government and commercial clients every day. She'll tell us how chemical weapons were developed and their first uses of chemical weapons. And she'll how us how chemistry how modern chemistry gives us the tools for detection and protection, not just harm.

Lindsey has a Master's in Analytical Chemistry from Oregon State University and joined Battelle in 2015. She was also Student Affiliates President of the Georgia Southern chapter of the American Chemical Studies while pursuing her bachelors at Georgia Southern University.  

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Game Show: The Game Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Game Show: The Game Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Game Show: the Game Show! is an Improvised game show based on your suggestions. Whether contestants wind up looking for love, answering trivia questions or competing to solve a puzzle or two, we’ll build a game show from the ground up, on the spot, and you’ll be there to witness the results. Don’t miss being a part of our studio audience for this show!

$7 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)
Mar
29
10:00 PM22:00

Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)

Have you ever left a Shadowbox or Up Front show inspired to get your belt on? Or thought to yourself, "Self, I hope all the party I need is right here in this building?"

Well you're in luck! Join us for a NO COVER karaoke night Up Front at ShadowboxLive. Tunes start at 10pm and go till close, and the bar is open throughout the event!

Powered by Excesss Karaoke.

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Sports Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Sports Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“Sports Stories” (Presented by Hashtag Comedy) features personal stories told by performers of The Hashtag Comedy Co. Following each story, the cast will improvise scenes inspired by these sad/funny/heartbreaking stories!

$5 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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This Time...with Feelings
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

This Time...with Feelings

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION:

"This Time... with Feelings" brings performers together to share some of their most vulnerable moments -- and turn them into comedy! Join us for a night of laughter found in unexpected places! Hosted by BABE ROAR's Christine Horvath & featuring stories from Columbus' Sarah Bucher Greer, Ty Moore, and Griffin Browning with special guests Chris Siemer (Cincinnati) & Gwen Sunkel (Indianapolis).  




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Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)
Mar
22
10:00 PM22:00

Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)

Have you ever left a Shadowbox or Up Front show inspired to get your belt on? Or thought to yourself, "Self, I hope all the party I need is right here in this building?"

Well you're in luck! Join us for a NO COVER karaoke night Up Front at ShadowboxLive. Tunes start at 10pm and go till close, and the bar is open throughout the event!

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The Quiz Box!
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Quiz Box!

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The Quiz Box
Friday March 22, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available

DESCRIPTION:

The Quiz Box is 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 March 22 Quiz Box features current champion Pat Deering, comedians Bianca Moore & Sarah J. Storer, and special guest Lyn-Elíz Bergs, cosplayer & model.

Lyn-Elíz Bergs is an artist, costume designer, cosplayer, model, voice actor for A Slap On Titan, gamer and avid geek. She spends the majority of her free time crafting cosplays or playing videogames. LynEliz has created numerous costumes and original designs for herself and others, has judged craftsmanship competitions, and runs panels at many different conventions across the US.

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Thanks Obama: The Sixth One
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Obama: The Sixth One

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Brandon Anderson and Joseph M. Moorer are back! The black nerds from the front porch are bringing more original sketches your way, and are featuring your favorite people! Jet Jones, Amy Lay, Bianca Spunky Moore, Jamie Barrow, John Matthew Riestenberg, and Billy DePetro! We'll finally answer your questions like "What if Teddy Pendergrass answered every question in song lyrics?" and "Who would win a rap battle between Target and Walmart?

NO POLITICS! Just funny! Join us! $7

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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Name The Tune! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Name The Tune! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“Title The Tune” is a music + improv show! Come out and see your favorite Hashtag Comedy improvisors perform improvised songs based on title suggestions from the crowd; the cast will then improvise scenes inspired by the songs! The songs may be sad, beautiful, horrendous (haha) and they’re guaranteed to inspire awesome improv!

$5 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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ON AIR: A Salute to the Golden Age of Radio
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

ON AIR: A Salute to the Golden Age of Radio

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content 

DESCRIPTION

They're back! The same intrepid band of individuals who brought you last year's re-creation of The War of the Worlds now present to you three All Original Radio Dramas! From the dusty, gun-fightin' old west, to the far-off future of Sci-Fi, right down to the gritty, crime soaked world of the Private Eye- all for your listening pleasure! Join John Boyd, JT "Chops" Walker, Amy Lay, L.R. Thomas, and Buzz for a night of Original Old-Time Radio! Featuring Live Music and Foley Art.  

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Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)
Mar
15
10:00 PM22:00

Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)

Have you ever left a Shadowbox or Up Front show inspired to get your belt on? Or thought to yourself, "Self, I hope all the party I need is right here in this building?"

Well you're in luck! Join us for a NO COVER karaoke night Up Front at ShadowboxLive. Tunes start at 10pm and go till close, and the bar is open throughout the event!

Powered by Excesss Karaoke.

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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Mar
15
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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BROWNPROV 6 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

BROWNPROV 6 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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It’s Hashtag Comedy’s SIXTH installment of BrownProv, the improv comedy show featuring all people of color. Grab those tickets…seats sell fast for this show!

CAST: Anthony Windsor, Ashley Johnson, Bianca Moore, Eduardo Esparza, Hallie Mirzamani, Jaye Jeter, Joe Banks, Kean Reid, Leslie Battle, Sarah Hecht, and Shawn Wright

Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

$5 Online, $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Songs in the Key of D (a One Woman Show)
Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

Songs in the Key of D (a One Woman Show)

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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After its popular debut this past fall, Songs in the Key of D is back!

Songs in the Key of D is a cheeky look at what it is to be a modern woman. Featuring original songs, storytelling and sketches, Sarah J Storer tackles the subjects that permeate our lives and headlines. Songs in the Key of D has both the humor and heart of her previous one woman shows, and of course, maybe a bawdy singalong or two. Grab your tickets while they last!

  • $7

  • Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

  • Adult Language and Content, including some references to sexual assault and abuse  

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Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)
Mar
8
10:00 PM22:00

Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)

Have you ever left a Shadowbox or Up Front show inspired to get your belt on? Or thought to yourself, "Self, I hope all the party I need is right here in this building?"

Well you're in luck! Join us for a NO COVER karaoke night Up Front at ShadowboxLive. Tunes start at 10pm and go till close, and the bar is open throughout the event!

Powered by Excesss Karaoke.

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BARBERSHOPPIN' W/ The Regulars (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

BARBERSHOPPIN' W/ The Regulars (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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You don’t want to miss this one. The Regulars Barbershop Quartet joins The Hashtag Comedy Co. improvisers in a night of hilarious improv comedy and incomparable barbershop quartet songs! Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

$5 Online , $10 at the Door // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Preview Show!
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Preview Show!

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Preview Show
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content    

DESCRIPTION:  

Meet the forces behind the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival: Dustin Meadows, Lisa Berry, Tom Plute, Pat Deering and Nickey Winkelman. The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival takes place right here in Columbus and brings in comedians from all over the country. The festival is set for May, but on March 5, you get a preview of entertainment from its creators, plus bonus laughs from special guest Zach Tarantelli. Don't miss a great night of stand up at Up Front.

To donate to the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival or buy festival passes, visit: www.indiegogo.com/projects/whiskey-bear-comedy-festival-2019

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Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)
Mar
1
10:00 PM22:00

Friday Night Karaoke (No Cover!)

Have you ever left a Shadowbox or Up Front show inspired to get your belt on? Or thought to yourself, "Self, I hope all the party I need is right here in this building?"

Well you're in luck! Join us for a NO COVER karaoke night Up Front at ShadowboxLive. Tunes start at 10pm and go till close, and the bar is open throughout the event!

Powered by Excesss Karaoke.

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