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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You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Oct
23
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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SOLD OUT Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase (Fall 2019)
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

SOLD OUT Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase (Fall 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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The Quiz Box
Oct
25
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
Podcast produced by Kevin Hendrix

The October 25 Quiz Box features comedians Pat Deering, Bianca Moore, Angie Healey, and special guest Brad Keefe!  

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

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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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Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show (HALLOWEEN EDITION!)
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show (HALLOWEEN EDITION!)

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By popular demand, the Ladies are back for another evening of improvised lounge music!

Are you ready to sway to the smoothest singers in town? Do you want to hear the songs that zing right to your heart place? Are you hepped to get dolled up and feel that swingin’ lounge vibe?

If you said, “you bet!” you’re in luck. Ladies Who Lounge is an improvised lounge show that hearkens back to the days of the Rat Pack. Big romantic numbers, croon-y ballads and bawdy tunes are all on the table…we just need your suggestions to bring the lounge to life.

Founded by cast members of the popular TBD: the Musical, Ladies Who Lounge is the show that gets you in the groove. And yes, your fanciest Halloween lounge attire is encouraged!

Featuring:

Katie Lynn Drown

Sheree Evans

Sara Bucher Greer

Shannon Poulsen

Sarah J Storer

Plus guest improvisers Lindsey Bowes and Ashley Johnson

Musical accompaniment by Doug Neel

$7
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Food and drink available
Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating


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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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GirlProv 15: a comedy show benefiting SARNCO (a Hashtag Comedy Production)
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

GirlProv 15: a comedy show benefiting SARNCO (a Hashtag Comedy Production)

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It's Hashtag Comedy’s 15th (and last!*) Girlprov! Come out for a night of improv from standups, sketch writers, actors and improvisers in one of our most popular shows. All proceeds benefit SARNCO.

Featuring:

Sara Bucher Greer (Ladies Who Lounge)
Jodie Stout (The Nest Theatre)
Bianca Moore (We the POC, QueerProv, KThxBi)
Ashley Johnson (We the POC, QueerProv, Sandbox Kids)
Lindsey Bowes (Savage Tech, MNL)
Alexis Nelson (standup, MNL)
Katie Drown (TBD: the Improvised Musical, Ladies Who Lounge, ROT)
Sheree Evans (TBD: the Improvised Musical, Ladies Who Lounge, You'll Want to Sit Down for This...)
Shannon Poulsen (TBD: the Improvised Musical, Ladies Who Lounge)
Emily Turner (sketch comedy)
Stacie Sells-Vancoder (Sassy Do)
Hannah Romich (FaceClub, You'll Want to Sit Down for This...)
Sarah J Storer (TBD: the Improvised Musical, Ladies Who Lounge)

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

*Don't worry, Hashtag Comedy will return in 2020 with lots more woman/lady comedy shows, just under a new name and vibe. Stay tuned!

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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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Actual Wolves: Sketch Comedy Show
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Actual Wolves: Sketch Comedy Show

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

Join the Actual Wolves comedy team as they bring you a high octane sketch comedy show featuring LIVE sketches, video shorts, and more! Featuring special guest Hot Dog Wally!

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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Miss Microphone Comedy Showcase
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

Miss Microphone Comedy Showcase

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

Up Front Stand Up presents: The Miss Microphone Comedy Showcase. This showcase is a live taping for a documentary film currently in production that features dozens of local, regional, and nationally touring female comedians, including all of the women on this show! Through interviews and clips of live performance, the documentary film asks the questions: What does it take to be a comic from a lady’s point of view? Can we dispel the question, “Are women funny?” Local independent filmmaker and standup comedian Patsy B (Patricia Batdorf ) is producing this documentary as a companion to her first documentary, “Stand Up or Fall Down,” in which she gives an inside view of amateur stand up comedy.

This showcase features a collection of artists with vast perspectives, varied skills, and massive talent! Come out and support local live comedy, independent film-making, and join the audience to be part of the movie! This show will be a laugh riot!

By purchasing a ticket and attending this show, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for the purposes of the documentary film in conjunction with the Miss Microphone Showcase.

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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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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Up Front Stand Up
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up

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

Up Front Stand Up presents Kelly McInerney and Jon Durnell

Kelly McInerney is a Los Angeles-based writer, actress, host, and comedian who originally hails from the subjectively wonderful state of New Jersey. Her sketches have been featured on WhoHaha, Comedy Cake, and Funny or Die. In addition to online sketches, she regularly performs stand up all over the LA area as well as touring the throughout the country, crushing clubs like The Punchline, the Improv, and Comedy Works. She’s even toured throughout Mexico including Baja and Mexico City. She’s also been a guest on the wildly popular podcast Doug Loves Movies and sorta sibling video-cast Getting Doug with High. In addition to that she’s also been on Doug Stanhope’s podcast. Kelly brings a dark self deprecating, brutally honest humor that anyone in the world can relate to and laugh at least a little bit.

Jon Durnell grew up in the mean streets of a beautiful suburban community in Nashville, TN. After years of experience in Los Angeles, he is becoming one of the most known unknowns in the city. He has performed in colleges, coffeehouses, street corners, dive bars, theaters, comedy clubs, backyards, abandoned/condemned buildings and skateboard shops across the USA. He has amazing podcasts called IMDweed, Double Overtime and The Ricky Williams Trilogy.

Also featuring Kyle Doughty and Georgia Loper

Hosted by Nickey Winkelman

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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A Man and His Dillusions: a Modern Magic Show
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

A Man and His Dillusions: a Modern Magic Show

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A Man and his Dillusions: A Modern Magic Show

Whether you prefer sleight of hand or illusions, danger stunts or mentalism, November 22nd is your night to see it all! As a trained comedy magician, Korso aims to offer an escape from the mundane with his reality bending humor and dazzling illusions. He’s been featured at conventions, festivals and comedy clubs across the country; and has won several awards for his act. So, don’t miss your chance to witness his one man show, an award winning act 10 years in the making.

Read more about Korso at www.korsomagic.com

Potential for Mature content (PG-13 rating)

Reservations Recommended

Food and drink menu available

Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

$12


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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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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Oct
18
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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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.

This month's theme is “Spooky Still-life Studies”
Learn to draw from real life specimens graciously on loan from The Ohio University’s Museum of Biological Diversity. We’ll have birds, snakes and more! Please note - the event will feature both real taxidermied and replica specimen from the museum’s special collection.

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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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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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Oct
11
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: 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.**

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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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You'll Want to Sit Down for This... (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Oct
9
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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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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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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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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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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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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SOLD OUT Team Yes! Improv Graduation Showcase
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

SOLD OUT 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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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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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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Ready Player Fun
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Ready Player Fun

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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please check back on our calendar page for a reschedule date.

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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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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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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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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