Up Front on Broadway
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front on Broadway

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

DESCRIPTION:
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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BROWNPROV 7 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

BROWNPROV 7 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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

CAST: Alexis Nelson, Ashley Johnson, Amanda Ramirez, Bianca Moore, Bobbie Dodds, Eduardo Esparza, Leslie Battle, and Terrance Davis

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

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Adult Improv Comedy Class Graduation Showcase
Jun
20
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 and Two 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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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Jun
21
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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Grunge Unplugged
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Grunge Unplugged

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

DESCRIPTION:

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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Save Wilma's Hips (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Save Wilma's Hips (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Hey! Clay Vansickle here, from the Wednesday cast with Hashtag Comedy. My lovable, fat, goofy dog needs hip surgery, and I'm goin'-a-fund-raisin'. I have a wonderful Saint Bernard named Wilma- here's a picture of her dumb, foldy face! Wilma, whom I love dearly, was recently diagnosed with bilateral hip displaysia, which means that her femur bones are not properly attached to her hip sockets. This causes pain, arthritis, lameness, lethargy, and general difficulty enjoying normal puppy activities. Wilma's case is particularly severe.  We've been encouraged through consultations with Ohio State Vet. that surgery is Wilma's best option - they're recommending a total hip replacement, or THR. Seven out of every eight dogs diagnosed with bilateral hip displaysia can get by with having only one hip replaced- Wilma may need both. The surgery, under the steady hands of OSU's orthopedic surgeons, has a 95% success rate. Her surgery is scheduled for December 9th.

100% of the proceeds of this show will go towards the surgery for Wilma.

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

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Ready Player Fun
Jun
27
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 Quiz Box!
Jun
28
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 June 28 Quiz Box features current champion Lauren Bencaz, comedians Pat Deering and Olivia Smith, and special guest L Bowes of Savage Tech!  

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Tony Steinbach Yells and Throws Things
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Steinbach Yells and Throws Things

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

Tony Steinbach Yells and Throws Things is exactly what it sounds like. It's award winning semi-controlled chaos with jokes and machetes and cucumbers and fake babies. This comedy and juggling show has traveled all around North America with reviews like 'that was the best thing I've ever seen' and 'I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe' and even 'I enjoyed that'. Tony is also a fixture of the Columbus Variety scene, performing at bars and and magic theaters and Quiz Boxes around the city. The show is really good and you'll like it. If you bring your kids to it, that's your fault

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Columbus Science Pub: The Superorganisms in your Backyard with Dr. Rachelle Adams
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: The Superorganisms in your Backyard with Dr. Rachelle Adams

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 presentation:

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The Superorganisms in your Backyard with Dr. Rachelle Adams

Ants are some of the most successful organisms with 1 out of every five pounds of living matter on the land is ants. Humans fall far short, even with our population growth only account for 1 out of every 100,000 pounds of living matter on land. What makes ants so successful? Part of the answer may be that ants don’t live life by themselves, they live in highly complex colonies that share labor giving them the title superorganism.

Dr. Rachelle Adams studies ants at The Ohio State University.  She works with some local ants but her favorite ants to study are the fungus farming ants of the tropics. You will remember these little ladies from most nature documentaries hauling back pieces of leaves and flowers to feed their fungal gardens. The fungus-growing ants have such a rich natural history and prompt so many fascinating questions from the development of farming, antibiotic use and social parasites. With her lab think a lot about how traits evolve complex behaviors and communication skills in symbiotic interactions. To answer these questions she travels to Panama to collect fungus-growing ant species.






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Cryptique TV
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Cryptique TV

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

A live multimedia comedic horror experience hosted by Jamie Barrow and Mark Murtha. Horror movie reviews, previews, and videos. Featuring Face Off contestant Tommy Pietch, who will do a live SFX demonstration on one lucky audience member. We end the night with Horror Jeopardy!

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content 

Ticket info coming soon!

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Hamell on Trial
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Hamell on Trial

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Doors: 7:00 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $10

Hamell on Trial - the one man rock/punk/folk artist that brought lyrics and music to Shadowbox Live's "F#(K Cancer: The Musical" - returns to the Up Front stage for a late night show full of music, wit, and humor from one of America's sharpest tongues!  

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content  

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Up Front Stand Up: DJ Dangler & Emilie Parker Strange
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: DJ Dangler & Emilie Parker Strange

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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.

Emilie Parker Strange writes comedic songs about life, love and nerd culture. She is a featured performer in the NY Comedy Music Festival each year and has been highlighted on Sirius XM. Originally from Columbus, OH, Emilie has lived and performed all over the world. She is excited to be back where she will hear someone yell I-O, after an O-H.   

Hosted by Nickey Winkelman

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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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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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

Ticket info coming soon!

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Columbus Science Pub
Aug
1
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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Columbus Science Pub
Sep
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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Columbus Science Pub
Oct
3
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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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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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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QUEERPROV (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

QUEERPROV (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Come out and pregame Pride Month with our debut of QueerProv! 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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Funny Dad Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

Funny Dad Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Come hear the cast tell their funniest and most memorable stories about dad, then improvise scenes based on those stories. Be a dad or bring your dad! Can’t wait to see you there.

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

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ReachOUT: an LGBTQ+ standup comedy benefit show
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

ReachOUT: an LGBTQ+ standup comedy benefit show

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

We all know that Columbus, OH is a great place to live if you are LGBTQ+. It's mostly safe; many businesses and civic associations are owned, operated and staffed by LGBTQ+ community; hell, we even have openly LGBTQ+ elected leaders!  Of course, nothing really exemplifies Columbus's better qualities quite like our annual Pride festivals each June, where the community scramble to participate serves as an annual reminder that Cbus is pretty okay with the gay.

Most of Ohio isn't Columbus.

Many cities and small towns outside of Ohio's three "Big C's" still lack employment and housing protections for LGBTQ+ people. In some places, pervasive bigotry and a disconnect between community members allows for violence against members of the community to go unrecognized and unaddressed.  Indeed, just a forty minute drive from the edge of our 270 bubble is Springfield, OH, a small town where it is still entirely legal to fire a person for being LGBTQ+.

That's why we're holding ReachOUT: a standup comedy benefit show to raise funds for Springfield Pride's annual Pride Festival. If we ever want to perpetuate systemic change in how LGBTQ+ people are treated outside of our largest cities, we need to ReachOUT and support the members of our communities that are having these difficult conversations and fighting (and sometimes losing) battles on the ground.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Springfield Pride. Learn more about Springfield Pride on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/springfieldohiopride/  

ReachOUT features comedians Pat Deering, Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey, Matt Loxley, Bianca Moore, Olivia Smith, Nickey Winkelman, and hosted by Mary Nolan

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content


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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Jun
7
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: Crossbeds and Bones
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Crossbeds and Bones

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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This month Columbus Science Pub digs into paleontology. We'll learn about vertebrate taphonomy, a subfield of paleontology that asks: “How did these animals die? Did they all die at once? How far were their remains transported? How did they become buried?”

Fossils can give answers to these questions, thanks to taphonomy. This month, Dale Gnidovec will share examples from his research on a microvertebrate site in the Green River Formation of Utah and a dinosaur site in Alberta, Canada.

Dale Gnidovec is the curator of OSU's Orton Geological Museum where he take care of over 54,000 rocks, minerals and fossils and the exhibit hall and identify rocks, minerals, fossils, and bones. He identifies whatever comes in, including rocks, minerals, fossils, and bones. But, according to Dale, the best part of his job is educating the public about geology. His main interest is paleontology, with a special interest in dinosaurs – he spent parts of 13 summers with crews from the Cincinnati Museum Center searching for and digging dinosaurs in Montana. He also writes  a geology column that appears periodically in The Columbus Dispatch.





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Deuces Wild! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Deuces Wild! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Improvisor Brad Shimp’s Dueces Wild features two-person teams of improvisors performing medium-form improv scenes inspired by suggestions from the crowd!

Cast: Chris Heiberger & Phil Porter; John Kuhn & Ben Leddick; Sarah Storer & Nick Navaratnam; Joe Teeters & George Caleodis; Paul Stelzer & Sara Bucher Greer

$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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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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Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy

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Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7  

Up Front Stand Up brings you a night of stand up comedy with some of the best queer comedians in Columbus. Featuring Amy Lilly, Olivia Smith, Carlos Teel, AS Green, and headliner Wonder Doug. Hosted by Nickey Winkelman.

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content 

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QUEERPROV (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

QUEERPROV (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Come out and pregame Pride Month with our debut of QueerProv! Support LGBTQIA+ improvisers and comedians from around Columbus playing together in a night full of short form and medium form improvised comedy.

Cast: Angie Healey, Ashley Johnson, Bianca Moore, Bridget Denman, Dwayne Duke, Gabby Keaton, Jaye Jeter, Matt Loxley, Matt Meade, Nick Navaratnam, and Steve Emerson

$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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SOLD OUT! Female as F*** for Planned Parenthood
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

SOLD OUT! Female as F*** for Planned Parenthood

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 

Female as F*** is back! One of our most popular shows returns for a second night of all-female comedy and storytelling. Whether you saw this show in prior years or missed it entirely, you’ll enjoy comedic performances by these fantastic females – some returning and some joining us for the first time – all with hilarious tales to tell.

We love our friends at Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and everything they do for our community. That's why we've decided to donate proceeds from ticket sales to help their mission. We will also have a 50/50 raffle and donation bucket at the event to help raise additional funds. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, please visit www.supportppgoh.org

About Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio: 

At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio our vision is to create a world where reproductive rights are basic human rights, where access to health care does not depend upon who you are, and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life. Through our 19 health centers, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers reproductive health care and medically-accurate sex education for generations of Ohioans.

Comedians featured on the May 28 show: 
Becky Brown, Brooke Cartus, Amber Falter, Lori Graves, Angie Healey, Karen Jaffe, Bianca Moore, Olivia Smith, and Nickey Winkelman

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

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The Quiz Box!
May
24
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 May 24 Quiz Box features current champion Lauren Bencaz, comedians Travis Irvine and Andy Luttrell, and special guest David Z Price.

David Z Price spent the last 15 years living in NYC where he studied and performed with the Magnet, Pit, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. After years of working as a professional writer, actor, comedian and amateur dad, David had the opportunity to move back home to Columbus, Ohio, with his kick ass wife and okay-ish children. You can catch him at the Nest Theatre in “Dave Night,” And “Trio”. Or swing by the Drexel Theatre for “Quiet Down In Front.” 

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

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show

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$7

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

Hey there, cool cat. 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 lounge attire is encouraged!

Featuring: 

Katie Lynn Drown  

Sheree Evans

Sara Bucher Greer

Sarah J Storer

....and other musical improvisers  

PLUS special guest Bianca Moore

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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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May
17
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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 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 
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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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Worst Prom Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Worst Prom Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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The Hashtag Comedy improvisors are coming together to share their worst prom and other awkward teenage stories. Following each story the cast will improvise scenes!

$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 Compliment Battle
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Columbus Compliment Battle

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The Columbus Compliment Battle

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7  


DESCRIPTION:

The Columbus Compliment Battle is a show where comedians try to say the kindest things they can in the funniest way possible. It’s like if you mixed a roast battle with the Great British Baking Show (minus the baking) -- everyone leaves feeling great. 

Featuring:
Alexis Nelson vs. Bianca Moore

Cortney Taylor vs. Matt Loxley

Luke Swisher vs. Dustin Meadows

Jameson Rogers vs. Becky Brown

Kenny Greer vs. Sara Bucher Greer

RG Barton vs. James Wagner

with judges: Carlos Teel, Jimmy Mak, Nickey Winkelman, and Kevin Hendrix

and hosted by Olivia Smith

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

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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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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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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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Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate

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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.**

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Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available

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.

This month: Views on Climate with Megan Smith, Geoff Dipre, and Apoorva Shastry  

Climate is complicated! The time scales are long and there is so much data, and climate effects everything from bacteria to slugs to us. To learn more about climate this month we have three presenters all working towards their doctorate degrees at The Ohio State University. Each of our speakers works on an area of science that has insight into climate, past, present and future.

Geoff Dipre wants to know more about what the Arctic looked like 1 to 5 million years ago, when their was less ice in the region. To look back at ancient oceans, Geoff uses sediment cores taken from the seafloor.  He is also looking for microfossils of animals called Foraminifera, which provide information about these past environments. Looking at these ancient ocean sediments gives him insight to understand what the Arctic will look like, as its climate continues to rapidly change.

Megan Smith studies the last glacial maximum. During the last ice age Canada and most of the upper United States was covered in glaciers. As the glaciers receded animals repopulated the newly exposed land including the terrestrial gastropods- you may know them as the amazing animal, the slug. But what happened to slugs when they came back into contact with populations they had not interacted with for thousands of years? How much change is too much change?

Apoorva Shastry is interested in modeling flood zones in Africa. The challenge is that many areas do not have accurate elevation maps, so correctly predicting where and how the flood propagates is difficult. Using satellite images of past floods along with her models, she can back calculate the topography of landscapes thousands of miles away. She then uses her improved elevation maps to better predict flood location and timing.



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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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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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