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 & Jason Banks
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: DJ Dangler & Jason Banks

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

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

Plus: comedians Zachary Wycuff & Sam Welch

Hosted by Nickey Winkelman

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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

The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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

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

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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



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

Columbus Science Pub: Reconstructing Ancient Voyages

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

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

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

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:

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

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

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

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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

Best of Mak & Lay

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

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

Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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

Drink & Draw with Derik Diaz

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

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

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

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Game Show: The Game Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Aug
14
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 // Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8pm // Food and drink available // Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Thanks Obama VII
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Obama VII

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

$7

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

Adult language and content



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

TBD: the Improvised Musical!

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

$10

Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

Food and drink available

Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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

Up Front All Female Standup

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Doors: 6:30 PM

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Tickets $7

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

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

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

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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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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The Premise with Dino Tripodis (Presented by Whiskey Business Podcast)
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

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

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It’s the show that’s part podcast, part gameshow…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 (one stand-up and one improviser) 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.

$10. Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8. Food and drink available. Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating.



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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 



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Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Ladies Who Lounge: an Improvised Music Show

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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 lounge attire is encouraged!

Featuring:

Katie Lynn Drown

Sheree Evans

Sara Bucher Greer

Shannon Poulsen

Sarah J Storer

Plus guest improviser Alexis Nelson + Prima, Donna + other special guests

Musical accompaniment by Nathaniel Stevens

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


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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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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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TBD: the Improvised Musical!
Jul
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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