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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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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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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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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

Ticketing info coming soon!

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

Preposterous History: a Game Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION:  

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Time...with Feelings

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION:

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




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

ON AIR: A Salute to the Golden Age of Radio

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

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

  • $7

  • Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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

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

Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Preview Show!

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION:  

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

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

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What is WRONG with Me?! A New Show by JT "Chops" Walker
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

What is WRONG with Me?! A New Show by JT "Chops" Walker

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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What Is WRONG With Me?! A New Show by JT "Chops" Walker 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

"What Is WRONG With Me?!" is an exploration of the artists and acts that have influenced the twisted mind of JT "Chops" Walker. Musically accompanied by Sam Anderson, Begrudgingly assisted by Lyn-Eliz Bergs, L.R. Thomas and Jimmy Mak. Will we find the answer? Come on down to Up Front and see!

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Roast of the Disney Sidekicks
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Roast of the Disney Sidekicks

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

DESCRIPTION:

This show was so popular before, we brought it back for another encore!

Once upon a time, heroes and villains alike battled to claim kingdoms and hearts... but none of that could be done without their trusty sidekicks! Now it's their turn to take the spotlight. Whiskey Bear Comedy brings you The Roast of the Disney Sidekicks, where comedians play some of your favorite fairy tale buddies to roast each other in an all out brawl to see who is the best sidekick of all.

Please note this show is intended for an adult audience due to risque language and content.

Featuring:
Lisa Berry as Thumper from Bambi
Dave Burkey as Iago from Aladdin
Pat Deering as Zazu from Lion King
Matt Loxley as Olaf from Frozen

Bianca Moore as Mushu from Mulan
Nickey Winkelman as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
and hosted by roastmaster:
Dustin Meadows as Launchpad McQuack from Duck Tales  

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My Better Half: a Standup Comedy Show
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

My Better Half: a Standup Comedy Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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


DESCRIPTION: 

Have you ever watched some of the best comedians in Columbus and thought, "I wonder how would their spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner perform that!?" Well wonder no more! This special lovers' comedy show will feature local comedians' significant others performing their material, and maybe even performing material about them! It’s hard to believe someone loves these people, but come find out how funny it is when their jokes are told by their better half!
Featuring: 

  • Stephanie Arrundale

  • Georgia Barnes

  • Griffin Browning

  • Duck Bardus

  • Dave Burkey

  • Natalie Cuevas

  • Gabriel Guyer

  • Christine Horvath

  • Nate Kralik

  • Dan Loper

  • Lydia Tew

  • Astraea Traction

  • and hosted by Tom Plute





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Childish: A One-Man Show with Jimmy Mak
Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Childish: A One-Man Show with Jimmy Mak

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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Childish: A one-man show with Jimmy Mak
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION:

Jimmy Mak, the head writer and performer for Shadowbox Live, presents an intimate evening of stories, comedy, and visits from some of your favorite characters (Casey Kasem, Captain Kirk and more.) Be there or be ... somewhere else.    

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Magic Battle
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Magic Battle

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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Magic Battle: Erik Tait vs Michael Kent
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

Two of the top magicians in the country both claim Columbus as their home. Having both appeared on the hit television show, "Penn & Teller: Fool Us!," magicians Erik Tait and Michael Kent compete in an epic battle of magic - LIVE in front of your eyes! Judges pick the props, Erik and Michael do their magic, and the audience gets to vote to help determine the winner of each battle.

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Actual Wolves Sketch Comedy Show
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Actual Wolves Sketch Comedy Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Actual Wolves: Sketch Comedy Show
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

Join the Actual Wolves comedy team as they bring you a high octane sketch comedy show featuring LIVE sketches, video shorts, special guests, and more!  This show will also be hosted by the wonderfully talented Nickey Winkelman and Jimmy Mak!  DON'T MISS OUT!

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Roast of the Disney Princesses
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Roast of the Disney Princesses

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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The Roast of the Disney Princesses
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content
 
Once upon a time, in a land far away, these princesses wished upon a star and lived happily ever after... until now! Whiskey Bear Comedy brings you The Roast of the Disney Princesses, where comedians play some of your favorite fairy tale princesses to roast each other in an all out brawl to see who is the baddest babe.  

Featuring: Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Merida, Rapunzel, and more!

Please note this show is intended for an adult audience due to risque language and content.

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: We Love Noelle!
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: We Love Noelle!

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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We Love Noelle
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

Noelle Anderson has been rocking the Shadowbox stage for over 17 years. She's a talented actress, badass on the keys, but she's best known for her powerful and moving vocals. Behind the scenes, Noelle is a member of the senior management team, the box office manager, and a vocal coach, helping young singers grow into professional rock stars. All who have worked with her over the years would agree: WE LOVE NOELLE!

Recently Noelle had to take a hiatus from performing due to some medical setbacks that have left us missing her on stage, and left Noelle with medical bills. So now is our chance to help out the woman who has helped so many of us over the years! Join us for a night of laughs, songs, and stories all about Noelle, and all proceeds from ticket sales and all donations will go straight to Noelle. With performances by Amy Lay, Brandon Anderson, Leah Haviland, Robbie Nance, Brent Lambert, Kevin Patrick Sweeney, Jimmy Mak and more, you won't want to miss this one-night-only event.

If you're unable to attend and would still like to donate, you can send Venmo or Paypal donations to: ngrandison@ymail.com  

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HoliDames: All Female Holiday Standup Comedy Show
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

HoliDames: All Female Holiday Standup Comedy Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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HoliDames: All Female Holiday Standup Comedy Show
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

Join us for special evening of standup comedy to celebrate the holiday season. This all-female lineup will make you Ha Ha Ha and Ho Ho Ho! See some of Ohio's funniest ladies, along with nationally touring comedian visiting us from LA, Riley Silverman.

Featuring: Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey, Karen Jaffe, Riley Silverman, Nickey Winkelman, and more!  

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HoliDudes: Holiday Standup Comedy Show
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

HoliDudes: Holiday Standup Comedy Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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HoliDudes: Holiday Standup Comedy Show
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION:

Every December, Tuesdays with Mak & Winks brings you a night of standup comedy with funny men from all over Ohio and beyond. Holiday laughs this year brought to you by headliners Mike Paramore, Tyler Sonnichsen, and Keith Bergman, plus Columbus favorites Erik Tait, Dustin Meadows, and more!

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Holiday Roast
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Holiday Roast

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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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

Whiskey Bear Comedy brings you a piping hot Holiday Roast! No, not the kind you carve at the table. The kind where your favorite holiday characters (played by your favorite local comedians) take jabs at each other and at the season itself. From old Kris Kringle to sleigh ride jingles, join us one night only as we deck the halls with laughter. 

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Really Old School: a Vaudeville Style Comedy Show
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Really Old School: a Vaudeville Style Comedy Show

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

DESCRIPTION: 

Really Old School: A Vaudeville Style Comedy Show featuring Brandon Anderson, Noelle Anderson, Leah Haviland, Amy Lay, Jimmy Mak, Robbie Nance and JT Walker III

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Just F*ing Kill Me Already: a one man show by Dustin Meadows
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Just F*ing Kill Me Already: a one man show by Dustin Meadows

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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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content  

DESCRIPTION:

Comedian Dustin Meadows presents a one-man show featuring comedy, music, and more chronicling his lifelong struggles with depression and how it’s affected his journey as an artist. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll probably do both. And that’s okay.

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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Songs in the Key of D (a one woman show)
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: Songs in the Key of D (a one woman show)

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

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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

  • $7

  • Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating

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

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