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

Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival Headliner Michael Malone

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

The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival presents headliner Michael Malone

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

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

For more about Michael Malone, visit malonecomedy.com 

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

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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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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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Console Wars
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Console Wars

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

DESCRIPTION:

Console Wars! 

A live-action video game battle for your entertainment. 

Hosted by definite video game nerds and probable comedians Dave Burkey and Erik Tait, Console Wars gets the audience in on the action. Members of the audience are brought on stage to play video games on a giant screen against our video game Gladiators. This comedy show mixes your favorite video games with lots of laughs and is exactly what you need to get through the week. Can you take home the glory? The only way to find out is to be at Console Wars! 

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

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

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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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On Camera 2: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Columbus
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

On Camera 2: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Columbus

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available

Adult Language and Content 

DESCRIPTION:  

What happens when five more comedians have killer sets, need those sets recorded in front of a live audience, and also wanna raise some money for a great cause?

You get On Camera: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Columbus! The first round of recording to benefit SARNCO was so popular, we picked a second date and another great organization to benefit. Join Leslie Battle, Bridget Denman, Lori Graves, Bettina Hedwig, Christine Horvath, and more, as they perform their “best of” material for you…and the camera. Come ready to laugh and have that laughter immortalized in perpetuity (or at least for the 2019 festival season).

Admission is $7, and proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Columbus. Another packed house is expected, so grab those tickets to guarantee seating!

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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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On Camera: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit SARNCO
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

On Camera: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit SARNCO

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What happens when six comedians have killer sets, need those sets recorded in front of a live audience, and also wanna raise some money for a great cause?

You get On Camera: a Live Comedy Recording to Benefit SARNCO! Join comedians Sarah J Storer, Amber Falter, Bianca Moore, Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey and Olivia Smith as they perform their “best of” material for you…and the camera. Come ready to laugh and have that laughter immortalized in perpetuity (or at least for the 2019 festival season).

Admission is $7, and proceeds benefit SARNCO, a local organization working to end sexual violence in Central Ohio. A packed house is expected, so grab those tickets to guarantee seating!

Food and drink available.

About SARNCO:

The OhioHealth Sexual Assualt Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) is a rape crisis intervention and prevention program. It provides advocacy and emotional support services in conjunction with medical and social services at OhioHealth Emergency Departments and other local facilities in central Ohio. Learn more about SARNCO here.

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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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Savage Tech Presents: Merry TRAVmas
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Savage Tech Presents: Merry TRAVmas

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Doors: 7PM
Show: 8PM
Tickets: $7
Food & drink available / Adult language and content. 

SHOW DESCRIPTION
There’ll be a magical, miracle evening this Holiday season, as Savage Tech gives the (reindeer) reigns to comedian / filmmaker / former candidate / little scamp Travis Irvine! 

From production on the s(qu)equel to his college film, the soon-to-be-released “Killer Raccoons! 2!: Dark Christmas in the Dark!”, that time he ran for governor of Ohio in the 2018 mid-term elections, not to mention his continuous comedy comedy career -  Travis has had a helluva 2018.  He’s ready to finish it out celebrating the most wonderful time of the year at his very own Christmas Show. There’ll be comedy, video, and holiday cheer! Plus, we’ll have special guests and friends drop by and join in on the fun! Stockings and Rudolph (the reindeer, not the former mayor), Egg Nog and Candy Canes, we’ll see you at Up Front on December 20!  MERRY TRAVMAS to all and to all a good night.

Hosted by: Travis Irvine

Featuring:
Jym Ganahl (WSYX ABC 6)
Pat Deering (Stand Up for Choice)
Kayla Merchant (Yes We Can)
Dave DeWitt (Ohio Democratic Party)
Connie Gaddell-Newton (Green Party Candidate for Governor)
Morgan Hughes (Save the Crew movement)
Mitch Rose (Actual Wolves, Killer Raccoons! 2!) 
Dustin Meadows (Whiskey Bear Comedy, Killer Raccoons! 2!)

Musical Guests:

Matt Monta and Bob Dawson

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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: 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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Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: The Roast of Horror Movies!
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak & Winks: The Roast of Horror Movies!

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

DESCRIPTION:

We went down to the crypt, cracked open the coffins, and summoned these spooky, scary horror movie monsters for an evil night of horrific hilarity. It's The Roast of Horror Movies! brought to you by Whiskey Bear Comedy. See local comedians playing some of your favorite characters from fright films (and maybe some you forgot about) as they roast each other in an all out brawl to see who is the cruelest ghoul. Kick your Halloween week off right with this one-night-only show.

Featuring:
Dave Burkey as Jaws
Pat Deering as Norman Bates
Jackie Shreeves as the Bride of Frankenstein  
Peter Brieck as the creepy girl from the Ring   
Wonder Doug as Pinhead   
Erik Tait as the first guy to die in every horror movie
Bianca Moore as Velma 
Nickey Winkelman as the demon Pazuzu / Regan MacNeil
and Dustin Meadows as Teen Wolf 

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Quiz Box! A Comedy Game Show
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Quiz Box! A Comedy Game Show

The Quiz Box is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

The 4th Friday of every month!

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman & Erik Tait

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The October 26th Quiz Box features current champion Amber Falter, Tony Steinbach, Michael Malone, and special guest Liam Newberry of Excesss Karaoke. Stick around after The Quiz Box for karaoke with Liam! 

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Tuesdays with Mak n Winks: War of the Worlds 80th Anniversary Tribute
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks: War of the Worlds 80th Anniversary Tribute

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 and Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Join us on October 16th for a re-creation of the Radio Drama that Terrorized the Nation! This version of HG Wells' "War of the Worlds" struck fear into the hearts of those crowded around their radios in October of 1938. Shadowbox Live's John Boyd, Lukas R. Tomasacci, J.T. "Chops" Walker III, and Buzz will  "annihilate the world before your very ears!" with live music, Foley art, and a talk-back session after the performance.


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

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