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

Worst Prom Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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

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

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The Mother of All Stories: Our Stories About Mom (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Mother of All Stories: Our Stories About Mom (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Come out to celebrate Mother’s Day by seeing this one of a kind show dedicated to MOM! The Hashtag Comedy cast will tell their best and worst stories about mom and motherhood then improvise scenes based on the stories!

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show takes audiences on a high energy improv journey every Wednesday! With a mix of short and longform improv comedy, themed improv shows like Game Show: the Improvised Game Show!, The Laugh Lotto and "Worst Stories", plus quarterly Girlprov and Brownprov shows, this veteran cast makes sure you never feel that mid-week slump.

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

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GirlProv14 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

GirlProv14 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show takes audiences on a high energy improv journey every Wednesday! With a mix of short and longform improv comedy, themed improv shows like Game Show: the Improvised Game Show!, The Laugh Lotto and "Worst Stories", plus quarterly Girlprov and Brownprov shows, this veteran cast makes sure you never feel that mid-week slump.

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

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Improv Roulette (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Roulette (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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Audience members will spin the WHEEL OF IMPROV and the Hashtag Comedy cast will perform the games on which the wheel lands! Come out for the fast paced night of short-form improv fun!

We don't have a line up, we don't know what we're playing, spin the wheel and we will learn together!

$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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The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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IT’S BAAAACK for a second 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 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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Game Show: The Game Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Apr
3
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 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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Sports Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Sports Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“Sports Stories” (Presented by Hashtag Comedy) features personal stories told by performers of The Hashtag Comedy Co. Following each story, the cast will improvise scenes inspired by these sad/funny/heartbreaking stories!

$5 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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Name The Tune! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Name The Tune! (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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“Title The Tune” is a music + improv show! Come out and see your favorite Hashtag Comedy improvisors perform improvised songs based on title suggestions from the crowd; the cast will then improvise scenes inspired by the songs! The songs may be sad, beautiful, horrendous (haha) and they’re guaranteed to inspire awesome improv!

$5 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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BROWNPROV 6 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

BROWNPROV 6 (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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

CAST: Anthony Windsor, Ashley Johnson, Bianca Moore, Eduardo Esparza, Hallie Mirzamani, Jaye Jeter, Joe Banks, Kean Reid, Leslie Battle, Sarah Hecht, and Shawn Wright

Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

$5 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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BARBERSHOPPIN' W/ The Regulars (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

BARBERSHOPPIN' W/ The Regulars (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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You don’t want to miss this one. The Regulars Barbershop Quartet joins The Hashtag Comedy Co. improvisers in a night of hilarious improv comedy and incomparable barbershop quartet songs! Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

$5 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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Stories w/ Comedian Amber Falter (Presented By The Hashtag Comedy Co.)
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

Stories w/ Comedian Amber Falter (Presented By The Hashtag Comedy Co.)

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Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

$5 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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The Reunion Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Reunion Show (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

#Hashtag Comedy first hit the stage back in 2014 and we’re so excited to have the many of the original cast return to the stage for an improv jam down memory lane. Hashtag Comedy’s Wednesday shows feature short form improv comedy (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") showcasing special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. This is our “bread and butter” show…it’s high energy entertainment designed to introduce audiences to Columbus improv and notable folks from the area. See you soon!

The Cast: Paul Stelzer, Sara “The Boosh” Greer, Kenny, Greer, Matthew White, Darla Monroe, Eric Maxwell, Paul Stelzer, Greg Payne, and Sarah J. Storer

$5 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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Worst Breakup Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

Worst Breakup Stories (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating by mixing improv and storytelling…specifically stories about our very worst breakups. Join us for lots of love, laughter and bashing of the exes.

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Stories w/ Matthew Allen Meade (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Stories w/ Matthew Allen Meade (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft Dr. Erika Pryor of Venture for America
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft Dr. Erika Pryor of Venture for America

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
This week we’re joined for improv and storytelling by Dr. Erika Pryor of Venture for America, an organization helping college grads connect with entrepreneurs and startups.

  • $5 Online / $10 at the Door

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Laugh Lotto (Presented by Hashtag Comedy)

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We’re excited to introduce “The Laugh Lotto” - a special engagement show which 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.

Hosted by Kenny Greer of The Hashtag Comedy Co.

Cast: Kenny Greer, Chris Heiberger, Sheree Evans, Shannon Paulsen, Clay Vansickle, and Paul Stelzer

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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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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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft the Paul Stelzer Christmas Spectaculaganza!
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft the Paul Stelzer Christmas Spectaculaganza!

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Every year, Hashtag Comedy's Paul Stelzer puts on his own Andy Williams-style Christmas special...if Andy Williams was a weird improv comedian and had lots of friends who were drag queens, musicians and artists. Don't miss this yearly spectaculaganza that features favorite guests from the last year, songs and a little improv comedy. 

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Hamell on Trial
Dec
6
10:00 PM22:00

Hamell on Trial

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Have you seen Shadowbox Live's "F#(K Cancer: The Musical" and wondered, "Who was the disturbed soul that wrote that music?" Well wonder no more, friends ... because he'll be Up Front on December 6th!  Join us and international rock/punk/folk/whatever-he-wants-to-do recording artist, Hamell On Trial, for a late night show full of music, wit, and humor from one of America's sharpest tongues!

  • $10

  • Doors at 9:15pm, show promptly at 10pm

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating


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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

Brownprov 5 Cast: Bianca Spunky Moore, Carolyn Pierre-Louis,Ashley Johnson, Shawn Wright, L.t. Thornton, Erik D Johnson, Sarah Jayne Hecht, Hallie Mirzamani, Eduardo Esparza and Jaye Jeter.

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  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft Coach and Athlete Grant Dziak
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show ft Coach and Athlete Grant Dziak

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
He's an entrepreneur, coach and fitness expert and this week, he's joining the cast for a night of improv comedy and storytelling. Will he tell stories of his time playing football for THE Ohio State University? How he started his wildly popular Instagram #morningrant series? His unique t-shirt company, Uniqorn Apparel? Find out for sure by grabbin' those tix!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show

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The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show is a short form improv comedy show (like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or "Wild n Out") featuring special guests from Central Ohio and beyond. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: 
Info coming soon!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, Show promptly at 8

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations recommended to guarantee seating

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Thanks Obama 5: A Sketch Comedy Show
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Obama 5: A Sketch Comedy Show

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Joseph M. Moorer and Brandon Anderson are back for another 90 minutes of original sketches and shorts that will make you say, "damn, these dudes watch too many cartoons and Eddie Murphy movies!".

Also featuring: Sermontee Brown, Sarah Emilie Cooper, Amber Knicole, John Matthew Riestenberg, and Jamie Barrow.

  • $5
  • Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8
  • Food and drink available
  • Reservations strongly recommended to guarantee seating
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Tuesdays with Mak and Winks: Childish: A one-man show with Jimmy Mak
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak and Winks: 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 and Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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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.  

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

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