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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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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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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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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 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 

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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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 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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Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Up Front Stand Up: Queer Comedy

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10  
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content 

DESCRIPTION:

Up Front Stand Up brings you a night of stand up comedy with some of the best queer comedians in Columbus. Featuring Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey, Bianca Moore, Matt Loxley and Dwayne Duke. Hosted by Nickey Winkelman.

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