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Cartoon Cabaret
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Cartoon Cabaret

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Cartoon Cabaret! An Assortment of Songs from Animated Fairytales performed by the Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre

Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee seating. Click the link below to make your reservations. Please make sure if you’d like to sit together that you reserve tickets under the same name. Call the box office with questions at 614 416 7625.

You have two chances to see this show: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4. Doors open at 7 PM. Show will start promptly at 8 PM. Food and drink menu available.

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Cartoon Cabaret
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Cartoon Cabaret

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Cartoon Cabaret! An Assortment of Songs from Animated Fairytales performed by the Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre

Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee seating. Click the link below to make your reservations. Please make sure if you’d like to sit together that you reserve tickets under the same name. Call the box office with questions at 614 416 7625.

You have two chances to see this show: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4. Doors open at 7 PM. Show will start promptly at 8 PM. Food and drink menu available.

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K Thx Bi: a Bi/Pan/Queer Variety Show
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

K Thx Bi: a Bi/Pan/Queer Variety Show

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

K Thx Bi is a variety show that features exclusively bisexual and pansexual folk because IT’S NOT A PHASE, MOM! Produced by Bianca Moore, talented people who are into all types of people put on a show enjoyed, no matter your sexuality! Comedians, burlesque dancers, musicians and more are ready to wave their pride flags to celebrate Bi Awareness Month!

Featuring: Bianca Moore, Pandora Foxx, Femmi Le Freak, Dug, Nickey Winkelman, and Olivia Smith


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Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2

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

Sara Greer and Sheree Evans (of Hashtag Comedy and TBD the Improvised Musical) are back at it again, this time with a whole new variety show! They're bringing their friends and some beloved characters back - hey, Eve La Cherie! Sketch! Improv! Music! Standup! Storytelling! You will be sure to see all of this and more at Sara and Sheree's Variety Show #2.

Reservations recommended

Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content

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

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

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It’s the show that’s part podcast, part gameshow…and all brought to you by veteran comedian and radio personality Dino Tripodis!

The Premise seeks to answer the question: who will kill, who will bomb? 

The show features special guests and comedians who discuss the art of comedy. Then, two comics (one stand-up and one improviser) go head to head as they compete to create their best 5 minutes of material based on a secret premise revealed live on stage. Who will be on their A game? No matter what, hilarious results will ensue. The Premise is hosted by star of the popular podcast Whiskey Business, Dino Tripodis.

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



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Cryptique TV
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Cryptique TV

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

A live multimedia comedic horror experience hosted by Jamie Barrow and Mark Murtha. Horror movie reviews, previews, and videos. Featuring Face Off contestant Tommy Pietch, who will do a live SFX demonstration on one lucky audience member. We end the night with Horror Jeopardy!

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content 



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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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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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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 Sara and Sheree Variety Show!
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Sara and Sheree Variety Show!

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Sketch! Improv! Music! Standup! You can find all of this in Sara & Sheree’s Variety Show! Sara Greer, of Hashtag Comedy, and Sheree Evans, of TBD: The Musical, are gathering themselves and a few of their friends for a night filled with all sorts of comedy. Taking a page from the golden days of variety shows, Sara & Sheree’s Variety Show is sure to leave you feeling happy, nostalgic and a bit giddy from all the laughter. Grab your tickets while they’re available!

  • $5

  • Doors at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm

  • Food and drink available

  • Reservations strongly 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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Halloween with Dr. Show: Sketch and Variety Show
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween with Dr. Show: Sketch and Variety Show

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Doctor Show & pals continue to be pursued by some wacky ghoulish antagonists - but who's got time for to worry when it's the most wonderful time of the year? Savage Tech's horror show host trio is ready to throw a Halloween bash for the ages, and you're all invited! Just watch out for all that goes bump in the night, because this sketch comedy show is going to be focused on ALL FUN! What could possibly go wrong THIS time?

The wearing of Halloween costumes is encouraged, but not required for entry. We'll see you for Halloween with Doctor Show!

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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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Tuesdays with Mak n Winks: That's Just Crazy
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks: That's Just Crazy

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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That's Just Crazy, a show by Robbie Nance

You are cordially invited to take a peek into of the mind of Robbie Nance. Storytelling and original music will take you on guided tour of what it is like to be diagnosed with, bounce back, and live with schizophrenia. That’s Just Crazy – a celebration of minds twisted, damaged, and beautiful. 

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Tuesdays with Mak and Winks: Coming out of My Shel
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays with Mak and Winks: Coming out of My Shel

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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Coming out of My Shel, a show where JT “Chops” Walker presents an evening of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll with your favorite children’s poet. Featuring Matthew Hahn on guitar!

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