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Crackers Comedy Clubs is donating 20% of all gift certificate sales through the end of the 2012 to benefit School on Wheels. School on Wheels is on a mission to break the cycle of homelessness through education. Find out how you can help. www.indyschoolonwheels.org.
Gift Certificates can be purchased at either location, Broad Ripple and Downtown. Box Office is open after 6 p.m. downtown Wednesday through Saturday. Box Office hours in Broad Ripple are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until late. Gift Certificates can also be purchased online through our partner Boomerang.
Kevin Pollak will be at Crackers Comedy Clubs in Broad Ripple to perform stand up as a part of his book tour promoting, “How I Slept My Way To the Middle” Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1. Special Book Signing event at Big Hat Books, located at 6510 Cornell Ave, Saturday December 1, 3:30-4p.m.
VIDEO:”> Kevin Pollak Impersonations Promoting “How I Slept My Way To the Middle”
Popular comedian turned actor, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. Griffin is coming to Indianapolis to perform at Crackers Broad Ripple (6281 N College Ave) on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22, showtimes are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-37.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, his first love was always dance and by the young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But all of that would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3 minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up.
In only one short month, he was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with esteemed talents such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce. After only 2 short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden that kicked off a 22-city tour.
These many successful performances led to Eddie Griffin‘s appearance on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam”1992″, the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand “1992”, HBO Comedy Half Hour Special “1995”, the HBO special Voodoo Child “1997” and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. He also recorded the successful comedy albums Message In The Hat “1993” and The Message “1999” featuring comedic and musical performances by him as well as Master P, Sikk the Shocker, and Fiend.
Griffin began branching out into acting. Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout “1991”, Coneheads “1993”, and Jason’s Lyric “1994” soon led to his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie “1996-2000″, for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred his mentor and Richard Pryor.
After, he was offered a lead role in Double Take “2001” alongside Orlando Jones. Griffin then starred alongside Denzel Washington in John Q “2002”, earning him respect as a dramatic actor. Shortly thereafter, his leading-man status lead to his role as Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother “2002”. Mr. Griffin’s extensive film resume includes films such as and Armageddon “1998”, and the worldwide successful comedy franchise Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo “1999” and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo “2005”, as well as Date Movie “2006”, Scary Movie 3″2003″, My Baby’s Daddy ” 2004″ “which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced for Miramax.
Eddie also contributed and performed on Dr. Dre’s Multi-Platinum selling albums The Chronic “1992” and Chronic 2001 “2001”. Eddie Griffin is widely known for his award winning Comedy Stand-up Special Dysfunktional Family “2003” which he starred, wrote, Executive Produced and performed on the film’s soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac.
Eddie most recently starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the hit feature Norbit “2007” and starred, wrote and Executive Produced his next comedy special Freedom Of Speech “2007”. Later that year he contributed to and performed on T-Pain’s worldwide successful album Circus “2008” and starred in Disney’s Beethoven’s Big Break “2008”.
Eddie’s most recent comedy special YOU CAN TELL ‘EM I SAID IT premiered on Comedy Central on February 19, 2011. In June 2012, Eddie took a dramatic turn in David E. Talbert’s play A FOOL & HIS MONEY in which he received rave reviews as the hero.
Comedy Central honored him as the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time. Eddie has appeared in over 50 films and numerous television shows. Eddie Griffin is a highly accomplished individual who has contributed significantly to the arts and the entertainment industry and is a star and gifted entertainer in the entertainment world.
Angel Burlesque has teamed up with the amazing Lucky DeLuxe to bring Indianapolis a rare and hilarious Thanksgiving double-feature. The Angels will kick it off with their Tease-giving Pageant, sending up a tribute to all things Thanksgiving: food, family, festivities, complicated and troubling historical relationships with indigenous populations, and more food! Then, Lucky DeLuxe will present her award-winning one-woman show, Getting Lucky: A Stand-Up Show From A Lay-Down Lady. “Getting Lucky” is a gut-busting cocktail of standup comedy, storytelling, audience participation games and burlesque stripteasery, all shaken together and served up sweet by America’s Premiere Burlesque Comedian.
Crackers in Broad Ripple
Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30 Sneak View, $10, All proceeds benefit the Julian Center
Come see a sneak view of the weekend’s festivities including performances by Angel Burlesque, Lucky DeLuxe and more.
Thursday, November 15, 8:30. Tickets: $5 with college ID, $10-15
Friday, November 16, 8:00 and 10:30, Tickets: $15-20
Saturday, November 17, 8:00 and 10:30, Tickets: $15-20
Bring a canned food or item from the Julian Center’s wish list and receive $2 off your ticket.
Need to add a little laughter in your life, but on a budget? Here’s the skinny on how to make the best of it at Crackers Comedy Clubs:
1) Ladies are in FREE EVERY WEDNESDAY, it’s Ladies Night and your feeling right.
2) Worried about the 2 drink minimum in the showroom? Did you know that our bottled water counts as a drink and is only $2.50? Not only that, the water includes an Admit Two pass for a Future Show, up to a $26 value. What a steal!
3) Remember $5 admission on Thursday nights if you show any College ID (Even your kids!). College Night.
4) Open Mic Night on Tuesdays at our Broad Ripple location. Psst.. There is a free admission for two pass on our website!
You know what they say about laughter being good for you. Now you don’t have an excuse to miss a show at Crackers!
We are excited to hear from you, please take a moment to fill out this brief 10 question survey. We appreciate and value your time, if you choose to include your email address you will be entered to win a pair of tickets. 10 winners to be announced July 1, 2011.