We get it. You want to go out. You NEED to go out. You just DON’T go out because, well, life is hectic and bills still need to get paid. That being said, we’ve teamed up with our Broad Ripple neighbors, Naked Tchopstix and The Vogue Theatre to bring you a date night on all three of us! The first one will be Friday May 2nd. All you have to do is let us know in the comment section of this blog, why you think YOU should win. The best story as voted on by the three of our businesses will win!
We like funny stuff here at Crackers Comedy, so we’ve decided to run a monthly contest starting of course, on April Fools!
If you don’t know this already, Thursday nights are always college night! Which means if you RSVP online and show up with your college ID, it’s only $5 to get in. EVERY THURSDAY. And the coolest thing, is we don’t care WHOSE college ID it is. Hell, you can make one up. And we encourage it.
So, we’re going to take a photo of you and your college ID on Thursdays when you come in so we can start a collage of the most insane and ridiculous college IDs we can find. They will be on display for everyone to see. *If you’d like to participate for the monthly prize.
We will pick out our favorite at the end of the month, and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to spend at Crackers Comedy Clubs.
Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is excited to present David Alan Grier from Thursday Feb 13 – Saturday Feb 15. This is a special event, so, we’re not taking discounted tickets. However, we will be having some giveaway contests so be sure you’re following us on the social medias.
Theater, television and film dot David Alan Grier’s past, and his ability to excel in all three mediums is a testament to the man’s inherent sense of comic timing. In October 2009, Grier released his book (co-written by Alan Eisenstock) “Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth,” in which the comedian discusses politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story.
Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in “The First,” for which he earned a Tony nomination in 1981. He then joined the cast of “Dreamgirls,” and later went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in “A Soldier’s Play,” with both actors continuing their roles in the film version, “A Soldier’s Story.”
His television work is highlighted by a turn as principle cast member on “In Living Color,” where he helped create some of the show’s most memorable characters, and as a co-star on Bonnie Hunt’s hit ABC comedy, “Life With Bonnie.”
Recently, David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called “Chocolate News,” and finished up a run on “Dancing With The Stars.” Grier didn’t hang up his dance shoes either – he was featured in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie “Dance Flick”. In addition, Grier has gained recognition for his other feature film roles, including “Boomerang,” “Jumanji,” “Return To Me” and “Streamers.” For the latter, Grier picked up a Golden Lion Award for “Best Actor” at the Venice Film Festival.
He can also be seen in “Bewitched” with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, “Tiptoes” with Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman and Kate Beckinsale, and “The Woodsman” with Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def and Eve. Grier was born in Detroit, MI, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Crackers Comedy Clubs Downtown is excited to present Basile from Wed Feb 12 – Sat Feb 15.
Perhaps one of the most diverse entertainers in the world today, Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Basile’s unique blend of material, improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the entertainment industry today.
Basile’s diversity in entertainment continues as he stars in his critically acclaimed series, “Growing Up Greek in America.” This series is spoken in Greek and English and to date has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is distributed worldwide.
Basile’s voices and characters have been heard on Armed Forces Radio, Television, syndicated radio in North America, and on XM Satellite Radio. Basile has over 100 television appearances throughout the world, including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and the Jay Leno Show on NBC to name a few. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese Anime series.
Crackers Comedy Club Downtown presents the HILARIOUS Quinn Dahle from Wed Feb 5 – Sat Feb 8! Also, don’t forget that our downtown weekend hours have changed THIS week. Friday and Saturday shows are now 7:45 and 10Pm.
With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams.
Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy. He tours from coast to coast and has even entertained our troops as far away as Japan. Quinn’s comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous.
Crackers Comedy in Ripple is THRILLED to have Tracey MacDonald joining us from Wed Feb 5 – Sat Feb 8.
After already conquering the comedy landscape in Canada, Tracey exploded onto the American Comedy Scene after recording unprecedented voter support on CBS’S NEW Star Search with host Arsenio Hall. She was the first Comedian to not only win the finals, but she beat out the winners from previous seasons. Tracey was awarded a two year Development Deal with CBS and the grand prize of two hundred thousand dollars.
Tracey is based in Los Angeles and perfoms at the Comedy and Magic Club, The Ice House and the Hollywood Improv. Tracey is an international headliner and has recently been heard on Bob and Tom Radio (millions of listeners)and has appeared on Comedy TV, Gossip Queens,Comics Unleashed,CBS Early Show and the Hollywood E! Network Celebrity Slimdowns.
Grab your friends and get out and see some awesome! Get your tickets here!
Crackers Comedy Club downtown is super excited to bring you comedian, Byron Bowers, from Wed Jan 29 – Sat Feb 1.
Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, and The Nerdist Theater.
He won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy and the Ultimate Laff-Down XVI Competitions, and was a Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist.
He has appeared on the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, Comcast TV, and Comedy Central. His debut stand-up appearance was this fall on Comedy Central’s series “Adam Devine’s House Party” and on the reboot of BET’s “Comic View”.
Byron was also featured as New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival last year. Most recently, Byron toured with Dave Chappelle and the Eric Andre Show Live.
Get out to see him! It’s going to be a great show! Check him out!
Crackers in Broad Ripple is thrilled to have comedian, Dan Davidson, joining us the last weekend on January from Wed January 29 – Sat February 1.
Recognized as one of the top comedians by comedy clubs across the country and hailed by critics as one of the sharpest and wittiest live performers in the business. Davidson’s material is packed with provocative witticisms and edgy undertones. He hits the stage with an instant likability and draws the audience in with his charm. He has the rare ability to put people at ease while interacting with an audience resulting in the Chicago Sun-Times to say “quick with the audience, …everybody laughed”. His confidence inspired the Indianapolis Star to say “A natural, …sexy”.
Dan Davidson recently had the pleasure of performing for the troops based in the Middle East on the Red, White and a little Bluer tour. He has appeared on Comedy Central – Short Attention Span Theater, Fox – A Night of Comedy. He has been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated The Bob and Tom Show and his material has been aired on satellite radio. Davidson has worked with a wide range of performers such as David Alan Grier, Brett Butler, Bobby Slayton, Kevin Pollack, Bryan Callen and opened for musical acts such as The Counting Crows and The Wallflowers.
Davidson has sharpened his comedic timing and live performances through his 4,000 plus shows which keeps him in high demand.
He is a regular at The Improvs, Funny Bones, Catch A Rising Stars, Zanies and many other independent comedy clubs. He has made numerous appearances for charities, festivals, casinos and corporate groups.
Dan Davidson is a talent to be reckoned with. In a relatively short time Dan has become a comedy club favorite across the country. Since his humor wasn’t welcome at Purdue University, Dan decided to make his observational sarcasm work in his favor. This shy boy mustered up the nerve to hit an open mic night at the local comedy club and his talent didn’t go unnoticed. Shortly thereafter, Dan won the regional Johnny Walker comedy competition and was doing stand-up full time. His midwestern likeabliliy matched with his biting improvisational skills put him on the comedy world map. Don’t mess with Double D. He has also acted in several national commercials. His compact disc has been played on satellite radio. He has also written humorous articles in nationally magazines. Check him out!
Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is thrilled to bring comedian, Sam Morril, as a headlining act from Wednesday Jan 22 – Saturday Jan 25.
Sam won March Madness at Comix, has performed in a Friars Roast, and was featured in a 4-page spread in the Daily News as “one of the four funniest in New York?” He then won the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, beating out over 600 (dreams were shattered!) applicants.
Sam was named a “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central. His comedy can be heard on Sirius XM radio, and you can see him regularly at all the best clubs in New York City. Recently, he’s been on “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV, and the “The Artie Lange Show.” Sam made a big impression at Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, and was written up a stand out among the “New Faces.”
Every Thursday, you can catch Sam talking about New York sports on MSG’s “The Bracket.” Time Out New York says: “Morril’s jokes arise from his humiliations—sure, a lot of comedy does, but he’s especially adept at it.” Come see Sam before you catch swine flu or something. It’s out there!