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Crackers Comedy Club Presents Big Jay Oakerson

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Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple is excited to present Big Jay Oakerson from Wed Jan 22 – Sat Jan 25 at our Broad Ripple club.

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, “An American Storyteller” on Comedy Central Records. Oakerson’s story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly.

Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. “An American Storyteller,” recorded at Stand-Up New York, is a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity.

Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and his starring role on the hit IFC show “Z-Rock,” where he received critical acclaim for his performance as “Neil,” the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. His television credits include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Comedy Central Presents,” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” along with multiple appearances on BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. ”

The past summers for Jay have been busy ones — he performed stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a million screaming rock n’ roll fans by hosting Jager’s Korn tour and Rock Star Energy Drink’s Mayhem Fest. Jay wowed for a fourth time at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, performing on (and closing) the “Nasty Show” — a festival favorite — and took his performance to a whole new level with the debut of his solo show “The American Storyteller.”

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Crackers Comedy Downtown Welcomes Al Jackson

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is very happy to present Al Jackson this week for NYE and then through the weekend.

Al Jackson’s impressive resume could have you reeling. It does us, but rather than name drop all of his impressive appearances, such as Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson, Host of “Officially Amazing” on BBC, Writer/Guest on “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”, The “John Oliver Show”, “Insane or Inspired” on SYFY, E! Network “50 Super Epic TV Moments”, E! Network “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops”, MTV’s “MADE”, Showtime’s LOL Comedy Festival, Last Comic Standing Season 4, Last Comic Standing Season 6, Comedy Central’s “Fresh Faces of Comedy”… and more.. I think you get the drift… Watch him here:

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Present Kristin Key

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When you think comedy, comedian, Kristin Key should be one person who pops into your mind immediately! She’s amazing, and we’re thrilled to have her for our New Year’s Eve and then through the weekend. A little bit about Kristin:

When Last Comic Standing season 4 held their auditions in Austin, Texas. (like every other Texas comic) she stood in line hoping for a chance to be seen. After 7 hours of waiting, she got her chance and she shined. She got her ticket to Hollywood and the chance to compete against the best of the best in the comedy world. Her years as a road comic paid off, and as the episodes aired, her fan base exploded.

After being seen by millions of comedy fans on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, she moved to Los Angeles and has continued to utilize opportunities in radio, television, writing, and live performance. Kristin’s writing was regularly featured in Life & Style Magazine’s Style Slip-up section. She currently has two full-length comedy CDs “Where The Cab Takes You” and “Buckle Up”, which have been nationally distributed through Uproar Records, and is scheduled to record her third in March of 2013. She continued to appear on television shows such as Comics Unleashed and multiple episodes of VH- 1’s 100 Greatest Series. Kristin is frequent guest on the nationally broadcast Bob and Tom show and is often played on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio for her own specials as well as radio shows including National Lampoon Comedy and The Comedy Channel. Of course, she still blazes across the country performing live in comedy clubs and universities leaving audiences in stitches wherever she goes.

Although she now calls L.A. home, she still has that small town point of view with a polished rapid-fire delivery that keeps audiences howling. She grew up musically inclined and, perhaps as a last act of rebellion against her strict upbringing, incorporated the guitar into her comedy. With the blend of music, comedy, and her spontaneous sense of humor anything can happen and no two shows are the same. Much has changed from the dusty west Texas town of Amarillo to the bright lights of L.A. but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that fast-paced quick witted comedy that has kept audiences rolling in the aisles from the beginning and keeps getting better.

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Presents Daniel Sloss

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is excited to present Daniel Sloss from Wednesday 12/11 – Saturday 12/14.

Scotland’s half-man-half-Xbox, hormone-ridden comic prodigy is currently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy. He started doing stand-up aged 16 and appeared on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’; ‘8/10 Cats’; ‘Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks’; ‘Rob Brydon Show’; ‘Comic Relief’s ‘Mock the Week’; ‘Paul O’Grady Show’ as well as starring in his own BBC show ‘The Adventures of Daniel’ and selling out three Fringe seasons in 2008-2010 – all before he started to shave. His October 2009 debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End and he has performed in Europe, Australia and South East Asia. Winner 2011’s Scottish Variety Award – Best New Comedian.

Catch Daniel’s new show THE JOKER in Edinburgh this August (www.assemblyfestival.com) and on his 50 date UK national tour this autumn! (with fabulous support act Kai Humphries) www.livenation.co.uk

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Welcomes Greg Warren

Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple is excited to bring you Greg Warren from Wednesday 12/11 – Saturday 12/14.

Greg Warren, most recently seen on “Comedy Central Presents”, “The Late Late Show” and “Last Comic Standing”, has been building a strong fan base around the country with his act inspired by stories from his Midwestern upbringing. His newly released CD “One Star Wonder” (Comedy Central Records) hit the ground running as #6 in iTunes TOP Comedy Albums (June 2009) and together with Greg’s colorful perspective and amazing characters, is destined to be a favorite. Greg attracts a diverse audience spectrum, performing on networks such as BET (as a finalist on “Coming to the Stage”)Country Music Television’s “Comedy Stage”. and Greg is also a favorite on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show, which led him to tour theatres across the country with the “Friends of Bob and Tom Comedy Tour”.

Greg Warren hails from St. Louis, MO, where his father was a high school wrestling coach and his mother made him play clarinet in the band. Greg has captivated audiences with anecdotes about the conflict inherent in meshing two high school identities—varsity wrestler and band geek. Greg’s “Flute Man” bit is a perfect capsulation of the insecurities of high school and the ongoing quest to be cool, and is one of the most requested bits in the history of the “Bob and Tom” radio show. Greg was also a West Point Cadet, where he distinguished himself by amassing an impressive tally of demerits and endless hours of pointless marching. After moving on to the University of Missouri, he studied journalism and was named an All-American college wrestler.

While in college, Greg won a comedy contest and was invited to perform at a local club in Columbia, MO, Déjà Vu. After a stint selling Jif and Pringles for corporate giant Procter & Gamble, Greg made the decision to become a full time comedian. This bold move led to an invitation to the prestigious “Just for Laughs Festival” in Montreal in 2002, where Greg performed as one of their featured “New Faces of Comedy”. He has also been seen on the Comedy Central show, “Premium Blend”. Greg has an arsenal of characters that he brings to life in his act. He also highlights his current life struggles with the service industry, moderation, and “One Star People”.

In addition to his television and festival appearances, Greg can currently be seen on Comedy Central Presents, heard on Sirius/XM Comedy and will continue to tour across the country with “Bob and Tom’s All Stars” in addition to performing his act at Improvs and Funny Bones. Greg’s background recently resulted in a gig doing color commentary on college wrestling for Fox Sports Midwest. Greg’s Midwestern upbringing and his ability to provide humorous social commentary gives him a wealth of material that continues to gain him fans throughout the country.

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Presents Dave Landau

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver.

Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would find tears. Dave find jokes everywhere; with his own foibles and faults, to his family, to pop culture and the state of the world today.

Cutting his comedic teeth as a teenager in Detroit in the Second City’s Conservatory, Dave Landau has risen to become one of the most in-demand headliners working today. He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” as well as being featured prominently on two consecutive seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He’s become a regular on the nationally-syndicated “Bob & Tom” radio show, and was honored as one of the top 21 club comics of today at HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Present Dan Cummins

In the last five years, Dan Cummins has released two critically and commercially successful CDs on Warner Brothers Records, Revenge is Near, and Crazy with Capital F, both debuting in the top 10 of the Billboard Comedy Charts, and both making numerous year end top 10 lists, including Itunes Rewind’s Best Comedy CDs of 2010.

He’s also toured relentlessly, bringing his jokes to over 200 colleges, clubs, theaters, and the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, including two trips to the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition to headlining live shows from Maine to Alaska, Dan’s also made numerous televised stand-up appearances, including performances on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and numerous Comedy Central programs, including both a half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins, and an hour-long comedy special, Crazy with a Capital F. One of the most prolific writers on the national scene, Dan continues to craft new jokes and stories, and bring them to countless audiences in his quest to build a fan base large enough to pack clubs and theaters in whatever town he chooses to travel to, just to hear whatever he has to say. So do yourself a favor, and start listening.

“Revenge is Near announces the presence of a distinct voice in comedy. That’s not an easy thing to do right of the gate, but it’s the reason Cummins’ belongs alongside the other comics on this list.” – Patrick Bromley, from About.com’s “The Best Debut Comedy Albums of 2009″

“We love Dan Cummins, plain and simple. Crazy with a Capital F (is) another smart, endearing, and sarcastic soaked set.” – Punchline Magazine.com’s “The 10 Must Have Stand-up DVDs from 2010″

“Cummins’ comedy runs more on bizarre than classical, more on oddity than traditional comedy. And thank goodness for that — good comedy thrives on the new, on the fresh. Too many comedians, after all, articulate what “everybody else is thinking.” Cummins says what nobody else but him is thinking.” – The Inlander’s review of Crazy with a Capital F, by Daniel Walters

“Here’s why we dig Dan Cummins: We’ve seen a table full of Blue-Collar-Comedy fans elbow to elbow with college-aged hipsters and all of them were doubled over in laughter at the same Cummins bit. That’s not always easy to do. The fact is, Cummins smartly writes to a broad audience, but his own intelligence and cleverness never gets lost in the mix. As a result, comedy nerds can still geek out on subject matter or how a phrase is turned. Top it all off with a giant dollop of unassuming likability. We say it’s a win.” – Lastgascomedy.com

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Welcomes Kevin Bozeman

Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is stoked to have Kevin Bozeman joining us from Wednesday November 20 – Saturday November 23. Patrick Keane will be alongside with Bradley Scott. We can’t wait!

As far as Bozeman – It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day. What to do? Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the “Open-Mic Night”. “I always was the guy who could make people laugh, and lets be honest I had nothing better going on”.

Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on-stage, and he has found the job that fit his requirements. “For an hour a night I’m wildly successful”. With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country. In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO “Comedy Competition” and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist. He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005. He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. This past summer he co-starred in the Indie film “Flat Chested” starring Alicia Witt and Luke Perry.

He currently resides in Chicago. Check out his comedy!

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Welcomes Mark Normand

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is stoked to have Mark Normand headlining our downtown club from Wednesday November 20 – Saturday November 23 alongside feature comedian, Jeff Bodart and opener, Matt Bachus.

Mark Normand is a fun comedian from New York. So far in 2013, Mark has appeared on TBS’s CONAN, Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, MTVx’s INSIDE JOKE, and has won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians.

In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and taped the pilot of “Best Week Ever” for Vh1. He also appeared on the most recent season of “Last Comic Standing” for NBC. Mark is also an accomplished writer, with recent shorts appearing on sites such as MSN and The Huffington Post.

Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Mark now runs two comedy shows in NYC, one of which is recorded for a popular podcast called ‘We’re all Friends Here’ on Breakthruradio.com; the other “Hot Soup” runs at Ella Lounge in the east village.

Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”.

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Welcomes Pat Dixon

Crackers Downtown is stoked to have comedian, Pat Dixon, with us from Wednesday, November 6 – Saturday, November 9 alongside Indy’s own, Jeff Oskay!

Audiences across the country have enjoyed Pat Dixon’s fluid stage manner, dry delivery and boldly creative material. Recognized as a top-notch writer and engaging performer, Dixon combines a conversational style with tight, punchy material, all fueled by a uniquely off-kilter comedic sensibility which makes him not only funny but fun to watch.

Pat has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and reached a new audience on CMT as host of their “Summer Games.” Pat has also appeared numerous times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and is also heard every friday by hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners who tune in for his call-in movie reviews, which can be heard on various stations across the U.S.

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