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Guest Blog: Erin Foley

A special message to Indy, from Erin Foley!

When I hear myself described as a “lesbian comic”, it’s always conjures up mixed emotions. I consider myself a stand up comic, first and foremost. I also happen to be gay. It’s just part of who I am, it doesn’t define me, it isn’t the focal point of my act. That being said, people feel the need to categorize everyone and everything in our culture.

So if I’m going to be labeled “lesbian comic”, it’s a lot better than “crappy comic”, “super ugly comic” and/or “that comic who has enormous cankles.”    At the end of the day, funny is funny and that’s my goal. I performed stand up for about six years before I started talking about being gay on stage. I didn’t realize I was gay until my mid 20’s (although everyone else did) so the thought of revealing that world on stage was not an option. Stand up comedy requires a lot of experience, a lot of confidence, none of which I had in my personal life at that time. But I always knew that when I was ready to talk about it, my comedy act would become a lot stronger and funnier.  A lot of people have such a skewed perspective of gay culture. I always say to crowds, “Gay, Straight, it’s all the same crap”. My goal is to bridge the divide between straights and gays through

humor. If we can all laugh at how crazy the world is, maybe people will realize that we’re all in the same boat and we need each other to survive. Besides, lesbians are really handy in times of need!

Get up close & personal with Erin Foley, Friday & Saturday night at Crackers Comedy Club downtown.  She’s just wrapped up her performance for our special event tonight:  a fundraiser for Indy Pride.  Give us a call at 317-255-4211 to make your reservation now!


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JET LAG IS FOR WOOSIES!

I’m sorry Indy but I have to vent.  I just woke up an hour before my flight to the Hoosier State lands.  After 15 years of flying to gigs, you’d think I could figure out how to be passed out the entire flight.

I’ve tried reading the magazines in the pouch in front of me but all they have is Sky Mall. I think that’s one of my goals in life:  To be wealthy enough to shop out of Sky Mall magazine.  So to kill time and land with a good attitude, I thought I would dump this shi_ on you’re plate.

I have the computer on my lap because the seat in front of me is reclined back so far my computer won’t fit on the tray table. My ass is numb from trying to find a position to sleep. And somebody in close proximity is passing gas that would make a pig’s knees buckle. I know it’s not something she ate on the plane because THEY DON’T GIVE YOU ANY DAMN FOOD!  They didn’t even give us those awesome “Biscoff” cookies.

Anyway, something strange happened. There were three people in my row when I went to sleep. I woke and there were two. Either I was snoring or she couldn’t take intermittent stank.  Unfortunately, I think I know the real reason. She had the middle seat and the person to her left was a bit of a biggins.  That brings me to this. When are the airlines gonna have a big people section?  I can deal with the kids.  I have noise canceling headphones thanks to Dr. Dre.  Now all he has to do is come up with headphones that make big people smaller. Not permanently, just for the flight.  Because we need big people in every day life. For things like…

you know what?   Lets move on to something else.

Hell I don’t even remember where I was going with all this crap. Sorry about that, I didn’t take my A.D.D. meds before I left this morning.  I guess what I wanna say is dealing with all this crap getting to Indy is worth it.  You may not know it, but I am from Wisconsin.   HOW”> ‘BOUT THOSE PACKERS!!!!! Sorry ‘bout that outburst.  I have a great appreciation for people in the Midwest in general. We’re tough! We hunt, we wear only a sweater in sub-zero temps, and we have outdoor football stadiums.  OOPS… sorry Indy.  But I don’t hold that against you. I know you’re tough. Indiana has a small private school that almost took down Duke in the NCAA tourney, you are one of the top states to represent our military per capita, and you refuse to change you’re clocks. THAT IS BAD ASS!

Well Indianians, my flight is about to land. Thanks for letting me vent. I can only pay you back by making you laugh. So come out to the show this week and I will do my part. This club has a special place in my heart. Cracker’s Downtown is the first club that I ever headlined some 12 years ago.

Hope you make it!

Sincerely,

Scott

{Scott Henry performs this week!  Make your reservation now!}


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How D’you Do That?!

If you’ve every wondered how the comic geniuses that grace our stage every week com up with those side-splitting jokes, then you’ll want to come to Crackers Downtown Thursday February 3rd and see Pat Godwin!  After his show Thursday night, he’ll be fielding some Q&A and giving some insight on how he comes up with his comedic songs like “Gangsta Folk” and .  So if you’re an aspiring comic yourself, or are just interested in the behind-the-scenes mind of a comedic genius, then make your reservation for Thursday night, downtown, for pat Godwin’s show!  Call 317-255-4211 and tell them you’re staying for the Pat Godwin after-show!

Plus, Thursday night is College ID night! Show us a college ID and get in for $5! So, no excuses, get off your but and come see us downtown Thursday night!


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Warm up at Crackers!

This weather has us stuck inside!  So we’re gettin’ crafty…

As you know, the infamous Etta May is performing in Broad Ripple this week!  Take this opportunity being stuck indoors today to create an Etta May -inspired outfit, take a picture, and post it to our facebook page!  Then, wear your new outfit out this week as Etta May performs Wednesday through Saturday at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple!  Remember, Wednesday night is ladies night, and Thursday night is College ID night!  Get your tickets online now!

Etta May will pick the BEST-DRESSED picture and the winner will get a pair of tix to see Etta May on Friday night!

Happy Layering!


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Fix the Joke!

We’re welcoming the awesome and effervescent Bob Zany to our Crackers Comedy Club stage in Broad Ripple January 19-22!  You’ll readily recognize him from the Bob & Tom Show, and maybe you saw him in a little film called The Informant!

Zany has an awesome game he likes to call Fix the Joke (click the link to see some examples!) and we’re bringing it to you here on our blog.  Test your skills of humor & wit and see what you can come up with for these jokes below.

1. Pick one of the three jokes below to FIX; make it your own – make it FUNNIER!

2. Submit your fix below and you must include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your Phone number
  3. Your email address
  4. The OLD joke
  5. YOUR new, funnier, fixed joke!

3.  Bob Zany himself will pick the BEST re-worked joke, and that entrant will win TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS to see him Friday night!

We have prizes for some runners up as well, so give it your best shot!

JOKES TO FIX:

  • Barack Obama introduced Senator Joe Biden as his running mate via text message to his supporters. Not to be outdone, John McCain will announce his VP pick later this week via telegraph and carrier pigeon.
  • Rosie O’Donnell says she’s planning to co-star in a sitcom with Fran Drescher. Possible titles for the show include, “The Annoying Couple,” “Make Room for Fatty,” and “Father Knows Best.”
  • Tampa Bay, Florida:  An adult film actress has organized the first ever Porn Camp, where amateurs go to learn their craft. The camp’s slogan is, “We’ll make you s’mores and whores.”
  • Dateline–Denver, Colorado John Denver’s classic song, “Rocky Mountain High,” has been chosen as the state’s second official song, beating out Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine,” by two votes.

*jokes taken from www.bobzany.com*

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See Jon Roy or John Evans for Free tonight!

We know you don’t have plans for tonight (really, you’re watching the Colts game?…) so come enjoy some hilarity for free!

If you bring in 2 boxes of dry pasta tonight, you’re in for FREE!  We’re collecting donations for Second Helpings for the Holidays – so please help us by donating at least 2 boxes of pasta – fusilli, spaghetti, linguini, penne, bowtie, rainbow macaroni – anything goes!

Tonight in Broad Ripple you can see John Evans!  John is a regular on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and headlines comedy clubs all over the country.  John has opened for such comedy legends as George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Dave Chapelle, and Gary Shandling.

And, performing downtown tonight, is Jon Roy!  Jon has appeared in the prestigious 2004 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as a square on “Hollywood Squares,” and on HBO, and on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.

Two great comics – choose either location!  Just bring in the pasta, and get in free!

(2-drink minimum still applies in the showroom.  Don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!)

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Ask the Expert!

Feel like a loser?  Jack Freeman can help!  He’s opening up for Drew Hastings this week at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple!  In my book, one of the most exciting Midwestern comics Drew Hastings will be headlining this week. I look forward to his visits, especially when he brings his pal Jack Freeman, the Success Guru.

You’ll love Jack as much as I do. In this recession, if you’re feeling down on your luck, Jack can help you. Come see him Wednesday through Saturday at the Broad Ripple Crackers Comedy Club.  And before you go, comment here and on our Facebook with what YOU’D like to be the Master of Success at in your life, and maybe Jack Freeman will give you a little boost!

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