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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Welcomes Dan Davidson

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!

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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 in Broad Ripple Welcomes Andy Woodhull

Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is excited to present comedian, Andy Woodhull, to our stage from Thursday Oct 31 – Saturday, November 2. It’s going to be a killer show!

Andy made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. This came the same year that he was invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has also been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. He also won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2010. His 2012 album release “Lucy” was named top 10 comedy albums of the year by comedyreviews.com

In 2004 Andy won the St. Louis leg of the Laugh Across America Contest and was invited to perform at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. In 2005 Andy’s unique sense of humor won him the Carnival Comedy Challenge in Chicago. In 2008 Andy won the Butterfinger Comedy Showdown, an online joke-writing contest that ended with a live show final round at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.

Andy who is a former resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune now lives in Los Angeles. Andy prides himself on his writing, and always delivers with great new material so if you have seen him once come again and see what is new.

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Crackers Broad Ripple Presents Steve Hytner

We are so excited to have actor, writer, comedian, Steve Hytner, joining us this week at our Broad Ripple club along with Squishy Man and Jordan Mather-Licth.

Stephen Arthur “Steve” Hytner (born September 28, 1959) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Kenny Bania on the NBC series Seinfeld. He attended Valley Stream Central High School (along with fellow future actors Patricia Charbonneau and Steve Buscemi) in Valley Stream, New York.

Hytner, also appeared as a regular in The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, Hardball, and Working, in several episodes of Roswell, and also in occasional episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Friends, King of Queens, Dharma and Greg, The X-Files, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, That’s So Raven, George Lopez and The Bill Engvall Show. He also appeared in two The Adventures of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command episodes in 2000 as Ty Parsec (Wirewolf and Revenge of The Monsters.)

He has also appeared in the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Herman Spatz. He most recently appeared in Good Luck Charlie as “Marvin” the bellman and in Sonny with a Chance as “Murphy” the troublesome security guard. He is currently in the cast of the HBO series “Hung”, on which he plays a motivational workshop instructor.
He has also appeared in the 2006 comedy film Bachelor Party Vegas and the 1995 horror film The Prophecy.

In 2009, Hytner reprised his role as Kenny Bania on the fictional Seinfeld reunion table read in Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2012, he was the Camp Superior counselor in the comedy film Fred 3: Camp Fred.

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Crackers Broad Ripple Welcomes Steve Simeone

Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple is thrilled to have comedian, Steve Simeone, joining us from Wednesday September 11 thru Saturday September 14. Also appearing with him are comedians Nick Rutherford and Jimmy Roberson. It’s going to be a slamming show!

Steve Simeone grew up in Suburban Philadelphia, the middle of three brothers. He developed his unique high energy style of storytelling around the family dinner table competing for laughs on a nightly basis. Whether in the classroom or at home, Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes got into trouble.

After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland as a member of the National Marketing Honor Society, Steve accepted a job in banking. This was not a good fit and didn’t last long. His brief stint of being a real grown up, gave way to a dream job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now this was way more fun than banking. But those who are destined for the stage, are destined for the stage. After a few Open Mics, came the title of “Funniest Comic in Philly”. Some things are simply meant to be. Celebrity judge Pauly Shore invited Steve to Hollywood and The World Famous Comedy Store. He was now making $25 a night working the door. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes starved.

Steve has spent the last ten years slowly honing the craft of Stand Up Comedy. He is a regular performer at Hollywood’s most prestigious Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory. When he’s not headlining clubs on his own he can be seen on the road with The Playboy Comedy Tour, Pauly Shore, and Andrew Dice Clay. A proud member of “Comics On Duty”, Steve has entertained our troops around the globe on four continents. And yes, Steve has been on television (NBC’s “Spy TV”, on Current TV’s “The Schmoes Know” and TBS’s “Minding The Store”) but as they say, the best is yet to come. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he got to tour with his childhood hero “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Check him out from the last time he was here:

Here is a bit from feature act, Nick Rutherford

Don’t hesitate! Get your tickets today! It’s going to be one stellar show. And ps: Steve Simeone is going to be back here in November performing with the incredible Steve Rannazzisi. Go ahead and get that on your calendar too! Cheers!

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Ahmed Ahmed Comes to Indy

Talented actor and comedian, Ahmed Ahmed, is coming to Crackers in Broad Ripple on Sunday June 16, as part of the Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour. This amazing line up includes Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr, and of course, Ahmed Ahmed.

Mr. Ahmed can be seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, and MTV’s PUNK’D.

He has also appeared on CNN, The View, and NPR, and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in December of 2001. Recently, he can be seen in the film City of Life, the first feature film to be shot entirely in Dubai, U.A.E., which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2009. He was the recipient of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.

Get your tickets to Sunday’s show! It’s going to be a great one and they’re here for only one night. Cheers.

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Steve Byrne of Sullivan & Son

Leading up to the much anticipated Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour this Sunday, June 16, we’re featuring all the comedians (and stars) that will be here. Today is Steve Byrne. Here’s one of my favorite bits from him. You can’t help but laugh out loud.

Grab your tickets to see this one night only night of laughter on Sunday, June 16 at 8:30pm in Broad Ripple. The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat), Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The House Bunny, Jack And Jill), Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Chelsea Lately), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Swingers). Come out and see these four accomplished headliners together in one amazing show!

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