If you haven’t had a chance to see Auggie Smith, we suggest you do it before he blows up bigger than he already is now. And once you learn a bit about him, we’ll tell you how to catch him this week at our Broad Ripple Club for FREE or at a discounted rate.
Auggie Smith has been pursuing his career in comedy since he was 19 years old and moved from Billings, Montana to Portland, Oregon. After a few years of toil and struggle, he first achieved acclaim by winning the 1994 Sam Adams Comedy Contest, who’s prizes earned him his first national exposure on the television show Evening At the Improv. Auggie truly found his comedy voice in 1997, when he placed second in the Seattle Comedy Competition to legendary comic Mitch Hedberg. This earned him an invitation to the 1998 Montreal Comedy Festival, where he performed a remarkable 12 shows, including New Faces, Danger Zone and The Nasty Show.
Keeping a continuous road schedule of clubs across the nation, Auggie introduced himself to a new legion of fans in January of 2004, with a now legendary appearance on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. The morning was a mix of signature rants and brilliant improv highlighting his sharp point-of-view. His outstanding debut has become one their most replayed treasures.
This led to performing in theaters across the country on the very popular Bob & Tom Comedy Tour, where audiences quickly became aware that the only thing better then listening to Auggie on the radio was sharing the energy he creates in his live performance.
Auggie is the star of his own CD and DVD titled Cult Following. His comedy rants are on heavy rotation on both XM and Sirius satellite radio, and can be seen on several popular youtube videos, but none of these compare with seeing his live performance.
In 2009, Auggie was invited to and made the finals of the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival.
In 2010, This was a very busy year, beginning with making the finals of The Great American Comedy Festival, then winning both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. (The first comic to do so in the 30 year history of the competitions). Auggie finished out 2010 with the release of his new CD “Smell the Thunder” which has been on iTunes top comedy albums several times since.
When Auggie takes the stage, audiences across the country quickly realize that they’re in for an evening of riveting, take-no-prisoners stand-up comedy. During Auggie’s set, pop culture and political targets are dissected piece by piece into intelligently written manic rants. His seamless rapid fire style has developed a loyal following across the country. He has spent most of the last two decades keeping a constant road schedule honing his craft and creating a truly memorable, relevant, and constantly evolving live experience.
He continues to get rave reviews in every city he comes to. Here’s a sneak peak!
Alongside Auggie this week is a steller comedian from right here in Indy, Jeff Oskay. Jeff is not only hilarious on the mic, but he’s also a writer for the Bob and Tom show. Check him out!
You can catch Auggie and Jeff all week at our Broad Ripple location beginning Wednesday July 10 thru Saturday July 13. Snatch up your tickets. They’ll be going fast. Plus, be sure you’re following us on the socials. We’re giving away FREE tickets to his weekday shows and discounting his weekend shows. If you want this special discount, hashtag TeamAug (#teamaug) to us, and we’ll get you hooked into the right show for your schedule! Cheers!