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Crackers Broad Ripple Presents Auggie Smith and Jeff Oskay

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!

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Pete Lee

Crackers Presents Pete Lee

Summer is a time for comedy and so far, it’s been fantastic and is only getting better. This week, Crackers Broad Ripple welcomes Pete Lee to Indianapolis.

Hailing from New York but raised in Wisconsin, Lee made it television debut in 2005 on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. There is much much more… Lee is so freaking funny, we’ll let the video below speak for us.

Okay, now that you’ve had a good laugh, if you’re on Twitter, you should follow Pete @peteleetweets and fan him on Facebook. You can also learn more about Pete’s history on his website.

Pete will be performing Wednesday thru Saturday in Brip. We suggest you gather a group and get out. Snatch up your tickets here!

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Roy Wood Jr Coming To Indy

If you’ve been following our blog, our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed, you’ve seen we’ve been featuring all of our friends from Sullivan & Son. Sure, we love that show and would cover them at some point in time, but this week is special, as we’re nearing their Father’s Day performance at the Crackers in Broad Ripple. And the last but not least feature of these four incredible comedians is Roy Wood Jr. Check him out!

Here’s a little bio we stole from Roy’s website.

Though he can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom ‘Sullivan & Son’ Roy’s journey did not start there. Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of 12 comics to watch in 2009, Roy has been featured on the new season of CBS’ THE LATE SHOW w/ David Letterman, HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM, TV One’s ‘The Funny Spot w/ Tony Rock’, BBC’s THE WORLD STANDS UP- LONDON, CBS’ LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s BOB & TOM COMEDY TOUR. He’s also showcased at the prestigious MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL and is a regular guest on the E! Network’s ‘CHELSEA LATELY’.

Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Roy’s creative writing and dedicated work ethic has since earned him the right to perform his comedy in front of millions of people coast to coast.

We’re excited to have Roy Wood Jr’s talent gracing our stage alongside fellow friends and coworkers Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, and Ahmed Ahmed. Get your tickets here!

See you Sunday. Cheers

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