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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Presents David Alan Grier

Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is excited to present David Alan Grier from Thursday Feb 13 – Saturday Feb 15. This is a special event, so, we’re not taking discounted tickets. However, we will be having some giveaway contests so be sure you’re following us on the social medias.

Theater, television and film dot David Alan Grier’s past, and his ability to excel in all three mediums is a testament to the man’s inherent sense of comic timing. In October 2009, Grier released his book (co-written by Alan Eisenstock) “Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth,” in which the comedian discusses politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story.

Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in “The First,” for which he earned a Tony nomination in 1981. He then joined the cast of “Dreamgirls,” and later went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in “A Soldier’s Play,” with both actors continuing their roles in the film version, “A Soldier’s Story.”

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principle cast member on “In Living Color,” where he helped create some of the show’s most memorable characters, and as a co-star on Bonnie Hunt’s hit ABC comedy, “Life With Bonnie.”

Recently, David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called “Chocolate News,” and finished up a run on “Dancing With The Stars.” Grier didn’t hang up his dance shoes either – he was featured in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie “Dance Flick”. In addition, Grier has gained recognition for his other feature film roles, including “Boomerang,” “Jumanji,” “Return To Me” and “Streamers.” For the latter, Grier picked up a Golden Lion Award for “Best Actor” at the Venice Film Festival.

He can also be seen in “Bewitched” with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, “Tiptoes” with Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman and Kate Beckinsale, and “The Woodsman” with Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def and Eve. Grier was born in Detroit, MI, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple Welcomes Tracey MacDonald

Crackers Comedy in Ripple is THRILLED to have Tracey MacDonald joining us from Wed Feb 5 – Sat Feb 8.

After already conquering the comedy landscape in Canada, Tracey exploded onto the American Comedy Scene after recording unprecedented voter support on CBS’S NEW Star Search with host Arsenio Hall. She was the first Comedian to not only win the finals, but she beat out the winners from previous seasons. Tracey was awarded a two year Development Deal with CBS and the grand prize of two hundred thousand dollars.

Tracey is based in Los Angeles and perfoms at the Comedy and Magic Club, The Ice House and the Hollywood Improv. Tracey is an international headliner and has recently been heard on Bob and Tom Radio (millions of listeners)and has appeared on Comedy TV, Gossip Queens,Comics Unleashed,CBS Early Show and the Hollywood E! Network Celebrity Slimdowns.

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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 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 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 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 Broad Ripple Presents Brad Williams

Crackers Broad Ripple is stoked to have Brad Williams joining us this week from Wed-Sat Oct 9 through Oct 12. Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Brad is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world because soldiers think dwarfs are funny too.

Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

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Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple Presents Josh Sneed

Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple is stoked to bring you comedian Josh Sneed this week from Wednesday Aug 28 – Saturday Aug 31.

Josh Sneed is quickly making his mark as one of the top young comics in the business, and for the purpose of this bio, has become skilled in the art of writing in the third person. After quitting a comfy day job working for Procter & Gamble, he’s made excellent strides in following his passion for making people laugh.

He’s opened for such acts as Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, and Lewis Black. In 2008, Josh finished 2nd out of 100 of Comedy Central’s top comedians in the Annual Stand-up Showdown, earning him a deal to record a new album on Comedy Central Records. That album was released on Sept. 30, 2008 and was given rave reviews. iTunes selected it as one of the Top 10 comedy albums released last year.

In 2006, Josh filmed a 30-minute special, “Comedy Central Presents: Josh Sneed” that debuted in March 2007 and is currently re-airing. In November of 2006, Josh placed 6th in the Sierra Mist/MySpace Stand-up or Sit Down Challenge out of over 2,000 entrants. Finishing high in competitions is nothing new to Josh. In 4th grade he earned a blue ribbon for throwing a softball through a tire. In 2004, he performed at the Just For Laugh’s Montreal Comedy Festival in the “New Faces of Comedy” group, one of the highest honors that a comedian at his level can achieve. In 2007, Josh was chosen by Comedy Central to perform in the inaugural South Beach Comedy Festival, and garnered praise from Punchline Magazine for his performance at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Josh has also be seen performing in large venue theaters across the country as an opening act for the various members of “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour”, and has made several appearances on the nationally syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show”.

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Scott Long’s Comedy Booty Camp

Think you have what it takes to be a funnier writer or performer? This booty camp is for YOU! Join the hilarious Scott Long for an afternoon of his Comedy Booty Camp on Saturday, August 17 at Crackers Comedy Club (Broad Ripple) from 3pm-6pm. It’s $40 (and it includes soda, snacks, and a ticket later that night for Scott’s headlining set.)

Scott has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, the Bob and Tom Show, and ESPN radio, plus he’s appeared at most of the top comedy clubs in the country. This three hour seminar will cover both creating comedy and performing it. Of course, Scott doesn’t guarantee you will be a touring comedian after his course, but he does promise you will achieve major gains in your writing and speaking skills.

This three hour seminar will teach you the stand-up techniques Scott has mastered over the past two decades. Having written the Emmy-nominated NFL on Fox sketches for the past decade and produced material for his popular and widely-read blogs, Scott will use his experience to help you unlock the keys to writing funnier material. A bonus segment will include tips on how the best use social media to raise your profile. Get signed up ASAP if you’re interested in taking your career to the next level.

Learn more at www.scottlongclass.wordpress.com.

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