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Crackers Downtown Presents Jeremy Essig and Michael Paramore

The fantastic comedy of Jeremy Essig and Michael Paramore will be all over our Downtown Stage from Wednesday July 17 through Saturday July 20.

Jeremy Essig is the former bass player and guitarist for late-90’s (way) underground bands Box of Rocks and The Flaming Moes.

To many, however, Jeremy is best known as a stand-up comedian and writer. His comedy, described in NUVO magazine as “Intelligent Cynicism,” walks the line between “smart” comedy and mindless indulgence. In a matter of minutes, Essig can move seamlessly between current events and kitchen appliances, weaving the two together with a nod to his love of pop culture.

Essig has released three comedy albums that have appeared on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio as well as on his own Pandora Channel. He has also appeared more than fifteen times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show as well as multiple times on National Public Radio.

An accomplished writer, Essig has also had pieces appear in the Columbia Missourian, Riverfront Times and Louisville’s Leo. A graduate of Wake Forest University and Ohio native, Essig moved to St. Louis in 2004 where he became a fixture in the city’s thriving comedy scene.

St. Louis Magazine dubbed him a “comic to watch” and KDHX’s “Slip of the Disc” radio show featured his segment “Six Degrees of Tommy Stinson,” a celebration of Essig’s love of music and trivia.

Comedian Mike Paramore has been cracking jokes since grade school. But he’s come a long way since his class clown days in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. Having started in the church and gaining experience working through the Mid-West amateur comedy circuit since 2007, Mike has performed and competed in various venues; including being runner up in the Columbus FunnyBone ‘Funniest Person in Columbus’ 2007 contests, a finalist in the Go Bananas competition and named Mountain Dew comedian of the week in 2008.

Being a former featured comic for Time Warner Cable OnDemand, Mike was bitten by the action bug as an actor of the annual play ‘Hell Bound’. Using that natural style comedy afforded Mike the opportunity to opening for Comedians like Earthquake, Conon writer Deon Cole, Damon Williams, and Comedy Central’s Kyle Grooms and Steve Byrne.

In addition to performing at the 2010 Stellar Awards Mike was also a part of the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago. As Senior Artistic Director of Good Jokes Live! Comedy & Improv – a complete show featuring a stable of comedian, improv and sketch comedy, since 2007; Mike also is currently expanding the sources of laughter through working as Comedic Director for vesselvibemag.com – an online urban Christian culture and lifestyle publication.

This week is going to be great. Snatch up your tickets here.

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Al Jackson

Crackers Downtown Presents Al Jackson

Crackers Downtown is very happy to present Al Jackson this week from Wednesday July 10 – Saturday July 13 with special guest and Indy’s own, Jeff Bodart.

Al Jackson’s impressive resume could have you reeling. It does us, but rather than name drop all of his impressive appearances, such as Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson, Host of “Officially Amazing” on BBC, Writer/Guest on “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”, The “John Oliver Show”, “Insane or Inspired” on SYFY, E! Network “50 Super Epic TV Moments”, E! Network “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops”, MTV’s “MADE”, Showtime’s LOL Comedy Festival, Last Comic Standing Season 4, Last Comic Standing Season 6, Comedy Central’s “Fresh Faces of Comedy”… and more.. I think you get the drift… Watch him here:

Al won’t be the only one cracking us up this week. Since starting stand up in 2001, Jeff Bodart has been making a name for himself performing in comedy clubs across the country. He has appeared multiple times on the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bob & Tom Show. You may have seen Jeff on the Comcast Cable network as well as The WB.

Jeff’s style is so relatable you will feel you know him. Being the youngest in his family has prepared him for a life of comedy. His animated and goofy demeanor combined with edgy quips covering his dating life, working out, his favorite food of cheese sticks, and the fact that he could never be on “Survivor” makes for some great laughs for anyone watching his show.

Jeff has been fortunate to be able to bring is comedy stylings to the comedy festivals: The World Series of Comedy, Laugh Your Asheville Off and was also invited to perform at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. Check him out.

This show is going to be so great. Call (317) 631-3536 for tickets!

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Crackers DT Welcomes Jesse Joyce and Patrick Keane

In the spirit of keeping things…well…awesome, comedian Jesse Joyce will be headlining Crackers Comedy Downtown Indy along with feature comedian, Patrick Keane.

Okay, so… Jesse Joyce started his comedy career in Pittsburgh in 1998. In 2001 he made the move to New York City and has been earning a reputation as a rising star on the comedy scene with performances loved by crowds around the world, and a writing style admired and respected by comedians at every level. Spawned from a family of lawyers, professional jugglers, an army ranger and a circus clown, Joyce developed his own unique brand of comic charisma which he brings to the standup comedy stage entwining distinctively intelligent material and high energy performance.

In television, Joyce has made appearances on the Date Night for AMC, Comedy Central’s inaugural season of Live at Gotham, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s “Pass The Mic,” Stand-Up 360 with Caroline Rhea and Gotham Comedy Live on the AXS network. In 2010 he was a top 20 Semi-Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Currently, Joyce can be seen regularly on History Channel’s I Love the 1880′s and RedEye with Greg Gutfield on the Fox News Network where he brings his acerbic wit to bear on the events of the day. There’s more, but that shit is too long so read about more Jesse here! But better yet, watch him.

Amazing, right? We thought so. But wait! There’s more. Patrick Keane: Originally from the Midwest, raised in Orange County, college in Montana and a three year stint in Asia make Patrick Keane a comedian with a background. Why college in Montana? Football scholarship.
Why Asia? To get away from football.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Patrick has appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live At Gotham’, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the Bob and Tom show, Comics Unleashed, the Montreal Comedy Festival and is a regular at the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood. He was also a cast member on My TV Network’s “Tony Rock Project”. (the white guy).

When not headlining himself, Patrick is the opening act for comedians such as: Nick Swardson, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollok, Bobby Lee, Henry Phillips, Eddie Gossling and Bil Dwyer. While at home in Los Angeles he studies at the UCB theatre and Lesley Kahn institute. Asked what the key is to comedy, this writer/actor/comedian says, “I try not to be funny and it usually works.” Learn more about Patrick here.

Get tickets to see Jesse and Patrick downtown. Don’t forget that Wednesday is ladies night and Thursday is College ID night (and we don’t care who’s ID you use).

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