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Who’s Got The Best Fake College ID? CONTEST

faber_college_eric_stratton_id_cardWe like funny stuff here at Crackers Comedy, so we’ve decided to run a monthly contest starting of course, on April Fools!

If you don’t know this already, Thursday nights are always college night! Which means if you RSVP online and show up with your college ID, it’s only $5 to get in. EVERY THURSDAY. And the coolest thing, is we don’t care WHOSE college ID it is. Hell, you can make one up. And we encourage it.

So, we’re going to take a photo of you and your college ID on Thursdays when you come in so we can start a collage of the most insane and ridiculous college IDs we can find. They will be on display for everyone to see. *If you’d like to participate for the monthly prize.

We will pick out our favorite at the end of the month, and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to spend at Crackers Comedy Clubs.

Let’s get creative!!!

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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.

Get your tickets here!

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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.

Get your tickets to catch him while he’s here!

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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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Jim Gaffigan Book Signing

Jim Gaffigan fans, look out! On Thursday, June 13, popular stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, Jim Gaffigan, will be at the Barnes & Noble in Carmel (14709 US 31 North, Carmel, IN 46032) at 12 Noon for a book signing of his hilarious observations on fatherhood…revealing the joys and horrors of raising five young children – and how to cope when you’re being outnumbered in your own home.

Parents unite! And even if you’re not a parent, this book will crack you up. So, swing by and get your copy of DAD IS FAT and have Gaffigan sign it. PLUS, we’ll be there, and we also just happen to be giving away two tickets to the Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour for Sunday’s show. No matter which way you look at it, it’s a win!

See you tomorrow @ Noon at Barnes & Noble Carmel.

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Rebecca Corry: June 12-15 in Broad Ripple

The world is full of funny and passionate people. Rebecca Corry is one of them. Rebecca says she understood funny, “when I came out of my mother’s womb thinking… what is this? Some kind of joke?” She was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington…or as she likes to call it, “the El Camino-driving, hot dog water loving, one-toothed pregnant teen capital of the world.” Rebecca lived in Chicago for nine years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance and Center Theater.

As a major advocate for Pit Bull nonprofits around the globe, Rebecca has taken her passion for comedy and raised thousands of dollars for organizations dedicated to education and rescue of this breed of dog, which is something she’s extremely proud of. Comedy and nonprofits: Rebecca is making a difference in this world.

Learn more about Rebecca Corry here and get your tickets to her show. It’s going to be nonstop laughter. We promise!

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Remember that time…

Paul Mecurio: Life After Santa

Yes, we know that one awful, horrible Christmas/Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa has been haunting you.  It’s time to vent.  And instead of paying US for this therapy session, we’ll pay YOU – in the form of free tickets to see Paul Mecurio this week at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple!

Just tell us/show us your worst Xmas/Holiday ever!  Got a video? Great!  Snapped a pic?  Excellent!  Just want to tell us the story?  OK.  Just post here below, and make sure to include your:
1. Name
2. Phone #
3. email address
4. Story/Picture/Video of the worst Holiday you’ve had!

Paul himself will revel in laughing at you, but then he’ll pick the winner(s)!

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Homegrown Talent (or…Loco Locals!)

We’re definitely aware of the side-splittingly funny local comics we have right here in Indianapolis.  They reside in our little communities, like Broad Ripple, Fountain Square, and the notorious West Side, and more and every week they get up on stage and represent.  But we got to thinking, maybe YOU don’t know that!

You’ve read about comedian Jeff Oskay last week in NUVO Newsweekly and came out to see him perform in Broad Ripple.

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But it doesn’t stop there!

You can catch great local comics like Jeff every week at Crackers!  Starting with Open Mic Night on Tuesday nights!  You’ll see veterans like Marques Bunn and Matt Holt, as well as rookies; plus some great regional talent, and often a big name surprise or two!

Marques Bunn:

Matt Holt:
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Matt Clemens:

Deaf Comedian Extraordinaire Dave Showers:

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The incredible edible podcaster Brent Terhune:

The best part?  You can see Open Mic night FREE – just CLICK HERE for a super coupon!   And while you may be Black Friday’d out and recovering from Cyber Monday, you’re not done shopping YET!  Don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL – and the best way to do that?  Give the gift of comedy!  That’s right, purchase Crackers Comedy Club gift certificates for your friends, family, and co-workers this Christmas!  They’ll laugh WITH you, not AT you.  Visit one of our clubs or call 317-255-4211.

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The >>Tim Wilson<< Challenge!

Think you’re as funny as Tim Wilson — or funnier?  This is your chance to put up your comedy dukes while helping Tim out at the same time!

Tim’s performing at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple this week, and he’d like your help creating a song just for the Indianapolis audience!  You could win 4 tickets to his show on Saturday night!  Here’s how:

Submit your “People, Places or Things” to us here at our blog, or on our Facebook, and Tim will take your suggestions and mash them all together (or throw out really bad ones) to create a song which he’ll reveal at Saturday night’s shows!  This is your chance to be a part of epic comedic history (or, rather, current events)!  So reply here, or hop over to our Facebook page and tell Tim “Who”, “What”, or “Where” he should write about!

{examples:  babies, grocery store, mudslide, karaoke, speed dating, your mom, etc.}

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