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Angel Burlesque Gets Lucky, A Comedy/Burlesque Double Feature with Special Guest from Los Angeles, Lucky DeLuxe

Angel Burlesque has teamed up with the amazing Lucky DeLuxe to bring Indianapolis a rare and hilarious Thanksgiving double-feature. The Angels will kick it off with their Tease-giving Pageant, sending up a tribute to all things Thanksgiving: food, family, festivities, complicated and troubling historical relationships with indigenous populations, and more food! Then, Lucky DeLuxe will present her award-winning one-woman show, Getting Lucky: A Stand-Up Show From A Lay-Down Lady. “Getting Lucky” is a gut-busting cocktail of standup comedy, storytelling, audience participation games and burlesque stripteasery, all shaken together and served up sweet by America’s Premiere Burlesque Comedian.

Show Information:

Crackers in Broad Ripple
www.angelburlesque.com

Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30 Sneak View, $10, All proceeds benefit the Julian Center

Come see a sneak view of the weekend’s festivities including performances by Angel Burlesque, Lucky DeLuxe and more.

Thursday, November 15, 8:30. Tickets: $5 with college ID, $10-15

Friday, November 16, 8:00 and 10:30, Tickets: $15-20

Saturday, November 17, 8:00 and 10:30, Tickets: $15-20


Bring a canned food or item from the Julian Center’s wish list and receive $2 off your ticket.

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Erin Go Bra – less!

This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re welcoming you to Crackers, Mardis Gras Style!  Join us for a fun night of Burlesque!  Read on to learn how you can win FREE TIX to the show!

What is Angel Burlesque?

Angel Burlesque is Indianapolis’s only professional burlesque company. We present full length, theatrical style shows that showcase singing, dancing, comedy and the classic art of the striptease.

What will I see at Erin Go Bragh…less?


Erin Go Bragh…less is a full length (about 90 minutes), theatrical style show that features singing, dancing, comedy and striptease routines. The show’s theme is a St. Patrick’s Day parade…the best St. Patty’s Day Parade you’ll ever see!

What was burlesque?

Originally burlesque was referred to as the poor man’s theatre and featured comedians, chorus girls, musicians and the striptease artist. In contrast to the snooty theatre of the day, burlesque shows were light hearted, silly and with the daring (ankle and calf revealing) costumes of the chorus girls, sexy. The root of the word burlesque means “to make fun of.” Current events, theatre, and popular literature were all sources of material.

Who were some famous burlesque comedians?

Burlesque was a great training ground for comedians. Some you may have heard of include: Abbott and Costello, Jimmy Durante and Bert Lahr (a burlesque comedian long before he donned the mane of the Cowardly Lion).

Who were some famous burlesque striptease artists?

Gypsy Rose Lee (who’s life story was put onstage in the musical, Gypsy), Georgia Sothern, Lili St. Cyr, Ann Corio and Sally Rand; just to name a very few of the many gorgeous women of burlesque.

Check out some of these videos below, and head over to our Facebook page and enter our contest for tickets to see Thursday night’s show!  Enter your favorite burlesque-inspired photo for a chance to win!

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We’ve got the Hollywood Dish…

from Christina Pazsitzky, Keeping Hollywood Classy

“Hallelujah! Two and a Half Men is Finally Cancelled.

As a Los Angeles native, I’ve grown up around the rich, the famous and the drug-addled mentally ill that make up Hollywood. My therapist believes that the majority of celebrities have a personality disorder of some kind, most likely narcissism.  And yes, those of us who perform for a living have some degree of insanity (myself included…did I mention I’m in therapy?). But what the hell is happening with Charlie Sheen? I’ve been watching him for a while now wondering how long it takes for a huge star to asshole his way out of show business.  Turns out, it takes beating up a few hookers in a hotel room (allegedly), going in and out of rehab a baker’s dozen times and trashing talking execs.  At one point, he had a sober living coach. Too bad he doesn’t have a “stop being a fucktard coach”. Finally, this guy got fired. If Sheen was Charlie the cab driver, he’d have been unemployed ages ago.

On a human level, what is going on here? It always amazes me how someone with all the money and fame in the world can be such a colossal waste of human garbage. There are people in this country struggling to pay mortgages and put food on the table and this spoiled actor can’t pull it together to say a few lines of dialogue once a week and MAKE MILLIONS doing it? It makes me angry enough to beat the shit out of Denise Richards – allegedly.  My favorite TV doctor, Drew Pinsky has some insight into all of this mess. Finally someone has the balls to come and say that a huge star is likely mentally ill. He said that Sheen is possibly Manic Depressive and “it’s getting scary guys, so hold on tight.” I love it.  That clip can be seen here:

There’s no shame in being mentally ill.  Hell, I’ve got a few family members that are certifiable. But Hollywood is terrified of admitting that a major star may be chemically imbalanced.  The whole juggernaut functions on the premise that celebrities are above us and worthy of admiration. I often think of Marilyn Monroe, the hugest icon of Hollywood.  Did you know it’s rumored that she had approximately 13 abortions? Abandoned by her mentally ill mother at the age of 2, Marilyn was raised in various orphanages and foster homes. She inherited her mother’s mental illness and eventually cultivated a nasty pill habit.  I know that’s a major boner killer, but it’s interesting to think about.  Whenever I get angry about douchebag actors ruining what seems to me to be a perfectly good life, I remember they’re likely batshit crazy. And no amount of money can help you if you refuse to stop the craziness. I wish Charlie Sheen the best and hope he welcomes the help he apparently needs. In the meantime, I will buckle up and enjoy the crazy train ride! WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!”

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Warm up at Crackers!

This weather has us stuck inside!  So we’re gettin’ crafty…

As you know, the infamous Etta May is performing in Broad Ripple this week!  Take this opportunity being stuck indoors today to create an Etta May -inspired outfit, take a picture, and post it to our facebook page!  Then, wear your new outfit out this week as Etta May performs Wednesday through Saturday at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple!  Remember, Wednesday night is ladies night, and Thursday night is College ID night!  Get your tickets online now!

Etta May will pick the BEST-DRESSED picture and the winner will get a pair of tix to see Etta May on Friday night!

Happy Layering!

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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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Get to know Greg Warren – one of our New Years Eve headliners!

Greg Warren is one of my dearest friends and during a recent convo with him I realized he’s looking forward to his NYE here as much as I am!

Now living in St. Louis, Greg will be performing in Broad Ripple this week, alongside one his comedy “besties” Jeremy Essig!   I know Greg has a lot of fans here in Indy, so here’s the scoop on Greg:

Where can you stalk him?

It’s only guaranteed that Greg will go 2 places (besides Crackers, of course), and that’s the Cheesecake Factory, and Starbucks.  We’ve all tried to convert Greg to a “locavore”, but when he’s in town he just can’t get enough of the Cheesecake Factory.

What’s he working on?

New material, of course!  He’ll be trying out some at this week’s shows!

What can YOU expect?

You can expect the unexpected.  Every Greg Warren show is a surpise – one of his (and mine!) favorite show memories is ending the show with a round of Karaoke…

So come out and add your hyjinx to the mix this New Year’s Eve!  Call us now for a reservation at 317-255-4211

<3, RA

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We’ve got your Christmas, right here…

{If you’re still looking for the PERFECT gift, even last-minute, you’ll find what you need at Crackers Comedy Club!  Give the gift of laughter with our gift certificates!}

If bad weather cancels your travel plans – or, you didn’t have any to begin with – spend a night with Crackers Comedy Club this week!  Crackers is open this Wednesday and Thursday for a special Holiday show with legendary “show-biz man”, Matt Holt!  Matt Clemens, Brent Terhune, and Cam O’Connel are his guests as they launch you into your Christmas weekend the best way they know how….well, we’ll see if they know how or not…

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See Jon Roy or John Evans for Free tonight!

We know you don’t have plans for tonight (really, you’re watching the Colts game?…) so come enjoy some hilarity for free!

If you bring in 2 boxes of dry pasta tonight, you’re in for FREE!  We’re collecting donations for Second Helpings for the Holidays – so please help us by donating at least 2 boxes of pasta – fusilli, spaghetti, linguini, penne, bowtie, rainbow macaroni – anything goes!

Tonight in Broad Ripple you can see John Evans!  John is a regular on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and headlines comedy clubs all over the country.  John has opened for such comedy legends as George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Dave Chapelle, and Gary Shandling.

And, performing downtown tonight, is Jon Roy!  Jon has appeared in the prestigious 2004 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as a square on “Hollywood Squares,” and on HBO, and on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.

Two great comics – choose either location!  Just bring in the pasta, and get in free!

(2-drink minimum still applies in the showroom.  Don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!)

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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.

(sorry, a little old clip!)

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:
http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/watch/TheStrawThatBrokeTheCamelsBack

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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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Free Hugs!

Dear Cracker’s Comedy Fans,

This is Pete Lee, from Television.  I wanted to see if you would like to hang out with me this week at Cracker’s in Broadripple?  I really want to see you, so as an added incentive to come to my show, I have attached a “Free Hug” coupon below.  Simply print it out, present it to me after the show, and I will hug the living crap out of you.  To make sure that your free hug is of the utmost quality, I have been doing a combination of working out and eating cake.  So, each hug that I give will be both strong and soft, like you are getting squeezed by a really fit Santa.  Don’t miss out on this chance to see my hilarious show and to get a free hug from me.  It will be an absolute snuggle storm!  See you this week!

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