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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 Club Downtown Present Basile

Crackers Comedy Clubs Downtown is excited to present Basile from Wed Feb 12 – Sat Feb 15.

Perhaps one of the most diverse entertainers in the world today, Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Basile’s unique blend of material, improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the entertainment industry today.

Basile’s diversity in entertainment continues as he stars in his critically acclaimed series, “Growing Up Greek in America.” This series is spoken in Greek and English and to date has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is distributed worldwide.

Basile’s voices and characters have been heard on Armed Forces Radio, Television, syndicated radio in North America, and on XM Satellite Radio. Basile has over 100 television appearances throughout the world, including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and the Jay Leno Show on NBC to name a few. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese Anime series.

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Present Dan Cummins

In the last five years, Dan Cummins has released two critically and commercially successful CDs on Warner Brothers Records, Revenge is Near, and Crazy with Capital F, both debuting in the top 10 of the Billboard Comedy Charts, and both making numerous year end top 10 lists, including Itunes Rewind’s Best Comedy CDs of 2010.

He’s also toured relentlessly, bringing his jokes to over 200 colleges, clubs, theaters, and the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, including two trips to the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition to headlining live shows from Maine to Alaska, Dan’s also made numerous televised stand-up appearances, including performances on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and numerous Comedy Central programs, including both a half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins, and an hour-long comedy special, Crazy with a Capital F. One of the most prolific writers on the national scene, Dan continues to craft new jokes and stories, and bring them to countless audiences in his quest to build a fan base large enough to pack clubs and theaters in whatever town he chooses to travel to, just to hear whatever he has to say. So do yourself a favor, and start listening.

“Revenge is Near announces the presence of a distinct voice in comedy. That’s not an easy thing to do right of the gate, but it’s the reason Cummins’ belongs alongside the other comics on this list.” – Patrick Bromley, from About.com’s “The Best Debut Comedy Albums of 2009″

“We love Dan Cummins, plain and simple. Crazy with a Capital F (is) another smart, endearing, and sarcastic soaked set.” – Punchline Magazine.com’s “The 10 Must Have Stand-up DVDs from 2010″

“Cummins’ comedy runs more on bizarre than classical, more on oddity than traditional comedy. And thank goodness for that — good comedy thrives on the new, on the fresh. Too many comedians, after all, articulate what “everybody else is thinking.” Cummins says what nobody else but him is thinking.” – The Inlander’s review of Crazy with a Capital F, by Daniel Walters

“Here’s why we dig Dan Cummins: We’ve seen a table full of Blue-Collar-Comedy fans elbow to elbow with college-aged hipsters and all of them were doubled over in laughter at the same Cummins bit. That’s not always easy to do. The fact is, Cummins smartly writes to a broad audience, but his own intelligence and cleverness never gets lost in the mix. As a result, comedy nerds can still geek out on subject matter or how a phrase is turned. Top it all off with a giant dollop of unassuming likability. We say it’s a win.” – Lastgascomedy.com

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