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Last Comic Standing Contest

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We are so excited to have comedy back on prime time television TONIGHT as the premiere episode of Last Comic Standing airs for the first time in four years! So, to celebrate, we’ve got a fun little contest! First off, go here to see a list of the MANY comics you’ve seen right here on our stage that will be performing. Follow them on Twitter, encourage them, love them! Fill out the form, hit us up on Twitter tagging your favorite comics, hashtag us #CrackersComedy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and you’ll win free tickets to one of our shows! (This excludes special events.)

We love our comics and know how to pick them. Anytime you need to add a little (actually, A LOT) of laughter to your day, you know the place to come is Crackers in Broad Ripple or downtown. We’re your premiere Indianapolis Comedy Club!

Last Comic Standing will air every Thursday at NBC at 9pm (EST). Be sure to set your DVRs if you can’t watch it live!

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Win A Date NIGHT June 7

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Howdy folks! Welcome to the second edition of “Win A Date” night brought to you by us, The Vogue Theatre, and Naked Tchopstix! For your chance to win this rockin package, all you have to do is let us know in the comment section of this blog, why you think YOU should win. The best story as voted on by the three of our businesses will win!

The June schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 7, 2014

Dinner at Naked Tchopstix - $50 value

Dave Landau at Crackers at 8pm – $30 value

The Old 97′s at The Vogue – directly after Crackers (PS, they were the band featured in the Vince Vaughn / Jennifer Aniston’s film “Break Up”) – $40 value

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 4th.

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Welcomes Quinn Dahle

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown presents the HILARIOUS Quinn Dahle from Wed Feb 5 – Sat Feb 8! Also, don’t forget that our downtown weekend hours have changed THIS week. Friday and Saturday shows are now 7:45 and 10Pm.

With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams.

Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy. He tours from coast to coast and has even entertained our troops as far away as Japan. Quinn’s comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous.

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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.

Grab your friends and get out and see some awesome! Get your tickets here!

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2014 Crackers Comedy Changes

Hey there everyone! Thanks for coming by our blog. We have a couple of changes we’d like to announce:

Age Change

We are now accepting 17 year-olds into our shows. If you’re 17, you’re now welcome to come see your favorite comedians. That’s pretty exciting.

Downtown Club WEEKEND Hours

Our downtown club hours on the weekends beginning the week of FEB 3 are now 7:45pm and 10pm. From here on out.

Thank you so much for making Crackers Comedy Clubs the best comedy venue in Indianapolis over the last 30 years!

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Welcomes Byron Bowers

Crackers Comedy Club downtown is super excited to bring you comedian, Byron Bowers, from Wed Jan 29 – Sat Feb 1.

Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, and The Nerdist Theater.

He won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy and the Ultimate Laff-Down XVI Competitions, and was a Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist.

He has appeared on the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, Comcast TV, and Comedy Central. His debut stand-up appearance was this fall on Comedy Central’s series “Adam Devine’s House Party” and on the reboot of BET’s “Comic View”.

Byron was also featured as New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival last year. Most recently, Byron toured with Dave Chappelle and the Eric Andre Show Live.

Get out to see him! It’s going to be a great show! Check him out!

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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Welcomes Dan Davidson

Crackers in Broad Ripple is thrilled to have comedian, Dan Davidson, joining us the last weekend on January from Wed January 29 – Sat February 1.

Recognized as one of the top comedians by comedy clubs across the country and hailed by critics as one of the sharpest and wittiest live performers in the business. Davidson’s material is packed with provocative witticisms and edgy undertones. He hits the stage with an instant likability and draws the audience in with his charm. He has the rare ability to put people at ease while interacting with an audience resulting in the Chicago Sun-Times to say “quick with the audience, …everybody laughed”. His confidence inspired the Indianapolis Star to say “A natural, …sexy”.

Dan Davidson recently had the pleasure of performing for the troops based in the Middle East on the Red, White and a little Bluer tour. He has appeared on Comedy Central – Short Attention Span Theater, Fox – A Night of Comedy. He has been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated The Bob and Tom Show and his material has been aired on satellite radio. Davidson has worked with a wide range of performers such as David Alan Grier, Brett Butler, Bobby Slayton, Kevin Pollack, Bryan Callen and opened for musical acts such as The Counting Crows and The Wallflowers.

Davidson has sharpened his comedic timing and live performances through his 4,000 plus shows which keeps him in high demand.

He is a regular at The Improvs, Funny Bones, Catch A Rising Stars, Zanies and many other independent comedy clubs. He has made numerous appearances for charities, festivals, casinos and corporate groups.

Dan Davidson is a talent to be reckoned with. In a relatively short time Dan has become a comedy club favorite across the country. Since his humor wasn’t welcome at Purdue University, Dan decided to make his observational sarcasm work in his favor. This shy boy mustered up the nerve to hit an open mic night at the local comedy club and his talent didn’t go unnoticed. Shortly thereafter, Dan won the regional Johnny Walker comedy competition and was doing stand-up full time. His midwestern likeabliliy matched with his biting improvisational skills put him on the comedy world map. Don’t mess with Double D. He has also acted in several national commercials. His compact disc has been played on satellite radio. He has also written humorous articles in nationally magazines. Check him out!

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Presents Daniel Sloss

Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is excited to present Daniel Sloss from Wednesday 12/11 – Saturday 12/14.

Scotland’s half-man-half-Xbox, hormone-ridden comic prodigy is currently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy. He started doing stand-up aged 16 and appeared on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’; ‘8/10 Cats’; ‘Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks’; ‘Rob Brydon Show’; ‘Comic Relief’s ‘Mock the Week’; ‘Paul O’Grady Show’ as well as starring in his own BBC show ‘The Adventures of Daniel’ and selling out three Fringe seasons in 2008-2010 – all before he started to shave. His October 2009 debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End and he has performed in Europe, Australia and South East Asia. Winner 2011’s Scottish Variety Award – Best New Comedian.

Catch Daniel’s new show THE JOKER in Edinburgh this August (www.assemblyfestival.com) and on his 50 date UK national tour this autumn! (with fabulous support act Kai Humphries) www.livenation.co.uk

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Crackers Comedy Club Downtown Presents Dave Landau

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver.

Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would find tears. Dave find jokes everywhere; with his own foibles and faults, to his family, to pop culture and the state of the world today.

Cutting his comedic teeth as a teenager in Detroit in the Second City’s Conservatory, Dave Landau has risen to become one of the most in-demand headliners working today. He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” as well as being featured prominently on two consecutive seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He’s become a regular on the nationally-syndicated “Bob & Tom” radio show, and was honored as one of the top 21 club comics of today at HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

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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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