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.
Crackers Comedy Downtown is thrilled to present comedian Drew Thomas from Wednesday October 2 – Saturday October 5 along with comedian Brad Tassell.
The comic stylings of Drew Thomas are a hilarious portrayal of comedic storytelling. He draws his audience in with his accounts of relationship follies and keen retorts on everyday life and current affairs. Drew’s insight on comedy leaves you with a sense of intimacy that makes women want his number; guys want to grab a beer with him and everyone laughing all night. His warm and inviting personality puts you at ease and makes you comfortable instantly; you are immediately drawn into his world as he takes you on a comedic roller coaster ride. Drew’s quick wit and smooth delivery are the perfect combination for laughing out loud.
Drew was born in Jamaica, raised in the Bronx, NY and is currently living in Atlanta. He’s been honing his craft at some of Atlanta’s top comedy spots: The Punchline, Twisted Taco, Star Bar, and Funny Farm. He has left many nights as the only comedian to blow up the stage and receive continuous standing ovations.
He is currently the Host of Phat Comedy Tuesdays @ Twisted Taco where he is the main attraction. He has featured and headlined at numerous comedy clubs, colleges and universities and special engagements. Some of the people Drew has graced the stage with, include Ron White, Jake Johansen, Don DC Curry, D.L. Hughley, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Jon Reep, Bobby Slayton, Shaun Jones, Aries Spears, Bill Bellamy, Corey Zoo Miller and Craig Robinson. You definitely want to catch this guy’s show; insiders say he’s one to watch. The best way to describe Drew’s act, well he’s just a natural.
Join your favorite comedy club downtown as we bring the amazing John Evans in to entertain you, alongside John Crist and Matt Bachus from Wednesday September 25 – Saturday September 28.
John has taken the comedy world by storm and has entertained audiences all over the world. His intelligent brand of likable sarcasm is both off-beat and hilarious.
He was invited to the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival’s “New Faces” show in 2002 and began to headline comedy clubs across the United States; an appearance on Comedy Central’s ‘Live At Gotham’ followed.
In 2006 and 2007, Evans appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and he is a regular on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. After a move to Los Angeles, John had the unique pleasure of opening up for his comedy idol George Carlin, and he has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, and Jeff Dunham, and Mitch Hedberg.
Downtown Indianapolis, we have a treat for you! Don’t miss Godfrey this week from Wednesday September 18 – Saturday September 21 alongside Matt Holt and Matt Bachus.
Godfrey’s one-hour special “Black by Accident” is available on DVD. Bernie Mac once told Godfrey, “You’re versatile and that’s going to go a long way.”
Upon arrival in New York, Godfrey’s first job was as a warm-up comedian for “The Cosby Show” on CBS. After a few years as a working comedian in New York, Godfrey landed several high profile projects. Ben Stiller cast him to play himself in “Zoolander” — a performance that has since achieved cult status. Godfrey’s other film roles include “Johnson Family Vacation,” “The Cook Out” with Queen Latifah, “Phat Girlz” starring Oscar Award-winning comedienne Mo’Nique and “Soul Plane” alongside Snoop Dogg. Godfrey is perhaps best known for his role as the “7UP Guy” in the popular 7UP national campaign which lasted two years and included Super Bowl commercials.
His television work includes BET’s “ComicView,” Bravo’s “The It Factor,” host of “MTV Spring Break,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and his own 30-minute “Comedy Central Presents” special. In Amsterdam, Godfrey has made repeated TV appearances on “The Comedy Factory” and “Rayman Is Laat.” He also made a guest appearance on NBC’s “30 Rock” and he can be seen regularly as a talking head on VH1. In addition, Godfrey is fresh off filming an episode of the new Louis C.K. series entitled “Louie” on F/X.
Stephen Arthur “Steve” Hytner (born September 28, 1959) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Kenny Bania on the NBC series Seinfeld. He attended Valley Stream Central High School (along with fellow future actors Patricia Charbonneau and Steve Buscemi) in Valley Stream, New York.
Hytner, also appeared as a regular in The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, Hardball, and Working, in several episodes of Roswell, and also in occasional episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Friends, King of Queens, Dharma and Greg, The X-Files, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, That’s So Raven, George Lopez and The Bill Engvall Show. He also appeared in two The Adventures of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command episodes in 2000 as Ty Parsec (Wirewolf and Revenge of The Monsters.)
He has also appeared in the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Herman Spatz. He most recently appeared in Good Luck Charlie as “Marvin” the bellman and in Sonny with a Chance as “Murphy” the troublesome security guard. He is currently in the cast of the HBO series “Hung”, on which he plays a motivational workshop instructor.
He has also appeared in the 2006 comedy film Bachelor Party Vegas and the 1995 horror film The Prophecy.
In 2009, Hytner reprised his role as Kenny Bania on the fictional Seinfeld reunion table read in Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2012, he was the Camp Superior counselor in the comedy film Fred 3: Camp Fred.
Check him out:
Get your tickets to this show as soon as you can. It’s going to sell fast. Be sure to connect with us online for ticket giveaways.
Crackers Comedy Club Downtown is thrilled to have comedian, Dwight Slade joining us from Wednesday September 11 thru Saturday September 14. Also appearing with him are comedians Dan Gill and Matt Clemens. You really don’t want to miss this mesh of awesome.
Part man, part ageless boy, comedian and humorist Dwight Slade has the privilege of being a comedy legend in American stand-up. Last year’s winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, Slade combines an intelligent, raging voice of justice with a sense of unpredictability that makes every show unique and tailor made for his audience.
A favorite with corporate and associations, Slade has performed for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Kraft Foods and BP Petroleum as well as hospitals, fire departments and even a 50th wedding anniversary in Oroville, California! His unique blend of observational humor, family topics and a quick, improvisational wit makes him the perfect choice for event planners all over the US and the international stage.
Slade has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS and E! Entertainments “50 Cutest Child Stars.” He was featured on NBC’s Tonight Show and made 3 appearances at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Internationally he has appeared at Festivals in Glasgow, Scotland; Milan, Italy; and the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent 2 weeks in Afghanistan entertaining US and coalition troops.
A single father with two kids, Dwight Slade is the comedian who has seen it all and relates perfectly to audiences all over the world. Check him out!
Snatch up your tickets straitaway! It’s going to be a great show.
Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple is thrilled to have comedian, Steve Simeone, joining us from Wednesday September 11 thru Saturday September 14. Also appearing with him are comedians Nick Rutherford and Jimmy Roberson. It’s going to be a slamming show!
Steve Simeone grew up in Suburban Philadelphia, the middle of three brothers. He developed his unique high energy style of storytelling around the family dinner table competing for laughs on a nightly basis. Whether in the classroom or at home, Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes got into trouble.
After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland as a member of the National Marketing Honor Society, Steve accepted a job in banking. This was not a good fit and didn’t last long. His brief stint of being a real grown up, gave way to a dream job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now this was way more fun than banking. But those who are destined for the stage, are destined for the stage. After a few Open Mics, came the title of “Funniest Comic in Philly”. Some things are simply meant to be. Celebrity judge Pauly Shore invited Steve to Hollywood and The World Famous Comedy Store. He was now making $25 a night working the door. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes starved.
Steve has spent the last ten years slowly honing the craft of Stand Up Comedy. He is a regular performer at Hollywood’s most prestigious Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory. When he’s not headlining clubs on his own he can be seen on the road with The Playboy Comedy Tour, Pauly Shore, and Andrew Dice Clay. A proud member of “Comics On Duty”, Steve has entertained our troops around the globe on four continents. And yes, Steve has been on television (NBC’s “Spy TV”, on Current TV’s “The Schmoes Know” and TBS’s “Minding The Store”) but as they say, the best is yet to come. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he got to tour with his childhood hero “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Check him out from the last time he was here:
Here is a bit from feature act, Nick Rutherford
Don’t hesitate! Get your tickets today! It’s going to be one stellar show. And ps: Steve Simeone is going to be back here in November performing with the incredible Steve Rannazzisi. Go ahead and get that on your calendar too! Cheers!
Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple is freaking thrilled to bring you Jamie Kennedy from Thursday August 22 – Saturday August 24. If you don’t know about Jaime, he grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the son of a machinist and a paralegal, and the youngest of six children. He spent his formative years the same way as many children: being abused by nuns in Catholic school, tormenting his parents, and avoiding any thought of long-term goals. But when Jamie’s high school guidance counselor informed him that his grades, test scores and personality best suited him to a career of shoeing horses, he decided that the time had come to get serious about the future. He was going to move to Hollywood and become an actor. Honing his skills on the comedy circuit, Jamie landed his big break being cast in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet,’ alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as a punked-out rival to John Leguizamo. His career soon kicked into high gear as he co-starred in his breakthrough performance as Randy Meeks, the video store clerk well-versed in the conventions of scary movies, in Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’ and its follow-up ‘Scream 2.’
Since these early days, Jamie has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. While doing what he does best alongside legendary comics such as Steve Martin in ‘Bowfinger,’ you see a harder side of Jamie Kennedy the actor as a street hustler who attacks Greg Kinnear in the Oscar-nominated ‘As Good As It Gets.’ Across his acting range, he always maintains his crafted ability to add much-needed comedy into dramas, seen in ‘The Three Kings’ with George Clooney, ‘The Boiler Room’ with Vin Diesel, and Tony Scott’s ‘Enemy of the State,’ playing a comedic techie in charge of protecting national security alongside Seth Green with Will Smith and Gene Hackman.
In 2002, Kennedy created his own sketch comedy show ‘The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,’ a television show that can be best described as a combination of Candid Camera meets Saturday Night Live. As a part of the show, he collaborated with Oprah Winfrey on multiple occasions, combining his prank jokes and unwavering wit on her practical joke special. JKX quickly became The WB’s highest-ranking new show, attracting three million viewers each week. Among the wacky characters played by Kennedy, one became across the board an all-time favorite – Brad Gluckman the Malibu rapper. Taking it to the next level in 2003, ‘Malibu’s Most Wanted’ was released starring Kennedy as the white “wanna-be rapper” from Malibu. Both projects were produced by Kennedy’s production company, Wannabe Producers. The company also produced the TV comedy ‘Living with Fran’ in 2005 with Fran Drescher, the WB reality show ‘The Startlet’ in 2005, and MTV’s ‘Blowin’ Up’ in 2006, starring Kennedy and Stu Stone. He also created and Executive Produced did his own comedy special, ‘Unwashed’ in 2006 for Comedy Central.
Kennedy starred in ‘Son of the Mask’ in 2005, the sequel to the blockbuster Jim Carrey vehicle, ‘Kickin’ It Old Skool’ in 2007, about a young break dancer who slips into a coma for twenty years and wakes up 2006, and ‘Heckler’ in 2008, a documentary that examines the means, methods, and motives of hecklers, comparing film critics to stand up comedy hecklers. With approximately 190 episodes of television under his belt – with networks that include CBS, WB, MTV, Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, Fox, and VH1 – Jamie currently provides his voice for ‘The Cleveland Show’ on Fox and was starring as psychology professor Eli James in the CBS drama ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ which was Friday’s number one show on television at the time. After wrapping WWE’s ‘Bending the Rules’ feature with Adam “The Edge” Copeland in the fall of 2010, he spent the spring of 2011 filming Tyler Perry’s latest, ‘Good Deeds,’ starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Rebecca Romijn and Gabrielle Union. While now prepping for a five week summer shoot in Europe, on ‘Lost and Found in Armenia,’ Jamie Kennedy just finished filming three episodes of the final season of ‘Entourage.’
After working with such directors as Baz Luhrmann, Wes Craven, James L. Brooks, Tony Scott, Frank Oz, David O. Russell, Antoine Fuqua, and Kevin Smith, Jamie Kennedy is a true renaissance man, covering the genres of comedy, drama, animation, reality, horror, action and thriller. Along the way he has also written his own book ‘Wannabe’ and recorded his own record ‘Blowin’ Up.’ Kennedy stands now with the experience of being a part of over 40 films with such industry entities as Dimension, Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., New Line, Sony, and Disney, totaling a gross of over 2 billion dollars in worldwide box-office sales. He has appeared on Oprah, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, George Lopez, and Larry King Live to name a few. Kennedy has also been hired to either consult or create commercials for several companies on new product launches. Pepsi hired him to shoot four commercials for Aquafina water. Coors hired him to shoot a commercial with the push of Coors Light into the urban market. AXE Body Spray hired him to host an event for a new product release, along with other companies such as Activision, Intel, and Sketchers to name a few. After all this knowledge and fifteen years in the business, Kennedy has decided once again to start up his own production company appropriately titled, Jamie Kennedy Entertainment, where he will own all the content and license it out.
Ron Funches will be joining us this week at our Downtown location from Wednesday August 7 until Saturday August 10. Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor…you just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere.
Most recently Ron was added to the upcoming NBC series Undateable, featured as LA Weekly’s Number One Comic to Watch in 2013, and ESQUIRE Magazine’s Best New Comedians List. He has performed live on TBS’s CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW, currently stars as “Roland” in Disney XD’s Crash & Bernstein, and is a writer for The Kroll Show on Comedy Central. Ron has also appeared on IFC’s PORTLANDIA. Ron resides in Southern California.
Mat Alano-Martin will be joining Funches this week. Mat comes to comedy from the world of rock and roll, where he spent 10 years touring North America as an Americana singer-songwriter, opening for a who’s who of indie rockers and roots revivalists and occasionally headlining his own smaller, less well attended shows. With a comedic style that bridges the alternative sensibilities of his indie-rock background with the more mainstream views of his rural and blue collar youth, Alano-Martin was selected to be the opening act on Ralphie May’s 2012 summer tour. Alano-Martin has also appeared at Gilda’s LaughFest, The World Series of Comedy, Comcast’s “Look Who’s Laughing Now” and the Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Competition. PS… he’s also from Bloomington! Check him out here!
This week, Crackers Comedy Clubs proudly present Tone Bell this week from Wednesday, July 24 – Saturday July 27. A little history…a whole lotta fun:
Tone Bell is best known for starring in the NBC multi-camera comedy “Whitney” as RJ, Alex’s (Chris D’Elia) old high school friend who has moved back to Chicago to bartend after a recent divorce. Born and raised in Atlanta, the stand-up comedian began his career in Dallas, where he was voted one of the Funniest Comics in Texas. Bell’s real-life brand of comedy has seen him succeed on both the comedy festival circuit as well as previously on NBC as the winner of the Stand Up For Diversity program. Tone recently was a guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was also featured on the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only and E!’s “Love You Mean It”. He currently tours around the country performing at colleges and clubs. Tone recently starred in a single-camera comedy pilot for Fox and can be seen next on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele”. Check out his stand up!
Okay… So, here’s the deal. Tone will be performing in Broad Ripple Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. He will be at our DOWNTOWN location on Thursday night. So, if you purchase tickets for Tone on Thursday, you’ll be seeing him downtown. Let us know if you have any questions.