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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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Stifler’s Mom

Have you ever Googled “Stifler’s Mom”?

Jennifer Coolidge / Stifler's Mom

A Legend in comedy (and in teen boys’ hearts everywhere) is gracing our stage this week!  That’s right, Jennifer Coolidge IS Stifler’s Mom!  You remember her from the American Pie movie series, but did you know there’s a band named after the infamous character she played?  A Facebook Page dedicated to her  –(24,586 people are FB fans!)?  And now you can see her in person this week at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple!  Visit our website for tickets or give us a call at 317-255-4211.

OR == WIN TICKETS BY TELLING US YOUR BEST ‘YOUR MOM’ JOKE!  Post them here on our blog, but you must include:
1). Your Name
2). Your email address
3). Your phone #
4). Your joke

In order to win tix, you gotta include those!  Thanks for sharing your funnies with us, and we look forward to seeing you this week!

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Guest Blog: Erin Foley

A special message to Indy, from Erin Foley!

When I hear myself described as a “lesbian comic”, it’s always conjures up mixed emotions. I consider myself a stand up comic, first and foremost. I also happen to be gay. It’s just part of who I am, it doesn’t define me, it isn’t the focal point of my act. That being said, people feel the need to categorize everyone and everything in our culture.

So if I’m going to be labeled “lesbian comic”, it’s a lot better than “crappy comic”, “super ugly comic” and/or “that comic who has enormous cankles.”    At the end of the day, funny is funny and that’s my goal. I performed stand up for about six years before I started talking about being gay on stage. I didn’t realize I was gay until my mid 20’s (although everyone else did) so the thought of revealing that world on stage was not an option. Stand up comedy requires a lot of experience, a lot of confidence, none of which I had in my personal life at that time. But I always knew that when I was ready to talk about it, my comedy act would become a lot stronger and funnier.  A lot of people have such a skewed perspective of gay culture. I always say to crowds, “Gay, Straight, it’s all the same crap”. My goal is to bridge the divide between straights and gays through

humor. If we can all laugh at how crazy the world is, maybe people will realize that we’re all in the same boat and we need each other to survive. Besides, lesbians are really handy in times of need!

Get up close & personal with Erin Foley, Friday & Saturday night at Crackers Comedy Club downtown.  She’s just wrapped up her performance for our special event tonight:  a fundraiser for Indy Pride.  Give us a call at 317-255-4211 to make your reservation now!

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JET LAG IS FOR WOOSIES!

I’m sorry Indy but I have to vent.  I just woke up an hour before my flight to the Hoosier State lands.  After 15 years of flying to gigs, you’d think I could figure out how to be passed out the entire flight.

I’ve tried reading the magazines in the pouch in front of me but all they have is Sky Mall. I think that’s one of my goals in life:  To be wealthy enough to shop out of Sky Mall magazine.  So to kill time and land with a good attitude, I thought I would dump this shi_ on you’re plate.

I have the computer on my lap because the seat in front of me is reclined back so far my computer won’t fit on the tray table. My ass is numb from trying to find a position to sleep. And somebody in close proximity is passing gas that would make a pig’s knees buckle. I know it’s not something she ate on the plane because THEY DON’T GIVE YOU ANY DAMN FOOD!  They didn’t even give us those awesome “Biscoff” cookies.

Anyway, something strange happened. There were three people in my row when I went to sleep. I woke and there were two. Either I was snoring or she couldn’t take intermittent stank.  Unfortunately, I think I know the real reason. She had the middle seat and the person to her left was a bit of a biggins.  That brings me to this. When are the airlines gonna have a big people section?  I can deal with the kids.  I have noise canceling headphones thanks to Dr. Dre.  Now all he has to do is come up with headphones that make big people smaller. Not permanently, just for the flight.  Because we need big people in every day life. For things like…

you know what?   Lets move on to something else.

Hell I don’t even remember where I was going with all this crap. Sorry about that, I didn’t take my A.D.D. meds before I left this morning.  I guess what I wanna say is dealing with all this crap getting to Indy is worth it.  You may not know it, but I am from Wisconsin.   HOW”> ‘BOUT THOSE PACKERS!!!!! Sorry ‘bout that outburst.  I have a great appreciation for people in the Midwest in general. We’re tough! We hunt, we wear only a sweater in sub-zero temps, and we have outdoor football stadiums.  OOPS… sorry Indy.  But I don’t hold that against you. I know you’re tough. Indiana has a small private school that almost took down Duke in the NCAA tourney, you are one of the top states to represent our military per capita, and you refuse to change you’re clocks. THAT IS BAD ASS!

Well Indianians, my flight is about to land. Thanks for letting me vent. I can only pay you back by making you laugh. So come out to the show this week and I will do my part. This club has a special place in my heart. Cracker’s Downtown is the first club that I ever headlined some 12 years ago.

Hope you make it!

Sincerely,

Scott

{Scott Henry performs this week!  Make your reservation now!}

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New Year’s Resolutions

Crackers Comedy Club can help you out with YOUR New Year’s Resolutions!

1.) We’re resolving to improve your health:
Laughter is the best medicine, you know.  Don’t take our word for it, take theirs!
http://tinyurl.com/laughtermed
http://tinyurl.com/laughloud

So how about resolving to see a show at Crackers Comedy Club once a month?!  We’ll help you with this by offering more give-aways and contests!

2.) Resolving to help you spend money locally:

For every dollar spent locally, 45-cents goes back into YOUR community!  On the other hand for every dollar spent in a big box store only 14 cents goes back into the local economy.
-Civic Economics 2008

We’re locally owned & operated, and visiting either of our locations gets you a gold star for supporting local business!

3.) Resolving to help your social life!
We’re planning some great Crackers packages this year for couples AND singles! We’re starting a Lonely Hearts Club to encourage singles to come out to a show without having to worry about awkward seating situations or weird stares from surrounding couples! We’re working to make some Guys Night Out packages and Girls Night Out packages. Plus, we haven’t forgotten about date night! We’re better than dinner & a movie!
Whether you’re resolving to get healthier, meet that special someone, or save money, we’re here for you!

Check out our upcoming comics at www.crackerscomedy.com and make a reservation now!

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