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Crackers Downtown Presents Jeremy Essig and Michael Paramore

The fantastic comedy of Jeremy Essig and Michael Paramore will be all over our Downtown Stage from Wednesday July 17 through Saturday July 20.

Jeremy Essig is the former bass player and guitarist for late-90’s (way) underground bands Box of Rocks and The Flaming Moes.

To many, however, Jeremy is best known as a stand-up comedian and writer. His comedy, described in NUVO magazine as “Intelligent Cynicism,” walks the line between “smart” comedy and mindless indulgence. In a matter of minutes, Essig can move seamlessly between current events and kitchen appliances, weaving the two together with a nod to his love of pop culture.

Essig has released three comedy albums that have appeared on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio as well as on his own Pandora Channel. He has also appeared more than fifteen times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show as well as multiple times on National Public Radio.

An accomplished writer, Essig has also had pieces appear in the Columbia Missourian, Riverfront Times and Louisville’s Leo. A graduate of Wake Forest University and Ohio native, Essig moved to St. Louis in 2004 where he became a fixture in the city’s thriving comedy scene.

St. Louis Magazine dubbed him a “comic to watch” and KDHX’s “Slip of the Disc” radio show featured his segment “Six Degrees of Tommy Stinson,” a celebration of Essig’s love of music and trivia.

Comedian Mike Paramore has been cracking jokes since grade school. But he’s come a long way since his class clown days in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. Having started in the church and gaining experience working through the Mid-West amateur comedy circuit since 2007, Mike has performed and competed in various venues; including being runner up in the Columbus FunnyBone ‘Funniest Person in Columbus’ 2007 contests, a finalist in the Go Bananas competition and named Mountain Dew comedian of the week in 2008.

Being a former featured comic for Time Warner Cable OnDemand, Mike was bitten by the action bug as an actor of the annual play ‘Hell Bound’. Using that natural style comedy afforded Mike the opportunity to opening for Comedians like Earthquake, Conon writer Deon Cole, Damon Williams, and Comedy Central’s Kyle Grooms and Steve Byrne.

In addition to performing at the 2010 Stellar Awards Mike was also a part of the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago. As Senior Artistic Director of Good Jokes Live! Comedy & Improv – a complete show featuring a stable of comedian, improv and sketch comedy, since 2007; Mike also is currently expanding the sources of laughter through working as Comedic Director for vesselvibemag.com – an online urban Christian culture and lifestyle publication.

This week is going to be great. Snatch up your tickets here.

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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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Movin’ on up!

This week we have an awesome entertainer who has performed at Crackers before, but as a feature act.  Well, this week he has his very own headlining spot!  Jeremy joins us from Missouri, a native Midwesterner, blessed with {decent} manners, he was gracious enough to send you this video before he headed into town tonight.

Don’t worry – he made it safely.  And you might catch him tonight at Open Mic Night – which is chock full of local comic talent! <and FREE, if you click HERE!>

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