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Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple Presents Roy Wood Jr.

Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is so excited to have Roy Wood Jr. of TBS’s hit sitcom, ‘Sullivan & Son,’ joining us this week from Wednesday though Saturday, Oct 16 – Oct 19. Joining Roy will be feature act Nate Abshire and opener Matt Clemens.

Though he can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom ‘Sullivan & Son,’ Roy’s journey did not start there. Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of 12 comics to watch in 2009, Roy has been featured on the new season of CBS’ THE LATE SHOW w/ David Letterman, HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM, TV One’s ‘The Funny Spot w/ Tony Rock’, BBC’s THE WORLD STANDS UP- LONDON, CBS’ LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s BOB & TOM COMEDY TOUR. He’s also showcased at the prestigious MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL and is a regular guest on the E! Network’s ‘CHELSEA LATELY’.

Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Roy’s creative writing and dedicated work ethic has since earned him the right to perform his comedy in front of millions of people coast to coast.

The Montreal Gazette called Roy’s 2006 festival performance on the ‘New Faces’ show “tremendous” and the Hollywood Reporter called Roy a “standout”. Roy has also appeared on ‘COMEDY CENTRAL’S PREMIUM BLEND’, BET’s COMIC VIEW, CBS’ STAR SEARCH (2003) , ‘IT’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO’ and LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD w/ KIKI SHEPPARD’.

Steering clear of predictable topics and premises, Roy delivers comedy that gives an honest look at not only his life, but the world in which we live. The universal appeal of his comedy crosses all race and cultural lines which is why he has opened for an array of comedians ranging from D.L. Hughley, Ron White, Monique, Tommy Davidson, Bill Engvall, and Katt Williams.

A two-time nominee for APCA’s title of ‘Comedian of the Year,’ Roy works numerous college and university appearances into his schedule every year as well. Roy has also carved a niche for himself in the world of radio.

After graduating from Florida A&M University in 2001 he served as head writer and producer of the Buckwilde Morning Show WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ– Birmingham, AL until 2007. He has since returned to that very same station to host his own morning show ‘The Roy Wood Jr Show: Good Morning.’ He is also a regular guest on the ‘Bob & Tom Radio Show, a syndicated morning show heard by more than six million people every morning. His hilarious prank phone calls are also carried in almost 50 different radio markets including stations in Canada and England. In addition to terrestrial radio, his prank calls are a main stay on Jaime Foxx’s ‘Foxxhole Station’ on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. These same prank calls have been compiled into three nationally released CD’s. 2003′s ‘MY MOMMA MADE ME WEAR THIS’ , 2005′s ‘CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL BENCH WARMER’ and his newest CD, “I’LL SLAP YOU TO SLEEP.”

Check him out when he was here last year and then snatch up your tickets as soon as you can. It’s going to be a heckuva week.

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Roy Wood Jr Coming To Indy

If you’ve been following our blog, our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed, you’ve seen we’ve been featuring all of our friends from Sullivan & Son. Sure, we love that show and would cover them at some point in time, but this week is special, as we’re nearing their Father’s Day performance at the Crackers in Broad Ripple. And the last but not least feature of these four incredible comedians is Roy Wood Jr. Check him out!

Here’s a little bio we stole from Roy’s website.

Though he can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom ‘Sullivan & Son’ Roy’s journey did not start there. Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of 12 comics to watch in 2009, Roy has been featured on the new season of CBS’ THE LATE SHOW w/ David Letterman, HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM, TV One’s ‘The Funny Spot w/ Tony Rock’, BBC’s THE WORLD STANDS UP- LONDON, CBS’ LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s BOB & TOM COMEDY TOUR. He’s also showcased at the prestigious MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL and is a regular guest on the E! Network’s ‘CHELSEA LATELY’.

Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Roy’s creative writing and dedicated work ethic has since earned him the right to perform his comedy in front of millions of people coast to coast.

We’re excited to have Roy Wood Jr’s talent gracing our stage alongside fellow friends and coworkers Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, and Ahmed Ahmed. Get your tickets here!

See you Sunday. Cheers

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Ahmed Ahmed Comes to Indy

Talented actor and comedian, Ahmed Ahmed, is coming to Crackers in Broad Ripple on Sunday June 16, as part of the Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour. This amazing line up includes Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr, and of course, Ahmed Ahmed.

Mr. Ahmed can be seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, and MTV’s PUNK’D.

He has also appeared on CNN, The View, and NPR, and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in December of 2001. Recently, he can be seen in the film City of Life, the first feature film to be shot entirely in Dubai, U.A.E., which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2009. He was the recipient of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.

Get your tickets to Sunday’s show! It’s going to be a great one and they’re here for only one night. Cheers.

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Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour – Owen Benjamin

In less than a week, we’ll be welcoming the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour to our Broad Ripple location. If you’ve not heard of this talented and hilarious crew, here’s a little recap: First off, “Sullivan and Son” is TBS’s hit half-hour comedy series with all new episodes premiering in June. The first season garnered a large fan base, averaging over 2.5 million viewers per episode. That’s a lot! The show is based on Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne) leaving behind his life in New York as a successful corporate attorney to take over the family bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. The barstools are filled with Steve’s best friends Owen (Owen Benjamin), Roy (Roy Wood Jr.), and Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed). Diane Werts of Newsday raved “Surprise! A laugh-out-loud hilarious show.” Don’t miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY act on Sunday June 16 at 8:30pm. Get your tickets here!

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat), Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The House Bunny, Jack And Jill), Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Chelsea Lately), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Swingers). Come out and see these four accomplished headliners together in one amazing show!

Take a minute for a sneak peak of Owen Benjamin’s stand up:

We’ll be featuring these guys all week, so stay tuned to our blog!

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