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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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Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple Presents David Alan Grier

Crackers Comedy in Broad Ripple is excited to present David Alan Grier from Thursday Feb 13 – Saturday Feb 15. This is a special event, so, we’re not taking discounted tickets. However, we will be having some giveaway contests so be sure you’re following us on the social medias.

Theater, television and film dot David Alan Grier’s past, and his ability to excel in all three mediums is a testament to the man’s inherent sense of comic timing. In October 2009, Grier released his book (co-written by Alan Eisenstock) “Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth,” in which the comedian discusses politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story.

Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in “The First,” for which he earned a Tony nomination in 1981. He then joined the cast of “Dreamgirls,” and later went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in “A Soldier’s Play,” with both actors continuing their roles in the film version, “A Soldier’s Story.”

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principle cast member on “In Living Color,” where he helped create some of the show’s most memorable characters, and as a co-star on Bonnie Hunt’s hit ABC comedy, “Life With Bonnie.”

Recently, David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called “Chocolate News,” and finished up a run on “Dancing With The Stars.” Grier didn’t hang up his dance shoes either – he was featured in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie “Dance Flick”. In addition, Grier has gained recognition for his other feature film roles, including “Boomerang,” “Jumanji,” “Return To Me” and “Streamers.” For the latter, Grier picked up a Golden Lion Award for “Best Actor” at the Venice Film Festival.

He can also be seen in “Bewitched” with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, “Tiptoes” with Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman and Kate Beckinsale, and “The Woodsman” with Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def and Eve. Grier was born in Detroit, MI, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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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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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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