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Rooftop Comedy
May 27
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (05/27) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.


Amateur:

Steven Hucks
Julia Prescott
Doug Drury
Alex Schubert
Jeremy Johnston
Stephanie Lochbihler
David Broermann
Courtney Payne
Gary Watkins
Luke Marrs
Lyndsay Coleman
Maxwell Walter

Semi Pro:

Karl Spaeth
Brian Million
Jonathan Craig
Devin Conner


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.


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Last Comic Standing

Comedy Central Logo
May 28 - 31
  

Chris Porter
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (05/28) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$16 Friday, 8:00pm (05/29) 18 and up show

$16 Friday, 10:30pm (05/29) 18 and up show

$16 Saturday, 8:00pm (05/30) 21 and up show

$16 Saturday, 10:30pm (05/30) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (05/31) 18 and up show


Chris Porter has been a comedian for the past eight years, and says the best part of being a comic is "the complete lack of responsibility."

He has performed on Comedy Central and in comedy clubs and colleges all over the country, drawing his material from "living life as a 27-year-old comedian who wakes up at noon and does whatever he wants."

Porter was recently seen on Comedy Central's "Live Tour" and will be appearing in the new season of their series "Live at Gotham," airing this summer.


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Rooftop Comedy
June 2
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Tuesday, 8:00pm (06/02) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.

Amateur:

Matt Stephen
Samuel Cavender
Zach Bennett
Mike Franke
James Campbell
Dorian Vasquez
Cal Jansen
Karen Jaffe
Mat Thornburg
Wille Bostic
Justin Luke
Josh Faust

Semi Pro:

Gavin Eddings
Doug Morgan
Josh O'Neill
Andrew Frank


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.



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June 3
  

Mike Cronin and Sally Brooks Album Recording
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (06/03) 18 and up show


Best Buds and comedians Mike Cronin and Sally Brooks are recording their debut albums and they want (need) you to be there!

Mark your calendars and get ready for the best night in the history of nights: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. 8pm. No excuses.

Want to be loved forever by Mike and Sally? Here's how:

1) Come to the show!

2) Invite your friends in and around Cincinnati to this event!

That's it! For a whole lifetime of love! DEAL OF THE CENTURY!

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VH1

Never Not Funny

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Conan

Comedy Central Presents

Bob & Tom 2
June 5 - 6
  

Jimmy Pardo
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Special Engagement
No Coupons or Passes Accepted

Ticket Prices

$16 Friday, 8:00pm (06/05) 18 and up show

$16 Friday, 10:30pm (06/05) 18 and up show

$16 Saturday, 8:00pm (06/06) 21 and up show

$16 Saturday, 10:30pm (06/06) 21 and up show



Jimmy Pardo is as funny talking to a stranger in an elevator as he is talking to a crowd from the comic stage. That's because everything he observes or thinks, he immediately scans to find the funny. And he always finds the funny. After Jimmy was told for like the thousandth time that he was even funnier offstage than he was onstage, he dropped most of the jokes from his act. Now he spends nearly his entire set interacting with, and making fun of, his audience. And they love it.

Jimmy stands at the very center of the comedy world. That's not only because he's the ultimate "comic's comic," (as he's often called), but also because he represents where comedy is going, and everybody wants to come along.

Jimmy's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, "Never Not Funny," has revolutionized the way comedians use the internet to connect with their audiences. It's the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, after Ricky Gervais's. His guest list reads like a Who's Who of comedy: Conan O'Brien, Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollack, and Sarah Silverman have all been guests. Actors Jon Hamm, Ty Burrell and Craig Bierko have appeared on several of the funniest episodes.

"Never Not Funny" was voted by both iTunes and USA Today as one of the top podcasts of 2006 and 2007. It was an Editor's Pick in the September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine. In 2010, GQ magazine called the show "The Number 1 Relatively Obscure Thing You Need to Be Paying Attention To." The show, which started in Jimmy's dining room in 2006, now regularly hits the road with live tapings at festivals like SF Sketchfest, MaxFunCon, the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. Twice, Jimmy and Co. have presented the "Pardcast-A-Thon," taping for up to 12 hours to raise money for The Smile Train.

Besides the podcast, Jimmy continues to headline at some of America's top comedy clubs and currently works as Conan O'Brien's opening act on "Conan," getting the studio audience into a laughing mood before the show tapes (he did the same for Conan on "The Tonight Show").

A true multimedia talent, Jimmy has frequently appeared on television and in movies. He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He had his own half-hour special, "Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo." He hosted "National Lampoon's Funny Money" on the Game Show Network, and was the co-host of AMC's "Movies at Our House" for four seasons. He has hosted episodes of VH1's "The Surreal Life" and "Love Lounge" and NBC's "Late Friday." He's appeared on popular shows such as "Monk," "That 70s Show," and "Becker." And he has acted in independent films such as "Relative Strangers" and "The Godfather of Green Bay."

Jimmy was the co-writer and star of the critically-acclaimed one-man show subtly titled "Attention Must Be Paid: The Jimmy Pardo Story" and a live pilot presentation, "Jimmy Pardo's Dance Party." He hosts monthly shows at the famed Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He has recorded two comedy albums, "Uno" and "Pompous Clown."



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Rooftop Comedy
June 10
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (06/10) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.

Amateur:

Stryker Spurlock
Tree Sanchez
Jeremy Hellwig
Bob Strawsma
Alex Rozoff
Sam Francis
John Hays
Mohammed Patel
Morgan Nicole
Alex Green
Tanner Hinds
Steven Vincent-Giles

Semi Pro:

Wayne Memmott
Jay Armstrong
Jim Leugers
Billy DeVore IV


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.



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Bob & Tom 2

Comedy Central Logo

Late Show with David Letterman
June 11 - 14
  

Johnny Beehner
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (06/11) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (06/12) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (06/12) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (06/13) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (06/13) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (06/14) 18 and up show



Johnny Beehner puts on a very funny show.  That’s all there is to it.  He has been performing stand up comedy since 1999.  He can be heard on XM/ Sirius Satellite radio, he’s been on the Bob and Tom nationally syndicated radio show multiple times, and he is constantly traveling from city to city across the country making people laugh.

Johnny started his comedy career putting on his own shows in Milwaukee during his college years.  He spent the summers between school years pounding the pavement in the comedy world of New York City, then Los Angeles.

With a strong background in improvisational theater throughout all of college, including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City, Johnny brings a very unique show to the stage.  His shows have been described as “silly,” “smart,” “fun,” and “hilarious.”  Johnny centers himself as the butt of most of his jokes with tales of growing up an awkward, tall, skinny middle child in a huge family.  Whether it’s at a college, a private event, or a comedy club, Johnny’s clean and clever style of comedy is sure to keep the audience laughing.



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Rooftop Comedy
June 17
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (06/17) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.

Amateur:

Joe Bates
Antonio Edmonds
Keith Ray
Kamari Stevens
Penny Lane
BJ Lay
Vince Vlaisavich
Dan Sebree
James Carter
Steve Benton
Phillip Duckett
Cal Hamilton

Semi Pro:

Aaron MG
Chris Siemer
Max Fitzgerald
Ally Breuner


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.


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SNL

HBO One Night Stand

Late Night with Conan O

Comedy Central Presents

Last Call With Carson Daly

HBO Comedy Arts Festival
June 18 - 21
  

Kevin Brennan
PG-18: Language or sexual content


Kevin is one of the club's favorite comics. His comedy can best be described as dry, sarcastic, observational, and a little edgy. You can expect language and some offensive humor but most of all you should expect to laugh!


Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (06/18) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (06/19) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (06/19) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (06/20) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (06/20) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (06/21) 18 and up show


Kevin Brennan was born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Ethel Brennan (his parents requested that we not use their real names to protect their identities). Brennan (although I'm writing this myself I'm using the 3rd person to pretend I paid a fancy publicist to do it) is one of the country's top comedians. He was voted "Best Comedian" at the 2005 Aspen Comedy Festival which led to him taping his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Brennan started his career in Chicago but soon relocated to New York City to pursue his dream of being on the "Late Show with David Letterman." He nailed his first Letterman set which led to bookings on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." Brennan is a former writer/performer on "Saturday Night Live." He recently taped a pilot for NBC called "Number One Son." Kevin is one of ten children and became a stand-up comedian because he didn't get enough attention as a child. He can also be found on on myspace.com/kevinbrennancomedy. Enjoy.


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Rooftop Comedy
June 24
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (06/24) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.


Amateur:

Diego Probably
Jesse Bush
Drew Mullins
Jacob Neven
Aaron Nadell
Andrew Rudick
Joseph Lamplot
VA Bennett
Brooke Spitler
David Gamble
Michelle White

Semi Pro:

Jake Free
Josh Myers
Jon Hancuff
David Britton
Rob Wilfong


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.


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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

HBO

Comedy Central Presents
June 25 - 28
  

Tom Rhodes
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (06/25) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$16 Friday, 8:00pm (06/26) 18 and up show

$16 Friday, 10:30pm (06/26) 18 and up show

$16 Saturday, 8:00pm (06/27) 21 and up show

$16 Saturday, 10:30pm (06/27) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (06/28) 18 and up show



In a raucous stand up career spanning 25 years and 7 continents, Tom Rhodes has been on HBO, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and filmed two half hour specials for Comedy Central “Comedy Central presents…Tom Rhodes”. Tom was also the host of his own late night talk show in Amsterdam for Dutch television. Tom is one of those rare exotic creatures who has dedicated his life to stand-up comedy. Starting out at the tender age of 17, in Orlando, Florida he was soon touring the Southern United States and up the eastern seaboard to New York City. But it wasn’t until Tom moved to San Francisco, that he discovered his comedic “voice”. There in the city he describes as “The Jerusalem of Stand-Up Comedy” he was discovered by Comedy Central. Tom was given the channel’s first ever development deal contract which led to his critically acclaimed hour special “Viva Vietnam! : A White Trash Adventure Tour”.

The following year at the Montreal Comedy Festival he was “discovered” again, this time by NBC who gave him his own sitcom on the network called “Mr. Rhodes” where Tom played a rebel teacher in a stuffy prep school trying to inspire revolution in his students. The sitcom was short lived but Tom took his “NBC artist’s grant money” and moved to New York City to rededicate his life to the art of Stand-up comedy. As Tom’s horizons broadened he found himself regularly performing in London, which led to many other engagements in the Comedy clubs scattered across Europe. While performing in Amsterdam he was seen by the Dutch television network, Yorin , who gave him his own late night talk show entitled “The Kevin Masters Show : starring Tom Rhodes”. The much loved show ran for 2 years with Tom interviewing Holland’s biggest celebrities and experiencing every aspect of the unique Dutch culture.

At the end of the show’s run the same network gave Tom a travel show named “Yorin Travel” where he got to film highlights on Peru, Russia, France and the Dutch Caribbean. Tom’s lovable personality and warm charm have won him fans all across the globe. He continues to perform regularly in Asia, Australia, Europe, and all across the United States. Pretty much anywhere there is a comedy microphone plugged in.

Having come a long way from his small hometown of Oviedo, Florida, to a seasoned world class performer and traveler, Tom Rhodes is truly an International Man of Comedy.



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Rooftop Comedy
July 1
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (07/01) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.

Amateur:

Zach Hale
Tim Lucas
Rachel Goldman
Jak Stone
Marcus Davis
Wally DeBurgh
Dominic Shiferl
Alex Lacey
Roy McMahon
Dave Dillinger

Semi Pro:

Darrell Dawson
Tyler Gooch
Jerrod Estell
Mike Szar
Ray Price


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.



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Rooftop Comedy
July 8
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (07/08) 18 and up show


The Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest is underway! The first round will run through July 8th.

Amateur:

Dan Alten
Eric Sorgel
Faith Mueller
Sam Griswold
Jeff Sneed
Jeffrey Ford
Alex Prichodko
Bianca Moore
Mandee McKelvey
Kenny Nissell
Jon Morris
Larry Hansgen

Semi Pro:

Kelly Collette
Dwayne Duke
Jon Holmes
Shawn Reynolds


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2015 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 6th and will continue through August.


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Rooftop Comedy

Live At Gotham

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Getting Doug with High

Comedy Central Logo

Bob & Tom 2
July 9 - 12
  

Geoff Tate
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (07/09) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (07/10) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (07/10) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (07/11) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (07/11) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (07/12) 18 and up show



It never fails, Geoff Tate will remind you of one of your friends. Maybe a cousin. Maybe yourself. His laid back, conversational storytelling has earned him praise and fans through out the comedy community. One guy, in Seattle, even referred to him as a bar room hero. That’s what he is: a guy telling stories like you’re hanging out with him in a bar. Whether it’s something you’ve done, something you wish you’d done or something you’re glad you never did, Geoff never hesitates to tell the truth about it, however unflattering it might be. The son of a pentecostal minister and a drug abuser for most of his early 20’s, Geoff is the rare comedian who talks about religion without condescension and drugs without glorification. He has been seen on Comedy Central's Live At Gotham and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.  He has performed at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN and South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX.  His debut album, I Got Potential, was released on April 23, 2013 to rave reviews. Geoff “has a knack for mining his own personal history for big laughs” (The Capital Times, Madison, WI) and his style has been compared to the late Mitch Hedberg (The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH).

“Tate is so fucking funny that after hearing him four shows in a weekend, I still held off taking a shit until he was done his fifth. No kidding”. - Doug Stanhope

“Geoff Tate is a crass slob who’s life seems to have gotten away from him a bit and I’m not sure he’s going to get a handle on it.  In other words, he’s hilarious.” - Marc Maron

“Rock and Roll meets Preacher’s kid. Mockery+Hilarity+Sensibility=Geoff Tate” - Chad Daniels.


With Feature Act: Daniel Van Kirk

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WTF

Rooftop Comedy

Comedy Central Logo

CMT Comedy

Bob & Tom 2
July 16 - 19
  

Ryan Singer
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (07/16) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (07/17) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (07/17) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (07/18) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (07/18) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (07/19) 18 and up show




Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. He recently released his 2nd album COMEDY WONDER TOWN, which was selected by Under The Gun as a Top 10 album of 2012.  LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.”

His debut album, HOW TO GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS, is an intense exercise in wordplay, improvisation, and storytelling recorded at Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati, OH. Those who enter Singer’s world will be rewarded with knowledge of the connections between dimwitted hunters and Tyra Banks, cookies and racial tension, and even gay marriage and dragons, courtesy of a comedian who expertly connects insanity and brilliance.

Ryan was recently mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine by Marc Maron as a comedian “Who Should Be Big” and both his debut album and sophomore release were selected as Top 10 Comedy CD’s of the year. He was mentioned in NY Magazine as a “Comic to Watch,” he was one of 4 finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic Contest, is a frequent guest on the WTF Podcast w/Marc Maron, been heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, has appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show Bob & Tom, and was a regional finalist in Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight.  He was the winner of the Golden Shingle Award at the Rooftop Comedy Festival, an award given to the next rising star in comedy.



Wednesday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Thursday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Friday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
18 and up show


Saturday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
21 and up show


Sunday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm


* Comedians, prices & show
times subject to change.


* All shows are 18 and up,
unless otherwise noted.