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Bob & Tom 2
December 31


New Years Eve with Robert Hawkins
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Special Engagement
No Coupons or Passes Accepted

Ticket Prices

$20 Wednesday, 7:30pm (12/31) 21 and up show

$40 Wednesday, 10:00pm (12/31) 21 and up show


Come out to Go Bananas Comedy Club on New Years Eve and laugh in the new year with club favorite Robert Hawkins. New Years Eve is always a great time at Go Bananas and this year is no exception.


10:00 Show Includes: The Show Cheese and Veggie Plate Party Favors & Champagne Toast at Midnight

The show will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. After the show we will begin handing out party favors, snack plates, and bottles of champagne. The comics will retake the stage and begin the countdown with prizes and jokes. Then we all laugh in the New Year.

All tickets must be PRE-PAID with a Credit Card prior to arrival!



Robert Hawkins

You know, an enormous number of comics—including the vast majority of those who pass through the friendly little place we like to call Cap City—maintain career objectives that include aspirations toward acting in a sitcom, or writing for one. But, hell, Robert Hawkins has already done both—in the same series, no less: the late, lamented “Titus.”

Indeed, he was hired as a story editor, which means he wrote a script or two per season, and contributed mightily to the scripts written by his colleagues, adding jokes, improving dialogue, etc. Before long, his work in the writers room so impressed the Fox show’s producers—who also knew of his acting aspirations and abilities (a few years prior, he had landed a development deal with Fox)—that they cast him in a recurring guest role as Titus’ brother-in-law, Michael.

So when it comes to working in network television, while we wouldn’t exactly say “been there, done that”—we’re guessing that under the right circumstances, he might be persuaded to return to such work—he has logged that experience, and his passion for stand-up has never wavered.

Not coincidentally, perhaps, he’s always had a tremendous flair and a considerable gift for it. One measure of this would be his results over the years in comedy competitions, or similar enterprises.

In 2001, he was voted one of the 25 top comics in the country in a poll of comedy club owners nominating candidates for the American Comedy Awards. And, perhaps needless to say (given all these victories, achievements and accolades), he’s starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” and a slew of other TV shows.

Still, when all is said and done about his work—cable TV, network TV, writing, acting, etc.—Robert Hawkins’ first love is performing comedy in a club in front of a live audience, and obviously he’s pretty damn good at it. Do you want to miss that? Didn’t think so.


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Comedy Central Presents

Brew Ha Ha

Bob & Tom 2

Live At Gotham
December 18 - 21
  

Dave Waite
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (12/18) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (12/19) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (12/19) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (12/20) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (12/20) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (12/21) 18 and up show



Dave Waite’s oddball stories and rants have made him a favorite at clubs around the Midwest. A square peg who found happiness when he stopped trying to fit in, Dave’s hilarious tales of personal failure have won the love of audiences young and old alike.

Although Dave is known for his constant grin, the first few years his post-college life didn’t give him much to smile about. After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in the lucrative field of geography, Dave drifted through a series of jobs ranging from call center representative to substitute teacher, experiences that later became a part of his act.

On his days as a substitute teacher, Dave says, “My kids would come up to me and say, ‘Mr. Waite, you’re going to die from smoking!’ I was like, ‘No, Timmy, more like drinking!’”

After being fired from nearly every job and having zero luck at finding love, Dave’s self-esteem hit rock bottom in early 2004. His salvation came in the form of a newspaper ad for a stand-up comedy class at the Funny Bone in Newport, KY. Dave took the class and fell in love with stand-up, quickly gaining a reputation amongst both comedians and audiences as one of the Midwest’s wittiest and most unpredictable young comics.


With Feature Act: Mark Chalifoux

Host / MC: Jerry


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Brew Ha Ha

Bob & Tom 2
December 26 - 28
  

Mike Cody & Gabe Kea
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (12/26) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (12/26) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (12/27) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (12/27) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (12/28) 18 and up show


Mike Cody

Slightly weird, definitely smart and more than a little nerdy, Mike Cody constantly finds himself in uncomfortable situations but manages to stay positive throughout it all. Mike has been featured on Comedy Central's Jokes.com and earned recognition as a national finalist in Sierra Mist’s 2005 “Next Great Comic” contest. He’s also performed at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival and is a former winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest at Go Bananas Comedy Club.


Mike is also the creator of Underbelly, an award-winning sketch and improv show that plays monthly to great acclaim in both New York and Los Angeles.  His debut album, "I Don't Want To Take a Nap," will be released by Rooftop Comedy Records in late 2013.


Gabe Kea

Comedian Gabe Kea's unbridled enthusiasm for entertaining audiences is what truly sets him apart. With a personality as big as his 6'5" frame, Gabe melds well-crafted jokes with his comedic physicality to create an unforgettable show. Gabe started performing in St. Louis after spending most of his youth living in both the United States and Canada. He eventually relocated to southwestern Ohio, where he won the 2009 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. Gabe is a former recipient of Rooftop Comedy's Silver Nail, awarded to those that distinguished themselves in the underground stand-up scene. In addition to opening for popular headliners like Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Nikki Glaser, Gabe can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. He recently performed with "Community" star Joel McHale at the 2013 Gilda's Laugh Fest. His interests include hockey, beer, and reinforcing Canadian stereotypes.

Host / MC: Wayne Memmott


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Rooftop Comedy
December 30
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Tuesday, 8:00pm (12/30) 18 and up show


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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Comedy Central Presents

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Brew Ha Ha

Bob & Tom 2

Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops
January 2 - 4
  

Robert Hawkins
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/02) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/02) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/03) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/03) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (01/04) 18 and up show


You know, an enormous number of comics--including the vast majority of those who pass through the friendly little place we like to call Cap City--maintain career objectives that include aspirations toward acting in a sitcom, or writing for one. But, hell, Robert Hawkins has already done both--in the same series, no less: the late, lamented “Titus.”

Indeed, he was hired as a story editor, which means he wrote a script or two per season, and contributed mightily to the scripts written by his colleagues, adding jokes, improving dialogue, etc. Before long, his work in the writers room so impressed the Fox show’s producers--who also knew of his acting aspirations and abilities (a few years prior, he had landed a development deal with Fox)--that they cast him in a recurring guest role as Titus’ brother-in-law, Michael.

So when it comes to working in network television, while we wouldn’t exactly say “been there, done that”--we’re guessing that under the right circumstances, he might be persuaded to return to such work--he has logged that experience, and his passion for stand-up has never wavered.

Not coincidentally, perhaps, he’s always had a tremendous flair and a considerable gift for it. One measure of this would be his results over the years in comedy competitions, or similar enterprises.

For example, in 1993, he won the California State University Comedy Competition, while the next year he was a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, a contest as venerable and prestigious as Funniest Person In Austin. Then, in 1996, he wowed audiences and industry figures in Montreal at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, which led to Robert being awarded the aforementioned Fox development deal.

In 2001, he was voted one of the 25 top comics in the country in a poll of comedy club owners nominating candidates for the American Comedy Awards. And, perhaps needless to say (given all these victories, achievements and accolades), he’s starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” and a slew of other TV shows.

Still, when all is said and done about his work--cable TV, network TV, writing, acting, etc.--Robert Hawkins’ first love is performing comedy in a club in front of a live audience, and obviously he’s pretty damn good at it. Do you want to miss that? Didn’t think so.



Download His Free CD Here!


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Rooftop Comedy
January 7
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

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


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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Live At Gotham

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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Bob & Tom 2
January 8 - 11
  

Geoff Tate
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (01/08) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/09) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/09) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/10) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/10) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (01/11) 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: Doogie Horner


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Rooftop Comedy
January 14
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (01/14) 18 and up show


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.




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January 15 - 18
  

TBA
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (01/15) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/16) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/16) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/17) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/17) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (01/18) 18 and up show


This act will be announced shortly.


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January 15
  

Cincinnati All Star Showcase
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (01/15) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID


Join us for a night of Cincinnati's best stand-up comedians. This is not an amateur show this is a showcase of the areas top professional comics. Don't miss these future stars!


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Adam Devine's House Party

BET

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Guy Code
January 16 - 18
  

Byron Bowers
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/16) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/16) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/17) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/17) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (01/18) 18 and up show


Described by LA Weekly as “a comic who’s got big ideas and big plans to go big places,” Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that has toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, John Caparulo, and Eric Andre and The Eric Andre Show Live.  Byron won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition and was named by LA Weekly as a “Comedy Act to Watch in 2013”. He was also featured as a New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2013. Byron performed on the side stage at the Oddball Comedy Festival in 2013, only to be promoted to the main stage in 2014, sharing the spotlight with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and others.

Byron’s appeared on The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, on the reboot of BET's Comic View and he made his late night debut on The Pete Holmes Show. He can next be seen starring in the upcoming season of MTV’s Guy Code.


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January 21
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (01/21) 18 and up show


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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HBO Comedy Arts Festival

Comedy Central Presents

Chappelle's Show

Showtime
January 22 - 25
  

Tony Woods
PG-18: Language or sexual content


Tony is one of our favorite comics. His comedy is very very unique and his delivery is magical. As Tony has pointed out, he doesn't even have to tell jokes and people will already be laughing. Tony is fairly clean and his energy is smooth sailing. It would be wrong to try and compare him to anyone else because he has a style all his own. Don't miss him!


Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (01/22) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/23) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/23) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/24) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/24) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (01/25) 18 and up show


Tony Woods is a one-of-a-kind comedic legend that is always in control of his audience. A seasoned veteran in the comedy business, Tony is recognized not only by fans but by his peers as one of the best and most engaging comedians in the business.

Tony has a strong following in the US, UK, Australia and Europe. Born in North Carolina and raised in the D.C. area, Woods kicked off his career as an original member of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, he is an all-round veteran and one-of-a-kind comic. His playful and cool demeanour, combined with sharp and mischievous subject matter, create a show that is unmistakably entertaining at every level. A natural entertainer, Woods understands an audience and encourages them to become part of his strange world.

Tony’s recent appearances Comedy Central Presents Tony Woods, Comedy Central USO Tour, and Comedy Central World Comedy Tour have made him a comic favorite of international renown. He has also appeared on Last Comic Standing, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Showtime at the Apollo, NBC’s Friday Night Videos, Just for Laughs, NYPD Blue, HACK, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, HBO Comedy Spot and Asutralia's - The Footy Show.

Woods has also appeared in the film The Brooklyn Project, and his festival appearances include triumphs at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is a favourite at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

With Feature Act: Spark Tabor

Host / MC: Jimmy Roberson

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Last Comic Standing

Rooftop Comedy
January 29 - 31
  

Alex Stone CD Recording
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (01/29) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (01/30) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (01/30) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (01/31) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (01/31) 21 and up show


Alex Stone is a comedian from Cincinnati, Ohio who now makes his home in Chicago, Illinois. His hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. In addition to the deeply personal material that has become the cornerstone of his act, Alex has written jokes for nationally touring comedians and this year was one of the top one hundred comics selected for season eight of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Also in 2014, Alex was invited to preform at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal for their New Faces of Comedy showcase. He has also appeared at Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Indiana as well as being selected to participate in the 2013 Best of the Midwest competition at Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His prolific nature and originality has also made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel. Alex was also recently featured in both the Chicago Tribune and the Huffington Post. Thank you all for reading this!

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Last Comic Standing

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
February 5 - 8
  

Jon Roy
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (02/05) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (02/06) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (02/06) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (02/07) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (02/07) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (02/08) 18 and up show


A recipient of life saving heart surgery, John Roy grew up an only child in Chicago's ethnically diverse Rogers Park neighborhood. 

John's parents were an ex Jesuit who worked for Chicago's urban Loyola University, and a psychotherapist, who infused a love of the arts and philosophy into the boy from an early age.  He repaid their efforts by becoming a stand up comedian.

John began his career performing in independent rooms in Chicago.   After honing his act in clubs around the Midwest, John competed and was crowned the first champion of CBS' “Star Search,” in 2003.

He has performed stand up on numerous television shows, including “The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and “Last Comic Standing,” where he was a semi-finalist.  He made his debut on  “Conan,” in 2012.  His web series, "Marc Maron in Space" with Marc Maron and James Adomian, premieres in 2013, produced by IFC.  John's second album will be released on AST Records in 2013.

He has appeared numerous times as a panelist on cable networks like VH-1, Fox News, and Fuel TV.

John's CD “Dressed for Recess,” was released in 2008 on RBC records and continues to receive frequent airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio.

John performs in clubs across North America, including the Comic Strip in New York and the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.  He is also a  regular performer on such acclaimed independent comedy shows as “Whiplash,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Meltdown,” and “Comedy at the Knitting Factory.”  In 2008, he was invited to perform for the World Bank in Washington, DC.

John was a guest at the 2004 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, and has been an annual guest at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland since 2010.

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Bob & Tom 2

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Rooftop Comedy
February 12 - 15
  

Stewart Huff
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (02/12) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (02/13) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (02/13) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (02/14) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (02/14) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (02/15) 18 and up show


Stewart Huff was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been performing comedy for over 15 years, beginning when he decided to drop out of college to become a writer. Currently touring theatres, comedy clubs and special events across the country, Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine -- and genuinely unexpected -- comedy. His knack for embracing the foibles of humanity and his refreshing originality make him as likeable as he is hilarious. A storyteller at heart, Huff continues to amaze with his clever material and personal wit.

Huff has performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, including the Improv in Los Angeles and New York, the Punchline in Atlanta and the Funny Bone in Omaha, as well as countless others.

Invited to perform in the HBO Las Vegas Festival, Huff’s act can be viewed on pay-per-view. He was also a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006.

He currently lives near Athens, Georgia with his girlfriend. There, in his crooked farmhouse, he drops off the various items he collects while on the road, including an antique barber chair, countless vintage photographs, and an extensive collection of LP’s. She likes this.

Look for him in the upcoming documentary Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages, currently in post-production and slated for release in Fall 2011.

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.