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Charleston Comedy Festival

January 18-21

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Charleston City Paper and The Have Nots! have teamed up once again to bring laughter and comedic relief to cure the post-holiday blues. January 2017 will mark the 14th annual Charleston Comedy Festival, the premier comedy event of the Southeast. 

This year’s event promises to be an even bigger hit than years before with big-name acts including Hannibal Buress and Jim Breuer—plus more performances, venues, and attendees. 

Performers and comedy troupes from the country’s top comedy hotbeds have been invited to perform during the four-day event featuring stand-up, sketch, and improv performers

Moral Fixation, Purple Jam, Human Fireworks

Wed, Jan 18 at 7:30pm

at Theatre 99
General Admission
$5.00
$6.56 with fees
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Moral Fixation

Moral Fixation is a 2 man long form improv show birthed 11 years ago from the fertile loins of Lee Lewis and Greg Tavares.  They take one audience member suggestion and through virtuoso scenework weave an intricate tapestry of artistic deliciousness.  It's improv at the speed of brilliance! The perfect show for those who like their comedy a little on the meaty side.

 

Human Fireworks

Every show begins with a warning that “it’s about to get weird,” and HUMAN FIREWORKS delivers.  Combining abstract movement and sound with inspired scene work, the 6 person team creates a unique hilarious experience that stretches the boundaries of an improv show.  There’s one thing you can guarantee with HUMAN FIREWORKS, it will be a show you’ll never forget.

Truth is Presents: Sex, Drugs & Rock-N-Roll

Wed, Jan 18 at 8pm

at PULP
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$6.56 with fees
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Truth is presents Sex, Drugs & Roll and Roll

Six performers from Charleston's live monthly true storytelling show will share hysterical (and sometimes poignant) stories inspired by America's infamous "rocker lifestyle." If you've ever tried to be too cool for school, this show is for you. Karen Mae Black - show host, Chelsea Erickson, Christopher Hernandez, Amanda Kennedy-Colie, Andy Livengood, JA Moore and Zoe Davis Roff.

Mary Kay has a Posse

Wed, Jan 18 at 9:30pm

at Theatre 99
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They’re back! Charleston's original all-female improv comedy group!  Part talk show format (similar to The View), part long form improv, ALL funny!  Bitingly witty, unpredictable, and politically incorrect the ladies of “Posse Talk” break all the rules.  “An unforgettable night of laughing ’til your face hurts.”  Charleston City Paper  If you are easily offended or feel that a woman's place is in the kitchen, stay home.

The Hannibal Montanabal Experience

Thu, Jan 19 at 7:30pm

at Sottile Theatre
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Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans on big and small screens alike. The New York Times calls him one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around. Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar.

Buress recently appeared on the big screen in the blockbuster comedy features Neighbors and Neighbors 2, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. He was seen in the film Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as well as the indie Band of Robbers. He will also appear in the upcoming film version of Baywatch and the much-anticipated film Spider-man: Homecoming.

He is a regular on the late night TV circuit, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Hannibal’s highly-rated second hour standup special “Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago” premiered on Comedy Central on March 29th, 2014, with GQ declaring “He makes us ugly laugh. Hard.” His live stand up appearances play to sold out audiences across the country.

Get your tickets to this show soon, because it will sell out!

Buzz off, Lucille, Organized Chaos, Purple Jam

Thu, Jan 19 at 8pm

at Theatre 99
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Buzz Off, Lucille presents Balls Deep (NYC)

Dressed as men, Buzz Off, Lucille goes DEEP into the lives of dudes...Balls deep... We got homophobia, internet trolls, rape culture and frat guys. To really understand a man, you have to walk a mile in his grey New Balances.

 

Organized Chaos

The 6 person group will thrill you with their character-driven monologues that will inspire a ton of wacky scenes. The perfect show if you like cats, Superman, blondes, and the British. 

You know how your mom wants you to clean your room, but you know exactly where everything is? Well… that has nothing to do with this show. The crew from Organized Chaos will not help you clean your room, but they will make sure you have a hilarious evening. Make sure you ask for a To-Go box, because there will be too much fun for you take in one sitting.

McQueen

Thu, Jan 19 at 8pm

at PULP
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$17.18 with fees
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Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. His new show "SAN PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom’s Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants.

Adams is master of this mashup of songs,voices, and sketches that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has called “just brilliant". 

Jim Breuer

Fri, Jan 20 at 7:30pm

at Sottile Theatre
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With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer is a stand up comedy legend and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his dead-on impressions and hilarious charm.

He got his big break in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary Saturday Night Live. During his four years on “SNL,” Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci.  Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film Half Baked.

His television appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.

In 2011, Breuer’s acclaimed autobiography, I’m Not High: (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), was released on paperback. Most recently, Breuer taped his latest one hour comedy special And Laughter for All at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, New York.

Grampa, Tell Me 'Bout te Good Ol' Days / Buzz off, Lucille

Fri, Jan 20 at 7:30pm

at Theatre 99
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$14.53 with fees
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Grampa, Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days  (Chicago and Atlanta)

"Grampa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days" is a completely improvised trip down memory lane that may or may not be factual, sane, or even entertaining! Matt Horgan (Dad's Garage Theatre Company) and Tim Stoltenberg (The Second City, iO West) are a man in his twilight years, looking back on all his mistakes in life, and his college age grandson who still has all of his ahead of him. With the help of audience suggestions, Grampa will maybe teach Junior a valuable life lesson, educate him about the family curse, warn him about the deadly danger of redheads, or any other completely made up nonsense. Those who forget history are doomed to improvise it!

Reformed Whores

Fri, Jan 20 at 7:30pm

at Woolfe Street Playhouse
General Admission
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$14.53 with fees
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If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby, you'd get the delightfully twangy & hysterically funny musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! These All-American gals, Katy Frame and Marie Cecile Anderson serve up Southern-fried feminism with songs about the things you think, but don’t always have the guts to say. They've been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, and many other three-letter networks. They've spread their gospel near and far, touring the USA opening for big names like "Weird Al" Yankovich, Les Claypool, Dweezil Zappa, and Reverend Horton Heat. Their sophomore album "Don't Beat Around the Bush" debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart and their YouTube channel just hit over a million views! For more information, visit reformedwhores.com

Nameless Numberhead and Friends

Fri, Jan 20 at 7:30pm

at Redux Contemporary Art center
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Nameless Numberhead & Friends

Nameless Numberhead is a sketch comedy duo from Charleston, SC that has Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Key and Peele, Saturday Night Live, Billy on the Street, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee currently on their DVR. Their new series, "Nameless Numberhead & Friends" features some of the top performers in Charleston coming together for a slam jam night of comedy and music. 3 sketch groups and a musical guest weave together a collaborative evening of original sketches and songs sure to make your brain dance. You won't want to miss it, unless of course you do miss it- in which case that's ok. Live your life. More Info at numberheadcomedy.com

The Most RACES Show on Earth!
and Drew Thomas

Fri, Jan 20 at 8pm

at The Commodore
General Admission
$12.50
$14.53 with fees
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Most RACES Show on Earth

MRSOE! (The Most RACES Show on Earth!) is a stand-up comedy show that is fully aware that the world is a diverse place.  It's made up of all different colors, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations and...it's all good.  It's something to embrace and see value in.  

MRSOE! is for audiences who want to listen, understand and laugh at viewpoints that might be different from their own.  We're not out to change anyone's minds...far from it.  We just want to make you laugh!

The Most RACES Show on Earth! scours North America to find and present the best comedic talent from all different cultures, creeds and colors and if you're cool with us, then we're cool with you!

At the 2016 Charleston Comedy Festival MRSOE! Presents a special Double headlining set with two of the best comedians from our extensive roster:

Daniel Tirado (Queens, NY) - Three time veteran of the world-renowned Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Daniel was featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was selected to perform as one of the top 10 finalists on StandUp NBC - a nationwide search for talent that auditions over 650 comedians each year. Tirado was also invited to play the Charleston Comedy Festival as well as the Halifax Comedy Festival.  Daniel now lives in New York and performs regularly at some of the most prestigious clubs in the city. 


Drew Thomas (Atlanta, GA) - Drew Thomas is a comedic storyteller. He draws his audience in with his accounts of relationship follies and keen retorts on everyday life and current affairs. Drew's insight on comedy leaves you with a sense of intimacy that makes women want his number; guys want to grab a beer with him and everyone laughing all night. His warm and inviting personality puts you at ease and makes you comfortable instantly; you are immediately drawn into his world as he takes you on a comedic roller coaster ride. 

In 2010, he was featured on The Craig Ferguson Show, in 2015, he was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and was also featured on AXS TV's "Live at Gotham". 

Some of the people Drew has graced the stage with, include Ron White, Jake Johansen, Don DC Curry, D.L. Hughley, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Jon Reep, Bobby Slayton, Shaun Jones, Aries Spears, Bill Bellamy, Corey Zooman Miller and Craig Robinson. You definitely want to catch this guys show; insiders say he's one to watch. 

The best way to describe Drew's act, well he’s just a natural.

McQueen

Fri, Jan 20 at 8pm

at PULP
General Admission
$15.00
$17.18 with fees
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Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. His new show "SAN PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom’s Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants.

Adams is master of this mashup of songs,voices, and sketches that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has called “just brilliant". 

The Defiant Thomas Brothers

Fri, Jan 20 at 9pm

at Theatre 99
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$14.53 with fees
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The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers are Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas. Known for their commanding stage presence, commitment to character and timing, and ability to mine laughs all along the sensitivity spectrum, the Defiant Thomas Brothers roamed the Chicago comedy stages in the pre-YouTube era when political correctness was only a child. Just over two years after they began running their sketch show once a week in a black box theater in Chicago's Uptown, they were invited to HBO’s prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, where they won the award for best sketch group alongside best alternative act Flight of the Conchords. A year later, they were gone. In 2015, they came back. After several highly-anticipated runs in Chicago, they are performing for the first time in Charleston.

Improv Marathon ft. Hims and Hers, Big Dicktionary, C.H.A.M.P.S.

Fri, Jan 20 at 9pm

at Redux Contemporary Art center
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$11.87 with fees
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Big Dicktionary

Big Dicktionary is a two-person, long-form improvisational comedy team composed of Timmy Finch and John Brennan. The two have just enough in common to share the stage and break many of the "rules" to entertain. Neither one is safe from the other as they keep the show tight and fast even as they call out each others' foibles.

Oh yeah, they use a very big dictionary in the show. 

 

Hims and Hers

The Hims & Hers are a team of seasoned Charleston-based improvisers who take one word from the audience and turn it into an entire show. Breaking the conventions of traditional scene edits, the players “follow the fun” to create a fluid tapestry of hilarity. The Hims & Hers are: Alexandra Bennett, Stephen Boynton, Shona Cait, Josh Christian, Hunter Gardner, Tami Ross and Nate Rufo.

 

C.H.A.M.P.S.

A handful of old school pals getting back into the ring to knock out some good old fashioned improv comedy.  Each show is just as deranged as the last.  If you like you comedy on the wacky side, then C.H.A.MPS. is the show for you.  It's fast-paced, silly, and at times even too silly. All we ask is that you get in pit and try to love someone.

Stand-Up Competition Winners - The Ruckus Room Stand-Up Show

Fri, Jan 20 at 9:30pm

at Woolfe Street Playhouse
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$14.53 with fees
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The Ruckus Room Stand-Up Show

Local comedians and longtime Theatre 99 company members Tim Hoeckel and Jessica Mickey like messing with their friends, so they decided to create a stand-up comedy show where they can do just that. It’s a showcase with a twist, in which comics will be challenged with various obstacles. Will they have to make up a set on the spot based on an audience suggestion? Will they have to tell their jokes along to a rap beat? Will they have to roast fellow comics and audience members with compliments? Who knows? The only thing for certain is that it’s gonna get weird.

 

Mike Brocki

With a unique style blending smart and silly, Mike Brocki engages audiences with a relaxed demeanor and delivers laugh after laugh that you’ll never see coming. Mike describes his comedy as "hauntingly beautiful" and "soulful" while audiences say he’s simply hilarious. Mike is the Audience vote winner and judges winner for this year’s Stand Up Competition.

 

Hagan Chase Ragland

Kentucky-born and Charleston-bred Hagan Chase Ragland is a four-year vet of the SC comedy scene whose credits include getting 2nd place in this years Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition, Numerous appearances in Charleston based shows such as Rip City and Ruckus room, and is a co-host of The Petty Couch Podcast. Hagan is best known for self-deprecating humor with a party vibe, a pretty decent Fred Durst impression, and an undergraduate degree in film he does not use.

Sisters 4ΣVΣR - Allison Text Initiative - Tomorrowquest Theatre

Fri, Jan 20 at 9:30pm

at PULP
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$11.87 with fees
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Sisters 4ΣVΣR (Chicago)

Leila was in a Jewish sorority at a Big Ten University and lived in her sorority house for 2 years. Witness moments of beauty and horror as Leila recreates chapter meetings, frat parties, and pledging. Relive Leila's experiences in the Greek system as she presents a series of characters based on real people she knew in college, but most importantly watch some of Leila's most heartfelt memories that led to the person she is today in her one woman show, Sisters 4ΣVΣR.

 

Allison Text Initiative

Deep inside the mind of a millennial male live the smartest unelected aides who control his every action. Things are easy until an unexpected text arrives from a GIRL. Now, they must set aside their differences to come up with the perfect response. But will their combined efforts be enough to woo? Or will Bradley be doomed to stare at his phone, waiting for a reply that will never come?

 

Tomorrowquest Theatre

Tomorrowquest Theatre is the giant comedy robot made up of five smaller comedy robots. Introducing our intrepid improvisers Joe(bot) Coughlin, Patrick (the) Fowler(minator), Daniel R3n3d-0, Topher (X-K9) Riddle, and Curt(omaton) Shumate as they make the universe safe for laughter. Join them as they battle your boredom with wit, friendship, and giant lasers. (giant lasers not included)

All Star Jam

Fri, Jan 20 at 10:30pm

at Theatre 99
General Admission
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$6.56 with fees
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The Defiant Thomas Brothers

Sat, Jan 21 at 7:30pm

at Theatre 99
General Admission
$12.50
$14.53 with fees
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The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers are Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas. Known for their commanding stage presence, commitment to character and timing, and ability to mine laughs all along the sensitivity spectrum, the Defiant Thomas Brothers roamed the Chicago comedy stages in the pre-YouTube era when political correctness was only a child. Just over two years after they began running their sketch show once a week in a black box theater in Chicago's Uptown, they were invited to HBO’s prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, where they won the award for best sketch group alongside best alternative act Flight of the Conchords. A year later, they were gone. In 2015, they came back. After several highly-anticipated runs in Chicago, they are performing for the first time in Charleston.

Reformed Whores

Sat, Jan 21 at 7:30pm

at Woolfe Street Playhouse
General Admission
$12.50
$14.53 with fees
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If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby, you'd get the delightfully twangy & hysterically funny musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! These All-American gals, Katy Frame and Marie Cecile Anderson serve up Southern-fried feminism with songs about the things you think, but don’t always have the guts to say. They've been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, and many other three-letter networks. They've spread their gospel near and far, touring the USA opening for big names like "Weird Al" Yankovich, Les Claypool, Dweezil Zappa, and Reverend Horton Heat. Their sophomore album "Don't Beat Around the Bush" debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart and their YouTube channel just hit over a million views! For more information, visit reformedwhores.com

Improv Marathon featuring The Dudes, Alchemy Comedy Theatre, DSI

Sat, Jan 21 at 7:30pm

at Redux Contemporary Art center
General Admission
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$11.87 with fees
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The Dudes: Rolling on Shabbos (Norfolk, VA)

The Dudes are an improv group from Norfolk, VA and perform regularly at The Push Comedy Theater. The Dudes specialize in a high-octane fueled longform called The Rant (aka The Walter), focusing on obscure relevance.

 

Local Legends, Alchemy Comedy Theater (Greenville)

Since 2011 the all-star cast of Local Legends has been the Alchemy Comedy Theater's (Greenville, SC) flagship show. Every Friday night a different local legend (person of note) tells their own local legends (personal stories) to inspire this fully improvised show. On tour, instead we use our own stories or stories of characters we create live on stage inspired by your suggestion. These energetic and completely improvised shows feature different local performers and special guests each week. This. Show. Will. Be. Funny.

 

DSI  (Chapel Hill)

Critically acclaimed for its performance of improv comedy and proud champions of Chicago's last international Super CageMatch, the touring company of North Carolina's DSI Comedy Theater presents its signature fast-paced improvised adrenaline rush for one night only, always for the first and last time. This Charleston Comedy Festival performance features DSI founder Zach Ward and director Emily Holland (alum of ImprovBoston and iO West).

McQueen

Sat, Jan 21 at 8pm

at PULP
General Admission
$15.00
$17.18 with fees
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Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. His new show "SAN PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom’s Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants.

Adams is master of this mashup of songs,voices, and sketches that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has called “just brilliant". 

The Most RACES Show on Earth!
and Drew Thomas

Sat, Jan 21 at 8pm

at The Commodore
General Admission
$12.50
$14.53 with fees
Buy Tickets
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Most RACES Show on Earth

MRSOE! (The Most RACES Show on Earth!) is a stand-up comedy show that is fully aware that the world is a diverse place.  It's made up of all different colors, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations and...it's all good.  It's something to embrace and see value in.  

MRSOE! is for audiences who want to listen, understand and laugh at viewpoints that might be different from their own.  We're not out to change anyone's minds...far from it.  We just want to make you laugh!

The Most RACES Show on Earth! scours North America to find and present the best comedic talent from all different cultures, creeds and colors and if you're cool with us, then we're cool with you!

At the 2016 Charleston Comedy Festival MRSOE! Presents a special Double headlining set with two of the best comedians from our extensive roster:

Daniel Tirado (Queens, NY) - Three time veteran of the world-renowned Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Daniel was featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was selected to perform as one of the top 10 finalists on StandUp NBC - a nationwide search for talent that auditions over 650 comedians each year. Tirado was also invited to play the Charleston Comedy Festival as well as the Halifax Comedy Festival.  Daniel now lives in New York and performs regularly at some of the most prestigious clubs in the city. 


Drew Thomas (Atlanta, GA) - Drew Thomas is a comedic storyteller. He draws his audience in with his accounts of relationship follies and keen retorts on everyday life and current affairs. Drew's insight on comedy leaves you with a sense of intimacy that makes women want his number; guys want to grab a beer with him and everyone laughing all night. His warm and inviting personality puts you at ease and makes you comfortable instantly; you are immediately drawn into his world as he takes you on a comedic roller coaster ride. 

In 2010, he was featured on The Craig Ferguson Show, in 2015, he was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and was also featured on AXS TV's "Live at Gotham". 

Some of the people Drew has graced the stage with, include Ron White, Jake Johansen, Don DC Curry, D.L. Hughley, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Jon Reep, Bobby Slayton, Shaun Jones, Aries Spears, Bill Bellamy, Corey Zooman Miller and Craig Robinson. You definitely want to catch this guys show; insiders say he's one to watch. 

The best way to describe Drew's act, well he’s just a natural.

Grampa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days - Full Love Throttle

Sat, Jan 21 at 9pm

at Theatre 99
General Admission
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$14.53 with fees
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Grampa, Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days  (Chicago and Atlanta)

"Grampa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days" is a completely improvised trip down memory lane that may or may not be factual, sane, or even entertaining! Matt Horgan (Dad's Garage Theatre Company) and Tim Stoltenberg (The Second City, iO West) are a man in his twilight years, looking back on all his mistakes in life, and his college age grandson who still has all of his ahead of him. With the help of audience suggestions, Grampa will maybe teach Junior a valuable life lesson, educate him about the family curse, warn him about the deadly danger of redheads, or any other completely made up nonsense. Those who forget history are doomed to improvise it!

 

Full Love Throttle

After working together since 1991, Greg Tavares and Brandy Sullivan (both of The Have Nots!) decided it was time to do a 2-person show.  It starts by taking information from one audience volunteer and then dives headfirst into characters and scenes that you won’t soon forget.

Improv Marathon featuring The Pushers, Bonecracker & All Star Jam

Sat, Jan 21 at 9pm

at Redux Contemporary Art center
General Admission
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$11.87 with fees
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The Pushers (Norfolk, VA)

Get ready for a hilarious set of frights! The Pushers bring you tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story. With suggestions from the audience, they will make up a series of gut-busting ghost stories right before your eyes.  We ain't afraid of no ghost!

The Pushers are Virginia's premiere sketch and improv comedy group. For more than ten years they have thrilled (and shocked) audiences with their wild antics both on and off stage. The group puts on a racy, high-octane, energetic show that is guaranteed to have audiences howling with laughter. In November of 2014, they opened The Push Comedy Theater, located in the Norfolk Arts District.

 

Bonecracker (Chapel Hill)

BoneCracker started burning the stage all over the Triangle in 2011. The team is comprised of hard-working, honest American improvisers who come from all walks of life.  The boys and girl of BoneCracker break the rules with every show leaving audiences with the exact opposite feeling of melancholy. BonceCracker has visited most of the East Coast performing at festivals in D.C., Charleston and Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA, as well as Norfolk and Richmond, VA. They've seen it all, been to the abyss of improv and have survived the event horizon of comedy to bring a rare form of performance that has Kings and Queens of the past praising their name.  Sit back and relax, and let BoneCracker rip your skeleton out of your body, in a funny way.  

 

All Star Jam

"Their set was incredible. Their stream-of-consciousness took them places nobody could have seen coming. But when it ended, it was done. It now only lives as a collective memory of the group and everyone in the crowd. " - Brian  Garraty (Norfolk Comedy Festival)

Some of the country’s best improvisers will be in town during the festival. What better way to celebrate than by having good old-fashioned improv jam! This is sure to be an “anything goes and probably will” type of show.

Comedian Quincy Jones

Sat, Jan 21 at 9:30pm

at Woolfe Street Playhouse
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Comedian Quincy Jones   (Los Angeles)  

Quincy Jones is a comedian originally from Seattle, now living in Los Angeles, CA.

Quincy not only loves comedy, but the hard work that goes into being a comedian. He once challenged himself to do 1000 shows in one year. Through that hard work and determination, Quincy has honed his voice, weaving together stories and everyday observations that cover everything from Subway cookies to police brutality. That along with his crowd interaction and witty off-the-cuff responses make him a highly sought after performer.

Quincy has worked with many comics including Rory Scovel, Ian Edwards, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and more. 

Clip from his HBO comedy special Quincy Jones: Burning the Light : http://www.hbo.com/comedy/quincy-jones-burning-the-light/video/promo.html?autoplay=true

Improv Marathon featuring Front Porch Improv, Doppelganger & All Star Jam

Sat, Jan 21 at 9:30pm

at PULP
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Front Porch Improv (Savannah)

Savannah’s finest and funniest show mixes improv scenes and stories into a seamless, spontaneous and unscripted theatrical experience. Front Porch Improv is produced and homegrown by Savannah’s Improv Company (SiC). 

The professional improv cast emphasizes comedic acting, grounded characters and believable relationships very much like a play, but without a script. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other people crying.

www.frontporchimprov.com

 

Doppelganger

In a world where rock was king, the drugs were free, and the women were easy; two men formed from fire and brimstone a band that would transcend time and space: "DOPPELGANGER!" Now that Clive Neilsen (Lee Lewis - Moral Fixation) and Johnny Dregg (Jason Cooper - Playlist, Weird Science), have fallen on hard times they are bringing their "hits" to their most rabid fans...the patrons of Charleston Comedy Festival!!!

Charleston's only all improvised rock show, where you, the audience, shout out the "titles" of your favorite Doppelganger! songs, and have them performed for the first and last time ever.
The Critics say:
"Lee Lewis and Jason Cooper are so good at what they do that the lines between fact and fiction may blur a bit during the show." - Jason Zwicker
"It's a mix of VH1 Storytellers and Tenacious D" - Charleston City Paper

Charleston Comedy Festival Finale

Sat, Jan 21 at 10:30pm

at Theatre 99
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You never know who will be at the Festival Finale and you can be sure it will be a good time. It's a pu pu platter of comedy goodness!


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Charleston, SC 29403

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