Saturday, January 17, 2009

COMEDY FEST SCENE: Sold out shows, Tonight's lineup

Posted by Joshua Curry on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Just checked in with Comedy Festival queen-bee Brandy Sullivan and she says tickets are selling fast. If you're heading out tonight, be mindful of these shows:

FUCT 8 tickets left

Cook County Social Club 1 ticket left

Festival Finale 2 tickets left

Stand-up Double Feature SOLD OUT

If you're looking for alternatives, these shows have plenty of tickets left and have been getting high praise:

Roseville: A Suspenseful Comedy

"If you like surreal humor, this is for you, because you can enjoy the hard-to-find discovery of what it’s like to laugh and then cringe and then laugh some more and then grow bored and maybe get disgusted and then laugh until you’re laughing the deepest, darkest laughter that you had no idea lived inside of you. That’s the suspense of Roseville." -John Stoehr

The Buffoons:

"The last time the Buffoons performed in Charleston, Eugene Cordero did an impersonation of the late Bernie Mac. It was slow. It was excruciating. And it was brilliant. To this day, those in the audience might recall Cordero's Mac musing about hanging out with his sister's kids on a Sunday afternoon." -John Stoehr

Stand-up Showdown

"The festival's second stand-up offering, hosted by the Music Farm, features a Charleston favorite and a rising national star: former 96 Wave radio host-turned-Sirius Radio disc jockey Kenny Z shares the stage with Las Vegas-based comic J. Reid." -Stratton Lawrence

Hot Sauce

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Tonight's schedule:

7:30 p.m. FUCT (R)

Sure, they're not politically correct, but are they spellingly correct?

Where: Theatre 99

Tickets: $12.50

7:30 p.m. Roseville: A Suspenseful Comedy (PG-15)

Two actors play 14 characters in this original sketch from Chicago

Where: Lance Hall

Tickets: $12.50

7:30 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Lead McEnroe, Mister Diplomat, and Best Friends

Longform and musical improv that will rock you like a hurricane

Where: Stars at The American Theater

Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Get Hypnotized! (PG)

Peter Gross will turn your kid into the obedient automaton you've always wanted

Where: The American Theater

Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. The Buffoons (R)

Raw, in-your-face sketch comedy fresh from New Yawk

Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre

Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Stand-Up Double Feature (R):

Rory Scovel and Jon Steinberg

A battle of wits in which only one gets out alive

Where: Trio Club

Tickets: $12.50

8:30 p.m. God's Pottery (PG-15)

They are sooo much funnier than Jews for Jesus

Where: The Music Farm

Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. Cook County Social Club (R)

Fast-paced sketch comedy from Chi-Town

Where: Theatre 99

Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. I Eat Pandas (PG-15)

These funny ladies return with more musical improv

Where: Lance Hall

Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Sid Viscous, Horse & House, and Rockola

Longform and musical improv that will rock you like a hurricane

Where: Stars at The American Theater

Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. Hot Sauce (R)

Ben Schwartz of Robot Chicken leads this sketch comedy trio

Where: Charleston Ballet Theater

Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. The Pushers (R)

You laugh when they say you can laugh

Where: The American Theater

Tickets: $12.50

10 p.m. Stand-Up Showdown (R):

Kenny Zimlinghaus and J. Reid

The prodigal son returns, and, look, he brought a friend!

Where: The Music Farm

Tickets: $12.50

10:30 p.m. Festival Finale (R)

You'll laugh so much you'll puke

Where: Theatre 99

Tickets: $20


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