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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art

From standup to improv, and everything in between, comedy is flourishing in the auditoriums and clubs of Ann Arbor. And with the U-M's new Media Union, a growing number of multimedia performances are appearing on The Calendar.





 
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Tuesday


September 2013
 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

2014

Jan 21: "Beginnings."

Feb. 18: "Happy."

Mar. 18: "Escape."

Apr. 15: "Song."

May 20: "Animals."

June 17: "Fathers."

July 15: TBA.

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]
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Thursday


September 2013
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Womyn's Poetry Fest".

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Poetry readings by local poets Jill Halpern, Dawn Richberg, and Charlotte Young Bowens in celebration of women and their creative spirits. Also, a performance by local performance artist Callie McKee. Preceded and followed by an open mike. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., Shaut, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 663-0036. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"The UFO Show IV (Unidentified Funny Objects): The Pirate Edition": Emergent Arts.

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Sept. 19 & 20. A variety show that features storytelling, songs, and standup comedy by Julie Lyons, Bob Obst, Ace Armstrong, and others. Note: not suitable for children.
8 p.m., Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $8. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]
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 8:30 p.m. 

"Clean Guys of Comedy": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast (Sept. 19) and taped rebroadcast (Sept. 26) of an evening of family-friendly stand-up featuring veteran Detroit comic Dave Coulier, along with Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, and Heather McDonald.
8:30 p.m. (Sept. 19) & 7:30 p.m. (Sept. 26), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $14.50 in advance at gqti.com and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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Friday


September 2013
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Keith Ruff: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 20 & 21. This Detroit-area African American comic is known for his crisp, clever, slightly twisted topical commentary and for his high-spirited, often whimsical performing style. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"The UFO Show IV (Unidentified Funny Objects): The Pirate Edition": Emergent Arts.

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Sept. 19 & 20. A variety show that features storytelling, songs, and standup comedy by Julie Lyons, Bob Obst, Ace Armstrong, and others. Note: not suitable for children.
8 p.m., Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $8. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]
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Saturday


September 2013
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Keith Ruff: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 20 & 21. This Detroit-area African American comic is known for his crisp, clever, slightly twisted topical commentary and for his high-spirited, often whimsical performing style. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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