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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of June 19, 2017

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


June 2017
 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each night 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.

2017 topics:

Jan 17: "My Do-Over."

Feb. 7: "Dark Horse Moments."

Feb. 21: "Fame."

Mar. 7: "Making Peace."

Mar. 28: "Broken."

Apr. 4: "Duped."

Apr. 18: "Refuge."

May 2: "First Impression."

May 16: "Traps."

June 6: "Mystery."

June 20: "Out Numbered."

June 27: "Breathless."

July 18: "Denial."

Aug. 1: "Caution."

Aug. 15: "Good Intentions."

Sept. 5: "Schooled."

Sept. 19: "Confrontation." Ann Arbor Distilling Company, 220 Felch.

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline (except as noted), 100 N. Ashley. $10. 764-5118. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2017
 7:30 p.m. 

"Snapshots: Stories of Life": PencilPoint TheatreWorks.

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June 21 & 22. Local storytellers tell the stories behind photos that are special to them.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Thursday


June 2017
 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Comedy Showcase: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. in June. Performances by nationally touring stand-up comics TBA.

June 8: Bill Hildebrandt. Veteran Detroit-area comic is known for his clever, good-natured, often surprising topical and observational humor.

June 15: Mark Sweetman. Veteran Detroit-bred observational comic, a cross between a court jester and a philosophical humorist known for his dry wit and acerbic delivery.

June 22: Mike Lebovitz. NYC-based comic who blends manic, rapid-fire observational humor with absurdist clowning.

June 29: Tim Cavanagh. A veteran Chicago comic who blends whimsically naive observations with merrily absurd song parodies, Cavanaugh has been described as "Beaver Cleaver with a guitar and a wickedly funny point of view." Several of his songs have been major hits on the syndicated Dr. Demento radio show.

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6:30-8 p.m., Katie's Corner, CDL lawn (held indoors in case of rain), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Snapshots: Stories of Life": PencilPoint TheatreWorks.

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June 21 & 22. Local storytellers tell the stories behind photos that are special to them.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Friday


June 2017
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Lebovitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 23 & 24. Chicago-bred stand-up comic known for his engaging, if slightly disheveled stage manner and his well-paced blend of jokes, droll stories, and snappy observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers. The 10 p.m. Friday show, "A Pointless Display of Improvised Feats," is devoted to long-form improv.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12 (8 p.m.) & $10 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Saturday


June 2017
 7 p.m. 

CPC Comedy Show with Rik Roberts.

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​Care Pregnancy Center (CPC) of Lenawee will be hosting a Comedy Show, Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event will be held at Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA). This year's show will feature nationally renowned comedian Rik Roberts. Rik has appeared on CMT's "20 Greatest Redneck Moments", Sirius XM Radio, "Bananas Family Comedy", and is a favorite on Blue Collar Radio. ​
​Care Pregnancy Center (CPC) of Lenawee has been serving Lenawee and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. CPC offers a variety of services from: free pregnancy tests, parenting classes, male mentoring programs, community referrals, and material assistance. Click here to visit the CPC of Lenawee webpage.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door the day of the event.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $20 in advanced/ $25 at door day of the show. 517.423.6617. boxoffice@thetca.org www.TheTCA.org [map]



 8 p.m. 

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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These two improv comedians, both cast members of the immensely popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, perform hilarious scenes based on audience suggestions. With audience participation, such as audience members creating all of the sound effects for a scene. For all ages.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $45 & $50 in advance at a2sf.org & by phone. 764-2538.


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Lebovitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 23 & 24. Chicago-bred stand-up comic known for his engaging, if slightly disheveled stage manner and his well-paced blend of jokes, droll stories, and snappy observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers. The 10 p.m. Friday show, "A Pointless Display of Improvised Feats," is devoted to long-form improv.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12 (8 p.m.) & $10 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Sunday


June 2017
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for a 10-15 minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]






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