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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of September 11, 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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Thursday


September 2017
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Storytellers Guild members present a program of old tales and personal stories for grownups.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free; donations accepted. annarborstorytelling.org, facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. 665-2757. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Hashtag Comedy Show": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances, with audience participation, both live and via social media, by several up-and-coming area stand-up comics TBA. Hosted by veteran Detroit comics Darnell Anderson and KJ Robinson. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 reserved seating in advance and general admission at the door. [map]


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Friday


September 2017
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Andy Beningo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 15 & 16. Michigan stand-up comic is known for his observational humor about such matters as Chinese restaurants, life as a college student, and middle school teachers Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 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


September 2017
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Andy Beningo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 15 & 16. Michigan stand-up comic is known for his observational humor about such matters as Chinese restaurants, life as a college student, and middle school teachers Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 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


September 2017
 1-2:30 pm.  Free! 

Jon Glaser: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This actor-comic, best known as the splendidly obnoxious councilman Jamm on Parks & Recreation, discusses the art of comedy and the highlights of his own career in it.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sun. Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike.

Sep. 3: Reading by Marlin Jenkins, a Detroit poet (and U-M creative writing grad) whose poems often come off as fragments of a visionary spiritual autobiography.

Sept. 17: Reading by U-M Bear River Review editor Monica Rico, author of the 2001 chapbook Esperanza.

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7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]






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