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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of August 6, 2018

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


August 2018
 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Aug. 7 & 21. 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 a biweekly theme. August themes: "Business" (Aug. 7) & "Destiny" (Aug. 21). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118. [map]


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Wednesday


August 2018
 7:45 p.m. 

"Stand-Up Comedy Summer Series": Full Metal Jokers.

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Performances by local and nationally known comics TBA. Note: Adult content.
7:45 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Thursday


August 2018
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. This is the last performance until March 2019.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Thurs. 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


August 2018
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mark Knope: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This Detroit native, a veteran of the national comedy circuit, is known for his impressions of celebrity voices and hilarious takes on the commonplaces of everyday life. 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. 

"Summer Games": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs comedic improv games such as "Steal-a-Line," "Oscar Winning Moment," and others, as well as "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Saturday


August 2018
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mark Knope: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This Detroit native, a veteran of the national comedy circuit, is known for his impressions of celebrity voices and hilarious takes on the commonplaces of everyday life. 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]


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Sunday


August 2018
 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]






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