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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of September 9, 2019

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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Wednesday


September 2019
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


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Thursday


September 2019
 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including Finance Camp and others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. except Oct. 30 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Friday


September 2019
 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Story Night": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Virtual storytelling program with local and regional storytellers TBA, including members of this local guild.
Preregister at https://tinyurl.com/yac77xj9 for meeting URL. Free.


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Grant Lyon: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 13 & 14. Local debut of this Santa Cruz-based observational comic who peppers his act with facts and highbrow concepts. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 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": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local groups, including Pointless's resident company the League of Pointless Improvisers. The Sept. 13, 20, & 27 shows feature sets by This Is a Quiz.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Saturday


September 2019
 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"An Afternoon of Improv": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The local improv group Work Friends performs short-form improv games and a long-form set.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Grant Lyon: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 13 & 14. Local debut of this Santa Cruz-based observational comic who peppers his act with facts and highbrow concepts. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Forte Factory": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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The Pointless musical improv team performs an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local groups, including Pointless's resident company the League of Pointless Improvisers. The Sept. 13, 20, & 27 shows feature sets by This Is a Quiz.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Sunday


September 2019
 7 p.m. 

Quinton Robinson: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this Lansing-based spoken word artist who has published 2 chapbooks, most recently Black Dreams (2014).
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Sept. 1 & 15. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Friday


September 2019
 8 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]






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