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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of February 10, 2020

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


February 2020
 7-8:45 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 6 copies of your work to share.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. 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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Thursday


February 2020
 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Tina Giori: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 13-15. A former schoolteacher, this NYC comic is known for her rapid-fire, sharp-witted observational humor directed at the state of American culture. "Achieving what often eludes many less adept comediennes, her set was wickedly sarcastic and edgy without coming across as negative, angry, or just plain mean," says the Long Island Voice.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $14 (Thurs.) & $18 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Friday


February 2020
 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Love is Here to Stay!" Northside Community Church.

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All invited to this multi-genre open mic. Drum set, piano, and organ available to use, if you like. Also, a local pianist TBA available to accompany or improvise with you.
NCC, 929 Barton. Free. 662-6351. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Tina Giori: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 13-15. A former schoolteacher, this NYC comic is known for her rapid-fire, sharp-witted observational humor directed at the state of American culture. "Achieving what often eludes many less adept comediennes, her set was wickedly sarcastic and edgy without coming across as negative, angry, or just plain mean," says the Long Island Voice.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $14 (Thurs.) & $18 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv with This is a Quiz": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Performance by resident group This is a Quiz. Followed by the League of Pointless Improvisers performing "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Show preceded by a guest improv troupe TBA.
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


February 2020
 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Tina Giori: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 13-15. A former schoolteacher, this NYC comic is known for her rapid-fire, sharp-witted observational humor directed at the state of American culture. "Achieving what often eludes many less adept comediennes, her set was wickedly sarcastic and edgy without coming across as negative, angry, or just plain mean," says the Long Island Voice.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $14 (Thurs.) & $18 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 8, 15, 22, & 29. Comedic improv by experienced local performers, including the resident League of Pointless Improvisers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Sunday


February 2020
 7 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Readings by members TBA of the U-M poetry slam team.
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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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]






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