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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of February 24, 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
 7:30 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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Thursday


February 2020
 7:30 p.m. 

Joe List: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 27-29. Known for his worrywart persona and cerebral, self-deprecating observational humor, this NYC-based comic has twice appeared on Conan and opened for Louis C.K. during his 2016 international tour. He has a special on the Netflix series The Standups. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 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]


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Friday


February 2020
 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Joe List: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 27-29. Known for his worrywart persona and cerebral, self-deprecating observational humor, this NYC-based comic has twice appeared on Conan and opened for Louis C.K. during his 2016 international tour. He has a special on the Netflix series The Standups. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (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]


 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
 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Canceled: "Arabic Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal tells stories and sings songs in Arabic. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley (Feb. 29) & AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (Mar. 28). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Day More Play Reading Festival": Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 (different programs). Two days of informally staged readings featuring the work of 3 local playwrights. Sat.: Jigsaw Bridge, Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about the peculiar discovery of a medieval woman frozen in time, and The Mummy Queen, Michael Alan Herman's mystery about an ostentatious Victorian homeowner who's discovered in a prolonged trance. Sun.: Spaceling, Michael Alan Herman & Josie Lapczynski's farce about a struggling Midwestern painter hoarding a valuable alien life form, and The Known Limits, Zettelmaier's drama about an astronomer & lab technician stumped by an unexplainable discovery.
Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn event center, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Pay what you can. 276-2732. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Joe List: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 27-29. Known for his worrywart persona and cerebral, self-deprecating observational humor, this NYC-based comic has twice appeared on Conan and opened for Louis C.K. during his 2016 international tour. He has a special on the Netflix series The Standups. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Blue Sky Playwright Festival": Skyline High School.

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Skyline High School assistant theater director Brodie Brockie directs Skyline students in 5-6 original plays by their peers in various genres.
Skyline, 2552 N. Maple. Ticket price TBA at the door only. 994-6515. [map]


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Sunday


March 2020
 6 p.m. 

"One Day More Play Reading Festival": Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 (different programs). Two days of informally staged readings featuring the work of 3 local playwrights. Sat.: Jigsaw Bridge, Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about the peculiar discovery of a medieval woman frozen in time, and The Mummy Queen, Michael Alan Herman's mystery about an ostentatious Victorian homeowner who's discovered in a prolonged trance. Sun.: Spaceling, Michael Alan Herman & Josie Lapczynski's farce about a struggling Midwestern painter hoarding a valuable alien life form, and The Known Limits, Zettelmaier's drama about an astronomer & lab technician stumped by an unexplainable discovery.
Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn event center, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Pay what you can. 276-2732. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Mar. 1 & 15. 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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