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July 29


WWf(a)C hosts an Evening of Female Comics
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Special Engagement
No Coupons or Passes Accepted

Ticket Prices

$18 Tuesday, 8:00pm (07/29) 18 and up show $18 Presale/$20 at the door.



For over 20 years, Women Writing for (a) Change® has provided a safe, non-competitive environment for individuals to develop their writing skills, cultivate their creativity and strengthen their voices.  At WWf(a)C, our writers, whether first-timers or the more experienced, find community, connection and meaningful conversation within our wiritng circles. Writing is encouraged as a process for self-expression and self-discovery—a celebration of the individual voice.



Tuesday, July 29, 8:00pm; doors open at 7:00

$18.00 advance tickets, $20 at the door

 

Ticket sales will benefit

Women Writing for (a) Change

www.womenwriting.org

 

 

Featuring

Leslie Battle

Eileen Tull

Carla Goldbusch as Phyllis Diller

Teri Foltz

Lori Graves

Katie Kuss-Shivler - Mama Kate



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Rooftop Comedy
July 30
  

Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (07/30) 18 and up show


Semi-Final Performers:

Amateur
Josh Faust
Dan Currie
Jacob Wilson
Justin Maxwell
Tree Sanchez
James Carter
Patsy B
Josh O’neill
Max Fitzgerald
Wes Hedger
Holly Lynnea

Semi-Pro
Keith McGill
Chris Alan
Tim Mclaughlin
Jordan Mather-Licht
Chris Siemer
Andrew Frank
Wayne Memmott


Go Bananas is pleased to present the 2014 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. This is an opportunity for aspiring comics and amateurs to get on stage and develop their comic skills. The contest will begin on Wednesday, May 7th and will continue through August.


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Live At Gotham

Last Comic Standing

Ellen
July 31 - August 3
  

Erin Jackson
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (07/31) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (08/01) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (08/01) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (08/02) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (08/02) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (08/03) 18 and up show


Erin Jackson from Erin Jackson on Vimeo.

“Washington has been the home of a number of very good comics and a few great ones (Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence). Erin Jackson could be next in line.” – The Washington Post

Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be a superstar by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years hating on her dreams and stealing her joy.

Since first making a name for herself at colleges and east coast comedy clubs, Erin’s conversational style and relatable humor have helped to propel her onto the national stage. Erin was a semifinalist on the 2014 reboot of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and co-hosts “Exhale,” a provocative and candid talk series, now in its second season on Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE television network.

In 2013, Erin traveled with Dave Chappelle as the opening act for his summer tour, and was nominated Best Female Entertainer by Campus Activities Magazine, the official publication of the National Association for Campus Activities. Erin has also performed stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos.” She has appeared on VH-1 and TV Guide Network as a panelist on pop-culture countdown shows such as “40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the 90?s” and “Best Movie Kisses,” and her writing has been featured in The Washington Post and on NYTimes.com.

A proud alumna of Howard University, Erin is also obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles.


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August 6


Funniest Person in Cincinnati Finals!
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$10 Wednesday, 8:00pm (08/06) 18 and up show


Final Performers:

Line-Up TBA

Tickets will go on sale after the Wednesday, July 30th show.



Don't miss the final round of the 2014 Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest on Wednesday, August 6th.  Come out and see some of the areas top amature and pro comedians compete for this years title.  This show will sell out and all tickets must be purchased through our website.

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Conan

CC The Half Hour

Opie & Anthony
August 7 - 10
  

Dan Soder
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (08/07) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (08/08) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (08/08) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (08/09) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (08/09) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (08/10) 18 and up show


Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing stand-up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. After living in New York for close to 5 years, Dan has been featured on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", and was the standout at the 2011 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Dan was also voted funniest comedian at the New York Comedy Festival. Dan recently performed at the 2012 SXSW festival in Austin, TX and is currently hosting the Yahoo! Screen web series, "Mansome", produced by Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, and Will Arnett.

With Feature Act: Mike Lebovitz

Host / MC: Chris Siemer


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Rooftop Comedy
August 13
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8::0am (08/13) 18 and up show


Performers:
Quinn Patterson (Cleveland)
Angel Isaac (Cleveland)
Jason Cooney
Josh Blair
Pete Tarnowski
Kate Mock Elliott
Marcus Davis
Vince Vlaisavich
Alex Schubert
Gil Rutledge
Cal Jansen
Korey Belew
Crystal Doyle
Tabari McCoy

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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Laugh Riots Stand-Up Competition

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Just For Laughs 1

Conan

Comedy Central Presents

Bob & Tom 2

Live At Gotham
August 14 - 17
  

Chad Daniels
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (08/14) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (08/15) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (08/15) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (08/16) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (08/16) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (08/17) 18 and up show


This is more of an AutoBio than a Bio. The truth is most comedians write their own bios. I’m not judging. It’s a lot easier to brag about one’s own accomplishments while hiding behind third person. They are very well written. It seems comedians either 1. Have a Masters in English, or 2. A Thesaurus, and a lot of free time. I have neither.

I could write things like: Chad’s devilishly naughty nature shines through like comedy gold when he takes the stage. Chad’s disarming personality allows him to push boundaries only the truly funny attempt. His edgy style usually begins by splitting the room into two equally stunned fractions and then miraculously ends up with everyone leaving the club with a new favorite comedian. But that’s lame. Or I could write: Plenty of comics have jokes about marriage and children, but few speak about the experience with such uncompromising honesty. “Babies are miracles. Think about it.

When they’re born their feet are tiny. Yet, they can somehow step on all your hopes and dreams.” It’s this acidic material, cut with underlying sweetness and served up with a knowing smirk, that perfectly encapsulates Daniels’s take-no-prisoners style of comedy. Even though he was born and raised there he’s not interested in Minnesota Nice. With his onstage swagger and arsenal of incisive, uproarious material, he practically bullies the audience into loving him. Sounds awesome, but that’s not how I talk.

The truth is I’d rather you come see me to check it out for yourself. To get you to the club I’ll tell you this.

In 2004 I performed in the New Faces show at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. I’ve been on the Late Late show on CBS with Craig Kilbourn and Craig Ferguson. In 2006 I was on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. I have three CDs. “Two Minutes for Stale Hacking” which was self-produced, “Busy Being Awesome” and my latest “You’re the Best” both on Stand-up! Records. I was named “Artist of the Year” in comedy by City Pages in 2009. I’ve been seen numerous times on “The Bob and Tom Television program”. I performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival for Rooftop Comedy and was given the award Comic’s Comic. I have a half hour special called Comedy Central Presents… Chad Daniels, which was voted #5 of all time in 2010. I am one of 13 comedians that have the honor to say they were on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. I was invited back to the Just for laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal to perform in The Masters Show. In 2012, I won the Gilda’s Laughfest Competition, performed on Conan’s new show, and released a free one hour special called “As Is” on the internet.

I’m funny. If you’re still not willing to come to a show you’re just being difficult.

Host / MC: Wayne Memmott


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Rooftop Comedy
August 20
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (08/20) 18 and up show


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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Last Comic Standing

Lopez

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
August 21 - 24
  

Saleem
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (08/21) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (08/22) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (08/22) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (08/23) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (08/23) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (08/24) 18 and up show




Saleem is not only a great Comedian… he is also a great Contrarian: “Even if you agree with me about something, it’s not for the same reasons.” What is not up for debate are audience reactions to this Ohio native. His instant likeability and dynamic stage presence complement his bold and refreshingly original  material.

His ability to appeal to a broad audience without compromising his distinctive comedic “voice” makes him a hot commodity in theaters, corporate events, colleges and clubs worldwide.

Born and raised in Dayton, OH. labeled the “City of Innovators!” It has been home to such luminaries as Edwin C. Moses, Dr. Charles Drew, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck, John Kettering and most famously the Wright Brothers. Saleem jokes he has much in common with the famous aviation pioneers : “Like Orville and Wilbur, the minute I could, I flew out of Dayton too…” the comedian quips. “I rarely go back…. mainly because my family still lives there.” However, the sky is the limit for Saleem and he is soaring his way to new comedic heights!

His credits include appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, TBS’s “Lopez Tonight” FOX’s “Best Damn SportShow…Period” and BET’s “Comic View.” He has worked with music greats “The Temptations”, “Boyz II Men” and Vanessa Williams. Comedy legends such as George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, D.L. Hughley, Kathleen Madigan and Gary Shandling.

With International engagements that include stops in The United Kingdom, Canada, The Netherlands and the Caribbean. Charity performances in Israel and Mexico. The Honor to perform on tours supporting United States Service personnel for The Armed Forces Entertainment Network in Iraq and Kuwait. Clearly demonstrating a universal appeal that has put him in demand Worldwide.

As a professional actor, you may have seen Saleem on ABC’s “Sons & Daughters”, Universal’s “Blind Date” or in a host of commercials including “Foot Locker” and “Pringles”.

Perhaps you’ve heard him hosting on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Blue Collar” channel or guest appearing on the “The Bob & Tom Show” nationally syndicated broadcast. Regardless of where he performs Saleem’s confident, clean and irreverent style places him firmly in the “Must see!” category of comedians today!



Host / MC: Homer Shadowheart


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Rooftop Comedy
August 27
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (08/27) 18 and up show


Performers:

Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show! If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact gkea@gobananascomedy.com. You must sign-up ahead of time and Gabe will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



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Late Show with David Letterman

HBO Comedy Arts Festival

Comedy Central Logo

Bob & Tom 2
August 28 - 31
  

Nick Griffin
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$10 Thursday, 8:00pm (08/28) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$15 Friday, 8:00pm (08/29) 18 and up show

$15 Friday, 10:30pm (08/29) 18 and up show

$15 Saturday, 8:00pm (08/30) 21 and up show

$15 Saturday, 10:30pm (08/30) 21 and up show

$10 Sunday, 8:00pm (08/31) 18 and up show


Nick Griffin started his stand up career in Kansas City at the age of nineteen. By the time he graduated from college three years later, he was working full time all across the country. He moved to New York City in 1990 cutting his teeth on midnight shows in Greenwich Village. He was poor and alone but getting funnier and funnier. Eventually he relocated to Los Angeles and quickly became a regular at the world famous Improv and The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. During this time, he appeared on a handful of television shows including A and Eâ's An Evening at the Improv and Comedy on the Road. He also began writing for television. Nick was a staff writer on the Keenen Ivory Wayans Show in 1996. And later a head writer for the Bobby Slayton/Sue Murphy radio show. But his first love was always stand up comedy. In 1998 he was invited to take part in the New Faces show at The HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. That same year he made his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, as well as Comedy Central's Premium Blend. Nick has made multiple appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. Following his first appearance on the Late Show, Worldwide Pants signed Nick to a development deal that was set up at ABC. Nick has also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Last year he taped his own Comedy Central Presents, which aired in March. He now headlines America's best comedy clubs and is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio's The Bob and Tom Show. Nick is still alone, but still getting funnier with each passing day. (Why screw up a good formula, right?) His comedy is personal, precise and powerful. It's true.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Rooftop Comedy

Live At Gotham

Last Comic Standing

Comedy Central Presents
September 4 - 7
  

Mike Vecchione
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (09/04) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (09/05) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (09/05) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (09/06) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (09/06) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (09/07) 18 and up show


Michael Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida…. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament…He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.

At the end of 2003, Michael moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Michael also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.

In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.

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XM Radio

Premium Blend

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

NBC
September 11 - 14
  

Cash Levy
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (09/11) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (09/12) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (09/12) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (09/13) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (09/13) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (09/14) 18 and up show


A handsome and greatly talented fellow with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Colorado College, Cash Levy expanded his thespian training with participation in Brian Reise's "Cold Reading Class" as well as with the New York University's Deernose Company Summer Conservatory.

A talented singer- Cash also serves as the Lead Vocalist with "Cash and the Bad Checks."

Cash has been seen on NBC and is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and San Francisco's Punchline. With ten years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained to sold-out comedy clubs throughout the country.

He is able to draw on a fascinating life - from being a stand-out baseball star in college as well as an advanced scuba diver who's actually been swimming with sharks, to living and performing in 25 different countries. Since moving back to the States to pursue his comedy full-time, year after year he's consistently averaged over thirty weeks on the road and is a highly sought-after talent.

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CC The Half Hour

Comedy Central Logo

Last Comic Standing

MTV
September 18 - 21
  

Al Jackson
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (09/18) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (09/19) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (09/19) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (09/20) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (09/20) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (09/21) 18 and up show


Al Jackson was born and raised in Cleveland, OH.  After graduating undergrad with a degree in biology and finishing grad school Al spent several years teaching middle school in Miami, FL.  It was then that Al began his career in standup with material fueled by the constant nonsense he encountered from his students.  After quitting teaching to pursue comedy full time Al moved to New York.  Since then he has made a name for himself in comedy through permorming across the country and numerous tv appearances including his own 30 minute stand up special on Comedy Central.  Al has been described as delivering hard nosed comedy with a laid back swagger and a giant smile.  Al can next be seen on the John Oliver show August 3rd on Comedy Central.

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Comedy Central Logo

Bob & Tom 2
September 25 - 28
  

Dan Davidson
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (09/25) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (09/26) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (09/26) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (09/27) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (09/27) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (09/28) 18 and up show



Recognized as one of the top comedians by comedy clubs across the country and hailed by critics as one of the sharpest and wittiest live performers in the business. Davidson’s material is packed with provocative witticisms and edgy undertones. He hits the stage with an instant likability and draws the audience in with his charm. He has the rare ability to put people at ease while interacting with an audience resulting in the Chicago Sun-Times to say “quick with the audience, …everybody laughed”. His confidence inspired the Indianapolis Star to say “A natural, …sexy”.

Dan Davidson recently had the pleasure of performing for the troops based in the Middle East on the Red, White and a little Bluer tour. He has appeared on Comedy Central – Short Attention Span Theater, Fox – A Night of Comedy. He has been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated The Bob and Tom Show and his material has been aired on satellite radio.  Davidson has worked with a wide range of performers such as David Alan Grier, Brett Butler, Bobby Slayton, Kevin Pollack, Bryan Callen and opened for musical acts such as The Counting Crows and The Wallflowers.

Davidson has sharpened his comedic timing and live performances through his 4,000 plus shows which keeps him in high demand.

He is a regular at The Improvs, Funny Bones, Catch A Rising Stars, Zanies and many other independent comedy clubs. He has made numerous appearances for charities, festivals, casinos and corporate groups.

Dan Davidson is a talent to be reckoned with.  In a relatively short time Dan has become a comedy club favorite across the country.  Since his humor wasn’t welcome at Purdue University, Dan decided to make his observational sarcasm work in his favor.  This shy boy mustered up the nerve to hit an open mic night at the local comedy club and his talent didn’t go unnoticed.  Shorltly thereafter, Dan won the regional Johnny Walker comedy competition and was doing stand-up full time.    His midwestern likeabliliy matched with his biting improvisational skills put him on the comedy world map.  Don’t mess with Double D.   He has also acted in several national commercials.  His compact disc has been played on satellite radio.  He has also written humorous articles in nationally magazines.


Wednesday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Thursday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Friday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
18 and up show


Saturday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
21 and up show


Sunday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm


* Comedians, prices & show
times subject to change.


* All shows are 18 and up,
unless otherwise noted.