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Final Presidential Debate, in Hecklevision

Last chance, the third and final presidential debate in Hecklevision, with 9 of Portland's best standup comedians scrolling tweet-heckles up the bottom third of the screen. Nariko Ott, Alex Falcone, JoAnn Schinderle, Laci Day, Katie Nguyen, Riley Fox, Coor Cohen and MeFi's own Mark Saltveit. The first two have sold out and been super fun. $6 in advance, likely sold out on same day but $8 if not. http://www.secretsociety.net/event/1338033-hollywood-theatre-pbr-portland/
posted by msalt on Oct 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Trump vs. Clinton Debate 2 - in Hecklevision

You'll watch and hear the debate on a large screen TV, while 8 of Portland's funniest comedians send tweet-heckles that scroll up the bottom of the screen. Featuring Nariko Ott, JoAnn Schinderle, Alex Falcone, Katie Nguyen and Metafilter's own msalt. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 5, 2016 - 3 comments

The Future is Female Comedy Show in Toronto

Come out to a fun comedy show that's life-affirming, feminist, LGBTQ+, in AIR CONDITIONED BASEMENT, with some beer giveaways and other fun stuff? [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Aug 5, 2016 - 2 comments

The (New) Mikado

In Italy fantastical, blooms our Mikado new, / And we invite you, come, your dolce vita's overdue! Lamplighters Music Theatre presents The (New) Mikado. It's Gilbert & Sullivan's hilarious hit The Mikado, set in Italy instead of Japan, and with 1.7% worth of libretto changes to make it appropriate for today's world of inclusiveness and compassion. [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Jul 22, 2016 - 7 comments

SymmyS Awards for the world's best new palindromes

On 6/10/2016, we'll announce tthe world's best new palindromes in 7 categories: short, medium, long, poetic, word-unit, visual and nasty palindromes. Free admission, all ages (the nasty winners won't be read aloud). Entertainers include Comedian Dax Jordan from Los Angeles, Metafilter's own Mark Saltveit (the reigning World Palindrome Champion) as MC/comedian, and Michael "Shoehorn" Conley, Portland's epic tap-dancing saxophonist (who is also one of the nominees). Should be fun, there's beer and good food, and the event will be short (one hour max), 6-7pm. And free admission. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 10, 2016 - 0 comments

Horace Rumpole on So That Happened, a live talk show

I'll be appearing as a guest on So That Happened, a live talk show at ImprovBoston, Thursday, January 28th at 9:30pm. I have 10 free tickets I can offer to MeFites, so if you're a relatively solid yes, please send me (via MeMail or the email in my profile) an email address under which you can be registered for the guest list. I went and saw this show a couple months ago, and it was lots of fun, but it's always nice to have friendly faces in the crowd, so I hope you can join me.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jan 20, 2016 - 6 comments

Dead Authors Podcast Taping -- LAST SHOW!

I know there are a lot of fans of the Dead Authors podcast but making the 6:30 show time is hard for most people. Since this is the last taping of the series I thought people might want to plan ahead for a chance to go. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 8, 2015 - 2 comments

Controlled Chaos Comedy

An early evening show of comedy with a vague Philadelphia Eagles theme, to celebrate the launch of the new book "Controlled Chaos: Chip Kelly's Football Revolution" by Metafilter's own msalt (Mark Saltveit). Featuring several comics and surprise guest stars. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jul 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Sketch Comedy show: Something Sketchy This Way Comes

I wrote a sketch or two for Something Sketchy This Way Comes. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 20, 2015 - 6 comments

Marc Maron at Carnegie Music Hall

Marc Maron of WTF Podcast fame is going to be performing at the Carnegie Music Hall on April 17th. Anyone interested besides me? [more inside]
posted by Mister Moofoo on Mar 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Happy Karaoke Fun Time! Off-Broadway

Happy Karaoke Fun Time is a musical improv group that I DJ for. We're taking a giant step and performing our show Off-Broadway! [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Sep 29, 2014 - 0 comments

Melbourne Fringe: WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE

WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE is my romantic comedy for nerds that premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 - and later played in London. Melbourne Fringe will be its Australian debut. Starring Rob Lloyd (Who Me, The Science of Doctor Who) and Jennifer Lusk. Come along and see a story about fans, fandom and how our passions can bring us together and sometimes push us apart. From Sept 23 to Oct 5, 8pm (every night except Mon 29). Cheap Tuesdays, 2-for-1 Wednesdays. Group discount. http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/who-are-you-supposed-to-be/ [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 4, 2014 - 1 comment

ASSSSCAT: Upright Citizen's Brigade improv show at the UCB Theatre

There are lots of great shows every week at UCB, but the logistics of a UCB meet-up are complicated: post-work traffic is a problem, especially for earlier shows; there are no physical tickets; people may be reluctant to buy tickets a few weeks out; and many of the most popular shows sell out almost immediately so proposing a meet-up once the monthly schedule is announced may well be too late. ASSSSCAT is perfect because we can choose a date at our convenience, the show is free, it's on a Sunday, which has been a good day for meet-ups, and it's not too late for a school night.
  • WHAT: ASSSSCAT, one of the best-known improv groups.
  • WHERE: UCB Theatre, Hollywood
  • WHEN: Sundays, 7:30*
  • COST: Free!
*Show starts at 7:30, and I think people start lining up around 6:30. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 2, 2014 - 0 comments

Kinsey Sicks at Mayne Stage Chicago Aug 1

I know it's coming on the heels of the month of meetups, but is anyone besides me interested in seeing the Kinsey Sicks on Friday Aug 1st? Floor tickets are $35, balcony $25. I'd like to get floor tickets. They have food & booze. There's a 7pm and 9pm show, I was hoping to go for the 7. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 30, 2014 - 5 comments

Santa for Lunchbreak.org

The second installment of Santa For… events is stuffing your stocking on December 23rd at the Count Basie Theatre for a night of comedy and music. Designed to raise funds and awareness for Lunch Break, this three-hour jingle balling of a show boasts the comedic antics of Brian Kirk and the musical talent of the Jirks together with national artists Elliot Lurie (lead singer of The Looking Glass), Bobby Kimball (original lead singer of Toto) and THE NERDS. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 19, 2013 - 1 comment

Who Are You Supposed To Be? A Doctor Who-themed play

After a popular season at the Edinburgh Fringe, my play about fans and fandom is premiering in London for three nights only in November: Nov 10, Nov 15, Nov 17. Tickets on sale at the Etcetera Theatre website.

Inspired by the "fake geek girl" meme and the ongoing discussion of whether there should be a female Doctor, WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE is about the imperfect world we geeks have made for each other. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Nov 3, 2013 - 0 comments

Like MST3K? Watch me watch Atlas Shrugged!

In the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, comedian Matt Filipowicz and I will spend one memorable evening performing Atlas Riffed, a live, second-by-second running commentary on the notoriously awful film adaptation of Ayn Rand's libertarian screed: Atlas Shrugged: Part One. We're going to make one of the worst films ever made actually fun to watch and slowly but surely advance our covert crypto-communist agenda on an unsuspecting public - and I want you to be there. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Oct 3, 2013 - 12 comments

Paul F. Tomkins' Dead Author podcast at UCB! Live taping! $5!

Dead Authors podcast Thanks to the miracle of science, very famous, extremely dead authors time travel to the present and are brought together to discuss their lives and works! But mostly, these dead authors fight like dead cats and dead dogs! And the audience gets to ask questions! That's you! YOU are the audience! I am saying you get to ask questions! INTERACTIVE!!! Moderated monthly by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) This month's guest is William S. Burroughs (Kurt Braunohler) Buy tickets [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 4, 2013 - 1 comment

Edinburgh Fringe: Who Are You Supposed To Be?

I've written a geek rom com set at a science fiction convention that involves Doctor Who cosplay. It's going to be amazing! Tickets on sale now. It's my first show at Edinburgh Fringe, but we've got an amazing cast on board - including Cameron K McEwan, better known in Doctor Who fandom as Blogtor Who. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Jun 15, 2013 - 5 comments

Portland's Funniest Person comedy show

Opening night of Portland's Funniest Person contest, with a lot of the strongest competitors -- the ones who already work at Helium as MCs or features, including Metafilter's own msalt, Gabe Dinger, and Shane Torres. This is a dozen comics doing 5-6 minutes sets of their best material. If you tell them you're a friend of Mark, you can get 2 for 1 tickets (2 for $10). If that's still a bit steep, memail msalt as he has a limited number of free tickets, first come first served.
posted by msalt on May 18, 2013 - 2 comments

SymmyS Awards Show for Outstanding Palindromes of 2012

The first ever international competition for best palindromes of the year will conclude Sunday with a gala award ceremony in Portland. Show is free & all ages, 1 hour long. Comedian Dax Jordan from LA will headline; reigning World Palindrome Champion Mark Saltveit is M.C. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Mar 5, 2013 - 6 comments

Thanksgiving! A! Pageant!

Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! is a pageant (about Thanksgiving). Join such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Jesus the Christ as they tell the story of the first meeting between the godly Pilgrims and those wacky Natives (who didn't even speak English!). Featuring songs, Squanto, Dutch punk teenagers, King James I of England, a dream ballet, and more, this is the real story of how America became... America. But you know like AMERICA. One night only, Thursday, November 29th, 8pm at Ars Nova. Here is a thing to click to get tickets, which are $12, and which are totally worth it, I swear. [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Nov 15, 2012 - 0 comments

Laughs at Slack's - Free Comedy in Toronto's Gay Village

Toronto doesn't have another show like Laughs at Slack's - a weekly comedy & music open mic featuring the hottest up-and-coming LGBT & female performers. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Jul 6, 2012 - 0 comments

Mefi's own Msalt headlining the Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma

9pm Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th - http://gritcitycomedy.com/2012/06/05/mark-saltveit/ - Located in Malarkey's Pool and Brew (Corner of 6th & Tacoma Ave S) - 253-961-4262. Info at info@gritcitycomedy.com. Please come up and say hi if you make it! Mark
posted by msalt on Jul 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Mefi's own Msalt headlining the Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma

9pm Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th - http://gritcitycomedy.com/2012/06/05/mark-saltveit/ - Located in Malarkey's Pool and Brew (Corner of 6th & Tacoma Ave S) - 253-961-4262. Info at info@gritcitycomedy.com. Please come up and say hi if you make it! Mark
posted by msalt on Jul 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Palindromania! An evening of twisted symmetry

This is a full length (hour and a half) variety show (loosely) on the theme of palindromes and symmetry. It includes stand up comedy by the excellent Dax Jordan, now of Los Angeles; music by the mysterious Cymbalman; Semor D. Nilap of SCINEGENICS corporation, as recently seen at the CHAD Chats; and the first ever land-based synchronized swimming performance, by the Olivia Darlings. Also -- a live palindrome competition featuring 3 competitors from the recent World Palindrome Championship -- winner msalt, popular author Jon Agee, and Australian master palindromist Martin Clear -- as well as Mary Lang (of the rock group Gift) and Dax. Audience members are invited to join -- bring paper pencil and a dictionary (or whatever tools you need) if you're interested.
posted by msalt on Jun 21, 2012 - 0 comments

A New Cyberpunk Musical Comedy - 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! (Providence, RI)

It’s the way, far future, AD 2010, and it’s a bad time to be human. Freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a final strike against the Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Foursquare. Can Kate and her sometime-lover Dehnise Compuserve make a difference, or is it already too late? "2010: Our Hideous Future" is a synthpop-infused, queer-friendly musical comedy homage to the great dystopian classics of the 1980s and '90s. It features brilliant riffs on classics like “Blade Runner,” “Max Headroom,” and “The Matrix,” and delightfully twisted tunes like "Near Futuristic Dystopia!" and "Bangor Boogie.” Tickets ($10) are available online or at the door. [more inside]
posted by LeDiva on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 comments

A New Cyberpunk Musical Comedy - 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! (Brooklyn, NY)

It’s the way, far future, AD 2010, and it’s a bad time to be human. Freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a final strike against the Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Foursquare. Can Kate and her sometime-lover Dehnise Compuserve make a difference, or is it already too late? "2010: Our Hideous Future" is a synthpop-infused, queer-friendly musical comedy homage to the great dystopian classics of the 1980s and '90s. It features brilliant riffs on classics like “Blade Runner,” “Max Headroom,” and “The Matrix,” and delightfully twisted tunes like "Near Futuristic Dystopia!" and "Bangor Boogie.” Tickets ($10) are available online or at the door. We have performances both August 3rd & 4th, although this listing is just for the show on the 3rd. [more inside]
posted by LeDiva on Jun 16, 2012 - 0 comments

A New Cyberpunk Musical Comedy - 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! (Salem, MA)

It’s the way, far future, AD 2010, and it’s a bad time to be human. Freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a final strike against the Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Foursquare. Can Kate and her sometime-lover Dehnise Compuserve make a difference, or is it already too late? "2010: Our Hideous Future" is a synthpop-infused, queer-friendly musical comedy homage to the great dystopian classics of the 1980s and '90s. It features brilliant riffs on classics like “Blade Runner,” “Max Headroom,” and “The Matrix,” and delightfully twisted tunes like "Near Futuristic Dystopia!" and "Bangor Boogie.” Tickets ($10) are available online or at the door. [more inside]
posted by LeDiva on Jun 16, 2012 - 0 comments

"Almost, Maine"

MeFi's own Infinity_8 will be appearing in The New London Theatre's production of "Almost, Maine" beginning May 11, 2012. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on May 5, 2012 - 0 comments

The Real Secrets Show

The Real Secrets Show presents engaging comedic storytelling from some of Toronto's finest performers, offering up stories of secrets they've kept and the impact they've had on their lives. Audience members and performers alike mask their identity and sign binding non-disclosure agreements at the door to create a safe circle of sharing. The Real Secrets Show presents the cathartic power of unburdening combined with hilarity to create a truly one-of-a-kind event. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Feb 2, 2012 - 0 comments

Toronto's Indie Comedy Hour

Toronto's Indie Comedy Hour is a show that you have to see at least one time. It's fun, it's low-key and it's held in a really nice venue, No One Writes To The Colonel (they have some bitchin' mojitos). The show has featured performances from Hannibal Buress (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Bob Kerr (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Hotbox), Marco Bernardi (Cream of Comedy 2010), to name but a few. Each show closes out with an open mic showcasing up-and-comers who may be featured acts in upcoming editions of the Indie Comedy Hour. FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY: - Avery Edison - Jon Kane - Blair Streeter - Diana Love [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 comments

"Second Samuel" in the Atlanta area

I am appearing in this play this weekend and next. It's really a wonderful, entertaining, moving, and thought-provoking show. If you come, please say "Hey" to Mansel after the show -- I've never met a MeFi-er in real life. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Jan 18, 2012 - 2 comments

Standup Comedy in Portland

Mefite Mark Saltveit (msalt) plus Nathan Brannon and Comedy Central's Steve Byrne at Portland's Helium Comedy Club, two shows actually at 7:30pm and 10pm.
posted by msalt on Dec 17, 2011 - 0 comments

ocherdraco's Improv 101 Class Show

I (and my classmates) will be doing improv this coming Sunday at UCB East. Please come! [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 13, 2011 - 0 comments

Standup Comedy in Portland - Sklar Brothers and msalt

I'm going to be hosting a week at Helium Comedy Club. Headliners are the Sklar Brothers -- regular guests on ESPN Sports Center, & former hosts of Cheap Seats on ESPN. They've appeared on many TV shows including Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Grey's Anatomy (where they played conjoined twins). Also, they're funny. (Edited so it doesn't disappear before the last show Saturday) [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 6, 2011 - 5 comments

Richard Di Gregorio: On Time

I have written a show for the Melbourne Fringe Festival for an actor friend of mine, Richard, who is looking to tour it elsewhere next year. Book now and come along! Six shows between Sept 23 and Oct 2. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Aug 23, 2011 - 0 comments

Science, comedy, mefi's own asavage, and cocktails -- what more do you need? Other than a ride from mefi's own asterix, that is.

The California Academy of Sciences Nightlife on August 18th is “Comedy NightLife with SF Sketchfest” - Join us for a night of “weird science” comedy with an 80s twist, featuring Adam Savage of MythBusters and handfuls of other comedians. Music by DJs Skip and Shindog from New Wave City AND Eli Glad and Sleazemore. Buy tickets here. Let's meet at 6 pm out front. Latecomers memail or text to find us. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Jul 23, 2011 - 57 comments

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

Directed by mefite grumblebee! We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter folks. Use the code MEFI when ordering to get the discount! The show has been a great success so far! Audiences are having a blast, and so are we! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 17, 2011 - 0 comments

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

This production of Shakespeare's comedy features mefite Evangeline and is directed by another mefite, grumblebee. Every actor has memorized multiple roles. At each performance, the audience chooses which actor plays which part. Tickets are normally $18. We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter members. Use the code word MEFI when reserving seats. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 29, 2011 - 4 comments

Nerdy standup comedy in Brooklyn

Have you ever thought, "I wish Sumana Harihareswara would do some standup comedy about project management, Linux, relationships, Agile, public transit, science fiction, and These Kids Today"? I'm performing half an hour of geeky standup in the basement of a church in Greenpoint. 8-8:30pm. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Apr 21, 2011 - 2 comments

Geeky standup comedy

Sumana Harihareswara [that's me, brainwane] is performing half an hour of geeky standup at an Astoria bookstore. 7-7:30pm, Thursday, April 21st. There's a cafe upstairs and lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Admission is free.
posted by brainwane on Apr 12, 2011 - 4 comments

LIVE from the Lab Comedy Night

Live From the Lab started as a weekly happy hour open mic night but is now the first (and sadly only) monthly Indie Comedy Night in DC. I'm not really sure what Indie Comedy is but I know we're the only ones trying to do something weird you can't find at the comedy clubs. We've got a dozen incredible comics (including Mefi's own comedy genius i_foody), sketch groups, and one dedicated dramatic monologist all taking comedy to it's logical extreme and way beyond it. Expect to get offended and possibly educated accidentally. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Apr 5, 2011 - 2 comments

Bridgetown Comedy Festival - Tabor Lounge I Showcase

Jon Daly (Jon Stewart, Conan, UCB, SNL)
Solomon Georgio (Seattle)
Don Frost (Portland)
Paul Jay (LA, Biggest Mistake podcast)
Marianne Sierk (LA, Live at Gotham)
Keith Lowell Jensen (famous atheist)

Hosted by Mark Saltveit (Metafilter, palindromes)

Solomon Georgio (lanky, very clever queer Ethiopian Seattlite) and Don Frost (blue collar stream of consciousness improv) are brilliant. I haven't worked with the other comics.

Bridgetown is one of -- if not THE -- best comedy festival(s) in the U.S. 180+ comics in 120+ shows at several venues along Hawthorne Street over several days (April 21-24th, 2011.) Plus long-form improv, sketch and live podcasts. These are the best "comics comics", not necessarily the Seinfelds and Chris Rocks', but some will get famous and all are doing great work right now. Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Doug Benson, Oscar Nunez, Jimmy Dore, and Hannibal Buress you might know, but also don't miss Kyle Kinane, Kristen Schaal, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu, Nick Thune, Auggie Smith, James Adonian, or Don Frost either. [So as not to be overdo it, I'm editing this first event to cover the show I'm hosting on Thursday night, at 10pm. ] [more inside]
posted by msalt on Apr 2, 2011 - 3 comments

Baghdad Comedy Show

I'm headlining the April Fools Day show at the fabulous Baghdad Theater, + Tim Hammer, Carmen Trineece, Bri Pruett, Will Woodruff
posted by msalt on Mar 31, 2011 - 2 comments

Rooftop Comedy's National College Competition - Round One!

ATTENTION, PORTLANDERS! Tomorrow night is the first round of Rooftop Comedy and TBS's National College Comedy Competition. I am a member of Evergreen State College's stand-up comedy team - my comrades and I are traveling south tomorrow to take on PSU at Portland's Helium Comedy Club! Tickets are $5. How busy could you possibly be on a Wednesday night? Too busy to come check out a dirt cheap comedy show? Balderdash! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Mar 1, 2011 - 0 comments

Match Game SF

The greatest game show ever to hit the small screen returns in a star-studded LIVE production! Watch as two contestants match their wits against a panel of San Francisco's most outrageous celebrities in a verbal slugfest of double-entendres. The first episode of Match Game SF is here! Tune in on February 26th at CELLSpace as our contestants vie for big prizes for their favorite charity. Not available on TV! Don't miss it! [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Feb 21, 2011 - 0 comments

Humor Us! Presents: The FIFTHiversary Show!

My old sketch comedy group is turning FIVE. Several of us founding members and most of the alumni are returning for an exclusive engagement: One night only! [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Feb 14, 2011 - 9 comments

Live From the Lab Comedy Show

It's the very first edition of this incredible weekly comedy night in DC, hosted by me and featuring MetaFilter's own Michael Foody! Laugh! Be uncomfortable! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 27, 2011 - 5 comments

Match Game SF

The greatest game show ever to hit the small screen returns in a star-studded LIVE production! Watch as two contestants match their wits against a panel of San Francisco’s most outrageous celebrities in a verbal slugfest of double-entendres. The first episode of Match Game SF is here! Tune in on January 21st at CELLSpace as our contestants vie for big prizes for their favorite charity. Not available on TV! Don’t miss it! [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Jan 18, 2011 - 0 comments

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