Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ERIK GRIFFIN from Workaholics at the Pittsburgh Improv: August 30-Sept 2

ERIK GRIFFIN
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ERIK GRIFFIN
Thu - Sun, Aug 30 - Sep 2
FROM:*"Workaholics"*"Comics Without Borders"*"Just Like Us"*"Weeding Out"*"Live At Gotham"*"Last Comic Standing"
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Improv Double Feature: Irony City & Pretty Please; August 25, 2012 at the CLO Cabaret Theater


There's nothing like a lazy summer day, driving with your best girl to the movieplex to see two shows for the price of one! Improv Double Feature delivers that experience without the hassles of big budgets and over-analyzed scripts. Each month, we get two of Pittsburgh's best improv comedy groups to fabricate scenes based on your suggestions. This is a one of a kind experience -- these scenes have never been conceived of before and will never be performed again. Join us this month!

Performing Saturday, Aug

ust 25th:

Irony City has been performing together for 5 years. As such, they like to mess with each other. Enjoy as they weave tales of odd characters and quirky situations.

Pretty Please began at IO West in 2007. It is composed of alumni from Noble Fool, ImprovOlympic, Second City and Boom Chicago performing long form improv the old fashioned way, just like grandma used to.

$5 cash at the door.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

SULLIVAN and SON COMEDY TOUR at the Pittsburgh Improv! STEVE BYRNE, AHMED AHMED, ROY WOOD JR, OWEN BENJAMIN: August 23-26

THE SULLIVAN & SON COMEDY TOUR
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THE SULLIVAN and SON COMEDY TOUR:
STEVE BYRNE
AHMED AHMED
OWEN BENJAMIN
ROY WOOD JR.
Thurs - Sun, Aug 23 - 26
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOWS*

Sullivan & Son is a new comedy series coming to TBS this summer. The show begins with Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne) leaving behind his life in New York as a successful corporate attorney to take over the family bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. The barstools are filled with Steve’s best friends Owen (Owen Benjamin), Roy (Roy Wood Jr.), and Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed).
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Intolerant Chicken by Krish Mohan

After the recent comments by Chic-fil-a against Gay marriage and financially backing several anti-Gay groups, there was a “Kiss-in” by those for Gay marriage. This is a great idea! Spokespeople for Chic-fil-a and Catholic lunatics have said “this will envoke the wrath of God”, to which I say, isn’t God a little pervy to want to watch people kissing? Persecution is something I know very well, and so does my girlfriend. She is Jewish and I’m Brown, so according to the Catholics we’re both going to hell. There’s a level of transitions to persecution and it always involves the White man and the Catholics.

My people were persecuted because of the events of 9/11. The phrase “never forget” is always uttered around then. Trust me, I won’t. I won’t forget when India was repeatedly confused for every country in the Middle East! It must be nice for racists to turn off the idea of borders, mountains, countries that separate India to Afghanistan & Iran. In that case, all rednecks are from Boston, since Alabama is resides closer to Massachusetts than India does to Iran; Also Red Sox & Red Necks seems like they are interchangeable.

Before my people it was Black people and even before that it was the Pilgrims in England. People in England didn’t like them, which why when they left everyone breathed a sigh of relief and said, “They’re gone, but let’s tax their tea!” This caused the Boston Harbor to smell like Darjeeling’s best and few other things (#consulthistorybooks). So let’s go through this Persecution history; Pilgrims hated by the English, Native Americans hated by Pilgrims, White Americans hate the Blacks, White Americans hate the Browns, and now Catholics hate the Gays. So in the hate train, Brown was the new Black, and now the Rainbow is the new Brown! And all this caused by a company that sells sub-par chicken sandwiches and flat, stale “fries”?

Fast food is destroying enough lives with high cholesterol and just being plain awful, does it really need to start destroying people’s lives because of its “moral” standings? I suppose grease is similar to intolerance and persecution, it’s always going to be stuck in the veins of every country it appears in. For a while it’ll be spread out and dispersed and then every so often it’ll just get clogged into one area and start causing issues and health conditions. People start saying “Wow, he’s going to die pretty soon if he continues this way.” The doctors start to say “Hey we need to get rid some of this from you system. Let’s do it surgically.” And that’s only way to get rid of greasy, dirty, health causing intolerance & racism, remove it surgically.

If Chic-fil-a wants to make a bold political statement about how Christian they are, they’ll do what every other Christian organization does; leave this country and go try to preach to some deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. I say from now on, the only Chic-fil-a location should be on a remote a island somewhere, a magical place where all the Bigots and most of the Catholics can join hands and go, “Isn’t this nice, this island is as crappy and white as the meat served by Corporate Christian Overlords, Chic-Fil-a.” Then the Gays can get married in every state, and I will get them a toaster and a gift card to Panera Bread!

*This post was inspired by not only the Gays I know and don’t know & the intolerance I’ve faced in the past, but also my Girlfriend who posted the below, which I firmly stand behind*

“Is it still appropriate that the statue of liberty be called the mother of exiles? This country was founded on people who wanted to escape to freedom from persecution. Why now are the citizens of this country turning into persecutors? If an establishment bars gays from its doors then who’s next…Jews, blacks, Hispanics, or Irish?
‘Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’” ~Carrie Brunner


Krish Mohan is a Comedian & Writer from Pittsburgh PA. He has been performing Comedy since he was 15 and writes about his perspectives on Race, Religion, Culture, his girlfriend, his mom and various other topics. Visit: http://ramannoodlescomedy.com

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Live Adventure-Comedy Radio! Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time: Flight of the Librarian at the CABARET THEATER August 18, 2012


DODGE INTREPID RADIO SHOW: FLIGHT OF THE LIBRARIAN
Saturday, August 18 at 10:30pm
Cabaret at Theater Square 
655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
$5 at the door, 21+

Pittsburgh's favorite adventure-comedy radio show is back! Live! At the Cabaret at Theater Square!

Upon returning from yet another book adventure, world-famous librarian and secret time-traveler, Dodge Intrepid, finds himself suddenly public enemy number one in his beloved Aliquippa. Suddenly, every man, woman, and child are on the hunt for our hero and his loyal intern, Pluck Gumption. Even Dodge’s closest and most trusted friends and family have mysteriously turned on him, almost as if something—or someone—controls their minds. With no safe place to turn, Dodge and Pluck are forced to take flight. They find refuge in the wilds of Beaver County. From there they must discover the secret force that is controlling their friends, and find a way to stop it before it seizes power over the entire world.

This LIVE COMEDY SHOW features the written wit of Mike Rubino and James Catullo, performed alongside talented voice actors Michael Hinzman and Abby Fudor (of Frankly Scarlett). There's sound effects! Cliffhangers! Old timey commercials! And more!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Noodle Bowl Comedy Show at HOWLERS COYOTE CAFE: August 8, 2012

The Noodlebowl Comedy Show is a Comedy Showcase that features some of the funniest Comedians in and around Pittsburgh. 

Featuring:
Travis Walling
Tom Musial
Robert X
WDVE's Mike Wysocki

Hosted by Krish Mohan.

Live from Howlers Coyote Cafe. 
$5 Cover at the Doors.
Doors open 9pm. Show starts at 9:30pm
21+

Visit: http://ramannoodlescomedy.com/
www.tommusial.com
www.mikewysocki.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

MONDO Improv with Aaron Kleiber: CLO Cabaret theater, August 11, 2012

MONDO!
A myriad of improvised scenes drawn straight from the colorful confabs of one masterful mouthpiece known as MONDO!

Saturday,
August 11th, 2012
@ 10:30PM

Voted Pittsburgh's Magazine best stand-up comedian:
AARON KLEIBER will be MONDO!

Cast:
Dan Derks
Woody Drennan
David Fedor
Abby Fudor
Greg Gillotti
Jethro Nolen
Kristy Nolen
Mike Rubino
Tickets: $5
21+ Only

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mike Buzzelli's book, Below Average Genius, is now available!

Mike Buzzelli's book, Below Average Genius, is available on Amazon.com now.
Below Average Genius is a collection of narrative essays culled from author Mike Buzzelli’s weekly humor column at the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper. Each essay is a brisk, humorous tale about ordinary, daily situations blown up ridiculously big.

“It’s a Blurry, Blurry World” chronicles Mike’s inability to snap a decent photograph at Disneyland. “Come On, Come on to My House” explores the dynamic of watching a movie or television show in someone else’s home.

Following is an excerpt from the titular essay, Below Average Genius:

I’m not smart enough to hang with the intellectuals, but stupid people annoy me mightily. I’d be a genius on Wheel of Fortune but a dummy on Jeopardy. Take this example from a Final Jeopardy question: “This cheese was created in 1892 by Emil Frey and named for a singing society whose members loved the cheese.” None of the contestants answered correctly, “What is Liederkranz?” That’s a pretty tough question. I don’t think I’ve ever spread a Liederkranz on a cracker. I can only name a few cheeses anyway and as far as I know Cheddar, Havarti, Swiss and Goat were never singing groups. Cheese maker Frey is also credited with creating Velveeta. Apparently, he was a real cheese whiz.



Mike Buzzelli is a standup comedian and published author. As a comedian, he has performed all around the country, most notably, the Ice House, the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles. As a writer, Mr. Buzzelli has published in a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers.

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Mr. Buzzelli is available for interviews. A copy of the book will be furnished upon request. buzzworks@prodigy.net