Tuesday, January 29, 2013

LEE CAMP, COMEDIAN AND POLITICAL SATIRIST at Hambone's: Febuary 1, 2013

COMEDIAN AND POLITICAL SATIRIST LEE CAMP COMES TO PITTSBURGH

When: February 1, 2013. 8:30pm
Where: Hambone’s 4207 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 681-4318
http://www.hambonespittsburgh.com
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 door. Advanced tickets can be purchased exclusively at Hambone’s or reserved for Will Call by calling 412-681-4318
Additional Info: w/ Ron Placone http://www.leecamp.net
About Lee:
“Gets the crowd roaring!” –Rolling Stone

NYC-based comedian Lee Camp is a contributor to the Onion and he has appeared on The Green Room with Paul Provenza. He was a featured performer on Comedy Central’s “Fresh Debate,” and he’s done comedic commentary on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” BBC’s “Newsnight,” PBS, E!Network, SpikeTV, MTV, and ABC’s Good Morning America. Lee is featured in the recent bestseller “Satiristas!” along with George Carlin, Bill Maher, and Stephen Colbert. Lee also provided catharsis for millions of people when he went live on Fox News and called the network a “parade of propaganda and a festival of ignorance.”
What others are saying:
  • “This up-and-coming US star is already developing a reputation for fearless political comedy, with some calling him an heir to the crown of the late, great George Carlin. ….He gets our seal of approval.” –Time Out Sydney
  •  “Lee Camp is an amazing writer and a great political thinker. He’s the change you and I want to see.” –Janeane Garofalo 
  • “Like Jon Stewart from the Daily Show but with sharper teeth.” –the Herald
  • “Smart, clever, wonderful.” –Dick Gregory
  • “Super impressive.” –Roseanne Barr 
  • “For those comedy fans still in mourning for Bill Hicks 18 years on, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the work of DC-born stand-up Lee Camp. Like Hicks, Camp has a visceral disregard for big business and big politics, and speaks his mind on everything from abortion rights to the evils of the modern media. However, where Hicks was more of a commentator who stayed above the fray, Camp is much closer to British activist-comics like Mark Thomas, a real-life serial protester.” –The Guardian 
  • "I wanted to say three things about Mr Camp that really remind me of my father, one of which is he is a thinking persons’ comic, he may just piss you off a little bit, but the most important thing is he's really fucking funny!" - Kelly Carlin
Lee Camp comes to Pittsburgh one night only to Hambone’s in Lawrenceville, February 1, 2013 at 8:30pm. Comedian Ron Placone opens the show and the evening will be hosted by Krish Mohan.

The Dereks and Beards of Comedy: Stand-up Showcase, Hambones, February 1, 2013

There were two simple requirements for the February 1st showcase at Hambone’s. 1. Have Derrick/Derek/Derec/Derric as your first name or 2. Have a beard. That's pretty much it. Come join some of the funniest Derek’s and Beards in stand up comedy at the finest ham bar in the city of Pittsburgh!

Featuring the Beards and Derek’s of:


Zack Funk - Comic book beard

Shannon Norman - Dead Clown Beard
William Spottedbear - Woodchipper Beard
Derrick Knopsnyder - A Derrick
Tone Bock - Urban Influences Beard

and your host, Derek Minto (also a Derek)!



Door Opens 9:00pm

Show Starts at 10:00pm
Tickets are $7


If your attend the Lee Camp Show beforehand, The cost of ticket is only 3 dollars.

Event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/169890539820268/

DAVON MAGWOOD & Friends: Club Cafe, February 1, 2013



Opus One Presents

An Evening Of Comedy
featuring
Davon Magwood, Day Eastwood, Mitch Beardczykowski, Brandon Rickard, John Dick Wintes, Ed Baily hosted by Jordan Weeks

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 10:30 PM EST (10:00 PM Doors)
, Pittsburgh, PA

21 years and over
Direct Ticket Link: http://tktwb.tw/URt1sC
Tickets on sale Saturday, December 22 at 10am
$10.00 adv/dos
http://www.ticketweb.com/clubcafe
866-468-3401
or in person at Dave's Music Mine (Southside)
Ages: +21
 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Amish Monkeys' Improvised Valentine Show: February 9, 2013

Our special Valentine show needs your input, whether you're
romantically “with” someone, not “with” anyone, or even too young to
be dating!

The Amish Monkeys troupe performs a series of outrageous
sketches and games based on audience suggestion. Content is generally
PG-13.

Admission is $8--cash or debit only, please.

Gemini Theater
7501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
For reservations, call the Gemini Theater at (412) 243-5201.
Visit www.amishmonkeys.com for more information about the troupe.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Finding the Funny: Book Discussion, Below Average Genius, with Mike Buzzelli

Mike Buzzelli will discuss his book, Below Average Genius, a collection of humor essays from his column in the Observer-Reporter in Washington County. 
Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 12:30pm
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

Join us for an informative and fun talk by author, Mike Buzzelli, “Finding the Funny – How to create comedy from daily life events.” Mike Buzzelli’s nonfiction book, Below Average Genius, is a collection of narrative essays culled from his weekly humor column at Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washignton County. Each essay is a brisk, humorous tale about ordinary, daily situations blown up ridiculously big. At a little over 40,000 words, this collection of essays plunks the mundane under the microscope and examines it from a bizarre perspective. Subjects such as misunderstood song lyrics, road rage, reality television and the detritus of human life are all fodder for the rantings and ravings of an admittedly unhinged mind.

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106

(412) 276-3456 - http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LATITUDE 40: COMEDY CLUB in ROBINSON!

LATITUDE 40: LATITUDE LIVE COMEDY
Shows every Friday & Saturday at 8pm showcasing the best comedians from around the country, full food and beverage service.
200 Quinn Drive Pittsburgh, Pa 15275, Robinson Township
 

Slapstick Comedy: MARK RICCADONNA at The Rose Bar, January 19, 2013

SLAPSTICKS PRODUCTIONS, LLC Presents
 SIDE SPLITTING SATURDAYS!
Get Your Laughs!  This SATURDAY - JANUARY 19
Comedy Club Pittsburgh 
"BUTTA-BING COMEDY TOUR!"
From New York City!
MARK RICCADONNA and VINNIE NARDIELLO
Host: Pittsburgh's Dan Jenniches 


 The Rose Bar & Grille
2811 Lincoln Way - White Oak, PA 15131

Tickets Call: 412-751-6960
$10 Advance  /  $12 at Door
Doors Open 7:00pm    Showtime 8:00pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Laugh Your Heart Out, Canonsburg Eagles: February 9, 2013


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

MONDO Improv with Alex Stypula: January 19, 2013

MONDO! speaks. We make a scene.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Downtown
Saturday, January 19th
10:30PM

Inspired by one audience suggestion, Mondo tells of personal views, opinions, and remembrances as fodder for the cast’s high-octane, off-the-cuff, and very funny improvised scenes. All will be amazed and tickled by the skillful exchange between Mondo and his talented crew of comedic players.

This month’s special guest Mondo:

Alex Stypula
Stand-up, Actor, Fugitive
2012 Winner of Gilda's Great Comic Search
 Heard on the WDVE Morning Show

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Improv Comedy with SHEET CAKE at the Pittbsurgh Improv: January 30, 2013

Improv with Sheet Cake
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Improv with Sheet Cake
Wed, Jan 30 @ 8PM
Sheetcake is a Improv Comedy collective started by Sara Micnowski of the late Long Form Comedy Troupe The Leaky Basement that perfomed at the Steel City Improv Theater. Sheetcake is an mixture of Short-form Improv(created by Neva Boyd and Viola Spolin) and Long Form Improv (a child of Short-Form Improv that started with TheCompass Players on with The Second City...perfected by Del Close andiO(Improvisation Olympics)
  In the late 90's there came a show that bootleged the games of Short Form and created a show with Drew Carrey and others....while at the same time a boom of sorts was happening with Long Form in NYC and L.A with growth of the iO,UCB and wonderous Second City.
    With this rush of DIY and "FROM THE TOP OF YOUR INTELLEGENCE" ethics and the spirit of COMEDIA DEL'ARTE...there is a new breath of fresh air blooming in good ole 'burgh...between the CELLAR DWELLERS, THURSDAY NIGHTIMPROV, STEEL CITY IMPROV and now with the mighty, brilliant, hilarious, irreverent collection of Sara, Pete, Zack, Jasmine, Derek, Pete, Donad...the world of comedia may never be the same again!
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Jermaine 'ONE EYE' Callwood DVD Release Party at the Pittsburgh Improv: January 24, 2013

One Eye DVD Release Party
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One Eye DVD Release Party
Thu, Jan 24 @ 8PM
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOW*
Come join Jermaine "One Eye" Callwood as he drops his third DVD titled Eye am Comedy.The show features two up and coming comics from Ohio Marcus Martin and Big Chevy. The show will be hosted by Comma Dee and feature the debut of Vdel Peterson. come out ans enjoy a night of great comedyand celebraqte cecily pollard's 29th birthday.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

FREE Comedy at The Pleasure Bar, Bloomfield with SEAN COLLIER: January 25, 2013


FREE Comedy Show at The Pleasure Bar in Bloomfield!
4729 Liberty Avenue

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th
9:30PM

Featuring
SEAN COLLIER
from WDVE Morning Show
Pgh Magazine's 'After Dark'
Pittsburgh Improv

with
MIKE BUZZELLI
ELLIOTT BURNS
ZACH FUNK

Hosted by Aaron Kleiber

$2 Domestic Bottles & Well Drinks!

MILLER LITE GIRLS!!!




Thursday, January 10, 2013

KEVIN BRENNAN at the Pittsburgh Improv: January 31 - February 3, 2013

KEVIN BRENNAN
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KEVIN BRENNAN
Thu - Sun, Jan 31 - Feb 3
FROM:
*"Late Show w/David Letterman"

*"Saturday Night Live"
*"Last Call with Carson Daly"
*"Aspen Comedy Festival"
(Best Comedian)
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BEN BAILEY at the Pittsburgh Improv: January 25-26, 2013

BEN BAILEY
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BEN BAILEY
Fri - Sat, Jan 25 - 26
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOWS*
FROM:
*"Cash Cab"
*"Cash Cab: After Dark"
*"After The Catch"
*"Comedy Central Presents"
*"30 Rock"
*"One Life To Live"
Ticket Link

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TOM ARNOLD at the Pittsburgh Improv: January 18-20, 2013

TOM ARNOLD
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TOM ARNOLD
Fri - Sun, Jan 18 - 20
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOWS*
FROM:
*"True Lies"

*"Roseanne"
*"The Tom Show"
*"Sons of Anarchy"
*"Austin Powers"
*"Best Damn Sports Show Period"
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FRANK CALIENDO at the Pittsburgh Improv: January 11-12, 2013

FRANK CALIENDO
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FRANK CALIENDO
Fri - Sat, Jan 11 - 12
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOWS*

FROM:
*"Frank TV"
*"Mad TV"
*"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
*"The Late Show with David Letterman"
*"FOX NFL Pregame Show"
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Slapsticks Rostraver Comedy with Bob Golub, Mike Travers, Joe Eberle: Saturday, January 12, 2013


Monday, January 7, 2013

Delving Into the Joke Mine with MIKE BUZZELLI: January 23, 2013

Mike Buzzelli will read from his book, Below Average Genius, a collection of his humor columns from the Observer-Reporter, and explore the subject of comedy in everyday life.
January 23rd, 2013 @ 7PM
Bethel Park Public Library

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. 

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.  

Bethel Park Public Library
5100 West Library Ave.
Bethel Park, PA 15102

More info: Rob K. at the Bethel Park Public Library
412-835-2207
www.bethelparklibrary.org

Friday, January 4, 2013

Comedy Relief Pittsburgh XI: Standup to Hunger January 4, 2012 at Mullens North Shore

Comedy Relief Pittsburgh XI: Standup to Hunger
set for Friday, January 4, 2012 at the New Mullen’s North Shore.
Shows scheduled at 8:00PM and 10:00PM

This is just alphabetical by first name. Show order will be different. 
 8 PM show
Brad Ryan
Chuck Mignanelli
David Kaye
Doug Regec
Joe Eberle
Justin Markuss
Lisa Dapprich
Mike Wysocki
Richie Raida
Tom Musial
 10 PM Show
Aaron Klieber
Alex Stypula
Day Bracey
Derek Minto
Ed Bailey
James J Hamilton
John Dick Winters
John Pridmore
Krish Mohan
Sean Collier
Sharon Daley
Tom Kupiec
Tony Monteleone
 

PITTSBURGH, PA, December 14, 2012—Pittsburgh comedy fans once again have the opportunity to laugh loudly and often while providing much-needed help to the hungry in the Pittsburgh area. After a two-year hiatus Comedy Relief-Pittsburgh XI will be back to showcase the best of Pittsburgh talent for a great cause at the new Mullen’s North Shore showroom. Comedy Relief-Pittsburgh X! will kick off a new 2013 comedy series Wohlfarth’s company, Wolfie’s Comedy, will be producing the comedy series that will feature Comic Wars for most of the shows and feature the return of Mark Lundholm’s
www.marklundholm.com clean and sober Show on February 22nd and 23rd. Last year, Mark “alcohol free” show sold out two shows and this year we added a Friday show that is open to everyone. Wolfie's will conclude the series with Mitch Hedberg's Birthday Party on Sunday, February 24, 2013, which will help celebrate the late, great comedian's birthday with local comedians doing jokes they wrote that would work for Mitch. Also, there will be a Mitcheoke part of the show where comedian can just do their favorite Mitch Hedburg bit or a story they have of working with Mitch. The Mitch Hedberg birthday party should be a great end to this innovative comedy series. All proceeds from the Mitch show will go to Children's Hospital, “since Mitch was in many ways a kid himself,” according to Wohlfarth.

Upstairs at Mullen’s is an intimate 125 seat comedy venue with excellent sound and not a bad seat in the house.

Matt Wohlfarth, a Pittsburgh-based comedian and comedy writer, announces that Comedy Relief Pittsburgh X!: Standup to Hunger will be held on Friday January 4th at Mullen’s North Shore,200 Federal Street on the North Shore. This year’s show is the eleventh installment of his annual series of shows to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

“This is one night where you can catch up on the best of Pittsburgh new and not so new comedy talent in two great shows,” says Wohlfarth. Wohlfarth consulted with up and coming comedian Aaron Kleiber to find the hardest working comedians on the burgeoning comedy scene. Wohlfarth says,”Aaron Kleiber has been a big part of the uptick in comedy in Pittsburgh. He organizes many of these open mikes that let young comedians get valuable stage time.”

This year, two shows are scheduled—at 8:00p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Admission is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door, and tickets are available at www.wolfiescomedy.com

Wohlfarth will emcee both shows.

Every year Wohlfarth handpicks several of the Pittsburgh area’s funniest comics will appear on the bills. Also performing will be a recent graduate of the University of Funny, 13-year old standup comedian Richie Raida.

About The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Since June 1980, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has rescued, diverted, bought, traded for, and distributed more than 300 million pounds of food, delivering it to tens of thousands of people in need each month throughout 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Food Bank has enlisted and established a community-based legion of more than 400 food pantries, smaller regional food banks, homeless shelters, after school programs, and senior centers to connect people to the food they need to survive. With a mission to feed the hungry in southwestern Pennsylvania through a network of partners and to mobilize the region to end hunger, the Food Bank and its member agencies serve 120,000 people (including 37,000 children, 16,000 senior citizens, and 17,000 people who have been laid off or who are disabled).

The Food Bank inspires supporters to be vocal advocates with elected officials and the community, helping to frame the conversation locally, statewide, and nationally about who is hungry and why hunger, a social problem, has a direct impact on the health and wellness of the greater community. With new leadership in place, the Food Bank is now guided by a strategic vision that aims to increase efficiency, strengthen the network of food assistance agencies, communicate and advocate to a wider audience, and focus more resources on the health and wellness of the people who rely on the Food Bank for help each month.

About Matt Wohlfarth
Matt Wohlfarth, who has performed for 20 plus years, is a comedian and comedy writer who has appeared across the U.S. at such comedy clubs at the Improv, Funny Bone, Punchline, The Comedy Store, and The Laugh Factory. He has toured nationally with Yakov Smirnoff and performed with numerous comics, including Billy Gardell, Kevin James, Louis Anderson, Chris Rock, John Stewart, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mitch Hedberg, and many others. As a writer, his work has
been featured on The Tonight Show; in Reader's Digest, the Los Angeles Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; and on morning radio.

His material was also selected to appear in Jokes to Go, Comedy Thesaurus, and The Funny Pages, two popular compilations of jokes and bits from many of today’s most prominent comedians, available nationally in major bookstores. Matt also released his newest CD, They Call Me Wolfie, on www.cdbaby.com/mattwohlfarth.

In addition, he’s written several screenplays, one of which, Raw Talent, won five acres of land in the prestigious Taos Land and Film Festival. Over the past years, in addition to writing and performing his own material, Wohlfarth has worked extensively with Smirnoff, including serving as creative consultant (with Brogan) on As Long As We Both Shall Laugh, Smirnoff’s one-man Broadway show at the American Airlines Theater. The show was also taped and aired as a PBS-TV special.
 
Contact:
Matt Wohlfarth
www.wolfiescomedy.com
Phone:
310-909-6446
E-mail: wolfcomic@gmail.com