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Boast Rattle
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Boast Rattle

DOORS OPEN: 10:45PM

TICKETS: $15

Created a few years ago and hosted by Kyle Ayers, comedians compete to see who can compliment one another in this showdown of sweetness, this clash of consideration, this barrage of benevolence. Playing off of the idea of roasts, Boast Rattle has two comedians go head-to-head, delivering alternating blows of the nicest order. Two rounds. One lucky crowd member who gets some on-the-spot boasting. One Champion of Charity, Master of Magnanimity. Boast Rattle has been featured in the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Kennedy Center in DC, New York Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Moontower Comedy Festival, and more. It has traveled coast to coast, and featured Andy Kindler, Martha Kelly, Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Joe DeRosa, John Early, Amy Miller, Nikki Glaser, Kate Berlant, Janelle James, and more.

This very special Bird City edition of Boast Rattle includes compliments from the likes of Shane Torres, Maggie Maye, Amy Miller, Jackie Kashian, Brandie Posey and Danielle Perez.

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Story Slam: Nest
Mar
30
10:00 PM22:00

Story Slam: Nest

DOORS OPEN: 9:30PM

Join us for an evening of storytelling from your favorite local and national Bird City comics! Our theme this year is NEST: leaving the nest, feathering your nest, empty nest syndrome, a nest egg, love nest. Bring us your funniest, saddest, most moving, wildest NEST stories!

Hosted by Mishka Shubaly

FREE SHOW
 

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Arguments & Grievances
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Arguments & Grievances

DOORS OPEN: 8:45PM

TICKETS: $10

Arguments & Grievances is a live comedy series and podcast featuring comedians debating outlandish topics with audiences choosing the victor. An outrageous enterprise exploring the heated issues of the day, including: "Hugs vs. Drugs", "Dr. Dre vs. Dr. Seuss", and "Batman vs. Spiderman." The series and podcast is produced entirely by Zach Peterson, Heidi Butler ad Chris Charpentier. Half comedy show, half rhetorical fight to the death, Arguments & Grievances is an impressive showing of live comedy, absurdity, and engaging fun. Featured on Audible.com, at The Limestone Comedy Festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival and many more. "2014 BEST OF CHICAGO - VARIETY SHOW" - Chicago Magazine "It's smart, high-stakes tomfoolery disguised in a brilliant, faux-brainy conceit....This show is a riot." - Jason Heidemann, Chicago Tribune "...it's funny, really funny.” - Allison Kelley, The Chicagoist "This excellent debate series enlists some of the city's funniest underground comedians.” - Keith Griffith

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The Jolly Penguin: A Stand Up Showcase
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Jolly Penguin: A Stand Up Showcase

DOORS OPEN: 8:45PM

TICKETS: $10

Comedy you'll want to mate with for life from Tristan Bowling, Tony B, Chris Thayer, Kristine Levine, Jessie Johnson, Danny Maupin, Bianca Cristavao, Mike Enders, Amanda Hurley, Michael Paul Kohn, Sari Beliak, Buck Newman and Bill Laskowski.

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Untidy Secrets Storytelling
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Untidy Secrets Storytelling

DOORS OPEN: 8:30PM

TICKETS: $10

Join us for a special Bird City Edition of Untidy Secrets. Stories range from utterly hilarious to serious but self deprecating. Guests range from neighborhood weirdos, writers, established storytellers, and comedians.

This show features stories from Trejon Dunkley, Mo Urban, Frank Traynor, Jason Hill, Sarah Maria Ranier, Joseph Raisanen and Britt Kemp.

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Jackie Kashian
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Jackie Kashian

DOORS OPEN: 8:45PM

TICKETS: $20

Jackie Kashian's standup has been described as “like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered.” Her new album “I AM NOT THE HERO OF THIS STORY” is critically acclaimed and debuted at #1 on iTunes/Amazon and #3 on Billboard.

She hosts The Dork Forest. With over 4 million downloads, the show is a safe space for dork on dork dialog with Jackie interviewing anyone and everyone about what they LOVE to talk and think about.

She is also a co-host to a comedy podcast on the Nerdist Network called The Jackie and Laurie Show. www.jackiekashian.com has links to it all.

Show also features stand up from Blaire Postman, Brandie Posey, Anthony Desamito, Steve Mandel and Marcella Arguello.

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Amy Miller
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Amy Miller

DOORS OPEN: 8:45PM

TICKETS: $15

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from the East Bay, Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week.
Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy is currently in LA and works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.

Amy’s debut album Solid Gold is available on Kill Rock Stars, and was named one of the top 10 comedy albums of 2016 by the Interrobang. You may have also heard her on NPR, Doug Loves Movies, or the Bennington Show.

Show also features Bri Pruett, Allison Mick, Jasmine Ellis, Andrew Deacon and Mike Mulloy.

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Dave Waite
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Waite

DOORS OPEN: 7PM

TICKETS: $15

Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to stellar performances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” and “Last Comic Standing,” comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Kentucky native’s offbeat outlook on life. Dave is a beloved guest on several top-rated podcasts and radio shows, including Doug Loves Movies and the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His highly anticipated album “Dead Waite” by On Tour Records is available now on Amazon & iTunes, and his previous albums can be heard frequently on SiriusXM and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also co-produces The Secret Show, a popular comedy night at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA.

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Ian Abramson
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ian Abramson

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM

TICKETS: $15

 

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. His stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces. In 2014 Chicago Magazine named Ian “Best Experimental Comedian” and also listed him in a separate article as one of the “16 Comedians You Should See This Fall.” In 2015 Ian was LA Weekly’s Best Up-and-Coming Comedian and a New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.


Ian Abramson is a regular contributor to The Onion and also the creator and host of the buzzed-about Comedy Central digital show 7 Minutes in Purgatory where comedians perform to a camera in one room while the audience watches in another room. He was also a creative consultant for Funny or Die’s digital series Our Fascinating Planet starring Demetri Martin. Ian has appeared on CONAN, SeeSo’s The Comedy Show Show, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and performed at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Pemberton Music Festival in Canada, SXSW and Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, The Onion/A.V. Club festival in Chicago and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Recent TV credits include appearances on History Channel’s Join or Die and on ABC’s The Middle.

Show also features stand up from Robert Buscemi, Arish Singh, Jen Saunderson and Lou Moon. 

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