Comedian Kevin Downey Jr. headlines Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown March 31 to April 3. This wise cracking comedian offers a barrel of laughs in his stand up routine, which reflects his relaxed background living for most of his life as a poor college student. This loopy comedian offers a droll show punctuated with moments of spacey-ness and surrealism. Tickets to Kevin Downey Jr. show at this downtown Indianapolis comedy club range from $10.00 to $20.00. Show times are as early as 8:00 pm to as late as 10:30 pm on any given day. Don’t miss Kevin Downey Jr. at Crackers Comedy Club downtown this week!
Al Franken, of Saturday Night Live fame and United States Senate notoriety, thinks Kevin Downey Jr. is “brilliant,” and you will too. This “refreshingly bizarre” comedian has enjoyed a cult following across the United States in the past few years, which is “a nice way of saying,” Downey explains, “I have only 28 fans.” But recently this funny guy has taken flight in the world of comedy. With frequent bookings at the Comedy Stop in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (four per year, to be exact) comedy clubs across the nation have started to take notice of Kevin Downey Jr.’s work.
Now that Downey is playing “A” clubs packed with larger and larger crowds, he has finally hit a stride in his career that will, hopefully, carry him to the top. Downey got his start in Detroit, Michigan of all places. He made his television debut at the ripe old age of six on “The Bozo Show.” The experience, as Downey recalls, garnered him a hockey stick, a 12-pack of Orange Crush and some Tootsie Rolls, all for playing “The Bug Game.” This taste of the limelight at the age of six left quite an impression on Downey, as the Orange Crush could not wash the taste of stardom out of his mouth.
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After moving to New York City, once he was passed the legal adult age of course, Kevin Downey Jr. got his first big break on Broadway. . . as an elf. . . in a Macy’s Department store. . . during the Christmas shopping season. Okay, so maybe Downey had to wait a few more years before acknowledgment of his talent for wearing pointed jangling shoes would be noticed. But he and his fellow elves got canned on Christmas Eve.
After attending his first comedy show in New York at Comic Strip Live, Kevin Downey Jr. realized his calling. Unfortunately, it would be three years before he was brave enough to climb into the spotlight with only a microphone to save him. Once he did, there was not stopping him.
Kevin Downey Jr. has appeared on television numerous times since his debut on “The Bozo Show.” He has been seen on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” where he received a much needed haircut, “What Not To Wear” and even Comedy Central. He can be heard on Sirus and XM Satellite radio, and is a favorite of “The Bob and Tom Show” heard in Indy on WFBQ. In addition, he writes a humorous column titled “Drinking on $11 a Night,” which can be read in Bachelor Pad magazine GQ magazine, at usedwigs.com and drinkingon11.com. He recently released his very first DVD special titled “I’m not Gay, but Don’t Stop” available at Amazon and Netflix. Kevin Downey Jr. would like the world to know that he is not related to Robert Downey Jr.
Don’t miss Kevin Downey Jr. at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown all week. This funny guy will make Indianapolis nightlife hilarious. Grab dinner before the show at any of the many great Indianapolis restaurants downtown. Afterward, keep the laughs coming over drinks at any of these great Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis attractions to Indianapolis sports and more!
Kevin Downey Jr.
March 31 to April 3
Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis Downtown
247 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225