Warm up this winter with a hearty laugh at any of these Indianapolis comedy clubs. Head to the Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village or in Indianapolis downtown or Morty’s Comedy Joint on the north side of Indianapolis this February. Each club offers a different experience, but one thing is unchanging between them: hilarious comics lighting up the stage each night. Here is a preview of what to expect at Indianapolis comedy clubs in February 2012.
Crackers Comedy Club: Broad Ripple Village
Al Jackson – This former 7th grade teacher left the world of education to pursue his dream of telling jokes. His edgy storytelling act based on real life experiences is presented with a laid back swagger and giant smile. He has appeared in his own half hour special for Comedy Central Presents, was a life coach on MTV’s made and was featured on E!’s “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops.” Currently, he headlines comedy clubs across the country.
Carlos Alazraqui – You’ll recognize this wacky comedian from his regular roll on the popular “Reno 911” as Officer James Garcia. He has also made many appearances on VH1 and E!, in addition to being an established voice-over artist. His voice credits include Mr. Crocker on “The Fairly Odd Parents,” Rocko on “Rocko’s Modern Life” and Lube and Winslow on “Cat/Dog.” Now this talented actor returns to his roots as a stand-up comic.
Nikki Glaser – This blond beauty began her stand-up career at the ripe old age of 18. By 20, she was competing in the semi-finals of Last Comic Standing. After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Kansas, she moved to Los Angeles to hit it big. Her tour of clubs and colleges across the United States gave her a real education about the art comedy. Named one of the “Top Ten Emerging Comics” by askmen.com, Nikki offers an energetic show.
Steve Rannazzisi – You know him as “Kevin, the League Commissioner” on FX’s hit show “The League.” He got his start as a smart-ass cast member on MTV’s “Punk’d.” He soon made solid connection in L.A., helping him make the leap to the big screen alongside Eddie Murphy and Thomas Hayden Church in Imagine That. Other film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Summer of Sam and For Your Consideration. In addition he’s been seen on “Sex in the City,” “Third Watch,” “Kitchen Confidential” and “Premium Blend.”
Valentine’s Burlesque – Get up on stage an strut your stuff this Valentine’s Day at Crackers Comedy Club’s Open Bra Night. Have an idea for a routine? Want to do your first solo? Need more stage time? This is the perfect Indianapolis event for you!
Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple
6281 N College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Crackers Comedy Club: Downtown
Sean Kent – Kent is just one of three comedian to win both the renowned San Francisco Comedy Competition and the Seattle International Comedy Competition, making him a hot commodity in the comedy world. He plays to sold out houses in the Untied States, Canada and abroad. He’s even been featured on Showtime’s “Green Collar Comedy Special.” This Texas native presents incisive socio-political commentary with a wink and a smile. His critically acclaimed CD, “Waiting for the Rapture,” can be heard on XM, Sirius and Pandora.
Basile – The most diverse entertainer in the business hits the stage at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown. With fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa, Basile has proved himself capable of crossing cultural lines with his humor. Currently, he stars in the show “Growing Up Greek in America.” In addition, he has more than 100 television appearances under his belt including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and more. Don’t miss this wacky and unique comic.
Dwight Slade – He amazed audiences with his consecutive appearances at three of North America’s major comedy festivals: Aspen, Chicago and Montreal. Hot on the heels of his success at each, Salde signed a development deal with Warner Brothers Television and was chose to appear on HBO’s “Best of the US Comedy Arts Festival” and on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.”
Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis Downtown
247 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Morty’s Comedy Joint
Troy Davis – Troy Davis performs at Morty’s Comedy Joint.
Mike Gardner – Gardner’s auto-biographical humor sends audiences on a roller coaster of hilarity. With subjects ranging from his redneck mom to his six prissy sisters to celebrity run-ins and his life as a golf pro, Gardner never runs out of material. He’s been seen on Fox, WGN and heard on XM radio. Don’t miss his energetic sets.
Todd Yohn – For more than two decades, Todd Yohn has given audiences the best pieces of himself. His high-energy, non-stop act is a blend of improv and music. His original humorous songs include tunes like “The Feminine Hygiene Song,” “Daddy Please Don’t Go and “Orange Barrels.”
The Big Town Get Down: Memphis – DJ Dangler welcomes new talent from Memphis to the stage. See ten up-and-coming comics in this amazing Indianapolis event.
Heywood Banks – This very special show features the comedy stylings of icon Heywood Banks. Equal parts genius and buffoon, he is a songwriter, a poet, a comic, a singer and more. Popular with all demographics of people from stoners to business men, Banks is a regular on The Bob and Tom Show, heard in Indianapolis on WFBQ. Don’t miss this eccentric performer on stage at Morty’s Comedy Joint.
Kyle Grooms – Kyle Grooms is best known for his half hour stand up special on Comedy Central, though he has also appeared on VH1, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and “The Chappelle Show.” A regular on the New York City comedy circuit, Grooms brings honest and intelligence to his funny perspective on the world.
Colin Kane – Since 2002, this New Yorker has been making people laugh across the country and around the world. His acidic humor earned him the title of “next really big comedian” as named by Dennis Miller. He’s worked with stars like Paul Mooney, Jerry Seinfeld and others at shows across the country.
Morty’s Comedy Joint
3625 East 96th St
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Don’t miss these comedy club events happening around Indianapolis. Make a night of it with dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, keep the fun going over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars.