SATURDAY, MARCH 25
12 noon to 10 pm
WEIRD • STRANGE • BIZARRE
Saturday, March 25, 2023
12 PM to 10 PM
WEIRD • STRANGE • BIZARRE is a full day of unusual, creative, and experimental comedy shows produced by comedians that performer regularly at the Comedy Spot. During last year’s WEIRD • STRANGE • BIZARRE audiences were treated to cats, lasers, game shows, dating shows, drag shows, weed shows, and some of the biggest laughs of the year. Prepare yourself for twisted versions of traditional improv, stand-up, sketch, and character comedy shows.
Stage shows will run from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm. Online viewing of the event will also be available from 12:00 noon to 9:00pm, via the live-stream link included with your ticket purchase.
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See one show, or see them all… One $15 price covers the day.
12:00 – RIDLEY JONES
Come partake in a live studio recording of everyone’s favorite childhood Netflix series, Ridley Jones! And as we do EVERY EPISODE, we’ve drawn an audience member name at random to be COMPLETELY in charge of our audio, which coincidentally cues us into a choreographed performance every time it is hit, ANY TIME throughout the episode!
Featuring: Hawley Allen, Mickey McKim, Lacey Carroll, Steven Boyd, Matt Taylor, Carissa Edwards
12:30 – FRIENDS & GARFIELD
This is the big live recording of the most popular Garfield-based podcast in the nation, even though Jim Davis doesn’t want to recognize it. Friends & Garfield goes strip by strip, taking a deep dive into the brilliance that brought this orange feline into America’s hearts.
Featuring: Kyle Buis, Troy Maloney, Mike Hutnick, Miriam Ellis
1:00 – A. E. STARKEY’S MEOWTACULAR CATSTRAVAGANZA
Cats have nine lives, and so does this show! Resurrected from the dead maw of a decade ago, literary novella-ist A. E. Starkey returns with relentless cat jokes, cat sketches, and a dog dressed like a cat–or she’ll just ramble for twenty-five minutes about cats. Who can tell? This show is as quixotic and capricious as a cat about to knock your beloved Grandma Muriel’s ashes off the mantle. Silly kitty. Grandma always hate you.
Featuring: Adrienne Starkey, Brett Cole, Dayna Bryant, Amy Nelson
1:30 – LYRICALLY INCLINED
It’s amazing how a word can pop up in so many different songs! In Lyrically Inclined, three contestants will be given a word or a category of words, and then have to sing as many songs as they can think of containing that word!
Featuring: Dayna Bryant, Chris Emery, Alex Shewmaker, Janay Lovering
2:00 – MELANCHOLY PALS
Welcome to the macarbe, morose, and melancholic. Each player brings a dark story and we use that to create a dark improv experience.
Featuring: Amy Nelson, Matt Keo, Chandra Howard, Janay Lovering, Gilbert Gonzalez
2:30 – SASSY & BRASSY
In this bawdy sketch-prov show, your two favorite queens interview interesting guests. Be prepared for outrageous interviews, musical performances, and a celebrity appearance! This show is a blend of improv, sketch comedy, and amateur drag. The show will feature comedy spot performers Patrick Blanson and Michael Frigm as your two favorite queens interviewing our guests. The lineup includes an ever-supportive ally (Lacey Carroll), a musical guest (Steven Boyd), and a celebrity interview (Joe Matthews). Join us for an afternoon of high heels, gonzo guests, and bawdy banter.
3:00 – MISSION MASTER
Heavily inspired by the British show Task Master. In this game show I’m gonna make my comedy friends compete in whatever ridicuolous games I cook up. Their mission: Get the most points racked up by the end of the show to win bragging rights and the mission master prizes. My mission: Hand out points and rank my friends meaninglessly. The best part? Players won’t really know what they’ve gotten themselves into until they’re on stage! Hilarious chaos is sure to ensue!
Featuring: Carissa Edwards, Nate Breshears, Jake Forrester, Chandra Howard
3:30 – ROBOT OR HUMAN?!
An investigator interviews a suspect who is either a human or robot. Humans want to appear “normal”, while robots want to come across as human but have restrictions that cause them to act erratically. Each interview lasts 5 minutes. At the end, the interviewer will stamp and declare the suspect as either human or robot.
Featuring: Wes Allen, Ryan King, Matt Taylor, Matt Keo
4:00 – THIS SHIT SLAPS!
A cast of improvisers are ready to SLAP or BE SLAPPED in this crazy show!
Featuring: Lacey Carroll, Chandra Howard, Hawley Allen, Dustin Seidler, Nate Breshears, Wes Allen, Andrew Sarchet
4:30 – BEARD TALK: STARRING THE BEARD FORMERLY KNOWN AS KEVIN’S BEARD
Last year, Kevin cut off his quarantine beard. The beard didn’t take the break up well and started down a self-destructive spiral. Now he’s pulling himself up by his chin straps. Come watch his talk show Beard Talk starring The Beard Formerly Known As Kevin’s Beard as he interviews people that he has wronged and tries to make amends.
Featuring: Kevin Cooley, Marco Cabodi, Adrienne Starkey, Wayne Kunert, Chris Emery, Jasjeet Dhanota, Mickey McKim
5:00 – THUNDERSHARD: PLEA OF THE DYING UNICORN
A musical concept album performed live accompanied by dramatic dance. A washed-up 80s rock band, Thundershard, is orchestrating their comeback, and they’ve hitched their future success to the pressing topics of environmentalism, corporate greed, and how there isn’t enough rock in the world. Incredible visuals and excessive lighting will bring this show to life.
Featuring: Marco Cabodi, Adrienne Starkey, Jenna Swartz, Kevin Cooley, Laurenne Davison, Hawley Allen, Steven Boyd
5:30 – SKETCHY BROADS
A two lady sketch team. Are they twins? Practically! Big energy and silly antics are the calling card of these broads!
Featuring: Coreen Lemcke, Stacey Cochran
6:00 – HOT DOG IMPROV
What’s harder than doing an improv show? Simple! Combine a hot dog eating contest with it! This show will start like your normal long-form improv show, but after every 4 minutes, the cast on the back line has to eat a hot dog. Will it be fun? Yes! Will you have a good time? Yes! Will it get disgusting? Probably!
Featuring: Alex Shewmaker, Charlie Lemcke, Patrick Blanson, Matt Keo, Chris Emery, Gilbert Gonzalez, Andrew Sarchet
6:30 – STAND THE FUNK UP
You have seen stand-up comedy before, but have you every truly, deep down, felt it? Stand the Funk Up will gyrate you from your inner eye to your Grove Thang. For the first time in history, it’s gonna be raining dance moves inspired by the heart-shaking stories told. Following each stand-up comedian, a professional dancer will interpret that story into a new piece of art. Catch a vibe with us live at Weird Strange Bizarre.
Featuring: Derek Dozier, Kate Howe, Khimberly Marshall, Ayla Dozier, Jordan Simpson, Alyssa Cowan, Kelly Browne
7:00 – RE-CASTING CALL
Nicolas Cage as Rose from Titanic? Zoe Deschanel as The Wicked Witch of the West? Mickey Mouse as The Godfather? The possibilities are endless! Help us recast some of your favorite scenes from film and television with actors and voices that definitely don’t belong in those roles. And we’ll play them out for you live on stage!
Featuring: Charlie Lemcke, Evan Widjaja, Tina Jett
7:30 – PITTER PATTERN
Who needs words or monologues when you can have DANCE! A team of improvisers who may or may not be able to dance well, will inspire other improvisers to create scenes in this goofy musical mashup!
Featuring: Jessica Goold, Joe Matthews, Derek Dozier, Patrick Blanson, Nijee Seawell, Michael Frigm
8:00 – MURDER COUNTDOWN
You’ve seen Murder, You Wrote, right? Well buckle up, because Murder Countdown will be like Knives Out meets the digital timer attached to a hastily constructed homemade explosive. One victim? Child’s play! By the end of the show, bodies will litter the stage, leaving the detective to unravel a chaotic scene with only one suspect left standing. Will our sleuth be able to crack the case? Will they even survive the night? NOBODY KNOWS.
Featuring: Mickey McKim, Hawley Allen, Wes Allen, Grant Potter, Tessa Brown, Kevin Cooley
8:30 – A FAREWELL TO TOM HANKS
Tom Hanks is going to prison for committing heinous crimes against animals! In a despereate attempt to hold onto his stature as “America’s Dad” before doing life behind bars, he has staged a musical variety TV special chronicling his greatest hits. Join for a preview of what is surely to be one of the more unforgettable musical experiences you will ever witness!
Featuring: Joe Matthews, Hawley Allen, Derek Dozier, Ava Abuchaei, Steven Boyd
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9:00 – STRIP-PROV
A Comedy Spot tradition! Strip-prov is where improv meets strip poker. Every time a performer breaks a rule, they have to take off an article of clothing. Who will have the least amount of clothes at the end of the show?