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2009 Charleston Comedy Festival Schedule

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

8 p.m. Laugh for a Lincoln: Moral Fixation and Neckprov (R)
Improv for rednecks pondering the ethics of PBR
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $5

9 p.m. Charleston Stand Up Competition (R)
A chance for secret comedians to finally come out of the closet
Where: The Music Farm
Tickets: $5

9:30 p.m. The Banana Monologues (R)
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be tropical fruit
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $10

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

8 p.m. This Is Chucktown! (PG-15)
Sketch comedy featuring the best comic minds in the Holy City
Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre
Tickets: $6

8:30 p.m. Laugh for a Lincoln: Full Love Throttle and 3 Play (PG-15)
Local longform improv like you've never seen it before!
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $5

9:30 p.m. Doppelgänger (R)
Your favorite Lords of Rock ­— live and in concert!
Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre
Tickets: $8

10 p.m. Big Dicktionary (R)
Improv based on a single word selected randomly. What will it be next?
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $8

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

7:30 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Sid Viscous, Horse & House, and Rockola
Longform and musical improv that will rock you like a hurricane
Where: Stars at The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Cook County Social Club (R)
Fast-paced sketch comedy from Chi-Town
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Get Hypnotized! (PG)
Peter Gross will turn your kid into the obedient automaton you've always wanted (p. 9)
Where: The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Hot Sauce (R)
Ben Schwartz of Robot Chicken leads this sketch comedy trio
Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. I Eat Pandas (PG-15)
These funny ladies return with more musical improv
Where: Lance Hall
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Stand-Up Double Feature (R): Rory Scovel and Jon Steinberg
A battle of wits in which only one gets out alive
Where: Trio Club
Tickets: $12.50

8:30 p.m. God's Pottery (PG-15)
They are sooo much funnier than Jews for Jesus
Where: The Music Farm
Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Lead McEnroe, Elvis Meets Einstein, and Best Friends
Get your giggles on with a pissed tennis pro, mad scientist, and the King
Where: Stars at The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. FUCT (R)
Sure, they're not politically correct, but are they spellingly correct?
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. The Pushers (R)
You laugh when they say you can laugh
Where: The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. The Buffoons (R)
Raw, in-your-face sketch comedy fresh from New Yawk
Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. Roseville: A Suspenseful Comedy (PG-15)
Two actors play 14 characters in this original sketch from Chicago
Where: Lance Hall
Tickets: $12.50

10 p.m. Stand-Up Showdown (R):
Kenny Zimlinghaus and J. Reid
The prodigal son returns, and, look, he brought a friend!
Where: The Music Farm
Tickets: $12.50

11 p.m. All-Star Improv Jam
They're all-stars. They're funny. They're jamming. Any questions?
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $6

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

5 p.m. Peter Gross: Magic and Other Suspect Activities (G)
One of two kid-friendly shows at this year's comedy fest
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $10

7:30 p.m. FUCT (R)
Sure, they're not politically correct, but are they spellingly correct?
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $12.50

7:30 p.m. Roseville: A Suspenseful Comedy (PG-15)
Two actors play 14 characters in this original sketch from Chicago
Where: Lance Hall
Tickets: $12.50

7:30 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Lead McEnroe, Mister Diplomat, and Best Friends
Longform and musical improv that will rock you like a hurricane
Where: Stars at The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Get Hypnotized! (PG)
Peter Gross will turn your kid into the obedient automaton you've always wanted
Where: The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. The Buffoons (R)
Raw, in-your-face sketch comedy fresh from New Yawk
Where: Charleston Ballet Theatre
Tickets: $12.50

8 p.m. Stand-Up Double Feature (R):
Rory Scovel and Jon Steinberg
A battle of wits in which only one gets out alive
Where: Trio Club
Tickets: $12.50

8:30 p.m. God's Pottery (PG-15)
They are sooo much funnier than Jews for Jesus
Where: The Music Farm
Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. Cook County Social Club (R)
Fast-paced sketch comedy from Chi-Town
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. I Eat Pandas (PG-15)
These funny ladies return with more musical improv
Where: Lance Hall
Tickets: $12.50

9 p.m. Improv Marathon (PG-15): Sid Viscous, Horse & House, and Rockola
Longform and musical improv that will rock you like a hurricane
Where: Stars at The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. Hot Sauce (R)
Ben Schwartz of Robot Chicken leads this sketch comedy trio
Where: Charleston Ballet Theater
Tickets: $12.50

9:30 p.m. The Pushers (R)
You laugh when they say you can laugh
Where: The American Theater
Tickets: $12.50

10 p.m. Stand-Up Showdown (R):
Kenny Zimlinghaus and J. Reid
The prodigal son returns, and, look, he brought a friend!
Where: The Music Farm
Tickets: $12.50

10:30 p.m. Festival Finale (R)
You'll laugh so much you'll puke
Where: Theatre 99
Tickets: $20

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