National headliner comic to perform at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Comedian Fortune Feimster is known to be one of the most sought after and electrifying performers in comedy. After selling out two shows at the Wealthy Theatre during LaughFest 2013, Feimster returns to Grand Rapids on Friday, June 20 as part of her...

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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Comedy team to give live commentary on B movie screening at Wealthy Theatre

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will recognize a not-so-subtle nod to the cult television show in the Wealthy Street Theatre's March 13 comedy event, WST3K presents "Black Fist." Both shows share a common premise: as an audience...

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DeltaPlex arena to host beer and comedy festival

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NEWS

On Friday and Saturday, the DeltaPlex hosts the sixth Great Brew Ha Ha. The event will feature Grand Rapids and Michigan breweries as well as internationally known brands. Between drinks, attendees can enjoy stand up comedian acts from national and...

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Fair Housing Center presents "Not a Genuine Black Man"

by (FHCWM)

Submitted 07-20-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM) is excited to present "Not a Genuine Black Man" on Thursday, September 13 at St. Cecilia's Music Center (24 Ransom NE), featuring author and comedian Brian Copeland. In a monologue...

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Local comedian wins national contest

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 05-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

As Dave Jones enters All City Kicks in Eastown, he’s wearing cargo shorts, a t-shirt, a cap and an easy smile. He greets his buddies working at the store and then settles in for the interview on a red leather bench near the front window. The...

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Pop Scholars: Relevant, intelligent improv

by (AnnaGretz)

Submitted 02-21-2012 under OPINION

The Pop Scholars are professionals. Andy Allen, Dave Lyzenga, Mike Ryskamp and Matt Sterenberg are funny, but they are also seriously smart. They have mastered all forms of improvisational comedy, including the elusive long form, which usually...

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The Don't We Boys: Dangerous sketch comedy

by (AnnaGretz)

Submitted 12-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Joe Anderson, Dave Lyzenga, and Matt Sterenberg are the kind of guys you want to hang out with. They’re quick wits, don’t take themselves too seriously, and despite their ambiguous ages, are strangely adorable. Attending a Don’t We...

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Circle Theatre and GRCC present scholarship fundraiser "A Cool Yule"

by (circletheatre)

Submitted 11-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Community College, along with the Grand Rapids Community College Alumni Relations are proud to announce an inaugural collaborative benefit-fundraiser entitled 'A Cool Yule.' All proceeds will be split between Circle...

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Catalyst Radio: Dog Story Theater hosts more than 200 performances over three years

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Joe Anderson, board member for Dog Story Theater, joins us on air. The nonprofit venue is an all-volunteer organization that has hosted more than 200 productions over three years and in three different locations. Grand Rapids Social Diary's Laura...

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