Four days before he was to start graduate school at Miami University, Jeremy Essig dropped out and became a stand-up comic. "I wasn't that keen on doing more schooling," he says, "so I started telling jokes." Essig headlines at Go Bananas in Montgomery Thursday and Sunday and will be the feature comic opening for Doug Stanhope Friday and Saturday.
Eddie Gossling has what a lot of comedians want: a steady TV writing gig. The Texas-native is on the staff of Comedy Central's hit 'Tosh.0,' which is going to start taping its second season in a few weeks. The job allows him more time at home with his wife and kids. Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.
A veteran of the New York comedy scene, Kurt Metzger has quite an impressive resume. He has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham as well as his own half-hour special for that network. He was also a regular on VH-1's 'Best Week Ever.' Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.
Over the years you may have seen Cash Levy on any number of TV talk shows. Perhaps you caught him on Comedy Central. However, those controlled doses don’t really capture the comedic sensibilities of his club set. While he has plenty of good jokes, his real love is just interacting with the crowd and improvising. Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.
Like most current and former 'Saturday Night Live' cast members, Rob Schneider started out as a stand-up comic. Unlike many of that show's alumni, since then he hasn't spent a lot of time telling jokes in front of live audiences. It was pals Chris Rock and Adam Sandler who gave him the nudge.
Like most current and former Saturday Night Live cast members, Rob Schneider started out as a stand-up comic. Unlike many of that show’s alumni, since then he hasn’t spent a lot of time telling jokes in front of live audiences. Until now. He performs at the Funny Bone on the Levee Friday-Sunday.
Once, while visiting The Late Show, David Letterman introduced Jeff Dunham as "a man who has twice won the prestigious Ventriloquist of the Year Award," to which the crowd tittered. However, when Dunham came out with his Walter character, he killed, as usual. Dunham brings his national tour to the Bank of Kentucky Center tonight.
"My show's always different," says Comedian Vic Henley. "I try to mix it up when I come to (Cincinnati)." He plays Go Bananas about once a year and feels he really has his finger on the pulse of the Tristate. "I've been there so many times over the years, I know a lot of things about Cincinnati." He'll be appearing Thursday-Sunday.
Once, while visiting 'The Late Show,' David Letterman introduced Jeff Dunham as "a man who has twice won the prestigious Ventriloquist of the Year Award," to which the crowd tittered. However, when Dunham came out with his Walter character, he killed, as usual.
From the humblest of beginnings Adam Young has built a 21st Century Pop juggernaut called Owl City that's traveled the information superhighway on a meteoric rise to fame and acclaim. Opening on Young's current tour is the lovely and talented Lights, whose birth name is Valerie Poxleitner. In a way, you could call her the female and/or Canadian version of Owl City. The similarities are striking.