Category Archives: comedy

‘Roast of Spider-Man’ @ The Bard’s Town

  <COMEDY> Aug. 1-2, 8-9 ‘Roast of Spider-Man’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $10-$15; 10 p.m. Spider-Man, Spider-Man … does whatever a spider can. That is, unless that radioactive spider can handle a roast from some of Louisville’s best and most vitriolic comedians. Peter Parker and his superhero counterpart have been chosen as […]

Weekender – June 28 & 29

<FILM> Saturday, June 28 ‘Butterflies Are Free’ American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave. Free; 12:30 p.m. The American Printing House for the Blind, the world’s largest organization focused on creating and making products for those who are visually impaired, is using a slightly unusual method for raising awareness of blindness: a […]

‘Va Va Variety Show’ @ Headliners Music Hall

<SEXY> June 20-21, 27-28 ‘Va Va Variety Show’ Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $20-$30; 8 p.m. Described as a “modern day Vaudeville-style burlesque variety show,” the newest Va Va Vixens production has arrived. Along with nonprofit Art Sanctuary, the same producers who have brought you a slew of sold-out productions have created another […]

‘Drinking Perfume’ @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> June 19-22, 26-29 ‘Drinking Perfume’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $5-$20; 7:30 p.m. The winner of this year’s Bard Award will see its world premiere at The Bard’s Town on Thursday, promising laughs and a not-so-mysterious mystery. “The audience is in on where it’s heading, and the characters are in on where […]

‘SPANK! Harder The Sequel’ @ Bomhard Theater

<COMEDY> June 19-21 ‘SPANK! Harder The Sequel’ Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. $45+; 8 p.m. (Insert joke about leaving your husband at home here), because the self-lauded “country’s No. 1 ladies’ night out” has a sequel! “SPANK! Harder” picks up where last year’s “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody” ends, which is […]

Dick Gregory @ The Laughing Derby

<COMEDY> Wednesday, June 18 Dick Gregory The Laughing Derby 1250 Bardstown Road $20; 7:45 p.m. A legend unlikely to appear here again, this is a wonderful opportunity to see living history, laugh your tail off and feel bad about your ancestors. All Americans should know that Dick Gregory was one of the first in […]

Judy Tenuta @ The Connection

<COMEDY> June 13-14 Judy Tenuta The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. $20; 8 p.m. The Love Goddess. Aphrodite of the Accordion. Diet Dr. Pepper spokesperson. Recently ordained minister and leader of the religion of “Judyism.” It is easy to see why comedian Judy Tenuta kicks off her bio by saying she is “the most […]

‘Art’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

<THEATER> June 11-15 ‘Art’ Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. $21; various times Sometimes there’s an elephant in the room, and sometimes there’s a 5-foot tall, all white painting in the room — a very expensive, all white painting that is inches away from destroying a friendship point blank. Bunbury Theatre closes out […]

Weekender | May 17-18

<BENEFIT> Saturday, May 17 Pasta Bowl Fundraiser City Café 505 W. Broadway • 212-9474 $20; 4-8 p.m. Eating for a good cause is satisfying for your stomach as well as your heart. Creative Diversity Studio’s Pasta Bowl Fundraiser fits the bill on both levels. Creative Diversity has a roster of artists with disabilities who […]

Gary Gulman @ The Laughing Derby

<COMEDY> May 15-17 Gary Gulman The Laughing Derby 1250 Bardstown Road $12-$15; various times Non-Jews making jokes about Jews are called racist. Jews making jokes about Jews are called Gary Gulman. The Massachusetts native and former substitute elementary school gym teacher will be stopping by to get some laughs in a series of performances […]

Mary Mack @ The Bard’s Town

Sunday, Feb. 23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $10-$12; 7:30 p.m. Don’t let her folksy charm fool you, Mary Mack is one talented comedian. And this weekend, the Wisconsin native will be performing at The Bard’s Town, another rising star booked in the venue’s recent string of one-nighters that consistently feature stellar up-and-coming/alternative […]

Improva-Sutra @ The Bard’s Town

Saturday, Feb. 15 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $10; 10 p.m. Lingerie and laughter, bouncing busts and busting out laughing, ta-tas and ha-has — anyway you look at it, the combination of burlesque and comedy makes sense. The two forms of entertainment have shared the stage since the vaudeville days. On Saturday, they’ll […]

Sommore @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Feb. 14 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. $48.75+; 7 p.m. Referred to as “the diva of contemporary comedy,” Sommore will perform her “Standing Ovation Tour” set on Valentine’s Day along with openers Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson, Mark Curry and Tony Rock. Sommore, born in Trenton, N.J., has concocted a successful mix of […]

Weekender: Jan. 17-19

The Range Friday, Jan. 17 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5-$7; 11 p.m. Any chump can turn out a generic dance record now, and many do. The ones who rise above and get proper respect try to push the expected borders of the field, and The Range is earning his keep. Known to his […]

‘The Pirates of Penzance’ @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

Jan. 9-Feb. 4 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 $10+; various times Calling all models of modern Major Generals: Actors Theatre presents the rip-roaring, swashbuckling, indubitably charming comic opera known as “The Pirates of Penzance.” This is no stuffy affair but a reimagining of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, given […]

‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ @ Jewish Community Center

Jan. 9-19 Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane $18; 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 12 & 19, 2 & 7 p.m.) If you want to have the most fun you can have this month, head over to a whorehouse. If that’s not possible for whatever financial, logistical or moral reason, head over to the Jewish Community […]

Sharon Needles @ Play

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Play 101 E. Washington St. $20; 9:30 p.m. Aaron Coady said he was an outcast in Pittsburgh’s drag scene before he went on Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as his stage persona, Sharon Needles. It’s easy to see why many less creative types would underestimate Needles, who stood out immediately on her […]

Sweaty Sheep Ministries @ Headliners/Waterfront Park

Dec. 19 & 22 Headliners/Waterfront Park $10 (each); 8 p.m. (concert), 3:30 p.m. (race) There’re some strange events coming up in the name of feeding and clothing the homeless — and they fall under the leadership of Sweaty Sheep Ministries. First off is a Christmas concert at Headliners on Thursday, featuring Danny Flanigan and […]

Alyssa Edwards @ Prime Lounge

Thursday, Dec. 19 Prime Lounge 104 W. Main St. $10-$15; 10 p.m. Want to know Alyssa’s secret? Here’s a hint: She’s the star of this month’s “Hard Candy” holiday ball (go ahead, make a pun, we’ll wait). The toothsome “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite and defrocked Miss Gay America and All American Goddess spent […]

‘A Very Lillian Baxter Christmas’ @ Vault 1031

Dec. 5-29 Vault 1031 1031 S. Sixth St. $15; 7:30 p.m. Guess who’s back (back, back), back again (gain, gain)? It’s Lillian Baxter (tell a friend), for a very special, holiday-friendly, fast-paced, laugh-laced Christmas show! Beloved by audiences from Sanibel, Fla., to Indianapolis to right here in Derby City, this month Baxter is giving her […]