Category Archives: comedy

Mary Mack @ The Bard’s Town

Sunday, Feb. 23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $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 thebardstown.com $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. kentuckycenter.org $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. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $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 actorstheatre.org $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 CenterStageJCC.org $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. playdancebar.com $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 sweatysheep.com $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. facebook.com/hardcandyky $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 […]

Weekender: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

The Tunesmiths Friday, Nov. 29 Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. louisvillepalace.com $10; 9:30 p.m. The Tunesmiths have a new album for you — and by you, they mean each and every resident of Louisville. Their new album is called Derby City, and some of its songs include “Derby City” and “Jammin’ in the Ville.” […]

Weekender: Nov. 22-24

Art Lite Louisville 2013 Friday, Nov. 22 FAF Gallery 602 S. Third St. • 212-5108 fineartfirm.com Free; 5-8 p.m. The Fine Art Firm Gallery and the Preston Arts Center are presenting an artistic event that will let viewers see how artists create as well as have a chance to get their hands dirty. Eight artists […]

Theme Time Comedy Hour @ Destination Comics

Thursday, Nov. 21 Destination Comics 5031 Shelbyville Road destinationcomics.com $3; 7 p.m. The Destination is the newest and freshest comic book store to open in Louisville, filling an often-overlooked fanboy void usually only met at major comic chains and conventions. They’re bringing in artists to do signings already, with hopes to branch out toward celebrity […]

Alton Brown @ Kentucky Center

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $25; 7:30 p.m. Alton Brown isn’t just a Food Network star (and the host of their competition series “Food Network Star,” the most recent of which co-starred Louisville’s own Damaris Phillips). He’s also a historian nerd who might actually know […]

‘Roast of John Lennon’ @ The Bard’s Town

July 26-27 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstown.com $10; 10 p.m. It will be interesting to see The Bard’s Town’s presentation of “The Roast of John Lennon” this weekend, if only to see if it takes into account Lennon’s famously foul temper. Lennon darn near beat DJ Bob Wooler to death in […]

‘Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody’ @ Kentucky Center

May 23-25 Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $45+; 8 p.m. Just like Rihanna, chains and whips excite me. So you would think I would have read E.L. James’ popular “Fifty Shades of Grey” series that made housewives horny from sea to shining sea. It’s on my summer reading list, so […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • hiddenhillnursery.com Free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I’m stating the obvious when I say gardens consist of plants, flowers and shrubs. But any respectable garden should have a bit of stone, metal or glass for decoration … in addition to […]

‘12 Days of Derby’ @ The Bard’s Town

April 24-May 4 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com Times and prices vary It’s Derby … again. Time to booze it up on mint-flavored bourbon and go outside in hats you wouldn’t be caught dead in the other 364 days of the year. Just like the rest of us, The Bard’s Town is spreading […]

David Sedaris @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, April 18 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $39.50+; 7:30 p.m. In advance of a book signing in Louisville a few years ago, humorist David Sedaris took the time to chat with LEO over the phone. And as expected, the conversation darted in unexpected directions, with the humorist rattling off absurd […]

Damaged Goods Improv @ The Bard’s Town

Saturday, Jan. 26 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 741-6838 facebook.com/DamagedGoodsImprov $10; 7:30 p.m. Remember the segment on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” when audience members would throw out phrases or suggestions, and the improv comics and actors would have to create a bit on the spot? Yep, that’s the heart of improv, and […]