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Local comic Jeff Oksay is featured this week, as the co-headliner at Crackers Broad Ripple
  • Local comic Jeff Oksay is featured this week, as the co-headliner at Crackers Broad Ripple

It is fitting that a local comedian gets the headlining slot at Crackers on the weekend Indianapolis is most famous for. Jeff Oskay will look to draw the hometown crowd as well as a couple of tourists to Crackers Broad Ripple this weekend, after appearing on the Bob & Tom show this morning.

As I said last week, Oskay is deserving of regional recognition; it's a great weekend to diversify your fun-portfolio and head up to Broad Ripple between 500 festivities. He is co-headlining with Christina Pazsitzky, who is a regular on "Chelsea Lately." But we won't hold that against her.

In an incredible effort to host the most headlining acts in a single show ever, Morty's is offering a spumoni-flavored show with FOUR featured acts (Jodi White, Michael McDaniel, Brad Lanning and Reno Hype). But it seems to me that if four comedians are "featured," none of them are; one or two more and I'm pretty sure that they'd be required by law to call it a comedy festival.

If you're going to be downtown on Friday night, or looking for some late-night action following Carb Day, head over to ComedySportz at 10pm for the second showing of their dirty long-form improv show "Oz: Unscripted." They will have their normal batch of family-safe improv for all other shows this weekend.

In Bloomington, Tig Notaro of the "Sarah Silverman Program" will headline at The Funny Bone.


Weekend Lineup:

Price listed is the lowest available, and all shows are Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise noted. Most also have Weds, Thurs., and Sunday shows; check their website for more info.


Crackers Downtown- Scott Long, 8 and 10:30 pm, $15. www.crackerscomedy.com

Crackers Broadripple- Jeff Oskay w/ Christina Pazsitzky, 8 and 10:30 pm, $15. www.crackerscomedy.com

Morty’s Comedy Joint- Stand-up Comedy, 8 and 10:15 pm, $20. www.mortyscomedy.com

ComedySportz- Improv, 7:30 pm, (and 10:00 on Sat.), $15, www.indycomedysportz.com

Comedysportz- Oz: Unscripted, 10:00 pm. Friday only. www.indycomedysportz.com

The Funny Bone (Bloomington) — Tig Notaro, 8 and 10:30 pm, $12. www.funnybonebtown.com

More than most forms of entertainment, stand-up comedy lineups are subject to last-minute changes, as well as unexpected sell-outs. Please be sure to check the website of the venue (or call and reserve tickets) before heading out, and make sure to be aware of any updated times, prices, availability or performers.

If you are aware of any upcoming events or venues that are not included here, please feel free to comment them below or email aroberts@nuvo.net!

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Tig Notaro is headlining at the Funny Bone in Bloomington
  • Tig Notaro is headlining at the Funny Bone in Bloomington
Scott Long takes the stage at Crackers Downtown
  • Scott Long takes the stage at Crackers Downtown

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