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Comedy Night Dec 14-15

Date: December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Price: $10.00

Headliner: Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy.

“I’ve always been the guy who isn’t quite what people expect,” says Phil. Using that experience, Phil pokes holes in the medical marijuana argument, discusses being a white guy at a hip hop show (and the innocent gestures that can get him in trouble), and reveals why Hawaii isn’t the paradise we think it is.

From Shakespearean bees to redneck vampires to anthropomorphic cell phones with weight issues, Phil Johnson fills the stage with quirky characters that combine social satire with absurdist flights of fancy. Then the guitar comes out and kicks the show into an even higher gear with songs about the bright future (and dark past) of babies and what he would do if he woke up one morning as an actual woman.

On stage, Phil’s playful humor and likeable, endearing manner allow him to shake things up without antagonizing the audience. In the end we can only be who we are, try to understand others, and hope they understand us.

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Opener: Irwin Loring

It all began when he was 16 years old watching an HBO comedy special featuring David Brenner , he wanted to be a comedian. On a Friday night in November 2006 in Rockville, Maryland, Irwin began to act on that dream. He finally took the stage for the first time. Since then, he has been on stage hundreds of times. He has performed in comedy clubs, bars, and even at his own high school reunion.

His comedy revolves around his family, relationships, religion, and society in general. He was raised in a farming community in upstate New York, by a single Jewish mother household. He blames his mother for his bizarre views on parenting, and his overall outlook on life. He brings an energy to the room that makes audiences laugh wherever he performs. His style can be described as a mix of David Brenner and George Carlin, with a touch of Don Rickles.

He was a finalist in the 2007 “Comic of the Year” conpetition for Maryland, Washington DC and Virginiam was the winner of best new talent comic at the Reading Comedy Outlet 2008, and a finalist in the Big Bread Comedy Competition in 2009. He currently teaches comedy classes at a local college for aspiring comics, focusing on the business of comedy and writing.

Irwin has performed in venues raging from New York staples as the Laugh Factory, Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy club and Gotham Comedy Club, to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, to more regional clubs such as The Comedy Zone, Reading Comedy Outlet, Wisecrackers, Cozzy’s Comedy Club Liberty Laughs VA, and the Baltimore Comedy Factory. He also participated in the Guinness Book of World Records Longest Consectuive Comedy Show at Magooby’ Joke House in 2011. He has also co-produced a comedy variety show for a local public television station in Montgomery County MD.

He has worked with many great comics currently touring today such as Jimmy Walker, Michael Winslow, Jackie “Jokeman” Martling, Kelly Terranova, Yannis Pappas, Marc Unger, and others. He has headlined shows in Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Washington DC. He has been featured comedian for “Comcast on Demand”, Web Comedy Club, and Local Point TV.

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December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
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