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The Anti-Imperialism Nationwide Comedy Takeover with Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank!

26220069_10156946650554838_7665333578530474629_nAn evening of Socially Conscious Comedy!
Featuring: Michael Cohen & Zach Funk
Saturday February 10, 2018 at 8pm
Live at the Monongalia Arts Center
$10 at the door

About Andrew: Andrew Frank is a comedian based out of Chicago. His cerebral, imaginative style and relentless ethic have earned him three nationwide tours spanning a total of 42 cities. His love of language, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and cosmology are on full display each time he takes the stage. He has had the privilege of working alongside great comedic minds such as Anthony Jeselnik, Kevin Nealon, Jake Johannsen, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chad Daniels, Tommy Johnagin, and many more. He was the Winner of Make Me Laugh 2015, The Winner of Go Bananas Comedy Club's Funniest in Cincinnati 2016, the Runner Up in Trial By Laughter 2015, and the Runner Up of Helium's Funniest in St. Louis 2016 Competition. He was selected as one of 32 comics to participate in the 38th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in November 2017. His first independently filmed hour special entitled Macrocosm was released in February 2017. Andrew continues to explore his mind and the minds of others at clubs, independent venues, and colleges all over the country.

About Krish: Krish Mohan is a socially conscious, Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly tours the country. He performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges and DIY venues with his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor. Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds, tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic philosophical & sociological twist! Mohan has also been featured on NPR and performed at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp and Hari Kondabolu. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, “Fork Full of Noodles” and the podcast “Taboo Table Talk”.

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MAC Hosts Touring Comedian – Feb. 10

Krish Mohan-2015 Headshot(web)Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) is pleased to host An Indian Comedian: How Not to Fit In — a MAComedy night featuring Krish Mohan — on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm.

When you’re born in India and immigrate to the U.S., it can be hard to find a place to fit in. Using his quirky attitude and intelligent comedy Krish tries to find where he fits in. Is it with Americans or the Indians in the U.S? 

Mohan is an Indian standup comic, writer and improviser who regularly performs at comedy clubs, colleges, bars, theaters, and coffee shops across the country. As an immigrant from India, he tells stories focused on adapting to life in the US and his experiences with race, religion, culture, and relationships. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Mohan captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds.

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MAComedy Night ft. Ashley Strand

ashley_imageCROPPEDMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is excited to host a MAComedy night featuring Ashley Strand on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 pm in MAC’s Tanner Theatre. Local comedian Tawnya Drake will open for Strand and former radio personality Larry Nelson will host the comedy night.

Admission to the show is $10. Tickets are available at the MAC Lobby Desk, 304-292-3325, and www.monartscenter.com/shop.

Winner of the 2009 Hong Kong Comedy Festival, Strand is a world traveler who has lived in Edinburgh, Hollywood, and DC and is a veteran of the Laughing Devil, Laughing Skull, and Maine Comedy Festivals, as well as the Great Canadian Laugh-Off.  He’s also been on SpikeTV, The Travel Channel, and The Biography Channel.  Strand has worked with talents as diverse as Doug Stanhope, Mick Foley, George the Animal Steele, and Kelly McGillis. Additional information is available at www.ashleystrand.com, and a YouTube video demonstrating Strand’s comedy style is located here.

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An Indian Comedian: How Not to Fit In

Krish Mohan-2015 Headshot(web)Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) is proud to host “An Indian Comedian: How Not to Fit In,” a MAComedy night featuring Krish Mohan, on Friday, July 31 at 8 pm.

When you’re born in India and immigrate to the U.S., it can be hard to find a place to fit in. Using his quirky attitude and intelligent comedy Krish tries to find where he fits in. Is it with Americans or the Indians in the U.S? 

The show feature Ian Insect – a comedian from Pittsburgh who is the host of the "Ian Insect is Evil" podcast on the Epicast network – and will be hosted by Rob Speer, who trained and performed at Second City Comedy Theater in Chicago, IL.

Admission to the show is $10 and tickets are available at www.monartscenter.com/shop, the MAC Lobby Desk, and 304-292-3325.  

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MAC & CHEEZ Improv Premiere

MAC & Cheez improvMAC & CHEEZ will introduce its original and hilarious form of improvisation to the Morgantown area on May 22, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Monongalia Arts Center’s (MAC) Tanner Theater. Don’t miss this special opportunity to share in the excitement of this local "world premier” of MAC & CHEEZ… they give cheese a new attitude.

Admission to the laugh packed evening are $10. Tickets are available at 304-292-3325, www.monartscenter.com/shop, and the MAC Lobby Desk.

MAC & CHEEZ — MAC’s community-based, open improvisation troupe — focus on learning how to play again. Aimed at providing a welcoming space to explore attendees' creativity, MAC & CHEEZ meets every Sunday, from 1 – 3 p.m.

MAC & CHEEZ is Morgantown's first and foremost purveyor of original "old skool" improvisation. According to the group's founder, Roger Banks, "If you think you know what improv is, MAC & CHEEZ will change your mind, and, most importantly, we will make you laugh out loud until your belly feels it."

Participation is open to the public, and no experience is necessary. Fun is the group's mission: for the audience and for the MAC & CHEEZ Player. Banks beseeches: "Come and learn how to play again!"

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