MAComedy

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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Once You Go Black… MAComedy Night in Honor of Black History Month

Once You Go Black Comedy MorgantownMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is excited to host Once You Go Black… a MAComedy Showcase in honor of Black History Month, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Once You Go Black… will feature performances by local comedians who identify as African American or interracial and is intended to pay homage to February as Black History Month.

Cameron Elias Williams will host the showcase. The event will include performances by Williams as well as Clyde Kent, Wayne Dorsey (winner of the Summer 2014 MAComedy Standup Showdown), Jordan Bailey (winner of the Fall 2014 MAComedy Standup Showdown), and Justin Powers.

This is the second MAComedy night of 2015, following the January MAComedy Showcase, which featured the winners of the 2014 MAComedy Standup Showdowns.

Admission to the show is $10. Tickets may be purchased online via the MACstore here, via phone at (304) 292-3325, or in person at the MAC Lobby Desk.

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