‘Public Squares at Brothers Lounge’ takes on Pokemon, dating, more

The Public Squares will present its all-new sketch comedy revue “The Public Squares at Brothers Lounge!” at 8 p.m. April 3 at Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., in Cleveland. The show contains original sketches and takes an energetic look at the important issues of 2019 such as dating, parenting, twelve-step programs, “broetry,” and Pokemon Go, according to a news release. The show features adult language … Continue reading ‘Public Squares at Brothers Lounge’ takes on Pokemon, dating, more

Slow-but-funny Steven Wright back at Playhouse Square for more stand-up in March

I interviewed Steven Wright a little more than two years ago, not long before the longtime stand-up comic was slated to perform at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. In case you are unfamiliar with Wright, he talks and (I’m pretty sure, at least) moves pretty slowly. So when I saw recently that he was slated again to perform at Playhouse Square — on March 22, at the … Continue reading Slow-but-funny Steven Wright back at Playhouse Square for more stand-up in March

Cleveland Comedy Festival bringing a big batch of laugh-makers to town

He is a brave man. His only weapons are his creative mind and a microphone; with those two things he will entertain you, not with song, mind you, but with jokes, stories, gags and one-liners. He is the stand-up comedian. Maybe you could do what he does. But probably not. While there are almost always funnymen and funnywomen to be seen performing their craft at … Continue reading Cleveland Comedy Festival bringing a big batch of laugh-makers to town

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco bringing Stay Hungry Tour to Cleveland

What: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will be entertaining fans with multiple performances at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. Where: The Connor Palace, 1615 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland When: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Jan. 27 Why you should go: Maniscalco’s live performance has become a critically acclaimed event. Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, … Continue reading Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco bringing Stay Hungry Tour to Cleveland

Gabriel Iglesias to perform at Hard Rock Rocksino

What: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing his comedy set at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Where: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield When: 8 p.m. Jan. 26 Why you should go: Gabriel Iglesias, sometimes known as “Fluffy,” is a comedian well-known for sharing hilarious anecdotes from his everyday life. Iglesias also has a tendency to stay for additional time at the end of his set and has had other comedians … Continue reading Gabriel Iglesias to perform at Hard Rock Rocksino