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Brunch Punch

Pride Variety Show

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Complete Upcoming Show List

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05/25/16 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

The Hashtag Comedy Roast of Phil Porter

Phil Porter is one of the most talented improvisers anywhere, and Hashtag Comedy’s gonna roast him. Join the group for Whose Line is it Anyway? style games to start the show, and end the night with lovingly scathing jokes. Just $5!

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05/26/16 The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Sommer Marie Sterud and Johnny DiLoretto host the live version of Columbus’ only “late night” talk show, “The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto”. Come out for this great night of conversations with the most interesting people in Columbus — plus music, comedy, and general craziness!

This month Not So Late welcomes the following special guests: local rock icon and WATERSHED star Colin Gawel; Columbus’s favorite news anchor, ABC 6’s Yolanda Harris; and so we can ask the really hard-hitting questions– sex therapist, Cynthia Ruberg.

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05/27/16 TBD: The Musical! Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

TBD: the Musical! is a fully improvised, hour long Broadway-esque extravaganza based on a title given by YOU, the audience. Get all the big showstoppers, energetic dance numbers and heart-wrenching solos of a big stage musical with just one catch…there’s no script! Start your weekend right with this one of a kind experience. Just $5!

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05/31/16 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Standup at The Backstage Bistro Featuring Sumukh Torgalkar

Sumukh Torgalkar was born in Cleveland, Ohio to two Indian people. It’s a simple statement but covers the adventure that is Torgalkar’s comedy. Focusing on such varied topics as his Midwest upbringing, his Hindu faith, his friendships with the elderly, and the Insane Clown Posse, Torgalkar weaves his personal experiences and observations via his dry but engaging sense of humor.

Also Featuring Comedians: Peter Brieck, Bobbie Dodds, and Nick Glaser

Hosted by: Nickey Winkelman

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06/01/16 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Dan Swartwout

He’s toured all over the country, runs the Columbus Funny Bone Contest, and–hands down–tells the best stories about his kid. Don’t miss this stand up veteran take the stage with Hashtag Comedy for a night of made-up-on-the-spot goodness. Just $5!

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06/03/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Featuring: Mark Lucas, Nick Glaser, Leslie Battle, and special guest Paul Stelzer of Hashtag Comedy

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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06/05/16 Brunch Punch Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 11:00am. Admission: Free with Brunch. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Brunch Punch

Starring Boyonce & Zhane Dawlings and Special Guest Deva Station

On the first Sunday of every month, Drag Queens descend upon the Bistro led by the luscious and hilarious Vivian Von Brokenhymen. Come out and join us for the Brunch Punch! Drag Queens. Unlimited Sangria. Bacon. What else is there to love?

Hosted by Vivian Von Brokenhymen
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06/08/16 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Megan Lear

She’s a former Shadowbox metaperfomer, actress and friend of Hashtag Comedy, and they’re making her do improv. Find out what happens when Megan has to work without a script! All fun, all games, just $5.

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06/14/16 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Pride Variety Show

Celebrate Pride month with this one-of-a-kind variety show at the Backstage Bistro!

Starring burlesque performers of Crimson Lace Cabaret: Devon Ayers, Pandora Foxx, Dimples Diamond, & Bianca Moore

Featuring special guest: Eileen Galvin

Standup comedians: Nickey Winkelman & Wonder Doug

Headliner: Brooke Cartus

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06/15/16 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Jonica Armstrong (Part Deux)

You all loved her so much the first time around, they’ve brought her back again for Round Two! Join Hashtag Comedy as they put this master storyteller to work for your laughs. $5

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06/29/16 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

Hashtag Comedy Presents the Marilyn’s Legacy Kickoff ft. All In

Marilyn’s Legacy is a non-profit that has one vision: a world without Alzheimer’s. Come help raise money for a great cause with your laughter. Hip hop group All In joins in the fun. Just $5, and all proceeds go to Marilyn’s Legacy.

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07/15/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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08/19/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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09/16/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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10/21/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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11/18/16 The Quiz Box Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Box office: 614-416-7625.

THE QUIZ BOX is a hilarious game show where audience members get the chance to team up with one of four comedian panelists to win prizes. The comedians compete against each other answering outrageous trivia questions to gain points for their audience counterpart, and all you have to do is sit back, laugh, and win! Everyone in the audience has a chance to become a contestant to win fantastic prizes.

Hosted by : Erik Tait & Nickey Winkelman
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