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Entertainment Presented By Shadowbox Live

Michael Kent vs The Scientists

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Kean Reid and Clay Vansickle

The Not-So-Late Show

Play Cafe

Time Machine 1984

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Erik Tait

tbd-the-musical

The Roast of Leslie Battle

Brunch Punch

Future Science

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. DJ Prime

Color Me Nina

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Jae Esquire

This Oughta Be Epic: A Variety Battle Show

Complete Upcoming Show List

Date Artist City Venue
Tue,Jul26 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Michael Kent vs The Scientists

Join Magician Michael Kent as he does his best to try to stump scientists Dan Mushalko and Robert Pyatt using prestidigitation (that means sleight of hand). If Michael can stump the scientists, does that mean magic is real?! Come to celebrate science, magic, and the occasional blurring of the lines between the two!

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Wed,Jul27 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Kean Reid and Clay Vansickle

These improv super fans join Hashtag for a night of comedy…no script required! Just $5.

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Thu,Jul28 The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Don’t miss the next taping of Columbus’ premiere live, talk show – only at ShadowboxLive’s Backstage Bistro. Join Johnny DiLoretto, his co-host Sommer Marie Sterud, and the Not So Late Show house band MojoFlo for electrifying, frequently hilarious interviews and fun with Columbus’s brightest performers and personalities.

It’s … Episode V, our next show! And this month, Not So Late welcomes Columbus’s hardest working movie actor Kevin McClatchy; Columbus’s Reigning Queen of Drag, Vivian Von Brokenhymen; and the city’s only alligator wrangler, the one and only Gator Dave Weaston! Plus, get some early laughs with opening comic, Erin McIntyre

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Tue,Aug02 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Time Machine: 1984

The Time Machine is a comedy show that takes you back in time! This sketch comedy and variety show celebrates one year in history, as we explore that year’s music, movies, news, politics, television, and more!

This time we take you back to 1984, when Reagan was president, the Rain turned Purple, the Ghosts were first Busted, and everyone wanted to know “Where’s the beef?” This humorous visit to 1984 features performances by Gabriel Guyer, Jimmy Mak, Joseph Moorer, and Nickey Winkelman. Plus, enjoy a look back at one of the greatest years in pop music history with special drag performances by Jamz Dean.

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Wed,Aug03 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Erik Tait

He’s a magician, a comedian, master roaster, game show host…and now improviser. Do not miss this night of comedy with one of Columbus’ greatest talents. $5.

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Thu,Aug04 The Roast of Leslie Battle Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614.416.7625

Leslie Battle celebrates her 46th birthday and 5 years in comedy with this “Annibirthary” show. Seven female comedians get together to give her an ALL-FEMALE-ROAST, with a retort at the end from the birthday girl herself.

Featuring: Leslie Battle, Sue Bump, Angie Healey, Mary Miller, Bianca Moore, Sarah J. Storer, and Nickey Winkelman

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Fri,Aug05 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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Sun,Aug07 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, Samantha Rollins

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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Tue,Aug09 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Future Science : Live Multimedia Sketch Comedy

Future Science is a live multimedia sketch comedy show featuring live sketches, videos and powerpoint presentations. Absurdist comedy disguised as a TED Talks-like presentation show where four scientists present data they collected from the past, present and future.

Future Science, originally from Cincinnati, is currently on tour throughout the Midwest, and The Backstage Bistro is pleased to be their stop in Columbus, Ohio.

Featuring: Karl Spaeth, Logan Lautzenheiser, Andy Gasper and Wayne Memmott

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Wed,Aug10 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. DJ Prime

DJ Prime (AKA Mista Lindsey) has been a staple in the Columbus community for years. He is part of the turntablist based group known as the Crooked Style DJ’s, and for the first time ever, Hashtag incorporates the art of the DJ with the art of Improv Comedy. #DJYesAnd $5

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Tue,Aug16 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Color Me Nina

ENCORE PERFORMANCE! Nina West is back at the Backstage Bistro, and this time with special guest Gretta Goodbottom on the piano. An evening of songs and laughs you won’t want to miss!

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Thu,Aug18 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Jae Esquire

***SPECIAL THURSDAY SHOW!*** Jae Esquire has been a part of four separate shows with Hashtag Comedy. Why not make number 5 her very own show. Yes, she will perform her original hip hop songs. Yes, she will do improv, and yes she will defend her title in “Fake Bacon’s Do Run Run”. Just $5!

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Fri,Aug19 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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Tue,Aug23 Tuesdays with Mak & Winks Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

This Oughta Be Epic : A Variety Battle Show

“This Oughta Be Epic!” A variety battle show where performers go head to head to see who is the best in their field. See battles in comedy, beatbox, rap, piano, drag, and burlesque. Cheer on who you think should win, laugh, be amazed, and see some skin. Don’t miss it!

Hosted by Dorian Vasquez

Featuring: Comedy Battle: Jameson Rogers vs Nick Glaser – Beatbox Battle: LethalFX vs KaO – Rap Battle: Doug Gamble vs Colin Ward – Comedy Battle: Dave Burkey vs Wonder Doug – Piano Battle: Dominic Francesco vs Jack Doran – Drag Battle: Sami Sparxx vs Nikki Stone – Drag Battle: Devon Ayers vs Special K – Comedy Battle: Natalie Cuevas vs Bianca Moore – Burlesque Battle: Cherie Blondell vs Dimples Diamond

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Wed,Aug24 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Sunny 95’s Stacy McKay

You’ve heard her voice on morning radio for years, now see her in person as she joins the Hashtag Comedy crew for a night of improv and storytelling. Just $5!

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Thu,Aug25 The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Don’t miss the next taping of Columbus’ premiere live, talk show – only at ShadowboxLive’s Backstage Bistro. Join Johnny DiLoretto, his co-host Sommer Marie Sterud, and the Not So Late Show house band MojoFlo for electrifying, frequently hilarious interviews and fun with Columbus’s brightest performers and personalities.

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Wed,Aug31 Hashtag Comedy Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

The Hashtag Comedy Show ft. Andy Batt

Andy Batt is the former director of MadLab, the man behind the one-man improv group known as “Emily” and one of Columbus’ best improv coaches and teachers. This Wednesday, he brings his trademark energy and physicality to the Backstage Bistro when he joins Hashtag Comedy for some good, old fashioned smash-smouth improv. Just $5.

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Fri,Sep16 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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Thu,Sep29 The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto Columbus, OH Backstage Bistro
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $5.00 Box office: 614-416-7625

Don’t miss the next taping of Columbus’ premiere live, talk show – only at ShadowboxLive’s Backstage Bistro. Join Johnny DiLoretto, his co-host Sommer Marie Sterud, and the Not So Late Show house band MojoFlo for electrifying, frequently hilarious interviews and fun with Columbus’s brightest performers and personalities.

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Fri,Oct21 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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