Tag Archives: Comedy

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental
Nov 14th, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Books and Doc Colony’s Reloaded Events presents this magnitudinous event.
Professor Elemental is bringing his unique brand of steampunk and chap hop to Detroit. What’s chap hop you ask? Old timey English proper and hip hop combined for unique lyrics. Professor Elemental combines comedy and music while spitting lyrics and rhymes. Opening acts will include a burlesque show by Miss Holly Hock, sideshow extraordinaire Christopher Bogucki (who might eat fire) and DJ Tommy Toon. Mark your calendars.

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477620365858972/
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The Nerdaissance: Super Classy Fan Fiction May

10 local writer/performers read you their original pieces of comedic fanfiction, parodying popular movies, tv shows and more. For those that may not know, fanfiction is what happens when people love something so much they can’t help but pretend that they can write it better than the people who are paid to write it. Our version seeks to simultaneously honor and have some fun with this time honored tradition… and also try to make you pee with laughter…
General Admission: $10
18+

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1560072394266580/

The Nerdaissance: Tales of Comedic Fantasy and Adventure June

0 local writer/performers read you their original pieces of comedic Fantasy, Adventure and Science Fiction. We’re heading out of the familiar territory of fanfiction and sailing into the seas of our imagination to make you howl with laughter. If that doesn’t work, you’ll howl from the broadsword in your face.
General Admission: $10
18+

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/948611638490504/

Swords of Valour at Blackrock Medieval Fest 2015

Haven and Maggie, from the weapons troupe Swords of Valour, talk about the history of the group, weapons of choice and how they became involved. Swords of Valour mix comedy and fighting while entertaining the masses.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swords-of-Valour/120386500230

2d6 at Random Battle Con 2015

Anime tunes, video game tracks and hip hop beats mixed with comedy sum up the Nerdcore Hip Hop Duo 2d6. Meet Cliff B and DJ Stuck Down A Mineshaft talk about the origin, their hilarious track titles, J.S Joust and a special message to their fans. Stick around for bonus material at the end of the video.

https://2d6music.bandcamp.com/

The Nerdaissance: Octoberjest (Comedic Fanfiction show)

Come out to Ambrosia Theater on October 16th for the final Nerdaissance comedic fanfiction show of 2015, Octoberjest! 8 local writer/comedians reading their original pieces of comedic fanfiction guaranteed to make you pee yourself with laughter. If you’ve ever been to one of our shows before, you know how funny the beautiful and talented Meghan Ross is… Well… She’s moving to the land of legal weed, Colorado! You won’t want to miss our swan song for both 2015 and one of our most talented performers. Bring yo friends! Tickets: $10

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1477429475896019/1478414755797491/

Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michrenfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/michrenfest

Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michrenfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/michrenfest

CineManga – Alakazam the Great

Alakazam the Great
Plays Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE PRESENTATION!
One of the first documented commercial film adaptations of manga source material, this anime from OSAMU TEZUKA’s retelling of the ancient Chinese novel JOURNEY TO THE WEST (“Hsi-yu Chi”) follows a monkey king who learns the secrets of magic and the mastery of willpower that knowledge entails.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1960 | Anime | 84 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/alakazam-the-greatsaiyuki/
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