Comics are exploding in Top City and within a short drive. Here are four events you don’t want to miss, no joke.
THURSDAY, MAY 11 @ NORSEMEN BREWERY
Join Midwest Live for another great comedy night in their Halls Of Valhalla Event Space. Doors open at 5p allowing you to get prime seating and order food and drink before the 7p show. Tickets are $15 at the door.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 @ JAYHAWK THEATRE
Most known for ‘Millennials,’ which hit 12 million views in 48 hours, Brad Upton was catapulted into Dry Bar comedic stardom in 2018. With a current standing of nearly 90 million views, Upton’s ‘Millennials’ set holds Dry Bar’s current record as the most watched stand-up video ever. Other recent hits include “I’m Not Done Yet” — Upton’s Dry Bar Specials alone have more than 200 million views.
Brad’s observational humor and witty perspectives have earned him a loyal following. Despite his success, and performing for sold-out audiences all over the world, Brad remains humble and dedicated to his craft – striving to connect with his fans and raise the bar with each performance. Brad and his wife of 31 years are cul-de-sac dwellers and proud empty-nesters.
- 2023 COMEDY RUN at Jayhawk Theatre
- June 16 – Brad Upton “Tap Out * Nap Out * Crap Out”
- July 12 – William Lee Martin “Comedy Stampede”
- Aug 18 – Isiah J. Kelly “2023 National Comedy Tour”
Laugh Lines is a fast-paced improvisational comedy show that you soon won’t forget, even if you want to.
and just a stone throw and short drive away but featuring some of Topeka’s finest
SATURDAY, MAY 13 @ KC IMPROV COMPANY
Locally Grown Improv defends their titles against The Other Improv Guys and The Senior Class Comedy Troupe from Topeka.
Watch what happens during the longest running show at the KICK Comedy Theater in Westport. Pitting teams against one another in a battle for your adulation, applause and votes, YOU decide who takes home the King in the Cup every 2nd Saturday on 7p.
THE OTHER IMPROV GUYS | A group of experience improvisers in the KC area.
SENIOR CLASS COMEDY | Made up of actors over 55 years of age, Topeka Civic Theatre’s Senior Class has been entertaining the Topeka and North East Kansas communities for over 25 years with their unique style of short-form improv. Come prepared to challenge them with creative audience suggestions.
SATURDAY, MAY 13 @ TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE
You won’t want to miss a single exciting evening with this troupe of zany and always hilarious Laugh Lines comics. It’s a night of fast-paced improvisational comedy that you soon won’t forget, even if you want too. Laugh Lines has packed TCT for over God knows how many years. If you haven’t experience the blend of outrageous comedy sketches and audience participation games, you must.