Comedy stage at Ingenuity Fest 2012 DAY TWO part of #AccidentalComedyFest
September 15, 2012 @ 8 p.m.
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A great foundation was laid for this year, which will feature a new location at the Port of Cleveland and all new comics coming to break Cleveland off PROPER!
The FREE shows will run from 8p - 1a on Saturday 9/15 with programming running hourly. Seating will be limited, please email email@example.com to reserve seating for a particular programming block
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port
101 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
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Ramon Rivas II (Co-host)
Despite being mexican, unemployed, carless and heavy, Ramon Rivas is one of the hardest working comedians to come out of Cleveland in years. Combining his work ethic with a overtly chill stage presence, Rivas leaves an impression on every show he performs on. In 2011, he performed at the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival opening for Jo Koy at the historic Vic Theatre.
Rivas has become a fixture in the rich & deep Chicago comedy scene and has been working feverishly to make Cleveland a similar hub for great comedy. Between producing his own shows around town, being one of the club favorites at Hilarties and constantly searching out stage time, Rivas is becoming synonomous with comedy in Cleveland.
His blog has been quoted in the New York Times and his inconsistent personal journalism has led to him receiving props from one of the great comedy curators, Paul Provenza.
Not bad for a lovable stoner.
Will Miles (Co-host)
Comedy, women, and music. I do them all. I'm only good at one.
Ryan Singer (8p Headliner)
Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. The premeditated chaos of Singer’s comedy can now be heard on his debut album, HOW TO GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS, an intense exercise in wordplay, improvisation, and storytelling recorded at Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati, OH. Those who enter Singer’s world will be rewarded with knowledge of the connections between dimwitted hunters and Tyra Banks, cookies and racial tension, and even gay marriage and dragons, courtesy of a comedian who expertly connects insanity and brilliance.
Ryan was recently mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine by Marc Maron as a comedian “Who Should Be Big” and his debut album was recently selected by Punchline Magazine as one of the Top 10 Comedy CD’s of 2010. He was one of 4 finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic Contest, been heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, has appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show Bob & Tom, and was a regional finalist in Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight. He was the winner of the Golden Shingle Award at the Rooftop Comedy Festival, an award given to the next rising star in comedy.
For more info, just ask him as he’ll be glad to talk about himself.
James Fritz (9p Showcase)
James Fritz moved to Chicago in 2000 from his home state of Kentucky, but still struggles with his religious upbringing, Republicans, Democrats, people who pick sides, people who don't, and all four seasons. He appeared at the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival and has opened for such diverse performers as Rick Shapiro, Jamie Kilstein and TJ Miller. Comedy.com recently named him one of the top 5 stand-up comedians in Chicago. He can often be heard on the popular internet radio show Red Bar Radio. Be nice to him ... He's hanging by a very thin thread these days.
James Fritz is a comedian who sometimes performs at the Lincoln Lodge Comedy Club in Chicago, IL.
Mike Joyce (9p Showcase)
Affable, concise and cunning Mike Joyce has been entertaining Midwest comedy fans for over four years. Mike’s material spans his formative years in Cleveland Ohio, to post-grad bewilderment in his current home town of Chicago, IL. Audiences of all kinds respond to Mike’s laid back, assured delivery and wild, hilarious takes on the mishaps and miscommunications that occur in everyday life. He has been featured on 103.5 KISSFM’s “DreX in the Morning”, as well as at comedy clubs and alternative showcases throughout Chicago and nationwide. Mike has opened for numerous nationally touring acts including Michael Palascak, Hannibal Buress, and John Roy; in addition, Mike also hosts the Rathskellar Open Mic at Lotties every Tuesday night.
Kristin Clifford (9p Showcase)
Mark Colella (9p Showcase)
I like being a Chimeadelic.
I work in the social services field by day and do stand-up comedy at night and on the weekends when I get a booking.
I'm 1/2 of the Kaputska Brother's. A magic/comedy act that is sweeping northeast ohio like a freak snow storm.
I also like listening to Coast to Coast AM when ever I get a chance. It's by far the most interesting talk radio on the AM dial.
Jeff Steinbrunner (10p Showcase)
An Ohio native who has made his way to Chicago to continue his career in comedy. Starting stand up at his alma mater, Ohio University, Jeff began at open stage to then founding the university’s first stand up club, OUSUCC. Performing regularly at open stage and monthly showcases he looked for more time in Columbus and Cincinnatti performing for audiences at the Funny Bone and Go Bananas respectively.
Now approaching his two year anniversary since becoming a resident of the Windy City, Jeff continues to exhibit his talents on famous Chicago stages, including: Speakeasy Comedy, Lakeshore Theater and Comedians You Should Know.
Curtis Cook (10p Showcase)
Curtis Cook is an Ohio native, a local filmmaker, a published author, and a student at Oberlin College. As a comedian, he has reached the semi-final rounds in North East Ohio’s premier amateur comedy competition and performed on stages in venues including Hilarities Comedy Club, The Improv in Cleveland, and countless coffee shop open mics.
Puterbaugh Sisterz (10p Showcase)
Actual Sisters, Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh will revolutionize. They are bringing comedy duo's back, or at least to the back of every dive bar.
“Taking their schtick into absurdest parallel universes...it works 100% of the time. Making them one of the most innovative and up and coming acts to catch in town,” says The Onion AV Club.
“Its refreshing to see a duo where neither is the straight (wo)man,” says Comedy of Chicago.
They have performed in The Andy Kaufman Awards and recently in TBS Just For Laughs Festival Chicago. They also performed in their own festival, Just for Rafts. They are cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy and produce a critically acclaimed comedy/variety show, “Entertaining Julia.”
You'll laugh or you won't, but either way, you'll be in the audience.
Lane Pieschel (10p Showcase)
Acceptable answers for “Who is Lane Pieschel?” include comedian, a guy eating a foot long sub while writing this piece and terrible autobiographer. Lane has a distinctly wry and self-deprecating voice that works wonders for clubs and colleges all over the country. He has placed highly in several nationwide comedy competitions. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a finalist in the Sierra Mist National College Comedy Search and took the stage at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival as a finalist in the National College Comedy Competition. He would describe those experiences as "self-affirming" and “free.” He’d love to tell you more, but he just spilled honey mustard all over this keyboard and has to get going.
Zachariah Durr (11p Zachariah Durr's "Fun City")
A show with Zachariah Durr may include music, puppets, high theatrics, and general hilarity.
Anything else, you have to bring yourself.
Zachariah is a Cleveland native, and has performed and shown work in cities all across this great land, as well as being co-writer and director of the IFC show "Food Party".
This marks his second year performing at Ingenuity.
Carey Callahan (12a AWKWARD SEX SHOW - Sexuality through comedy)
The gal who started the original Chucklefck open mic at Bela Dubby now hosts a delightful new show.
The Awkward Sex Show is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Bridget and Carey Callahan, two sisters who hope their mother never discovers this exists. Each episode we'll discuss another aspect of this weird uncomfortable nerve-wracking thing we call the Human Sexual Experience. 30% comedy, 30% the kind of therapy you get when you go to the bar with your best friend, and 40% telling embarrassing stories in front of strangers, we only want to make sure all you weirdos understand we're not alone in being seriously fucking confused by all of this shit