Weekend live comedy preview


Indy’s only local sketch comedy troupe gets this week’s nod for comedy event of the week. Three Dollar Bill Comedy continues their run of “Pre-existing Conditions” at ComedySportz on Friday night at 10:00 pm.

$3 Bill is sometimes inconsistent—which is to be expected of a young troupe in its early stages—but when they’re on, they’re really on. A few of their skits have been brilliant, and as they continue to develop, I have high hopes that they can become an Indianapolis mainstay in 5 years or so.

Collin Moulton is my pick for stand-up this weekend, as he plays Morty’s without any big names at Crackers to compete with. I am in general somewhat biased toward Morty’s these days on the weeks that Crackers has equally obscure comedians, only because the comedy scene in Indianapolis desperately needs two major players to drive the competition, and it’s a coin toss anyway—on weekends like this.

It’s beautiful outside and everyone is competing with basketball related events, so there’s not a whole lot going on at the major venues. But next week Roy Wood Jr.—the best unknown stand-up act I’ve ever seen—will be at Cracker’s Broad Ripple.

Then in two weeks, Brian Posehn, of “Just Shoot Me” and “Comedians of Comedy” fame will be at the same venue.

Last but not least, it’s great to see some local comedians getting some love on the big stage— even if it is only because all the students are gone for Easter. Bloomington’s Funny Bone is hosting a “Best of Bloomington” weekend for a bargain-busting $8.

Weekend Lineup:

Crackers Downtown- Kevin Downey Jr., 8 and 10:30 pm, $15. www.crackerscomedy.com

Crackers Broadripple- Etta May, 8 and 10:30 pm, $17. www.crackerscomedy.com

Morty’s Comedy Joint- Collin Moulton, 7:30 and 10:00 pm, $10. www.mortyscomedy.com

ComedySportz- Improv, 7:30 pm, (and 10:00 on Sat.), $12, Fri — Sat www.indycomedysportz.com

Comedysportz- Three Dollar Bill Sketch Comedy, “Pre-existing Conditions.” 10:00 pm, $12. Friday only. www.indycomedysportz.com

Funny Bone (Bloomington) — “Best of Bloomington,” 7 and 9:30 pm, $8, Fri — Sat. www.funnybonebtown.com

AMAZING comedians of note in the near future that you should not miss:

Roy Wood Jr.: Mar. 25 (IUPUI) and Apr. 7 — 10 (Crackers Broad Ripple)

Brian Posehn: April 22- 24 (Crackers Broad Ripple)

More than most forms of entertainment, stand-up comedy lineups are subject to last-minute changes, as well as unexpected sell-outs. Please be sure to check the website of the venue (or call and reserve tickets) before heading out, and make sure to be aware of any updated times, prices, availability or performers.

If you are aware of any upcoming events or venues that are not included here, please feel free to comment them below or email aroberts@nuvo.net!