April Fool Comedy Showdown
- Monday, April 1, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: 18+
April Fool Comedy Showdown April 1 Just Got Funny Again
Summary: It’s a free, open-to-the-public comedy funfest featuring performers of various genres from across Lawrence.
Format: Two comedy teams will compete in a three-round event, going head-to-head for the ultimate prize—glory, plus a donation of $200 in their name to a Lawrence-based charity organization. Hosted by Andy Morton, each round will consist of a Lawrence-theme comedy sketch of approximately 5 minutes. Audience members will be chosen at random to serve on the judges’ panel.
Round 1 Theme -- 50 Shades of Baby J. Round 2 Theme -- Billy Quantrill Takes the T Round 3 Theme – Lawrence Urban Legends: The Mass. Street Edition
Performers include: Mike Anderson (Host of Channel 6’s “The Not So Late Show”), Will Averill (That guy from FYIFK), Barry Barnes (Washboard musician extraordinaire and Zumba instructor), Matt Gaus (Co-Creator of “Loaded for Bear”), Monica Greenwood (from “Loaded for Bear” and “Victor Continental”), Jacqueline Grunau (Co-Founder of “Under the Table”), Emily Lowrance-Floyd (Co-Creator of “Loaded for Bear”), Peter Lyrene, Jay Maus, Chris Nelson (from “Loaded for Bear” and “Victor Continental”), Ed Parker, Kitty Steffens (from “Loaded for Bear” and “Victor Continental”), October Strange, Vintage Players (Theatre Lawrence’s roaming senior comedy squad) and The Travelers (A division of Theatre Lawrence)
April Fool Comedy Showdown is the latest “About Lawrence…” event sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library and Lawrence Magazine focusing on Lawrence community members sharing their talents/expertise with a general audience.