Arts Extract Podcast Episode 21: New Comedy and Old Business

Andy Downing joins us to round up some of the best stand-up shows coming to town.

Don't let comedy escape your notice this winter and spring. Andy Downing of 77 Square joins the Arts Extract podcast to round up some of the best stand-up shows coming to town, including Pete Holmes' return to the Comedy Club on State. For the second segment, Adam Powell explains why he won't be taking part in Madison restaurant week.

 

Producer's Note: Toward the end of this show, we mention that Chris Hardwick would be coming to town April 11-13, but that the venue hadn't been confirmed. Since recording, the Comedy Club on State has confirmed that Hardwick will be performing on their stage. Nerds, set your phasers to squee! 

This week’s event highlights:

1/17 Fareed Haque and Math Games, Tani Diakite, 4th Coast. High Noon Saloon, 9 p.m.

Anna Laube, Nick Moran. Merchant, 9:30 p.m.

Collected Stories, Forward Theater Co., Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 3)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Strollers Theatre Co., The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 2)

1/18 Cinematheque: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

Cinematheque: Blue Velvet. Vilas Hall, 8:30 p.m.

Chants, Awkward Terrible, Lazy Reason. Dragonfly Lounge, 9:30 p.m.

David Stoler Trio. Cardinal Bar, 5:30 p.m.

Garnet Rogers. Brink Lounge, 7 p.m.

Murder By Death, Mutts, The Sharrows. High Noon Saloon, 9:30 p.m.

MMoCA Nights: Ellsworth Kelly Prints, opening reception, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 5:30-9 p.m. (Jan. 19 official opening)

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Music Theatre of Madison, The Bartell Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Madison Symphony Orchestra with Gabriela Montero, Overture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

1/19 Cinematheque: Cosmopolis. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

The Walkmen, Father John Misty. Capitol Theater, 8 p.m

Sexy Ester, Ladyscissors, A Torrid Affair. Mickey’s Tavern, 10:30 p.m.

The Hussy, The Skintones, Dick The Bruiser. Crystal Corner Bar, 10 p.m.

Plume Giant, Anna Vogelzang, Paul Otteson. Frequency, 8:30 p.m.

Madfest Juggling Extravaganza. Barrymore Theatre, 7 p.m.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Music Theatre of Madison, The Bartell Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Madison Symphony Orchestra with Gabriela Montero, Overture Hall, 8 p.m.

1/20 Madison Symphony Orchestra with Gabriela Montero, Overture Hall, 2:30 p.m.

Reel Big Fish, The Pilfers, Dan P. Majestic Theatre, 8:30 p.m.

1/21 Oak Street Ramblers. Malt House, 7:30 p.m.

1/22 Louka Patenaude. Mickey’s Tavern, 10:30 p.m.

1/23 Crackity Jones. High Noon Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Collected Stories, Forward Theater Co., Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 3)

Album art photo courtesy of gzap on Flickr

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