The Push Comedy Theater is proud to present the 6th Annual Norfolk Comedy Festival.
This year the festival will feature sketch and improv groups from New York, Atlanta, South Carolina as well as some amazing Hampton Roads talent.
The festival takes place September 12th through 17th.
Highlights will include:
Terry O’Quinn and Double Treble (Friday at 7pm only)
Legendary actor Terry O’Quinn (Lost, Tombstone, Hawaii Five-O) will act as the guest monologist for the musical improv duo, Double Treble. Terry will share stories and anecdotes about his days as a Hollywood actor. Double Treble will then use his stories as inspiration, as they put together an evening of improvised scenes and songs.
Andy Has Friends! (Friday and Saturday at 7pm)
The improv equivalent of a roulette wheel, Andy has Friends! is a show where the cast is always a surprise. Not content to just perform in his regular improv shows, Andy Livengood wants to play with ALL of his friends. In each Andy has Friends! show, Andy is joined by a special guest. Every performance features an improviser, an actor, a comic, or even a random audience member. You never know who’s gonna drop in; you never know what’s gonna happen. Andy has Friends!, unpredictable improv at it’s finest.
The Magic Negro and Other Blackness (Friday and Saturday at 9pm)
Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? Is it possible to skip and listen to hip hop at the same time? Do black people actually carry around race cards? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look.
Mark Kendall uses a series of comedic sketches to examine the representation of black males in the media in his critically acclaimed one-man show. From prison to white flight, and even Reading Rainbow – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. There will also be cookies.
The Reformed Whores (Performing Friday and Saturday nights)
The Reformed If Dolly Parton & Flight of the Conchords got drunk and had a baby, you’d get the hilariously irreverent musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! These All-American gals don’t beat around the bush as they skewer and celebrate country music at their rib-tickling hoedown. Southern bred, but NYC based, Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson have been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, and many other three-letter networks.
They’ve toured the country opening for the likes of musical parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic, bassist extraordinaire Les Claypool, guitar hero Dweezil Zappa and rockabilly vets Reverend Horton Heat. Their sophomore album “Don’t Beat Around the Bush” debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart and their YouTube Channel just hit over a million views!
For the complete festival schedule, tickets, and more information visit norfolkcomedyfestival.com. All shows will be held at the Push Comedy Theater, which is located at 763 Granby Street in Norfolk. Snacks, hot dogs, beer and wine are available at our world famous Weiner Hole.