Comedy

Type Cast

60-minutes of never been seen and never to be seen again. Type Cast will create poetry and comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. Local poets and improvisers take the stage. They get a one-word suggestion from the audience. The poets take to their typewriters and write a poem based on that suggestion while the improvisers create a scene using that same suggestion. At the end of the scene, the poets will recite their poems to the audience. The improvisers then bring those poems to life in another improvised scene. Hilarity ensues.

Tortillo! 3: Sombrero’s Revenge

Catalyst Repertory’s crass, slap-stick comedy, snack food sitcom returns to IndyFringe for its final (we hope) installment.

You aren’t going to believe this, but somehow there’s cocaine in the chips again… again. When the notorious drug-lord “Sombrero,” returns, the gang all turns their blame on known snack villain and former intern, Patrick. Only this time, Patrick is innocent, and a bit preoccupied… in love. So, who’s wearing the big hat?

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Experience the fourth year of a new rendition of 24 Unique Micro-Plays in 48 minutes! The evening promises an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of ideas, absurdity, and comedy at breakneck speed as dictated by the audience! Journey through Italian futurism with slices of Dada, Surrealism, Brecht, Happenings, Grotowski, and Boal all thrown in. It’s a different show every night and if they do not complete the plays within 48 minutes each audience member receives a treat!

The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman’s Search for the Space Cowboy of Her Dreams

“I was Princess Leia, the most badass force-sensitive being in the galaxy! And I wanted Han Solo: tight pants, big blaster…” – Victoria Montalbano

In 1977, 13-year-old Victoria Montalbano was introduced to her perfect man, Han Solo, and she’s been looking for him ever since. In this solo comedy show called “delightful” and “highly energetic” by Around the Town: Chicago, watch as she grows from awkward theatre kid to professional out-of-work actress while swiping her way through a galaxy far, far away!

The Jester of All Maladies

IndyFringe vet, Kurt Fitzpatrick, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2019. Boo! He got through it with a bunch of chemo, stimulating immunotherapy, heaps of Facebook love, and a generous supply of Fig Newtons. Join Kurt as he shares his comically inspiration tale and sobering adventures of getting through… the C-word. From the creator of “Cathedral City”

The Ballad of Blade Stallion

A disgraced bounty hunter on the edges of space takes on his most challenging task: baby-sitting. In an origin story of epic proportions, Blade Stallion fights for freedom, love, and a chance to restore his honor through the medium of comedy.

Spontaneous Tales of Science-Fiction

A completely improvised sci-fi romp takes the audience on an adventure that’s out of this world!

Spontaneous tales captures the wonder of science fiction through entirely improvised stories. Anything can happen from high orbit hijinks to cyber punk shenanigans. A guest will give a short monologue to help the performers get started, but what happens next is anyone’s guess!

ShMILF Life

Finding love is hard. Finding love when you’re old is harder. Finding love when you’re old and transgender? (spoiler alert; you don’t).

Welcome to the shMILF Life. This hilarious and touching storytelling show from Penny Sterling takes you on a journey through the pitfalls of dating from the fringe.

Ship of Dreams

A group of friends attempt to cross an ocean of impossibility when they set out to stage James Cameron’s cinematic masterpiece ‘Titanic’ in under an hour. Performed by 6 comedians with 2 overhead projectors and an embarrassingly low budget. Will they succeed or will they be lost at sea?

Ship of Dreams is a parody clown show for cinema nerds and pop culture nuts.

Ron Popp is a Responsible Adult

Award-winning gay comedian, Ron Popp, returns to IndyFringe one last time!

Ron Popp returns to IndyFringe once again with his fractured take on life growing up in small town Indiana, trying to lose pandemic weight, and touring as a comedian. Don’t miss this hilarious lesson in how to not take life too seriously.

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