This is the sixth year that Ryan Francis has organized this amazing charity event to benefit the Faith Mission and we are honored to be a part of it. The Faith Mission, a part of the LSS Network of Hope, exists to provide support to homeless men & women as they transition to independent living and also provide meals to anyone who is hungry. Here are the details for the benefit event.
The 6th Annual Huge Euge Holiday Show
Saturday December 16th
Woodlands Tavern 1200 West 3rd Avenue
Admission is $5 + a donation of a “needed”* item for the Faith Mission of Columbus or $10 and 50% will be donated directly to Faith Mission of Columbus. The talent this year is amazing and the donations from this are going directly to help the homeless and those in need.
*Needed items include
Large size bar of soap
Clorox wipes for the FM move out boxes
Gloves and hats
If you cannot attend but still want to help bring your donations of “needed” items to Comic Town and we will make sure that they go to the Faith Mission Columbus.
When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.
Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.
Zoo Trippin’ was founded in 2014 when Lynn Roose III and Tony Casa started a new project with Steve Hatmaker and Austin Smith. Shortly after the 4 piece picked up Drew Dimitrovski on rhythm guitar. After being a band for about a year, the group rounded out its cast by adding singer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Straw on keys.
Zoo Trippin’ is the child of years of live performances, recordings, and previous projects. The group holds true to its Blues/Rock roots but is now off in a new direction. Adding a more funk/alternative element to the already genre blending style.
With new members, new songs, featured special guests, and an unparalleled live show, and a new style all their own-Zoo Trippin’ will soon span the airwaves and rock the continents!
Doing a very special “holiday” themed performance!!!!!!!!!
DYING FOR TOMORROW featuring JAMES HAYES
Accompanied by Ryan Smith, Beau Suiter, and Chris Pompey.
Also featuring The Whiskey Bear Comedy Showcare with:
Dustin Meadows is good looking, he’s just not that smart. Unless the topic of discussion is popular culture, a subject that he literally holds a degree in (Bachelor of Arts, Bowling Green State University).
In 2014 he released his debut album, Dustin Meadows Vs. The World.
He is also the founder of Whiskey Bear Comedy, founded in July 2015 with the express purpose of producing quality comedy shows under a memorable banner in Columbus, Ohio. Whiskey Bear Comedy produces stand-up shows such as the Whiskey Bear Comedy Showcase and To Hell With Good Intentions, as well as specialty comedy shows like The Pop Culture Mixtape, Hot Dog!, character roasts and more. He has produced the Columbus Comedy Festival (2014-2015), Rock Bottom Fest (2015) and the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival (2016-2017).
On May 9, 2017, he released his second album, No! The World Needs Laughter!
NICKEY WINKELMAN is a Columbus, Ohio native. She began doing stand-up comedy in 2005 while studying acting at University of California, Santa Barbara. Not for the faint of heart, her comedy is brash, honest and creatively vulgar. She was a finalist in comedy contests at the Columbus Funny Bone, the Columbus Brew Ha Ha, and Cincinnati’s Go Banana’s Comedy Club. Nickey went on to win CoverGirl Cosmetic’s “Stand Up for Beauty” contest in 2010, the 2008 Midwest Ultimate Funny Championships in Indianapolis, IN (Morty’s Comedy Joint), and most proudly, the 2007 Circleville, OH Pumpkin Show Comedy Contest.
While she was a member of local comedy troupe Sketch By Number, the group won the Shadowbox Live Sketch Festival’s award for “Best Sketch of the Night” in 2010, performing a piece Nickey wrote. This led to Nickey’s current position on the comedy writing team at Shadowbox Live where you can see her work come to life on the main stage on Fridays and Saturdays. Along with Jimmy Mak, head writer at Shadowbox Live, Nickey also hosts and runs the Tuesday night stand-up series at the Backstage Bistro in Columbus’s Brewery District.
Peter Brieck is a Columbus born comic with an animated and endearingly awkward style that has brought joy to gazillions of people.
Her name is Amber, but she is not the color of your energy. In 2016, Amber Falter co-created Stand-Up For Choice with Pat Deering, a quarterly pro-choice benefit show that has raised thousands of dollars for Women Have Options-Ohio, NARAL Pro-Choice and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Amber has been a guest on popular podcasts such as “Daddy Issues”, “Babes To Know”, and “FiliBUSTED!”. Amber is also often seen featuring on shows produced by Whiskey Bear Comedy, Super Dope, and Rocket Ship Comedy. Amber’s gross lifestyle, sexual misadventures, and tragic childhood make her one of the most relatable comics around.
Lots more to be announced in the coming months!
Emceed by Bob Spangler
$5 + a donation of a “needed” item for the Faith Mission of Columbus (List TBA)
$10 and 50% will be donated directly to Faith Mission of Columbus