Crossroads Comedy Festival Crossroads Comedy Festival

THE CROSSROADS COMEDY FESTIVAL IS A 3-DAY COMEDY FESTIVAL FEATURING THE BEST STAND-UP, IMPROV, SKETCH AND PODCASTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

 

OCTOBER 12-14 | INDIANAPOLIS

 

 

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the crossroads of comedy, where all of comedy's forms meet

Indianapolis OCTOBER 12-14, 2O18
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FEATURED ACTS

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KEITH McGILL

SHOWS: TBA

LIZ GREENWOOD

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LIZ GREENWOOD

Chicago

Greenwood is a stand-up comic known for her one-liners and observational comedy. She's been in festivals all over including, Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), SheDot (Toronto), MMJ Comedy Festival (Fort Wayne) and LaughFest (Grand Rapids).

AMANDA GOLOB

SHOWS: TBA

AMANDA GOLOB

New Orleans

Amanda has been featured around New Orleans including House of Blues, Howlin' Wolf, Tipitina's  and Dragon's Den. She has performed all over the country most recently at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and opened for Michael Che during his tour. She has been part of Beast Village, Lady Laughs , Mutiny Radio (San Francisco) and Memphis comedy festivals.

DAVE METZ

SHOWS: TBA

DAVE METZ

Chicago

Metz is another featured performer for Crossroads! Dave is a family man with a podcast about pornography. He's performed around the Midwest including the Cream City Comedy Festival, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, as well as, hosting for the Lucas Brothers at Comedy Club on State and featuring at comedy clubs all over.

I'm the guy you want to sit next to at a boring meeting. Also I'm a gay black 52 year old who teaches Shakespeare to young felons. So there's that. Limestone, Brew-Ha-Ha, 2016 Stand Up NBC finalist, LAUGHS TV.

KEITH McGILL

Louisville, KY

MICHAEL GEETER

SHOWS: TBA

MICHAEL GEETER

Pontiac, MI

As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Michigan, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family and relationships that few others can…or should. From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery.

STANDUP

I'm the guy you want to sit next to at a boring meeting. Also I'm a gay black 52 year old who teaches Shakespeare to young felons. So there's that. Limestone, Brew-Ha-Ha, 2016 Stand Up NBC finalist, LAUGHS TV.

KEITH McGILL

Louisville, KY

LOUIS D. MICHAEL

SHOWS: TBA

LOUIS D. MICHAEL

East Lansing, MI

Goofy and fun, but with conviction, Louis Michael’s comedy is like a butter knife with an edge. Michael is three years in the business and often emcees comedy events and shows.

STANDUP

I'm the guy you want to sit next to at a boring meeting. Also I'm a gay black 52 year old who teaches Shakespeare to young felons. So there's that. Limestone, Brew-Ha-Ha, 2016 Stand Up NBC finalist, LAUGHS TV.

KEITH McGILL

Louisville, KY

CAL JANSEN

SHOWS: TBA

CAL JANSEN

Milford, OH

Jansen takes a surrealist view on the trivial and obnoxious. Performing stand up over 4 years, finalist in Go Bananas Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest 2016. Performed on Brew Ha Ha in Cincinnati and Laugh Fest Grand Rapids the last 2 years.

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PERFORMERS

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FESTIVAL EVENTS

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 PEFORMERS G-L

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PERFORMERS T-Z

IMPROV

ADOPTING SHIA LABEOUF

SHOWS: TBA

ADOPTING SHIA LABEOUF

Cincinnati

Adopting Shia Labeouf performs heart-wrenching, character driven improv to bring you the best jokes about Cincinnati chili. We don't have a complex. They are a sub-troupe of OTRimprov based in Cincinnati. OTRimprov has won best improv company of the year five years running in Cincinnati.

PODCAST

CREATIVITY WASTED

SHOWS: TBA

CREATIVITY WASTED

Belleview, MI

Comedy writers and other creative professionals usually say that brainstorming and pitching ideas is the funnest part of the creative process.  I decided to skip the boring parts and just do the fun part.

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BRET HAYDEN

SHOWS: TBA

BRET Hayden

Clinton Township, MI

Hayden's act is a detailed account of why he's the least relatable person alive. Five years in comedy festivals including, Border City Comedy Fest, Motor City Comedy Festival, Let's Fest and Beast Village Comedy Festival.

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DAVID BROERMANN

SHOWS: TBA

DAVID BROERMANN Cincinnati

If you want your "slice of life" a little dry then David Broerman might be for you. Take a look at some every day problems from his slightly askew vantage point.

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CARTER DEEMS

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CARTER DEEMS

Milwaukee

Deems' stand up performances are centered around wacky wordplay, absurd one liners, goofy poetry and complimentary battle rap lines.

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DAVID BROOKS

SHOWS: TBA

DAVID BROOKS
Indianapolis

The perspective of a young black man lost in insecurities of having guilty white pleasures. He's performed in Maumee Mary and Joseph Festival (2018), Comedy Store Belly Madness Showcase (2017) Los Angeles.

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COMMITMENT ISSUES

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COMMITMENT ISSUES

Chicago

Commitment Issues combines out-of-this-world, character-driven comedy with the music you love with their form, The Mixtape. By allowing music to inspire their scenes they keep the energy up and the laughs rolling.

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GREG WINSTON

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GREG WINSTON

Bloomington

In an alternative act, Winston toys with audiences about how oblivious he really is. Three and a half years as a semi-finalist in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. He has also been seen at Let’s Fest, Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy and Laughfest. It all got started when he hosted Crossroads Comedy Festival in 2016!

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JOHN BUNYAN

SHOWS: TBA

JOHN BUNYAN

Cincinnati

Personal tales of relationships, religion, anxiety, pot and tattoos, farts and emotions told with questionable wisdom gained from getting old. Bunyan has won Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest and performerd ar the North Carolina Comedy Festival 2018, Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha each year since 2010 and he is a feature act at Go Bananas Comedy Club.

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GRIFFIN LEEDS

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GRIFFIN LEEDS

Brooklyn

Griffin Leeds is a standup comic and Indiana-to-NYC transplant who fuses his polite midwestern upbringing with his indie Brooklyn absurdism. His material is a simultaneous celebration and critique of his gay-ass / millennial-ass thoughts and experiences.

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KERRI PULLEY

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KERRI PULLEY

Indianapolis

A blend of sincerity and satire / Kerri Pulley brings bubbly humor to audiences around the Midwest.

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GWEN SUNKEL

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GWEN SUNKEL

Indianapolis, Indiana

Gwen Sunkel brings her unique brand of smart and goofy comedy to a stage near you!

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LISSA SEARS

SHOWS: TBA

LISSA SEARS
Indianapolis

Sears has been doing stand-up for almost three years. She's real! She's a real lesbian, a real survivor and a real bitch!

SATNDUP

JACKIE SKINNER

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JACKIE SKINNER
New York City

Jackie Skinner is a writer-performer at the Magnet Theater (and retired musical improvisor) who's bits consist of act outs, puns, brief BRIEF singing and food talk. She loves food.

 

IMPROV

INDYPROV

SHOWS: TBA

INDYPROV

Indianapolis, Indiana

INDYPROV is an Emmy Award nominated comedy troupe that performs short-form improv all over the country. Known for the high energy and highly interactive gameplay, INDYPROV will make you part of the show!

 

IMPROV

MAGICAL LYING HOUR

SHOWS: TBA

MAGICAL LYING HOUR

Houston

Magical Lying Hour begins with an actress, prepared and memorized, and an improviser, unaware of what world he is about the create. The actress will not deviate from her lines, but must abandon her preparation and find meaning in her lines as she and the improviser build something that neither could do on their own. In Magical Lying Hour every night is opening night.

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NICK LEYDORF

SHOWS: TBA

NICK LEYDORF

East Lansing, MI

Like all comedians these days, Nick Leydorf is left-handed, has a third nipple and is a criminal defense lawyer. Through the use of well-crafted jokes and legal trickery he’s performed at Gilda’s Laughfest, the Cleveland Comedy Festival and What a Joke Festival and with some of his favorite comedians including Kyle Kinane, Nate Bargatze, Robert Kelly and Chad Daniels.

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MARK BOOKWALTER

SHOWS: TBA

MARK BOOKWALTER

Bloomington

Mark Bookwalter is a fast rising talent in the midwest comedy scene who learned at an early age to use sarcasm and a sharp wit to combat being an overweight nerdy kid with bullies and low self esteem. Now as an aging Gen X'er and father of two he uses those skills to make light of life's frustration while performing across the country.

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PHIL POINTER

SHOWS: TBA

PHIL POINTER

Taylor Mill, KY

A middle aged black man trying to make it in a young man's world, Phil Pointer brings his unique perspective on modern life's many nuances. Pointer has been doing standup for 5 years and has done many of independent shows as well as worked at Go Bananas Comedy Club, The Funny One and Jokers Live.

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MARY COLLIE

SHOWS: TBA

MARY COLLIE
Chicago

Her mixture of observations and one-liners are based on a dry honesty. Mary’s musings are surprisingly relatable and usually funny (see also: mostly sad).

IMPROV

PINK SLIP

SHOWS: TBA

PINK SLIP
Indianapolis

PINK SLIP is drag meets improv. A highly interactive improv show that combines short-form comedy and traditional lip syncs. Think RuPaul's Drag Race meets Whose Line!

MEAT HOOK

SHOWS: TBA

MEAT HOOK

Chicago

Meat hook is friends Mallory Parker and Tommy Spears, who use their improv to explore friendship, fear and fun! A good time guaranteed!

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THE DIAMONDS

SHOWS: TBA

THE DIAMDOMDS

Indianapolis

You know that you've always wanted to peek into other people's therapy sessions...You VOYEUR! The Diamonds will let you. The Diamonds has been active in Indianapolis for a year. All members are part of house teams at Red Curb and/or ComedySportz as well.

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ZACH WYCUFF

SHOWS: TBA

ZACH WYCUFF

Cincinnati

Zach Wycuff has been described as “sweet, sweet boy” “adorable,” and the “Stuart Little of comedy.” Zach would like to remind everyone that he is 5’7”. Well, within the range for normal height, but still is excited to meet you and make you laugh.

IMPROV

THE TONY STANZAS

SHOWS: TBA

THE TONY STANZAS Crown Pointe, IN

Northwest Indiana's ONLY musical improv long-form team puts hour long improvised musicals based of audience suggestions.

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TURNING POINT

SHOWS: TBA

TURNING POINT

Kansas City

Ryan and Colter started improvising together way back in 2011, when Ryan formed the improv troupe "Third Hand improv". Being actors at heart, they wanted to tell stories with improv and play a scene, essentially writing a play on the fly using only 2 cast members.

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VANESSA DAWN

SHOWS: TBA

VANESSA DAWN
Seattle

Vanessa Dawn is a comedian from Tulsa, Oklahoma now living in the PNW. Her laid back attitude makes the auidence feel welcomed, while she touches on real life observations / but with a comical twist that most people would not expect.

Manila Luzon featuring the cast of PINK SLIP
TICKETS

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWS FLAT12 BIERWERKS 8:30 PM Kerri Pulley (Host) Phil Pointer Mark Bookwalter Mike Geeter Mary Collie Vanessa Dawn Featured Act - Liz Greenwood 9:30 PM Gwen Sunkel (Host) Cal Jansen Liz Greenwood Jackie Skinner Nick Leydorf Zach Wycuff Featured Act - Mike Geeter
LIZ GREENWOOD
MIKE GEETER
THE ATHENAEUM Crossroads LGBTQ Comedy Showcase featuring PINK SLIP Gwen Sunkel Griffin Leeds Lissa Sears with special guest Manila Luzon
LGBTQ SHOWCASE TICKETS
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS FLAT12 BIERWERKS 7:30 PM Lissa Searsa (Host) David Broermann Jackie Skinner David Brooks Dave Metz Featured Act - Cal Jansen 8:30 PM Greg Winston (Host) Bret Hayden John Bunyan Mark Bookwalter Mary Collie Keith McGill Featured Act -Amanda Golob 9:30 PM Kerri Pulley (Host) David Broermann Liz Greenwood Griffin Leeds Nick Leydorf Featured Act - Louis D. Michale
CAL JANSEN
AMANDA GOLOB
LOUIS D. MICHAEL
FRINGE THEATRE *all improv shows hosted by INDYPROV 6:00 PM Creativity Wasted PODCAST 7:00 PM Magical Lying Hour IMPROV 8:00 PM The Diamonds & INDYPROV IMPROV 9:00 PM Adopting Shia Lebouf and Meat Hook IMPROV
SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWS FLAT12 BIERWERKS 7:30 PM Cam O'Connor (Host) Nick Leydorf Bret Hayden David Broermann Vanessa Dawn Zach Wycuff Featured Act - Keith McGill 8:30 PM Tyson Cox (Host) Jackie Skinner John Bunyan David Brooks Cal Jansen Featured Act -Amanda Golob 9:30 PM Gwen Sunkel (Host) Louis D. Michael Amanda Golob Mary Collie Phil Pointer Featured Act - Dave Metz
KEITH MCGILL
AMANDA GOLOB
DAVE METZ
FRINGE THEATRE *all improv shows hosted by INDYPROV 6:00 PM The Diamonds and Adopting Shia Lebouf IMPROV 7:00 PM The Tony Stanzas and Meat Hook IMPROV 8:00 PM Anti-boss IMPROV 9:00 PM INDYPROV IMPROV
Venues

Here's where you can find Crossroads Comedy Festival!

FLAT 12

414 Dorman Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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INDYFRINGE THEATRE

719 E. St. Clair

Indianapolis, IN 46204

THE ATHENAEUM

401 E.Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

 Crossroads Comedy Festival In its forth year, Crossroads Comedy Festival garners attention from comedians, improv groups, sketch groups and podcasts from all over the world. This year, the festival has been scaled down due to a venue closing abruptly. However, we are already working on securing venue space for 2019 to make Crossroads the large festival crowds are used to.

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CROSSROADS COMEDY FESTIVAL

 

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

BILL SKAGGS

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902. N. Meridian #115

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 721-3001