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Tom Willard: A Comedian You've Never Heard Of

September 12th at 7:00pm

Tom Willard started doing standup comedy in 2016 at the age of 58. Having gone deaf while growing up, he talks and signs in his act. He's performed at more than 25 venues in 10 cities including Toronto and NYC. He doesn't expect to become the next Jerry Seinfeld, but "plenty of comedians you've never heard of make a good living in comedy, and so that's my goal, to become one of those comedians you've never heard of."

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Art Lobotomy

September 12th at 9:00pm

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Left For Dead Improv

September 13th at 7:00pm

Left For Dead, a Rochester-area, improv-comedy group made up of performers who are age 50 and above, originated in 2011. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. They can still chew their own food and they’ll chew yours too.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Art Lobotomy

September 13th at 9:00pm

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Left For Dead Improv

September 14th at 8:00pm

Left For Dead, a Rochester-area, improv-comedy group made up of performers who are age 50 and above, originated in 2011. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. They can still chew their own food and they’ll chew yours too.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Not Her Again!

September 14th at 10:00pm

An evening with Miranda Marie Sugarbaker, featuring Kevin Markman. Come for the damn show and enjoy the style, the swagger, and class that fills your heart and your soul with laughter and sass. One night only!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Left For Dead Improv

September 15th at 2:00pm

Left For Dead, a Rochester-area, improv-comedy group made up of performers who are age 50 and above, originated in 2011. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. They can still chew their own food and they’ll chew yours too.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

With The Cows

September 15th at 6:00pm

... with the cows... may as well be with the angels or the seagulls... have the fields been planted? Guitar, drums, percussion, keys, scrapes, vocals, text, tones, and the ghost of electricity. Poetry & Music. Joyride. The boys of chorus include Phil Marshall, Roy Marshall, Arpad Sekeres, Chris Zajkowski, and Rick Petrie. Stirrin' 'n' steppin' with the elements. A few stories and a few beautiful breaths.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Art Lobotomy

September 15th at 8:00pm

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Jesus Was No Sissy

September 15th at 10:00pm

JESUS WAS NO SISSY is a comic storytelling show about how Good Christian Girls Who Might Be Boys Inside learn about masculinity and femininity through the wonders of The Lord's Boot Camp (motto: Get Dirty for God, Go Lay a Brick), Christian finishing school ("From Grubby to Grace" for girls and "God's Gentlemen" for boys) and a subscription to the Sugar Creek Gang series of Christian fiction. Written and performed by award-winning comic Kelli Dunham.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

You are No Match for Me

September 16th at 1:00pm

They say you need to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Well, Erin has had her fair share of frogs. For a look inside the sometimes hilarious (and sometimes hideous) world of online dating, join Erin for her highlight reel of the last five years. Finding the perfect match is a lot of work. Written and performed by Erin Julian.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Jesus Was No Sissy

September 16th at 3:00pm

JESUS WAS NO SISSY is a comic storytelling show about how Good Christian Girls Who Might Be Boys Inside learn about masculinity and femininity through the wonders of The Lord's Boot Camp (motto: Get Dirty for God, Go Lay a Brick), Christian finishing school ("From Grubby to Grace" for girls and "God's Gentlemen" for boys) and a subscription to the Sugar Creek Gang series of Christian fiction. Written and performed by award-winning comic Kelli Dunham.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

With The Cows

September 16th at 5:00pm

... with the cows... may as well be with the angels or the seagulls... have the fields been planted? Guitar, drums, percussion, keys, scrapes, vocals, text, tones, and the ghost of electricity. Poetry & Music. Joyride. The boys of chorus include Phil Marshall, Roy Marshall, Arpad Sekeres, Chris Zajkowski, and Rick Petrie. Stirrin' 'n' steppin' with the elements. A few stories and a few beautiful breaths.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Spoken Word

The 24-Hour Plays

September 17th at 7:00pm

What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors, and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse, and "tech" a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is profoundly exhilarating, cumulating in a thrilling performance with lights, sounds, props, and costumes for a live theatre audience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The 24-Hour Plays

September 17th at 9:00pm

What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors, and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse, and "tech" a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is profoundly exhilarating, cumulating in a thrilling performance with lights, sounds, props, and costumes for a live theatre audience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present!

September 18th at 7:00pm

The Geriactors return to Fringe with more world premieres by local playwrights, accompanied by OLD songs from the Rochester Songbook (published 1910). Each short play is a take on the modern world both urban and rural, usually comic, always true, often from the unique perspective suggested by our name. The hundred-year-old songs are a treat.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present!

September 19th at 2:00pm

The Geriactors return to Fringe with more world premieres by local playwrights, accompanied by OLD songs from the Rochester Songbook (published 1910). Each short play is a take on the modern world both urban and rural, usually comic, always true, often from the unique perspective suggested by our name. The hundred-year-old songs are a treat.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The Choirs among the Wolves! More Supernatural Tales from Native American tradition in Western New York

September 19th at 7:00pm

Most Native Americans have a keen awareness of their ancestral traditions, especially in regards to the supernatural. THE CHOIRS AMONG THE WOLVES! is a gripping, spoken-word performance that profiles ancient Six Nations’ supernatural/spiritual traditions, then turns to the accounts of contemporary witnesses in which the old figures seem to live: witches, ghosts, shapeshifters, and those curious, ambiguous “Little People.”

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Spoken Word

50 Shades Of Gay

September 19th at 9:00pm

After completely selling out his run at the 2017 Rochester Fringe, award-winning comedian Ike Avelli brings back his HIT Adult Variety Show, 50 SHADES OF GAY! Join Ike and his fabulous guests, Recording Artist Tym Moss and Drag Superstar Viki Villainess, as they shower you with costumes, wigs, comedy, music, and most importantly: AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION + GIVEAWAYS!!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Geriactors Present!

September 20th at 2:00pm

The Geriactors return to Fringe with more world premieres by local playwrights, accompanied by OLD songs from the Rochester Songbook (published 1910). Each short play is a take on the modern world both urban and rural, usually comic, always true, often from the unique perspective suggested by our name. The hundred-year-old songs are a treat.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

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