The Racket
Jun
2
9:00 pm21:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURED TEAMS BIG TOBACCO, POETIC ACCENT, STRONGLE DONGLE

+ Our monthly showcase has an extra special featured player: Robbie Wiggins! Come laugh with our incredible indie teams and hug Robbie before he moves to Taiwan!

Hush Hush: Summer Brews
Jun
22
8:00 pm20:00

Hush Hush: Summer Brews

  • Beer Study

The Worst Kept Secrets of Summer

Join the cast of Hush Hush every Thursday in June as we take your secrets from private shame to public celebration. 

Hush Hush: Summer Brews
Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Hush Hush: Summer Brews

  • Beer Study

The Worst Kept Secrets of Summer

Join the cast of Hush Hush every Thursday in June as we take your secrets from private shame to public celebration. 


Hush Hush
May
12
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

THE WORST KEPT SECRETS IN DURHAM

Join Hush Hush for late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

SPECIAL GUEST: Sean Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery

$5 suggested donation

The Racket
May
5
9:00 pm21:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURED TEAMS HELEN WHEELS, GOOD BOY, + DIABOLICAL FISHBANK

Golden Age
Apr
14
10:00 pm22:00

Golden Age

  • The Shed

Discover the private creative lives of others.

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST: POET CHRIS TONELLI
Chris Tonelli works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in downtown Raleigh, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera. He is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. In addition to The Trees Around, he is the author of five chapbooks.

The Racket
Apr
14
9:00 pm21:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURED TEAMS:

Treehouse Party
Good Boy (formerly My Name Is Frank) 
The Gentleman & The Scholar (Alex James & Grayson Reith)

WIT: An Improv Comedy Game Show
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

WIT: An Improv Comedy Game Show

  • The Pinhook

Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the fight is real and the audience always wins. 

THE PLAYERS: Paula Pazderka vs Robbie Wiggins

ADMISSION $5

Encore! Two Months In
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Encore! Two Months In

  • Kings

Fresh off a successful run at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, we're taking the show on the road all the way to Raleigh! Come join us for one last chance (we're serious this time) to see this show.


2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

Hush Hush
Mar
31
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

THE WORST KEPT SECRETS IN DURHAM

Join Hush Hush for late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

$5 suggested donation
Manbites Dog Theater 
703 Foster Street, Durham

Two Months In
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Two Months In

  • The ArtsCenter

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

Two Months In
Mar
17
9:30 pm21:30

Two Months In

  • The ArtsCenter

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

Two Months In
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

Two Months In

  • The ArtsCenter

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

 

Two Months In
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Two Months In

  • The ArtsCenter

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

Hush Hush
Feb
24
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

THE WORST KEPT SECRETS IN DURHAM

Join Hush Hush for late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

Featuring JoRose, featured actor in Bright Half Life


$5 suggested donation
Manbites Dog Theater 
703 Foster Street, Durham

The Racket
Feb
3
8:00 pm20:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURED TEAMS UMLAUT, FANTASTIC BEAST, & THE BAEHIVE

Hush Hush
Jan
27
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

Late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

Featuring Former Congressional Staffer Andrew Simpson

The Forecast
Jan
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Forecast

  • Arcana

Partly cloudy with a 100% chance of fun. We're celebrating the future with music, storytelling, standup and more! It's a party and a show and it's gonna be a great time. 

FEATURING
Storytelling from Amy Allen, Host of Clarified Butter
Standup by Lauren Faber
PT Scarborough, Voice of the Future

+ MORE TBA


$5 suggested donation

Arcana
331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27707

The Racket
Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURING DIABOLICAL FISHBANK, BIOLOGICAL NECESSITIES, THE BAEHIVE + BIG TOBACCO! 

Hush Hush
Dec
16
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theatre

Late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

Featuring Emily Anderson of The Delta Boys' Orlando
Emily Anderson is a performing artist and a farmer. Recent credits Include Helps to Hate you a Little (Cloud City, NYC); Marco Millions (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival); In An Interrogative Mood (The Performance Collective); And the Ass Saw the Angel, Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig); Love and Information, MAC, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls (Delta Boys).

Hush Hush
Nov
11
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

Late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.

SPECIAL GUEST MARIA RATLIFF, local comedian, yoga/cycling instructor and Durham City Fire Department Planner

The Racket
Nov
4
8:00 pm20:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURING MY NAME IS FRANK + BIG TOBACCO + BONECRACKER + RIOT! 

The Great Debate
Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Great Debate

  • Kings Barcade

Join us for our debut (not-so-serious) debate show of epic proportions! Which super hero is best? Do cats outrank dogs? In a death match, which barbecue would win?  These and other pressing questions answered with the help of experts, special guests and the little audience interaction. 

The Racket
Oct
7
8:00 pm20:00

The Racket

  • The Shed

Battle your way to the front to see top improv teams show out and show off.

FEATURING DAD FIGHT + BIG TOBACCO + THE BAEHIVE + RIOT!

Hush Hush
Sep
30
10:00 pm22:00

Hush Hush

  • Manbites Dog Theater

Late-night laughs and true revelations as each show one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud.