8PM | Friday | January 25
Award-winning comedians take the stage.
A comedic exploration of race in America.
Stand-up, storytelling, and music about body image.
FRIDAY'S COMEDY ACTS:
Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? Is it possible to skip and listen to hip hop at the same time? Do black people actually carry around race cards? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Mark Kendall uses a series of comedic sketches to examine the representation of black males in the media in his critically acclaimed one-man show. From prison to white flight, and even Reading Rainbow – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. There will also be cookies.
Comedian Lauren Hope Krass has worked very hard to try and make some sense of her life through play-writing, songwriting, and stand up comedy. She still hasn’t quite figured anything out but she did manage to create one hilarious hour of material for you fine folks. This show is a collection of her best work. It’s a hodge podge of storytelling, stand up comedy, and even music! I think they call that cabaret but this is “ A Krass Act.” With original songs such as "Someday I'll Find the Right D-Bag for Me" and "Fat With Standards", you're sure to get a good laugh or hundred. The show incorporates themes of romance, sexuality, body image and what it’s like to dress up like “Fat J Lo” on the Dr. Oz show.
Vernon Moses is a sketch duo comprised of Jon Antoine and Deshawn Mason. Their form of story telling is a mixture of pop culture references, life experiences, and a dash of eccentricity. Also, they've been voted best sketch group by their mothers at least once.