Benefiting the Frederick YMCA Kids Unlimited Program
From your friends at the Y: “Each and every year, our loyal family audiences ask us at the Y, ‘How do you do it? A great show for all ages every year!’ Our show producer, Russell “RG” Smith spends hours upon hours of time reviewing acts and has another excellent show planned for 2018. Oh, and please bring a few new families to the show this year so they, too, can experience the best family-night out they can imagine.”
If you would like to support the 2018 Comedy & Magic Spectacular, please call Kim Selby at the YMCA of Frederick County at 301-418-6574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Full of pathos, honesty and boomerang hippos, Believe Me is a wonderful show which gives a fascinating glimpse into what drives this remarkable man.” –Manchester Evening News
Over the course of his 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proved himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting both the stage and screen with an unbelievable fervor. A self-proclaimed “action transvestite,” Izzard broke a mold performing in makeup and heels, delighting audiences with his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns. Now, meet the man behind the stand-up as he tours in support of his New York Times bestselling autobiography “Believe Me.”
All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County!
Come laugh with comedians Anita Renfroe and Collin Moulton as they share their humorous perspectives on the highs and lows of parenting. With Anita’s unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy events enjoy her William Tell version of everything a Mom says. Collin will open with his electric story-telling style: his familiarity and energy engages and relieves the audience before he even speaks.
Learn more about Anita Renfroe:It’s been a wild decade going from “stay-at-home-mom” to “YouTube comedic Phe-mom-enon”…but Renfroe doesn’t mind. With her unique brand of estrogen-flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy concert tours, viewers of “Good Morning America” appearances, and the YouTube masses would say that Renfroe just tells it like it is. She has appeared on “Dr. Phil”, Sirius XM’s “Oprah and Friends,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “Inside Edition,” Nickelodeon’s “Mom’s Night Out,” and many more. Renfroe tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences where she routinely packs out venues across the United States.
Learn about Collin Moulton:Moutlton is one of the most fun, personable, and sought after headliners today. He has had his own stand-up special on Showtime, and a brand new family-friendly special on Amazon. He’s been on Nickelodeon and was recently featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Touring for over 15 years, Moutltonhas gained an ease and enjoyment on stage that makes every show worth watching.
Join comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar®-winning film producer Steven Wright as he takes the stage for an evening of laughs. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians, Wright’s career has taken him from appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show,” and “Letterman” to albums, film, and stand-up specials. With a bevy of credits to his name, this funnyman is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery that makes his routine unlike any other you’ve seen.
Join “Mystery Science Theater 3000” madmen Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made, with live comedic riffing in the style of their Peabody award-winning TV series. Pop in for one movie or make it a double-feature — then stick around for a free meet-and-greet following the shows.
“Consistently funny and occasionally breathtaking.” –Dallas Morning News
Back by popular demand, the stars of the Emmy®-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Using audience contributions to create hilarious and original scenes, don’t miss this side-splitting live version of the hit television gameshow.
Louis Winthorpe is a well-off businessman who bickers with his bosses about whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into street hustler Billy Ray Valentine, he assumes Valentine is trying to rob him and has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, Winthorpe’s bosses at the firm decide to make a wager about what would happen if Winthorpe was stripped of his job, home, and social life while Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. Hilarity ensues when each tries to adhere to the other’s lifestyle.
Directors: John Landis Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy Duration: 116 min Genre: Comedy MPAA: Rated R for language, some nudity/sexuality, and drug content
Wayne is still living at home and can’t seem to hold a steady job, but he does have his own public-access TV show.. A local station spots the show and decides to hire Wayne and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally, but the two men find that the nature of their show changes with all of the studio’s red tape and product placements. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show, will probably take her away from him if they fail.
Directors: Penelope Spheeris Writers: Mike Myers Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe Duration: 95 min Genre: Comedy, music MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sex-related dialogue
Small town Blaine, Missouri is preparing for a celebration of its 150th anniversary. Corky St. Clair, an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director, is putting together an amateur theater show about the town’s history, starring a local dentist, a couple of travel agents, a Dairy Queen waitress, and a car repairman. He invites Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the opening night of the show. Told in mockumentary style, the film follows the efforts of the less-than-talented cast members and the anxiety leading up to Mr. Guffman’s arrival.
Directors: Christopher Guest Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy Starring: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara Duration: 84 min Genre: Comedy, mockumentary MPAA: Rated R for brief strong language
“If you see one comedian…this is the one!” -Adelaide Sunday Mail
Every so often, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child yearning to be entertained. Through wry, charming humor and hilarious mime, this “America’s Got Talent” finalist has created an international phenomenon that must be seen up close and personal. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll ultimately end up like Tape Face himself: lost for words.