Two Beards and a Little Lady
Jan
4
9:00 PM21:00

Two Beards and a Little Lady

Starring Ian Aber, John Gibson & Shawna Jarrett

Our fifth installment welcomes headliner IAN ABER from Atlanta. One of the top comedians in the capital of the South, Aber is also a writer and producer, and was a finalist on NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity.” His comedy has been featured on Sirius and Audible, and he has opened for the likes of Margaret Cho, Jo Firestone, and Fortune Feimster. He also hosts the “Str8 Ppl : A Minor Look At The Majority” podcast. (https://vimeo.com/148259532)

Second banana JOHN GIBSON hails from Columbia, but has performed in Charleston quite a bit, causing audiences to say, “Ooo … that’s dark,” but as a compliment. A booker, actor, and filmmaker, John pretty much does a little of everything that has to do with comedy.

Opener SHAWNA JARRETT is one of the mainstays in the Charleston comedy scene, hosting rooms, helping run the Charleston Comedy Bus, which takes tourists on a humorous trip around the Lowcountry. Shawna also teaches a standup class at a local high school!

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Lauren Hope Krass, Joseph Coker & Brandon Rainwater
Dec
7
10:00 PM22:00

Lauren Hope Krass, Joseph Coker & Brandon Rainwater

Tickets: $15

Headliner LAUREN HOPE KRASS joins us for our 4th installment of our Queen Street Comedy Series. 

Lauren may have gotten her comedy start in Charleston, but she’s since moved to New York City she regularly performs comedy on some of that city’s biggest stages (Gotham, Upright Citizens Brigade), when she’s not on tour in Boston and Los Angeles. Lauren has performed alongside Janeane Garofalo, and SNL’s Sasheer Zamata and Amanda Byers and placed first recently in the 2018 She Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. Her shows have been also featured in the New York Times.

Second banana JOSEPH COKER, one of the Charleston area’s top comedians, just performed at the New South Comedy Festival in Greenville. Joseph has opened for the head writer of Tosh.O, and has been a contributing columnist to the Charleston City Paper and the Eater Blog. Locally, he hosts Mini Comedy: The Biggest Little Showcase on Earth, at the 23-seat Elliotborough Mini Bar. 

Opener BRANDON RAINWATER is a Greenville-based comedian whois not afraid of the truth. The semi-proud father of two children, he gives audiences his brutally and hilarious take on parenting, different generations, and other absurdities of daily life. Brandon brings a sweet Southern flavor to his comedy that makes him hard to hate and easy to love. 

Doors open at 9:30pm with show starting at 10pm following Footlight's opening night of The 1940s Radio Hour.

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Drew Thomas, Wayne Cousins & Vince Fabra
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Drew Thomas, Wayne Cousins & Vince Fabra

Our third show in the Queen Street Comedy Series at the Queen Street Playhouse will feature Atlanta comedy heavyweight Drew Thomas, who appears regularly in NYC, Las Vegas, and Toronto at famous comedy clubs like Gotham Comedy Club, as well as two appearances on television’s Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Thomas is known to induce “face-hurting” laughs. He will headline a night of comedy that  will also feature two more locally-based comics.

Wayne Cousins is a Columbia-based comic that is so funny that he gives us hope for the Midlands. He’s opened for anybody and everybody good that’s come through the state’s capitol city, hosted shows, and goes out on the road all the time. Sneaky funny in the very best sense of the word.

Vince Fabra has vowed to upstage everyone else on the bill. Based in Charleston, Fabra has opened for national comics, toured to foreign countries as far away as Virginia, and can be best described as “fangry” a delightful combo of funny and angry.

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Dusty Slay, Tyler Wood & Sarah Napier
Oct
12
10:00 PM22:00

Dusty Slay, Tyler Wood & Sarah Napier

Tickets: $15

Headliner: Dusty Slay may have been born in Alabama, “but I became a man in Charleston.” And he keeps on improving. From open mics in now-dead bars on Calhoun Street, Slay has parlayed his hysterical sense of humor into two years of national touring. Slay has taken the stage of “Last Comic Standing,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and recently appeared at the prestigious “Just for Laughs Comedy Festival” in Montreal.

Showcase: Tyler Wood is a self-proclaimed “monster” who loves wrestlin’ and fast food over just about anything. Wood’s style alternates between adorably self-deprecating and monstrous (think: fuzzy, tall, flannel shirts in summer).

Feature: Sarah Napier is the local hot newcomer. Currently pregnant, and a devout cat-lady, she has gone from open mics, to traveling out of state on paid gigs, to hosting her own comedy room at Pounce cat café.

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Jeremy McLellan, Cody Daniel Hughes & Jon Antoine
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

Jeremy McLellan, Cody Daniel Hughes & Jon Antoine

Tickets: $15

Headliner: Jeremy McLellan was born and raised in Charleston and is a rising star in the standup comedy world. He was just honored as a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Competition, and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. A devout Christian, with a passion for social justice, Jeremy is a staple at interfaith events around the world, and recently completed sold-out shows in the U.S., Great Britain, and Pakistan. 

Showcase: Cody Daniel Hughes is a unique storytelling absurdist that Maria Bamford once called “a delightful beast.” He’s opened for national acts like Lewis Black and has performed all over the Southeast and Charleston.

Feature: Jon Antoine, local Charlestonian, lays on all his Bronx-born cool every time he hits the stage, whether it’s as a podcaster (The Petty Couch Podcast), sketch performer with Vernon Moses, or standup comedian.

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