The Folks Who Make Us Laugh
Music may be our middle name, but American Music Theatre is also a terrific place to catch an evening of comedy with some of the best in the business.
Earlier this year, comedians Howie Mandel and Bill Cosby dropped by to start our comedy year off with a bang. Each brought their own brand of humor and story-telling along with them. Throughout 2012, we’ll welcome more jokesters to our stage. If you’ve not had the opportunity to enjoy any of these great comedians live, here’s your chance!
His comedy is legendary, but not everyone knows what a terrific banjo player Steve Martin is. Even though his upcoming performance with the Steep Canyon Rangers is a Bluegrass show, we’re pretty sure Steve won’t miss an opportunity to tell a joke or two. In a website post titled Things I Learned on This Year’s Banjo Tour, Steve wrote “When somebody else is singing on stage, mouthing the words to a totally different song is sooo worth it.”
The Capitol Steps are a Washington-based troupe of former Congressional staffers who’ve become masters of music and political satire. They perform their act at hyper-speed, poking fun at any and all news and scandals relating to politics and politicians. This is the 30th anniversary for The Capitol Steps, and this election year should give them plenty of material for their hilarious satire.
Brian Regan is known for his observational humor and family-friendly jokes about life’s stupidities. When asked during an interview if he remembered his first gig as a comedian, Brian replied “I did it at college in front of my friends and classmates and it was a disaster. I remember being on stage in front of all these people that I know and being like, ‘So I was on a bus this morning….,’ and they were like, ‘Uh, no you weren’t. We were with you all day.’ So, I remember learning, wow, this should sort of be done in front of strangers.”
Masters of improvisational comedy, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are still making audiences roar with laughter since their days together on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Their current show is titled Two Men; No Script, and that’s exactly what it is. It’s amazing to see what these guys will do for a laugh – just ask anyone who’s seen their mousetrap sketch!
P.S. Congrats to Colin whose new improve comedy series Trust Us With Your Life, debuts on ABC July 10th.
For dates and times of these and other upcoming shows, check out our complete schedule.