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Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas

You better watch out. You better not cry. The original Christmas creep is back for his tenth season of ruining your precious holiday memories right before your eyes!

For those looking to escape the sickening sweetness of most holiday specials with a completely different sickening feeling, Jet City Improv is proud to announce the return of UNCLE MIKE RUINS CHRISTMAS, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 from November 25 through December 23.

As it has since 2007, every performance of this hit comedy gathers cheery and authentic Christmas memories from members of the audience that are then re-enacted live on-stage with a sappy saccharine charm. But every new season means more fresh meat, and it’s only a matter of time before Uncle Mike with all of his obscenity, vulgarity and bearded debauchery shows up to work his depraved magic. He defiles everything he touches until the once-precious memory is forever changed into something downright offensive, raunchy, and obscene. Before the dust and spittle can settle on the now-twisted Christmas of yesteryear, Mike has moved on to the next unsuspecting anecdote, covering a whole host of memories in one night like some sort of belligerent Santa Claus.

To celebrate ten holiday seasons under the tyranny of Uncle Mike, ten tickets to each performance will be made available for just $10 each on a first come, first-served basis starting at 12:01am on November 25 at jetcityimprov.org. Audiences in attendance at this year’s shows will also be able to purchase Uncle Mike’s Gingerbread Cookies” adorned with a very unconventional frosting design at the Jet City Improv concessions stand while supplies last.

. . . the satisfaction of watching groan-inducing Hallmark sentiments churned into late-night ribaldry. Seattle Met

. . . a foul, perverted, and often funny satire of family dysfunction. Seattle Weekly

This show is for mature audiences only. You’ve been warned.

CAST
Mike Murphy
Graham Downing
Nick Edwards
Alison Lührs
Mandy Price
Ian Schempp
Kalya Teel
Stephani Thompson

CREW
Created and directed by Douglas Willott
Live music by Rob Scherzer
Technical improvisation by Amanda Walker

A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol

We all know the story of Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol”. Or do we…?

Unexpected Productions brings back its holiday favorite, A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol. Based on your suggestions, the improvisers bend and twist Charles Dickens’ tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in all sorts of hilarious directions and each show is different. Where does Scrooge work? What ails Tiny Tim? Does Scrooge even get reformed? It’s all up to you in this wild, hilarious, holiday ride. A holiday tradition for countless locals since 1985, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends or family.

Weirder Stuff

From the creator of Cypher Saturday” and Cast of One, here comes a brand new improvised experience. Watch as a small-town mystery unfolds, is investigated, and gets solved before your very eyes. Or perhaps see the cover-up happen right in front of you.

You pick the date, and you pick the town. We’ll do the Weirder Stuff.

The facts are somewhere…

Blood Squad: All Hallows’ Cleave

Blood Squad & Annex Theatre Present

All Hallows’ Cleave”

As children go happily costumed from house to house amidst lawns festooned with carved pumpkins, dodging Styrofoam headstones and plastic skeletons, it waits. As they pour out their bags of candy onto the soft, warm rug of their cozy living rooms and tear into chocolate, taffy & licorice with delight while an old scary movie drones serenely on the TV behind them, it waits. As the porches slowly go dark, bathing the quiet suburban street in an inky cloak of night, it prepares to strike.

Blood Squad presents a fully improvised show live onstage in the style of Halloween horror.

(Viewer discretion is strongly advised!)

About Blood Squad
Blood Squad is veteran Seattle improvisers Molly Arkin, Jon Axell, Brandon Felker & Elicia Wickstead. The ongoing mission of BS is improvising various sub-genres of horror films based on a title given by the audience.

About Annex Theatre
Annex Theatre is a democratic collective of theatre artists dedicated to creating bold new work in an environment of improbability, resourcefulness, and risk. In addition to new plays by living playwrights, Annex produces radical reinterpretations of classic scripts, ensemble-generated non-linear spectacles, and dynamic solo performances, as well as our monthly late-night variety show Spin the Bottle, now in its 19th year and Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery now in its 6th year.

Location: Annex Theatre – at the corner of 11th Ave & E Pike St on Capitol Hill
Performances: Friday September 30th & Saturday October 1st
Time: 10:30pm
Tickets $10 at the door or in advance at:
https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=880116fc85266620a4deb3f82bd81143
More info on BS at bloodsquad.org

Mr.Rogers After Dark

Now that you’re an adult, who is left to tell you you’re special, and hold your hand as you navigate new experiences and feelings? Mr. Rogers and Lady Aberlin won’t let you down. Trouble at work? In your relationship? Downstairs grooming? Mr Rogers, and Lady Aberlin, and the gang from the Neighborhood will make the world a little easier to navigate.

BYO Puppets!
Better not bring your kids.

Drunk Vs. High

You think you’re funnier when you’re drunk?
or maybe when you’re hiiiiIIIIIIIIGGH?

Well so do these two teams!
One group will drink deep from the well of Booze, whilst the other rides the green train. Then they’ll do their best to entertain you. You pick who’s funniest…

You could imbibe too… no pressure. Enjoy!

But please drink (and smoke) responsibly!

Make sure to get your tickets as this show will sell out.
Tickets: $10 online
Tickets: http://bit.ly/DrunkHighImprov

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes is the comedy of Chris Allen and Graham Downing. The two met at Jet City Improv in Seattle and have been working together for nearly a decade. They joined forces to become Death and Taxes which performs sketch, improv, and whatever else people will let them do and have performed on stages everywhere from basement bars to Second City. Death and Taxes focuses on relationship based comedy, where the characters care about each other and humor is found through dealing with difficult and awkward changes in those relationships.

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Matt-enee

Matt Hatfield and Renee Lynch or Matt-enee”, as they so cleverly call themselves, begin their set apart with two separate but simultaneous monologues before delving into a series of scenes that explore the themes discovered in those monologues and how characters and relationships can be affected by them. Some times things get real” and most of the time things get pretty dark but these things are always done in a way you’ll find entertaining. See Matt-enee and witness Renee and Matt work through life’s problems the only way they know how: doing so while hiding behind silly voices and characters.

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Candy Pants: The Return

[Performances at the Pocket are $10 online and $14 at the door. Online sales close 4pm day of show.]

Chicago improv meets Seattle improv for a one-night only show.

Thursday, September 1st @ 9:15pm
Tickets: http://bit.ly/CandyReturn

Show Description You will see the return of Kat Wertzler and Eric Canan from Chicago. They will join Dan Finkel and Zak Nelson as Candypants is reunited for ONE NIGHT ONLY. Candypants plays in a rapid-fire, carefree, shoot from the hip style. You will see characters, movement and the general elation that comes from four good friends reuniting.

Featuring Kat Wertzler, Dan Finkel, Eric Canan, Zak Nelson

Producer bio Candypants is a silly name for an improv group featuring the talents of Daniel Finkel, Kat Wertzler, Eric Canan and Zak Nelson.