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Comedy On Fire 22:

The Love Of The Game

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Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi, Feb. 28
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
The Kind and I, Jan, 9 to Feb. 15
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Big Daddy Cane, Jan. 30
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Jerry Seinfeld, March 6

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
The Von Trapps, Feb. 2
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Hurly Burly Vaudeville Medicine Show, March 8
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Dirty Dancing, Feb. 17 to 22
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Summer Raine A Musical Stage Play, Jan. 29
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Band Open Mic, Feb. 4
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
decker., Feb. 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
PEP Rally: Geology, Jan. 29
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Freaks of Nature, Feb. 21
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Bush, Feb. 3
Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
The Avett Brother, Feb. 7
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
The Magic Books, Jan. 31
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Devour the Day, Feb. 4
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Japhy’s Descent, Jan. 29
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Fairy Bones, Jan. 31
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Captain Jack’s Space Attack, Feb. 7
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic, Jan. 28
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Live and Learn Thursday, Jan. 29
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Rapture, Blister, Burn, Jan. 16 to Feb. 1
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Skewed News Hour, Jan. 30
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Bass Drum of Death, Feb. 6
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Pitbull, Jan. 29
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Beer Bucket Social, Jan. 29

Underground Arts Jan. 28 to Feb. 11: Comedy on Fire 22, Poetry + Prose Open Mic, 6th Annual Age Of Aquarius, Beer Bucket Social, Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold, Sister Lip, And More


By Jeff Moes  
Modern Times Magazine

Jan. 28, 2015 — For 22 months straight, Phoenix stand up comics have been gathering once a month to tell jokes under the stars in one of the Phoenix comedy scene’s most unique venues. Comedy on Fire is the brainchild of downtown Phoenix based stand up Matt Micheletti. What he set out to do was create an inclusive-feeling comedy show where novice joke tellers could intermingle with seasoned veterans in an atmosphere rife with free-flowing ideas and envelope-pushing concepts.

He has accomplished that, and so much more over the nearly two years of Comedy On Fire. Matt has been fortunate enough to welcome comedians of all skill levels. Some have performed on national television, including Asif Johnson and Bobby Wayne, as well as this month’s headliner Kirsten Alberts. But he also gave precious mic-time to locals, including his castmates on First Friday Night Live like Ben Hooten and Ivan Chavez, and people he met at open mics. Though it all, Comedy On Fire maintained the ambiance of a stand-up comedy house party.

Comedy on Fire 22: The Love Of The Game is taking place on Friday Jan. 30, and will be have a Super Bowl theme. Besides Alberts, the show will also feature Michael Turner and include Hattie Jean Hayes, Matt Storrs, Arizona Lou, James James, Erin Ontko, and a bakers dozen more of Phoenix’s funniest comics.

Comedy on Fire takes place at the FIrehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix and is all ages, kicks off at 8 p.m. and has a $5 cover.

Thursday, Jan. 29

The Poetry + Prose Open Mic will be taking place at Union 32 Coffee, 3230 E. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix. The featured guest for the evening will be Shawnte Orion author of The Existential Cookbook. The event is free and all ages. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 p.m., and Orion will take the mic at 8 p.m.

Kicking off  7 p.m., the 6th Annual Age of Aquarius will be taking over the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Some of the Phoenix metro’s most creative bands will be meeting up at the famed blues venue for an evening of music, dancing, and artistry celebrating creativity. Japhy’s Descent, Sister Lip, The Woodworks, Fat Grey Cat, and TKLB will be providing the music for the 21 and up show. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Killdeath Productions Presents: Beer Bucket Social is going to be one of the most ridiculously loud events in the history of the Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe and Yucca is a venue known for getting loud. For this 21 and up, event Requiem, Phoenix Hooker Cops, Collapsian, Black Thoughts, and Fireswamp will be blowing out the speakers for free beginning at 8 p.m.

Phoenix-based two-piece folk outfit Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold may only be two people, but they bring enough energy for a full five-piece band. They are going to be playing the hits at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, beginning at 7 p.m. and joining them for the evening will be Taken By Canadians, and Whiskey Kiss. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door for this 21 and up event.

Friday, Jan. 30

Sometimes Phoenix can start to feel a bit restrictive and a trip out of the Valley becomes absolutely necessary: what better reason to head out of the city than to catch some of the best music Phoenix has to offer. Sister Lip and Banana Gun will be heading east to the Main Stage, 1 S. Main St., Cottonwood for one night of music and revelry.  The free show is 21 and up and begins at  9 p.m.

The Burlesque Bowl will be a two day Burlesque event featuring dancers, comedians, contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, fire performers, and every other offbeat performer they can find to provide football themed entertainment. The featured performers include Laura Cain, Cleodora, Camilla Cruelle, Pyrrha Sutra, and it will be hosted by none other than Hotrock Supajoint. Performers will get going at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Night at Club Polazzo, 710 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The party is 21 and up and tickets are $25.

There are Super Bowl events a plenty all over the Valley, but none so underground as Lamaj J. Doh’s Super Bowl Pre Party at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix. Lamaj is hosting the first full on hip-hop show at The Firehouse in quite some time and joining the rising star on the Phoenix scene will be Hypnosis614, Nick Vice, Grand Jest, Arizona High Class Music, Juko Jones, and Don Strokem. The cover is $5 and the all ages party starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Time Out Lounge, 3129 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, hosts at least one great punk show every week, that is just a fact of the world. For this week, the Tempe dive is welcoming in Holy Wave, Hidden Ritual, The Wolf, and Sweat Lodge all from Austin, Texas. Locals Man Hands, Cultures and a performance by DJ Dizzy Daly is also on the bill. The show is 21 and up, free, and kicks off at  8 p.m.

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