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Sunday, August 2 iTown Church

Monday, August 03 Acoustic Open Mic

Monday, August 3

#madeattheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions present
Kings of the World Tour 2020
Wildstreet

POSTPONED
We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences. This pandemic has been hard on all of us countrywide and we sincerely hope that we can make this up to you in 2021.
 - Wildstreet




Wednesday, August 5 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 6 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, August 7 First Firday at the Irving Theater

Sunday, August 9 iTown Church

Monday, August 10 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, August 12 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 13 Poetry Open Mic

Sunday, August 16 iTown Church

Monday, August 17 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, August 19 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 20 Poetry Open Mic

Sunday, August 23 iTown Church

Monday, August 24 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, August 26 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 27 Poetry Open Mic

Sunday, August 30 iTown Church

Monday, August 31 Acoustic Open Mic featuring Nick Walker

Coming in September

Thursday, September 17

#DYN-NO-MITE!

Mad Hatter Shows present
Jimmie 'JJ' Walker
Good Times

 8:00p / doors 7:00p
 $15 / VIP $30 (advance sale)
 all ages (17+ suggested)


Rising from the streets of New York's ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie 'JJ' Walker personifies the great American success story.  His catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite!" is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade".

In those early days, doing "The Tonight Show" was a direct line to the Big Time. Brenner made it first, followed by Landesberg, Midler and Freddie Prinze, but by 1972 Jimmie still hadn't landed that "big break."  Then Brenner, Landesberg and Midler, scheduled for the powerhouse "Jack Paar Show", refused to appear unless Walker was also given a spot.  The Paar staff gave in, and were glad they did. Jimmie's first guest shot was successful beyond anyone's expectations.  Dan Rowan, who had seen the show, immediately flew Jimmie to Los Angeles to guest on a "Laugh In" special. That was followed by a second guest spot on "Jack Paar", and a contract with CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom "Carlucci's Department".

The series of successes gave Walker the confidence to give up his day job, and in 1972 he was working as the main attraction in all the top comedy clubs.  His soaring popularity prompted Time Magazine to name him "Comedian of the Decade".

Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame, Jimmie accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series, "Good Times".  The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide.  As "Good Times" enjoyed a six year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  He appeared on "The Mac Davis Show", "Donny and Marie", "The John Davidson Show", "The Merv Griffin Show", "Dinah", "The Mike Douglas Show", "The Hollywood Squares", and the "Match Game".  Clothing, tee-shirts and even a talking doll that blurted out his signature catch phrase were soon on store shelves everywhere.

Even with his demanding schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles.  :His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen. Walker's television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do it Again", co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits.  He also landed choice roles in films like "Airplane!" and "Airport '79", and was a regular on television shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island".  :In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on "The George Lopez Show", "Everybody Hates Chris" with Chris Rock, and "Scrubs".

But despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.
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Friday, September 18

#ProgattheIrving

Mark Gasper present
BRAND X
with special guest
District 97


POSTPONED
With travel restrictions and concerns for everyone's health the Brand X show has been postponed to Spring of 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. Tickets already purchased will be honored at next year's show or you can obtain a refund at the point of purchase.
- Mark Gasper Presents


Coming in September

Thursday, October 15

#BobHeartsIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Billy Gardell
Mike and Molly and Bob Hearts Abishola


POSTPONED
The happy news is that CBS has renewed Bob Hearts Abishola for a second season. Unfortunately Billy will need to be in Los Angeles to tape the show in mid-October. We are working to reschedule the show to early 2021. Your purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show or you can get a refund at the point of purchase
- Mad Hatter Shows


Coming in November

Thursday, November 12

#IisforIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Kevin Farley
"F" is for Family

 7:30p / doors 6:30p
 $15 / VIP $30 (advance sale)
 all ages (17+ suggested)


Kevin Farley is regular Stand-Up comedian at notable venues such as The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and Chicago, The Improv in Los Angeles and Palm Beach and The Comedy Store. He studied at the famous Second City in Chicago and then soon after starred in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler, and leading roles in An American Carol and White Knight just to name a few. His TV guest appearances have been on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, The Neighbors, Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me, United States of Tara, True Jackson, VP, Comedy Central's Drunk History, Hawaii Five -O, to name a few, and including HA! The Musical in New York. In addition, Farley has hosted many live shows and has been featured on national news shows The Today Show, The View, Extra, Good Morning America and numerous radio shows.

Kevin Farley has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television. Multi-tasking his truly gifted talents seems easy for Farley because he does it all with a fabulous sense of humor, both on screen and off.

Farley's current TV series presently airing. F is for Family a hit Netflix series and. Farley is the voice of multiple roles.
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Wednesday, November 25

#EttaMayIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Etta May
Southern Fried Chicks

 8:00p / doors 6:30p
 $25 / VIP $40 (advance sale)
 all ages (17+ suggested)


Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards "Comic of the Year," this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon! Hailed as the "Polyester Princess," the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high-powered, take-no-prisoners performance full of truth, irony, humor and wisdom. This trailer park goddess has appeared on, Oprah, Showtime, CMT, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, Columbia Pictures, and NBC. She headllines the hugely successful Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour and touts a huge fan base on SiriusXM comedy channels.
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