This week’s headliner, Chris Porter, is a Comedy Castle and Detroit favorite. His latest album and special “A Man From Kansas” is one of our favorites of the last several years. A powerhouse comic who commands the stage like a rock and roll frontman, he has hilarious observations of the human condition. A fun guy to chat with about baseball, Justin Verlander, The Black Crowes, and of course, comedy! Chris has five shows this week at the club, tickets can be found at the link below.
Nick Kelley burst onto the Detroit scene not even three years ago and he has caught the attention of lots of sets of eyeballs and ears. A polished and smooth delivery along with real punchy jokes powered him to a win in the prestigious Detroit To LA Contest held every year here at the Castle. Catch him February 3-5th featuring for Chris Porter. Carl Johnson has been a fixture of the Detroit and Michigan comedy scene for the better part of a decade. A super solid comic and really interesting guy to talk comedy with. Check out his cool podcast, “Maybe Some Other Time“. Tix for Nick’s show next week and all other shows can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Jackie Kashian is a veteran of multiple late night appearances and one of Maria Bamford’s hand-picked touring partners. Her latest album and special “Stay-Kashian” is a hilarious look at family life, marriage, and the crazy people we hold close. She also hosts two outstanding and long running podcasts, “The Dork Forest” and “The Jackie and Laurie Show” which she co-hosts and talks comedy with the great Laurie Kilmartin. Local comic and producer Justin Siekierka stops by to offer some great tips and pointers on creating a successful locally produced comedy show. Tickets for Jackie’s shows this weekend can be found at the link below.
Returning guest, and this week’s headliner, TJ Miller is an award winning comic and actor who has been a Comedy Castle favorite for years. From starring roles in Silicon Valley and Yogi Bear 3D to comedy stages across the country, his stream of consciousness performance art is something to behold. He also tells a cautionary tale about traveling without a valid drivers license! Bret Hayden also stops by this week to talk about his popular Comedy Rumble which returns to the Castle on January 18th. Tix for all shows can be found at the link below.
Our first headliner of 2022, Ian Bagg, is the Jedi Master of crowd work comedy. He blends improvisational moments with the audience into well crafted material to create a comedy experience like no other. A native Canadian, it was a pleasure to talk a healthy amount of hockey along with some interesting comedy insight. As a special bonus we squeezed in a little Van Halen talk as well. Check out his new album “Everybody Wants Some” and excellent podcasts, “Around the Bagg” and “Enjoying Orange Slices” with Jeff and Ian.