Genre Archives: Comedy

Chad Daniels

With over a billion streams of his 6 albums to date Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comedians of all time. Originally from, and still residing in, rural Minnesota Chad has been touring the country for over 20 years. He has made 6 late night appearances to date and is one of only 13 comics to be featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His previous album Footprints on the Moon was the most streamed comedy album of 2017.

Chad’s third stand-up special and fifth album, Dad Chaniels, was released on Amazon in 2019 and his hugely popular podcast, Middle of Somewhere with co-host Cy Amundson, is released weekly.

His latest album, Twelfth Night, was recorded at his home club, ACME in Minneapolis, in March 2021. The album recording marked the 12th night, in a calendar year, that Chad had performed on stage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The album released October this year.

If you want to know more, you can follow Chad on Instagram and twitter @thatchaddaniels or subscribe to his facebook page @comedianchaddaniels.

 

Chad Daniels

With over a billion streams of his 6 albums to date Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comedians of all time. Originally from, and still residing in, rural Minnesota Chad has been touring the country for over 20 years. He has made 6 late night appearances to date and is one of only 13 comics to be featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His previous album Footprints on the Moon was the most streamed comedy album of 2017.

Chad’s third stand-up special and fifth album, Dad Chaniels, was released on Amazon in 2019 and his hugely popular podcast, Middle of Somewhere with co-host Cy Amundson, is released weekly.

His latest album, Twelfth Night, was recorded at his home club, ACME in Minneapolis, in March 2021. The album recording marked the 12th night, in a calendar year, that Chad had performed on stage due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The album released October this year.

If you want to know more, you can follow Chad on Instagram and twitter @thatchaddaniels or subscribe to his facebook page @comedianchaddaniels.

 

Jonathan Van Ness

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

A hairstylist by trade turned personality, writer, comedian, and entertainer by life. Jonathan is seeking to celebrate authenticity and uniqueness within the beauty and entertainment industry as an HIV+ nonbinary truth teller, Jonathan is determined to make this world a better, more equitable yet funnier place. As a true multi-hyphenate, Jonathan Van Ness is doing the most with his time by performing his sold-out stand up comedy on tour, being an award-winning television personality, starting a sustainable haircare brand, being a New York Times best-selling author, practicing his gymnastics & figure skating skills, and having a podcast. There’s also the garden, chickens, cats, and dogs that he takes care of with his husband Mark, whom he married in 2020. Don’t let Jonathan near an adoption center, because he will leave with another cat (or two).

Always a story-teller, Jonathan first stepped in front of the camera in 2013, while doing his friend, actress and director Erin Gibson’s hair, an impromptu recap of the television show Game Of Thrones sparked the idea for what soon became the hit web series Gay of Thrones for web comedy outlet Funny or Die. The series later went on to be nominated three times for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. In 2015, Van Ness took his constant curiosities about the world and turned them into a podcast, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, which has grown to amass over 250 episodes covering topics ranging from oceanography, hair science and the environment to comedy, olympics and more. It has also won multiple awards but honestly who’s counting?

As of 2018, Jonathan has been a member of the new Fab Five in Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye as the show’s grooming expert. Queer Eye has won Outstanding Structured Reality Program at the Primetime Emmy Awards four years in a row, been twice nominated for Outstanding Host of A Reality or Competition show, and will premiere it’s sixth season in December 31st, 2021. Also in 2021, Jonathan took his lifetime of beauty expertise and launched his brand, JVN. It introduces a sustainable, cruelty-free line of haircare products with a non-gendered approach, built for every person and all hair types, expanding on his platform of acceptance and equality. Jonathan hosts and executive produces his first solo network series, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness on Netflix, which premiered in January 28, 2022.

Nick Swardson: Make Joke From Face Tour

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

Nick Swardson is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and producer. Known for his co-starting roles with Adam Sandler, his character Terry on Reno 911, Grandma’s Boy, Bucky Larson and his own shows, Comedy Central’s Pretend Time and Typical Rick. Touring what’s to be his 6th stand up special, Nick takes you on a journey of smells and laughter. 26 years of experience in comedy you don’t want to miss Nick. You will regret it for as long as you live.

Tickets on sale Friday, 6/10 at 10am CT.

Ron White

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from
the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a
feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a
classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to
sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. He has sold
over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and
has consistently been one of the top grossing stand up comedians on tour in America.

Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison
and Jeff Foxworthy. While eventually making the rounds as a comedy club headliner, in 2000, White was
asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.
The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35
million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a
theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In
2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.

In November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first onehour
TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday
program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. White’s
second one-hour special You Can’t Fix Stupid aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the
third largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD
reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success
also earned White his first Grammy nomination. Ron received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue
Collar Comedy Tour – One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron’s first book Ron “Tater
Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which landed him on the New
York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on
the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the
BillboardTM Comedy Chart. Never one to rest on his laurels, Ron White partnered with Netflix to release his
most recent effort- the highly successful comedy special, “If You’d Quit Listening, I’d Shut Up.”5As an actor, Ron White has had supporting roles in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the
City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), He was
a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the
2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award. In 2016, Ron White’s acting talents were
showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron
Crowe’s Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised
performance.

Tig Notaro: Hello Again

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In addition, all patrons will be required to wear masks while attending this show. More details available here.

Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favorite on numerous talk shows, including “Ellen,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and “Conan.” Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Notaro currently appears in Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” and “Star Trek: Discovery”; she wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show “One Mississippi” and hosts an advice podcast, Don’t Ask Tig as well as the documentary film podcast Tig and Cheryl: True Story.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour

Please note, Randy Rainbow is requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. This performance also requires all patrons wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour at Orpheum Theatre on October 23, 2021 is rescheduled to Friday, April 1, 2022 . All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY VACCINATION CARD OR WILL A PHOTO / PHOTOCOPY SUFFICE?

You can show an original vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a picture of your vaccination card that will be matched with your ID. Your records from the WI Immunization Registry are also acceptable.

ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

Masks are not required but are encouraged.  Vaccination or testing requirements are still in place for this show.

WHAT KIND OF COVID-19 TEST IS CONSIDERED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST?

A PCR or antigen COVID-19 test will be accepted – please be sure to bring proof of your negative test result, dated and time-stamped.

WILL AT HOME COVID-19 TESTS BE ACCEPTED?

At-home covid test results will only be accepted if the test works in conjunction with an app or website to display timestamped results with your name.

I HAVE RECEIVED MY FIRST COVID-19 VACCINATION DOSE, WILL MY FIRST DOSE VACCINATION BE ACCEPTED AT ENTRY?

Proof of full vaccination requires the last vaccination dose to be administered at least two weeks prior to the event date. If your dose is from a vaccine series that requires two doses, full vaccination status requirement would be met only 14 days after the second dose. For those guests who have only received the first of two doses, proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test will be required and taken within 72 hours prior to the event date.

HOW CLOSE TO THE EVENT DATE SHOULD I TAKE A COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST?

For events that require proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, most events are requiring the test to be taken within 72 hours prior to the event date. Check the event details page for Health Check requirements for your specific event.

WHO WILL CHECK VACCINATION STATUS OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST AT ENTRY?

At entry, Event Staff will validate your negative COVID-19 diagnostic test results OR vaccine proof.  Test results must be dated and time-stamped to be accepted.

WILL EVENT STAFF FOLLOW THE SAME HEALTH CHECK PROTOCOL AS FANS?

Yes. All venue staff and vendors will be required to follow the same onsite Health Check requirements as fans. We are all in this together and working by the same guidelines.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFO REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS?

You can find information about where to get vaccinated in Dane County by visiting https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine

WHERE CAN I GET A COVID-19 TEST?

You can find more information about where to get tested in Dane County and surrounding areas by visiting https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/testing

WHAT IF I WOULD RATHER GET A REFUND?

Refunds will be available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result 72 hours ahead of the show. For tickets purchased through any resale or third-party site, please reach out to your point of purchase directly.

 

America’s favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road! On The Pink Glasses Tour, the two-time Emmy-nominated singer, writer, and comedian will take on the hottest topics and skewer politicos of the day as only he can, as he brings his most viral video song parodies to life onstage. Featuring live accompaniment by some of Broadway’s finest musicians, the show will also include personal stories, an audience Q&A, and brand new original songs written by Rainbow with Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Mary Poppins Returns) and Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast).

SmartLess Tour Live with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett

This performance will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. More details available here.

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett celebrate the first anniversary of their highly successful podcast,
“SmartLess,” announcing that they will be bringing their show and their friends on the road with SMARTLESS
TOUR LIVE. The limited run will kick off on February 2nd in Toronto’s Massey Hall followed by stops in Boston,
Brooklyn, Chicago and Madison (WI) before wrapping up in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre on February
12th.

Will said, “I wish nothing but the best for Sean and Jason on this.” To which Jason and Sean said, “Wait, what?”

“SmartLess,” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from
all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice
surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues
is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the
SmartLess mind. The passion project of three friends has turned into a wildly successful podcast, named one of
the Best Shows of 2020 by Apple as well as consistently ranking Top 5 Comedy Shows and Top 10 on overall
shows on iTunes. As of August 1st, new episodes will be released exclusively for one week on Amazon Music and
Wondery+ before they are widely available on all other platforms.

Guests have included Vice President Kamala Harris, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Ricky
Gervais, Bryan Cranston, Paul McCartney, Tina Fey, Awkwafina, W. Kamau Bell, Stacey Abrams, Billie Eilish and
Megan Rapinoe.

Website: https://www.smartless.com/

Facebook: @SmartLess

IG: @smartless

Twitter: @smartless

Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Yzd0g8NYmn27k2HFNplv7?si=zKTDh4rMQ5ydsm118dPvgQ&nd=1

Charlie Berens

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.

Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX.

In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.

Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 13 million views.

In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 550,000 Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.

Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

Brian Regan

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

The Brian Regan live experience proves hilarious, yet intimate for everyone in the crowd, even at large venues. Stand-up comedian Brian Regan entertains audiences with self-deprecating humor and minimal off-color jokes. He enjoys shedding light on the absurdities of everyday situations, such as preparing Pop Tarts for breakfast. He utilizes ample physical comedy by entertaining fans with unusual facial expressions. He balances this emphasis on the physical out with sophisticated writing. No two shows are exactly alike; Regan regularly incorporates new jokes, many inspired by the latest foibles in politics. Rather than focus exclusively on well-known routines, he uses live shows as an opportunity to test out new jokes and physical gags, thereby keeping his material fresh for both new and longtime fans. Sometimes, however, he includes better-known bits upon fan request, often as part of his encore. His show follows no discernible plot, but transitions from one topic to the next make sense and feel natural. With perfect timing, fresh material and relatable subjects, Regan’s performances are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

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