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

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

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.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour

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 (HairsprayMary Poppins Returns) and Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsBeauty and the Beast). 

Brian Regan

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.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

PRESALE: Thursday, March 29th at 10am – 10pm, password: TIME2018

Having sold over four million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating; The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!

In 2008 the band celebrated its twentieth year as the shows kept rolling and the band kept on doing what they love. The tours continued to extend, the audiences increased and the venues became larger, with the band playing Wembley Arena for the first time in 2009, followed by London’s O2 Arena in 2010. The 2011 dates saw the debut of some remarkable 3D projections, the first time this had been attempted extensively by any touring band. This Year also saw the band enlist the talents of David Domminney Fowler, Alex McNamara and the backing vocalists Emily Lynn, Lara Smile and Lorelei McBroom. Lorelei was also one of the backing vocalists who performed on Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour’ In the same year Guy Pratt made a guest appearance with the band at Hampton Court Palace.

The following 3 years saw the band perform at major European rock festivals and go on to produce 3 DVDs of their shows. In 2013, the 40th anniversary of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” was celebrated with a brand new tribute to the classic album, performed to capacity audiences in Europe and at the band’s first ever concerts in Russia.

TAPFS have constantly striven to seek out new audiences and turn in jaw-dropping performances to reconnect people with the music that they love. Next year will bring more innovation, hard work, and great crowds, demonstrating that it is still all about the great music of Pink Floyd and delivering the absolute best performance each and every night.

Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club

Pints & Punchlines comedy showcase is back! This monthly comedy showcase features hosts Rob Harris and Michael Yetman with some of the area’s finest comedians. We have special guests from STL and Chicago this month! From the hardened veterans to fresh faces, performers come ready to show their best material as audiences get a chance to learn about Columbia’s best kept secret!

Rock Awards Winners’ Circle

DON’T MIND DYING

“Genre tags are played out, but if you had to slap a label on Don’t Mind Dying, neo-classic rock would be apt. The Columbia band bears resemblance to everyone from The Black Crowes to Black Sabbath yet plays with an uncaged urgency that puts it squarely in the moment.” – Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune (Mar 06, 2014)

“A rare gem found in a field full of fluff. Don’t Mind Dying has the musicianship, the vocals, the just plain raw talent and energy that’s been missing from almost everything else you’ve heard in the commercial market in the last decade. If you’re a fan of soulful, guitar-driven rock with a bluesy and ballsy edge, you need this album!” – iTunes review (Feb 15, 2014)

By reading just these couple of reviews of Don’t Mind Dying’s self titled EP from earlier this year it’s easy to say that the Columbia MO band has come a long way since it’s formation in 2008 by bassist Graham Greer and vocalist Brian BC Craig. During the first four years of their existence Craig and Greer, along with guitarist Kurt Otto and drummer Jeremy McCalister (later to be replaced by Jason Stegall), formed what would be the back bone of DMD’s sound by hashing out a heavy and dark blues foundation based mainly around somewhat unconventional cover tunes that ranged from Muddy Waters to the Beatles and everything in between. In 2012, shortly after the addition of keyboardist Rudy Brynac, DMD parted ways with Otto and Stegall and brought on board drummer Brian Kent and guitarist Jason Caton. It was at this time that the real magic started brewing! With the new members firmly in place the band adopted a truly powerhouse sound and started filling up local venues like The Bridge, Mojo’s, and Roxy’s on a weekly basis and soon had built themselves up as one of the biggest drawing bands in the area. At the end of the summer of 2012, after the release of the their first official recording and a string of successful local shows, they were asked to perform at Columbia’s famous Root’s N Blues N BBQ festival and shared the bill with the likes of Al Green, John Mayall, Marty Stewart, and Esperanza Spalding. It was at this time that the real sound of Don’t Mind Dying started to emerge in the way of a string of hard driving original songs which would lead to the recording of their newest album, the before mentioned “Don’t Mind Dying EP”. Shortly after, Brynac departed the band and was replaced by Travis McFarlane on keys which rounded out the current line up. Caton, Craig, Greer, Kent, and McFarlane continue to blaze the trail of their local legacy and are currently playing live shows and working on new songs for a soon to be recorded full length LP which should be available sometime in early 2015.

 

SHADES OF I

Shades of I is music. Music is magic. Magic is life.
-Jimi Hendrix… only said the last two thirds of that quote, but it still applies.

 

BETWEEN ELSEWHERE

4 piece alternative band out of Columbia Mo

JEFF WATKINS FUNK REVIEW

JEFF WATKINS grew up in rural Missouri and was a student of the jazz program at the University of Missouri. For twelve years, this virtuoso saxophonist toured the world with James Brown. Jeff became an integral part of the show for James Brown, who introduced Jeff as “the ninth wonder of the world”. He stayed with James until JB’s death in 2006. His has since moved on to working with Joss Stone and countless others as well as enjoying a successful solo career. As an annual holiday homecoming for Jeff, this Thanksgiving Eve funk review has become a Columbia tradition that you don’t want to miss! I mean, just check out this clip from the Letterman show.

Jeff’s band for the night is an all star cast of Columbia’s finest!:

Starring Jeffery T. Watkins – saxophones
Aina Cook – lead vocals
Travis McFarlane – keys
Jason Caton – guitar
Jeff Mueller – bass
Travis Huff – trombone
John Shafer – trumpet
Bob Hague – alto sax

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