Dec
16
Mon
Comic Alchemy: Stand Up for Mental Health @ Chestnut Street Playhouse Tickets
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day
Comic Alchemy: Stand Up for Mental Health @ Chestnut Street Playhouse | Norwich | Connecticut | United States

Artreach, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will present Comic Alchemy, a performance of stand up comedy, along with a holiday art sale fundraiser on Monday, December 16th, and Tuesday, December 17th at Chestnut Street Playhouse located at 24 Chestnut Street in Norwich. Doors open at 6:00 pm for the art sale; the performance begins at 7:00 pm.

Comic Alchemy is the culmination of a 10-week comedy writing workshop that Artreach members have participated in since the beginning of October. The workshop, which met weekly, was facilitated by David Granirer of Stand Up for Mental Health. SUMH empowers Artreach members to create stand-up routines while raising awareness about mental illness.

Jan
17
Fri
Randy Rainbow Live! @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm
Randy Rainbow Live! @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

The comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral political spoofs and song parodies.

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views.

He’s been called “the best thing about the 2016 GOP race” by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. He was subsequently asked by the cast of TV’s Will & Grace to parodize a song which they performed during a political fundraiser for the 2016 election.

Randy has also written for comedian Kathy Griffin and hosted and performed in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as for the Tony Awards and some of New York City’s most popular night spots including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, XL Nightclub and Therapy NYC where his own weekly show ran for two years.

He’s been seen as a talking head on VH1 and has been heard regularly as both a guest and co-host on Sirius XM Radio. He is the creator and star of the long-running BroadwayWorld.com web series Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow and Last Minute with Randy Rainbow.