Comedy Night: Ian Abramson w/ Wham City Comedy
Event Type: comedy
Experimental comedian, Ian Abramson captures the whimsical nature of classic Vaudevillian variety shows, part stand-up and part performance art - the stand-up is supplemented by weirdoes and wonders. Ian plus Bmore guests!
Wham City Comedy opens .
About Ian Abramson:
Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. He studied theater at California State University Channel Islands, which isn’t on an island but was converted from an old mental hospital into a university, so it’s still isolated in its own way. While at school he took as many performance and writing classes as he could, and after trying stand-up at a couple of campus open mics, he decided to start writing comedy. When he finished school, he briefly lived in Orange County, doing stand-up and preparing to move to Chicago, where he felt he’d get the best training to begin his career.
His stand-up has evolved into a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces. In the past year, Ian has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, UP Comedy Club, Milwaukee’s Comedy Cafe, The Lincoln Lodge, and even recently brought his show “Seven Minutes in Purgatory” to Atlanta’s Laughing Skull. “Seven Minutes in Purgatory” is a show where comedians perform to a camera in one room while the audience watches in another room so that the comedians have no idea how they are doing. Because of shows like this, as well as his approach to stand-up, Ian was recently named the “Best Experimental Comedian” by Chicago magazine, which also listed him as one of the “16 Comedians You Should See This Fall” in a different article. Ian, along with his experimental comedy, will be relocating to Los Angeles this winter.
About What City Comedy:
What City Comedy formed in the 2010 and quickly made a name for themselves around the country with their absurdist presentational performances and late night Adult Swim shorts. Their projects span across all media: television, music, web design, and live theater, with all of them unified by their examination of alienation, confusion, and the absurd aspects of daily life that we have been programmed to look at as being completely normal. The core members of the group are Alan Resnick, Robby Rackleff and Ben O’Brien.
“At this show you’ll never know what could happen next and that’s the whole point.” – Comedy Cake
THUR SEP 28| 7:30PM | $15, $12 mbrs (+$3 at the door)
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