Fri, Nov 12 | BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox

The Ivy League of Comedy feat. Myq Kaplan, Michele Balan, and Shaun Eli!

The Ivy League of Comedy brings you stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest. This hilarious comedy show is as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends!
The Ivy League of Comedy feat. Myq Kaplan, Michele Balan, and Shaun Eli!

Time & Location

Nov 12, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

About the Event

Friday, November 12, 2021

8:00 PM – Performance in the BlackBox Theater

THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY

The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you’ve heard their brilliant comedic voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. Now come see them live on stage! The Ivy League of Comedy honors audiences with original, well-written comedy that doesn’t resort to playing on stereotypes or picking on the audience. From theatres to corporate events to fund-raising shows for charities, The Ivy League of Comedy brings you stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest. This hilarious comedy show is as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends. Wouldn't you rather be the one talking about the show instead of just hearing about it later? Don't be disappointed that you missed out. Buy your tickets now!

MYQ KAPLAN

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike Kaplan”).

Myq has appeared on the Tonight Show, Conan, Letterman, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and America’s Got Talent. He has a one-hour standup special on Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome,” and two podcasts, The Faucet and Broccoli and Ice Cream. His first album, “Vegan Mind Meld,” was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his newest album, “A.K.A.,” debuted at #1. The NY Times called it “invigoratingly funny” and included it among its five “coronavirus best new comedy specials”… “to remind you of the old normal.” And now, here we are in the new weird!

MICHELE BALAN

Michele is a brash New York stand-up comedian.

After leaving a high-paying executive position at a computer company, Balan honed her comedy skills making the rounds at local New York comedy clubs. Using her quick wit and savvy sense of humor she soon found herself in performing regularly at Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and The Comic Strip Live. As Michele’s popularity grew so, did the press. The New York Post’s Cindy Adams declared Michele “Dynamite”. Voted one of the “Top 10 Comics” by Backstage Magazine. The San Francisco Bay Times also placed her on their national Top 10 and Broadway World honored Michele at number two in their Top 10 List of cabaret performers. Balan went on to appear on The Joy Behar Show on HLN, Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed, and the OUTlaugh festival on LOGO, the Montreal “Just for Laughs” festival, and “Gotham Live”. One of her biggest thrills was being one of the top 5 finalists on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 4!

SHAUN ELI

Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America's smartest comics. He’s headlined comedy shows on five continents. Whether it's a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli proves that there's hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he's experienced Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.

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HEALTH & SAFETY:

As BlackRock continues to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors, staff, students and artists, it is required (until further notice) that anyone inside the building must wear a mask and anyone age 12+ must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

​If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may provide proof of a PCR or Rapid COVID-19 antigen test taken within 48 hours of the performance prior to entering BlackRock Center for the Arts. At-home tests will not be accepted.

For questions, please reach out to BlackRock’s Patron Services Director, Josh Oliver – joliver@blackrockcenter.org

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