The Secret Group Presents
Loosen the Bible Belt: A Tour for Humanity
Sun. 11/4 | Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM | $10 ADV | $15 DOS
What happens when you put an evangelical minister and a lesbian comedian together in a van? An event for anyone who believes that love and laughter can change the world.
The fight for civil rights is in full force in 2017, with a slew of discriminatory laws rearing their ugly heads in Southern states all over the U.S. People of the LGBT community are the targets in this current culture war, and now is the time for people who believe in equality for everyone to stand on the right side of history. Comedian Kristen Becker (founder, Dykes of Hazard Comedy) and Pastor Jay Bakker (founder, Revolution Church, host of This is Radiocast) believe it’s entirely possible to smooth over the rifts in an ever-increasingly divided society through the use of human elements that never discriminate: love and laughter.
Becker, an outspoken lesbian comedian, stumbled across a copy of the documentary, “One Punk Under God,” which featured Pastor Bakker and his church, Revolution Ministries. Becker was enthralled with Pastor Bakker’s personal revelation that the LGBT community was unfairly being shut out of the evangelical church. Seeing his genuine interest in doing what was right and knowing a large percentage of southern friends were raised evangelical, but then shut out of their own churches, Becker reached out to Bakker. A few Twitter messages and emails later, “Loosen the Bible Belt” was born and swiftly put on the road, to great success across the Southern United States last year.
Expect a stand-up comedy show that stumbled upon a revival, and imagine it all happens in a bar. Bakker’s message of love and acceptance, balanced with Becker’s comedy often referred to as “bawdy and bold, served with a slice of southern charm” promises to be a night to remember.
Loosen the Bible Belt will not only serve as an entertaining night, but will also help create awareness for LGBTQ groups fighting the good fight in these southern states. A portion of proceeds from shows will be donated to groups working so all southern citizens have equal rights.
The Secret Group Presents
What is Loosen the Bible Belt?
This show is an effort to spread our "love everyone" message across the south. It features stand up comedy, live music and a little bit of open-minded preaching from Jay Bakker . The event is intended to get people of all walks of life together, to have a great time.
Laughter is the best medicine, so come get your prescription filled at New Main with national & local comics and even local-er beer!!
Headliner: Kristen Becker (Buffalo)
Feature: Dante Powell (Des Moines)
Both on their way to/from the Altercation Comedy Fest in Austin!!
Openers: Paulos Feerow & Alvin Newsome
Hosted by Brian Breckenridge
Show at 9pm inside the Hoffman Living Room.
Free entry but cash donations encouraged.
Cannabis Crew and Sargeant Roach, Cannabis coach Present
JOKES and TOKES
Celebrate 420 with us featuring Stand up comedy and Live reggae from Wicked Hanging Chads!
An evening of live comedy, music and information about medicinal Cannabis.
Did we mention its a FREE SHOW???
Zenobia Del Mar
Hosted By Stirling Smith
Reletively new space dedicated to lesbian art and culture now resides with Rust Belt Books on Grant Street. It’s called The She-She Room. Rust Belt Books proprietor Kristi Meal describes the mainly word of mouth venue as, “…an unapologetic low-fi evening of art and culture around writing and art of lesbian descent meant to stimulate, antagonize and instigate a focus on sub-cultural arts. It’s more about self-initiating toward an evening of receiving art than who’s doing what. Unpredictable variation is part of an artistic evening.”
$5 TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Join me for Nickel City Chef’s 10th and final season!
"Nickel City Chef is a series of live cooking challenges that pits local professional chefs against one another in the stunning kitchens located at Artisan Kitchens & Baths. Chefs use a locally sourced secret ingredient to create unforgettable concoctions as a sold-out crowd looks on. Now in its tenth and final season, Nickel City Chef has always sought to combine the entertainment value of food television with a distinct passion for all things local, and the end result is an event as exciting as it is educational."
We're back to bring you Laughing Liberally Boston, a political comedy show featuring some of Boston’s top liberal and progressive comedians.
Comedians on the February 10th bill include:
Headliner: Kristen Becker
get tickets HERE
The Boulder Comedy Show began in 2003 and was created by local comedian Brent Gill. Voted Denver Westword's Best Comedy Show in Boulder 2015 and 2016, there is a live stand-up show every single Sunday at 7 and 9:15pm at the Bohemian Biergarten. As the longest lasting comedy show in Boulder, we bring you comedy from all across the country with credits such as Comedy Central, MTV, Vice, HBO, TruTv, and almost anything else you can imagine.
Venue: Swallow Hill Music
71 East Yale Ave
6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin
WONDERS: Prepare a five minute story about life's knee-buckling moments. Feeling small under the stars, meeting the love of your life, finding the toy before finishing the cereal box. Expansive views or small, perfect instants. Regale us with tales of ventures into uncharted territory....and how your life was changed forever by what you found there.
*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 1pm MT / 3pm ET.
Media Sponsor: KUNC.
A Comedy Central-style Roast of your fourth favorite holiday featuring some of New Orleans' finest performers. Ever wanted to see a side of yams get insulted by literal cranberry sauce? Don't miss this, ya turkey.
Mary Jacobs as Pilgrim
Chris Trew as Football
Jon Butts as Canadian Thanksgiving
Jonathan Dale and June Murph as Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie
Kristen Becker as Cornucopia
Darrell Rollo as Crispy Fried Onions
Breakout! is a non-profit, building the power of LGBTQ youth most impacted by the criminal justice system to affect concrete policy change to fight the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans.
In association with New Orleans Ice Cream. A comedy showcase with a selection of NOLA's best and funniest! We also host out of town guest comics as well as nationally touring acts (recently including Tiffany Haddish, Shane Mauss, Joe DeRosa, John F O'Donnell, Sean Patton, Ted Alexandro, Billy Wayne Davis and Louis Katz).
Every week: A FREE SHOW plus FREE FOOD and FREE ICE CREAM, courtesy of New Orleans Ice Cream Company!
Featuring Brian Parise, Kristen Becker, Mary-Devon Dupuy, Kamari Stevens, Nick Portier, more TBA.
Always free and always hosted by Paul Oswell and Benjamin Hoffman.