Planet Ant

Planet Ant Theatre



Planet Ant is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre that seeks to build community by facilitating artistic expression and collaboration in theatre, music, film and other visual and performing arts; to promote artistic freedom and expand stage access; and to enrich individual artists through training, coaching and networking.


Comedy, Drama, Musicals, Improv. 

There's a lot happening at the Ant.


Monday Night Improv

Monday Night Improv is our longest running and most popular show, located at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff). Each week's hilarious night of comedy includes a special guest troupe opening for our renowned Home Team, then we always close out the night with our free open improv Ant Jam.

Every Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ghostlight Bar opens at 7pm preceding every show.

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Saturday Night Improv

Saturday Night Improv features some of the best local improv troupes, including combinations of the Planet Ant Home Team and the Planet Ant Farm Team. 

This show is located at the original Planet Ant Black Box (2357 Caniff) every Saturday at 10pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ghostlight Bar opens at 7pm preceding every show. 

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Comedy Slice Block Party

Our New Thursday Night show features blocks of comedic entertainment, hosted by Mike McGettigan

The show may include, but by no means is limited to: 
improv, music, film, sketch comedy, stand up, and much more.

The night will feature the Planet Ant Farm Team, troupes comprized of our advanced Planet Ant Training Center classes, and other talented and hilarious guests from our comedic community, followed by karaoke inside Ghost Light Hamtramck at 10.

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Saturday | January 20 | 8p | 7p Doors
Ant Hall | 2320 Caniff | Hamtramck
$10 Pre | $12 Door

Join us for the inaugural fundraiser for MiResonance, hosted by our friends, Planet Ant

What is MiResonance?

A non-profit devoted to providing those in need with an easily accessible conduit to Mental Health services of all types, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. An organization rooted in music and the creative community.

This evening of entertainment will feature:

Old Empire
Jay Gonzalez (of Drive-By Truckers)
Emma Guzman

All proceeds will go towards the corporate creation of MiResonance. for more information.

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Game Play

Written and Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
Winner: BoxFest 2017 (by audience vote)

February 2- 17 | Fridays and Saturdays | 8p | $10
All performances at The Planet Ant Black Box
2357 Caniff | Hamtramck

Laid off from his job for over a year, John Sutton is out of the game and can't find a way back in. His wife, Michelle, has learned all the rules and is climbing the corporate ladder—fast. "Game Play" is a passionate drama that examines the unraveling of a "perfect marriage" amid the worst economic recession in decades.

Kamia Hicks
William J McLin III
LaTanya Underwood
Andi Maziarz

Assistant Director:
Rhonda Freya English

Visit Ghost Light Hamtramck, our bar (located across the street), for pre and post show food and drinks. 

Funny Burger will be on the grill all night.

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit


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*price includes online service fee; no refunds, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you; check in with ID and confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.


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The time has come for the most epic event in the history of the universe--


Nicolas Uncaged V


February 17 | Ant Hall | 2320 Caniff | Hamtramck

$20 | **ON SALE for $15 through January!!**

Doors open @ 7p


Last year was our largest event yet with 270 tickets sold--a near sell out for a gigantic venue. It was the largest liquor sales night in the history of Planet Ant. This year we are starting the planning early to promise the most insane love fest of our one true god--Cage.


As always, we will have a social hour prior to the films and an intermission for songs, poems, skits and other performances inspired by the cinematic achievements of Nicolas Cage. There will be entertainment, prizes, shirts, costumes, alcohol, music, surprises and Cage. This year's festival will be returning to the Planet Ant Hall in Hamtramck and will feature ample seating and a bar on site separate from the viewing area.


-Doors Open

-Social Hour

-First Movie: National Treasure

-OPEN MIC (poems, songs, spoken word and stories inspired by Cage)

-Second Movie: Wild at Heart

-After Party


*online sales include a small service fee.

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Everything Is Terrible!’s






Everything Is Terrible!'s


Monday | February 26 | 8pm | Doors 7p

Ant Hall | 2320 Caniff | Hamtramck MI


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Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers... and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible!

Over the last 10 years, EIT! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness.

Now, with their longtime collaborator Lucifer, Everything Is Terrible! has ingested over 2,000 satanic panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes. They have recontextualized them and created a narrative feature that reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet. And now they invite you to be an initiate of the psychedelic devotion of EIT!

As you take your blood oath, your journey will brim with evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls, and sad white men who believe that Dungeons & Dragons summon actual horned demons.

Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N. But be warned… If you really want to see your mind, you’ve got to be ready to rip your skull open…


Please bring your offerings of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes to the altar when EIT! comes to your town!


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Froggy Fresh


March 30, 2018

VIP 6pm, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

ALL AGES, $15 advance, $18 Day of show, $50 VIP/Meet and Greet Package

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VIP/Meet and Greet ticket includes admission and gets you in the show an hour before doors for photos and autographs with Froggy and Money Maker Mike! ...Also comes with a shirt, sticker, poster and gloss photo!

The internet tells a legend of a kid named Froggy Fresh who fought a great white shark and mastered Youtube. These are but a few of his vast accomplishments, which include being endorsed by John Cena and featured on Tosh.0 but also being a good best friend and recovering neighborhood kids stolen bikes. Formerly known as Krispy Kreme, a cease and desist rendered a fan-voted name change and the name 'Froggy Fresh' was chosen over 'Jelly Bean Jack'. Enduring a naming, branding, and content change, Money Maker (Re-Loaded), still debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Comedy Album chart. After 5 years of being shrouded in mystery, Froggy Fresh has decided to become a comedic actor and move to LA, but not without doing a live tour throughout the US featuring Money Maker Mike, video projections, and a live DJ. Catch the “Baddest of them All” live while you still can.


the best live music in town, every week.



Learn Improv from the best.

Planet Ant offers classes in long form improv and sketch writing. Both programs are appropriate for students of all skill levels.

The Planet Ant Training Center offers a full line-up of six-week classes for beginning and experienced students looking to learn the ins and outs of long-form improv comedy and comedy writing.

You'll learn from some of the area’s best and most seasoned instructors –the same people you see performing with the Home Team each week. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and nurturing environment while providing frank, constructive feedback that will push students creatively to become better at their craft.

Check out the full class schedule below for more details.


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Our workshops have wrapped up for 2017,

Check back over the coming weeks for new workshops in 2018!


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Are you interested in performing on one of our stages?

We are currently taking submissions of performances of all types! We are looking for musicians, bands, improv troupes, comedians, film directors and other types of performances.

Between Ghost Light, Ant Hall and The Planet Ant Black Box, we showcase local talent every night of the week.

Get On One Of Our Stages.


The Ant Jam

Every Monday Night at 10pm | Free!

We love giving aspiring performers a chance at some stage time. You can get your opportunity each week following the Home Team's Improv Monday performance.

The Ant Jam is a safe and inviting environment open to performers of all skill levels. Even if you have never improvised before you can feel comfortable playing in our Jam. Interested participants just need to put their name into the Jam Jar for a chance to play some improv games and do some long-form.

The Ant Jam is completely free, but we suggest arriving at 8pm for our Improv Monday show! At $5, it's the best entertainment deal in town.

Been attending our jams for a while? Maybe its time to boost your skills in our improv Training Center