Planet Ant

Planet Ant Theatre

 

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Planet Ant is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre and performance venue 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.


 
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Presented by Planet Ant Theatre, Inc.

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Our Mission…

The Detroit Women of Comedy Festival is a four day event in Hamtramck, MI that works to provide a space for diverse perspectives celebrating women in comedy. 

DWCF embraces women (and their allies) from near and far to meet, greet, share and showcase their comedic talents in a welcoming and encouraging environment. The festival focuses on diversity in comedy of all kinds including improv, stand-up, sketch as well as discussions and workshops. 

DWCF is an inclusive event. 


All genders and identities are invited to perform and attend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comedy, Drama, Musicals, Improv. 

There's a lot happening at the Ant.

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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. 

Saturday Late Night Improv
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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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Love Me Tinder

 
 
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Love Me Tinder

a Planet Ant Training Center sketch production

 

Written by:

Jason Petterson

Kathy Murphy

Adrianne Johnston Lafferty

Cristina Gloria Calamita-Orlando

 

Directed by Shawn Handlon

 

Feb 23 & 24 and Mar 2 & 3 | 8pm | $10

All performances at The Planet Ant Black Box

2357 Caniff | Hamtramck

 

Featuring:

Nick Latimer

Brendan McCarthy

Casey O'Connor

Jean Parker

Michelle Studer

Ryan Westbrook

 

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Planet Ant presents a collection of sketches from our level 5 writing class. Students of the level 5 class were tasked with bringing their favorite sketches created during writing 1-4 to the stage and co-direct them with the help of instructor Shawn Handlon to create a sketch comedy show created specifically for the process.

 

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

 
 
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Back to  mcfuture

 
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Back To McFuture

Written by Maggie O’Reilly and Katie McGraw


A haphazard journey through time begins when two estranged cousins are awkwardly made to spend time together after their uncle's funeral. Together they do their best to navigate home before their family ceases to exist.

Featuring:
Maggie O'Reilly
Katie McGraw
Tom Novik

Directed by Mitch Socia

Supervising Director: Mike McGettigan

Props: Doug Kolbicz and Karry Brook


Feb 23 & 24 and Mar 2 & 3 | 10pm | $10*
All performances at The Planet Ant Black Box
2357 Caniff | Hamtramck

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Admission also grants access to Saturday Night Improv at the Planet Ant Black Box! (immediately following each Saturday performance)


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

 

*price includes online service fee. All sales are final. No physical ticket will be delivered to you. Check in with ID or confirmation at box office to be granted entry.

 
 
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Everything Is Terrible!’s

T H E

G R E A T

S A T A N

 

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Everything Is Terrible!'s

T H E G R E A T S A T A N

Monday | February 26 | 8pm | Doors 7p

Ant Hall | 2320 Caniff | Hamtramck MI

 

Tickets --> www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3207810

 

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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I Miss The Old Kanye! 
Detroit's Kanye West Tribute
FRIDAY | March 16 | Ant Hall
 


#IssaVibe
A night dedicated to Art heads, and lovers of Culture and GOOD Music. Curated by theplaylist.com, "I Miss the Old Kanye” is trip down hip-hop lane, celebrating the "Good Life" and times of the "Father of Backpack Rap".

New to the experience? Say less.

Come expecting Hip Hop | Trap | Soul | R&B | Deep House and Ye’ Inspired Dj Sets . Along with Art displays from some of the cites dopest Visual Artist and Live Performances by Detroit's Top Indie Artist paying Homage to Mr. West with their own unique renditions of some of Kanye's classic songs. 

Resident DJs for the Night:
DJ Stacye J
Sheefy McFly
Kid McFly
DJ Twoee

Featuring:
Supercoolwicked
VIB|SNDS
Jaye PRIME
Suai
Keely Ferguson
MotorKam Det
Lex the Radical
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For a ONE-NIGHT special event, join us as we revive the sounds of a musical genius, lyrical legend, & THE man who changed hip-hop culture, as we know it – Kanye West. If you, too, Miss The Old Kanye, then you don’t want to miss this.

WAKE UP MR. WEST!!

$15 pre-sale | $20 door
PRE-SALE TIX LIVE SOON!

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

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

I Miss The Old Kanye
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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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Froggy Fresh

WSG/ PLETHORA & JP FROM THE HP

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.

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the best live music in town, every week.

 

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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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