The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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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Nicolas UnCaged 6(66)
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Nicolas UnCaged 6(66)

FIRST ROUND OF EARLYBIRD TIX SOLD OUT! NEW BATCH RELEASE TBA

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Saturday | February 23 | Ant Hall

We feel comfortable announcing that it is almost certain that Nicolas Cage's stuntman, Schuyler White, will be at Cage fest attempting the world record for longest a man has been engulfed in flames! FULL BODY BURN!!!!!!!! Additional announcements regarding food and booze partnerships will be coming soon. There is no doubt that this will be the most absurd celebration of Cage yet. Additionally, I am proud to announce our films will be Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Drive Angry!

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. However, we're flirting with adding a few additional spectacles that are sure to set the roof on fire.

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.


As a result of our attempt to break the world record of setting a man on fire and attempting to get Cage to show, we slightly increased the cost of tickets and need your help with our Gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/uncaged !

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Monday Night Improv!
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv!

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MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Monday Night Improv at Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe (new every week) — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

Tuesdays | Ghost Light | FREE

Every Tuesday at Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude!

bar opens 7p | songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light

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Wednesdays | Ghost Light | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | sign up starts 8p | games begin 9p

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

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Thursday Night Live!
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Thursday Night Live!

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Thursdays | Ant Hall | 8p | $5

Planet Ant presents a NEW comedy variety show...

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE! 

Featuring a new lineup of comedy sketch revues, stand-up, video, and more, every week in the Ant Hall

Rotating performances by Planet Ant's newest resident sketch troupes!
Troupe A: Jonathan HoreskiAndi MaziarzJonathon MillerScott SanfordEllie WarnerSarah Wilder
Troupe B: Nick CrestwoodBrad CarterJessica Femminineo, Eleanor Fuchs, Patty RooneyAlex Suriano


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p (21+) | Ant Hall doors / previews 7:30p | show 8p | Karaoke Night at Ghost Light 10p

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

Thursday Night Live!
5.50

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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Karaoke Night at Ghost Light
Feb
28
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Night at Ghost Light

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Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE 

Every Thursday night at Ghost Light: come through for a tune or two (or three, or four) — hosted by our resident karaoke babe Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Immediately follows Thursday Night Live! | Planet Ant 

bar opens 7p | 21+ | drink responsibly | tip your bartender

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh (& Sing) Forever

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

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The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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 Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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 Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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 Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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 Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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 Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act

February 22 — March 9 | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant One-Act Series presents

"The Exchange"

Written & Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson, BoxFest Detroit 2018 Audience-Voted Best Director!

"After being estranged for 27 years, sisters Jewel and Sarah Morgan meet unexpectedly in a train station Their story, told through flashback, is the story of Jewel, the older, desperately seeking the forgiveness she needs after betraying her sister's trust. And Sarah, the younger, who refuses to let go of the pent-up anger and hostility she's holds against Jewel, the more beautiful and popular sister. And all this, while trying to exorcise the demon/ghost of their youth that continues to haunt them."

//
Featuring:
Nicole Levey Hunt
Tiffany Aisha King
Asia Marie Hicks
Kayla Von
Gene Alexander

Assistant Director: Rhonda English
Production Assistant: James Anderson
Wardrobe Consultant: Winnie English
//

Fridays | 8p
Saturdays | 5p
Sunday | March 3 | 6p

ALL SHOWS $10!

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

The Exchange": A Planet Ant One-Act
11.00

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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Pretty Things Peepshow
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pretty Things Peepshow

Friday | February 22 | 7p | Ant Hall

Planet Ant & Pretty Things Peepshow present...


The Pretty Things Peepshow

10 Year Anniversary Tour!


Featuring Go-Go Amy, The unkillable Jenny Lynne, Matt Scott Rasputin's Marionettes, Scraps The Mind Reading Dog and, all the way from the UK, special guest Rachel Atlas!

This magical one of a kind vaudeville variety revue has
circled the globe performing stunts of skill and courage including sword swallowing, quick change magic, puppets, handcuff and straight jacket escape, sword ladder, the execution blade box, singing, comedy, a talking dog and more. Come see the awe inspiring acts these vivacious vaudevillians have to offer!

$12 advance | $15 door
$12 student tickets @ the door

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 6p | Ant Hall doors 6:30p | show 7p

Pretty Things Peepshow
20.00

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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Karaoke Night at Ghost Light
Feb
21
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Night at Ghost Light

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Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE 

Every Thursday night at Ghost Light: come through for a tune or two (or three, or four) — hosted by our resident karaoke babe Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Immediately follows Thursday Night Live! | Planet Ant 

bar opens 7p | 21+ | drink responsibly | tip your bartender

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh (& Sing) Forever

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

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Thursday Night Live!
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Thursday Night Live!

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Thursdays | Ant Hall | 8p | $5

Planet Ant presents a NEW comedy variety show...

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE! 

Featuring a new lineup of comedy sketch revues, stand-up, video, and more, every week in the Ant Hall

Rotating performances by Planet Ant's newest resident sketch troupes!
Troupe A: Jonathan HoreskiAndi MaziarzJonathon MillerScott SanfordEllie WarnerSarah Wilder
Troupe B: Nick CrestwoodBrad CarterJessica Femminineo, Eleanor Fuchs, Patty RooneyAlex Suriano


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p (21+) | Ant Hall doors / previews 7:30p | show 8p | Karaoke Night at Ghost Light 10p

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

Thursday Night Live!
5.50

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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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light

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Wednesdays | Ghost Light | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | sign up starts 8p | games begin 9p

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

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Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

Tuesdays | Ghost Light | FREE

Every Tuesday at Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude!

bar opens 7p | songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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Monday Night Improv!
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv!

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MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Monday Night Improv at Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe (new every week) — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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A Valentine Double Feature | CLOSING NIGHT!
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

A Valentine Double Feature | CLOSING NIGHT!

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PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

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ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

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PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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The Independent Comedy Club | Friday Night wsg. Diego Attanasio
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

The Independent Comedy Club | Friday Night wsg. Diego Attanasio

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Diego Attanasio is a Detroit based comedian originally from Peru who quickly wins over crowds with his quick wit, likability, and sarcastic observations. His rapid-fire delivery and onstage charisma make Diego one of the most notable acts in the midwest.

Diego has performed stand-up in Alaska, Hawaii, and everywhere in between. He was a semi-finalist in the San Diego Comedy Festival and a finalist in the Laugh Your Bluegrass Off Comedy Festival. Additionally he has performed at the Baltimore Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Fest, North Carolina Comedy Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, Motor City Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, Border City Comedy Fest, Windsor Comedy Festival, Let’s Fest, and Fairbanks Funny Festival. Diego has opened for Joe List and Matt Braunger.

Feature act: Hailey Zureich
Hosted by: Mike Boone

TIX @ THE DOOR | DOORS 8P

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A Valentine Double Feature
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

A Valentine Double Feature

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PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

LLL promo.jpg

ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

HSY promo.jpg

PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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The Love Hangover wsg. Betsy Ross
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Hangover wsg. Betsy Ross

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Friday | February 15 | Ghost Light Hamtramck


The Love Hangover

"Find a sympathetic soul during this evening of duets about love.”

The Love Hangover, now in its 19th year (and 17th city and 2nd country), is an annual event held on February 15th. On this day-after evening, the world-weary and the true believers alike huddle in pairs, playing songs to heal broken hearts and break whole ones.

Local luminaries of the music scene come two by two and each duo performs love songs to hold forth on love in all of its many guises: the joy, the pain, the humor, the frustration, the ecstasy, the agony, the list goes on and on, just like love."


WSG.

Betsy Ross

wearebetsyross.bandcamp.com
"Alternative/indie band from good ol' Columbus, Ohio. Melodic basslines and fierce vocals make Betsy Ross speak."


bar opens 7p | doors 8p | music 9p

$7 advance | $10 door | FREE ENTRY w/ admission to A Valentine Double Feature | Planet Ant

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


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Karaoke Night at Ghost Light
Feb
14
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Night at Ghost Light

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Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE 

Every Thursday night at Ghost Light: come through for a tune or two (or three, or four) — hosted by our resident karaoke babe Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Immediately follows Thursday Night Live! | Planet Ant 

bar opens 7p | 21+ | drink responsibly | tip your bartender

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh (& Sing) Forever

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

View Event →
A Valentine Double Feature | Valentine's Day Special
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

A Valentine Double Feature | Valentine's Day Special

VDAY FB.jpg

PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

LLL promo.jpg

ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

HSY promo.jpg

PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

PURCHASE TICKETS:



View Event →
Thursday Night Live!
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Thursday Night Live!

TNL4.jpg

Thursdays | Ant Hall | 8p | $5

Planet Ant presents a NEW comedy variety show...

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE! 

Featuring a new lineup of comedy sketch revues, stand-up, video, and more, every week in the Ant Hall

Rotating performances by Planet Ant's newest resident sketch troupes!
Troupe A: Jonathan HoreskiAndi MaziarzJonathon MillerScott SanfordEllie WarnerSarah Wilder
Troupe B: Nick CrestwoodBrad CarterJessica Femminineo, Eleanor Fuchs, Patty RooneyAlex Suriano


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p (21+) | Ant Hall doors / previews 7:30p | show 8p | Karaoke Night at Ghost Light 10p

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

Thursday Night Live!
5.50

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light

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Wednesdays | Ghost Light | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | sign up starts 8p | games begin 9p

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

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Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

Tuesdays | Ghost Light | FREE

Every Tuesday at Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude!

bar opens 7p | songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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Monday Night Improv!
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv!

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MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Monday Night Improv at Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe (new every week) — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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A Valentine Double Feature
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

A Valentine Double Feature

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PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

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ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

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PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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The Independent Comedy Club | Saturday Night wsg. Mike O'Keefe
Feb
9
to Feb 10

The Independent Comedy Club | Saturday Night wsg. Mike O'Keefe

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Mike O'Keefe is a young comic who prides himself on his original brand of self-deprecating jackasserey and a tireless work ethic. A former radio host, punk rock lead singer and college student (Graduated. Boom.), O’Keefe has made a name for himself in the national comedy scene with multiple appearances on Sirius XM Radio and the new NBC streaming platform Seeso.

He has been vaunted as a “Comic to Watch” in both the Chicago Tribune and Detroit’s 944 Magazine. O’Keefe has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with such acts as Maria Bamford, Bo Burnham and Michael Ian Black, who were all very nice and complimentary to him. When Mike is not touring the nation’s top comedy clubs and smelly dive bars, he makes his home in Chicago where he has adopted the nickname “The Pride of Rockwell Avenue”. He performs regularly all over the city in a myriad of different shows, including Comedians You Should Know and Chicago Underground Comedy in addition to enjoying the local cuisine immensely.

His energetic stage presence and irreverently charming material keeps audiences on their toes and in stitches(yes, both of those things). With influences ranging from Don Rickles to Steve Martin to Patton Oswalt, it’s easy to see that Mike has heard of at least 3 other comics.

Featuring:
Camila Ballario
Tim Cox
Martin Butler

Hosted By:
Connor Meade

TIX @ THE DOOR | DOORS 8P

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A Valentine Double Feature
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

A Valentine Double Feature

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PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

LLL promo.jpg

ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

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PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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Paco Higdon & Emily Rose Birthday Bunn-anza
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Paco Higdon & Emily Rose Birthday Bunn-anza

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Saturday | February 9 | Ant Hall | 18+



Paco Higdon & Emily Rose

Birthday Bunn-anza!


A REAL-DEAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR PACO (PLUS TWIN BROTHER JAMES) & EMILY!
(including but not limited to: a pinata, musical chairs, cake, presents, games, magic, a clown, banners, streamers, balloons)


f e a t u r i n g:
Higbros (twin bros doing goofy covers & changing band names each song)
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Dick Darling and His Traveling Man Band (comedy rock)
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PLeThorA (comedy metal)
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Paco Higdon Band + Emily Rose (co-headlining set, performing on each others' songs)


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | 21+

Ant Hall doors 8p | music 9p

$7 advance | $10 door


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


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FREE! Teen Stand-Up Comedy Workshop
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

FREE! Teen Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

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Saturday | February 9 | 3—5p | Planet Ant Black Box

The Planet Ant Workshop Series presents...

"(Try) Stand Up (Comedy) for Yourself, in High School" with Lauren Uchalik!

FREE for High School Students!

Presented in partnership with Motor City Comedy Festival:

We know you have jokes and we want to help you tell them in front of a crowd!

Students will spend the first hour of the workshop having 3 minutes each to tell some jokes then we will give feedback and work on some important writing skills to develop their individual voices. This is a great opportunity to work on being comfortable speaking in public and being an engaging entertainer! All instructors are working stand-up comedians with several years of touring, performing and writing experience who want to help bring a voice to young people!

Limited class size means lots of individual feedback and personal instruction — it also means you should sign up before space runs out ; )

SIGN-UP @ bit.ly/teenstandup

Workshop participants will have the option of participating in a comedy showcase featuring high school students at Ant Hall in the future!
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Lauren Uchalik is the president of the Motor City Comedy Festival and a former intern at Planet Ant. She has a BA in Theater Arts from the University of Michigan as well as several years of teaching experience. She has been performing comedy across the country for the better part of 7 years and wants to help high school students to see how exciting it is to have this opportunity for self-expression and story-telling!
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Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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The Independent Comedy Club | Friday Night wsg. Tim Cox
Feb
8
to Feb 9

The Independent Comedy Club | Friday Night wsg. Tim Cox

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Tim Cox is a Chicago-based stand-up comedian, emcee, and producer.

Regional credits include The Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Comedy Bar, iO Theatre, The Second City, and The Annoyance Theatre. In addition to Chicago's main-stays, Tim performs regularly in clubs around the U.S. and has featured in a number of festivals.

Featuring act: Zech
Hosted by: Hailey Zureich

TIX @ THE DOOR | DOORS 8P

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A Valentine Double Feature
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Valentine Double Feature

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PLANET ANT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS...

A VALENTINE DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY | HE SAID YES

February 1 — 16 | Planet Ant Black Box

ACT ONE:

LOVE, LUST, & LUNACY

written, adapted, directed by Darren Shelton
starring Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | feat. Darren Shelton

”An experimental exploration of romantic love through the abstract theatrical compilation of exchanges between lovers over varying stages of a relationship’s lifetime.”

Adapted from:
"The Illuminati in Drama Libre" | by Alice Gerstenberg (1921)
"Enigma" | by Floyd Dell (1922)
"A Pair of Lunatics" | by W.R. Walkes (1895)

LLL promo.jpg

ACT TWO:

HE SAID YES

written by Kelly Rossi | directed by Amanda Ewing
featuring Maya Gangadharan, Jeff Priskorn, Nicole Levey-Hunt, and Phil Leslie


”In this original one-act romantic comedy, two longtime co-workers are discovered having a workplace affair and through company policy, forced to recount the progression of their infidelity in an office investigation.”

HSY promo.jpg

PERFORMANCES:
Fridays + Saturdays | 8p
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 6p
Thursday, Feb. 14 | 8p

$20* | HALF-OFF OPENING NIGHT & SUNDAY!!!

*Cost of admission includes entry to both acts in the double feature, plus late-night comedy (Friday: Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Saturday: Saturday Night Improv) and live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Detroit Passport to the Arts Excursion #2 — "Destination: Planet Ant"

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Friday | February 8 | Ant Hall

Excursion #2 — "Destination: Planet Ant"

Join us for a night of laughs, drinks, music and pierogi at Hamtramck’s Planet Ant! Detroit Passport to the Arts, the Polish Village Café and Planet Ant team up to bring you a complete lineup of sketch, stand-up and improve comedy – complete with a spread from the Polish Village and a late night line up of bands and a hall transformed into a retro sci-fi lounge

If ever you wanted a taste of what Planet Ant has to offer, all rolled into a single evening, then this is what you're looking for.

The ticket price includes 2 hours of comedy, complete spread from the Polish Village Cafe, drink specials ($1 off all drinks), after party DJ and sci-fi retro lounge.

Oh yeah, somehow, this crazy thing took on a science fiction theme - and we approve.

F E A T U R I N G


Sketch:
Alex Raskov, Betsy Soukup, Adam Bacigal, Molly Alampi, Scott Sanford, Ryan Westbrook, Lauren Duprey, Kelly Thiede

Stand-up:
Diego Attanasio, Mike Boone, and Samantha Rager

Improv:
The Planet Ant Farm Team — (Andi Maziarz, Kate Holmes, Jason Petterson, Michael Duprey, Michelle Studerific, Nick Boulahanis, Sarah Wilder, and Will Curry)

Planet Ant Home Team — (Mike McGettigan, Lauren Bickers, Dyan Bailey, Dave Davies)

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Sci-fi lounge: featuring Them! (1954) and Movietone newsreels from the 40's (plus one mystery film)

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens / Ant Hall show starts | 7p

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

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

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Karaoke Night at Ghost Light
Feb
7
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Night at Ghost Light

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Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE 

Every Thursday night at Ghost Light: come through for a tune or two (or three, or four) — hosted by our resident karaoke babe Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Immediately follows Thursday Night Live! | Planet Ant 

bar opens 7p | 21+ | drink responsibly | tip your bartender

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh (& Sing) Forever

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

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Thursday Night Live!
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Thursday Night Live!

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Thursdays | Ant Hall | 8p | $5

Planet Ant presents a NEW comedy variety show...

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE! 

Featuring a new lineup of comedy sketch revues, stand-up, video, and more, every week in the Ant Hall

Rotating performances by Planet Ant's newest resident sketch troupes!
Troupe A: Jonathan HoreskiAndi MaziarzJonathon MillerScott SanfordEllie WarnerSarah Wilder
Troupe B: Nick CrestwoodBrad CarterJessica Femminineo, Eleanor Fuchs, Patty RooneyAlex Suriano


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p (21+) | Ant Hall doors / previews 7:30p | show 8p | Karaoke Night at Ghost Light 10p

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

Thursday Night Live!
5.50

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.

Date:
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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic | Ghost Light

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Wednesdays | Ghost Light | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | sign up starts 8p | games begin 9p

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

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Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night w/ Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

Tuesdays | Ghost Light | FREE

Every Tuesday at Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude!

bar opens 7p | songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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