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Comic's Weekly Roundup: Dungeon and Jackie Kashian come to the Highland Ballroom

Mon., Nov. 20
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?Get your fill of laughs and booze at the latest of Comedy Night at Second Self Beer co. Travis Jones hosts this monthly showcase the last Monday of every month. For $15, you get to see some hilarious local comics, a souvenir glass, and six beers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show at 7 p.m.
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? Tue., Dec. 1
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?Tuesday marks the return of Atlanta’s most unique show: Dungeon. Dungeon is a comedy roleplaying game that pits comics in one-on-one role-playing adventures against a gamemaster (host Remi Treuer), with traditional stand-up in between games. Treuer has taken Dungeon on the road to Athens, Chattanooga, and to the Crom Comedy Festival in Omaha and now he’s moving the show to its new home at the Highland Inn Ballroom. It’s an incredibly fun show for comedy and standard nerds alike. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show is at 8:30 p.m. $10.
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? Wed., Dec. 2
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======This is not a fantasy, this is real life. We’re celebrating the music of Queen at Song Missing Presents: BOHEMIATLANTAN RHAPSODY. Comics, musicians, writers and more will convene at the Village Theatre on Wednesday night to perform original sets inspired by songs by Freddie Mercury and crew. Chris Ledford hosts this show that always feels like wonderful party with Noel Stephen leading the house band. Gunpowder, gelatin, dynamite with a laser beam — this show is guaranteed to blow your mind. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show goes on at 9 p.m. $10.
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? Thur., Dec. 3
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======Late on Thursday night is another edition of the super popular sketch showcase, Ladie’s Night. Held at the Village Theatre the first Thursday of every month, hosts Joel Ruiz, Brian Emond and Zach Lamplugh debut new sketches from themselves and other Atlanta filmmakers. In between sketches local comedians Ismael Loutfi, Damon Sumner, Samm Severin, and Dan Weeks will perform stand-up. Doors open at 10:30 and seats fill fast. Last month hit capacity, so get there early. Free.
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? Fri., Dec. 4
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?On Friday night, Samm Severin and Jen Lenny bring us part three of their killer variety show. The girls will try to save Christmas or whatever from the evil powers that be lurking in the shadows of that crazy North Pole at Sam and Jenn Totally F*** the S*** Out of Christmas at The Music Room. The show will also feature stand-up from such locals as Dulce Sloan, Brian Emond as well hilarious New York comedian John Reynolds. Show’s at 8 p.m. $5, plus lots of PBR swag.
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? The weekend
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?Over the weekend, you can catch Myq Kaplan headline the Laughing Skull. Kaplan has performed on “Conan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers, “Last Comic Standing,” and more. He was recently featured on the last season of “America’s Got Talent.” He headlines six shows, Thursday through Sunday.
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?>> The big ticket item of the week is going down on Saturday when the Highland Inn Ballroom welcomes Jackie Kashian. Kashian is a fantastic nationally touring comedian who’s performed on “Conan,” “@Midnight,” and NPR’s “This American Life.” She released her latest special, This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux, via Stand Up! Records in 2014. She’ll be headlining a stand-up show at 9 p.m., but before that, Kashian will record a live episode of her popular podcast, Dork Forrest. Kashian has produced over 300 episodes of her podcast that discusses her and her guests favorite dorky obsessions such as comic books, birdwatching, video games, etc. Each show costs $10, or you can see both for $15. It’s the event of the week, so don’t miss out on this great deal.
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? ALSO THIS WEEK
? Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar (Nov. 30, at 9:30 p.m.)
? Safe Place at Orpheus Brewing (Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.)
? Josh Fadem & Johnny Pemberton at The Earl (Dec. 2, at 8:30 p.m.)
? Holy Sh!t: Christmas Edition at 529 Bar (Dec. 2, at 9 p.m.)
? Steve-O at The Improv (Dec. 3-5)
? Lynne Koplitz at The Punchline (Dec. 3-6)
? Esau McGraw at Uptown Comedy Corner (Dec. 3-6)
? The Stubble on Stubble Show at The Hangar (Dec. 5, at 9 p.m.)
? 1AM Secret Show at Smith’s Olde Bar (Dec. 5, at 1 a.m.)
? Jackie Kashian at Marietta’s Theatre In the Square (Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.)



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