Shawn Wickens (co-founder of NYC’s Bad Theater Fest) presents his original comedy show Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo. Random bingo numbers determine each joke or story. Some are great. Some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some prizes are great. Some are not.
Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo is an interactive, comedy variety show driven by random chance. Numbers drawn out of a bingo cage live on stage determine which joke, story, audience interaction or "stupid human trick" Shawn Wickens performs. Every night of Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo is guaranteed to be a unique show. "Sometimes I write new material that afternoon that I might get to try out that evening," Wickens explains. "I don't even know if the show will be rated PG, PG-13 or rated R. I find out when I'm in the middle of the show. It's a fun gimmick that delivers the element of surprise to Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo."
The "fun gimmick" as Wickens puts it has become a recipe for success. The show has been named a CRITICS' PICK by Time Out NY, Pittsburgh City Paper, Athens News and by the Rochester City News during its sold-out, three night run at the Rochester Fringe Festival. Wickens has also taken this unique show to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford, New Orleans and Cleveland.
This show is 18+. Please note, there is a 2 item minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).
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