Manitowoc translates to, "dwelling of the great spirit"
It’s the great spirit of laughter that The Great Spirit Comedy Festival brings to Manitowoc on April 20 and 21, 2018. The Great Spirit Comedy Festival isn’t only about laughs - there’s a social good element to it as well. Proceeds from the festival will be shared with local charities who are helping to make Manitowoc a special place to live. This year’s charities are AdaptFIT at the Y, The Rahr-West Art Museum Education Fund and Roncalli High School’s music department.
810 CHICAGO STREET, MANITOWOC WISCONSIN
FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018 SATURDAY ARPIL 21, 2018
7PM AND 9PM
BEER, WINE, SODA and WATER will be available for purchase
2018 LINE UP
Saturday Night April 21, 2018
Beth Hoyt & Chris Marrs
Beth Hoyt & Chris Marrs
Friday Night April 20, 2018
Beth Hoyt grew up in Manitowoc doing plays in Roncalli’s cafeteria, and now she lives in Los Angeles, where she performs stand-up in the back of bars and weird restaurants. She has been on Inside Amy Schumer, High Maintenance, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She was a New Face Character in Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, a wrote and starred in a series for Elizabeth Banks’ comedy site WhoHaHa, and her YouTube channel "BethInShow" has over 3 million views.
You can check-out Beth In Show here where she answers the age-old question, Can a Wisconsin accent be sexy?
Originally from Denver, Andrew is an accomplished actor, writer and producer. He currently stars as Coach Fairbell on TruTV's raunchy high school comedy Those Who Can't, which he co-created with his famed comedy group The Grawlix. He has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly and been seen on multiple episodes of the Comedy Central hit game show @midnight.
Check out a sneak peak into just how funny Andrew is here.
Stand-up pro and Wisconsin native Johnny Beehner now lives and works "in the biz" in LA. He frequently tours the United States show his comedic prowess with audiences far and wide. His talents have also taken him to Late Show with David Letterman.
See Johnny make David Letterman laugh out loud with his stand-up here.
Actor/writer Chris Marrs began his comedy career on Chicago’s improv comedy stages. As a writer, Chris has most recently worked on Netflix’s Arrested Development and truTV’s irreverent comedy Those Who Can’t. He has created, written and starred-in hit web comedies LA I.C.E. for Fremantle NorthAmerica and The Book Club from Executive Producer Justin Lin. As an actor, credits include The Odd Couple, Happy Endings, Hot in Cleveland, Bones and NCIS among many others. He recently recurred for 12 episodes on the hit TNT drama The Last Ship until his character took an RPG to the head, blasting him into thousands of tiny pieces across a vast post-apocalyptic seascape. He is in dozens of your favorite commercials because, frankly, his face just straight-up moves product.
Check out Chris in LA I.C.E. here.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PARTNERS
RAHR-WEST ART MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAM
At the Rahr-West Art Museum we have a passion for the important role visual arts play in education. We see a valuable link between this museum, families in our community, and schools.
adaptFIT @ the Y
A program in development at the Y, adaptFIT will support children and young adults with special needs. Modeled after the success of Aquability, this program will be designed to enhance the health in spirit, mind, and body for ALL! Fun, inclusive program that will be designed to build self-esteem, wellness, and social skills.
Roncalli High School Music Department