LIGHTHOUSE TO HOST LIVE COMEDY NIGHT
COMEDY IN CRAWFORDSVILLE BRINGS 1st SHOW TO WINCHESTER
Two Bob & Tom veterans co-headline event
Get ready, Randolph County!
Live comedy is invading your area!
For nearly three years, an independent comedy series that started with a Crawfordsville-native open mic comedian wanting to put on a show for his hometown, has spread out to include three states and expand well beyond Montgomery County. On Saturday, August 1 at 8 PM, the Lighthouse Restaurant and Brewery will host its first Comedy in Crawfordsville brand stand-up event, ‘The Randolph County Invasion’, hosted by series creator Neil Snyder and co-headlined by Mat Alano-Martin and Matt Holt, two full-time comedians who tour nationally. The show will also include a guest performance from Hagerstown resident Jacob Payne.
Matt Holt is someone to watch. Few comedians display the quick wit, razor sharp timing and biting delivery that he brings to the stage time and time again. When a comic lives in the moment, no two shows are alike, and nobody takes audiences on a thrill ride like Matt Holt. With his relaxed style, he seamlessly transitions from scripted material to casual, off-the-cuff conversation with the audience, leaving them laughing, applauding, and gasping for air.
Any comic can make up jokes, but Matt prefers to derive playful material from his personal experiences. Being the youngest of eight kids, and a twice-divorced single father, Matt has no shortage of comedic inspiration in his life. Matt never misses a chance to laugh at himself, which allows him to break down that barrier between the performer and the audience. It’s this knack of his that lets the audience know who he really is. When he first steps on stage he’s “the comedian.” By the end of the show, he’s “Matt.” It’s like sitting down with an old friend and having the time of your life.
Having just released his debut album, ‘I’m in Show Business!’ Matt is busier than ever touring the country and loving every minute of it. When he’s not performing at clubs, colleges, and casinos, he can be heard on SIRIUS/XM Satellite radio or co-hosting the wildly popular podcast, The Interweb Podshow. He has also been a guest on The Bob & Tom Show. If you want to see a show unlike any you’ve ever seen, watch Matt Holt. If you want to see another one, watch him again.
Mat Alano-Martin comes to comedy from the world of rock and roll, where he spent 10 years touring North America as a member of several unknown bands and as a tour manager for much more successful, well known bands. With a comedic style that bridges the alternative sensibilities of his indie-rock background with the more mainstream views of his rural and blue collar youth, Alano-Martin has appeared at comedy clubs, theaters, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, casinos, colleges, living rooms and everywhere in between.
Alano-Martin has appeared on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show, Laughs on Fox TV and at several festivals including The World Series of Comedy, The Indy Fringe Festival, and Limestone Comedy Festival. He recently released his first album, ‘Profiled as Such’.
Neil Snyder began booking shows late summer 2012 and now the series number of events is in the triple digits. CIC does shows mainly in West Central Indiana, but has also expanded to other areas of the state, as well as to Ohio and Illinois. In addition to his work as show producer, Neil also is a house comic at Joker’s Comedy Club in Indianapolis. He has frequently been heard on the iradio station Red Rooster Radio with ‘Neil Snyder’s Comedy Cottage’ and was a finalist in the 2013 Funniest Person in Louisville competition. He has appeared on comedy stages as diverse as Live Bait Comedy and The Hip Hop Comedy Spot.
Jacob Payne made news headlines when battling cancer as a high school student when he was able to meet Adam Sandler as part of his Make-A-Wish Foundation opportunity. That meeting led to another one – this time on the set of the Happy Madison film ‘Grown Ups 2’, where Payne was able to appear onscreen in an extra role. He made his stand-up debut after turning back his disease on the 1-Year Anniversary Show with Comedy in Crawfordsville. This will be his third appearance in the series.
Admission to the show is $15 in advance for stage seating, 21 & up and includes a light buffet with a 2-drink minimum. There will be an opportunity for a younger audience to hear the show in the next room for a reduced price. Tickets are currently on sale at The Lighthouse or by calling 765-584-5555. The show will last until approximately 10 PM and will contain graphic language including profanity and adult situations.
Don’t miss your chance to see live comedy in Randolph County!