Bill Maher is coming to The Embassy!
Sep11

Bill Maher is coming to The Embassy!

Bill Maher is an American comedian, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. He is most well-known for his shows Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and Real Time with Bill Maher as well as his documentary Religulous that has found great popularity on streaming networks like Netflix. All of this combined has led to Maher having quite the following across not only America but the world. Maher is known for his honest approach to not only recent headlines but the current state of the world, religion included. For those that don’t align with the conservative approach, many have found a kinship with him and his viewpoints. With nearly 3 million followers on Facebook alone, when Maher talks, many people listen. Bill Maher will be coming to The Embassy Theatre on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. This is a comedy show with a liberal approach. For those of you that are living near the Fort Wayne area and love his “no holds barred” approach to life in general, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Make sure to follow Living Fort Wayne’s Facebook page and Twitter @LivingFortWayne to see how you can participate in a free giveaway for tickets to his show. We hope to see you...

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Jirk Comedy: We’re Laughing With You
Mar12

Jirk Comedy: We’re Laughing With You

The thing about comedians is that they have a genuine smile, a genuine laugh, and it’s contagious. It’s what draws us in. Here in Fort Wayne, with the help of the four men behind Jirk Comedy, it seems to be catching on. Last year, Living Fort Wayne’s Lynn Altevogt introduced us to Dirk Walker, Ryan Ehle, Jared Busch and Ian Anderson as they embarked on their dream of recreating the comedy scene in Fort Wayne. What began as an outlet for local amateur comedians to do stand-up in a venue other than our long standing Snickerz Comedy Club (which can be a tough place to land a gig), has turned into something much bigger. Although the four seem slightly surprised at their success, the evidence of their hard work makes it not surprising at all. Thanks to the business savvy of Dirk and Ryan, Jirk Comedy is not only bringing rising stars and national acts to our city, but they have made a name for The Fort in the process. Comedians and agents know we’re here now, they know we’re on the map – and they are eager to pay us a visit. I met with Dirk and Ryan and we talked about how business has changed for Jirk and the funny guys that created it all. “We have a good eye for comedy,” they humbly explained. And clearly, they have a good eye for their city as well. “It’s easy to sell Fort Wayne because of our location. We’re in a perfect location between the other bigger cities – like Dayton, Toledo and Chicago – to tag on to another show.” It’s all about smart scheduling. …So, they’re funny and smart. Local venues have been very open to working with Jirk, and as more locations learn about it, their list continues to grow. The local band scene is solid in our city, and it seems that the venues who support local music and the arts are excited to incorporate comedy into their entertainment offerings as well. Jirk makes a habit of appearing at places like CS3, O’Sullivan’s, Pint & Slice, the Cinema Center and even the Embassy. In fact, 2015 kicks off the Embassy Comedy Series, which currently consists of three shows taking place in the Indiana Hotel Lobby. Their first show happens this Wednesday, March 18th featuring DJ Dangler and Mike Bobbitt. Keep an eye on Living Fort Wayne for updates and even a chance to win tickets! Then, mark your calendars. Thursday, May 7th Jirk Comedy presents “Last Comic Standing’s” Doug Benson at IPFW’s International Ballroom. Buy tickets online now and we’ll keep you up to date on ticket giveaways and more....

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