Music and Comedy Fall in Love on the Transcontinental Tour in Fort Wayne
Jan04

Music and Comedy Fall in Love on the Transcontinental Tour in Fort Wayne

Musician Liss Victory and Comedian Krish Mohan are an interracial, cross-genre, mixed media couple. With their talents combined, they set up “Transcontinental Variety Shows” bringing together music and comedy in cities from coast-to-coast of the United States. On January 8, 2016 they perform at The Brass Rail in Ft Wayne. “We work together using two different forms of art to share new ideas with people and generate conversation,” says Victory. Mohan adds, “Humor is a great way to get the audience comfortable with social issues.” The couple both utilize performance as a vehicle for positive change. Mohan’s standup adds his distinct comedic flair to hot-button topics like race, religion, and immigration, sharing his perspective as an immigrant from India. Meanwhile, Victory writes protest songs driven by acoustic guitar rhythms. The lyrics reflect her white, middle-class upbringing in the States: surrounded by a failing manufacturing industry set against a backdrop of the longest war in U.S. history. They differ in race, ethnicity, religion, and even citizenship. Yet, they’re still very much in love. And they share the same goal: to change the world. Join them on the journey for just $6 at...

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Let’s Comedy Presents Pure Joy for Everyone Tour: Featuring Krish Mohan and Stewart Huff
Jul15

Let’s Comedy Presents Pure Joy for Everyone Tour: Featuring Krish Mohan and Stewart Huff

  The Pure Joy for Everyone Tour featuring Krish Mohan and Stewart Huff will be making a stop in Fort Wayne for one night only this Friday, July 17th. This unique night of stand up comedy is brought to you by Let’s Comedy and will begin at 9 pm in the Tiger Room at CS3. Tickets are only $10 and are available in advance here or at the door.   Mohan and Huff began the Pure Joy for Everyone tour in Chicago on Monday and will perform 14 shows over the next 14 days.   The two comics met when Mohan opened for Huff at West Virginia University.   “I was familiar with who he was and was pretty excited to do the show with him,”  Mohan explained. “Stewart’s hour was fantastic and we chatted about comedy after the show. Past that, we kept in touch and chatted more and I opened for him [again] at the Joke Joint in St. Paul, and then we started planning the current tour.”   Mohan, who has been doing comedy for 10 years, got his start at a high school talent show when he was 16. After that, he performed at shows where comedy didn’t quite fit in like fashion shows, opening for bands, and outdoor festivals.   “Doing these sorts of shows helped me work on material and write better to get an unwilling crowd into the show,” Mohan said.   Huff echoed this statement, saying that some of his favorite places to perform are where people don’t like what he’s saying.   “Performing in ‘open-minded’ clubs is fun but performing where people hate me actually makes me a better comic,” Huff explained.   Huff, who has been doing stand up for the past 20 years, recently released his 3rd comedy CD, titled ‘Stewart Huff, Probably.’ He is currently working on his next hour.   “I’m very pleased with the new material thus far,” he said. “I really enjoy trying to figure out exactly what I want to say and how I want to say it. It’s the most rewarding part of this art form.”   Huff wanted to be a writer starting in high school, but never told anyone, let alone show them the stories he had been secretly crafting. It wasn’t until after he dropped out of college that he decided to try his hand at comedy at an open mic night.   “It was terrifying AND nobody laughed. I got zero laughs. But I loved it,” Huff said. “My body revolted from the experience in every way possible but my brain wanted to do it again. So I decided I would be a comedian...

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