It's billed as a"a weekend of curated comedy madness" and it's upon us. The Green Gravel Comedy Fest has shows and projects lined up at the Wieting Theatre, Bumblebee's and the Toledo American Legion, from Friday-Sunday, March 28-30.
Jackie Kashian ("Dork Forest") headlines Friday night and Kevin McDonald ("The Kids in the Hall") tops the bill on Saturday evening.
The weekend will feature stand-up comedy, sketch and improv classes, screenings, and podcasts. The festival is the first of its kind in Iowa. The festival is founded by Sioux City native Lee Keeler.
Jackie Kashian and Kevin McDonald (“The Kids in the Hall”)
Green Gravel information:
We have worked very hard to launch this festival and we are so
excited to show Iowa what we have in store for them? said Festival
President Lee Keeler. ?Even though this is our first year, we have
some of the best talent from across the Midwest attending.? The
festival, in its first year, will take place from March 28th through
Find a complete schedule:
Green Gravel Comedy Fest
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March 30th in Toledo, IA. It will feature stand-up comedy, sketch and
improv classes, screenings, and podcasts. The festival is the first of
its kind in Iowa.
Tickets are now available online. Tickets can be purchased online at
Nationally recognized acts Jackie Kashian (?Dork Forest?) and Kevin
McDonald (?The Kids in the Hall?) will be headlining a roster of the
finest local and nationally known comedians and groups.
Other national and regional acts include: Mat Alano-Martin, Junior
Stopka, Mike Lebovitz, and Martin Morrow. Iowa based acts will
include: Underground Comedy (Des Moines), The Bomb Shelter (Des
Moines), The Blacklist (Quad Cities), Paperback Rhino (Ames), Tom
Garland (Cedar Rapids), and all-female improv troupe Janice (Ames).