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Tuesdays with
Mak & Winks

Next Performance

Tuesday, March 28th

Show Times
Most Tuesdays @ 8pm

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak and Winks!

Tuesday, March 28th


The Roast of the Disney Villains

Once upon a time, these villains spread fear across the kingdoms, but now they are the ones in danger… of being roasted! Whiskey Bear Comedy brings you The Roast of the Disney Villains, where comedians play some of your favorite fairy tale foes to roast each other in an all out brawl to see who is the evilest of them all.

Please note this show is intended for an adult audience due to risque language and content.

Peter Brieck as Gaston
Dave Burkey as Hades
Brooke Cartus as Ursula
Jimmy Mak as The Hunter from Bambi
Jackie Shreves as Cruella de Vil
Tyler Stewart as Scar
Erik Tait as Sid from Toy Story
Nickey Winkelman as Maleficent
Dustin Meadows as Captain Hook and Roastmaster

Tuesday, April 4th

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks - April 4th

Reformed Whores

If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby, you’d get the delightfully twangy & hilariously filthy musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC based, Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson have been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, and many other three-letter networks. The girls have spread their gospel near and far, touring the USA opening for big names like “Weird Al” Yankovich, Les Claypool, Dweezil Zappa, and Reverend Horton Heat. Their sophomore album “Don’t Beat Around the Bush” debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart and their YouTube channel just hit over a million views! For more information, visit

Opening acts: Comedians Travis Irvine & Dustin Meadows

Tuesday, April 11th

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks - April 11th

Tall Boys of Comedy Tour

Tall Boys of Comedy Tour brings you West Virginia’s best standup comedians: Jacob Hall, Lee Hale, and Andy Frampton.

Jacob Hall has been entertaining audiences from all across the Appalachia region. In March of 2015, Hall was selected as the winner of the “Stand-Up Show Down” at the West Virginia Comedy Festival in Bridgeport. In May of 2016, Hall took home the golden shovel and was named the Biggest Liar at the West Virginia at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston.

Lee Hale is a stand-up comedian with a diverse background in performing. To put it simply, Lee has energy. A ton of it. He’s not on cocaine. That’s been asked many times through the years, but he’s is most likely on a sugar high from sweet tea that boosts his energy to levels so that he can be very animated. His subject matter relates to relationships, being on the right and wrong side of them, and those years he spent as a traveling condom salesman. Wait, he never did that, but he does have some stories for you, regardless.

Andy Frampton is hard to love and harder to hate. Born and raised in WV, he’s spent the last few years traveling as much as possible and cracking jokes every step of the way. Andy’s humor touches on everything from how he doesn’t understand most of pop culture, to life stories like the time he broke his elbow while drunkenly pretending he was Macho Man Randy Savage. Sometimes clever, sometimes abrasive, but he’s always entertaining.

Tuesday, April 18th

No Tuesdays with Mak & Winks show on April 18 – Backstage Bistro will be closed for Spring break.

Tuesday, April 25th

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks - April 11th

Thanks Obama 3: Blacker Nerdy Hyper Turbo (A Comedy Show)

We’re black at it again. And we’re bringing more friends to explore the black nerdery that is Brandon Anderson and Joseph Moorer. And what will happen during the 3 chapters of “Trapped in New Albany”? If R. Kelly and Jordan Peele directed a music video. Special guests announced soon. Until then, buy our mixtape.

Tuesday, May 2nd

Tuesdays with Mak n Winks - May 2nd

Shadowbox Stories: Tales From Behind the Curtain

Come hear some of your favorite Shadowbox folks (and Jimmy) tell their favorite backstage stories. From onstage flubs to the fire that destroyed our theater to the worst corporate gig ever – it’s about to get real up in here. We’ll even end it with a Q & A so we can try to answer any behind-the-scenes questions you may have!

Featuring: Brandon Anderson, Amy Lay, Jimmy Mak, Katy Psenicka, and David Whitehouse

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