Tag Archives: Frederick Comedy

The Last Hurrah – Mysteries of the Unknown

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88 – Goodbye Nicky Costanza

This week on The Last Hurrah we delve into some of the world’s greatest mysteries, earth like planets, ecto-plasma-like residue, spectral visitations and more! Plus we bid a fond farewell to a longtime friend of the show, Nicky Costanza!

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Join us at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre on Sunday Sept 4th for a new adventure!

Last week we said goodbye to a good friend, but this week we welcome back the incredible Two-Human Family (but not by blood) Funtime Band! Plus, a special tribute to Gene Wilder. Don’t miss it this Sunday at 7pm.

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This Week on The Last Hurrah: Butt Chugging and Coachella

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75 – Butt Chugging Blaine Young

We’re not going to lie, this week’s episode starts off strong (namely with a discussion of butt chugging) but that’s what happens when you come back from hiatus, right? After that, we play catch-up with some news that Kevin and Thom didn’t get to discuss during their absence, namely, the biggest prostitution scandal to ROCK Frederick county! Robert Martin and Katie Rattigan join the fun!

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Then join us at The Maryland Ensemble Theatre for more fun on Sunday at 7pm!

With the Maryland State Primaries just around the corner (April 26th) we’ll be getting out the vote and courting local politicians. But if they want our vote, they’ll need to stick to something we care about… COACHELLA! This week, the Last Hurrah hosts The Coachella Primaries!

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The Last Hurrah Returns on Sunday!

Back from the Easter hiatus, The Last Hurrah with guest hosts Giovanni Kavota and James McGarvey! Gio and James are bringing the improv and the love to The Last Hurrah in a post-prom episode! Whether you spent the night prior rocking out Retro Prom, or your own prom, or even if you skipped prom be sure to join us at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre from some free comedy.

The fun starts Sunday April 3rd at 7pm!

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The Last Hurrah’s Bad Neighbors

 Podcasts aplenty for Hurrah listeners!

72-Bad Neighbors with Christine McQuaid

Christine McQuaid returns from a long hiatus (2 months) to step up to the hosting plate and she brings her A-game. She also bring Lisa Burl, James McGarvey and Giovanni Kavota. The dish on bad neighbors/roommates they’ve had through the year and James & Gio perform some improv!

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See every chair imaginable at The Last Hurrah - Sundays at 7pm Maryland Ensemble Theatre
See every chair imaginable at The Last Hurrah – Sundays at 7pm Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Skip the Maryland Ensemble Theatre this weekend and join us for the return of Frederick’s Free Comedy Chat Show on APRIL 3rd!

There’s no way in hell we’re going up against Easter. It’s not that we’re not cool enough to skip church, it’s that we know there won’t be hearty crowd that night. Instead, join us in two weeks! Will James McGarvery return to the role of host? Only time will tell!

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This Week on The Last Hurrah: Julia Williams, Birdie Suspenders and the impending return of Christine McQuaid

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71 – Swearing Off Salami, Bad Advice and an Exclusive Interview with Birdie Suspenders 

Julia Williams takes to the stage this week as guest host of The Last Hurrah, fittingly her last hurrah before skipping town forever(?) She discusses all the dumb advice she’s been given before starting the next phase of her life. Julia’s joined by Lia Seltzer, Lydia Hadfield and presidential candidate for the Green Party Birdie Suspenders.

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Then, join us at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre on Sunday March 20th for a brand new adventure!

The guest hosts keep coming, this time your best friend returns, all the way from Rochester, it’s… Christine McQuaid! She’s got a hell of a show lined up and plenty of stories from the north. It’s spring break baby!

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The Last Hurrah’s Month of Guest Hosts Begins Sunday

If your excuse for not attending The Last Hurrah has been a blatant and unrestrained hatred for the host, then you’re in luck! Kevin’s out of commission to work on OedipusROX! at the MET (opening April 8th) so the next four shows will decidedly be hosted by anyone else!

We kick off the run of guest hosts with Julia Williams, she was a special guest on Tinder Live, portrayed the role of Snaggle in A Christmas Play, and is a full fledged Comedy Pig! Her final shows with the Comedy Pigs are March 18 & 19 and she’ll be performing as the Gravedigger in Shakespeare in the Pub presents: HAMLET in Alexandria on March 22. She’ll be talking about advice and “words of wisdom” she’s been getting from folks over the past few months. Don’t miss this show because if you can’t see her other performances you may never see her again as she is set to head to the Windy City in a few weeks. She’ll be joined by an incredible-soon to be announced-panel. Plus, Matt Kline will be performing a hot-15 minutes of stand up comedy.

Join the fun at Frederick’s Free Comedy Chat Show this Sunday, 7pm at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre!

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This week on The Last Hurrah (2/17/16)

Kick off your week right with our newest episode!

Oh wait… YOU CAN’T! A while ago we switched to a new recording system, it went off without a hitch until this week when the program crashed mid-recording. By this point we’ve gotten cocky, stopped using the back up recorder, after this week we will use the back up. More reason to join us live, but pick out any random past issue on iTunes!

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Then, join us at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre on Sunday Feb 21th for a brand new adventure!

As Frederick starts to warm up, we’re taking the show to beach—take that, reverse it. Bring your towels and your swim trunks because we’re having a beach party!

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The Last Hurrah [Finally, Actually] Returns 1/31

This week on The Last Hurrah…

We return from an (unintentional) three week break and we’re bringing the heat! The Last Hurrah’s Comedy Meltdown is set to arrive at The Maryland Ensemble Theatre following snow storm Jonas, so once cabin fever has set in and you’re looking for some comedy to warm your heart, we’ll have everything you need! Not only will we harness the power of the sun gods to melt the snow, but we’ll provide our own emotional meltdowns for you to delight in!

Sure, the above seems like a copy and paste of last week’s post, edited to say “Three weeks” and you’re right, it is. We never intended for this hiatus to happen, a black out, a planned trip to the beach, the snow storm of the century, who could’ve seen two outta three of those coming? So we’re finally back and we’re bringing a back log of fun with Isabel Duarte and Lydia Hadfield plus it’s the last Sunday of the month, so open mic rules apply. If you want to perform, be at the MET five minutes before the show starts and speak to Kevin-we’ll work you in!

The fun starts this Sunday 7pm at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre

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The Last Hurrah Returns 1/24

This week on The Last Hurrah…

We return from an (unintentional) two week break and we’re bringing the heat! The Last Hurrah’s Comedy Meltdown is set to arrive at The Maryland Ensemble Theatre on the tail end of a two day snow storm, so once cabin fever is set in and you’re looking for some comedy to warm your heart, we’ll have everything you need! Not only will we harness the power of the sun gods to melt the snow, but we’ll provide our own emotional meltdowns for you to delight in!

The fun starts this Sunday 7pm at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre

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Frederick Man’s Solo SantaCon Only a Minor Embarrassment

This past weekend, Frederick resident Chris Hollenbreck embarked on his annual one-man SantaCon. The tradition has its roots in New York City, where one day of the holiday season is devoted to dressing up as Santa and consuming dangerous amounts of alcohol.  Hollenbreck, a New York University dropout and current Downtown Frederick resident, brought the festive event to his hometown two winters ago.

“People drink in Frederick, but unless it’s Drinksgiving there’s no real holiday spirit. No holiday spirits, if you catch my drift,” said Hollenbreck. “So I thought, why not toss on a Santa hat, toss back a few brews and make a night of it?”

And make a night of it he did! Hollenbreck started his adventure at Brewer’s Alley, running into a few high school friends. “Becky was there. Oh man, Becky. I’d like to stuff some coal in her stocking,” he said, thinking fondly of his fellow Urbana High School ’08 graduate.

According to Hollenbreck, he never intended for the outing to be a solo SantaCon.

“I’ve tried to get more folks to come along: Becky, Victoria, Hillary, they all had other plans. I even asked Jeff,” he said. Reportedly, Hollenbreck and Jeff hadn’t spoke since a tenth grade argument regarding Star Wars Episode III. “They’re still churning them out, so I guess we know who won that argument.”

Unable to find anyone willing to play Santa’s Little Helper, Hollenbreck made his way down the street to Wags for a few more drinks, and then stumbled over to Guido’s. That’s where a night of attempting to get bars full of people to sing Christmas carols took a turn for the worst.

“I threw up twice, which is pretty good for me, especially on SantCon,” said Hollenbreck. He recalls vomiting in front of the Guido’s restroom, followed by a prompt berating by the barkeep. “No Christmas spirit! That guy was a real Grinch. He forced this dude I was talking with to clean up the mess. He didn’t even work there!”

After being escorted from the premises, Hollenbeck vomited a second time in front of “a few nice firemen,” who called him an Uber and got him home safely. There, Hollenbeck stared long and hard into a lump of coal and wept over what he had become.

Kevin Cole