Isaac Kozell + Hipsterpotamus

Published On August 16, 2013 | By Kymbo Slice | The Arts

Isaac Kozell PittsburghIf you aren’t yet familiar with the humor of writer and comedian Isaac Kozell, here’s a little sampler platter.

“If you’re going to get a neck tattoo, get one that says, ‘Team player with great communication skills.'”
“In the beginning, babies had beards. But then Original Sin happened and God was all like, ‘You will no longer experience the joy of shaving babies.'”
“Think you have an original thought? Type it into Google. Congratulations, you’re not special!”

As a contributor to NakYouOut and the Pittsburgh City Paper, Kozell has worked to shine a spotlight on the burgeoning Pittsburgh comedy scene. As a stand up comedian, he has been carving out his own niche with a style that combines humorous storytelling with dark, off-the-wall punchlines.

Tonight, Friday, August 16th, Kozell will be taking the stage at the Arcade Comedy Theater for two final headlining shows before he departs Pittsburgh…forever. Kozell is leaving the ‘Burgh for LA. No, not that LA. Louisiana. You know, the land of alligators, Mardi Gras, jazz, and most importantly, no winter.

“I’m excited to live in the dirty south. It’s something my wife and I have wanted to do for a long time. The south is great! Especially the way people stare at you as if you just got a nosebleed but haven’t noticed it yet. Seriously though, it’s pretty awesome down there. But the move is bittersweet since the Pittsburgh comedy scene is on the come up. I’ve been performing here for about a year and a half and with each passing month, the comedy community keeps getting better and better.”

Tonight’s performances are set to be a wild time, due in part to the show’s special guests, improv duo Hipsterpotamus. Fresh off of the Detroit Improv Festival, Hipsterpotamus (Cassie Brehmer and Connor McCanlus) offer an ironic, PBR-soaked spin on modern social labels. Their show begins with them playing “the kind of hipsters that listen to experimental German pop and quote Gertrude Stein like she was their bunk-mate at Earth Goddess Summer Camp for Girls and Girly Boys.” You know, the worst. But as the act progresses, Brehmer and McCanlus expand their characters with the help of audience suggestions and bitchin’ techno music. By the end, you’ve fallen in love.

If that isn’t enough to entice you to attend, know this: The Arcade Comedy Theater is BYOB. See you there, lushes.

Isaac Kozell with special guests Hipsterpotamus
Friday August 16th
8p & 10p
Adults $10/Students $5
Arcade Comedy Theater

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