A. Tom Collins signs to Greater Than Collective, leads new cabaret night at Lannie’s (news)By John Wenzel | January 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
The marriage of music and comedy is often an uneasy one, as countless bands and stand-ups have found over the years. But when itâ€™s done right (see David Cross and his early 2000s Sub Pop tour, Bonnarooâ€™s comedy tent, South by Southwest, etc.) it provides a unique space in which the two art forms complement each other.
Thatâ€™s the idea, anyway, behind the Denver-based Greater Than Collectiveâ€™s new cabaret night, â€śThe Greater Than Social Club,â€ť which will premiere at Lannieâ€™s Clocktower Cabaret on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Presented by Illegal Peteâ€™s â€“- the Denver-based backers of the Greater Than Collective — the show doubles as a coming-out party for Greater Thanâ€™s latest signed band, A. Tom Collins, and features comedy from rising stand-up and Denver favorite Sean Patton (Comedy Central, â€śLate Night With Jimmy Fallon,â€ť etc.).
The event will be hosted by Andrew Orvedahl, a local stand-up who created the monthly Narrators show and acts as one-third of the Grawlix comedy troupe (with Ben Roy, another Greater Than artist, and Adam Cayton-Holland).
As noted, the $10 shows are shooting for a â€ścabaret-styleâ€ť feel, which should fit the subterranean vibe at Lannieâ€™s well, and promise a â€śmostly-localâ€ť lineup from month to month. Tickets are available now at lannie.com.
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