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Live from Uptown, It's Saturday Night Sketch Comedy: Unstoppable Failure, Neighborhood Watch and Robot Johnson

Sep 29 , 2018 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts, The Comedy Zone, Queen City Comedy

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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Live from Uptown, It's Saturday Night Sketch Comedy: Unstoppable Failure, Neighborhood Watch and Robot Johnson

Sep 29 , 2018 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts, The Comedy Zone, Queen City Comedy

Part of The Queen City Comedy Experience.


Love sketch comedy?  This is the show for you, with Neighborhood Watch from Chicago, the genius of Greensboro’s Unstoppable Failure, and hometown heroes Robot Johnson!

Neighborhood Watch

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is a Chicago-based sketch team featuring Ryan Burkett, Maggie Dempsey, and Rebekah Trombley.  Neighborhood Watch specializes in genre-bending scenes, where the surreal meets the mundane. They’ll be performing selections from the shows Dirtbag, Crushed, and Cannonball, written by Ryan Burkett.

Unstoppable Failure

Comprised of The Brothers Schraeder (A.J. and Al-don), Unstoppable Failure is a 2 man sketch comedy show that takes a healthy dose of absurdity and slams it against sharp satirical writing. They have been official selections at SF Sketchfest, NYC Sketch Festival, Philly Sketchfest, The New South Comedy Festival, Chicago Sketchfest, and The North Carolina Comedy Festival. 

Robot Johnson

Robot Johnson is made up of an eclectic mix of actors, writers, stand ups, improv and sketch comedy veterans. That mix allows us to create original content shows that will have a little something for everyone and a lot of something for sketch fans.‚Äč

The group formed in late 2008. Since then, they've written and produced well over a hundred original-content sketch comedy shows. Robot Johnson has over the years won a number of accolades, boons, pittances and windfalls such as a Metrolina Theatre Award in 2009, Charlotte Magazine's Best Sketch Comedy Group in 2010 & 2013, Funniest Twitter account in 2013, Funniest Instagram in 2014. In addition to delighting comedy fans in Charlotte, Robot Johnson performs in comedy festivals across the Southeast including the Charleston Comedy Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, The New South Comedy Festival, and Asheville's SketchFest.


The funniest acts from around the corner and across the country are coming together for one hilarious weekend. The Queen City Comedy Experience is more than just a festival -- it's three days chock-full of audience participation, sidesplitting stand-up, wacky improv and much, much more. If you're expecting the jokes your dad cracks on every family trip, buckle up. This is going to be one wild ride.

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Parental Guide

Shows are RATED R for content and language

Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.