Iowa City – Megan Gogerty & Friends, a one-night-only stand-up comedy event at Riverside Theatre will feature local actor and comedian Megan Gogerty and Irish comic Colin Ryan on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30PM. The evening will have a laid back club-feel with an opportunity to grab drinks between sets. Tickets are $25 youth, $15 youth. Details at riversidetheatre.org or 319-338-7672.
Megan Gogerty performs comedy around Iowa City and was a featured comedian at The GoGo Show in Chicago, earned her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and currently teaches dramatic literature at the University of Iowa. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed her solo show Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant in the Top Ten Best Plays of 2009 and her original play Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth, which premiered at Riverside Theatre in 2011, was named Best Play in Atlanta 2011 by Creative Loafing. Her entertaining musical tribute albums include those to the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.
Colin Ryan moved to Iowa from Dublin, Ireland in 2010. He has been performing stand-up comedy in both Ireland and the US for the last 7 years. After winning the Statewide 2011 Comedy Showdown Competition in Des Moines, Colin has opened for some of the nation’s top acts including Mike McRae, Lee Camp and Josh Blue. Colin blends his unique take on Iowa culture with a keen eye for political and social commentary. Cornfed Comedy said of Mr. Ryan, “If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Colin, shame on you. Full of wit and that Irish charm, Colin’s tell-it-like-it-is about life and fatherhood make him a clean, fun comic that is all about having a good time.”
Riverside’s own Ron Clark breaks onto local comedy scene, spicing the night’s entertainment.