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Green Gravel announces Tony Clifton, Helltrap Nightmare


Green Gravel Comedy Festival

Various Venues — May 12-13, 2017

Green Gravel Comedy Festival announced today that passes for its fourth annual festival will go on sale today, April 3, beginning this afternoon. In conjunction, the festival, which runs May 12-13, also revealed its two main headliners.

Tony Clifton plays The Mill on Friday, May 12. — image courtesy Green Gravel

First up, on Friday, May 12, long-time provocateur Tony Clifton storms the stage at The Mill with his band for a musical treat. The wild character, discovered (so his website states) by the late legend Andy Kaufman in 1969, has been raising a ruckus ever since. Clifton has appeared on Taxi (in 1978), opened (disastrously) for Rodney Dangerfield, and been interviewed (in 2013) on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

Tickets for the show are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. As part of the festival’s overall shift to a non-profit model, 100% of show proceeds will benefit the ACLU Action Fund and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.

The Chicago-based horror comedy show Helltrap Nightmare, hosted by Sarah “Squirm” Sherman, will take the Mill stage on Saturday, May 13, with proceeds going specifically to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. Helltrap Nightmare is a gross-out spectacular, designed as a showcase for alt stand-up comics and experimental musicians to try out their most outrageous acts, and to be their most disturbed, and disturbing, selves.

The Green Gravel incarnation will feature Des Moines comic Dante Powell, along with other comedians from across the country. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


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