Hi, it's me Dan Potacke! My show is having a beer special! It's a show all about beer. It's because Madison is gearing up to host the annual Great Taste of the Midwest where over 100 brewpubs come to Madison to give beer to people! It's also because two people who write about beer agreed to be guests on the same show! THERE WILL BE A COMPLIMENTARY BEER TASTING FOR COMING TO THE SHOW! YUM!
You know how there are a lot of breweries and brewpubs in Wisconsin, ever wanted to go to them all? And then writ...e a book about it? TOO LATE. Kevin Revolinski already wrote said book, "The Wisconsin Beer Guide." He's recently come out with a new edition exploring all the new breweries that have opened since the book first came out.
Next, we've got Jeff Glazer of Madison Beer Review (madisonbeerreview.com), a blog where he and friends review a variety of beers. If you want to develop a taste for good Wisco beer, MBR is an amazing place to start! As part of his interview, Jeff Glazer will lead the audience in a free beer tasting. And the beer chosen will be something good. FREE BEER for coming to Potacke!
We've also got comedian Matt Lind. I've seen him drink wine at several bars so he doesn't fit in with the theme. But he's funny!
Hi, Dan Potacke here! After over a month off, I make my triumphant return to the Frequency on July 19th! Oh, you didn't notice I was gone? Well, anywho, I'm back.
Having time off to recharge creative batteries means more time to dedicate to writing quality jokes and guffaws. We even have a chance to rehearse two of the bits! I think this will be one of the finest shows we've ever put on.
And our guests will be awesome, too. For you see, most talk shows are content to give you a maximum of one Matt as a guest. But that's not good enough for The Dan Potacke Show, we are bringing you two Matts, that's over double the Matt value! We'll have jokes by comedian Matt Sloan, best known for making funny videos and great improv, he rocked the Potacke stage with his stand-up back in November and now he's got all new material to share with us! And I'll sit down for an interview with Caustic's Matt Fanale as he talks about his scary music and trying to build up music scenes!
As always, it starts at 6:30 at the Frequency and there is NO COVER!!!! You get in for zero dollars, though I will hit you up for donations, but you'll probably ignore me on that... most people do. Sigh.
Hiya, it's Dan P here! The P stands for Potacke! After this Monday, The Dan Potacke Show will be off until July 19th... so if you want some of me, this is the week to come out!
Joining me this time will be performance artist Nicole Gruter. Sadly, she's moving away from Madison soon, this will be a chance for Dan to sit down and talk with her about her experiences in Madison and across the country. She's also having an impressive art Sale-A-Thon at the Project Lodge on June 18th-19th, we'll probably talk about that too.
Plus, we'll have Louie and Jimmy from the Bastard Den radio program. I assume it's a support group for people whose parents were not married when they were born. Plus, I'm going to be a guest on their show this Sunday on the 13th.
I'll also have a comedian, one of em. Anybody want to tell jokes before the show? Preferably jokes involving observations of daily life and how it's weird in some way.
Saturday is the new Monday as I put on a special Dan Potacke Show as part of the Frequency's 2nd birthday party!
I'm opening the night around 7 pm but then you should stay for the rest of the night as you can see performances from great acts like: Pistol Pete, Orphan Bloom, Sexy Ester & the Pretty Mama Sisters, and Sunspot.
Cover is only $5 for the whole show and from 7-8 pm... you can get FREE tap Summit Hefe Weizen. That's right, during my show the whole audience will be drinking free beer, this will be a disaster... hopefully a fun one.
Hello everybody, it's me, Dan Potacke! In the coming week, I'm involved in no less than three shows! You should check some or all of them out.
Saturday, May 22nd - 8 PM - Majestic Theatre. Paul F Tompkins w/ Alan Talaga and Sean Moore.
Tired of booking shows around the country, acclaimed comedian Paul F Tompkins has decided to let his fans book his shows instead. After 300 fans joined a Facebook group asking Paul to come to Toronto, Tompkins booked a show there and called it one of his all-time favorite experiences. Now Paul has challenged other cities to get 300 fans together to demand a show. Madison is a city with a great comedy tradition as well as a place that loves a challenge, so Wisconsinites quickly joined formed their Tompkins Facebook group, hit the magic 300 number, and now Paul F Tompkins is coming to the Majestic!
Local comics Alan Talaga and Sean Moore will each perform short sets before Tompkins tears down the house at Majestic.
Tickets are $18 in advance $20 day of show. Tickets can be purchased online at majesticmadison.com, the Majestic box-office, or at the Majestic ticketing locations: Willy Street Co-Op and Context clothing.This show is ALL AGES.
Tickets are going quick. Buy yours now to make sure you can get in! https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&cobrand=majesticmadison&performance_id=1222260
Below, a transcendant bit by Mr. Tompkins, courtesy of YouTube.
Monday, May 24th - 6:30 PM - The Frequency - The Dan Potacke Show with journalist Kristin Czubkowski and comedian Stefan Davis.
Now, my occasional associate Alan Talaga is sponsoring and putting on Paul F Tompkins show here in Madison on May 22nd. Now he's not the brightest bulb in the world, but the dumbest thing he could try to do would be to go straight from that Tompkins show to writing and producing a Potacke show less than 48 hours later. It's a good thing we are two entirely different people.
While Alan is putting on that other show, I'll be getting ready to interview journalist Kristin Czubkowski from The Capitol Times. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by new media, the ongoing Edgewater debate that won't die, and her work on a food blog.
Comedian Stefan Davis is also sure to please, he hosts a monthly stand-up show at the Argus that is quickly becoming one of the hottest comedy shows in town.
As always with my Monday Potacke Shows, there is NO COVER but you must be 21+ to attend!
Thursday, May 27th - 7:30 pm - The Project Lodge - Mary Mack's Delayed Comedy CD Release Show w/ Dan Potacke and Tim Harmston.
Folk humorist Mary Mack spends half her time convincing her Minnesotan mother it’s okay for her daughter to be a comedian and the other half touring the country in her sweet, 400 dollar Dodge Neon--affectionately referred to as “Street Heat.”
Mack started her career in Nashville, and now splits her time between Los Angeles and Minneapolis, where she recorded her live album "Either You Wake Up or you Don't" at her home club Acme Comedy Company.
Opening for Mary Mack will be Dan Potacke who will give a 15-minute multimedia presentation of hilarity. If you work Monday nights this is the perfect chance to see what you've been missing from The Dan Potacke Show.
The show starts at 7:30pm, $10/$8 w/ Student ID.
Here's a short set from the hilarious Ms. Mack.