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Beta Test presents: Marvel Vs. DC Comics Comedy Roast: Charity Show

Posted April 13, 2015 in Community Web Exclusives

Do you love superheroes? Do you love Free Comic Book Day? Do you love no holds barred insult comedy? Beta Test is bringing a Comedy Roast of heroic proportions, and all for a good cause.

Beta Test is a new, experimental comedy show at the Des Moines Social Club sponsored by Underground Comedy and Capes Kafe. Each month, Underground Comedy produces a show conceived of by comedians, improvisers, writers, voted for by audience members at the prior months show.

This month’s concept comes from Omaha stand up comic Brandon Cordes. Cordes and a group of  Omaha based comedians in character as Marvel comics ‘Avengers’ and other herores will face off in a duel of insult comedy with Des Moines comedians in character as members of DC Comics Justice League. The show is entirely free, but will solicit donations. As Cordes donates all proceeds to the Omaha Womens Center for Advancement, this show will donate 100% of proceeds to Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Beta Test takes place at 9PM on May 2nd 2015, and is preceded by an all-comedy format open mic, open to stand up, sketch, and improv. The group is joined by Iowa City’s The Men From Beyond and Crystal City as musical guests from 10 PM- Midnight.

Beta Test is sponsored by Underground Comedy, which is committed to the craft of stand–up, to diversity in the voices represented in that craft by fighting racism, sexism, homophobia, and prejudice through acts and advocacy, to building the city’s performing arts scene, and to making people laugh.

The Basement Bar is located at The Des Moines Social Club under the Kum and Go Theater at 901 Cherry St. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5. Cash only bar!

Contact: Dan Umthun 515-402-6465

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