Rocketship Comedy

The lifeblood of the Indianapolis independent standup comedy scene.

Monday Show Turns 1, Gets Fancy New Hosts

A year ago this week, the Monday Show was officially launched in the basement of the Shoefly Public House. Since then, the show's earned a reputation as one of the best open mics in the state. While there are a lot of fortunate circumstances at play here-low ceilings, minimal noise pollution, a great menu-the thing that really makes The Monday Show special is the people producing it: Alex Prichodko & Jordan Mather-Licht.

The contribution that Alex & Jordan made to the Indy standup scene with this show can’t be overstated. They took a basement of a restaurant and turned it into a real showroom with quality stage time. It’s been a really fun thing to be a part of, and we can’t say thanks enough for all their hard work.

Now, a year after its first show, the Monday Show is losing both its producers. They’re leaving our fair city for New York & Chicago, respectively. We’re broken hearted to say goodbye, but we couldn’t be happier for both of them.  

While the founders may be leaving, the show will go on. Rocketship Comedy is very excited to announce that starting on October 3rd, the Monday Show will be produced and hosted by local heroes Willie Bostic & Evanne Offenbacker.

Willie & Evanne are two of the most exciting comedians in Indianapolis. Willie started doing comedy not that long ago and, within a year of starting, won the Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition. FUN FACT: Willie was actually the first comic to ever close out the Monday Show. Evanne came onto the scene as an improviser with INDYPROV. From there she made her way into storytelling & character work, and has been doing standup ever since. We’re so excited to welcome them aboard, and we couldn’t be more confident in their ability to take our basement open mic to the next level.

While Willie & Evanne don't start officially until October, Alex & Jordan's last Monday Show together is tonight, September 12th. Come out to Shoefly and help us say thanks to them for all the hard work they’ve put in over the past year.

Background image by Pauline Shypula.