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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Comedy game show seeks contestants for tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Tomorrow night, Arcade Comedy Theater hosts a tour date for Loser., a two-hour audience-interactive comedy game show.

Actually, Loser's creators — comedian Jeremy Essig and writer Chris Ward — prefer the term "shame show." Which makes sense, given the outrageous and ever-so-slightly humiliating gauntlet of challenges it presents to applicants.

But even if you don’t want to apply as a contestant (which you can do here), you can still sit back, relax and laugh at a friend’s expense.

The evening will be split into four parts. First, a music-trivia segment and a humorous take on “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.” Then, a pizza-roll-fueled video-game competition. Following that, a contest will determine which contestant is most capable of drawing superheroes in mundane, everyday scenarios. To top things off, there's something called Inter-Gender Sitcom Theater.

Loser originated in St. Louis but became so popular that it now tours the country, with founders Essig and Ward acting as hosts and pop-culture encyclopedias each night.

For more information, check out Loser.’s Facebook page here.

Arcade Comedy Theater is located at 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The show starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow.

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