Comedy Plus!

Doors: 6:30 PM
$10 presale, $15 door

Best of Madison winner Cheshire Cat Comedy returns to Crucible on Friday, March 8 for COMEDY PLUS, Madison's sauciest variety show!

Half-naughty, half-funny, COMEDY PLUS highlights multitalented performers in its special blend of stand-up and burlesque. Featured comics, dancers, and drag artists have showcased their wide-ranging chops with rap, harmonica, ukulele, fire performance, bellydancing, live loop mixing, and state championship-winning yo-yo tricks on the second Friday of every month.

This March, COMEDY PLUS will feature stand-up and musical performances by Mathew Mitchell, Richard Gomez, Shilpa Rege, and Sasha Rosser intermixed with burlesque acts by The Amazin’ Shirley Blazen:

Shirley Blazen is an award-winning comedy performer and theatrical director who is infamous for her burlesque, comedy, and clowning. Chicago's Screwiest Showpony and self-proclaimed Hostess with the Mayo-stess, Blazen is committed to delivering high-energy hijinks and creating inclusive spaces for subversive performance art in the second city. She's internationally recognized as the headliner of Critical Strike Nerdlesque Fest, a feature of the Fierce! Queer Performing Arts Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny and Nerd Comedy expos, and is the winner of Master of Lipsync at 2020 Burlypicks.

Shirley is the Executive Director and Choreographer of The Screwbelles, a womxn and nonbinary slapstick sketch ensemble, and co-creator of Chaotic Erotic’s Love Circus, Shirley is a prominent figure in Chicago's neo-vaudeville revival. Blazen has directed over 50 unique theatrical productions, garnering press in the Chicago Reader, Voyage Chicago, and Third Coast Review. Shirley’s production efforts include fundraising over $1,500 in charitable donations for Chicago community organizations that support underserved women, children, and LGBTQIA+ populations.

Shirley is currently in production for season 1 of Clown House for OFTV, directing Love Circus Cabaret, and performing wherever zany shtick can be peddled.


Performances by:
Shirley Blazen
Mathew Mitchell
Richard Gomez
Shilpa Rege
Special guests!

Hosted by:
Sasha Rosser


March 8, 2024
Doors open at 6:30PM
Show starts at 7PM

3116 Commercial Avenue
Madison, WI 53714


Tickets $10 online, $15 DOS.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS: $5 cash with a student ID!

RSVP on Facebook:


For ages 18+. Lineup subject to change.

Seating is first come, first served, so we recommend arriving when doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime to have your pick of seats.

We do not offer refunds, but if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, please contact Cheshire Cat Comedy at to redeem for free admission to a future show of your choice.