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Absurdist geek comedian Ed Smyth, October 18 in Bellows Falls

Ed Smyth will weave a bent-mind fabric of brain-twisted topics and micro-sketches as the featured performer of the “3rd Thursdays @ 33” series opener on October 18 at 7:00 PM at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. He’s an intellect-friendly, upbeat, one-man vaudeville act for grown-ups with a silly streak.

Based in Troy, NY, Ed performs his “Geek Comedy Hour” regularly in coffeehouses, performance spaces, and venues throughout the northeast with bits like Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, a Neanderthal with a primitive folk-song magic-bit Tom Jones act, a fresh dairy products sea chanty, “Vladimir Lenin Live In Vegas”, kazoo heavy metal, a Bronx gangster movie version of Snow White, warped history, the funk-o-licious pickle song, Micro Fun, and more. No politics, no mean jokes.

The “3rd Thursdays @ 33” series runs October through May at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. Doors open at 5:00 for a social hour, with short performances and presentations starting at 6:00, followed by a featured performer or presenter at 7:00. At press time there are three open short slots open for local performers; RSVP to to reserve, first come first served.

All performances and presentations are recorded and filmed for web / radio / TV, and the public is invited to be in the studio audience. Admission is by a suggested $5 donation at the door. Seating capacity is 40.

Stage 33 Live isn’t a bar, club, restaurant, or fancy venue. It’s entirely run by volunteers on a mission to help local and regional talented and knowledgeable people reach wider audiences on multiple platforms; the door is also open to more established performers and presenters. Stage 33 Live allows only original material. More info at