FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VTC Cabaret in Downtown Clarksburg Set to Be Home to a Year of Comedy

Clarksburg, WV – Vintage Theatre Company Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to The Fearless Fools 2019 VTC Cabaret Series.

The Fearless Fools are West Virginia’s comedy troupe. Founded on April 1, 2013, by Clarksburg native and Second City trained Steve Goff, The Fools have spent the last six years traveling around the state desperately trying to make people laugh. Specializing in a unique blend of short-form and long-form improv comedy, The Fools frequently fuse their performances with stand-up and original sketch comedy.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new comedy series from The Fearless Fools,” said Young. “The VTC Cabaret is a great place for comedy, and we unfortunately have gotten away from using it as much as we should. I am excited to welcome old friends back and build some new Fools Fanatics.”

Craig Snider, The Fearless Fools’ troupe director, is proud to call Clarksburg the group’s home.  “We are launching this new series because we are eager to provide unique entertainment options to the area and support Clarksburg’s growing arts scene,” said Snider.

This year’s VTC Cabaret Series will feature six shows focused on specific and sure to be crowd pleasing themes. The series begins on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. with My FOOLISH Valentine, a unique Valentine’s Day event perfect for couples and singles alike.

The series continues with a fundraiser for the Mountaineer Food Bank, The Fearless Food Drive on Saturday, April 13 followed by The Fools of Summer on Saturday, June 15 and Fools Against Humanity on Saturday, August 17.

“Fools Against Humanity” is a new concept for the troupe. The Fools will be attempting to create a spontaneous evening of comedy based entirely off of the hilarious phrases from the incredibly popular game Cards Against Humanity.

“I think it’s a pretty brilliant idea that promises to be hilarious,” said Young. “Cards Against Humanity is full of really funny phrases, and The Fools are going to convert those to scenarios that the troupe can play within and one liners they can deliver.”

The series concludes with The Fearless Ghouls Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 19 and Tony Slack’s Holiday Toytacular, part of a statewide toy drive, on Saturday, December 14.

“Tony Slack’s Holiday Toytacular” will be taking place in Clarksburg on December 14, but the weekend before, The Fools will be a part of the same event at The Alban Arts Center in St. Albans in cooperation with The Mighty Schmucks, a Charleston based improv team.

“If it was possible, we would do a big toy drive in every region of the state,” said Young. “Tony Slack is the bridge that makes these two united shows possible. He is a member of The Fearless Fools, the leader of the Mighty Schmucks, and the conceiver of these incredible events.”

All performances during The 2019 VTC Cabaret Series will be held at the home of The Vintage Theatre Company, the second floor of The Uptown Event Center at 305 Washington Avenue in downtown Clarksburg. All tickets are $10. Each event will have online ticketing and all unsold tickets will be available at the door the evenings of the performances.

“A Fools show at The VTC Cabaret gives you a front row seat at the home of improv comedy in North Central West Virginia,” said Snider. “Audiences will experience improv comedy the way it should be experienced: live and unedited right on The Fools’ home stage.”

Each show in the VTC Cabaret Series will have limited seating; however, VTC is offering audience members the opportunity to purchase tickets to the entire series at a discounted rate.

“We only have about 88 seats to sell to each show,” said Young. “That is why we are encouraging people to order their Cabaret Cards to make sure they get to enjoy all of the funny.”

For a limited time, interested audience members can email to order their Cabaret Cards, which gains the cardholder entrance to all six shows of The Fearless Fools VTC Cabaret Series for only $50.

“It’s the season ticket idea,” said Young. “Folks order the card, we give them a physical card, and if they can’t make it one night, they can give the card to a friend. Whoever holds the card sees the show. We fully expect them to be so popular that people will be scalping them on the street outside of the shows.”

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