The Fountain City Smoketacular

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2335 - FCS - Brandon Durkes

Company Name: The Bird Comedy Theater

City/State: Local

Genre: Comedy, R

Ratings: R - Adult Content

Playwright: Story by Brandon Durkes; Improvised & performed by The Bird Comedy Theater

Premiere: Yes

Venue: The Bird Comedy Theater

Show Times:

Sat, 7/22 9:00 PM
Sun, 7/23 6:00 PM
Wed, 7/26 7:30 PM
Thu, 7/27 6:00 PM
Sat, 7/29 6:00 PM


It's been 3 years, but Warner Family BBQ is back in a big way for the 40th Annual Fountain City Smoketacular! Go behind the scenes in this in-depth documentary following the creation & execution of a major festival, including the dark secrets that led to its brief hiatus & the triumphant return, heralded by a champion with a dream.

An Improvised Documentary from The Bird Comedy Theater.


Cast: Chante Keller, Ryan Hruza, Jamie Campbell, Cody Lindenberger, Paige Lockhart, Adam Hoelscher, Brandon Durkes
Producers: Brandon Durkes, Colter Lemmon, Bobby Miller Jr.
Director: Brandon Durkes

Past Fringe Shows:

A Dinner Party (Film, Best of Venue 2017)
Fountain City Sketch (Best of Venue 2017)
5 Plays (w/ The KC Improv Company, 2018)
The KC Improv Comedy Show (w/ The KC Improv Company, 2018)
Kindling (Film, 2018)

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  1. Bobby Miller on July 23, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Very hilarious show. Didn’t think a bbq competition lent itself to much comedy. Very wrong on my part.

  2. JB on July 23, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Lots of laughs. The cast has great energy. Very entertaining show.

  3. Jean on July 24, 2023 at 12:21 pm


    • LMM on July 27, 2023 at 6:58 pm

      This was great! I have no idea how they kept a straight face. So funny!

  4. Tara M. on July 26, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Hilarious show!! The cast had great energy and gave the audience non-stop laughs!!

  5. Donna on July 26, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Hilarious show!!! Great cast with lots of Fun Energy!!! Brandon Durkes is a Comic Genius!!!

  6. The Chef on July 26, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    FN hilarious 😂

  7. Nick on July 27, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Great show and performances. The section from the film portion on the meat comparisons are on the level of a Christopher Guest film.

  8. Marian on July 27, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Laughed constantly! Loved the format!! Who knew that bbq could be so funny!!

  9. Mike on July 29, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Loved it. Partially scripted, mostly improv, with some Christopher Guest thrown in there. Very interesting multimedia presentation. Super fun to watch!

  10. Louis B. on July 29, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Incredible chemistry between every single one of the actors. Near seamless transitions between live and filmed portions allow this comedic experiment to rise above its chaos and yield a fluid yet unpredictable narrative unlike any the Fringe sees. Undeniably good.

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