See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Seriously funny gents Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson will do improv for a good cause

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY PHOTO
  • Courtesy photo
When it comes to Marc Evan Jackson and Paul F. Tompkins, comedy is serious business. The evening of improvisational comedy is billed as “Two American gentlemen” who will “enact false stories for a duration of one full hour and perhaps 10 additional minutes.” Thompson — who is known as the host of VH1’s Best Week Ever, the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter from BoJack Horseman, and, most comically, a man yelling at Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood — will take on the task with Detroit-native Jackson, who some may recognize for his roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, and also for playing, on several occasions, the role of a school principal. Proceeds will benefit the Detroit Creativity Project.

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Thompson will perform starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Fillmore; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com; Tickets are $28.


Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit