600 I St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Thursday 8/7/08


"Hysterical Vibrations" with Rob Cantrell

This is an one of a kind comedy and musical experience blending a Stand-Up Comedy Show with one of the best upcoming reggae/rock bands from The DC Area at a historic synagogue.

Staring: Comedian Rob Cantrell

Featuring: Comedian Michelle Buteau


Lionize will play a very special Instrumental/Dub set to open the show while the audience takes their seats and then return with a longer set with vocals after the comics perform.

7:30 PM, Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Tickets Are 14.00 dollars

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001
Rob Cantrell's Bio

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Rob Cantrell's comedy comes from his heart, as well as many other complex organs in his body. His act has an intelligent edge without being pretentious, hilariously unpredictable but always fluid.

Rob's comedic journey started as wild-haired kid in the DC Public School System. He achieved nirvana at a young age when a bad babysitter let him watch Eddie Murphy's first Stand-Up special "Delirious." He moved to a small town in Virginia, where a deep Southern flair and tobacco-chewing 6th graders added to the hilarity. Following a brief boarding school stint, remembered fondly by Rob as "a lot like college, but with less drinking and more drugs."

After graduating from Denison University with an English degree and a taste for great writing, Rob landed in San Francisco in 1999. He began performing stand-up in dive bars and Laundromats before landing solid gigs in top comedy clubs and performing with 'The Jazz Man Mega-Band of Power,' a free-form sax/bass/kazoo comedy outfit. After only three years of performing, Rob auditioned for the first season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and became a Top 10 Finalist, which led to touring the country and gigs at top notch venues. A high point was selling out the historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco in 2003. In 2005, Rob relocated to Brooklyn, where he has been performing ever since.

Rob has appeared on several major networks, including CBS, VH1 and Comedy Central. His 2005 documentary/performance "Metaphysical Graffiti -A Road Movie" was screened at the Cannes Film Festival along side punk rock documentaries. His cannabis cult-like following has lead him to headline the 2006 High Times Comedy Festival in both SF and NYC, and tour with 'The Marijuana-logues' in 2007, a live comedy show on pot culture. When not on the road, Rob can be found in New York City performing at the top clubs and improve theaters like Caroline's, Comix and Upright Citizens Brigade.

Rob Cantrell is complex to the point of being simple, and his background is diverse enough to resonate with just about everyone. More than anything, he is himself, and uses his life's wide-ranging influences to push the boundariesof comedic creativity.

Rob's Myspace:


Featuring: Comedian Michelle Buteau

Fresh from The Bonnaroo Arts Festival, Michelle can also be seen on Comedy Central`s Premium Blend and this season`s Last Comic Standing on NBC. Catch her on stage when you can and see comedy`s mistress blend her Jamaican-Haitian sassiness and girl-next door quality into a show that is anything but routine.

Michelle's Myspace



Lionize started when four high school friends in Maryland got together to have fun in their parent's basement with the goal of picking up girls by performing music. Drawing on their mutual love of reggae acts like Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Toots, and Capleton and rock groups like The Police, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath, the band sought out to create a new sound in reggae and a new sound in rock.

LIONIZE's Myspace:




Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001

Official Website: http://www.robcantrell.com

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