Welcome to the Summer of Defiance!

Driven by a mission to Create Kick-Ass Comedy with Kick-Ass Talent for Kick-Ass People, we are proud to bring you the most epic summer programming in the history of the entire bleeping world.

Or as the youths would put it:
Our rizz be bussin like a skibidi toilet. It just hits different. No cap!

Live-Band, Kick-Ass Karaoke Fundraiser

We’ve been hustling harder than a squirrel in a nut factory to bring you this epic night! Join us for live-band karaoke, bid on your favorite karaoke songs, and take your singing from the shower to the stage. Can you say silent auctions, raffles, gift card pulls, and food?!? That’s right food—you’ve heard of it. We’ve got Mac & Cheese donated by Kuma’s Corner, Chips and Dips from Condado, and more sweets and treats than you can shake a fist at! All proceeds support Defiance Comedy’s 2024 season, including our productions, actors, crew, sets, and educational programs.

Date: June 27
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Basile IndyFringe Theatre

The Rainbow Collection

Indy’s best LGBT+ comedians bring to you The Rainbow Collection: An Evening of Stand-up and Improv. Join us for a thigh-slapping show where the stand-up stylings of Gwen Sunkel, Tennah McDonald, and James Avery inspire a cast performing Chicago-style longform improv.

All proceeds benefit Trinity Haven.

Camp Summer Camp | IndyFringe Festival

It’s the summer of 1984, and a group of rag-tag counselors rally to save their Canadian summer camp from the brink of closure armed with only love, laughter, and show-stopping choreography. This original musical comedy has everything you want in a Fringe show: love triangles, ghost stories, serial killers, boat safety, ear-worms, and a group of actors in their 40s playing teenagers (Just like in the 80s!).

Tickets coming soon!

Indy Arts Council 2024 Grant Recipient

Defiance Comedy is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant through the City of Indianapolis Annual Grants Program from the Indy Arts Council supported by the Indianapolis City-Councillors. This grant will help us to advance our mission to make kickass shows with kickass talent, for kickass audiences! We love Indianapolis, and are so thankful to work in a city that supports artists with programs like this.