CenterStage Presents COMEDY TONIGHT! First Performance Tonight, 10/5

Richmond CenterStage is excited to announce the second installment of its live comedy series as WEST END COMEDY DOWNTOWN begins its fall run of special Friday shows tonight, October 5 at 8:00 pm in CenterStage's Rhythm Hall.

Following their successful inaugural year, WEST END COMEDY is back for another side-splitting season of laughter. WEST END COMEDY is a troupe of talented and experienced comedians specializing in improvisational comedy! In the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?, these talented performers will stretch the realm of improv comedy for adult audiences throughout the season.

"We are thrilled to continue supporting live comedy in Richmond by welcoming West End Comedy back for another season," said Richmond CenterStage Executive Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. "Audiences loved their performances last year and we know they'll love what we have in store this year as well."

Performances of WEST END COMEDY DOWNTOWN will take place on the following Fridays at 8:00 p.m.: October 5, 2012 November 9, 2012 February 8, 2013; March 8, 2013 April 5, 2013 May 3, 2013<

Performances are for mature audiences.

Tickets for each show are only $12, and are now available at the CenterStage Box Office, through E-Tix at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849), or at and

WEST END COMEDY DOWNTOWN is a troupe of experienced and talented comedians specializing in improvisational comedy. For West End Comedy show information or to join the troupe email list, visit

CenterStage encompasses several world-class performing arts facilities including the Landmark Theater and the downtown complex of the fully-renovated, 84-year-old, nearly 1,800-seat Carpenter Theatre; the multi-use space Rhythm Hall; the intimate Gottwald Playhouse; Showcase Gallery, for exhibition of the visual arts and The Genworth BrightLights Education Center, promoting arts education for PreK-12 students.

For more information about CenterStage, please visit .