LIVE at the Kentucky Theatre – Thursday, January 12, 2023 – 7:30pm


Lexington’s own stand-up sensation Ariel Elias joins us at the Kentucky Theatre to help us kick off 2023 on a funny note. Local comedian Jeremiah Martin will open. This event is open to the community. All are welcome to join us!

Tickets are $20 per person (plus processing fees). SOLD OUT
Note: You do not need a physical or virtual ticket for this event. We will have a list with your name at the door. Please plan to arrive with your full party to help expedite this process.


Ariel Elias is a comedian living in New York City. Growing up, this Kentucky Jew made everyone laugh at her bat mitzvah, and the rest is history. Today, her comedy is a fun mesh of unique, personal stories mixed with witty and wry observations.

Described as “a sly young comic from Kentucky” by the New York Times, Ariel has also been featured in Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. As a traveling stand-up comedian, she has performed on the set of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and was named a “New Face” at the 2021 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

After catching Jimmy Kimmel’s attention with a viral stand-up clip that displayed her cool, calm, and hilarious composure, he invited Ariel to make her late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In the same week, she also appeared for an interview on the daytime talk show, Sherri.

When not performing or writing, she’s probably petting a dog or struggling through a puzzle.

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Jeremiah is originally from a small town in far western Kentucky. This is where he first  observed and laughed at the norms of small town life. Having moved away later in life and living in bigger cities, he realized small town country folk are everywhere just with a different accent. This is why his comedy is relatable across the board. His outlook and comedy have gotten him booked and in front of crowds in several clubs throughout the country such as Loony Bin’s, Comedy Off Broadway, The Caravan, Ft. Wayne Comedy Club and many others where he’s been fortunate enough to work with comedians such as Dale Jones, Jodi White, Slade Ham, Stewart Huff, Matt Holt and many more.

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For questions, contact Daniel Baker, Assistant Executive Director, at [email protected].