Billing itself as “a variety show of tomfoolery,” the performance will feature University of Louisville faculty and students and community members carrying out various feats of comedy at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

The variety show will be a cabaret-style performance featuring stand-up, clowns, magic and more. Characters from the upcoming UofL Theatre Arts main stage show “Hint! A Masked Murder Mystery” also will be performing improv in mask.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds from the show will go to support UofL students traveling to Milan, Italy, this summer for The Fo Project.

The Fo Project is a multi-year endeavor in commedia dell’arte with participants from Italy, the U.S., Israel and Brazil. UofL students and faculty will take part in “Qu,” a world premiere play by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo that will debut at the International Expo in Milan. For more information on The Fo Project, visit

For tickets and more information on “Louisville Loves to Laugh,” call Theater Arts at 502-852-7682.

Please note that there is construction on Floyd Street in front of Thrust Theatre. For available parking, use the Warnock Street entrance to the Thrust Theatre parking lot.


Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.