Mammoth Undertaking

The lull between Christmas and the New Year is a precarious time where mopeyness can creep in. Don’t let your guard down. Instead, put your nervous system into the capable and hilarious hands of sketch comedians Bully Mammoth on Saturday, December 29.

Over the years, the Bully Mammoth crew (Christian Atkins, Ricky Brindley, Ryan Gaumont, Jessie Johnson, and Shawn Putnam) has built up a following by eschewing haphazard theatrics for focused, committed performances of sharp writing that balances silly and smart. BM’s always had good word of mouth but now that it's teamed up with marketing master Denny Page, this weekend’s show might be one of the last times to catch the troupe before it moves on to performing in arenas nationwide.

Bully Mammoth stampedes into the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. The show’s at 8 p.m., and general admission is $10, or $8 with a student ID. For info, visit

Sat., Dec. 28, 8 p.m., 2013
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Jose Gonzalez