After Dark Entertainment

Acts are subject to change and rescheduling

3 Pints Gone

3 Pints Gone plays Celtic traditional-style folk songs and sea shanties at bars, Celtic fairs and events around the country. Their distinctive sound is full of high energy and harmony-rich arrangements. After Dark, well Bill has the life & death stories of Angus. From walking past the house of ill-repute, to courting and the wedding night with Bridget, to drunkin’ antics at the pub.

The Bawdy Buccaneers

The Bawdy Buccaneers Pirate ShowThe Bawdy Buccaneers are a National Pirate Comedy Show. Not quite a Pirate Show, not quite a Fighting Show and have to just be SEEN to experience. These three performers unite on stage to bring you REAL sharp swords, REAL live stunts, and REAL…LY bad jokes! With three different shows, there is something for EVERYONE to love! Come share the laughter, adventure, and shenanigans with The Bawdy Buccaneers! Stay Bawdy my friends!

Better Than Nun

Some women are born nuns. Some women achieve nunhood. But we, we had nunhood thrust upon us. Who are we? Originally from St. Louis and appearing all across the Midwest, we are Sisters Temperance and Prudence, the Sisters of Perpetual Motion, Better than Nun! If you like your music irreverent, if you like your jokes groan worthy, if you like drinking at 10 AM on a Sunday, have we got a show for you! Come indulge in some bad habits with Better Than Nun!

The Cabin Boys

The Cabin Boys Fire Comedy ShowNot quite a fire show, not quite a pirate show – Its a FIRE COMEDY the likes of which you have never seen before! Cunning wordplay, stunning swordplay, and instant rep…I mean FIRE come together to bring the stupid act you see before you. In short, its STUPID STUFF WITH FIRE!

Clearly Guilty

Clearly Guilty Nerdy Comedy ShowThere is only one word that describes Clearly Guilty’s music: Nerdy. And Purdy. Two words. There are only TWO words that describe Clearly Guilty’s music: Nerdy and Purdy. And Dirty. Three words.
Clearly Guilty: Nerdy, Purdy, and Dirty.
(Also Geeky, Funny, Science-y, Absurd, Delightfully Inappropriate, and Rutabaga)

Danza Mystique

Danza Mystique A.D.Danza A. D. (After Dark)
What does this band of traveling Dancers do after dark? They play, frolic and have fun of course! Need magical new moves for a romantic moment? Have you ever wondered about other uses for our silk veils? Want to learn to play pong Gypsy style? Ever seen a snake dance?
Come join in our fun while we play in the lanes while you learn the answers. And, you never know, we may even share glimpses of our new LED or high-energy dances!

Little Beard and Robbin Banks

Together, Little Beard and Robbin Banks are half of The ScallyWags pirate comedy show. This show will bring you the looks and brains behind the ScallyWags, and you’ll get Robbin also.

They are also regular members of Concast, which is a weekly podcast about all things nerdy and geeky. Together, they have entertained at renaissance festivals, conventions, and clubs throughout the Midwest. If you are looking for historically accurate, these are probably not your guys, however if you want a night of inappropriate humor. We’re the men for the job.

Murphy Blue

Murphy BlueAlways prepared with a smile, a joke, and a length of rope, Murphy Blue has been bringing his kink knowledge and signature style wherever he could since the turn of the century. A self-claimed “American Rigger”, Murphy tries to focus not just on the *hows* of tying, but the frequently forgotten *whys*. The interplay of people and energy through rope and gestures is something that should be passed along, and Murphy does his best to assist with that.

While most well known for his unique ropework, creative performances, bouncy demeanor, and intense love for Transformers, “The Blue” is also a scholar of different kinky skills, a skilled photographer, a budding writer, a practicing energy worker of multiple traditions, and a pretty darn good dancer. He is on a constant search for more information about the art of Shibari, experience different fetish environments and learn new skills. Murphy travels the country with the lovely ladies of “Team Blue”, sharing insight, gaining knowledge, and saving the world, one knot at a time.

There is a tale of him being trapped and his only chance to survive was to suspend multiple women to please a dark council. When asked about this, Murphy only smiles. Visit his website at

The Mez

The MezUsing the powers of hypnosis, The Mez will probe the limits of the subconscious minds of his volunteers who willingly submit themselves to be placed under his authority and control. This is not a show for the faint of heart. If you are easily offended by foul language or sexual situations then you should not attend. Otherwise, if you enjoy naughty sexual adult humor that can be raunchy, raw, crazy and totally off the hook hilarious, then you have to come. This show borders on the obscene with no intentional nudity but there is also no script. No one, not even The Mez ever knows for sure what will happen next. It’s adult situational comedy at its best. If you have ever wanted to be hypnotized and if you are brave enough, you can volunteer to be entranced by The Mez and let him have his way with you. It’s an orgasmic experience you do not want to miss. Visit his website at

Pirates, Inc.

Drinking Songs? CHECK!
Rowdy Fight songs? CHECK!
This group of musical pirates bring songs ranging from ballad to bar song and quite an assortment of original music as well. Get ready for a show for everyone!

The Rum Runners

Rum RunnersThe Rum Runners formed in late 2014 with the desire to merge the folk classics of the British Isles with classic Americana. They have often referred to themselves, quite simply, as “Scottish, Irish, English, American, Pirate Folk Music.” The three performers each bring different aspects of their individual musical backgrounds to the table to create a rowdy and engaging experience.

The Sons of Gladys Kravitz

A whimsical name evoking another time, when actors could act and sitcoms were funny—and the music was great! The Sons of Gladys Kravitz specialize in performing the very best music of the last 50 years, with letter-perfect renditions of classic songs from artists ranging from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top—and many great artists in between.

The band members are all veterans of the Central Iowa music scene, and include Wade Krieg (guitars/vocals), Stan Richard (keyboards/vocals), Greg Leeper (bass/vocals), Rick Maly (drums/vocals), Greg Valentine (violin/acoustic guitar and vocals) and Sandy England (percussion.) Additionally, they are frequently joined by other outstanding local veteran musicians, including Al Kabela (pedal steel guitar) and Jerry Peoples (saxophones and percussion.)

Mention must also be made of the band’s audiovisual engineer Mike Maly of Maly Sound, whose expertise in sound reinforcement/mixing and lighting is second to none. Thanks to Mike, the audience is treated to a fantastic sonic and visual experience rarely if ever achieved at the level of a local band.

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy is a sassy display of sibling rivalry at its finest. With whips, hoops and acrobatics, this duo is living proof that sisters can in fact get along. In public, at least…