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Inside The Ant Hill: Hamtramck's Planet of Laughs

August 8, 2014

By Travis Wright





"Our style of comedy and improvisation at Planet Ant is definitely very grounded, very reality-based, because life is funny. Even in tragedy, there's comedy."

As The Detroit Improv Festival wraps up (with a performance from Rachel Dratch and her troupe), Culture City takes a second consecutive look at the improv comedy community in Metro Detroit, specifically the work going on at the Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck. Hey, Jack White used to host open mic nights.

WDET's Travis Wright speaks with Planet Ant's artistic director Shawn Handlon.