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The Main Thing

The Main Thing

Arkansas’ number one professional comedy team, The Main Thing, stars veteran performers whose work has been featured on Saturday Night Live, Off-Broadway, on Dick Clark’s United Radio Network, and in thousands of live stage performances all around the country. Their  current home is The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse in the trendy Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock, where they perform original two-act comedy shows every Friday and Saturday night.

Steve Farrell's writing has been featured on Saturday Night Live, Off-Broadway, on HBO, and for ten years was syndicated nationally by Dick Clark’s United Stations Radio Network. Steve was the head writer and Artistic Director of Houston’s Comedy Workshop, and the co- founder of Radio Music Theatre which produced his original plays for 27 years. Currently, Steve is the writer, composer, and Artistic Director for The Main Thing comedy trio.

Vicki Farrell began her acting career with The Showboat Rhododendron on the Mississippi River.  After performing with Michigan’s Barn Theatre and teaching dance in Minneapolis, she became a charter member of The Comedy Workshop in Houston, and the co-founder of Radio Music Theatre, where she performed weekly from 1984 – 2011. Vicki currently performs as an actor and drummer with The Main Thing comedy trio.

Brett Ihler has performed with theater companies across the country, including The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Blue Jacket, and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater. Brett is also an expert in stage combat, regularly choreographing shows for numerous regional theaters. He was a charter member of Improv Little Rock, and he now directs The Joint Venture improv company.  Brett performs weekly at The Joint with The Main Thing comedy trio

Current performance:

Wiener Day At The Rollercade

January 17 - March 28

Wiener Day is the biggest event of the year in Dumpster, Arkansas, and everyone at the Fertle household is gathering for the traditional Wiener Eve dinner. Uncle Al is chairman of the Wiener Board, Doc Moore is hosting the festivities, Bridgette is running for Wiener Queen, and Country Wayne Conaway is providing the entertainment.  So what could possibly go wrong

2020 Schedule

Wiener Day At The Rollercade-
         January 17th - March 28th

Arkanstuff -

          April 3rd - June 6th


Just Shut Up And Drive -

          June 12th - August 29th

Electile Dysfunction-

          September 4th- November 21st

A Fertle Holiday -

           November 27th - January 9th

Here's what people are saying about The Main Thing...

"The show was hilarious - the actors are very talented, and they play a huge cast of characters, seamlessly changing wigs/hats/glasses/accents, quickly."

What a great evening out!  I haven't seen such talent since attending Broadway shows in New York!

"Last night's performance was amazing! Our friends and family have not stopped talking about it.  I don't think I've ever heard so much positive feedback about a show.  And your coffee is the best in the south!"

"These guys are amazing! Better than anything I've seen on Saturday Night Live! Our jaws hurt from laughing so much!"

"The Main Thing is the best thing in Arkansas right now!"