Peter Hefty
Dec
23
9:00 pm21:00

Peter Hefty

Comedian Ventriloquist Peter Hefty is America's hippest ventriloquist!  His comedy-ventriloquism will keep you rolling in the aisle.  Peter has performed at some of the top comedy clubs and casinos throughout the U.S.

Ticket price - $14.00Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Peter Hefty's Website

 

Mike Toomey
Jan
7
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Toomey

With his Sharp Delivery, quick wit, and unique style, Mike Toomey has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982. Mike has appeared in concert with such names as Wayne Newton, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Reba McIntyre. He has performed on numerous television programs including; HBO's U.S. comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado; MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour; and A&E's Comedy on the Road. 

Mike is also the creator and star of the hilarious one-person show "TV & Me", which enjoyed a highly successful run at Chicago's Apollo Theater.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb
Jan
14
8:00 pm20:00

Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb

Larry Reeb (aka Uncle Lar) is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his one-liners often followed by the catchphrase "That's a tip from your Uncle Lar". His earliest recorded and released performance was in 1987.

Reeb is a frequent guest on The Bob & Tom Show. In 2006, he auditioned for the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and made it to the second part of the quarterfinals.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Larry Reeb's Website

 

Ken Sevara
Jan
21
8:00 pm20:00

Ken Sevara

Ken Sevara is a corporate comedian and speaker. Ken has worked for hundreds of corporations and has performed at venues such as Caesar's Palace in Lake Tahoe, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  He has also been featured on both WLS and WGN Radio in Chicago as part of the comedy group "Jerry's Kidders" on the "Jerry Agar Show." Sevara has also been seen on the Comedy Channel, ESPN and the Fox Network and has also been heard on the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom Radio Show."

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Ken Sevara's resume

Mike Armstrong - SPECIAL EVENT -
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Armstrong - SPECIAL EVENT -

Mike Armstrong was raised by loving parents in the conservative mid-west in a small town near Louisville, Kentucky, Mike Armstrong enjoyed a fairly normal childhood. So, what went wrong?

He’s an ex-cop - the kind of cop that most people hope for when they get pulled over. “I’d stop cars and warn the speeding drivers about the speed traps up ahead.”

Mike and his wife have a small herd of children (five). The kids are clones of their father. They’ll say and do just about anything to get attention.   

Ticket price - $17.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

 

"The Swinger" David Scott - SPECIAL EVENT -
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

"The Swinger" David Scott - SPECIAL EVENT -

"The Swinger" David Scott is more than just a stand-up comedian.  He is an entertainer and showman with a show that has been called "sharp-witted," "clever," "classy" and "pure energy."  Not only is there great stand-up comedy, but so much more.  There is a straight jacket.  There is the "World's Most Dangerous Bit in Comedy."  There is even mind reading, not to mention one of the best finales in the business that takes the audience on an incredibly funny journey through four decades of music.  The Swinger, David Scott has been featured on HBO and Comedy Central, is the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show and also happens to be the Guinness World Record holder for longest stand-up comedy show by an individual at 40 hours and 8 minutes.  Forget everything you think you know about stand-up comedy.  This is a show unlike anything you have ever seen.


David Scott's Website

 


Michael Palascak
Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

Michael Palascak

Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) grew up in the small town of Wabash, Indiana and began his comedy career in Chicago.  His stand-up is clean, original, and funny.  On this past season of Last Comic Standing, Roseanne Barr called Michael, "a wonderful comic" and said that his "delivery was fantastic."  Keenan Ivory Wayans described Michael's comedy as "very sly, young, kind of dude-ish humor."  Norm Macdonald loved that Michael seemed authentic onstage to who he was offstage.  In his set, Michael makes fun of both the important and unimportant things-- his parents, his way-too-honest girlfriend,  Spirit Airlines, and T-Mobile.

He began his network television career with performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno within six months of each other.  His résumé has since grown to include two appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a half-hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, and advancing to the Top 5 of NBC's Last Comic Standing.   In addition, Rooftop Comedy released Michael’s debut comedy album Job Opening to the digital and audio world.  Michael would like to thank his family, friends, and Sam Howard for all their love, support, and for reading all the way to the end of his bio even though they already know him.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. 

Michael Palascak’s Website

Denise Ramsden
Nov
12
8:00 pm20:00

Denise Ramsden

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Denise Ramsden loves to sarcastically pay tribute to her Irish Catholic upbringing in her act. She began her comedy career in a stand-up class during a brief move to Los Angeles in 2000, and then sharpened her skills in the Midwest. Denise is an innovative, original comedian, as she blends biting sarcasm and bold humor with personal experiences. While a favorite among female audiences, her natural, honest sense of humor also greatly appeals to men. Her brash confidence is offset by her infectious laugh infused throughout her act. Denise discusses familiar topics and situations, which give her an accessible quality few comics share, but it is a combination that all audiences remember or whatever... 

Denise has performed all over the country including Zanies in Chicago, Penguins in IA, Funny Bone in South Bend, IN, Skyline in Appleton, WI and the Jukebox in Peoria, IL.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

 

Steve Sabo
Nov
5
8:00 pm20:00

Steve Sabo

Slowing down is not in Steve Sabo's vocabulary. Tirelessly working the road an astonishing 52 weeks a year, this comedy road warrior brings laughter and joy all over the nation, and beyond. No stage is too big or too small; he has performed for crowds as large as 5,000 and as small as two. First hitting the comedy stage straight out of high school at 18, he has honed his craft at comedy clubs, dirty bars, shiny casinos, military bases, cruise ships, colleges, corporate shows, fundraisers, restaurants and even a back yard or two. His comedy has universal appeal, and his experience shows it.

In his 25 years as a performer, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with comedy legends such as Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Kevin James and Tom Green. He has made television appearances on HBO, NBC, E! and Comedy Central. He is heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and has appeared on the nationally syndicated "Sex Talk Live" , "BTS Radio Show" and "The Jiggy Jaguar Show".

Known among his peers as a consummate professional and a comedy chameleon, he has the ability to adjust his act to his environment. Whether the situation calls for a clean show, a dirty show or something in between, he has the experience and material to satisfy any crowd. Considered adult-friendly and intelligent, his honest and observational style, topped with a high energy and frenetic pace, has made him a fan favorite from coast to coast.

You may have never heard of him. But you'll always remember him.  No props! No guitar! No magic tricks! No juggling balls!  Just a man and his microphone...with ATTITUDE to spare!

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085  or stop in to purchase tickets and make table reservations.

Steve Sabo's Website

Nathan Allen "The Maniac of Magic"
Oct
22
8:00 pm20:00

Nathan Allen "The Maniac of Magic"

Part magician, part comedian and totally dysfunctional - Nathan Allen performs a highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy!  Yes, Nathan Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see NO tuxedo and NO sparkly boxes in this show. Instead, Nathan combines his twisted sense of humor, sleight-of-hand magic skills, and hilarious audience participation into one of the very few magic shows on the face of the planet that is both geared for adults AND funny.
The best trick up Nathan’s sleeve is his ability to connect with a crowd, and it’s a trick he can pull off whether he is at a corporate event, comedy club or biker bar. With a knack for being naughty and tons of fun, Nathan’s personality-driven performances have been described as “Edgy, funny comedy and magic at its best!” (Naturally Funny Entertainment; Chicago, IL), “Funny, fast-moving, unique, and very entertaining!” (Vetesnik Power Sports; Richland Center, WI), and “Action packed, funny, and unpredictable!” (Iowa Emergency Management Association; Des Moines, IA).
He has appeared on international television on TV3, broadcast from the United Kingdom, and has been seen here in the USA on NBCABC, and PBS television news programs. And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. 

Special Event - Rocky LaPorte
Sep
17
8:00 pm20:00

Special Event - Rocky LaPorte

Rocky LaPorte is an American actor and a performer of stand-up comedy. In 2005 he had his own stand-up special on Comedy Central Presents. After the comedian Tim Allen watched Rocky on The Tonight Show, he claimed Rocky as his "favorite new comic" and brought him on to play in his movie, The Shaggy Dog. Rocky visited Iraq with Drew Carey and the trip became a Showtime movie called "Patriot Act: a Jeffrey Ross Home Movie" which played on Showtime.

Rocky was a finalist in the eighth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. He was eliminated in the season's 11th episode, finishing in fifth place. By finishing in the top five, Rocky qualified to perform on the Last Comic Standing Tour, which took place in the Fall of 2014.

Tickets are $18.00 each for advance purchase by Friday, September 16, 2016 - $20.00 each  on the day of the show.

Rocky LaPorte's Website

Jul
23
8:00 pm20:00

Summer Comedy Special

Featuring central Illinois stand-ups: Jake Merch, Grant Jones, Robert Blaine and Michelle Desutter.

Tickets: $10.00 each.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase.

Dobie Maxwell
Mar
26
8:00 pm20:00

Dobie Maxwell

Dobie Maxwell is a nationally touring, award-winning comedian. He has been perfecting his craft since 1985. He has worked with such notable comedians as Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and many others. Maxwell teaches comedy classes and has taught the art of comedy to well over 2000 students, some of which have gone on to successful careers in comedy. Others have used the skills they learned in his classes in their everyday lives.

Ticket price - $14.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Dobie Maxwell's Website

Rodney Lumpkins
Mar
5
8:00 pm20:00

Rodney Lumpkins

Rodney is one of the most talented comedians in the country. His unique insight and observations of family, social, and world events keeps audiences laughing uncontrollably.  He has performed in comedy clubs, colleges and concerts all across the country.

Rodney’s clever and quick witted style pushes the right buttons to keep audiences engaged and on the edge of their seats. He has been featured in the Laugh Across America Comedy Festival (Las Vegas), New Orleans Comedy Festival, and the Chicago Comedy Festival.

With over 10 years of experience he has honed the talent and skills necessary to entertain all walks of life.

Ticket price - $14.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Rodney Lumpkins Website

Bryan McCree
Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

Bryan McCree

Bryan McCree's comedic act will astound you with his astute observations on life which are on the edge and simply hilarious.  His life is the epitome of diversity caught between two worlds - one black, one white.  The two worlds collide in a hilarious romp of attempting to decipher black slang and trying to fit in with white family members and neighbors.  Their antics are brought to life right before your eyes.

Born into a show business family, performing is in Bryan's genes.  His father is a jazz virtuoso, his great aunt a Broadway legend and his mother is the best damn cosmetology instructor to ever wear a smock.  Legend has it that she was responsible for giving her son the first jheri curl in American history, but that is a whole other story.

McCree is a nationally known practitioner, seen on Mad TV, Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.  He earned honors as a best of NBC's Stand Up for Diversity finals.  He has shared the stage with the likes of Sinbad, George Wallace and the Isley Brothers.  He has a natural charm on stage and his infectious giggle often incites laughter among the masses.  His natural acting talent shows through in his act, as he plays his funniest character - himself.

Ticket Price - $14.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Ralphie Roberts
Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

Ralphie Roberts

Don’t let the innocent face and the shy smile fool you Ralphie Roberts is a comedian ready to make you laugh.

Roberts' too silly to be serious brand of comedy is full of high energy.  His exposure to more than one world and lifestyle can be more accurately described as a man with a ghetto mentality and a college degree.

Born into the inner city life of Chicago but now living in the minivan hungry suburbs Ralphie has a very dysfunctional view on life that he loves to share with his audiences. Whether it’s about his past relationships command of the English language job status or performing one of his many parody songs of popular music Ralphie Roberts makes fun of it all because to him LIFE IS A JOKE.

Some of the comedy clubs Ralphie has frequently performed at includes Zanies, the Improv Funnybones in Columbus, Toledo Orlando and Des Moines the Comedy Café in Milwaukee he has performed at a number of colleges including Bradley University the University at Buffalo as well as other clubs and colleges all over the Midwest.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Ralphie Roberts' Website

Bill Brady
Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Bill Brady

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bill Brady was the seventh of ten children. Counting parents, grandma and an aunt, there were fourteen in all to round out the "Original Brady Bunch." Bill relates that he has always been on stage, being one of such a large family he had to be, in order to be heard or fed.

Specializing in an interactive show, Bill excels at ad-lib situations; his warmth, humor and entertaining style build a solid rapport with his audiences, as an opening act, emcee or headliner ! His fresh approach leaves his audiences laughing and coming back for more.

Bill's mission on stage is to make your special event a memorable experience to be treasured for years to come. Be it a simple birthday, engagement, first date, or his famous bachelorette "interview," it will be a night to remember. Bill has performed his act in many venues such as comedy clubs, casinos, corporate shows, cruise ships, TV shows, radio, colleges, festivals and for a wide array of charitable organizations from Muscular Dystrophy, Easter Seals and many other local causes and fundraisers.

Bill founded his own show in 1977 and has been hosting Bill Brady's Comedy Capers ever since. In June of 2010, Bill celebrated his 33rd year of hosting Bill Brady's Comedy Capers at Senese's Barrel of Laughs, the longest running comedy show in the Midwest !

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Bill Brady's Website

Nick Gaza
Jan
30
8:00 pm20:00

Nick Gaza

Nick Gaza is a funny, sick, twisted bastard. His act is a mixture of hysterical true stories and things we can only hope aren't true. Nick makes fun of everyone - the audience, himself and anyone else that gets in his sights. His comedy knows no boundaries so be warned!!!!! But if you're the kind of person who laughs at things you know you shouldn't, like deaf people having sex then Nick's comedy show is something you Must See!

If Nick looks familiar to you its because you've seen him in one of his numerous television appearences, like DREW CAREY, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, BECKER or you saw him at the mall touching himself in the massage chair. Nick has not only entertained here in America but he has performed all over the world including England , Ireland, Germany and for our troops in Afghanistan. If you want to laugh your ass off then come on out for one of the funniest comedy shows you'll ever see .

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Charlie Wiener
Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

Charlie Wiener

Charlie Wiener has headlined comedy clubs across the United States and Canada for more than a quarter of a century. In that time he has appeared at Zanie's in Chicago, Nashville, St. Charles and Mount Vernon, The Looney Bin in Little Rock, Wichita, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Goodnight's in Raleigh, The Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Wa., The Improv, Catch a Rising Star in Reno, Providence, Princeton, NJ and Atlantic City, The Riviera and The Plaza in Las Vegas, Loonee's in Colorado Springs and Laff's in Tucson and Albequerque.

He has shared the stage with Ellen Degeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, George Lopez, Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Newman, Todd Rundgren, Meatloaf, America, Jefferson Starship as well as many, many others. He has performed in forty-six states and half of Canada, driving almost two million miles and aging himself by a multiple of six. He is old, broke down and in pain which he bitches about most of the time but that's the way old people are!

Charlie finds there is nothing funnier than everyday life - especially his. His subject matter ranges from travel to politics, road rage to stupid people, fatherhood to marriage, marriage to marriage to relationships back to marriage around the corner to sex (and lack thereof), then cutting through the alley of dealing with customer service into the bright white light of homosexual relationships onto the highway of love. Yes, it's high energy, fast paced and extremely hilarious. Those who have witnessed a Wiener show vow they will be back if they are still among the living.

For more than forty years in music and comedy, Charlie has proven himself to be the consummate entertainer and one of the most requested stand-up comedians working the road.

Ticket price - $14.00Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

John P. Hopkins
Jan
16
8:00 pm20:00

John P. Hopkins

John P. Hopkins has been making people laugh for over 25 years and it’s been his great pleasure. In addition to his flawless sleight-of-hand he also incorporates juggling, ventriloquism, pick-pocket,  and audience participation with lots of laughs to craft a performance not to be missed.

“I started out life with every hope of becoming a normal human being but then the magic bug hit and there was no looking back. I began to preform  tricks for anyone who would sit still. Early on I discovered that I had a talent for making people laugh. That was a big deal because if they’re laughing they can’t watch too close and the whole thing became a lot of fun. While in college I worked as a bartender and did tricks behind the bar for tips. One night an old guy came in and I fooled him very badly with a trick involving his ring. His was very impressed and asked me if I would teach him said trick, this lead to a interesting talk . It turns out that this guy had been a pick-pocket back in the thirties when he was a young man.The long and short of it is that I taught him the trick and he taught me how to pick pockets—it was one of the better trades i’ve made.  This was only the first in a number of encounters with some very interesting people, I’ve met a lot of magicians, comics, ventriloquists and card cheats in my life and learned some very interesting things along the way. It’s all been great fun.”

John has been fooling people and making them laugh both on stage and up close for over twenty-five years. A very popular performer with clubs,  corporations and colleges; his talents have taken him to every state in the union. 

Ticket Price - $14.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

John Hopkin's Website

Jack Willhite
Jan
9
8:00 pm20:00

Jack Willhite

Described as a cross between "Weird Al" & the midwest 80's cover and "Hairball" combining classic rock impersonations with crazy lyrical changes in a high-energy show that rocks the house!  Willhite, a 15 year comedy veteran who's worked with such notables as Jeff Dunham, Jon Lovitz & Bobcat Goldthwait, employs a half-ton of performance gear featuring live guitars, amps, effects & props to absurdly bring to life acts across the rock spectrum such as effects & props to absurdly bring to life acts across the rock spectrum such as effects & props to absurdly bring to life acts across the rock spectrum such as AC/DC, ZZ Top & John Mellencamp to Ozzy Osborne, Jim Morrison & Guns 'N Roses.

Ticket Price - $14.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Jack Willhite's Website

Paul Kelly and Brian Hicks
Dec
26
8:00 pm20:00

Paul Kelly and Brian Hicks

Headliner Paul Kelly, the comic laureate of Chicago is known for his offbeat perspective and a unique physical style. Audiences see themselves in his hilarious real life routines. Paul is a master story teller and a quick ad-libber. He is the winner of the WGN Comedy Bowl and is proud to have a bratwurst sandwich named after him. 

Feature Brian Hicks is one of the country's most sought-after stand-up comics. He has taken the comedy world by storm with his insightful views on what people find funny. The laughs come fast and frequently, since he has spent the last 15 years honing his craft at clubs and theaters across the country. Brian specializes in giving every audience a hilarious and singular comedic experience. His unique talent consists of clever material and unparalleled audience interaction, which he combines seamlessly with his lightning quick wit. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable ability to make audiences laugh.

In 2013 Brian won the prestigious comedy 10 K involving 72 comics from 14 states and Canada.

Brian Hicks Website

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

The Untamed Shrews -Late Show
Dec
19
9:30 pm21:30

The Untamed Shrews -Late Show

Sex education was never like this - and if it was no one would have cut health class. A mix of traditional stand-up, improv and music, The Untamed Shrews is a bawdy variety show with no limits that has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade. With the Untamed Shrews you get many men’s fantasies fulfilled - two women at once. Sometimes, it’s just more than they can handle. But those same men (and women) are laughing the whole time. First, Susan Smith and Marge Tackes offer their unique takes on sex in separate stand-up acts, followed with them teaming up for an improv set that gets the audience involved in the show. The show is capped off with a musical finale featuring lightning-fast costume changes with the likes of Cher, Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Meatloaf - yes, Meatloaf - gracing the stage. The birds and the bees story has never been told like this but everyone - audiences, club owners and the wait staff - enjoy their sting because it’s all in fun. And everyone will know they have gotten their money’s worth.

This show ALWAYS sells out.  Get your tickets early!  Ticket price - $20.00Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

The Untamed Shrews - Early Show
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Untamed Shrews - Early Show

Sex education was never like this - and if it was no one would have cut health class. A mix of traditional stand-up, improv and music, The Untamed Shrews is a bawdy variety show with no limits that has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade. With the Untamed Shrews you get many men’s fantasies fulfilled - two women at once. Sometimes, it’s just more than they can handle. But those same men (and women) are laughing the whole time. First, Susan Smith and Marge Tackes offer their unique takes on sex in separate stand-up acts, followed with them teaming up for an improv set that gets the audience involved in the show. The show is capped off with a musical finale featuring lightning-fast costume changes with the likes of Cher, Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Meatloaf - yes, Meatloaf - gracing the stage. The birds and the bees story has never been told like this but everyone - audiences, club owners and the wait staff - enjoy their sting because it’s all in fun. And everyone will know they have gotten their money’s worth.

This show ALWAYS sells out.  Get your tickets early!  Ticket price - $20.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Dean Schardan
Nov
21
8:00 pm20:00

Dean Schardan

Dean Schardan is your typical laid back country boy from the mid-west. His musings on family, personal, political, and everything in between, set him apart from the average comic. Dean has been many things…married, divorce, engaged, UN-engaged, soldier in the United States Army, appeared on America’s Most Wanted, football star, son-of-a #)^!* who cost us the championship, and too many others to list…

Dean’s brand of simple yet over the top comedy is ready to bring the funny to the masses. Voted most likely to make people laugh in grade school, Dean hasn't let up since. Dean’s act is high energy, fast paced and ready to "roll up" on ya. Ya’ll sit back and hang on; it’s going to be a strange, funny, and wild night.

Ticket price - $14.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Dean Schardan's Website

 

Christine Stedman
Nov
14
8:00 pm20:00

Christine Stedman

Christine can best be described as one funny mother! She is a widow and has a twenty-something son who lives at home, a divorced daughter and three grand-kids. This gives her a full portfolio of material to draw from. A lot of people ask Chris why she began a career in comedy so late in life. Well, it’s not a coincidence that she started immediately after her daughter began having babies! Chris does not like to baby-sit! Sure, traveling around the country telling jokes to drunks in smoky nightclubs was not the most practical way to get out of baby-sitting, but she decided it was definitely worth a try. (It was either that, or go to truck-driving school and she hates the way she looks in flannel shirts! ) So far, this desperate attempt to distance herself from family obligations has worked out quite nicely. She’s come a long way from her early years in comedy. She currently headlines in some of the top clubs in the country and has become a favorite at “The Comedy Stop” in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In 2006, she was chosen to compete in Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America. She appeared in six episodes and made it all the way to the finale where it came down to only 5 finalists. Okay, so she didn’t win... but, just ask anyone who has seen her perform and they will tell you that she is definitely one funny mother!

Ticket Price - $14.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Mike Marvell
Oct
24
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Marvell

Mike Marvell has been doing comedy professionally for over 15 years, although he's been making people laugh his whole life. He told his guidance counselor in high school he wanted to be an engineer and she told him "With your grades? That's hilarious, you should be a comedian!" His comedy is based on growing up in Wisconsin... football, hunting, fishing, his family, and his wife and kids. He's performed at everything from churches to swinger clubs, grade schools to colleges, country clubs. to biker clubs, nursing homes to casinos (same thing). Instant likability, he reminds you of your crazy cousin, the guy next door, your brother-in-law. 

Ticket Price - $14.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Mike Marvell's Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Holt
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

Matt Holt

Matt Holt is the youngest of eight kids. No, his family is not Catholic. They do drink, swear and gamble…they just don't believe in repenting for it!

The story of his life begins with the good fortune of being raised by humorous parents and being surrounded with a wonderful cast of misfits, felons and fugitives who just happen to be related to him. Who could ask for more?

The next chapter of Matt's life sees him working for a major telecommunications company. He survived fifteen years in Corporate America before throwing his hands up to surrender.

Some people are bad with remembering people’s names or with fractions, Matt is bad with marriages and relationships. At a young age, in need of various small appliances and an assortment of picture frames, Matt entered into the blissful institution of marriage.

The bliss lasted for a few months, the marriage lasted nine years. It ended with the division of everything he owned and the addition of a beautiful daughter.

Since the first marriage went so well, Matt figured; “Why not give it another shot?”. STRIKE TWO! This time around, the marriage train lasted 5 years before it pulled into the station. Now, with what would appear to be one quarter of the possessions he once owned, Matt embarks on the next step in his quest for relationship happiness.

The scars, shadows and memories of his past have not been forgotten. It is from this grounded but chaotic life history that Matt has developed and honed his comedic sensibility. He bases his humor on these experiences and never misses an opportunity to laugh at himself and the world around him. Audiences appreciate Matt's quick, razor-sharp wit and his relaxed style.

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Matt Holt's Website

Mark Evans
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

Mark Evans

An Atlanta native, Mark Evans has spent his entire life in the south. His "Southern...not stupid" tour has been taking clubs by storm all across the country and at the same time, erasing the myth that all southerners are a bunch of inbred pig farmers!

Mark brings a perfect blend of humor and sarcasm which points out the lighter side of the dumb things we see and hear everyday. As he puts it, "We all either cause, or suffer from these random acts of stupidity! The humor is in finding out which one of these two categories we fall into." His fresh approach not only leaves them laughing in the aisles, but hopefully a little bit wiser!

Along with the popularity and respect Mark has earned over the years, his tours have taken him to many different venues. Comedy clubs, Colleges, Casinos, Corporate Functions and Cruise Ships have all welcomed him back time and time again. Best of all, his PG-17 sense of humor offends no one, and entertains everyone!

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Bryan Cork
Mar
7
8:00 pm20:00

Bryan Cork

Bryan was born in Georgia. He would like to tell you he was born on the back of a melon truck, or while his parents were squirrel hunting. But then you wouldn’t be reading this because he would have his own version of ‘Duck Dynasty’ and he would be a big reality star. Unfortunately, it was nothing quite as exotic as that. Bryan was born in a military hospital because his Dad was in the Army. They soon moved back to the suburbs of Chicago where his formative years were spent.

Bryan’s started his journey in to comedy early. His distinct memories of watching the ‘Red Skelton Show’ while his Dad left for bowling left a strong impression on him. He knew that was what he wanted to do when he grew up. But that wish got sidetracked a little as Bryan detoured in to acting. Not the big time Hollywood version, but the more pedestrian Chicago version. He scratched out a living playing everything from Big Bird, costume and all, to the disgruntled customer at the dry cleaners, in industrial films and commercials. Shakespeare it was not. He spent twelve years doing appearances as the Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel comics. He wore spandex for a living, his parents were proud. Eventually he realized that his time as a superhero was limited. So that, and six glorious weeks of marriage, left him divorced, and convinced that all this experience must be useful somehow. He grabbed on to stand up comedy, and now we are all the better for it.

Bryan worked his way up through the comedy clubs and to finally headlining top clubs all across the country. Now he tours the country sharing his unique brand of clean humor and clever stories about deer hunting, tech support, and how Pictionary can ruin Thanksgiving. He will leave you, and your audience roaring with laughter. Not to mention, Bryan claims scientific research has shown that his show will lower your cholesterol, whiten your teeth, and make your children anxious to help with chores around the house.

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Bryan Cork's Website

Tim Walkoe
Feb
28
8:00 pm20:00

Tim Walkoe

"Nonstop laughter from start to finish" is what the Chicago Tribune had to say about the stand up comedy performance of Tim Walkoe going on to comment "Walkoe's rapid fire delivery and shoot from the hip style leaves audiences laughing so hard it's hard to catch up to the next joke".

Tim is a veteran headliner at over 100 comedy clubs nationwide including the Comedy Stop in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Zanies, Funny Bones, Comedy Store and many more.  He has also been a featured performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival for the past 4 years.

A musician and improvisational actor, Tim uses these talents throughout his performances.  He has appeared in concert with the likes of Kenny Loggins, Whitney Houston, and Elvis Costello.  

Ticket price - $14.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Tim Walkoe's Website

Jeff Oskay
Feb
21
8:00 pm20:00

Jeff Oskay

Jeff Oskay has made finding faults in himself and others an art form. Through his tales of ‘Bad Life Choices’, he shows us that we are all human and that we should all laugh at ourselves. Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, you will find his comedy accessible and hilarious. Along with comedy, he’s divorced, has a child, always take the easy way out, and once had a day job where he did nothing but slice fruit for nine hours straight every day, seven days a week. He also appeared on the B&T album “Crushed Nuts” and hosts his own podcast.

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. 

Gerry Grossman
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Gerry Grossman

Gerry Grossman: HUMAN JUKEBOX - RELOADED is a fabulously entertaining one man comedy rock and roll show, featuring audience involvement and a repertoire of thousands of tunes. Grossman's medleys of crowd requested hits are woven around his hilarious comedy in a performance that keeps audiences rocking with music and rolling with laughter.

A mixture of Music, Comedy, Tall Tales and singing, Gerry Grossman: HUMAN JUKEBOX - RELOADED will have audiences tapping their toes and reliving great memories of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Each performance is a unique experience tailored to audience involvement and requests.

Known as "The Human Jukebox" for his amazing ability to recall great old rock and roll hits, Grossman's interactive performances have been delighting audiences for decades. He has performed with a 'who's who' of show business legends, including John Denver, The Byrds, The Turtles, The Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Tammy Wynette, Albert Brooks, Richard Lewis, The Temptations, and many more.

Gerry's performances at clubs corporate and private shows, casinos, and all manner of venues continues to be a wonderfully fun, rock and roll romp that will be a rocking time for all!

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Gerry Grossman's Website

Frank Townsend
Jan
24
8:00 pm20:00

Frank Townsend

Frank Townsend is one of the hottest comics on the national scene. Leaving audiences laughing and wanting more, you'll understand why he's in demand. A comedian since 1996, Frank has opened for the likes of Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Adelle Givens (Def Comedy Jam), Dave Coulier (Full House), Mike Epps (Honeymooners, Next Friday), and D.L. Hugley (Kings of Comedy Tour, The Hugleys). He has also performed on 4 seasons of BET's Comicview, and is the winner of the 2000 Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search. A regular part of Mikey O's Holiday Giggle charity event, Frank is also travels with Mikey O's Cultural Madness, a show featuring comics of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, promoting unity through laughter. Recently delving into acting, showing another fold in his versatility, Frank made his major motion picture debut in the smash hit "Barbershop." 

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Lee Lycan
Jan
17
8:00 pm20:00

Lee Lycan

Comedian Lee L.A. Lycan entertains thousands of people across the United States. He lives in the Milwaukee area, and he is considered one of Wisconsin's most popular comedians. His act is creative, well written, improvisational, and includes audience interaction. His hilarious but clean show is ideal for any audience. 

Ticket price - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Lee Lycan's Website

Jan
3
5:00 pm17:00

Comedy Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Charlie Weiner is headlining Saturday, January 10,2015 at 8:00 p.m.  Charlie finds there is nothing funnier than everyday life - especially his.  His subject matter ranges from travel to politics, road rage to stupid people, fatherhood to marriage, marriage to relationships, back to marriage and around the corner to sex (and lack thereof), then cutting through the alley of dealing with customer service into the bright white light of homosexual relationships and onto the highway of love.  

For more than forty years in music and comedy, Charlie has proven himself to be the consummate entertainer and one of the most requested stand-up comedians working the road.

Ticket price - $12.00; however, if you purchase tickets by Friday, January 9th receive $2.00 OFF per ticket.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.