Chili Challis
Dec
20
8:00 pm20:00

Chili Challis

Chili has headlined clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate shows for 20+ years. Besides being a former staff writer for the 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he's also been a creative consultant on CMT's 'Made in America' show. He is a favorite on the nationally syndicated 'Bob and Tom' radio show and NPR's 'Conversations with Creative Minds' program. He currently builds his schedule around teaching stand up to private students and regular classes.

Chili has written for and worked with the likes of Pulitzer prize winning political cartoonist Mike Peters, Jay Leno, Ron White, Fred Willard, George Lopez, Steve Harvey, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Ellen Degeneres, Gilbert Gottfried, Arsenio Hall, Bill Hicks and many more. He also has extensive experience in opening shows for musical acts such as: Todd Rungren, the late Count Basie and his Orchestra, Leno Redbone, George Clinton and the P Funk All Stars, the late Ray Charles, Kool and the Gang and the Bob &Tom national radio show to rave reviews... etc.

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

Chili Challis' Website

Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb and Brian Hicks
Dec
27
8:00 pm20:00

Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb and Brian Hicks

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.

Brian is one of Chicago’s most sought after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh upbeat style Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny. He uses his act as a conduit to explore some of life’s less discussed topics and has been honing his craft for the past 13 years.  He shas the unique ability that combines his quick wit, audience interaction and clever material, which he delivers seamlessly. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable talent to make audiences… Laugh!

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

Larry Reeb's Website

Brian Hicks' Website

Charlie Wiener
Jan
10
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 - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Tim Walkoe
Jan
31
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 - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Tim Walkoe's Website

Mike Green
Feb
21
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Green

Quickly becoming one of the top and most requested National headliners Mike has  a natural likeability.  Mike has the original jokes and the knowledge to make it all look made up every time. Clever, clean comedy is what he brings to the table. With a strong improv background, he takes you on an hour long "Comedy Vacation".

While developing his own show he was lucky enough to work with such luminaries as Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Titus & Ellen Degeneres. Now Mike has a polished act that he has performed in 48 states. He headlines the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in both Las Vegas and Atlantic city, The Comedy Castle in Detroit, Funny Bone South Bend, & countless other clubs and colleges from New York to L.A.

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

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.

Dobie Maxwell
Apr
4
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 - $12.00  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Dobie Maxwell's Website


Ken Sevara
Nov
22
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

Peter Hefty & Joe Nuccio
Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

Peter Hefty & Joe Nuccio

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.

Nuccio is an Obsessive Observationist. He notices the annoying little details in things & it drives him nuts (it wasn't a long drive)!  Add to that, a laundry list of fears, phobias, & medical meltdowns, and he will make anyone feel better about themselves ("At least I'm not him")!

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

Peter Hefty's Website

Joe Nuccio's Website