"Mr. Showtime" David Scott - SPECIAL EVENT -
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

"Mr. Showtime" David Scott - SPECIAL EVENT -

"Mr. Showtime" 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.  Mr. Showtime 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.  

Ticket price - $18.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. This show sold out last year and Mr. Showtime received a standing ovation from the audience.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

David Scott's Website

 

Bryan Cork
Mar
25
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 - $14.00Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Bryan Cork's Website

Mike Armstrong - SPECIAL EVENT -
Mar
18
8:30 pm20:30

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.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

 

Vince Carone
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

Vince Carone

Performing since 2001, Carone is no stranger to the comedy circuit. Since his early days, Carone has toured the country and shared the stage with funny-man powerhouses such as Pablo Francisco, Dave Attell, Bobby Slayton, John Pinette, Greg Proops, Kathleen Madigan, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Witherspoon, Charlie Murphy, Jamie Kennedy and Tommy Davidson. Years of finding his comedic voice while ranting and complaining on stages across the country culminated in his 2007 debut stand-up DVD “Now Will You Wear a Condom”. His ability to rattle off more material in one show than most could do in a weekend is what keeps the crowd engaged during his verbal assault. Known for his fast-talking, quick-witted, over-the-top rants and a dominating stage presence, Carone refuses to relent until he steps off the stage. The chaotic, cathartic, complaints by Carone are summed up by his own public service announcement: “Better check the Doppler, there’s a Sh*t-storm coming your way!”

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old. 

Jayson Cross
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Jayson Cross

Imagine a hysterically funny comic with leading man looks & red hot since his appearance on Playgirls Hot List, Jayson Cross is changing the face of comedy, literally. Already dubbed The Model Comic, Jayson continually works towards integrating his careers in comedy, acting, and modeling. Since arriving in New York by way of hometown Chicago, television appearances have included: MTV & VH1, Inside Edition, ABC news, As the World Turns and All my Children. And though he has been featured in national ads for Kraft, Budweiser, Starbucks, JVC and Bacardi and photographed for Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Marie Claire magazines, comedy remains his first love. Headlining as well as opening for such acts as Aries Spears, Sommore, Sherrod Smalls, Jayson is stirring things up. Always striving to bring integrity his craft, one thing is certain, whether you see this versatile young talent on the tube, the stage or the big screen, you will be touchedI

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Nick Gaza
Feb
25
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.

Rodney Lumpkins
Feb
18
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

Kevin Bozeman
Feb
11
8:00 pm20:00

Kevin Bozeman

It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day.  What to do?  Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the “Open-Mic Night”.  “I always was the guy who could make people laugh, and lets be honest I had nothing better going on”.

Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on-stage, and he has found the job that fit his requirements.  “For an hour a night I’m wildly successful”.  With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country.  In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO “Comedy Competition” and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist.  He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005.  He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.  This past summer he co-starred in the Indie film “Flat Chested” starring Alicia Witt and Luke Perry.

He currently resides in Chicago.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old. 

Kevin Bozeman's Website

Dwayne Kennedy
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Dwayne Kennedy

Dwayne got his start in comedy in his native Chicago at Zanies Comedy Club, and has since evolved into one of the funniest and most thought-provoking comedians of our time.  His satirical diversions and piercing perspective on social and world issues showcase a comedic genius heralded by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron.

Described as a “world-class stand-up” by The Village Voice, Dwayne continues to challenge the norm and connect with audiences through his keen, incisive wit. Winner of the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, Dwayne’s stand-up has been featured on The Late Show with David LettermanLate Night with Conan O'BrienJimmy Kimmel LivePremium BlendComedy Central Presents, and Talkin' Dirty after Dark.  

Dwayne’s acting credits include roles on SeinfeldMartinAmen227 and in the feature film How High.  He’s also had the distinction of appearing as a correspondent on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, where one of his popular segments was named the “The Most Intentionally Funny Video of the Day” at Nerdist.

Ticket price - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old. 

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 - $14.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Ken Sevara's resume and website.

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.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Larry Reeb'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.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Harry Hickstein
Dec
30
9:00 pm21:00

Harry Hickstein

When he walks onto stage, his audience can’t decide if he’s a member of Hell’s Angels, a mob enforcer, or a tough member of the teamsters ready to keep everybody in line. The mystery is very quickly solved when “Mr. Big Stuff” launches into his routine and his audience roars with laughter and realizes he’s just a big teddy bear.

A twenty year veteran, Harry Hickstein is clearly one of the most dynamic comedians working today. His ability to adlib and work off his audience while remaining hilariously funny, makes him a favorite at clubs, theaters, private events, colleges and corporate events everywhere.

Harry’s act combines the use of props and audience participation. His “take” on things we can all relate to will have you holding your sides, your grandmother’s sides or even the stranger sitting next to you. (You’re completely on your own with the stranger)


Harry, a fan favorite everywhere he performs, always receives rave reviews from audiences and the press alike. After seeing Harry's act, one reporter’s review said "He wasn’t just an act, but an EVENT!”

Tickets are $14.00 each.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and make table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

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.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Peter Hefty'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.

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

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.

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