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 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 !
When Harry Hickstein 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!”
Ticket price - $14.00 if purchased by Friday, December 21. Tickets are $16.00 the day of the show. Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.