Rob Holloway
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Rob Holloway

Originally from North Carolina, Rob exudes warmth and Southern like-ability. A maestro of sound effects and dead-on impressions of celebrities and characters, Rob creates a show that is full of energy and a delight to watch. An evening with him is an evening you’ll never forget.

Rob started his brand of comedy in 1985 while still in the United States Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base. He did talent shows on base as well as travel to Los Angeles to work the local clubs there. It was the height of comedy in the 80’s so it was a great time to start doing stand-up. Rob was lucky enough to be the opening act for Richard Pryor, Andrew “Dice” Clay, and Sam Kinison, among others.

After living in L.A. a few years, Rob moved to New York City working clubs like the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s. Once in N.Y.C. he was able to get comedy T.V. credits such as Comedy at Caroline’s, Comedy at Club 54, Nightshift, Comedy Live in New York City, and Mad TV. During all of this he was honing all of his skills and was a favorite opener for acts like Bob Nelson, Bobby Collins, Jim Carrey, and Tommy Davidson.

Rob’s comedy influences include: Richard Pryor, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Bill Murray and Phil Hartman.

Rob has traveled all over the U.S. as well as Europe performing his brand of in-your-face, high-energy comedy. His energy is infectious as he sets the show to a laughing frenzy of impressions, singing, and improvisation. Every one of his live performances vary slightly but are always consistent……they’re FUNNY!

Rob’s creativity shows in his performances. He has attended Second City Improv Theater Company—a theater that has a history of producing great improv actors such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi, among others. Second City has improvisational training, sketch comedy development, scene work expansion, singing improv, instruction, and character improvement classes.

Rob Holloway’s comedy is for people who expect more meat on the comedy bone. Hilarious stand-up interspersed with right-on/non augmented sound effects and dead-on impersonations keep audiences clamoring for more. Rob’s high-energy style has not subsided even after 20 years on the comedy circuit and he’s been sharing stages with known greats since his very start.

Ticket price - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.

View Event →
SPECIAL EVENT - Michael Oddo
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

SPECIAL EVENT - Michael Oddo

Comedian, magician, hypnotist Michael Oddo's Interest in entertainment began at age 6 when he was taught how to make sponge balls appear and disappear. 

As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist). Michael achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001. Michael decided polished up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard on Stage Hypnosis. Michael entered the Order Of Merlin in 2017 with the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Michael countinues entertaining audiences across the country by performing outrageously funny magic and hypnosis for public, private, and corporate events. 

With Michael's skills as a magician and hypnotist, he has been able to capture people's attention by entertaining them with his humor and wit. 

Through the years, Michael has also appeared on television and radio programs such as the WDJQ , WQMX, KEKB, KREX TV (Colorado), The Fox Kids Club, WBNX Channel 55, State of the Arts, Public Access Channel, just to name a few.

Michael Oddo's Website

Ticket price - $20.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

View Event →
Bill Brady and Harry Hickstein
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Bill Brady and Harry Hickstein

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 !

Bill Brady's Website

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!”

Ticket price - $16.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

 

View Event →
Mike Toomey
Dec
29
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 - $16.00.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

View Event →
Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Larry (Uncle Lar) Reeb

Known as Uncle Lar', Larry Reeb is the wise-cracking black sheep, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative Uncle Lar' wants to help. So in his own twisted way he does. He gives you "tips". Uncle Lar' offers tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Always topping them off with, "That's a tip from your Uncle Lar'."

Reeb is a strong, distinct, classic character, with sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. He conveys his concepts with rapid fire one liners. "It's a sick world and I'm a happy guy", Reeb proudly announces after stating his particularly twisted observations. Reeb didn't invent obscene phone calls or adultery, but he makes his living talking about them. In a perfect world Uncle Lar' would be unemployed.

Where others cringe, Reeb thrives. His sharp wit was custom built to handle hecklers. During a performance a regretful drunk once shouted "talk about sex." Larry retorted, "your parents shouldn't have had it", and of course capped it with, "that another tip from your Uncle Lar'."

Uncle Lar' is a regular on "The Bob & Tom Show", syndicated in over 100 markets. Larry has been voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, and has made numerous television and radio appearances.

His tips are tops. His inflections infectious. And the fans are fanatics. Reeb's cult-like clan can't get enough. Whether he's headlining comedy clubs, colleges or conventions, his wit is universally appealing. Relatively speaking, everyone travels from everywhere to see their Uncle Lar'.

Ticket price - $17.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Larry Reeb's Website

 

View Event →
Michael J. Blais
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Michael J. Blais

Comedian Michael J. Blais knows how to bond with an audience.  A comedy veteran with more than two decades of experience and thousands of performances behind him, Mike's easy-going style is refreshing and unique.

Whether he's talking about current events, the mysteries of relationships or driving in Chicago traffic, Mike communicates with people on their own terms and makes a friend of every person in the room. 

Ticket price - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Michael J. Blais' Website

View Event →
Nick Gaza
Jan
19
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 - TBD.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

View Event →

Jeremy "Jer-Dog" Danley
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jeremy "Jer-Dog" Danley

Just in case you’re not familiar with “Jer-Dog,” he has delivered over 2,000 performances in the last decade at comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, hotel lounges, neighborhood saloons, biker bars, summer festivals, and private events all over the country as part of The Grassroots Comedy Tour– the longest running independent comedy bar show in America.  As a radio personality, Jer-Dog’s comedy has been heard on THE BOB & TOM SHOW, SIRIUS-XM SATELLITE RADIO, and he’s currently a regular contributor onTHE STONE & DOUBLE T SHOW (104.9FM) Rockford, Illinois.

Jer-Dog has starred in the comedy documentaries (available on Amazon) Road Dogs (’06) and American Smartass (’10) chronicling his adventures with The Grassroots Comedy Tour.  His comedy CD,Domesticated Party Animal (Laughing Hyena Records) is also available on Amazon and select retail outlets throughout the country.  He has been featured in the press countless times and was voted one of Bud Light’s “Real Men of Comedy” by Maxim magazine.

Jer-Dog brings to the stage a powerhouse performance delivering fast paced one-liners and story-telling, while simultaneously incorporating characters, voices, sound effects, and audience interaction.  His captivating, blue collar style has mass appeal without being generic or politically correct.  Jer-Dog also dives into material about the challenges of transforming from an obnoxious party-animal into a domesticated stay-at-home dad.

Raised in a small town in Iowa, Jer-Dog began his comedy career almost 20 years ago, at the age of 19, by traveling for hours to cities with comedy clubs and karaoke/sports bars facing some of the toughest crowds imaginable.  He further developed his showmanship skills during a 10-year tour with “Shenani-Guns”  Comedy Wild West Show, performing at Six Flags and state fairs.

Currently based in Chicago, IL, Jer-Dog spends most of his time with his family, writing new material, headlining live events, and interacting with his legions of fans online.

Jeremy "Jer-Dog" Danley's Website

Ticket price - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.

View Event →
SPECIAL EVENT - Mike Armstrong - SOLD OUT
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

SPECIAL EVENT - Mike Armstrong - SOLD OUT

Mike Armstrong is a real Southern gentleman with a quick-wit about him.  Frequently referred to as, "everyone's favorite former cop," Mike has been making audiences laugh SINCE WAY BACK.  With appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, the Fox and CMT networks, as well as many fundraising and corporate events, Mike is everyone's best friend while providing an event full of good, fun, (and clean) entertainment.

When not on the stage, Mike can be found hanging out with his four pups; Rufus, Humphrey, Millie and Georgie, and spending time with his small herd of five children and fiancé, Petra. 

Ticket price - $20.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Mike Armstrong's Website

View Event →
SPECIAL EVENT - "Mr. Showtime" David Scott
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

SPECIAL EVENT - "Mr. Showtime" David Scott

"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 - $20.00!  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. This show sold out last year.  Final show of the season!  
Minimum age is 21 years old.

David Scott's Website

 

View Event →
Special Event - Rex Havens
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Special Event - Rex Havens

Rex has been delighting comedy audiences for 20 years, in world-famous comedy clubs like The Improv, Catch-A-Rising Star, Funny Bones and Zanies, on television for Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief, on radio with Bob & Tom and NPR, cruise ships worldwide, and corporate clients including GM, American Express, Texaco, 3M, Coca-Cola, IBM, Toshiba, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson, Ameritech, Proctor & Gamble, State Farm, Quaker Oats, Verizon and the IRS (“Working for the IRS is the only sure way to get money from them.”), and numerous non-profit and charitable organizations, such as St. Jude’s and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A former college professor who made the unusual transition to the standup comedy stage in the ’80’s, Rex has always believed that laughter is the best defense against a confusing and challenging world. Rex’s take on marriage and family has propelled him to performances in all 50 states and around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bermuda, Montreal, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Aruba, Rome and Cannes.

Tickets are $20.00 each.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and to make table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Rex Havens Website

View Event →
Henry Spoon
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Henry Spoon

Known as the, “Mastermind Of Comedy”, Henry Spoon has a writing style as original as his catch phase, “Thank you very much, I wrote that myself”. He’s an energetic comic, with the ability to deal with social and relationship issues without the use of profanity. His material is amazingly creative and versatile. In one week he did a show at the Joliet Correctional Center, then brought down the house at a Mother’s Day dinner, using the same 45- minute set! Henry Spoon is a headliner by any definition of the word. His improvising with the audience makes it a pleasure to sit in the front row. Guaranteed to give you two scoops of laughter! He’s Henry Spoon, The Mastermind Of Comedy!  
He is a screenwriter, music producer, singer, rapper, dancer and drummer.

Ticket price - $15.00
Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

 

View Event →
Brian Hicks
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Hicks

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 - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

View Event →
Katrina Brown
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Katrina Brown

Dubbed “The Weird One” by her step-father, Katrina has spent her life living up to that nickname.  With her metal head and potpourri of physical oddities, there is no shortage of material for her to draw from. As the youngest of seven children, Katrina found that cultivating an obnoxious and loud personality was a way to not get lost in the shuffle.

Add in a marriage to a Sasquatch, mother of two boys, and this woman has found a lot to say. She’ll say the things you wish you were bold enough to.  She has no filter when it comes to keeping her material real, relatable, and honest. Mixing material everyone can relate to in with her own bizarre reality of being a “Mutant” misfit of society, Katrina’s experiences as a wife, mother, aging woman, Pop Culture Addict, and ‘proof nature likes practical jokes’ keep audiences of every adult age and demographic in stitches.  Simply put? This woman is fearless and fierce. 

From colleges to comedy clubs, various “Animal Lodge” shows to fund raisers and charity events, Katrina has been touring for years through OH, WV, KY, MD, IN, IL, TN, ND, WI… and the list goes on.  Local spots for NE Ohio’s PBS station, & performing Stand-Up for“Laugh Out Loud St. Louis” round out her ever-growing resume as an Entertainer. 

Blue enough to merit a PG-13 rating, and clean enough to not horrify people

Ticket price - $15.00
Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

Katrina Brown's Website

View Event →
Vince Carone
Jan
27
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 - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 or stop in to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old. 

View Event →
Bryan Cork
Jan
20
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 - $15.00Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.

Bryan Cork's Website

View Event →
Charlie Wiener
Jan
13
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 - $15.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations.  Minimum age is 21 years old.

View Event →
Michael Palascak
Dec
23
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 - $16.00.  Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.

Michael Palascak’s Website

View Event →
Peter Hefty
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

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

Peter Hefty's Website

 

View Event →
Rodney Lumpkins
Nov
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

 

View Event →
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

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

 

View Event →