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June 2-4: Vince Carone with Peter Daniel and Elijah Holbrook

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!”

May 26-28: James Berry with Jen Schaal and Greg Bach

James Ervin Berry’s likable personality, down-to-earth attitude and fun loving nature generates big laughs! He is a comedian who LOVES making an audience laugh…and it shows! At Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Corporate Events or Festivals his target is always the same–Funny Bones! Foot stomping, hand clapping, smile on your face laughter!!
James Ervin Berry’s comedic style has been described as “observational, with an educated homespun feel.” His “boy next door” charm creates an instant connection with mainstream audiences nationwide.
He’s appeared on Comcast Comedy Spotlight, WGN America and he’s heard often on The Bob and Tom Radio Show.

Also provided laughs: Muskego’s own Jenn Schaal!!!

May 19-21: Gary Vider with Jason Hillman and Tyler Menz

In the history of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent”, only four stand-up comics have made it to the final ten. Gary Vider is one of them. Gary made his TV stand-up debut in 2014 on TBS’, “Conan”. Gary’s other TV appearances include AXS TV Gotham Live, and Comics Unleased with Byron Allen. He has been heard on SiriusXM’s The Jay Thomas Show and The Sam Roberts Show. He has performed nationally in comedy festivals such as Bridgetown and Laughing Skull. In 2014, Gary placed 1st in the Carolines on Broadway March Madness Competition where he beat out 63 of NYC’s

May 12-14: Dave Waite with Tim McLaughlin and Martin Henn

Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to his performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live at Gotham, and season eight of Last Comic Standing, comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Ludlow, KY native’s peculiar outlook on life. In 2012, Dave solidified his reputation as one of the country’s hottest up-and-coming comics by winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and appearing in the New Faces division of the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Dave regularly guests on top morning radio shows, including the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. Tracks from his Stand Up! Records albums Kaboom! and Hotdoggin’ can be frequently heard on both Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also co-produces The Secret Show, a popular monthly comedy night at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA.

May 5-7: Nate Timmel with Dom Pare and Tucker Diedrich

When but six years old, Nathan conned his sweet little grandmother into buying him a record album. The cover pictured a man picking his nose, and what’s funnier to a six-year-old than boogers? That album was George Carlin’s “Class Clown,” and soon Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say On Television.” Thus began Nathan’s descent into a career in stand up comedy.

Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has: performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded several comedy CD’s—two of which receive regular airplay on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio—thrice visited the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, been overseas for American Troops eight times—hotspots such as Iraq and Afghanistan included—and performed for international audiences in locations such as Seoul, South Korea. In 2009, nine newspapers wrote promotional articles about Nathan, and on two occasions he was the sole guest on Iowa Public Radio’s “The Exchange.”

April 28-30: Shaun Latham with Miguel Dalmau and Elijah Holbrook

Shaun Latham incites uncontrollable laughter in audiences with his no-holds-barred brand of observational humor and riffs on dating, discount sites, hip hop culture, and other everyday life situations and scenarios.
With his first big screen appearance in the independent film “I’m Not Like That No More” alongside Paul Rodriguez and Felipe Esparza in 2009, Shaun showed his range as an all-around performer. In 2013, Shaun was a featured headliner on NUVOtv’s “Stand up and Deliver” season 2, as well as an invited guest to the first ever Oslo, Norway Comedy Festival.
Gabriel Iglesias is a huge fan of Shaun’s talents and gave him the “Fluffy” stamp of approval by bringing him on the road for 2 international tours. (Fluffyshop, Stand up Revolution). Shaun made his Network television premiere on Season 1 of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Revolution” and was brought back for a second appearance on Season 3 in 2014.
Shaun was named #2 in “OC WEEKLY’s top 5 comics to watch” in 2015! “Shaun has the gift for gab on the stage and never fails to cap on audience members with the greatest of wit-filled ease. Our advice? Stop what you’re doing and get on board with #TeamLazyEye. You won’t be sorry.” – Ali Lerman, OC Weekly.

With a perfect balance of polished act and incredible crowd-work, Shaun Latham will absolutely provide you with a show full of side-splitting laughter and great next day water cooler-conversation!

April 21-23: Paul Hooper

An only child with OCD, Paul Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability that he plays to the hilt through his bullet proof rants. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina, now residing in New York City, has been featured on Red Eye with Tom Shillue, at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Fest and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. A seasoned headliner, Paul has performed in forty two states and ten countries, including two armed forces tours. HIs debut solo album, “Tense and Uncomfortable” was released with Stand Up! Records, and is available on i-Tunes.

April 14-16: Mark Poolos with Nate Armbruster and Jonah Jurkens

Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films “Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies” and “Joanie Loves Furbies”. He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn’t enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6’7″ weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style. He has been compared to Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states and all across Canada. Mark’s ultimate dream is to do a film that people actually will have seen.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
Laughs on fox WGN America
The Bob and Tom Show
Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
Comcast Trial By Laughter – *Winner
Comedy 10k – *Finalist
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival – *Finalist

April 7-9: Shaun Jones with Eric Clark and Eric Lewis Baker

Shaun Jones has traveled worldwide entertaining crowds, using many of his personal life experiences to get a good laugh. Like an accomplished chef, Shaun’s comedy combines a cup of truth, a tablespoon of originality, and a double twist of humor. When Shaun takes the stage, he mixes his talents before the audience, bakes his show just right and serves up a unique dish to satisfy everyone’s laughter appetite.

Shaun has appeared on several national television shows, such as B.E.T’s “Comic View”, B.E.T’s “One Mic Stand”, BounceTV’s “Off The Chain” & Showtime’s “1 Amendment”. In 2003 he made his motion picture debut in the movie “Shade” as a crooked poker player, Mr. Ose, which starred Sylverster Stallone & Jamie Foxx. Shaun continues to travel the world entertaining audiences and serving them with hearty laughter and his quick-witted humor.

March 24-26: Fritz and Brian Hicks

Brian Hicks, 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. He has shared the stage with such notables as Kevin Nealon, Louie Anderson, Gilbert Gottfried, Craig Ferguson, Tommy Chong, Emo Phillips, Wendy Liebman and many others.

Fritz is a midwest boy with a global sense of humor. Quick wit at a laid back pace. Fritz has had audiences laughing since taking to the stage in 1999. Fritz is a man with a microphone and a sharp sense of sarcasm. Covering everything from his childhood to the night before last, Fritz is plain and simple funny.