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March 10-12 – Vladimir Caamano with Geoff LaFleur and Steve Springer

Headliner Details: With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.
He is an NBC Standup for Diversity Finalist and has been featured on “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS.TV, and NUVO TV’s “Standup and Deliver”. Vladimir tours nationally and is a regular in the New York scene performing at The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, and the Comic Strip Live. He is also a Diversity Scholarship Winner at The People’s Improv Theater where he is also taking writing courses. Whether discussing his Mother’s obsession with Tropicana orange juice, traveling to college without luggage, or telling stories of his outrageous dad, you will enjoy this artist weave a hilarious fabric of truth and absurdity. .

March 3-5: “The Swinger” David Scott with Chris Smith and William Krolowitz

The Swinger 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 there is so much more. There’s a straight jacket. There’s the “World’s Most Dangerous Bit in Comedy”. Even a little mind reading. Not to mention one of the best finales in the business that takes the audience on an incredibly funny journey through 4 decades of music.

The Swinger 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.

Feb 25-27: Luke Ashlocke

Glasgow, Scotland native Luke Ashlocke arrived in the United States on a mission. From the minute he stepped onto the comedy scene he has been making waves. From Appearances on The Comedy Network’s; “The Great Canadian Laugh Off” and “The Montreal Comedy Festival” to The CWB’s “The Daily Buzz” and NBC’s “Night Shift” and”New Day”, to reviews such as “Funny As Hell” -Good Times Magazine, Long Island, NY & “This is what live stand up is supposed to be” – Weird Magazine, Austin, TX. Luke is one of the hardest working comics in the industry today. In 2011 Luke was voted break out artist of the year at the Los Angeles Comedy Awards and won BEST Actor for his role in “Vicky and Sam” at the London Film Festival. You can hear Luke’s unique brand of humor on one of his three Albums- “Ill be Nicer When You Are Smarter”, “If My Jokes Dont Kill Them Im Sure This Gun Will Help”, and “Head Full of Tales” or on Bob and Tom and XM radio station RAWDOG on heavy rotation. Apologies, we had to switch phones a couple times to complete this interview, but what Luke has to say about writing a comedy act is well worth sticking with it!

Feb 18-20: Quinn Dahle with Michael Quu and Tim Hunter

With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams. Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy. He tours from coast to coast and has even entertained our troops as far away as Japan. Quinn’s comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous. Quinn is currently developing a sit-com based on his life and looks forward to using the silver screen to further build his fan base.

Valentines Day with Chris Barnes (Sunday Shows!)

Comedy Café’s MOST requested headliner Chris Barnes has been making his mark on the comedy scene throughout the Midwest, the South, and the East Coast with his storming style of humor. The native Milwaukeean can be best described as a high-energy comic that will take an audience and keep them laughing as he interprets his experiences of life. Barnes is also the man of many faces; his personality and facial expressions will bring an audience to life. Barnes has worked and laughed with such people as John Mendoza, JJ Jimmy Walker, Andrew Dice Clay, Sinbad, Bill Cosby, and many others. It’s no surprise Barnes has become a national headliner, working in such clubs as Dangerfield’s in New York City; Rascal’s in New Jersey; Zanies in Chicago; Chaplin’s in Detroit; Comedy Cafe in Milwaukee; and many others throughout the country.

Feb 11-13: Chris Barnes with Tucker Diedrich

Comedy Café’s MOST requested headliner Chris Barnes has been making his mark on the comedy scene throughout the Midwest, the South, and the East Coast with his storming style of humor. The native Milwaukeean can be best described as a high-energy comic that will take an audience and keep them laughing as he interprets his experiences of life. Barnes is also the man of many faces; his personality and facial expressions will bring an audience to life. Barnes has worked and laughed with such people as John Mendoza, JJ Jimmy Walker, Andrew Dice Clay, Sinbad, Bill Cosby, and many others. It’s no surprise Barnes has become a national headliner, working in such clubs as Dangerfield’s in New York City; Rascal’s in New Jersey; Zanies in Chicago; Chaplin’s in Detroit; Comedy Cafe in Milwaukee; and many others throughout the country.

Feb 4 – 6: Darryl Lenox with John Egan

Comedy Café Favorite Darryl Lenox has been performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada since the early 1990s. Some of his early career accomplishments include opening for Chuck Berry and Maxi Priest, Winner of Best New Play at Vancouver Fringe Festival, and Winner of Seattle Comedy Competition.

Lenox has since appeared on the BET’s ComicView, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and A&E. Lenox’s comedy special “Blind Ambition” appeared on Starz, and continues to be featured on their channel multiple times a month.[4][5] After his success on Starz, Lenox caught the eye of late night television and was featured on Conan.

Jan 28-30: Nate Craig

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Nate Craig is one of the most well traveled young comedians in the country. His exciting live shows and cutting edge writing have been enjoyed in all corners of the United States and Canada. He has been featured on the Bob & Tom Radio show, and has written for NPRs A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor. Aside from being the creator and Executive producer of The Visitors Locker Room on Fearless Radio, www.fearlessradio.com, his latest full length comedy album, Crap Circus, is a regular feature on XM satellite radio. Nate was a featured performer at the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was also featured at the 2007 DC Comedy Festival. Nate has also appeared on NBCs hit show, Medium and Last Call with Carson Daly. An established performer with national credentials, Nate is well on his way to becoming one of Americas top entertainers.

Jan 21-23: Mike Brody with Krains Butter

Starting comedy on a whim at an open mic in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. Bucking the trend of the apathetic comedian, his genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the unique world of Mike Brody: An affable, clever guy whose life is often derailed by his own neurotic, obsessive-compulsive and clumsy tendencies.
Brody has worked with Jay Pharoah, Dave Attell, Patrice O’Neal, Emo Philips, Doug Stanhope, Doug Benson, and legendary street performer/madman/savant Wesley Willis. He is the official event comedian for the SyFy Channel’s TV show “Ghost Hunters” and has also appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show.”
Brody is also the creator of the “Kevin Love Jersey Burning – MN Nice Style” YouTube video, which went viral with over 2.5 million views. It was featured on Sports Center, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and nearly every major news/sports site.

Jan 14-16: Rondell Sheridan with Patrick Susmilch and Shawn Shelnutt

Rondell Sheridan first walked on stage the summer of 1982, at a little club in the West Village called Mostly Magic. Six months later he became a regular at the New York Improv. It was there he began to hone his comedy chops. Hard work eventually lead to appearances on the Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Late, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, Showtime, Comedy Central and many, many, many more. Rondell has done it all. However, not just a Stand-up comic, he’s also an actor who you’ve seen on over 200 half hour television shows, like NBC’s Minor Adjustments (a show he co-created), Nickelodeon’s Cousin Skeeter, and Cory in the House! However he’s probably best known as Chef Victor, the lovable dad on Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’.
Credits:
“Comics Unleashed”
“The Late Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson”
“The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson”
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
“Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”
“Stand-up Spotlight with Rosie O’Donald”
“Stand-up Sit Down w/ Robert Klien”
“Carolines Comedy Hour”
“Rascals Comedy Hour”
“Evening at the Improv”
“Comic Strip Live”
“The Rick Dees Show”
“Showtimes’s Comedy on Campus”
“Showtime’s A Pair of Jokers”
“Match Game”
“Liar’s Club”
“Hollywood Squares”
“Celebrity Family Feud”
“The Arsenio Hall Show