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Dec 1-3: Tim Harmston with Mike Earley and Reena Calm

Tim Harmston was only a year into his career when he won Acme Comedy Company’s 2003 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest. After winning, Tim booked appearances on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, the Bob and Tom radio show, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Tim has performed at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, NE, and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta.

Thansgiving Weekend: Darryl Lenox with Damon Millard and Martin Henn

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. After his success on Starz, Lenox caught the eye of late night television and was featured on Conan.

November 23: *Thanksgiving Eve with Victor’s on VanBuren* Head over to Victor’s anytime after 5pm for their complimentary buffet, then catch the complimentary 7:30pm shuttle over to Comedy Cafe! All shuttle riders pay NO admission to Comedy Cafe’s 8pm show. Shuttle back to Victor’s after the show for cocktails! Reservations strongly recommended- call 414-271-JOKE to make yours!

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November 25: *$5 Black Friday Special*

Nov 17-19: Michael Harrison with Subhah Agarwal and William Krolowitz

Utilizing a clever, honest, and outrageous style, Michael Harrison is comfortable in any environment. Whether performing at a college, corporate meeting, private party, or a bar, he always delivers a hysterical comedy show that keep his audiences wanting more.
Michael’s natural talent and infectious energy has supplied him with a strong following all over North America. He has earned glowing reviews for his festival appearances in New York, Las Vegas, Sudbury and Calgary. Michael came in 1st place at the Hamilton Great Canadian Laugh Off and was featured in his own national comedy special on the Comedy Network!
Besides touring extensively, Michael has also found time to develop a solid acting resume with appearances on NBC’s “The Bridge”, “Queer as Folk”, the TBS movie “The Jazzman”, and a co-hosting spot on “E-West”.

Nov 10-12: Adam Norwest with Steve Hartman and Chris Schmidt

Adam Norwest was born with the ability to make people laugh. He began performing professional improv comedy at the age of 13 and started doing stand-up a few years later. The Tacoma native uses his energetic style and natural confidence to make his stories about marriage, family, and looking incredibly young not only funny, but relatable and engaging.
Adam mixes clever material with crowd interaction for a truly memorable experience for every audience. In 2012, Adam was named the Winner of CMT’s Next Big Comic. His jokes have been featured on The Chive, and he was featured in the viral Buzzfeed series, “Truth or Drink: Best Friends”.

Nov 3-5: Kevin Williams with Roy Haber and Maurice Shaw

Kevin Williams is one of the most creative and bright comedians performing today. Kevin’s brand of humor is best described as “in your face silliness!” With his mix of observational humor and ability to infuse music into his act makes his performance a must see! Because of this Kevin has always been entertaining for diverse audiences. He has not only entertained audiences though out the country, but has performed over seas in Germany and Japan.
During his 10 years in comedy, Kevin has won several other comedy contests including the Chicago Comedy Competition in 2005. He has opened for comedians such as D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Christopher Titus. He has also appeared on B.E.T’s Comic View, and Last Comic Standing

Oct 27-29: Brian Aldridge with Rob Neville and TBA

Brian Aldridge is a fraternity boy all grown up. A “reformed frat boy” if you will. Already with two television appearances under his belt and no doubt more to come, Brian is a rising comedy star. His sarcastic delivery and sharp wit will have you rolling with laughter one minute and asking yourself “did he really just say that?” the next. A Chicago native, Brian got his start opening for great comedians like: Dave Chappelle, Carlos Mencia, Chelsea Handler, Bill Burr, Damon Wayons, and others who will undoubtedly be offended now that they weren’t mentioned. A veteran of countless comedy festivals and headliner of great comedy rooms all over the country, Brian is set to soon be a household name. Don’t miss the chance to see this talented man!

Oct 20-22: Scott Paparcuri with Ramie Makhlouf and Liz Ziner

Scott Paparcuri is funny! It’s what he does. Scott Paparcuri has been performing stand-up comedy for over 20 years. He hasn’t had a day job in 16 years. Scott’s act revolves around his favorite subject: Himself. “The only regret I have about doing stand-up comedy is that I am not able to watch me” Scott says. You may have seen Scott on HBO, MTV or heard him on “The Howard Stern Show.” What makes scott so funny is his life. Scott is 40 years old and has never been married. He has no children. “Kids would take the focus off of me.” Scott reasons. Scott looks at life this way: “How does this affect me?” Scott on recent events: The Stock market crash: ‘I don’t have a penny invested in the market. It has no effect on me. My weekly stock is the New York Giants” The Presidential Election” I am voting for which party will give me the most comedy material.” The Economy: “It’s about my economy. If I have money then the economy is strong.” What makes Scott so funny and compelling is how many topics he can joke about. Scott is an entertaining and exciting performer who bonds with his audience.

Oct 13-15: Lenny Schmidt with Geoffrey Asmus and Toler Wolfe

Lenny moved back to Hollywood in 1999. and the last ten years have been pretty busy. He has been in dozens of National Television Commercials; appeared in several films, such as “Joe Dirt”, and has performed dramatic roles in Television shows such as; “NCIS”, “ER”, “Prison Break”, and “Desperate Housewives”.

He’s also Written, directed, produced, and performed in several sketch shows, short films, and Theater presentations. including his own one-man show titled “Better”. He also stays true to his first love, Stand-up Comedy. Lenny performs weekly in the L.A area, select clubs through out the country, and has recorded 3 comedy CD’s.

Lenny can also be seen in the film “The Ugly Truth” with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, HBO’s “True Blood”, and in the upcoming season premiere of “Bones” on Fox.

Oct 6-8: Jason Russell with Turner Barrowman and Tyler Menz

Jason’s comedy style is silly, full of different characters and unforgettable facial expressions. His strong personality and explosive energy lets audiences know right from the start that this is going to be a ride! Never using dirty language, his show is a cross between Richard Pryor and Jim Carey. Jason has been seen in a Documentary called “Crossing The Lines” Interracial Comedians, did extra work on the tv show “Prision Break” and has worked with Martin Lawrence and Patti LaBelle!

Sept 29-Oct 1: Ken Garr with Jill Maragos and Bill Gevitz

Ken Garr grew up on the south side of Chicago. The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. The youngest of 4 children, Ken’s hilarious views on life are derived from growing up in a blue collar family with his own white collar aspirations.

Ken’s countless life experiences including a recent divorce, his “boring” job at a Wall Street firm and his numerous run-ins with the law and subsequent trips to the hospital make his seemingly never-ending journey to fame and fortune a can’t miss experience.

A graduate of the world famous Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Ken performs regularly at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and has performed in both the “Laugh Your Asheville Off” Comedy Festival in Asheville, North Carolina and the Big Sky Comedy Festival in Billings, Montana and can be seen regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv and Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, CA.

Ken brings the influential characters of his life to stage with energy and zeal to produce a show that is nothing less than extraordinary.