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April 9-11: John Conroy with Carmen Morales and Steve Breese

D.C. native, John Conroy, has devoted himself to making people laugh. John’s material is smart, aggressive and uncompromising – which makes him a comedian that you won’t soon forget.

Shortly after he relocated to Minnesota, his peers voted him “2008 Best New Comic in the Twin Cities”. His sharp and well-crafted material then earned him the title of “2009 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities”.
John Conroy: Washington, D.C. native John Conroy brings an everyman’s attitude to smart, sharply written material that runs the gamut from shrewd observations to social satire. Shortly after moving toMinnesota in 2008 his peers voted him Best New Comic in the Twin Cities, and the following year he took the top prize in the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Contest. Over the next two years he made a rapid transition from opener to headliner, playing hundreds of shows each year and touring the top clubs throughout the midwest and East Coast. Conroy is a jovial iconoclast whose good-humored but aggressive act makes a lasting impression

April 2-4: Scott Long with Todd McComas and Geoffrey Asmus

Scott Long shares his story of how quickly life can go from urban hipster to suburban dipster, when you become a father of twins at 40. If you like stories about minivans and porn in the same joke, this is your show. Growing up in the cornstalk ghetto, Scott’s show has been described as hilarious, but poignant. He has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, XM radio, and the Bob and Tom Show. Scott finished his 10th season writing the sketches for the emmy-nominated NFL on FOX pregame show. Known for his hilarious interactions with the audience, no two Scott Long shows are ever the same.

March 26-28: Scott Henry with Josh Cocks and Tracey Schroeder

Scott’s career as a stand-up comedian and actor was launched at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Following the festival, he had three consecutive talent holding deals – two with ABC and one with UPN. Scott has appeared on “The King Of Queens,” “Chelsea Lately,” and “Sports Soup,” as well as in specials for Comedy Central and VH-1. He has also just finished shooting a film called “Thrift Store Cowboy.” He has also been to over 50 countries entertaining U.S. troops, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Scott has also voiced more than 100 commercial for companies such as Toyota, Netflix, Coors, and Fram. He is known in the corporate world for his well-rounded versatility and top level comedy and hosting skills.

March 19-21: Mary Mack with Mike Lester and Maurice Shaw

Mack had her national TV debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She currently plays the co-lead character on Fox’s new cartoon Golan the Insatiable, and her voice has been featured in various commercials and in in the cult favorite Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

A favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country, including Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, The Bob and Tom Show, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Big River Radio Wave,” and American Public Media’s WITS live show and podcast, Mary’s comedy (spotted with occasional mandolin and clarinet outbursts) has been seen in the Vancouver Comedy Fest, The Andy Kaufman Awards, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and the San Francisco Sketch Fest as one of “The Dozen” up and coming headliners designated by the festival.

March 12-14: Sam Morril with Sydney Adeniyi and Allison Dunne

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Sam Morril, one of the fastest rising comics in New York City is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. Sam won March Madness 2010 at Comix, and was featured in a 4-page spread in the Daily News as “one of the four funniest in New York?” He then won the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, beating out over 600 (dreams were shattered!) applicants.
In 2011, Sam was named a “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central. His comedy can be heard on Sirius XM radio, and you can see him regularly at all the best clubs in New York City.

Recently, he’s been on “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV, and the “The Artie Lange Show.” Sam made a big impression at Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, and was written up a stand out among the “New Faces.”

Sam has been seen talking sports (mostly about his beloved Knicks) on MSG’s “The Bracket,” and he recently made his Late Night Debut on “Conan” on TBS.

You can see Sam regularly on “Red Eye” on Fox News, and he recently taped a stand-up set for Comedy Central on the second season of Adam Devine’s House Party.

Time Out New York says: “Morril’s jokes arise from his humiliations—sure, a lot of comedy does, but he’s especially adept at it.” Come see Sam before you catch swine flu or something. It’s out there!

March 5-7: Cy Amundson with Mike Cronin and Mike Kobin

Cy Amundson has quickly established himself as one of the nation’s fastest rising stand-up comedians. He was a standout performer as a New Face at last summer’s Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and recently made his television debut on Conan.

Named CMT’s Next Big Comic for 2011, Cy has been on the Bob and Tom Show and has performed in the Aspen Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Competition, and the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk, NE.

Feb 26-28: Chad Daniels with Fritz and Patrick Tomlinson

Chad’s devilishly naughty nature shines through like comedy gold when he takes the stage. Chad’s disarming personality allows him to push boundaries only the truly funny attempt. His edgy style usually begins by splitting the room into two equally stunned fractions and then miraculously ends up with everyone leaving the club with a new favorite comedian.

He’s appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In 2006 he was on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, appeared numerous times on The Bob and Tom Radio Show. Chad’s half hour special called Comedy Central Presents… Chad Daniels was voted #5 of all time in 2010. He’s one of 13 comedians that have the honor to say they were on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. In 2012, he won the Gilda’s Laughfest Competition, performed on TBS’s Conan

*Valentine’s Day* with Justin Schlegel (Special Event)

A Washington D.C. native, Justin Schlegel is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and co-host on 98Rock radio’s hilarious morning show, Justin, Scott, and Speigel. Prior to his current position, he was a frequent guest on 98Rock, filling in for talent and hosting his own evening show before moving to the mornings. Finding humor in the darker side of life, Schlegel’s stand-up routines combine goofy delivery with striking bluntness, without ever coming across as hurtful or mean-spirited.

He has opened for Brian Regan, Lisa Lampanelli, Kathleen Madigan, Harland Williams and Dave Attell, and toured across the nation with his high-energy act.

Feb 19-21: Don Friesen with Mark Schumacher

If you missed Don’s hilarious Showtime one-hour Special, “Ask Your Mom,” you’ve got to catch him Live! Engaging, clever, and just flat-out funny, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says “Friesen will leave a lasting comic impression,” and describes him as “offbeat, satirical, self-deprecating and slightly out of control.”

As the only two-time winner in the 36-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact.

He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest tech, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen’s credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. He was also featured in TBS’ “The Comedy Festival” in Las Vegas and is a wildly popular on KLOS’ 5:00 Funnies and XM Sirius satellite radio.

Comedy clips and more at www.donfriesen.com

Feb 12-14: Justin Schlegel with Gene Renfroe and Shawn Shelnutt

A Washington D.C. native, Justin Schlegel is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and co-host on 98Rock radio’s hilarious morning show, Justin, Scott, and Speigel. Prior to his current position, he was a frequent guest on 98Rock, filling in for talent and hosting his own evening show before moving to the mornings. Finding humor in the darker side of life, Schlegel’s stand-up routines combine goofy delivery with striking bluntness, without ever coming across as hurtful or mean-spirited. He has opened for Brian Regan, Lisa Lampanelli, Kathleen Madigan, Harland Williams and Dave Attell, and toured across the nation with his high-energy act.