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May 28-30: Tommy Ryman with Zach Martina and Turner Barrowman

Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr, a professed fan, raves she has “never seen anything like [Tommy] before in [her] whole life, [he is] one-of-a-kind, fantastic!” Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs and colleges around the nation, and he is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. Early in his career, Ryman was sought out by some of the nation’s top comedians opening for the likes of Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Nick Swardson. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and was featured as one of the “Twin Cities’ Funniest People” by Metro Magazine. Ryman is signed to StandUp! Records and assures audiences that his comedy album Bath Time with Tommy Ryman has a tasteful album cover.

May 21-23: Chris Barnes with Shawn Shelnutt and Antonio Aguilar

Comedy Café Favorite and native Milwaukeean 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. Barnes 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.

May 14-16: Brian Aldridge with David James Spaliaras and Mike Maxwell

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 laighter 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, good looking man!

May 7-9: Ralphie Roberts with Greg Berman and Allison Dunne

Don’t let the innocent face and the shy smile fool you Ralphie Roberts is a comedian ready to make you laugh.
His too silly to be serious brand of comedy is full of high energy and universal being exposed to more than one world his lifestyle which can be more accurately described 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

April 30-May 2: Lucas Bohn with Glen Gerard and

LUCAS BOHN is energetic with an edge. The perfect blend of schoolboy charm and bad-boy charisma, his comedy is both smart and audacious. Known as the little guy who generates big laughs, Lucas has shared the stage with Dave Chapelle, Jimmy Fallon, and Pablo Francisco. Lucas’ high-energy shows and hilarious impersonations make him an instant hit with audiences of all ages.
In 2013 Lucas was nominated “Comedian of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine.

April 23-25: Rob Little with Brent Terhune and William Krolowitz

Watch Rob in action, and you’ll agree that he is one of the very best stand-up comedians in the country. A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique. He headlines clubs and colleges all over the country, has appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as “Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew,” Comedy Central’s “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV’s “Latino Laugh Festival.” He also earned a role on the CBS network summer hit series, “Fire me Please.” Rob’s 2nd comedy DVD/CD, “Haulin’ Ass,” is another testament to his talent and status as a comedic force. His most recent DVD/CD “Cross Cross Applesauce” is available now!

Having established himself as one of the funniest, most progressive, new comedians in the country, it’s easy to understand why entertainment bookers call him “The Future of comedy with more contagious energy than the Energizer Bunny.” The Detroit Free press selected him as Michigan’s “Best up and Coming Comedian,” and he earned the title of “finalist” in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. Rob was also selected as a feature performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival along with the Boston Comedy and Movie Festival. And in 2007 Rob was named Maxim Magazine’s “Real Man of Comedy”.

Don’t let the “Little” name fool you. Little is BIG!

April 16-18: Johnny Beehner with Ryan Holman and Peter Daniel

Johnny Beehner puts on a very funny show. That’s all there is to it. He has been performing stand up comedy since 1999. He has had appearances on TBS’ Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he can be heard on SiriusXM Satellite radio, and he is constantly traveling from city to city across the country making people laugh.

Johnny started his comedy career putting on his own shows in Milwaukee during his college years. He spent the summers between school years pounding the pavement in the comedy world of New York City, and then Los Angeles.

With a stong background in improvisational theater throughout all of college, including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City, Johnny brings a very unique show to the stage. His shows have been described as “silly,” “smart,” “fun,” and “hilarious.” Johnny centers himself as the butt of most of his jokes with tales of growing up an awkward, tall, skinny middle child in a huge family. Whether its at a college, a private event, or a comedy club, Johnny’s clean and clever style of comedy is sure to keep the audience laughing.

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.