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March 20-22: Nick Vatterott with CJ Sullivan & Jason Hillman

In 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Nick Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. He just shot a stand-up special for Comedy Central as well as produced and performed in Comedy Central’s new series, Mash Up. Nick has toured with Chicago’s storied Second City and his sketch group ‘Heavyweight’ has performed at Second City’s Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. He was the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman award in 2011 and before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.” Nick Vatterott’s comedy has been called high-energy, improvisational, unconventional, outside the box, but most of all hilarious!

March 13-15: George Gallo with Terry McNeely & Hugh Murray

George Gallo is a street/stand-up comedian from New York who is a presence in New York City’s comedy, radio, television and independent production scene. Ordinary and bizarre characters inspire Gallo and his sense of humor. Gallo’s stand-up is an mix of characterizations and experiences that feel like something that was never done before. On stage, his show is improvised with existing material that is always new, exciting and sometimes just plain weird. Inspirations are TV shows from anytime in history. George began stand-up after making flicks with friends and was coerced into performing in comedy clubs. A natural style occurred and soon the television spots followed: Caroline’s Comedy Hour, NBC, USA, A&E’s Evening at the Improv, FOX, Comedy Central and more!

March 6-8: Ms Pat with Simon Zais & Ryan Holman

In 2003 Ms Pat appeared at the Open-Mic-Night at “The Pub” in Atlanta. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her place. She began pouring punch lines across stages at the rate other moms pour milk at the counter. With a comedy career now spilling over 9 years this powerful woman brings a hardcore, in your face, honest and hilarious perspective to her shows.

In 2009 she began touring as the opening act for national headliner Arnez J. In July of this year she made her first TV appearance on the TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos” and BET’s “Comic View” She will also be appearing on Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out” comedy special in October. She is a regular guest on the Bob and Tom Radio Show. Currently she appears on Katt Williams new DVD release “Kattpacalypse”.

Feb 27 – Mar 1 – RC Smith with JF Harris & William Krolowitz

A truly great warm-up comic can jump-start an audience from nothing to something and has to do it right from the start. He has to have great energy as soon as he hits the stage and he has to be right on the money. Quick. Smooth. Funny. RC SMITH IS THAT GUY!RC is currently the warm-up comic for “The Rachael Ray Show ” and has also done warm-up for “The Colbert Report”, “The Tony Danza Show”, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, “The Caroline Rhea Show”, “Ricki Lake” and NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs”. Not only does RC ignite a live television studio audience, he also does the same thing in a comedy club.

Feb 20-22 – J Chris Newberg with Fritz & Ben Bergman

J Chris Newberg has performed on America’s Got Talent, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured with Dane Cook and written songs for American Idol. Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show!

Feb. 13-15: Derick Lengwenus with Bryan Morris and Stacey Kulow

Derick Lengwenus’ credits include: Winner of Best Comedy in the Montreal Fringe Festival, Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Just For Laughs Festival, and finalist at the San Francisco Comedy Competition.

Derick is a favorite of the prestigious Just For Laughs festival where he has appeared five times. His 2005 appearance at the Just for Laughs festival made such an impression he was offered a one-hour television special after only five years in the business. The special was so successful it earned him his first Canadian Comedy Award nomination! Derick is also a favorite at corporate events and has performed for such corporations as Reebok, GM, and Accenture.

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Jan. 30 – Feb 1: Scott Henry, Peter Daniel and Shawn Shellnut

Scott Henry has done several different shows for Comedy Central,The King Of Queens, Chelsea Lately, and Sports Soup. He has voiced almost 100 commercials for companies like Net-Flix, Michelob, Toyota, Buick and many more.Scott has traveled to 50 different countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq entertaining our military troops with the USO and “Comics On Duty”.

Feb 6-8 Graham Elwood with Rodney Burayidi

Some of Graham Elwood’s TV appearances include “The Late Late Show” on CBS and “The Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central. He was also seen in “Super High Me,” and “The High Road, ” on G4.
5 USO tours to Afghanistan and Iraq inspired Graham to direct the documentary “Laffghanistan: Comedy Down Range” and the stand-up comedy DVD “Graham Elwood: Live From Afghanistan.” Also created the charity “Comics in Combat” which will raise money for vets.

Jan. 23-25 : Mike Lebovitz with Shane Torres and Russ Williamson

Mike Lebovitz’s comedy career began at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He’s been delighting and confounding audiences big and small ever since with his offbeat, yet accessible brand of humor.

An accomplished actor, director and writer as well, he draws from a broad range of disciplines in building his act which uses outlandish viewpoints and subversive turns of phrase to highlight the inherent absurdity of being. He doesn’t point out life’s little quirks, he revels in them!

Mike’s a member of the popular Chicago-based collective Comedians You Should Know.

Jan. 16-18 : Mark Poolos with Nate Armbruster and Ramie Makhlouf

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”. After his performances in those two films there wasn’t a person who didn’t know his name. He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn’t enough. Mark needed that instant connection. So he began his stand-up comedy career. In Marks comedy routine he melds observational humor, one liners, family humor, and humorous original songs with guitar accompaniment together, to create his own unique style of comedy. He has been compared to the likes of Adam Sandler and Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states including Nevada, California, and New York.