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July 23-25: Emily Galati with Jeff Scheen and Nardos Osterhart

Please Note: We are now located at 1033 N Old World 3rd Street

Not your typical female comedian, Emily Galati does not dwell on the differences between men and women or any of the other cliche topics you have come to expect from female comics. Instead, she offers up intelligent and hilarious material, with impeccable timing and a charm rarely seen on the comedy stage. In 2014, Emily made her television debut and was chosen as a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing.” She also appeared on Fox’s “Laughs” and “Comics Unleashed” on CBS. In 2013, she was chosen to represent Chicago in the “Best of the Midwest” Competition at Gilda’s LaughFest. She has also been a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity

July 16-18: *Grand Re-Opening* featuring Michael Palascak with Mike O’Keefe and John Egan

PLEASE NOTE: We are now located at 1033 N Old World 3rd Street!

In the last three years, Michael Palascak debuted on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also performed at The TBS LOL Lounge in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago. He also has performed at Caesar’s Palace in The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham Season 3. Last year, he was selected as one of 12 comedians in America and internationally to debut his half hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.

June 18-20: Mike Stanley with Geoff LaFleur and Jeff Horste

WRY, WITTY, CUNNING, AND CRASS Mike Stanley is all of these things, but none, when put on paper, quite manage to serve the justice dealt by Stanley onstage. Yeah, he’s pretty hilarious, but more than just coarse anecdotes about life there’s an enviable amount of heart and warmth behind Stanley’s humor.

Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it’s not difficult to see why Stanley was named “Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian” in a Peoples Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and ranked in the top 10 of the best comedians in Chicago by a poll on Comedy.com.

Originally hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago he tours constantly, both domestically and internationally. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.

ACCOLADES:
-2005 Winner : “Last comic still standing competition” , Rochester NY
-2005 Winner : ” Joey’s comedy club , Comedy Competition” Livonia , MI
-2005 Top Three : “Michigan Up and comers”
-2006 Winner : ” Canadian Mist Whiskey Comedian of the year”
-2007 : Highlighted as a “stand out” at the first “Detroit Comedy Festival”
-2008 : Semi-Finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival ”
-2008 : Mike was voted “Readers Choice ” in the “Best Chicago Stand Up Comedian” Category of the Chicago Reader Newspaper.
-2009 : Signed onto the Grammy award winning STANDUP! RECORDS .
-2009: Mike was voted in the top 10 of the “Best Chicago comedians” by Comedy.com
-2010: Semi-Finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival ”
-2011: Performed at the “San Francisco Comedy Festival”
-2012 : “Best of the Midwest ” Gilda’s Laugh Fest.
-2012: TBS Just for Laughs Festival.
-2013: Was a featured at the 2013 TBS Just for Laughs Festival, one of four comedians given a dual headlining show.
-2013: Funny or Die Oddball festival featuring Dave Chapelle.

June 11-13: Dan Davidson with Seth Davis and Liz Ziner

Dan Davidson recently had the pleasure of performing for the troops based in the Middle East on the Red, White and a little Bluer tour. He has appeared on Comedy Central – Short Attention Span Theater, Fox – A Night of Comedy. He has been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated The Bob and Tom Show and his material has been aired on satellite radio. Davidson has worked with a wide range of performers such as David Alan Grier, Brett Butler, Bobby Slayton, Kevin Pollack, Bryan Callen and opened for musical acts such as The Counting Crows and The Wallflowers.

June 4-6: Bryan Miller with Lee Lycan and Corey Adam 08:00 PM

Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year he was a finalist in Acme’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest, and just two years later he was spotted by Craig Ferguson, who invited him to do a spot on CBS’s The Late Late Show, where he made his network television debut in April 2012. Every week he writes football jokes for Costaki Economopoulos’s “Quick Snaps” podcast and radio segment, which is featured on the Bob & Tom Show and can be found on iTunes. He’s also a recurring opener for Minnesota Public Radio’s comedy variety show Wits. Bryan has appeared in the Great American Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, can be heard on Sirius/XM radio, and is featured on the Stand Up! Records compilation album “Nerd Alert.”

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.