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Dec 26 & 27: Geoff LaFleur with Steve Hartman and Ramie Makhlouf

His playfully silly nature and energetically fun style, mixed with impeccable comedic timing and a Midwestern charm has made Geoff one of the top rising comics today…with bad posture. Geoff has performed stand-up at colleges, festivals, private parties, benefit shows and many top comedy clubs throughout the country from The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles to Zanies in Chicago to The Improv in Washington D.C. As well as being the opening act for such national touring comedians as Dave Chappelle, Brian Regan, Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, Jay Mohr, and Larry the Cable Guy.

Dec 18-20: Jason Russell with Russ Williamson and Jay Washington

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!

Dec 11-13: Ron Vaudry with JF Harris and Seth Davis

A favorite at both the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal and The Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland, Ron Vaudry has parlayed his standup success into headlining appearances at major comedy clubs on several continents. He is also a favourite at campuses across North America and the world.

His numerous television appearances include CBC’s “COMICS!”, Best of the Fest BBC3, “Comedy @ Club 54″, and “The Late Show” with Arsenio Hall. He has also been featured on several radio programs including CBC’s “Madly Off In All Directions” and “Definitely Not The Opera.”

Nov 6-8: Shane Mauss with Michael Harrison and Greg Bach

Shane Mauss has had appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham’, Showtime’s ‘Comics Without Borders’, and on what is easily his strangest television appearance to date: Playboy TV’s ‘Night Calls’.

He’s even done TV spots internationally including Just For Laughs “Funny As Hell” on HBO Canada, two appearances on BBC’s ‘The World Stands Up’, and Just For Laughs Australia at The Sydney Opera House.

Shane has been in several comedy festivals around the world including The Just For Laughs Festival Comedy Festival in Montreal, Sydney & Chicago, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR, The Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, The Sydney Comedy Festival, and The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.

Dec 4-6: *Eddie Brill* with Johnny Beehner and William Krolowitz (Special Event)

Eddie Brill warms up the audience and works as Talent Coordinator for comedians on Late Show with David Letterman, is the man to know in the humor-sphere. Aside from his connections at Letterman (where he’s also performed eight times), Brill’s half hour Comedy Central Presents special is a favorite on the network’s rotation, he teaches comedy workshops from the United States to Canada to England, and he serves as Humor Consultant for Reader’s Digest. His friendships with comedians such as Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Mark Maron, and Dave Attell ensure that he is no more than six degrees from any name in comedy.

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Nov 26, 28 & 29: Drew Michael with Shane Copland and Shawn Shelnutt

Drew Michael is a Chicago comedian who looks at life from a dark, cerebral point of view. His rumination on relationships, ex-girlfriends, beastiality, pedophilia, God, religion, Hitler, government, life and death has prompted TimeOut Chicago to call him, “Smart, funny and unabashedly crass.”

Drew is a founding member of the comedy collective, Comedians You Should Know. The Onion AV Club says, “The genuine quality of talent on display is unrivaled in Chicago.” The group released a self-titled album that debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.

See Drew now, while you still can, before he is viciously murdered by an ex-girlfriend, an unruly audience member, or himself.

Nov 20-22: Dylan Mandlsohn with Ben Moore and Nola J

Dylan Mandlsohn was nominated by the Canadian Comedy Awards for Funniest New Comedian in Canada. His appearance at “Yuk Yuk’s search for Canada’s Funniest New Comic” was screened nationally on CTV and the Comedy Network. Dylan has attended several comedy festivals for his sharp wit and physical comedy. He was invited to attend the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival where he performed in the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition. He also attended the Boston Comedy Festival where he was cast to perform for the Comcast Network.

November 13-15: *Tommy Johnagin* with Mike Cronin & John Schroeck

Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country. In 2007 Tommy was invited to the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, Canada where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” He has also appeared at Comedy Central’s “South Beach Comedy Festival”

TV credits include: Four appearances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. His own half-hour special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show”. In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s also appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage” and TBS’s “Very Funny Stand Up Show”

He has also been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio programs “The Bob and Tom Show” and the “The Ron and Fez Show”.

October 30-November 1: Gabe Kea with Danny Kallas and John Egan

Comedian Gabe Kea’s unbridled enthusiasm for entertaining audiences is what truly sets him apart. With a personality as big as his 6’5″ frame, Gabe melds well-crafted jokes with his comedic physicality to create an unforgettable show. Gabe started performing in St. Louis after spending most of his youth living in both the United States and Canada. He eventually relocated to southwestern Ohio, where he won the 2009 “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest. Gabe is a former recipient of Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail, awarded to those that distinguished themselves in the underground stand-up scene. In addition to opening for popular headliners like Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Nikki Glaser, Gabe can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. He recently performed with “Community” star Joel McHale at the 2013 Gilda’s Laugh Fest. His interests include hockey, beer, and reinforcing Canadian stereotypes.

October 23-25: John Roy with Marty DeRosa and Kevin Lobkovich

John Roy began his professional career at the famous Zanies Comedy Club on Wells Street in Chicago’s Old Town. He went on to tour the country’s best clubs, including the Laff Stop in Houston, and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, where Roy became a regular performer in 2002. In 2003, he appeared on the CBS television show, Star Search, and was its first champion, earning $100,000 and a development deal with CBS.
A move to Los Angeles traded one city for another, and Roy began to soak in the new cultures, lifestyles, and history of his new home and examine them in his comedy.