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Comedy Café’s MOST requested headliner 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. The native Milwaukeean 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.
Comedy Café Favorite Darryl Lenox has been performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada since the early 1990s. Some of his early career accomplishments include opening for Chuck Berry and Maxi Priest, Winner of Best New Play at Vancouver Fringe Festival, and Winner of Seattle Comedy Competition.
Lenox has since appeared on the BET’s ComicView, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and A&E. Lenox’s comedy special “Blind Ambition” appeared on Starz, and continues to be featured on their channel multiple times a month. After his success on Starz, Lenox caught the eye of late night television and was featured on Conan.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Nate Craig is one of the most well traveled young comedians in the country. His exciting live shows and cutting edge writing have been enjoyed in all corners of the United States and Canada. He has been featured on the Bob & Tom Radio show, and has written for NPRs A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor. Aside from being the creator and Executive producer of The Visitors Locker Room on Fearless Radio, www.fearlessradio.com, his latest full length comedy album, Crap Circus, is a regular feature on XM satellite radio. Nate was a featured performer at the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was also featured at the 2007 DC Comedy Festival. Nate has also appeared on NBCs hit show, Medium and Last Call with Carson Daly. An established performer with national credentials, Nate is well on his way to becoming one of Americas top entertainers.
Starting comedy on a whim at an open mic in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. Bucking the trend of the apathetic comedian, his genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the unique world of Mike Brody: An affable, clever guy whose life is often derailed by his own neurotic, obsessive-compulsive and clumsy tendencies.
Brody has worked with Jay Pharoah, Dave Attell, Patrice O’Neal, Emo Philips, Doug Stanhope, Doug Benson, and legendary street performer/madman/savant Wesley Willis. He is the official event comedian for the SyFy Channel’s TV show “Ghost Hunters” and has also appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show.”
Brody is also the creator of the “Kevin Love Jersey Burning – MN Nice Style” YouTube video, which went viral with over 2.5 million views. It was featured on Sports Center, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and nearly every major news/sports site.
Rondell Sheridan first walked on stage the summer of 1982, at a little club in the West Village called Mostly Magic. Six months later he became a regular at the New York Improv. It was there he began to hone his comedy chops. Hard work eventually lead to appearances on the Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Late, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, Showtime, Comedy Central and many, many, many more. Rondell has done it all. However, not just a Stand-up comic, he’s also an actor who you’ve seen on over 200 half hour television shows, like NBC’s Minor Adjustments (a show he co-created), Nickelodeon’s Cousin Skeeter, and Cory in the House! However he’s probably best known as Chef Victor, the lovable dad on Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’.
“The Late Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson”
“The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson”
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
“Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”
“Stand-up Spotlight with Rosie O’Donald”
“Stand-up Sit Down w/ Robert Klien”
“Carolines Comedy Hour”
“Rascals Comedy Hour”
“Evening at the Improv”
“Comic Strip Live”
“The Rick Dees Show”
“Showtimes’s Comedy on Campus”
“Showtime’s A Pair of Jokers”
“Celebrity Family Feud”
“The Arsenio Hall Show
Tim Gaither is a Midwest native now living in Hollywood. He is a paid regular at every “A” room in Los Angeles, The Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Improv, Comedy and Magic Club, Ice House…. Tim Gaither is a seasoned comedy veteran who has performed in almost every state in the U.S. as well as Canada, Ireland and Korea for the US troops. A regular Vegas headliner, Tim recently filmed a special at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Laugh Factory in front of a sold out audience, Russell Peters gave Tim a special introduction and he received a standing ovation following his hour long performance!
Paul Rodriguez – “Tim Gaither is one of the next stars of stand up comedy, cutting edge, inventive comedy. I’m a big fan.”
Bill Burr -”I’ve never seen Gaither not kill… Great comic.”
Russell Peters – “This mother@#$%&! is funny!!”
Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, has had a Comedy Central Presents, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, and most recently released an album inspired by breaking both of his feet in a hiking mishap called ‘My Big Break’ which spent time at #1 on the comedy iTunes charts. Shane is a regular guest on popular podcasts such as You Made It Weird, Bertcast, WTF, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Never Not Funny, and last year he started traveling around the country interviewing scientists about the meanings of life for his own podcast “Here We Are” which has a 5 star rating on iTunes.
Shane Mauss has too many credits to name. Since winning HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival “Best Stand up Comic” Award, he’s gone on to be a favorite on Conan, Comedy Central, Netflix and pretty much everywhere online. His latest album, ‘My Big Break’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and is regarded among fans to be his best work yet. Now he’s diving into a brand new hour about one of his admittedly controversial lifelong passions: psychedelics.
A self-described insane teenager, Shane seems to have done every drug he could get his hands on while constantly in trouble with the law. In a few short years, however, he’s gone from barely getting a high school diploma and near homelessness to interviewing the top scientists in the world about the meaning of life on his hit podcast ‘Here We Are’. Throughout all of this there appears to have been only one constant in Shane’s life: TRIPPING BALLS.
Take a journey down the rabbit hole for some deep, authentic laughs about hallucinations, scientific insights, near-death experiences, and a whole lot of weird. If there is no concept strange enough for you, this is the show for you.
*New Years Eve Celebration*
Please Note: If hoping to be seated with another ticket purchase/reservation, you’ll want to call ahead. 414-271-5653(JOKE)
Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, has had a Comedy Central Presents, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, and most recently released an album inspired by breaking both of his feet in a hiking mishap called ‘My Big Break’ which spent time at #1 on the comedy iTunes charts.
Shane is a regular guest on popular podcasts such as You Made It Weird, Bertcast, WTF, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Never Not Funny, and last year he started traveling around the country interviewing scientists about the meanings of life for his own podcast “Here We Are” which has a 5 star rating on iTunes.
Bryan Morris expertly balances high energy observational humor with absurdism, and is quickly making a name for himself at comedy clubs across the country. He stays true to his improv roots, having performed as a professional member of Atlas Improv Company for nearly 10 years. His quick wit, clever material, boyish charm, and manish jawline make him a loveable, relatable crowd favorite. In 2012 he won Madison’s Funniest Comic Contest with a performance that inspired The Onion’s AV Club to call Bryan, “The Michael Jordan of comedy.” Bryan was also a runner up in Laughfest’s “Best of the Midwest,” a finalist in the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Competition, and a favorite at other national comedy festivals. You may have also seen him in a Milwaukee Brewers commercial. He’s pretty awesome.