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Join host Kyle Ruff for an evening of laughs at our all-star comedy showcase of talented stand-up comedians from all across the U.S., hand-selected by industry expert Randy Lubas.

Tickets are only $15!

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FEATURED COMEDIANS

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At the young age of seventeen, Aidan Thibault started stand-up comedy in Duluth Minnesota. Now nineteen, Aidan tells jokes about navigating life after high school, the struggles of being a young adult, and his inability to swim. Aidan's style of comedy is both lighthearted and dumb. He can be found doing shows across Minnesota.

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Bryan Villone is a stand up comedian based out of NJ. He’s been on Amazon Video and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s StandUp competition. He’s produced his own shows, performed in multiple comedy festivals, clubs around NYC, in different parts of the country, and has even performed in London and Costa Rica.

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David Donnick is a Chicago comedian and teacher, with content that pushes audiences through all the emotions teachers feel in the 21st century. As a comedian, he opens a hilarious window into his classroom which leaves audiences totally understanding why teachers need the summer off. He is a former feature writer for The Onion and was recently a featured performer at the 2023 P3 comedy festival in Pensacola, FL. While he performs all over the Midwest, he is a regular at Chicago clubs like Zanies, Red Room Comedy Club, the Lincoln Lodge, and the Laugh Factory. He is also a regular roaster and judge on Roast Battle Chicago.

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David Schendlinger has been doing standup comedy for more than 40 years. He has appeared on the Alan Thicke Show, opened for Leon Redbone, Jimmie "JJ" Walker and others, and had more fun than a normal person deserves. He has performed at clubs, colleges, and long term care facilities all over North America, and he’s still not famous.

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Dr. Ellen Wesley is based in Chicago. She’s a full-time Emergency Room physician with ADD. Standup, a side effect, is her personal medicine. She performed with Crazy Cindy’s comedy show in the Belly Room at The Comedy Store on Sunset.

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Hank Hilbert has been doing comedy his whole life but really started taking it seriously three years ago. Hank takes a storytelling approach that is relatable and humorous to audiences. After working with Bernie Mac on Mr. 3000, the seed for stand-up was laid in. He has opened for Joey Medina and shared the stage with national headliners like Jeffery Keller, Shang, Kathy Lewis and many more. Hank has performed from California along the west coast to Oregon, Ohio, and Arizona.

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James P. Connolly has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, HBO, in the Netflix series, “Larry Charles: Dangerous World of Comedy, and can be heard daily on multiple Sirius XM Comedy Channels. He attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship and, while serving in Desert Storm, was ordered to write jokes for his Colonel. Arriving in Hollywood, James began to perform at LA’s major comedy venues and soon popped up on television, commercials, and in small films. He has a new Dry Bar Comedy Special “Acceptable Loss” streaming now on the Dry Bar Comedy App and on YouTube.

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Joe Richard Saunders is a Baltimore-based comedian with a background in music production. His stand-up routine features jokes and stories that intersect with topics such as growing up racially ambiguous, navigating awkward interpersonal encounters, culture, and technology. Joe is a regular performer in Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and he is enthusiastic about using comedy proceeds to support cancer research, patient access, policy, and advocacy.

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Meet Judson Veach, the Nashville comic with an extraordinary journey! Originally hailing from the Buckeye State of Ohio, Judson's path led him from the heartland to the bustling streets of New York City. Along the way, he traded ballet slippers for a microphone and discovered his passion for stand-up comedy. With his sharp wit and magnetic stage presence, he effortlessly connects with audiences, sharing hilarious insights and personal tales that resonate with people from all walks of life.

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Meet your new best friend, Maggie Faris. She is noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers. Maggie is a comedy competition assassin, having won the Minnesota Laugh off. Another competition win made Maggie the Public Address Announcer for the St. Paul Saints professional baseball team! She beat out Tig Notaro to win both the Funniest Clip of the Year and the Silver Nail award at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Curve magazine named Maggie Faris one of the Funniest Lesbians in America, and she has opened for such greats as Jeff Ross, Dave Attel, Jay Pharoah, and Michael Che.

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Shubh Panda is an NYC-based comedian! He has performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and all across NYC including the renowned Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Comic Strip live to name a few!

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Skip Clark was born and raised in Bronx, New York and now lives in Ventura, California. He began his comedy career in 1995 as a doorman for the uptown comedy in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly after, he became a bodyguard for a high profile comedian. His acting career began in 2000 when he played a bodyguard in the movie Two Degrees the movie, And has a new movie coming out called Recruitment Day. His slice-of-life style focuses on the everyday challenges of being married, raising kids, and playing basketball against Michael Jordan in college. He now has a killer comedy crossover, high energy nonstop laughter that is reaching all audiences across the country.

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Steve Peters is electric. Having started his comedy career just a few short years ago, Steve has already been named Fourth Funniest Person in Wichita and has opened for comedy greats such as Tommy Davidson, Chris Porter, John Caparulo, Pauly Shore, and Tom Thakkar. His style of comedy ranges from hilarious one-liners and observational to storytelling and politics.

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Susie Coakley is a rising senior in high school. Her comedy is clean and focuses on being a Gen Z “nerd”, working at a local grocery store, and being a teenager. She is new to comedy, but loves to share her jokes!

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Swastik Bhat is a comedian and writer based in Seattle. Originally from India, he moved to the U.S. to study computer engineering but quickly fell in love with stand-up comedy. Swastik regularly performs at Laughs Comedy Club and Club Comedy and created the acclaimed “Seattle Transplant” show, featured on Everout Seattle and Seattle Times. His humor, often centered around his transition from a chaotic Indian life to American culture, resonates with a wide audience. He has opened for Bobby Lee and was featured on Keenan Thompson’s Live Comedy Showcase. Swastik, known for blending his tech background with comedy, is regarded as the funniest data scientist in the comedy world.

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Hailing from the heart of Minnesota, 15-year-old stand-up sensation

Willie Foldenaur has been lighting up comedy clubs across the Midwest and West Coast since the tender age of 12. With a wit as sharp as a Minnesotan ice fishing auger, Willie's humor is a delightful concoction of his quirky life experiences and his inexplicable musings.  Willie Foldenaur is not just a comedian; he's a comedic prodigy, destined to leave audiences roaring with laughter wherever he goes. Keep an eye on this rising star, because the comedy world hasn't seen anything quite like him before!

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