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Wed, JUNE 5th

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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THURS, JUNE 6th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As seen in "Scream One" and ""Two", "Malibu's Most Wanted", & "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" this self proclaimed Hollywood Wannabe has stories up his sleeves guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Maureen Langan is an award-winning comedian, broadcaster, "TEDx Talk" speaker, and corporate event host. She was a semifinalist on Season 18 of America’s Got Talent. Her performance landed her a standing ovation and four “yeses” from the judges!

FRI, JUNE 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Originally from Minnesota, Quinn Dale has settled in to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. Now married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., his comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities. He has appeared on "The Tonight Show" and  Showtime, and has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, and Norm McDonald!

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Sat, JUNE 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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He's smart, he's clean, he's... Technically Funny! This Hi-Tech Comedian from America's Got Talent has also made appearances on "The Tonight Show", "Air Bud One" & ""Two", and was a $100,000 winner on Star Search! If you're looking for a fix of nerdiness you've come to the right place!

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Sat, JUNE 8th

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Tom Cotter was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on America’s Got Talent. Since his breakout performance in Season 7, he has gained international recognition, selling out venues from Alaska to China. Whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom gives it everything he's got. "If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged."

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We've scoured the country, searching high and low for untapped talent—join us for the Loons on the Lake $10K Comedy Competition as 40 great comedians from across the U.S. compete to advance to the next round and keep their dreams of the $10,000 GRAND PRIZE alive in our stand-up comedy competition!

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In a self deprecating act, Greg Winston toys with the audience. Winston’s act was featured on Sirius XM Radio in January 2024. He was a finalist in the 2023 Bloomington Comedy Festival, and in the 2023 Funniest Person in Cincinnati Competition, as well. In addition to touring Western Canada, he has performed in festivals and clubs all over the country.

Hannibal Callens has done stand up comedy for almost a decade all across the country! His high energy, up beat, and creative perspective on life and love creates an experience that brings laughter out of every audience. He brings years of acting, improv, and performance expertise every time he comes to the stage, and now he is bringing it to you! He has performed at colleges in Orlando Florida, headlined the Orlando Improv's "Fat Fish Blue" and was a World Series of Comedy quarter finalist. Get ready for an unforgettable night of joy, fun, and laughter!

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James Hancock III is a globetrotting veteran who helps bring laughter to people all around the world. From entertaining fellow troops in Korea, to finishing second in both the prestigious San Francisco and Seattle international comedy competitions, audiences of all backgrounds are drawn to his hilarious and diverse comedic style.

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John Kunik has been performing stand-up since the turn of the century, including last year’s Loons on the Lake Comedy Festival, as well as similar events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Kansas City. Working primarily in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, and performing in every conceivable venue (and three that were inconceivable), from dives, bars and Legion halls (his favorites), to casinos, clubs and auditoriums, he has appeared with the godfathers of Minnesota comedy: Louie Anderson, Scott Hansen, “Wild Bill” Bauer, and Jeff Gerbino. 

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Laura Merli is an NYC-based standup, actress, and writer. She amassed over 2 million likes on TikTok, is passed at New York Comedy Club, has headlined Don't Tell and Modelface comedy shows, and appeared in the New York Comedy festival, as well as the Women in Comedy Festival. Every third Thursday, she hosts a stand up show (Good Girl) at one of the hottest alt-comedy spots in Brooklyn—Friends & Lovers. She's also performed at top-tier venues across the city including The Bell House, Littlefield, Caveat, and more.

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Linda recently won the Funniest Person in Minnesota Contest and was first runner-up in Acme Comedy Company's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Contest. She also performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and has opened for Louie Anderson.

Sam Rossi has been performing stand-up since he was 15. He has performed at The Comedy Studio and Flappers Comedy Club, and has emceed music showcases at the Hard Rock Cafe. Sam was a finalist in the 2020 Boston Comedy Festival!

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Laughter can solve any problem, which is why it’s not far-fetched to call Trey Elliot the comedic problem solver. Trey was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and raised in the town of Edison. Following the greats and his comedic icons, Trey moved to Los Angeles, California, where he now resides. Throughout his career, one of his most rewarding accomplishments was touring internationally to Singapore, Diego Garcia, and Afghanistan with the troops for Armed Forces Entertainment. Trey has appeared on “Stann’dup Comedy Show” on Starz, Aspire TV, BET Coming to the Stage, The Last Comic Standing, and shot a special for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

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Bob Oesterreich was born and raised in Duluth, MN. He has performed throughout the Midwest. Bob’s fast-paced, witty, idiom-heavy style has been described as a naive psychopath living in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. He is the Winner of the House of Comedy 2023 Funniest Person with a Day Job and the winner of Minnesota’s One-Liner Knockout Comedy Competition.

What do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer? A stand-up comedian, of course! Prior to taking the stage, Dougie gauges his audience, reaches into his vault and prepares his onslaught of humor. Once on stage, he delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line. His wit and stage presence is second to none. One thing is always certain – Dougie Almeida will KNOCK YOU OUT! 

You can hear E.L. Smith on XM satellite radio or see him on Hulu, MTV, Netflix, Drybar, and Amazon Prime. E.L Smith approaches the mic with a fearless, fun attitude that will leave audiences wanting more! He was the Laugh Factory’s 2018 fresh face winner, and a top ten nation-wide finalist on NBC's clean comedy search. His confidence onstage helps him ease his way through a number of diverse topics. Recently, E.L. was invited to perform alongside Viki Lawrence for The Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska.

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James R. Hustle describes his unconventional upbringing with hilarious stories of a life not seen by many. Guaranteed to have you Hustling back to see him the next time he's in town.

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Julie Tuggle decided to try stand-up comedy after being passed over for so many starring parts in so many major motion pictures. Her favorite saying is “There are no small actors, just clueless directors.”

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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Michael is a stand-up comedian based in Kansas-City. Everybody in Kansas City loves Michael, and they call him "The Mayor." His shows have been described as genius, dumb, and hilarious. Michael regularly performs stand-up at The Bird Comedy Theater in Kansas City.

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Nicole Knight keeps the energy high and the humor dark!

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Ali Hormann is a regular at Acme Comedy Company, The Comedy Room at Sisyphus, and Camp Bar in the Twin Cities. She is the co-producer for Don't Tell Comedy in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She was first runner up at the House of Comedy funniest person contest on 2021 and a finalist for Acme’s funniest person in 2021. She gets most of her jokes from her three kids.

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From the land of sunkissed beer guts, Stillwater, MN, in the scenic St. Croix Valley, Chris Maddock performed in the 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition in 2018. For 15 years beginning in 2003, Chris "Mad Dog" Maddock hosted the storied Death Comedy Jam, a weekly hub of MPLS comedy and subject of a documentary film, “Death’s Last Stand”. He recorded his first comedy album, Point of Entry, at the legendary Minneapolis rock ganglion First Avenue in the 7th St. Entry, and released it in 2012 on the Grammy Award winning Stand Up! Records.

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Born in the arctic wasteland of Boston, Colin started performing stand-up in sunny Portland, Oregon in 2018. Colin has a credit score in the triple digits, and lives in San Francisco with his dog and mental illnesses.

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Danny Johnson’s hilarious, clean stand-up has entertained audiences in comedy clubs, corporate events, and churches nationwide for over 15 years. Danny has been humbly compared to Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, and Jackie Gleason, blending his original material with his now renowned facial expressions. Danny’s show is relatable, entertaining, and always evolving. He has starred in numerous TV commercials, Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, Florida’s Funniest Comedian Top 10 Finalist, Winner-Carnival Cruise line Comedy Challenge, Finalist in Search for the One Christian Comedy contest, recently filmed his wildly popular Dry Bar Comedy Special.

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John Brown is a comedian hailing from Akron, Ohio, who has been performing all over the Midwest for years. He has a laid back delivery, combining observational humor with story telling, and a touch of his herb induced day dreams. In 2023 John won a Best OF Fest award at the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and was a finalist at the 2023 Loons On The Lake Comedy Festival. He has opened for comedians such as George Wallace, Zoltan Kazsas, and Joe Machi. This up-and-coming comedian is one that you don't want to miss!

Randall Reid is a comic on the rise! His playful, nonchalant, and thoughtful style of comedy has taken shape after years in the comedy game. He has a unique perspective to find the balance between the lightest and darkest of topics. From battling his young daughter to retrieving his friend from tight situations, Reid will take you on a fun journey.

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Steven Farmer is a comedian, filmmaker, actor, and author based in Austin, TX.  His standup comedy clips on social media have gone viral several times gaining millions of views. His comedy sketches on his YouTube channel have won multiple film festival awards around the world and have been featured on channels such as Right This Minute. As a voice actor he's been hired by companies such as Pet Lab Co. among others. In 2023 Steven was one of the few comedians selected to compete in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. His 1st comedy special ‘Arkansas Refugee‘ is now available on YouTube.

William Krolowitz was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Orleans. The Brooklyn accent melded with New Orleans, giving Will a crazy way of talking! He is a 10 year veteran with overseas tours in Greece and Germany, and is the father of 2 grown sons. William has performed all over the country, working with major talents including Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Hannibal Burress, Gilbert Gottfried, and many others.

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Alex Malt has survived social anxiety, PTSD, rehab, a police beating, two parachute malfunctions, and one drowning in the Zambezi River…and came out the other side with jokes. What didn’t kill him definitely didn’t make him stronger, but it did make him funnier. And he’ll take that! (Head injuries work in mysterious ways…) Originally from Boston, Alex Malt has been working in Los Angeles for over a decade. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Sirius/XM Radio and A&E, as well as worked with Jay Leno, Kyle Kinane, Trevor Wallace, Laurie Kilmartin, Joe DeRosa, Brian Kiley, Emma Willmann and more!

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Beau Lerner is a standup comedian from Michigan, currently residing in Chicago. Beau was a finalist in the Ridley’s Detroit to LA challenge in 2022, you can usually find him at Second City or the Laugh Factory in Chicago!

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Ben Frank is a New York-based stand-up comedian, who began his comedy career in Shanghai, China. Ben's comedy has been featured on SiriusXM and has won him numerous competitions, including the World Series of Comedy in New Orleans and the Laugh After Dark Clean Comedy Award. He has also been named Best of Fest at Burbank Comedy Festival, Laugh Out Loveland, and Four Corners Comedy Festival. Ben released his debut comedy album “Goodbye Shanghai” in 2022, and during his time in China, he became the first comedian to headline a stand-up show in Wuhan following the city’s infamous 76-day lockdown from COVID-19.

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Brad Rigler is a touring comedian living in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids she swears are his. He is a regular at Cracker's and Helium Comedy Clubs. Brad is best known as the host of the "Roast War Championship (roast battles inside a steel cage)." He can be seen every week on WHMB's Dr. Gutty's Comedy Clinic. He describes his comedic style as, "dumb jokes for smart people—but still come even if you're dumb. We don't want you wandering the streets."

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Comedian, actor, and hilarious force to be reckoned with! Seen on Ryan Reynolds' "Discontinued" and shining bright in films like "Rent Due" and "Hey Mr. Postman." Chris adds humor to the beat, appearing in music videos alongside rap heavyweights Roddy Ricch, 42 Dugg, Gunna, Young Thug, and Cordae. This seasoned performer has graced stages nationwide, sharing laughs and opening for comedy legends such as Kevin Nealon, Damon Wayans Jr., Tommy Davidson, Chris Kattan, and Faizon Love.

Jamal Coleman is a tour-de-force comedian, actor, producer, freestyle rapper, and improviser. He is also a radio show producer and founder of the "Silly Ass Podcast." An idea on a napkin that he landed on the legendary Kevin Smith's "Toad Hop Network." He's worked with prominent outlets such as Mother Jones, LA Talk Radio, Jeff Garcia’s podcast, and Da Breaks Podcast. On top of his impressive comedy resume, Jamal has won comedy freestyle rap battles and performed on ABC, CBS, and VH1. Now with a residency in Vegas, Jamal is delivering the funny weekly at LA Comedy Club.

Manny Petty (he/him) is a Chicago-based stand-up comedian and musician somewhere between Tom Petty and a Mani-Pedi. He is a first-generation Sicilian-American, happily gay-married househusband, and former punk rocker turned clown. Manny is the writer and performer of Thirst Trap Salon at the Newport Theater and has headlined shows at The Laugh Factory, Laugh It Uptown, Laughs at Atmosphere, and The Comedy Clubhouse. You can catch Manny’s unique form of physical comedy and storytelling in his new stand-up comedy special “Pasta Spice” on YouTube.

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Zach Mama is a French-American stand-up comedian, jazz drummer, director, and writer. He began his journey in 2012 when he left Paris to pursue a career in jazz drumming in the vibrant city of Philadelphia. Zach's talent and dedication have garnered recognition, with notable achievements including winning the 2022 Honolulu Stand Up Tournament and earning "Best Of The Fest" title at the 2023 Rubber City Comedy Festival in Akron, Ohio. Last year, he performed in 22 different states, sharing stages with esteemed comedians like DC legend Tony Woods, Sam Tallent, and Shaun Latham.

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Drew Davis is a former youth pastor turned standup comedian based out of Nashville, TN. He performs all over the US in a variety of venues and prides himself on making any and all people laugh. Drew has two comedy specials out online (Revolutionizing Failure & 11 Dollar Jokes) and has been featured on The Comedy Buzz, Standup and Laugh, and Pure Comedy Laughs. In addition to being a performer, Drew is also a producer and founder of the Clean Comedy Collective, a group based out of Nashville that produces amazing clean comedy shows!

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Janelle Draper is a bi-coastal comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She’s been described as unapologetic, uncensored and unladylike. She started doing stand-up in LA when she was an NBC page working on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She was named Winner of the Burbank Comedy Festival and runner-up in the Boston Comedy Festival. She has opened for a plethora of national headliners including Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Tiffany Haddish, and Jeffrey Ross. Lastly, she's the first and only comedian to sign an overall licensing deal with Bumble, where she wrote, created, performed, and filmed several image spots, which launched across their social media platforms to viral success.

Kayla McCaffrey is a lot of fun and very cool. Not only is Kayla a comedian, but she’s also a daughter, a lover, and a vegan. She’s performed at the Laugh Factory, the iO Theater, graced The Second City’s stage. She has even performed at the Guthrie Theater and graduated from the University of Minnesota’s BFA Actor Training Program, but will be making her first appearance at the Loons on the Lake Comedy Festival!

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Kyle Ruff is a comedian and entrepreneur from the Midwest currently living in Steamboat Springs, CO. Kyle has gained local celebrity status for his quick wit, extraordinary height, and the profound sex appeal of his mustache. Kyle founded and operates the stand up comedy and entertainment production company Steamboat Comedy and produces the 'Best in the Boat' winning Steamboat Comedy Podcast. Kyle has performed stand-up in several states coast to coast, has been featured at Comedy Works Denver, The Comedy Store in LA, and regularly headlines all across the mountains of Colorado.

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Rob Edwards is an up-and-coming stand up comic from Memphis, TN by way of Hayward, CA. He has been doing stand-up for 6 years. He has been seen at Tommy T's, Punchline SF, San Jose Improv, and more. He placed 6th in the 2022 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and recently got second place in the World Series of Comedy.

Roo Nafasat is a comedian/improvisor based in Orlando, FL. She is known for her whimsical, goofy, and light-hearted nature on stage. She trained at SAK Comedy Lab and was a finalist at the 2023 Nitro Theater Grand Prix. She also performed at the 2023 Orlando Fringe Festival and Don't Tell Comedy. Roo also hosts the popular monthly Silly Geese Comedy Showcase at Breakthrough Theatre in Orlando FL. Her whimsical presence is felt all over central Florida!