Chicago Comedy All-Stars
The Chicago Comedy All-Stars is a group of the best stand-up talent the Windy City has to offer. On-stage credits include The Tonight Show, HBO, Comedy Central, The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Funniest People, Showtime, Stephen Colbert and WGN to name a few. Enjoy a lineup of expert and seasoned comedians for a night of entertainment.
8:00 pm PG rating, cash bar, John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Rocky LaPorte: Rocky’s appeal comes from his every-man, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. Rocky most recently appeared on season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His resume includes a slew of performances, including being a featured comic on Showtime’s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies; Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog. Rocky traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and was seen on the Showtime special Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Rocky has filmed his own Comedy Central Presents special and was voted the network’s second most popular comedian in a nationwide poll. Rocky has his own NBC pilot called the Rocky LaPorte Show and was voted the “Club Comic of the Year” in Las Vegas.
Patti Vasquez: Patti Vasquez was born and raised in Chicago and is an internationally performing stand-up comedian. As a host, Patti quickly claimed the number one spot for late night radio. She has appeared as a commentator for WGN-TV Morning News and Fox Good Day Chicago. She also served as a fill-in host for WCIU’s You & Me in the Morning. Patti has appeared in many comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Comedy Festival and Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival in New York City. Patti has appeared on the Very Funny Show on TBS and COMEDY.TV along with regular appearances on the wildly popular Bob & Tom TV Show on Superstation WGN and their daily morning radio show syndicated in 139 cities across the country. And now, Patti is featured on the brand new reality series “My Life Is A Joke” on the OWN network.
Jim McHugh: Jimmy McHugh, a co-owner and founder of Chicago Comedy All-Stars, has been dishing out his style of comedy for over 25 years. Born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, Jimmy blends a mixture of classic observational humor emphasized with his unique vocal and facial expressions. Taking his swings at the world of sports, Ernie Tucker of the Chicago Sun Times wrote, “Jim McHugh delivers some of the funniest sports material I have ever heard.” Jimmy appears at various national comedy clubs and has also been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, ESPN2 and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Rick Young: Rick is your MC for the evening. He is an accomplished actor/comedian/master of ceremonies/auctioneer who has appeared all over the country including Second City and Kingston Mines, Chicago; Pasadena Playhouse, California; Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis, etc. Rick’s brand of humor deals with an interesting variety of dilemmas in every day life. Rick is co-owner of the Chicago Comedy All-Stars.
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