Gorton Center Live: Chicago Comedy All-Stars
Presenting Sponsor: The Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company
Gorton Center Live: Chicago Comedy All-Stars
Chicago Comedy All-Stars are back! You loved them last year at our Comedy All -Stars COVID Comedy ReliefFebruary, so we’re bringing them back. Line-up includes MC Rick Young, Sonya White, and more to come. Get your tickets now, our outdoor events have been selling out! 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 seasoned comedians for a night of entertainment.
Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 PM
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 seasoned comedians for a night of entertainment.
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.
Sonya White combines southern charm with big city street smarts. She has most recently appeared on a CMT production “Southern Fried Chicks” which is now available on DVD. She has been featured on Comcast’s “Comedy Spotlight” and at “The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival 1999,” which aired on HBO, E, and Comedy Central. White’s observational comedy is enhanced by dead-on impersonations and appropriate sound effects. Both her comedy stage show and her one-woman show, “Airing Dirty Laundry,” are based on real-life experiences and her fond-but irreverent-interactions with friends, family and the world at large. White’s television credits also include roles on the Fox Network’s “Nightshift,” The Family Channel’s sitcom “Big Brother Jake” and MTV’s national promotion for “Spring Break ’98.” She has played a colorful character on national promos for “The Jerry Springer Show,” and done cartoon impressions for The Cartoon Network’s “Pick Your Shorts.” Sonya is a member of both the Screen Actor’s Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Hari Rao’s comedy draws upon 44 years of life experience to highlight the peculiarities of everyday living that we simply accept as given, as well as dissecting his own personal experiences that can best be described as “are you being serious?!”. His adventure in standup began in 2016 while his experience in entertainment spans two decades as a recording artist, a recurring theme in his comedy (his band’s song “Rewind” can be heard as the theme song to ABC’s The Goldbergs). Hari can be seen performing regularly in the Chicago area, including Zanies Comedy Club and the Laugh Factory.
*This program may contain mature content*
*IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CONCERT MOVES TO THEATER. WE WILL BE TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION AND ADAPTING TO UPDATED IL GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID COMPLIANCE. IF RAIN, SHOWTIME MAY VARY SLIGHTLY.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
YOU MUST CHECK-IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE! Please find the check-in table on the sidewalk in front of our building when you arrive, check-in is required. You will receive a wristband to wear during the event.
Parking: You may park in our upper lot, across the street at the train station, and along the north side of Illinois Road.
Our restrooms in the building will be open. There will be plenty of soap and sanitizer on hand.
*Pets are not allowed at this event.
Cash bar/concessions will be available for sale during the show.
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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.
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