Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Michael Palascak

Michael Palascak

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Michael Palascak

Sat, December 30
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

$25 – $32


Sat, December 30, 2023 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


$25-$32 Pre-purchase tickets, prices increase at the door


Michael Palascak website


Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, 60045
“Just as funny offstage as on, which is like magic.” – Norm Macdonald, Last Comic Standing
“Insanely smart and wildly silly.” – Ali Wong
“In stand up, there is the writing, and then there is the performing. This guy nails both.” – The Guardian

Michael Palascak is a comedian who grew up in Indiana and now lives in LA. He performed on both The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the same year. He has over 1 million views on YouTube. In addition, his resume includes A Little Late with Lilly Singh, The Tonight Show,  Letterman, Craig Ferguson, and Conan, he has a Comedy Central half hour special and was a Top 5 Finalist on Last Comic Standing where one judge claimed, “My first impression of Michael was a great likability. This is a guy that could star in a sitcom.” Michael’s likability allows him to relate to his audiences in a real way which sets up the huge laughs he gets from his sharp, personal material. Consistently writing and performing, this summer Michael released both a new album – The Internet Live through 800 Pound Gorilla and a new stand-up special on the Dry Bar app – 1984. Drew Hunt of The Chicago Reader wrote about Michael, “In a lot of ways, he represents the ideal antidote to the sort of unbridled cynicism that pervades much of contemporary stand-up.” Michael’s optimism continues in the new National Lampoon series — The Bright Side where he takes a positive stance on a negative topic streaming on YouTube.

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Sat, December 30
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $32
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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, 60045 United States