*SOLD OUT* An Evening With Tig Notaro!
All tickets have been sold for these shows, and we do not hold tickets back, unfortunately.
Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favorite on numerous talk shows, including “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Ellen.” Rolling Stone named her one of the "50 best stand-up comics of all time." Notaro appears in Zack Snyder’s "Army of the Dead" and “Star Trek: Discovery”; she wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show “One Mississippi” and just released her second HBO special "Tig Notaro: Drawn." In 2021, Tig co-directed the feature film 'Am I OK?' with wife, Stephanie Allynne, which debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will be available on HBO Max later this year. She hosts the critically acclaimed advice podcast, Don't Ask Tig as well as co-hosts the ridiculous documentary film podcast Tig and Cheryl: True Story.
Mon, Jun 5, 2023
An Evening with Eddie Pepitone!
They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone.
His most recent stand-up special For the Masses was released in June 2020, which the New York Times listed as one of the best stand-up specials of 2020. In 2014, Eddie released In Ruins, his first stand-up that was shot at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to his regular stand-up shows, Eddie is a stand-out comic/character actor. Beginning in New York City’s improv/sketch scene (where he quickly became a regular face), and continuing on to recurring roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and appearances on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast. Eddie has also appeared on numerous comedy TV shows, including Ramy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rick and Morty, Reno 911!, Ten Year Old Tom, The Life and Times of Tim, Central Park, Will & Grace, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Love, The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show, appearances on Bob’s Burgers, and he’s a regular on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Fans also might recognize Pepitone from his role in the hit comedy Old School or from his multiple award-winning short, Runyon: Just Above Sunset, co-written by his wife Karen Simmons. Eddie currently hosts the podcast Apocalypse Soon on the All Thing Comedy network.
Fri, Jun 16, 2023
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
The 15th Annual Bloomington Comedy Festival!
It's that time again, friends! 11 Weeks, 40 Comedians, 39 Frowny Emoticons, ONE Champion. With almost all sold out shows, the best audiences of the year, and the ability to decide the winner, The Bloomington Comedy Festival returns for its 13th year. Join us Wednesdays AND Thursdays ALL SUMMER LONG as we crown The Funniest Person in Bloomington!
- June 21 & 22
- June 28 & 29
- July 5 & 6
- July 12 & 13
- July 19 & 20
- July 26 & 27
- August 2 & 3
- August 9 & 10
- August 16 & 17
- August 23 & 24
- August 31
Wed, Jun 21, 2023
Thu, Jun 22, 2023
Wed, Jun 28, 2023
Thu, Jun 29, 2023
Wed, Jul 5, 2023
Thu, Jul 6, 2023
Shanda Sung Records Her Debut Album!
Shanda Sung is taping her first comedy special here at the Comedy Attic!
Shanda is one of Bloomington’s own and a local favorite! Her stand up has been seen and enjoyed through the Midwest at clubs, bars, wineries and the occasional waffle restaurant. She was featured on the album On Tour Live from Bloomington and the premiere episode of the Vice network show Hunters.
Shanda has been featured at the Limestone Comedy Festival, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival and the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival.
Shanda and her lifelong best friend co-host the podcast Passing Notes with Ashley and Shanda where they teach each other about a different topic, idea or historical event every week.
Shanda’s comedy is a look into her sometimes absurd life as a mother, woman and human being, but audiences only need to be one of those 3 to find her relatable and hilarious.
Shanda is also hosting a Stand Up Comedy Workshop for Women on Tuesdays at the Comedy Attic beginning May 16th through June 15th. Click HERE for more information and registration!
Fri, Jun 23, 2023
Sat, Jun 24, 2023
Martin Urbano's Comedy Attic Debut!
Martin is a Mexican-American writer and standup comedian, currently appearing as “Julio Tambien” in Hulu’s hit show THIS FOOL. He has written for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Danny Brown's show for Viceland, ‘Danny's House,’ and National Lampoon's Radio Hour. As a standup, he has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central's Featured, the CW's Howie Mandel Gala, and Chris Gethard Presents. He has also performed at Just For Laughs (New Faces), Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and the Boston Calling Music Festival. Martin’s one-hour show, The Comeback Apology Tour, shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the current social climate.
Fri, Jul 7, 2023
Sat, Jul 8, 2023
Gregg Warren Returns to Bloomington!
Greg Warren, fresh off his brand new, critically-acclaimed, Nate Bargatze-directed special "The Salesman," returns to a city that has loved him for over 20 years. A longtime favorite of Bloomington residents, Greg's stand up special "Where the Field Corn Grows" is a bonafide hit with both viewers and critics alike. Before his smash hit, Greg recorded his last two albums right here at The Comedy Attic- 2017's “Fish Sandwich” and 2013's "Running Out of Time." Greg has recently seen on “ Late Night with Seth Meyers”, "The Late Late Show on CBS" and “Last Comic Standing” and has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. Self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters highlight Greg's colorful perspective. Greg attracts a diverse audience, having performed on BET’s "Coming to the Stage", Country Music Television's "Comedy Stage" and Comedy Central’s “Comedy Central Presents”. He is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show. He toured theaters across the country with The Bob & Tom All Stars Comedy Tour.
Fri, Jul 14, 2023
Sat, Jul 15, 2023
Gregg Warren's Kid Friendly Matinee!
This show is appropriate for parents and kids. We recommend 9 years old and up, but seeing as most kids don’t have driver’s licenses, we are not going to card anyone! The show features standup comedy followed by a kid's talk show. Greg picks out random kids from the audience, interviews them on stage and encourages them to tell a joke or story to the crowd.
The show has been a hit with kids and parents!
“We loved how interactive it was with the audience.” - Ainsley, 15
“I loved how authentic all the comedians were.” – Emma, 16
“My favorite part of the show was Flute Man” – Tory, 11
“They could make people laugh without being vulgar.” – Jake, 17
“We brought a whole group of kids of all ages and everybody had a blast – Joi, Parent. (We don’t disclose adult ages.)
Greg Warren, fresh off his brand new, critically-acclaimed, Nate Bargatze-directed special "The Salesman," returns to a city that has loved him for over 20 years. A longtime favorite of Bloomington residents, Greg's stand up special "Where the Field Corn Grows" is a bonafide hit with both viewers and critics alike. Before his smash hit, Greg recorded his last two albums right here at The Comedy Attic- 2017's “Fish Sandwich” and 2013's "Running Out of Time."
Greg has recently seen on “ Late Night with Seth Meyers”, "The Late Late Show on CBS" and “Last Comic Standing” and has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. Self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters highlight Greg's colorful perspective. Greg attracts a diverse audience, having performed on BET’s "Coming to the Stage", Country Music Television's "Comedy Stage" and Comedy Central’s “Comedy Central Presents”. He is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show. He toured theaters across the country with The Bob & Tom All Stars Comedy Tour.
Punkie Johnson from Saturday Night Live!
Punkie Johnson is a comedian and writer from New Orleans, Louisiana who joined the cast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in 2020. She also appeared on season 2 of HBO Max’s critically acclaimed series, LOVE LIFE, where her performance was hailed by Time Magazine as a “particular stand out.” Past credits include SPACE FORCE (Netflix), A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW (HBO), and BILL BURR PRESENTS: THE RINGERS (Comedy Central). Punkie also served as a writer/consultant on Peacock’s upcoming series reboot QUEER AS FOLK. Punkie can next be seen in Orion’s BOTTOMS, directed by Emma Seligman (Shiva Baby) and produced by Elizabeth Banks’s Brownstone Productions.
Fri, Jul 21, 2023
Sat, Jul 22, 2023
Ron Funches is Back in Bloomington!
Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer.
Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like Trolls, Bob's Burgers, and Adventure Time. Or his memorable acting roles on The Goldbergs, Black•ish, New Girl, Transparent, Powerless, and Undateable. He even made being a gang member likable in the film Get Hard.
His personal appearances include Conan, The Tonight Show, @midnight, Chopped, Cupcake Wars and many more.
Ron is a great writer too. His writing credits include The Eric Andre Show, Kroll Show and several television pilots.
He currently has a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central.
Ron is also a pretty solid dad and friend. He lives in Southern California with his son.
Fri, Jul 28, 2023
Sat, Jul 29, 2023
Erin Jackson's Comedy Attic Debut!
Erin Jackson is one of the fastest-rising comedians in New York City. She works nightly in the city’s top comedy clubs and most recently made her Netflix debut on Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. She currently writes for the hit Netflix show, The Upshaws, and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and Last Comic Standing. Erin co-hosted three seasons of Exhale, a panel talk series on the ASPiRE television network, and has been a panelist on sports and pop-culture programs on MSNBC, NFL Network and VH-1. Her comedy album, Grudgery, was released in 2018 and debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy charts.
Erin is a proud alumna of Howard University and a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fri, Aug 4, 2023
Sat, Aug 5, 2023
Ophira Eisenberg's Bloomington Debut!
Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian, writer, and host. She hosted NPR’s comedy trivia show Ask Me Another for 9-years, where she interviewed and played silly games with hundreds of celebrities including Sir Patrick Stewart, Awkwafina, Rosie Perez, Yo-Yo Ma, Bob The Drag Queen, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Handler, Jim Gaffigan, Michael C. Hall, and so many others.
As a comic and a parent to a 6-year-old, Ophira is the host of the new comedy podcast Parenting Is A Joke co-produced by iHeart Radio and Pretty Good Friends Productions. The show launches on October 18th.
She can be seen live, regularly headlining across the United States, Canada, and Europe delivering her unique blend of standup and storytelling to a loyal fan base of smart, irreverent comedy lovers. She has appeared at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, The New Yorker Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, The Nantucket Film Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and more.
Her new comedy album at special Plant-Based Jokes is available on iTunes and is streaming now on YouTube. Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show’s material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Her other comedy albums, Bangs! and As Is
She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today.
Fri, Aug 11, 2023
Sat, Aug 12, 2023
The Rudicks Are Here!
Leah Rudick is an actor and comedian based in Los Angeles. Her viral comedy and character videos have amassed her nearly one million followers and over 15 million likes on TikTok & Instagram. Her first standup special, Everything is Fine! can be seen on the Seed & Spark streaming platform. Her standup was also featured in Coming to the Stage (Amazon, Pluto TV). Recent comedy festival appearances include SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull, All Jane Comedy Festival & Flyover Fest. She is the co-creator/co-star of the critically acclaimed web series Made to Order which was featured as one of “6 Brilliant Web Series” in Marie Claire. She also co-starred and co-wrote the indie feature Sweet Parents, which received top prizes on the festival circuit and is currently available to stream on all major platforms. Favorite TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance and IFC’s Commuters. Leah is currently touring with her standup comic brother Andrew as the Rudick Siblings. Spring boarding off her huge TikTok popularity, they are selling out shows across the country. She will shoot her first one-hour comedy special with Comedy Dynamics in April 2023.
Andrew Rudick is a nationally touring standup comedian, writer and actor. One of the fastest rising comedians in the Midwest, his comedy can be heard regularly on SiriusXM and his debut comedy album opened near the top of the Apple Music charts. Combining a midwestern charm and high-energy absurdism, Rudick’s stand-up is a frequent hit both on stage and across social media on Tik Tok and Instagram. His relatable energy also earned him an appearance on HGTV’s “Design Fails.” Rudick also loves Fleetwood Mac and doesn’t care who knows it.