Bloomington Comedy Showcase!
Featuring both professional comedians from the midwest's best Comedy scene right here in Bloomington as well as brand new folks trying out their 5 minutes for the first time- you never know what you're going to get or who you'll see!
Ryan Beck's Comedy Attic Return!
Ryan Beck is a New York City based comedian from St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York and his stand up has been featured on Comedy Central. Ryan has performed in the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival and Limestone Comedy Festival. Ryan is a former digital creator for Comedy Central and has appeared on MTV’s Girl Code, Comedy Central’s Alternatino, This Week At The Comedy Cellar, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's been heard on The Bob and Tom Show and Sirius XM.
Ryan has written for Snapchat’s most viewed animated series Death Hacks with Augenblick Studios. He has also contributed to the Comedy Central Roasts of Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr and James Franco, and The Road to Roast Battle. He has written and produced his web series #RyanBeckShow and the interactive short film We Need To Talk. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Follow him on all platforms at @iamryanbeck or follow his dog on Instagram @babydoglily
Listen to his podcasts
The Meaning of Life on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts
Falling In Love With My Wife on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts
Fri, Mar 31, 2023
Sat, Apr 1, 2023
An Evening with Ashton Womack!
Ashton Womack is an Emmy nominated standup comedian, writer and actor. He is currently a staff-writer at The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Prior to that, Ashton wrote for the 2022 Webby Awards, the 2022 and 2021 Grammy Awards and MTV’s TRL. Ashton can be seen on Comedy Central’s Alternatino, Vice Live and the Paramount feature film Clifford. His standup has been featured on Comedy Central and he was selected as a New Face in the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy festival where he performed in front of veritable entertainment industry leaders. Ashton has featured for Maria Bamford and tours colleges across the country. In 2014 he won Free Press Houston’s Best Comic award and in 2015 he won the title of Lafftown’s funniest.
Fri, Apr 7, 2023
Sat, Apr 8, 2023
The Legendary Dana Gould!
Raised in Hopedale, Massachusetts, Dana began performing comedy onstage at age 17. After high school, he studied communications and theatre at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but after a year moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in comedy. It was there he, along with fellow comedian Alex Reid, founded the San Francisco Comedy Condo in 1986.
Gould wrote and performed on The Ben Stiller Show; one such sketch features Gould as Otto, Cupid's twisted brother, whose arrows convince a young man to fall madly in love with an elderly woman. Another series of sketches features a heavily disguised Gould as Wilford Brimley advertising "Grady's Oats" (a parody of Brimley's Quaker Oatsadvertisements). In one, he speaks of his Uncle Ray's hobby of dressing in a pink taffeta gown and filling his panties with oatmeal; in another, he brandishes a revolver through the window at children. He also appeared in an episode of MADtvas Newt Gingrich and on one episode of Seinfeld ("The Junk Mail") as "Fragile" Frankie Merman, Jerry's childhood friend (aka "The Summer George"). He co-created and was executive producer on the MTV series Super Adventure Team. In addition Gould's stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties.
In 1998, Gould appeared in the episode "Supermarket Story" of the sitcom The King of Queens. For seven years he wrote for The Simpsons, one episode of which he provided the voice of Don Knotts as Barney Fife (an impression that originated in his standup routine). He left the show in late 2006 in order to focus on his own screenwriting, though he served as co-executive producer on seasons 14 through 18.
Gould had a featured cameo in the 2003 film Girls Will Be Girls, in which he played a hit-and-run victim who admits to his alcohol problem after having a desperate one-night stand with aging C-list actress Evie Harris, the other driver in the car accident. He was also featured in the film The Aristocrats, where, among other commentary, he presents an Amish version of the eponymous joke. His short films, Last Man On Earth, Break On Through With J.F.K., A Night On Java Island, and Soul Mates are also available for download on his site. Except for the latter, all feature Gould in acting roles. 2009 saw the release of his new stand up special, "Let Me Put My Thoughts In You" on Shout Factory.
Gould provided the voice for the title character in the U.S. versions of the Gex video game series and the UK version of the first game. Gould, with his frequent writing partner Rob Cohen, wrote the majority of the jokes for the games.
He was a regular contributor to the Adam Carolla radio show where he did impressions of Huell Howser. He appears occasionally on The Adam Carolla Show podcast. The first episode of Gould's own podcast, The Dana Gould Hour , was made available on iTunes on January 31, 2012. Recurring guests include comedians like Eddie Pepitone, and each episode revolves around a singular theme. Currently, a new episode of The Dana Gould Hour is released about every two months.
In 2010, he appeared in live action on the Family Guy episode, "Brian Writes a Bestseller".
In 2013, Gould appeared with Melinda Hill and Scott Shriner in an episode of the web series Romantic Encounters. He also frequently performs live shows with comedian Arden Myrin as "The Tinkle Twins."
In 2014, Gould participated as a comedian on Playboy's "Foursome: Walk of Shame" where he joined other comedians in making fun of the program's contestants.
Fri, Apr 14, 2023
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Langston Kerman is Back in Bloomington!
Langston Kerman is an LA based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Langston can be seen starring in Bust Down (Peacock), a series that he also Executive Produced/Co-Created with Sam Jay, Chris Redd and Jak Knight. He is the head writer/one of the Executive Producers of PAUSE with Sam Jay (HBO), which was nominated for a WGA award for its first season and recently finished airing a second season. On screen Langston recurred as ‘Eagle The Archer’ in the second season of The Boys (Amazon). His other acting credits include starring alongside Lake Bell and Dax Shepard as ‘Brandon’ on the Bless This Mess (ABC) and recurring as ‘Jared’ on Insecure (HBO). He will next be seen recurring opposite Gina Rodriguez in Not Dead Yet (ABC) and recurring as ‘Jesse’ in the highly anticipated The Other Black Girl (Hulu/Onyx). Langston wrote for 2 seasons of South Side (HBO Max) and he recurs on the series as ‘Adam Bethune’. Langston’s podcast My Momma Told Me is part of Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network through iHeartMedia. His Comedy Central Half-Hour Special aired in September 2018 along with the release of his debut comedy album “Lightskinned Feelings.”
Fri, Apr 28, 2023
Sat, Apr 29, 2023
Dan Cummins' Long-Awaited Bloomington Return!
Increasingly popular stand-up comic and podcaster Dan Cummins will be playing 40+ cities on his 2023 Burn It All Down Tour. He released his third one-hour standup special, DAN CUMMINS; GET OUTTA HERE DEVIL!, in the Spring of 2020. And he released his eighth comedy album, Live in Denver, in 2020 as well. Dan is one of the most frequently played comics on Pandora with over 850,000 artist stations created and over 650 million plays. His standup albums also spin heavily on numerous Sirius XM comedy stations. His podcast, TIMESUCK, is regularly featured in the top of the Apple podcasts comedy charts, and was downloaded almost thirty-five million times last year alone. His second podcast, SCARED TO DEATH, is quickly becoming popular as well, staying in the top ten of both the Apple and Spotify fiction podcast charts and getting over ten million downloads in 2022. Dan’s been a guest on multiple late night shows, from CONAN to the TONIGHT SHOW and has made numerous appearances on shows like Comedy Central’s THIS IS NOT HAPPENING and his own Comedy Central 1/2 hour and hour specials. He’s also been a guest on numerous podcasts such as Bert Kreischer’s BERTCAST, Joey Diaz’s THE CHURCH OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW, and THE ADAM COROLLA SHOW.
Thu, May 4, 2023
Fri, May 5, 2023
Sat, May 6, 2023
Chad Daniels: One Night at The Comedy Attic!
With over a billion streams of his 6 albums to date, and averaging a million more every week, Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comedians of all time. Originally from, and still based in, Minnesota Chad has been touring the country for over 20 years. He has made 6 late night appearances to date and is one of only 13 comics to be featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His previous album Footprints on the Moon was the most streamed comedy album of 2017.
Chad’s third stand-up special and fifth album, Dad Chaniels, was released on Amazon in 2019 and is now available on YouTube. His hugely popular podcast, Middle of Somewhere with co-host Cy Amundson, is released weekly with extra content now available on Patreon @MOSPodcast.
His latest album, Twelfth Night, was recorded at his home club, ACME in Minneapolis, in March 2021 and released in October 2021. The album recording marked the 12th night, in a calendar year, that Chad had performed on stage due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you want to know more, you can follow Chad on Instagram and twitter @thatchaddaniels or subscribe to his facebook page @comedianchaddaniels. His kids tell him he’s also on TikTok @thatchaddaniels.
Nathan Macintosh's Comedy Attic Debut!
Energetic, loud, and always funny, Nathan Macintosh is a comedian and writer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia now living in New York.
Most recently performing for his second time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC, Nathan has also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Conan on TBS, and multiple Just For Laughs Galas.
His debut album ‘I Wasn't Talking’ was featured in Ex!aim Magazine's ‘Top Ten Hilariously Good Comedy Moments’ and his newest special, ‘Money Never Wakes’, was reviewed highly by The New York Times.
Nathan also has a show called ‘Trapped’, that he wrote and starred in, which is on Bell Fibe was reviewed by The Globe And Mail and has it’s second season airing soon.
He can be heard regularly on Sirius Satellite Radio and CBC's radios 'The Debaters'.
‘Convulse with laughter…’ - The New York Times
‘Macintosh’s stage presence is explosive…’ - Exc!aim
"Brilliant Stand Up Comedy" - Glenn Sumi, NOW Toronto
Fri, May 26, 2023
Sat, May 27, 2023
Brendan Eyre's Comedy Attic Return!
Brendan Eyre is one of New York's top up and coming comedians. He has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, and Red Eye on Fox News. He was a New Face of Comedy at the prestigious Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and is a regular on Sirius Satellite Radio. Brendan hosts the popular Rad Dudecast Podcast along with Anthony Devito and Greg Stone and headlines clubs throughout the country. He is also a blue belt in jiu jitsu.
Fri, May 19, 2023
Sat, May 20, 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.