Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Pete George - November 31 and December 1 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $14.50 at the door.
Pete George has been a stand-up comedian, actor and musician for over 20 years. After several years of playing lead guitar in a Cleveland based rock band, Pete ventured into a series of comedy competitions. A quick string of wins set him off on a US comedy tour, performing over 7,000 shows at the country's most popular venues including The Funny Bone, Catch a Rising Star, The Improv and The Ice House.
Audiences have called Pete "Exhaustingly funny!" due in no small part to the high-energy performance he delivers by combining straight stand-up with his electric guitar. Because of the unique relationship he creates with his audience, Pete enjoys a huge fan base of repeat customers. He has been invited to perform for many corporations including Ford, Gateway Computers and American Eurocopter. He even appeared as in-flight comedian for Continental Airlines. You also may have seen Pete's show at your University, on a Royal Caribbean cruise or while stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Edwards Air Force Base or Fort Bragg USMC. Any venue is a joy for this consummate funny man.
On the Hollywood side, Pete's first acting job was on the seven-time Oscar nominated film, "The Shawshank Redemption". His starring role in "Round it Goes" written and directed by Joe Stillman (Shrek) has earned Pete honors at 9 film festivals including a 1st place award and played at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Pete also enjoys success as a commercial actor and has appeared in several TV shows including "Family Law" and "Strong Medicine" as well as a string of television commercials.
Today, Pete continues delivering his unique show to packed houses and standing ovations. His CD “Comedy You Can Dance To” is selling like hotcakes. With plans for an upcoming TV show based on his act, you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for this rising star, the Rock Star of Comedy, Pete George.
Brian is one of the country's most sought-after stand-up comics. He has taken the comedy world by storm with his insightful views on what people find funny. The laughs come fast and frequently, since he has spent the last 15 years honing his craft at clubs and theaters across the country. Brian specializes in giving every audience a hilarious and singular comedic experience. His unique talent consists of clever material and unparalleled audience interaction, which he combines seamlessly with his lightning quick wit. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable ability to make audiences laugh.
Michael Thorne is an amalgam of culture and white trash raised on a greasy silver spoon in a borough of Minneapolis aptly nicknamed “Nordeast”. He has brought his hilarious observational insights on evolution, (or lack thereof), human relations, marriage & parenthood to backwoods barrooms, colleges, casinos and A-list comedy clubs from coast to coast & border to border. Michael grabbed the attention of LA bigwigs at one point who urged him to leave Minnesota to further his career. “You’re the funniest thing out of the Midwest. Now get out of the Midwest.”
But Michael favors the Midwestern family life. He will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life. Michael has shared the stage with comedy legends Steven Wright, the late Bill Hicks and the late Mitch Hedberg.
Andrew’s very personal and fun storytelling comedy, combined with his exemplary work ethic has earned him high praise from some of the best comedians in the business. Andrew has appeared as a standup comedian on the Seattle-based TV Show “Up Late NW” and contributed as a writer and actor to several of the sketches as well. Andrew has been featured on NBC, FOX, and the Bob & Tom Radio Show and is a regular opening act for Christopher Titus.
Andrew was also featured on the popular Buzzfeed webseries “Truth or Drink” and has performed in over 35 states. Check him out at andrewjrivers.com
Christine can best be described as one funny mother! She has a husband, a twenty-something son who lives at home, a divorced daughter and three grand-kids. This gives her a full portfolio of material to draw from. A lot of people ask Chris why she began a career in comedy so late in life. Well, it’s not a coincidence that she started immediately after her daughter began having babies! Chris does not like to baby-sit! Sure, traveling around the country telling jokes to drunks in smoky nightclubs was not the most practical way to get out of baby-sitting, but she decided it was definitely worth a try. (It was either that, or go to truck-driving school and she hates the way she looks in flannel shirts! ) So far, this desperate attempt to distance herself from family obligations has worked out quite nicely. She’s come a long way from her early years in comedy.
She currently headlines in some of the top clubs in the country and has become a favorite at “The Comedy Stop” in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In 2006, she was chosen to compete in Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America. She appeared in six episodes and made it all the way to the finale where it came down to only 5 finalists. Ok, she didn’t win—-but just ask anyone who has seen her perform and they will tell you that she is definitely one funny mother!