Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
21 & over
Two drink minimum
Door Time:6:00 PM
Show Type:Special Event
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Vakov Smirnoff.
Thursday March 21st For Two Shows 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
Yakov's comedic style is firmly grounded within his mission statement "to experience happiness and teach it with passion through comedy and sensitivity". Nowhere are these principles more evident than in his two children, Natasha and Alexander. Yakov continues to develop his comedy to reflect the dynamics between men and women, the happiness that can be found inside oneself, and a celebration of the spirit of life. The depths of Yakov's development from naive young immigrant to gentle, loving patriot can be found throughout his show. When Branson's Two-Time Comedian of the Year isn't performing for sold out shows at his own theater in the heartland of America, Yakov likes to travel and appears at select venues across the United States.
Yakov’s movie credits include “Moscow on the Hudson” with Robin Williams, “Brewster’s Millions” with Richard Pryor, “The Money Pit” with Tom Hanks and “Heartburn” with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. His many television credits include Showtime’s ACE Award nominee “Yakov Smirnoff from Moscow…Idaho,” as well as his own 1986 syndicated series “What a Country.” In the early months of 2003, Yakov appeared in his one-man Broadway Show, “As Long As We Both Shall Laugh” at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. During the show Yakov invites everyone to celebrate the differences between the genders.
It has been quite a journey for the man who became an American citizen on July 4, 1986, when he was sworn in (by Chief Justice Warren Burger) at the Statue of Liberty. The immigrant who, in 1977, landed in this country with his parents and less than $100 in his pocket has grown to become a command performer at the White House, a respected comedic voice, cultural observer, and family man. As Yakov says, “What A Country”! Since his rebirth in the United States, the comedian maintains his topical edge, traveling the world of comedy, and sharing his insightful discoveries.
In a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he's become a comic on the verge of stardom.
*WINNER season 3 Comcast’s “Trial By Laughter”.
*Runner up in the 2012 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition
*One of the original "Lucky 21" at the HBO Comedy Festival. Aired on TBS.
*2 different one hour comedy specials on SiriusXM
*First album “Live at Loonies” was considered for a Grammy Nomination
*Three albums on iTunes
Comedian Shane Mauss has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, and has specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix, and interviews scientists for the podcast Here We Are. Now he is touring around the country on a 100+ city tour with comedy show about psychedelics. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted Talk combine for one of the most unique, informative, and funny comedy shows you will ever see. (No psychedelic experience required) The show has been heard about on This comedy show about psychedelics has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.
From his childhood relocation from Hawaii to Minnesota to his UFO sighting in New York City, this thrill ride is filled with rich characters, spot-on impressions and even a disgruntled squirrel. John has performed for audiences of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s opening for Howie Mandel at Caesar’s Palace or tickling some Irish ribs in Dublin, John isn’t stingy when he gives out the laughs.
ACTING FOR FILM AND TV:
The Thomas Crown Affair
Law and Order
COMEDY ON TV:
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
HBO Comedy Showcase
Premium Blend on Comedy Central
Coming on-stage with a gruff demeanor and a booze-swiller's bad ass attitude, comedian Kyle Kinane surprises newcomers with his unexpectedly well-crafted standup sets. Born in Chicago, Kinane first tried his hand at comedy while attending Columbia College, influenced by the loose yet confident work of Mitch Hedberg and Patton Oswalt. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue his craft, and by 2007, he was invited to the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival along with the television show Last Call with Carson Daly. In 2010, he released his debut album Death of the Party on the Aspecialthing label, and a year later, he starred in his own episode of the Comedy Central Presents series. In 2012 he worked alongside Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, and others and developed an animated series for Comedy Central called Triptank. The cable television network's record label released his sophomore album, Whiskey Icarus, in 2013.