Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
21 & over
Two drink minimum
Door Time:6:00 PM
Show Type:Stand Up
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Joe Kilgallon.
Show Time 7:30 PM
Feature Joe Kilgallon
Born and raised in Chicago, Joe Kilgallon has been performing stand-up comedy since 2006. With a background in improv and sketch writing, Joe fuses well-polished material with riffing and crowd work to construct a perfectly well-rounded act. His in-your-face style and charismatic charm help Joe paint stories drawn heavily from personal experience and his Chicago-Irish roots, making him an instant favorite and the type of comedian everyone wants to share a drink with after the show.
In 2011 Joe hit the road hard performing in cities across the country including L.A., New Orleans, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Cleveland, and even a stop in Toronto, Canada.
Joe is also a proud member of the Comedians You Should Know (www.comediansyoushouldknow.com), a group of six Chicago based stand-up comedians who released an album in February of 2011 that debuted at number one on the I tunes comedy charts.
Headliner Act Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan is one of the country’s most traveled stand-up comedians. Tim has recorded two CD’s and three DVD’s. His most recent Bigger Than Ashton is a humorous take on fellow Cedar Rapids, Iowa native, Ashton Kutcher. Tim has entertained audiences from the Improv in Chicago to the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles as well as the U.S. Armed Forces. Tim combines hyper attention type disorder with an amusingly acute take on life for one of the highest intensity shows in stand-up, making him an audience favorite.
Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tim began his comedy career at the age of 19 traveling from town to town throughout the Midwest. By the age of 21 Tim had moved to the Pacific Northwest where he learned from veteran comedians and honed his craft. Soon thereafter Tim moved to Los Angeles where he was a regular on the stages of the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory. Tim has also made appearances on the N.B.C. show Spy-TV and the H.B.O. series John From Cincinnati. Tim has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment like Louie Anderson, Kevin Pollack, Jim Breuer, Mick Foley, Harland Williams, Norm MacDonald, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Luke Perry, Lois Guzman and Pauly Shore to name a few.
Michael made his network debuts on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the same year. He followed that up with performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's The Half Hour and most recently Conan. Currently you can see Michael as a contestant on NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Desiring to perform all forms of comedy, Michael took sketch and improv classes at The Second City in Chicago, iO, and Annoyance. In Chicago, Michael debuted his one-person sketch show--Pursuing Happiness: A bunch of scenes about people that moved out of their parents' house, got a real job and got married. Performed by a guy who didn't.
Gayle Becwar and his funny, bizarre, innovative, magical performance will fulfill all of your entertainment needs. Growing up in a family of magicians, Gayle’s first introduction to entertainment came as a child, performing with his family’s traveling magic show. Since then, Becwar has spent several years presenting his fresh, fast paced magic and comedy act as a full time solo professional. Audiences from coast to coast will attest that his act is truly unique and entertaining. Becwar has opened for Dan Seals and Holly Dunn, and worked a series of shows with legend comedienne Phyllis Diller. He recently taped for HBO’s Comic Relief, where he scored big to thunderous applause, and for Showtime in their Funniest Man in America Contest. Gayle Becwar has a likeable, ad-libbing style that makes each of his performances special and exciting. His college degrees in broadcasting and Speech have contributed to his professionalism, as well as a warm and engaging rapport. From comedy clubs, colleges and state fairs to banquets, conventions, and trade shows, Becwar’s magic, mindreading and humor involves all types of people. Your audience will be no exception. The Associated Press said it best, “More than just a magician, Gayle Becwar is a complete entertainer.”