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.
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!