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.
Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$y”. At 16 she purchased her first Cadillac. During her teens she was shot twice and arrested numerous times. At 19 years of age she met a man, and with his help and encouragement decided to get out of the “life”. “I was so tired, I thought for sure I was going to end up dead. He was 21 and a military vet and he showed me a way out”.
At 19 with two toddlers and a new husband she is handed 4 more young children from her sister who was struggling with drug addiction. The next 10 years of her life are spent raising those 6 children. Part of that process included visits to the welfare office for food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance for her sister’s children. It was during these visits that Ms. Pat was first told she had a talent for telling funny stories. In 2003 with her case-worker’s encouragement she decided to go on stage and appeared at the Open-Mic-Night at “The Pub” in Atlanta. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her place. She began pouring punch lines across stages at the rate other moms pour milk at the counter.
With a comedy career now spilling over 9 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out”. She has an upcoming appearance on BET’s “Comicview” this fall. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appears on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”.
She has become a Podcast celebrity with appearances on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and will be on the 2015 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.
Ms. Pat currently resides with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.
A past winner of the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition, Gabriel has made television appearances on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon's Nickmom Night Out, and the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV and Comics Unleashed.
He is also a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom radio show, heard in over 150 cities.
Gabriel has performed at the HBO/TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, and the Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson's home town of Norfolk Nebraska.
Gabriel has released two albums; "Sometimes Laughter Hurts" and "Breeder" that can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, 24/7 Comedy Radio, and wherever you want if you buy one. He is also author of the book "Happiness Isn't Funny."
Rutledge makes his home in one of the great entertainment capitals of the world; Olympia Washington.
J.R. Brow went to college, became a standup comic, and eventually toured 49 states and 4 continents with his guitar in hand. His original standup comedy instantly won over young and old fans alike. Almost immediately, J.R. marched to the finals of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has opened for performers like Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, Bill Hicks, and Steven Wright. He's recently been featured on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and CBS’s "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" as well as many other television spots along the way.
Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me."
J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records.