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 Mikey Mason.
May 17th and 18th
Show Time 7:30 PM
Born in Kentucky and dragged throughout the south before settling in Indiana to be raised in a trailer, Mikey Mason has a diverse background to draw material from. With his abnormal childhood, five siblings, two marriages, two children, multiple pets, college experiences, and many career changes (ranging from fast food, to working at a funeral home, to teaching middle school, high school and college, as well as working with at-risk youth,) he’s got a lot to talk—and sing—about.
Mikey went from performing in bands and sketch and improv comedy troupes to performing standup over the last 15 years. He’s performed at Crackers, the Comedy Caravan, Wiley’s, Comedy Niteclub, Snickerz Comedy Bar, Mason City Limits, Go Bananas, and One Liners, as well as many bars, clubs, fraternities, and private parties in and around the Midwest. He’s performed with Todd Yohn, John Fox, Rob Haney, Lord Carrett, Steve Iott, Troy Davis, Chris Speyrer, Tracey Tedesco, and Tim Rowlands, among others, and has made multiple regional television and radio appearances. With a strong stage presence, infectiously hilarious songs, and a wit almost as fast as his mouth, Mikey is an unforgettable performer.
Mikey draws the audience in with his saucy, irreverent blend of storytelling and outrageous songs. No subject or musical style is off limits. From country to rock, pop to rap, religion to
relationships, politics to childhood insecurities, Mikey is unabashed, unafraid, and unquestionably funny.
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.”