Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault present Don Reese
August 2 and 3
Show times 7:30 PM
Take a young boy born in the midwest; feed him a steady diet of comic books and monster magazines; plant him in front of a television screen showing an endless succession of horror and science fiction movies; let simmer until adulthood, and what have you got? The comedy of Don Reese.
Combining what THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER calls "friendly ghoulishness" with "sparks-flying timing", Don stakes out comic turf that is his and his alone, walking the fine line between reality and the twilight zone. It is an act that has taken him to over forty states and Canada, performing at clubs, colleges, corporate shows - even monster movie conventions. Don calls it "stand-up comedy for people who are tired of stand-up comedy". You'll call it hilarious.
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.