Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Steve Kramer
January 10 and 11
Show Time 7:30 PM
You might recognize his “Stanford’s” song, which is played every week on the #1 radio show in the Midwest, The Johnny Dare Morning Show, but Steve Kramer started off by doing voice impersonations as a child. He got kicked off the school bus for impersonating both of his bus drivers and kicked out of several classes for impersonating his school teachers. Eventually, he moved on to impersonating celebrities such as Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, John Travolta, Gilbert Gottfried, and Sean Connery, just to name a few. Steve wanted to take advantage of his ability to impersonate others, so he started doing stand-up comedy in 1998. He taught himself how to play the guitar so he could add musical elements to his show as well, and in 1999, he mailed an audition tape from his home town of Kansas City to Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles for a sketch comedy show to be aired on national television that they were creating and casting for called “Hype”. A few days later, Warner Brothers flew him out to Los Angeles to try out in person. More than 3,000 people auditioned for the show, so the competition was incredible. With only one spot left on the cast to fill, Steve had to audition right after Dane Cook. Talk about pressure! Steve landed the roll and co-starred with nine other extremely talented individuals including Frank Caliendo and “Chicken”. He played President Bush, Keannu Reeves, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Timberlake, Carson Daly, David Blane, Regis Philbin, and many others on national television. His headlining show is like something out of Vegas, filled with music, improv, and audience participation. Steve’s second love is music. He is a one-man-band, so sometimes he argues and sleeps with himself.
Over the years, David has had the good fortune of writing monologue material for both Bill Mahar on "ABC's Politically Incorrect" and Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night". David has done a ton of radio fill-in for the Cumulus Broadcasting stations in Grand Rapids, MI...97 WLAV FM and has also become a regular guest host on the nationally-syndicated "Bob and Tom Show" out of Indianapolis.
Owen Benjamin started his comedy career in music. Growing up with an opera singer father, Owen
has played classical piano since childhood. Owen was a regular on MTV’s PUNK’D, and has appeared on E!’s CHELSEA LATELY and Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM.
Owen feature credits include I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY and THE HOUSE BUNNY and he
can soon be seen in ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE with Christina Ricci and BORN TO BE A STAR with Nick Swardson. He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival and clubs and colleges across America.
Owen has opened for Nick Swardson, Anthony Clark, Dave Attell, and Taylor Hicks. His unique blend of music and comedy makes his show a must-see.
You’ve seen Judy Tenuta appear in shows from “The Vagina Monologues” to “Menopause the Musical.” Her stand-up specials have aired on Showtime, HBO, and Lifetime. Judy was featured as the national spokesperson for a series of Diet Dr. Pepper commercials.
The self-described “Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite Of The Accordion” has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular television shows as “The View,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” “Larry King Live,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and “Comics Unleashed.”
Judy is a two-time Grammy Award Nominee. Her comedy albums include “Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians! ,” and “In Goddess We Trust,” Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards.
Ms. Tenuta has starred in two independent films, “Going Down In La-La Land” and “Gibsonberg.” You’ve also seen her on “General Hospital,” “Corey In The House,” and alongside Hillary Duff in “Material Girls.”
With his unmistakable accent and his hilarious yet endearing delivery, Comedian Rocky Laporte is becoming more well-known by the day. His performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” brought him a standing ovation, and he’s been featured on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which is currently running on Comedy Central.
Rocky’s opened for the likes of, Louie Anderson, Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers just to name a few. Hes done an enormous amount of charity work also. For St Jude’s for Children, N.F.L. Charities, Homeless shelters, cancer research and Police and Fire Dept fundraisers.