Penguins Coemdy Club located inside The Vault presents Kevin Downey Jr.
January 31 and February 1st
Show time 7:30 PM
Comedian, columnist Kevin Downey, Jr. has been recently labeled "refreshingly bizarre" by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following, (that means only 28 people dug him), until his frequent and on-going bookings at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's "Comedy Stop" in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, bringing him to a new level of notoriety. Kevin now works "A" clubs everywhere, and to larger and larger audiences.
The Early Years - Whereas most comedians will lie about where they grew up in an effort to gain street cred, comedian, columnist and all around swell guy Kevin Downey Jr. actually did grow up in Detroit MI. He made his TV debut at age 6 on CKLW's "The Bozo Show" where he won a hockey stick, a 12-pack of Orange Crush and some Tootsie Rolls playing, The Bug Game. Like all kids in Detroit Kevin attempted to play ice hockey, but his first and only season was cut short when the coach realized Kevin was too small to skate while wearing all the gear, thus clearing the way for Wayne Gretzky to top Gordie Howes achievements.
Bright Lights burnin' Gonna set your Soul on Fire - Kevin moved to New York City looking for fame and fortune. He instantly landed a part at Macy's Santaland as an elf (some call it the longest running show on Broadway). Kevin was decimated to learn all elves were fired after the Christmas Eve shift. Shortly thereafter, Kevin went to his first comedy show at New York's "Comic Strip Live" and realized his calling; however, it would be three years until he had the stones to get on stage himself.
Money for nothing and your chicks for free - Today Kevin is headlining clubs everywhere in the U.S., and can be heard regularly on "The Bob and Tom Show", as well as, Sirius and XM Satellite radio. Kevin is also a proud member of Armed Forces Entertainment and he travels the world performing for the troops. Some of the bases he's been to include: Pearl Harbor, Guam, Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Singapore, Diego Garcia.
He's also appeared on "Comedy Central", "What Not to Wear" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" where he got a much needed haircut. Kevin appears at the Trop's "Comedy Stop" in Las Vegas at least four times a year. He truly appreciates his ever-growing fan base who come to see him again and again. Kevin authors a column called, Drinking on $11 a Night, which can be read in "Bachelor Pad Magazine" and "GC" magazine, and online at usedwigs.com. Kevins song, "Secret Garden of Dirty Little Whores (who think they're better than me)", can be heard on college and traditional radio stations throughout the country. His nationally-released DVD called, "I'm not Gay, but Don't Stop" can be found on both Amazon.com and Netflix.
...And no, Kevin is not related to Robert Downey, Jr.
Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$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.