Tags:Stand Up Comedy, Special Events, Event of the Week
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum Special Event
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Ralphie May.
One Show April 13th
Show starts at 7:00 PM
This is a Special Event - Tickets in advance $27.50 and at the door $30.00.
Ralphie May is one of the most popular comedians in the country. His one-hour special, "Ralphie May: Prime Cut" premiered on Comedy Central in 2007. Filmed in front of a live audience in Knoxville, TN, Ralphie is the first comedian in history to record two specials in one night. "Prime Cut" is the follow-up to "Girth of a Nation" which aired on Comedy Central in 2006. Both were followed by a DVD and CD of the same name, released by Warner Bros. Records.
Known for his hip-hop brand of comedy, Ralphie has his ebonics and quick wit down pat, which has earned him roles in films such as "For Da Love Of Money" and "Gas." He was also the only white comedian to perform on "The Big Black Comedy Show," along with Mo'Nique, RodMan, Sexy Marie and Vince Morris.
Ralphie has a proven track record of selling out multiple shows in 1,500 to 3,000 seat venues. He has a no-nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society's hypocrisies. He doesn't shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue. Ralphie sincerely believes that as long as what he's saying is true, people need to hear it. No topic is off limits, whether it be the 2004 tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II or midgets.
On the small screen, Ralphie has worked as a writer and producer on ESPN's "Mohr Sports" starring Jay Mohr. He has performed stand-up on numerous late-night talk shows including multiple appearances on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He has appeared on "The Man Show" and MTV's "Bash" as well as guest-starred on NBC's "Whoopie." As if that's not enough, on one of his recent appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" he received a standing ovation, making him the first comedian in ten years to attain this honor. Ralphie hosted Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" in 2008 and his hour-long stand-up special, "Austin-Tacious," aired on the channel that same year.
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.”
Charlie Wiener has headlined comedy clubs across the United States and Canada for more than 30 years. He has shared the stage with Ellen Degeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, George Lopez, Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Newman, Meatloaf, Todd Rundgren, America, (the band not the whole country, tho’ close), Jefferson Starship and many, many others. He has performed in 49 states and several provinces of Canada as well as Dublin, Ireland, driving more than two and a half million miles and aging himself by a multiple of six. He is old, broke down and in pain which he bitches about almost constantly but that is what old people do best.
With appearances on A&E, Comedy Central, his own cable shows 'Off The Wall' and 'Wienervision', CBC, NBC, ABC and CBS as well as being heard regularly on XM radio he has brought the concept of having fun while piling on the years to an art form.
With his sharp delivery, quick wit, and identifiable style, Mike Toomey has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982. Mike has appeared in concert with such names as Wayne Newton, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Reba McEntire.
He has performed on numerous television programs including: HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado; MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour"; and A&E's "Comedy on the Road." Mike is also the creator and star of the hilarious one-person show "TV & Me," which enjoyed a highly successful run at Chicago's Apollo Theater.
The Chicago Tribune calls Mike, "One of the funniest and most talented performers to ever work in Chicago."
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.