Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
21 & over
Two drink minimum
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Door Time:6:30 PM
Show Type:Stand Up
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum
Dr. Gonzo has been seen and heard on Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, The Bob & Tom Show, Entertainment Tonight, Star Search and has toured with such rock and roll acts as Huey Lewis and the News, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blue Oyster Cult, Z.Z. Top, Night Ranger and Joe Walsh…although Joe probably doesn’t remember any of it. In the early nineties, the good Doctor quit touring, returning to Mason City, Illinois to take up a position as an English professor at a local college. Now, he is taking his dangling participle back out on the road with a mélange of classic favorites and brand new material. You owe it to yourself to come out and see this legendary performer who has inspired generations of comedians over the decades.
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.”