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FAQ

Frequently asked questions:

Q.  Where are you located?

A  We are BACK downtown at The Vault,  208 2nd Ave. S.E.  Cedar Rapids, IA  52401.  Our telephone number is still the same 319-362-8133.

Q.  How do I purchase tickets for the shows?

A.  Easiest way is to purchase them directly from our website.  You can print your ticket at home and bring it down night of the show.  Don't worry if you could not print them out, we have your reservation on file attached to your name.  You can also call 319-362-8133 to purchase tickets with credit card on the phone.  We do not hold tables, we run your credit card to reserve you a spot.  You can also stop down during business hours to buy tickets directly.  Seating is reserved so if you want to sit with another group that has purchased tickets you need to let us know.

Q. What are showtimes?

A.  Friday & Saturday show times are at 7:30. (Special circumstances do apply) Seating for the showroom starts at 6:30 and the sports bar and cocktail bar opens at 4:00.  Our Open Mic Night (every Wednesday) starts at 8:00.  Weekday Special Event shows may vary.

Q.  How is seating based?

A.  Website tickets have best seats available, then credit card reservations, and then any walk ins. 

Q. How is group seating done?

A. Email penguinscomedyclub.com or call 319-362-8133 with everyone in the group, their ticket number, show time/ date and the name for your group. 

Q.  How long is the show?

A.  We try to tailor our shows to be a solid 1 1/2 hour of pure enjoyment.  Then following the show you can stay for free and enjoy dueling pianos or a live band entertainment shortly after.  You get free admission to the entertainment when you purchase Penguins Comedy Club tickets.  (For shows on Thursday - Saturday only)

Q  How old must you be to enter your venue?

A.  The Vault, Harringtons Sports Bar and Penguin's Comedy Club is  a 21 or older establishment.

 

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  • Jack Wilhite
    November 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM Jack Wilhite

    Jack Willhite has one of the most exciting comedy acts on tour today! Jack's performance is hilarious, fast-paced and unpredictable.  Willhite offers up a tour-de-force of costume changes, props and musical parodies in a one-of-a-kind show you don't want to miss!

    Two words describe Jack's show; "clever" & "unpredictable."  Whether  its ZZ Top, Alice Cooper & Robert Plant as TV Sitcom stars, or a Halloween  visit to the houses of Ozzy Osborne, Jim Morrison & Axl Rose........this versatile performer's blend of crazy characters, observational comedy & music is sure to put a hefty spin on your funny bone!

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  • Jack Wilhite
    November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM Jack Wilhite

    Jack Willhite has one of the most exciting comedy acts on tour today! Jack's performance is hilarious, fast-paced and unpredictable.  Willhite offers up a tour-de-force of costume changes, props and musical parodies in a one-of-a-kind show you don't want to miss!

    Two words describe Jack's show; "clever" & "unpredictable."  Whether  its ZZ Top, Alice Cooper & Robert Plant as TV Sitcom stars, or a Halloween  visit to the houses of Ozzy Osborne, Jim Morrison & Axl Rose........this versatile performer's blend of crazy characters, observational comedy & music is sure to put a hefty spin on your funny bone!

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  • Dan Chopin
    December 05, 2014 at 7:30 PM Dan Chopin
    Comedian Dan Chopin delivers a fast-paced mix of spot-on stand-up routines, clever one-liners and original comedy songs that are as timely and relevant as they are pointless and stupid.
     
    Dan will make you laugh with his infectious sense of humor and his hysterical rants about the world around us.Dan has over twenty years of experience performing at comedy clubs, colleges and corporate events and he has appeared on HBO, A&E, Showtime, MTV and Comedy Central

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  • Dan Chopin
    December 06, 2014 at 7:30 PM Dan Chopin

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  • Charles Fleischer
    December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM Charles Fleischer
    Charles Fleischer, an actor and comedian known for his work in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Back to the Future II" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street," And Many others. His comedic voice range is amazing and unreal. Get down to Penguins and see the man behind the Voice of Roger Rabbit....

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  • Charles Fleischer
    December 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM Charles Fleischer
    Charles Fleischer, an actor and comedian known for his work in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Back to the Future II" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street," And Many others. His comedic voice range is amazing and unreal. Get down to Penguins and see the man behind the Voice of Roger Rabbit....

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  • Gabriel Ruthledge
    December 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Gabriel Ruthledge
    Since abandoning his successful pizza delivery career in 2000, Gabriel Rutledge has taken raw talent, hard work, and lack of a fall back plan have made him into one of North America’s finest touring comics.
     
    A past winner of the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition, Gabriel Rutledge has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV, and Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out.
     
    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, and The Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk Nebraska.
     
    He has made at least 4 people pee their pants.
     
    Gabriel’s 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. Rutledge makes his home in one of the great entertainment capitals of the world; Olympia Washington.

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  • Gabriel Ruthledge
    December 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM Gabriel Ruthledge
    Since abandoning his successful pizza delivery career in 2000, Gabriel Rutledge has taken raw talent, hard work, and lack of a fall back plan have made him into one of North America’s finest touring comics.
     
    A past winner of the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition, Gabriel Rutledge has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV, and Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out.
     
    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, and The Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk Nebraska.
     
    He has made at least 4 people pee their pants.
     
    Gabriel’s 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. Rutledge makes his home in one of the great entertainment capitals of the world; Olympia Washington.

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  • Mark Poolos
    December 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM Mark Poolos
    Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". After his performances in those two films there wasn't a person who didn't know his name. He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough. Mark needed that instant connection. So he began his stand-up comedy career. In Marks comedy routine he melds observational humor, one liners, family humor, and humorous original songs with guitar accompaniment together, to create his own unique style of comedy. He has been compared to the likes of Adam Sandler and Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states including Nevada, California, and New York. Mark hopes to do a film in the future people have actually seen.

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  • Steve Kramer
    January 09, 2015 at 7:30 PM Steve Kramer
    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.

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  • Steve Kramer
    January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM Steve Kramer
    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.

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  • Mark Sweeney
    January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM Mark Sweeney
    This Comedy Central veteran turns topics as intergender relationships and golf inside out with his sarcastic and witty brand of hilarity. A native of St. Louis, Mark mixes Midwest convictions with wise-guy attitude. Always a tad irreverent, Mark Sweeney has a way of making even the victims of notorious attention laugh about their shortcomings. The four years he spent in the U.S. Marines were forgettable, either that or he just can't remember them. Though his military history is a bit fuzzy, he's constantly being reminded that at some point he attended college, which is why he's still on the run from the student loan collectors. Mark's credits also include acting roles in Boston Public, The Visitor, and Days of Our Lives. Mark is a long-time Funny Bone favorite and an acknowledged attraction at corporate events

    Show Followed by Dueling Pianos with Katy Marguardt & Becca D 

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  • Mark Sweeney
    January 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM Mark Sweeney
    This Comedy Central veteran turns topics as intergender relationships and golf inside out with his sarcastic and witty brand of hilarity. A native of St. Louis, Mark mixes Midwest convictions with wise-guy attitude. Always a tad irreverent, Mark Sweeney has a way of making even the victims of notorious attention laugh about their shortcomings. The four years he spent in the U.S. Marines were forgettable, either that or he just can't remember them. Though his military history is a bit fuzzy, he's constantly being reminded that at some point he attended college, which is why he's still on the run from the student loan collectors. Mark's credits also include acting roles in Boston Public, The Visitor, and Days of Our Lives. Mark is a long-time Funny Bone favorite and an acknowledged attraction at corporate events

    Show Followed by Dueling Pianos with Katy Marguardt & Becca D 

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