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Penguin's Comedy Club is available for all kinds of parties. We celebrate everything!  Bachelor/Bachelorette, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Birthday's, Anniversaries, Graduations, Class Reunions, Halloween, & holiday parties!

Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties

Bachelorette parties are a fun and exciting way to celebrate one of the most monumental times of one's life.  A Bachelor or Bachelorette Party at Penguins Comedy Club/Cedar Rapids Piano Lounge is a great choice for a memorable way to start out the night for soon-to-be brides and grooms.

We can cater to all your needs. Small and large groups welcome.

Please call for reservations. Visit us at penguinscomedyclub.com or at (319)362-8133

Any questions feel free to call or email at penguinscomedyclub@gmail.com

Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Group Discount (comedy only)

For bachelor & bachelorette parties of ten people or more, a group discount of $2 per ticket is offered. Some restrictions apply.
 

Entertainment: Comedy shows are Friday's at 7:30 & Saturday at 7:30. There are video clips below the bio of each comedian, so that you can get an idea of their act. Click this link to view the upcoming acts. We have a variety of entertainment available!  You can book them for our location or for your location. Click this link to inquire into booking off site entertainment penguinscomedyclub@gmail.comDifferent rates do apply on a week to week basis.  Only way to see what type of deal we have going is to contact us.

Drinks: We can run a cash bar, company tab, or even print up drink tickets (with your limitations).

Reservations: Call when you have chosen a specific show. You will be pencilled in to hold your place until you have received your RSVP's. Once you have your RSVP's, call and purchase your tickets (319) 362-8133. Tickets are non-refundable.

Payment: Show tickets can be purchased over the phone with a credit card or online at penguinscomedyclub.com. We will accept business checks for tickets (no personal checks). Reservations are not guaranteed until payment has been received. Food and beverages are paid for on the night of the show and an 15% gratuity will be added onto the check.

Free office party sign-up

During the summer months we have opportunities for FREE OFFICE PARTIES.  Just copy and paste the following form and email penguinscomedyclub@gmail.com

Name of Company:

Contact Name (Who will be organizing the party):

Email address:

Estimated size of party (You can include spouses):

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  • David Dyer
    May 08, 2015 at 8:00 PM David Dyer
    Well here we are...another awkward bio from a comedian.  I could loft the usual tidbits at you..."Here's who I've opened for"..."Here's where I started"..."I ALWAYS wanted to be a comedian". 
    The hope in revealing those kind of details is that it would add some legitimacy to my being, but no matter what I give you, you're not going to lose OR gain any sleep.  Here's what you want to know...am I funny?  Yes...I'm damn funny.  Am I Jerry Seinfeld funny?  I think so, at times, although I'll bet you he'd have a different answer.  I started doing stand up when I was 24.  I've never made the move to the "big city".  Would that have helped my career?  What do you think?  However, I chose to stay in Michigan so we could raise our daughters in an environment that would keep them from wanting breast implants for their birthday when they turned 8.  I'm not going to over-pump myself...I'm a good comedian with good material.  It's not for everybody (see Birmingham, AL), but it's for a lot of people.  I'm proud of what I do and I don't pine over the couple of people in the crowd who don't like me...I gave up on those a-holes years ago.  Understand something about life...not everyone is going to have twinkle in their eye when you walk in the room, so keep walking and don't waste your time on the non-twinklers.  Just get to one of my shows and judge for yourself.  I mean, look at the quality of this website...you know the tickets are cheap.   

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  • David Dyer
    May 09, 2015 at 8:00 PM David Dyer
    Well here we are...another awkward bio from a comedian.  I could loft the usual tidbits at you..."Here's who I've opened for"..."Here's where I started"..."I ALWAYS wanted to be a comedian". 
    The hope in revealing those kind of details is that it would add some legitimacy to my being, but no matter what I give you, you're not going to lose OR gain any sleep.  Here's what you want to know...am I funny?  Yes...I'm damn funny.  Am I Jerry Seinfeld funny?  I think so, at times, although I'll bet you he'd have a different answer.  I started doing stand up when I was 24.  I've never made the move to the "big city".  Would that have helped my career?  What do you think?  However, I chose to stay in Michigan so we could raise our daughters in an environment that would keep them from wanting breast implants for their birthday when they turned 8.  I'm not going to over-pump myself...I'm a good comedian with good material.  It's not for everybody (see Birmingham, AL), but it's for a lot of people.  I'm proud of what I do and I don't pine over the couple of people in the crowd who don't like me...I gave up on those a-holes years ago.  Understand something about life...not everyone is going to have twinkle in their eye when you walk in the room, so keep walking and don't waste your time on the non-twinklers.  Just get to one of my shows and judge for yourself.  I mean, look at the quality of this website...you know the tickets are cheap.   

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  • Mike Merryfield
    May 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM Mike Merryfield

    n a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he's become a comic on the verge of stardom.

     

     

    *WINNER season 3 Comcast’s

    Trial By Laughter.

    *Runner up in the 2012 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

    *One of the original "Lucky 21" at the HBO Comedy Festival. Aired on TBS. 

     

    *2 different one hour comedy specials on SiriusXM

     

    *First album

    “Live at Loonies” was considered for a Grammy Nomination

     

    *Three albums on iTunes


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  • Mike Merryfield
    May 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM Mike Merryfield

    n a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he's become a comic on the verge of stardom.

     

     

    *WINNER season 3 Comcast’s

    Trial By Laughter.

    *Runner up in the 2012 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

    *One of the original "Lucky 21" at the HBO Comedy Festival. Aired on TBS. 

     

    *2 different one hour comedy specials on SiriusXM

     

    *First album

    “Live at Loonies” was considered for a Grammy Nomination

     

    *Three albums on iTunes


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  • Brian Hicks
    May 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM Brian Hicks

    Brian is one of Chicago’s most sought after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh upbeat style Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny. He uses his act as a conduit to explore some of life’s less discussed topics and has been honing his craft for the past 13 years. Has the unique ability that combines his quick wit, audience interaction and clever material, which he delivers seamlessly. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable talent to make audiences… Laugh!

    In 2013 Brian won the prestigious Comedy 10K involving 72 comics from 14 states and Canada

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  • Brian Hicks
    May 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM Brian Hicks

    Brian is one of Chicago’s most sought after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh upbeat style Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny. He uses his act as a conduit to explore some of life’s less discussed topics and has been honing his craft for the past 13 years. Has the unique ability that combines his quick wit, audience interaction and clever material, which he delivers seamlessly. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable talent to make audiences… Laugh!

    In 2013 Brian won the prestigious Comedy 10K involving 72 comics from 14 states and Canada

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  • Dwight York
    May 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM Dwight York

    “I hope you like jokes” may seem an absurd way for a comedian to begin a show but those are the words that comedian Dwight York uses to introduce himself to his audience each night. Then the joke-slinging begins and never ends until York says “goodnight” a couple hundred perfect one-liners later.

    During the first of many appearances on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, York joked, “I was homeless for awhile. I didn’t want anyone to know so I slept in front of a Ticket Master.” It sent the morning crew howling with delight, became Tom Griswold’s “new favorite joke” and was featured on The Bob And Tom CD You Guys Rock. Since then York has been a regular guest on the show and was part of the 2005 Friends of Bob and Tom Show Concert Tour.

    In August of 2009 York appeared on the main-stage at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. York will be returning again this summer for his 4th year; headlining the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club with Dwight York and Friends.

    York’s CD Quickies (Stand Up! Records; 2009) can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel and was rated a “top ten comedy release of the year” by The Serious Comedy SitePunchline Magazine says that Dwight York, as inventive as he is suggestive, is what Steven Wright would be if Wright had Robert Schimmel’s blue streak, and that’s a  compliment to all three master comics.

     

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  • Dwight York
    May 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM Dwight York

    “I hope you like jokes” may seem an absurd way for a comedian to begin a show but those are the words that comedian Dwight York uses to introduce himself to his audience each night. Then the joke-slinging begins and never ends until York says “goodnight” a couple hundred perfect one-liners later.

    During the first of many appearances on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, York joked, “I was homeless for awhile. I didn’t want anyone to know so I slept in front of a Ticket Master.” It sent the morning crew howling with delight, became Tom Griswold’s “new favorite joke” and was featured on The Bob And Tom CD You Guys Rock. Since then York has been a regular guest on the show and was part of the 2005 Friends of Bob and Tom Show Concert Tour.

    In August of 2009 York appeared on the main-stage at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. York will be returning again this summer for his 4th year; headlining the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club with Dwight York and Friends.

    York’s CD Quickies (Stand Up! Records; 2009) can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel and was rated a “top ten comedy release of the year” by The Serious Comedy SitePunchline Magazine says that Dwight York, as inventive as he is suggestive, is what Steven Wright would be if Wright had Robert Schimmel’s blue streak, and that’s a  compliment to all three master comics.

     

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  • Mick Foley
    June 01, 2015 at 7:00 PM Mick Foley
    One of the cornerstones of WWE’s meteoric rise in the late 90’s, Mick Foley earned the nickname ‘The Hardcore Legend’ for his ability to absorb seemingly inhuman punishment in some of the most dramatic matches in sports-entertainment history. Already a respected veteran for his 11 physically punishing years wrestling under the name Cactus Jack, Foley’s career soared to new heights in WWE as ‘Mankind’, a character Foley claimed was inspired by a combination of reading ‘Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein’ and listening tothe music of Tori Amos.

    As Cactus Jack, Foley won the 1995 ‘King of the Deathmatch’ tournament in Yokohama, Japan, and continued wrestling, despite the amputation of his right ear, in a match against Vader in Munich, Germany in 1994. As Mankind, Foley was a 3-time WWE Champion, but is best known for his epic and brutal battle with The Undertaker in 1998’s ‘Hell in a Cell’ match, during which he was knocked unconscious after falls both off of and through the 16 foot Cell structure. Despite the injury, Foley finished the match – with one of his front teeth lodged in his nose.

    With retirement looming as a result of that physically demanding style, Foley penned his own memoir, ‘Have a Nice Day’ without the aid of a ghost-writer – writing 200,000 words in longhand in 50 days. The book showcased Foley’s paradoxical blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, and shocked the literary world by hitting number one on The New York Times best-seller list in October, 1999. The book remained on the Times list for twenty six weeks. A follow-up, 2001’s ‘Foley is Good’ hit number one on The New York Times list as well. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children’s books and two novels.

    After speaking at some of the United Stated most respected colleges and universities – including MIT, Syracuse University, Notre Dame and The University of Miami, Foley decided to take his verbal skills to the stand-up comedy stage in 2009. 2012 saw Foley earn rave reviews for his comedy sets at ‘Just for Laughs’ in Montreal, and the ‘Edinburgh (UK) Fringe Fest’ – the two largest comedy festivals in the world. He is currently represented by Innovative Artists.

    Foley’s acting credentials include ’30 Rock’, ‘Warren the Ape’, Now and Again’, ‘G vs E’ and ‘Boy Meets World’ and he was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Beyond the Mat’ He has done voice work on ‘Squidbillies’ ‘Celebrity Death Match’ and ‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ and was featured in a 2012 episode of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’. His list of guest appearances include ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ‘The Late Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Family Feud’ ‘Redeye’, ‘Larry King Live’ and several appearances on ‘Today’. He was featured in a 2010 story on ‘ABC’s World News Tonight’ for his work as an online volunteer with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Foley was also recognized for his work with RAINN at 2010’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ – where he was awarded a Medal of Reasonableness’ from Jon Stewart.

    Foley lives with his wife and four children on Long Island. His latest book, ‘A Most Mizerable Christmas’ will be published in October, 2012 by DK Books. The Foley’s have sponsored children with Child-Fund International for twenty years.

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  • Michael Thorne
    June 05, 2015 at 8:00 PM Michael Thorne
    Michael Thorne is an amalgam of culture and white trash raised on a greasy silver spoon in a borough of Minneapolis aptly nicknamed “Nordeast”. He has brought his hilarious observational insights on evolution, (or lack thereof), human relations, marriage & parenthood to backwoods barrooms, colleges, casinos and A-list comedy clubs from coast to coast & border to border. Michael grabbed the attention of LA bigwigs at one point who urged him to leave Minnesota to further his career. “You’re the funniest thing out of the Midwest. Now get out of the Midwest.”
     
    But Michael favors the Midwestern family life. He will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life. Michael has shared the stage with comedy legends Steven Wright, the late Bill Hicks and the late Mitch Hedberg.

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  • Michael Thorne
    June 06, 2015 at 8:00 PM Michael Thorne
    Michael Thorne is an amalgam of culture and white trash raised on a greasy silver spoon in a borough of Minneapolis aptly nicknamed “Nordeast”. He has brought his hilarious observational insights on evolution, (or lack thereof), human relations, marriage & parenthood to backwoods barrooms, colleges, casinos and A-list comedy clubs from coast to coast & border to border. Michael grabbed the attention of LA bigwigs at one point who urged him to leave Minnesota to further his career. “You’re the funniest thing out of the Midwest. Now get out of the Midwest.”
     
    But Michael favors the Midwestern family life. He will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life. Michael has shared the stage with comedy legends Steven Wright, the late Bill Hicks and the late Mitch Hedberg.

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  • Scott Novotny
    June 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM Scott Novotny
    Scott Novotny has been in the comedy "business" for over 20 years. He is quickly becoming the most sought-after entertainer for corporate parties, awards banquets and conventions throughout the Midwest. He has the ability to play to a wide range of audience members while keeping the performance professional and appropriate.
     
    A versatile performer, Scott headlines comedy clubs throughout the United States, has acted in numerous stage productions, worked at the "Brave New Workshop" as an improvisational actor/writer, owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret-- MN's first fulltime comedy theatre, and has written for "Saturday Night Live" and the comic strip, "Strange Brew".

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  • Scott Novotny
    June 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM Scott Novotny
    Scott Novotny has been in the comedy "business" for over 20 years. He is quickly becoming the most sought-after entertainer for corporate parties, awards banquets and conventions throughout the Midwest. He has the ability to play to a wide range of audience members while keeping the performance professional and appropriate.
     
    A versatile performer, Scott headlines comedy clubs throughout the United States, has acted in numerous stage productions, worked at the "Brave New Workshop" as an improvisational actor/writer, owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret-- MN's first fulltime comedy theatre, and has written for "Saturday Night Live" and the comic strip, "Strange Brew".

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  • Kent Rader
    June 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM Kent Rader
    When it comes to reducing stress in the work place, humor is one of the most effective tools known to business world. Kent Rader believes passionately that laughter matters in easing the daily stress of employees and build a highly cohesive business team.
     
    Known as the worlds cleanest comedian and humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters as an effective business tool. He is well qualified to perform this role, as he boasts a diverse skill set and experience in both corporate and healthcare environments. In addition, he has performed his clean comedy in comedy clubs from New York to Seattle and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts. He even won the Branson Comedy Festival as a reward for his efforts.

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  • Kent Rader
    June 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM Kent Rader
    When it comes to reducing stress in the work place, humor is one of the most effective tools known to business world. Kent Rader believes passionately that laughter matters in easing the daily stress of employees and build a highly cohesive business team.
     
    Known as the worlds cleanest comedian and humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters as an effective business tool. He is well qualified to perform this role, as he boasts a diverse skill set and experience in both corporate and healthcare environments. In addition, he has performed his clean comedy in comedy clubs from New York to Seattle and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts. He even won the Branson Comedy Festival as a reward for his efforts.

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