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Effective Date of Current Policy: November 1, 2009

OVERVIEW

Welcome to LaughStub‘s Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we use and protect the personal information you decide to share with us. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of laughstub.com ("Website"), our products and services, and to any information provided to LaughStub. This Privacy Policy does not pertain to information collected by third parties. LaughStub cannot and does not assume responsibility for the policies, practices, and actions of such third parties. You are welcome to use as much of LaughStub‘s website without providing any personally identifiable information to us.

Please read our Privacy Policy ("Policy") carefully. We will not share your personal information other than as described below. LaughStub reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of its Policy, and any changes to the Policy will be announced at least ten (10) days in advance, so please be sure to check our Website often. By using or accessing LaughStub, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy without limitation, qualification, or change and do so at your own risk. If at any time you do not accept all the terms and conditions contained within this Policy, do not access LaughStub‘s Website or use any of the products or services LaughStub provides.

If you have any questions, please click here for information on how to contact us.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

There are two types of information LaughStub collects, personal information and non-personal information. Personal information is information that identifies you such as your name and email address. Non-personal information does not identify you personally, but gives us information about your computer and about your activities on our site such as your IP address, browser type, the date and time you access the site, the website that referred you to our site, and etc.

Personal Information

You may use many features of LaughStub‘s website without providing any personal information. However, in order to take advantage of all the services and products LaughStub‘s Website provides, it may be necessary to furnish your personal information such as, but not limited to, your: name, postal address, telephone number, fax number, geographic location, email address, age, gender, birth date, credit or debit card number or other payment account number and the applicable expiration date(s), comedic preferences, purchasing history and other identification and contact information. In addition, you may also be providing personal information when you submit comments on this Website. LaughStub collects persona information when you voluntarily provide it. If you are a registered user of LaughStub, we may retain your information as long as you maintain your registered status.

It is possible to use many features of the Website without providing LaughStub with any personal information. However, in order to be able to use all of the opportunities, advantages or features of this Website, you may be required to provide LaughStub with your personal information.

On occasion, LaughStub may ask you some questions about yourself (such as your interests and activities, your age, etc.) so we know how to best serve you and to help ensure you are maximizing the products and services LaughStub offers. However, you are under no obligation to answer these questions.

Non-Personal Information

In addition to the aforementioned non-personal information we collect, we and our service providers also collect and store information from your computer using "cookies." A cookie is a small file stored on your computer and is tied to information about you. For example, cookies enables LaughStub to save your name email address so that the next time you access LaughStub‘s Website from the same computer, LaughStub will recognize your computer‘s browser as a previous visitor and will remember your name and email address when you sign on to your account. This makes your experience on LaughStub easier, faster, and smoother. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you should modify your browser preferences by deleting or declining cookies. (Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, please be advised that some of the features and services of LaughStub‘s Website may not function properly.

We also use a tracking cookie to analyze your activity with respect to advertising, searching and purchasing on the Website. You may choose to opt out with respect to the tracking cookie by visiting http://www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/opt-out.html

We and our service providers may also use "web beacons," to track your use of LaughStub‘s Website. A web beacon is similar in function to cookies. Web beacons also enable LaughStub to provide you with an experience more tailored to your preferences and interest the next time you visit. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a specific identifier and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Web beacons differ from cookies in that the information is not stored on your hard drive, but are invisibly embedded on the web pages (or in email.) When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when an email has been opened. Web beacons do not contain any personal information.

LaughStub may also receive information about its users from third parties (such as purchase history and demographic information), and we may allow third parties to display advertisements on our Website. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about people who view or interact with their advertisements on our Website. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and judge their effectiveness. LaughStub does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on LaughStub unless you choose to share it with them.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION

We realize you value your information and so do we. Therefore, we have taken appropriate security procedures to help safeguard this information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We use data security systems to encrypt your personal and financial information to reduce the risk that your information will be obtained by unauthorized persons. We also encrypt credit card numbers and other sensitive information before it is sent from your computer to ours. We also use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized access to your personal information. Only authorized employees are permitted to access your personal information, and they may do so only for limited reasons. Our employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices, and the servers that store personal information are in a secure environment.

We want you to feel confident using our Website to transact business. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you feel your information has been compromised in any way from the use of this Website, please contact us immediately. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has released a comprehensive guide that can help you guard against and deal with identity theft. This guide and other useful tools can be obtained by visiting a credit score website. LaughStub is not affiliated with any of the services the FTC provides

HOW LAUGHSTUB COLLECTS AND USES YOUR INFORMATION

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide our visitors with a superior customized online experience. Among other things, we use customer contact information to inform the venues of who have purchased tickets to their shows, contact purchasers to inform them of any changes to any shows, contact our customers of upcoming shows they may be interested in attending, to remind customers of shows through our reminder service(s), to send our customers' friends or loved ones emails about upcoming shows, and to send service and promotional emails.

LaughStub may use the information we collect about you in order to do the following:

  • to process payment for purchases or sales you make;
  • to deliver the tickets, products and services you request;
  • to enroll you in programs in which you choose to participate;
  • to manage your account and provide you with customer service;
  • to perform research and analyze your use of, or interest in, our products, services or content (or products, services or content offered by others on our Website);
  • to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preference;
  • to communicate with you by e-mail, regular mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our affiliated companies or other third parties;
  • to help us develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Website and other websites;
  • to contact you in the event of a change in the Website's Terms of Service and/or this Policy, or to notify you of other administrative matters in connection with the Website;
  • to conduct internal business purposes, such as to target advertising, for data analysis, for audits and for other internal purposes;
  • to conduct online surveys and offer online sweepstakes or contests;
  • to verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
  • to enforce our Terms and Conditions;
  • to protect against or identify fraudulent transactions;
  • to generally manage our business; and
  • to perform other functions, which we will describe to you at the time we collect the information.

HOW LAUGHSTUB SHARES YOUR INFORMATION

Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information collected on our Website to others. The information collected by our Website is used to process orders, to keep you informed about any changes to the show, to notify you of upcoming shows, performances, appearances, events, special events, classes, or other similar artistic showcases ("Events"), products, services, or special offers that may be of interest to you, to keep you informed of the latest on your favorite artists, and for statistical purposes for improving our Website. We will disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties for tracking purposes, to charge your credit card (or process your check or money order, as appropriate), improve the functionality of our Website, customize our marketing efforts with you and perform statistical and data analyses, deliver your order and deliver promotional emails to you from us. These third parties may not use your personally identifiable information other than to provide the services requested by us. For example, we must release your credit card number to confirm payment and release your mailing address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered. We also share website usage information we gather from visitors to our Website who have received a targeted promotional campaign with our third-party advertising service partner for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. For this purpose, we and our third-party service partners note some of the pages you visit on our Website through the use of clear GIFs

We may provide aggregated statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related website information to third parties that do not include personally identifiable information. Moreover, we may release account information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Terms of Service or to protect the rights, property and safety of our users, others and ourselves.

In addition, we may share your personal information with:

Authorized service providers. Our authorized service providers are companies that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling ticket orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analyses, supporting our Website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features we offer. These service providers may have access to your personal information to the extent necessary to perform their functions, but we do not allow them to share or use any of your personal information for any other purpose.

Business partners. When you make a purchase or participate in a promotion, we may share your personal information with the business for which you purchase tickets and with merchants offering the products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. We will not share your personal information with these businesses unless you choose to purchase tickets or participate in their offer or program. When you choose to purchase tickets or engage in a particular offer or program, you authorize us to share your email address and other information with the relevant business or merchant.

Venues. We sell tickets on behalf of others; we don‘t organize, produce or otherwise bring you Events. The venues, promoters, artists‘ representatives and fan clubs, troupes, performers, ensembles, and others who are involved in or bring you Events are known as "Event Providers." When you buy tickets, you consent to allow us to provide your personal information to the Event Providers and their contractors. We share this information so Event Providers can contact you about the Event or other Events you may be interested in.

Direct mail partners. From time to time we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods, products, and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive mailings from these providers, you can notify us at any time by emailing us at ticketbuyersupport@crowdtorch.com.

Other Situations. LaughStub may also access and disclose your personal information as needed to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of LaughStub, LaughStub‘s Website visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms of Service or other published guidelines.

LaughStub reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users of the Website to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of LaughStub‘s business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). However, the use of this information by any successor entity would still be governed by the terms of this Policy, as amended from time to time, including any amendment after such transaction, and you will continue to have the right to opt out of sharing your information with third parties.

In certain circumstances under California law, customers are entitled to certain information regarding any personally identifiable information (as defined by certain California laws) we may share with direct marketing companies. Personally identifiable information generally is defined under California law as information that identifies specifics about an individual and can be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual including that individual's name, mailing address, telephone number, mobile phone number, email address and other identification and contact information. If you are an eligible customer and would like to receive a list detailing the types of personally identifiable information we share with direct marketing companies and the names and addresses of all direct marketing companies that we provide personally identifiable information to, please email us at ticketbuyersupport@crowdtorch.com. Your concern will be investigated and you will be notified as soon as possible of the outcome of the investigation and any action required as a result.

In addition, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California website users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

THIRD PARTY USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

There are a number of places on our Website where you may click on a link to access other websites that don‘t operate under this Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement on our Website, you may be taken to a website that we don‘t control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you. Importantly, these third parties will have their own privacy policies describing how they use and disclose your personal information. Those policies will govern the use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once you or we have shared it with those third parties. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our Website may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies or clear GIFs. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect. If you want to learn more about other entities‘ privacy practices, please review the websites of those third parties. Privacy policies are typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting. If you have any questions about how a third party handles personal information, please contact that third party directly.

BLOGS, BULLETIN BOARDS, REVIEWS AND CHAT ROOMS

We may provide areas on our website where you can post information about yourself, communicate with others, post reviews or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms of Service, so be sure to review them before posting. In addition, keep in mind that postings may appear on other websites or when searches are conducted on search engines on the subject of your posting.

Also, whenever you disclose personal information publicly (such as on publicly viewable web pages), that information becomes public and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited email messages. We can‘t control who reads your posting or what others may do with information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to use your discretion with respect to posting personal information.

CHANGING OR REMOVING INFORMATION

Access and control over most personal information on LaughStub is readily accessible through the profile editing tools. LaughStub users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their LaughStub account may do so on the My Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of LaughStub.

At any time, you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails from us by clicking on My Account page and following the instructions to "manage your email alerts." You may modify your choices at any time in your account. Also, in any commercial email we send, you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving such messages in the future by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email that says "unsubscribe." It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request.

Even if you have unsubscribed from receiving promotional emails from us, we may send you other types of important e-mail communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. These may include customer service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys. Please note that changing information in your My Account page or opting out of receiving promotional email communications will affect only future communications from us. If we already provided your information to a third party (such as an Event Provider) before you changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party as well.

NEWSLETTERS

When you complete the ticket purchase for a show, you will be automatically enrolled in LaughStub‘s newsletter. In addition, for some shows you may receive a complimentary subscription to a trade magazine, venue‘s newsletter, or a artist‘s newsletter. For this purpose, we will provide your name and mailing address to the magazine subscription fulfillment company. You may choose to simultaneously opt out of the subscriptions during the checkout process.

JOB APPLICANTS

If you apply for a position with LaughStub and submit your personal information through our Website, the information you submit will be used only in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions.

If you apply for a position with LaughStub and are directed to a third-party site (for example, a third-party site specializing in job postings, such as Monster.com). Any personal information you provide will be collected by such third party. LaughStub has no control over, and are not responsible or liable for, such third party's use of your personal information. Please consult such third party's privacy policy for information regarding their privacy practices.

The third party collecting your personal information will share such information with LaughStub so LaughStub can review your information and, if applicable, respond to your query or job application. Please note LaughStub has no obligation to respond to all queries or job applications submitted. Any personal information LaughStub receives from such third party will be treated in accordance with this Policy.

USE OF THIS WEBSITE BY CHILDREN

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act took effect on April 21, 2000, and imposes certain requirements on websites directed toward children under 13 that collect information on those children, or on websites that know they are collecting personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. It currently is our policy not to collect personally identifiable information from any person under 13. If LaughStub determines it has collected personal information of children under the age of 13, LaughStub will immediately delete such information and any accounts believed to be held by children under 13.

CONTACTING LAUGHSTUB REGARDING THIS WEBSITE

If you have any questions concerning this Policy, you may send them by email to ticketbuyersupport@crowdtorch.com. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us. You must send any official correspondence via postal mail to: LaughStub LLC, 2038 Armacost Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90025. Attention: General Counsel

USE OF THIS WEBSITE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

This Privacy Policy covers the collection of information on our Website from U.S. residents. If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. U.S. data protection and other laws may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We will occasionally update this Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you most recently provided us in your account, and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Website. We recommend that you check our Website from time to time to remain updated as to any changes in our Policy or any other policies. Thank you for using LaughStub!

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    At the tender age of 10 he wrote and directed his school Christmas play; a rather grim tale about Santa Claus being hijacked on an airplane and the subsequent cancellation of that joyous holiday. It was later made into a movie of the week.

    In seventh grade he won his middle schools' coveted "Actor Of The Year" award for his work in several stage productions, upsetting the heavily favored eighth grader, Eugene Finkelman, who went on to become the manager of a local Wal-Mart.

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    In the spring of 1988 the Writer's strike virtually shut down the entire industry and Mike was laid off at his job as a Production Assistant from the not-even-close-to-being-a-hit Disney show, "Videopolis." Broke, bitter and craving cheese, Mike returned home to America's Dairyland.

    He was welcomed home with open arms. (Mostly small caliber handguns). In fact, he was quickly asked to play the lead in a production of an original political satire called "Election Rejection: How I Flunked Out of the Electoral College" which was produced at the renowned "Ark" theater. After a successful run in which critics and audiences alike raved about his performance (some were heard saying, "He should go back to L.A.") he was hired as a permanent act at the Piccadilly Comedy Pub. It was there that he finally put all his talents to use in what has now become the show that it is today; "Hilarious, Dynamic and totally entertaining!" Wisconsin State Journal

    Mike quickly became an audience favorite and a headliner at comedy clubs all across America. Now working primarily in the Corporate market, his likable persona, quick wit, and clean and clever observational material, make him a much-sought-after performer.

    Toss in some customized joke writing specifically for your company and you've got the makings of "One very memorable evening". Milwaukee Journal

    "Mike Mercury delivers great material AND plays off an audience as well as anybody we've ever seen. What a character! He is Jay LenoEddie Haskell and Dennis the Menace all at once."Chicago Tribune

     

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  • Mike Mercury
    September 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM Mike Mercury

    Mike Mercury is a professional stand-up comedian and writer who has been involved in the performing arts in one form or another since he was 8 years old.

    At the tender age of 10 he wrote and directed his school Christmas play; a rather grim tale about Santa Claus being hijacked on an airplane and the subsequent cancellation of that joyous holiday. It was later made into a movie of the week.

    In seventh grade he won his middle schools' coveted "Actor Of The Year" award for his work in several stage productions, upsetting the heavily favored eighth grader, Eugene Finkelman, who went on to become the manager of a local Wal-Mart.

    In High School, shunned by a narrow-minded and elitist theater department, Mike concentrated on music: drums and percussion in band, and the kazoo in the back row of geometry class. In his senior year, he got an "F" in bowling because it was spring, he was in love and he never showed up. This, too, was later made into a movie of the week.

    After High School, Mike attended college and became a star in the community theater scene. He gave commanding performances in everything from serious dramas to high comedy to musical operettas. In 1983, armed with just his sizzling array of talents and his wealth of experience (and about $180 in his pocket) he headed west to Los Angeles to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a MOVIE STAR!

    That didn't happen. He did, however, accomplish many notable things. He joined an improvisational training and performance group called "L.A. Connection." After a year with them he formed his own Improv group , "High Adventure." After passing an audition for Mitzi Shore at the world renowned Comedy Store, they quickly became a favorite act there, appearing weekly (and sometimes weakly) opening for Louie AndersonRobin WilliamsRoseanneSam Kinison, and Andrew "Dice" Clay, just to namedrop a few.

    In the spring of 1988 the Writer's strike virtually shut down the entire industry and Mike was laid off at his job as a Production Assistant from the not-even-close-to-being-a-hit Disney show, "Videopolis." Broke, bitter and craving cheese, Mike returned home to America's Dairyland.

    He was welcomed home with open arms. (Mostly small caliber handguns). In fact, he was quickly asked to play the lead in a production of an original political satire called "Election Rejection: How I Flunked Out of the Electoral College" which was produced at the renowned "Ark" theater. After a successful run in which critics and audiences alike raved about his performance (some were heard saying, "He should go back to L.A.") he was hired as a permanent act at the Piccadilly Comedy Pub. It was there that he finally put all his talents to use in what has now become the show that it is today; "Hilarious, Dynamic and totally entertaining!" Wisconsin State Journal

    Mike quickly became an audience favorite and a headliner at comedy clubs all across America. Now working primarily in the Corporate market, his likable persona, quick wit, and clean and clever observational material, make him a much-sought-after performer.

    Toss in some customized joke writing specifically for your company and you've got the makings of "One very memorable evening". Milwaukee Journal

    "Mike Mercury delivers great material AND plays off an audience as well as anybody we've ever seen. What a character! He is Jay LenoEddie Haskell and Dennis the Menace all at once."Chicago Tribune

     

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  • Jimme
    September 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM Jimme "JJ" Walker

    Rising from the streets of New York's ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite!" is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade.

    Walker was born on June 25th, 1947, on the mean streets of New York's South Bronx. At the time it was a poverty-ridden area notorious for its burned-out buildings, graffiti and crime, but to a very young boy, it was nothing more than "the neighborhood." Jimmie didn't grow up with thoughts of performing as a potential occupation. His life in the Projects centered around the basketball courts and ignoring school. Basketball was his first love, but at age fifteen, Jimmie only carried 129 pounds on his six foot frame, and the NBA wasn't calling. 
    He left high school before graduating and joined the workforce, holding a number of odd jobs, including working as a vendor at Yankee Stadium. Walker eventually landed a delivery job at the Grand Union Market at a salary of $47 per week - before taxes. Even though he was working all day, Jimmie wanted to continue his education, so he made an arrangement with his boss to end his shift a little early and attend Theodore Roosevelt High School at night. He entered into the federally funded SEEK program, short for Search for Education, Evaluation and Knowledge, which accepted students who needed an educational "half-way house" as they climbed the educational ladder. His studies at SEEK focused on mathematics and literature. At age 19, Walker had some catching up to do with his grammar lessons, but his writing skills became stronger when he began writing for a class in Oral Interpretation—and along the way, he discovered he was funny. When he delivered one piece he'd penned to his SEEK classmates, they howled! When asked by one appreciative teenager, "Are you a comedian?" Walker answered, "I guess I am." And with that, the first seeds were sown for Jimmie Walker's comedic fame
    Upon completion of the SEEK program, Jimmie began to learn about the world of radio at the RCA Technical Institute. He started as an engineer, which required a first-class license that was available only through hours of study and by passing a test. Within a year he had earned his first-class ticket to the future. Jimmie walked into a small local radio station, WRVR, and was immediately hired as a part-time engineer at a salary of $100 per week
    In 1967, he improved his "day job" by moving up to WMCA radio for $250 a week, but performing comedy was still something he wanted to try. A mutual friend introduced him to The Last Poets, a group dedicated to performing militant poetry. They needed an opening act and after a successful audition, Walker opened for the Poets at the East Wind in Harlem on New Year's Eve. He did five minutes of standup, floored the crowd of 350, and stayed with the Poets for 18 months while he built his act and gained confidence as a performer. By 1969, Jimmie was on stage at the African Room in Manhattan along with a few other up and coming talents, including Bette Midler, David Brenner and Steve Landesberg. Brenner was the first to get his big break and then helped Walker and the others, moving them all to Budd Friedman's Improv in New York where they occasionally got some valuable stage time. Brenner and his "disciples" soon turned into crowd favorites and became regulars onstage. To top it all off, Walker spent a year as the youngest MC in the history of the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.
    In those early days, doing "The Tonight Show" was a direct line to the Big Time. Brenner made it first, followed by Landesberg, Midler and Freddie Prinze, but by 1972 Jimmie still hadn't landed that "big break." Then Brenner, Landesberg and Midler, scheduled for the powerhouse "Jack Paar Show", refused to appear unless Walker was also given a spot. The Paar staff gave in, and were glad they did. Jimmie's first guest shot was successful beyond anyone's expectations. Dan Rowan, who had seen the show, immediately flew Jimmie to Los Angeles to guest on a "Laugh In" special. That was followed by a second guest spot on "Jack Paar", and a contract with CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom "Carlucci's Department."
    The series of successes gave Walker the confidence to give up his day job, and in 1972 he was working as the main attraction in all the top comedy clubs. His soaring popularity prompted Time Magazine to name him "Comedian of the Decade".
    Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame, Jimmie accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series, "Good Times." The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. As "Good Times" enjoyed a six year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He appeared on The Mac Davis Show, Donny and Marie, The John Davidson Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Dinah, The Mike Douglas Show, The Hollywood Squares, and the Match Game. Clothing, tee-shirts and even a talking doll that blurted out his signature catch phrase were soon on store shelves everywhere. 
    Even with his demanding schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen.
    Walker's television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do it Again," co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits. He also landed choice roles in films like "Airplane!" and "Airport '79", and was a regular on television shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on "The George Lopez Show", "Everybody Hates Chris" with Chris Rock, and "Scrubs". 
    But despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.

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  • Funny Under Fire / Travis Howze
    September 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM Funny Under Fire / Travis Howze

    U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, former Police Officer and Firefighter turned National Headlining Comedian, Travis Howze protected America's citizens for over 14 years, and now he's making fun of them! Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys or running into burning buildings he is always 

    Having appeared on NBC's Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Travis has also been Voted, Stand Up Comedy's Mouth of the South and Charleston, South Carolinas Funniest Person. He has also been referred to as The Military and Emergency Services Voice of Comedy. 

    Never taking things seriously, or feeling guilty for wasting tax payers’ dollars, this one man public service TRAVESTY EXPLODES with impeccable rhythmic timing that leaves his audiences gasping for air and craving more!

    In addition to making fun of the general public he includes his own humility from being a Firefighter, Police Officer, being in the Military, Family, Married Life and more. In Travis's mind, his days of protecting are neither over, leaving no one safe nor anything off limits! His motto is simple "If you are able to laugh at someone else's pain and misfortunes, then you had better be able to laugh at your own!"

    IGNITING top level comedy stages for years, he’s a comedian with an extremely unique and marketable edge that has never been seen before, thus allowing him to connect and develop a very loyal brotherhood style fan base of military, emergency services personnel and their supporters from all over. 

    In June of 2007 while working a furniture warehouse fire in Charleston, South Carolina, 9 of his brother firefighters tragically perished in the line of duty while rescuing a trapped civilian. Due to injuries that he sustained in that same fire, Travis was forced to leave the job that he truly loved. Although he no longer wears the uniform, he still considers himself a public servant by helping those who help us, to include performing for the Troops, Wounded Warriors/Combat Veterans Foundation and benefits/fund raisers for our Public Service Heroes.

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  • Funny Under Fire / Travis Howze
    September 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM Funny Under Fire / Travis Howze

    U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, former Police Officer and Firefighter turned National Headlining Comedian, Travis Howze protected America's citizens for over 14 years, and now he's making fun of them! Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys or running into burning buildings he is always 

    Having appeared on NBC's Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Travis has also been Voted, Stand Up Comedy's Mouth of the South and Charleston, South Carolinas Funniest Person. He has also been referred to as The Military and Emergency Services Voice of Comedy. 

    Never taking things seriously, or feeling guilty for wasting tax payers’ dollars, this one man public service TRAVESTY EXPLODES with impeccable rhythmic timing that leaves his audiences gasping for air and craving more!

    In addition to making fun of the general public he includes his own humility from being a Firefighter, Police Officer, being in the Military, Family, Married Life and more. In Travis's mind, his days of protecting are neither over, leaving no one safe nor anything off limits! His motto is simple "If you are able to laugh at someone else's pain and misfortunes, then you had better be able to laugh at your own!"

    IGNITING top level comedy stages for years, he’s a comedian with an extremely unique and marketable edge that has never been seen before, thus allowing him to connect and develop a very loyal brotherhood style fan base of military, emergency services personnel and their supporters from all over. 

    In June of 2007 while working a furniture warehouse fire in Charleston, South Carolina, 9 of his brother firefighters tragically perished in the line of duty while rescuing a trapped civilian. Due to injuries that he sustained in that same fire, Travis was forced to leave the job that he truly loved. Although he no longer wears the uniform, he still considers himself a public servant by helping those who help us, to include performing for the Troops, Wounded Warriors/Combat Veterans Foundation and benefits/fund raisers for our Public Service Heroes.

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  • Mikey Mason
    September 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM Mikey Mason
    Mikey Masonis a comedy monster. A naughty cartoon character. An experiment gone wonderfully wrong. He explodes onstage with unfathomable energy, relentlessly pounding away at his audience with a wit as fast as his mouth, infectiously hilarious original songs, and his completely twisted world view. He's the psycho stalker ex-boyfriend of comedy, except that you want to see him again. And again. And again. 

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  • Mikey Mason
    September 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM Mikey Mason
    Mikey Masonis a comedy monster. A naughty cartoon character. An experiment gone wonderfully wrong. He explodes onstage with unfathomable energy, relentlessly pounding away at his audience with a wit as fast as his mouth, infectiously hilarious original songs, and his completely twisted world view. He's the psycho stalker ex-boyfriend of comedy, except that you want to see him again. And again. And again. 

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  • Kevin Bozeman
    October 02, 2015 at 8:00 PM Kevin Bozeman

    It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day.  What to do?  Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the “Open-Mic Night”.  “I always was the guy who could make people laugh, and lets be honest I had nothing better going on”.

    Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on-stage, and he has found the job that fit his requirements.  “For an hour a night I’m wildly successful”.  With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country.  In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO “Comedy Competition” and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist.  He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005.  He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.  This past summer he co-starred in the Indie film “Flat Chested” starring Alicia Witt and Luke Perry.

    He currently resides in Chicago.

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  • Kevin Bozeman
    October 03, 2015 at 8:00 PM Kevin Bozeman

    It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day.  What to do?  Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the “Open-Mic Night”.  “I always was the guy who could make people laugh, and lets be honest I had nothing better going on”.

    Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on-stage, and he has found the job that fit his requirements.  “For an hour a night I’m wildly successful”.  With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country.  In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO “Comedy Competition” and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist.  He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005.  He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.  This past summer he co-starred in the Indie film “Flat Chested” starring Alicia Witt and Luke Perry.

    He currently resides in Chicago.

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  • Todd Yohn
    October 09, 2015 at 8:00 PM Todd Yohn

    For over 20 years, Todd Yohn’s high energy, nonstop act has blended stand-up, improv, and music into one deliciously stimulating show. His fresh and clever original comedy tunes such as ‘The Feminine Hygiene Song’, ’Daddy Please Don’t Go’, and the very popular ‘Orange Barrels’ have separated Todd from the ‘other’ guitar playing comedy acts. Todd has been an accomplished musician for many years and still has a songwriting deal with MCA Publishing in Nashville, TN. He is one of the few performers today who has the rare ability to produce large amounts of laughter with the lift of an eyebrow or droop of the lip. Todd’s combination of material, uncanny sense of timing and his complete uniqueness of personality, has earned him the reputation as one of the best club comedians in the country. As a matter of fact, Tom Griswald of the nationally syndicated morning show “Bob and Tom” has said that,“Todd Yohn is, by far, the funniest live comedian show anyone will see.”
    Todd is heavily requested on the college circuit as well as the corporate world and national comedy club network. You might have seen Todd on HBO, Showtime, VH1, and Comedy Central. He has worked with Glenn Campbell, The Four Tops, Charlie Daniels, and is Joan Rivers favorite opening act (in his price range). His humor and songwriting have made him one of the original ‘regulars’ of “The Bob and Tom Show”. According to Kevin Brady of Outback Concert Promotions, “Todd is my number one closer for the ‘Friends of Bob and Tom Show’ national tours.” Simply put, Todd does comedy the way comedy was meant to be performed. He is a total performer who will thrill any audience! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this ‘one of a kind’ entertainer!

    Todd’s act is a “R” rated show for Adults!

    - See more at: http://comedypro.com/performer/todd-yohn/#sthash.SVUvgUYH.dpuf

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  • Todd Yohn
    October 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM Todd Yohn

    For over 20 years, Todd Yohn’s high energy, nonstop act has blended stand-up, improv, and music into one deliciously stimulating show. His fresh and clever original comedy tunes such as ‘The Feminine Hygiene Song’, ’Daddy Please Don’t Go’, and the very popular ‘Orange Barrels’ have separated Todd from the ‘other’ guitar playing comedy acts. Todd has been an accomplished musician for many years and still has a songwriting deal with MCA Publishing in Nashville, TN. He is one of the few performers today who has the rare ability to produce large amounts of laughter with the lift of an eyebrow or droop of the lip. Todd’s combination of material, uncanny sense of timing and his complete uniqueness of personality, has earned him the reputation as one of the best club comedians in the country. As a matter of fact, Tom Griswald of the nationally syndicated morning show “Bob and Tom” has said that,“Todd Yohn is, by far, the funniest live comedian show anyone will see.”
    Todd is heavily requested on the college circuit as well as the corporate world and national comedy club network. You might have seen Todd on HBO, Showtime, VH1, and Comedy Central. He has worked with Glenn Campbell, The Four Tops, Charlie Daniels, and is Joan Rivers favorite opening act (in his price range). His humor and songwriting have made him one of the original ‘regulars’ of “The Bob and Tom Show”. According to Kevin Brady of Outback Concert Promotions, “Todd is my number one closer for the ‘Friends of Bob and Tom Show’ national tours.” Simply put, Todd does comedy the way comedy was meant to be performed. He is a total performer who will thrill any audience! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this ‘one of a kind’ entertainer!

    Todd’s act is a “R” rated show for Adults!

    - See more at: http://comedypro.com/performer/todd-yohn/#sthash.SVUvgUYH.dpuf

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  • Fifty Shades of Men
    October 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM Fifty Shades of Men
    Fifty Shades of Men” The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!

    Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with “Fifty Shades of Men” The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.

    When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

    We design our show to fit every town and city’s bi-laws. Other male revue shows have given our business a bad reputation. Our show is very tasteful and is more burlesque/Vegas style show.

    Designed exclusively for women, we combine a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics providing a sensuous and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy.

    Tickets to “Fifty Shades of Men” The Show is a perfect way to spend a bachelorette party, birthday or just a fun-filled night of desired fantasy.

    So ladies, let us fulfill your fantasy and make all your dreams come true!

    *Beware of imposters and groups saying that they are "Fifty Shades of Men" (50 Shades of Men) or the Chippendales or saying they are former Chippendales. Ask for proof, google some of the dancers/owner, etc. Make sure they are who they say they are. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we do not want the consumer to get a fake product!

    **We are not the current Chippendales, we are “Fifty Shades of Men” The Show, featuring ACTUAL past members from the Chippendale Tour!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Untamed Shrews Rated XXX
    October 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM Untamed Shrews Rated XXX
    Susan Smith and Marge Tackes are the nastiest of nasty girls with a brutal sense of humor.They cover topics from street signs to sex, all with a wicked slant. While their perspective is definitely feminine, they're not out to bash men. "In fact", Susan says, "some of our best customers are men..." While the Untamed Shrews are full of fun, they maintain a high caliber of professionalism and never disappoint.

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  • Untamed Shrews Rated XXX
    October 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM Untamed Shrews Rated XXX
    Susan Smith and Marge Tackes are the nastiest of nasty girls with a brutal sense of humor.They cover topics from street signs to sex, all with a wicked slant. While their perspective is definitely feminine, they're not out to bash men. "In fact", Susan says, "some of our best customers are men..." While the Untamed Shrews are full of fun, they maintain a high caliber of professionalism and never disappoint.

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