Thu, May 16, 2013 - Sat, May 18, 2013
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”.
Fourteen 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.
Kevin currently resides in Chicago.
Also appearing: Brad Lanning and Scott Wilson
Thursday 7:15pm $8.00
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $12.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $14.00
Thu, May 23, 2013 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the
television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series "Family Feud" or his appearances on late night chat
shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books. He is
worshiped by the rising comics he mentors and encourages with his honesty and wisdom.
Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted
comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter, routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to the first-place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized the diamond-in-the-rough genius of the young comic and hired him as a writer, providing invaluable experience that soon put Louie in his own spotlight on comedy stages all over the country.
Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Louie to make his national television debut on the "The Tonight Show" in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, "Comic Relief" and Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest-starred in sitcoms like "Grace Under Fire" and dramas like "Touched by an Angel" and "Chicago Hope," and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like "Coming to America," opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He is also host of the hilarious "Comedy Showcase," the late-night series that follows
"Saturday Night Live."
In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series "Life with Louie." The longrunning series based on Louie's own childhood and his life with his father won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children's animated series, making him the only three-time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award for its depiction of the proper treatment of animals and, most significantly, two Emmy Awards.
His best selling books include Dear Dad - Letters From An Adult Child, a collection of alternately touching and
outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and Good-bye Jumbo...Hello Cruel World, self-help for those who
struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it.
Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family, THE F WORD, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FAMILY.
Currently, Louie performs nightly at the "Louie Anderson Theatre" at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las
Vegas, and continues to travel the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to
his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.
Also appearing: C.J. Harlow
Thursday 7:15pm $20.00
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $25.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $28.00
Wed, May 29, 2013
Z-Rock 103 Comedy Night!
Stewart Huff was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been performing comedy for over 15 years, beginning when he decided to drop out of college to become a writer. Currently touring theatres, comedy clubs and special events across the country, Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine -- and genuinely unexpected -- comedy. His knack for embracing the foibles of humanity and his refreshing originality make him as likeable as he is hilarious. A storyteller at heart, Huff continues to amaze with his clever material and personal wit.
Huff has performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, including the Improv in Los Angeles and New York, the Punchline in Atlanta and the Funny Bone in Omaha, as well as countless others.
A finalist in the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival, Huff was also invited to perform in the HBO Las Vegas Festival, where his act can be viewed on pay-per-view.
He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his girlfriend. There he drops off the various items he collects while on the road, including an antique barber chair, countless vintage photographs, and an extensive collection of LP’s. She likes this.
Look for him in the upcoming documentary Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages, currently in post-production and slated for release soon.
Also appearing: Brent Terhune and Kyle 'Short Bus' Kincaid
Wednesday 7:15pm $5.00
Fri, May 31, 2013 - Sun, Jun 2, 2013
Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger is winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes.
Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians, and will hit the road again this fall with a national comedy tour. He recently released his first book 'Baby James Brown' from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business today.
Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a Frito-Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit. When BET’s Coast to Coast came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the show and would incessantly audition at each club in the area.
Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more times in 1995.
His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family as the two-time host of “Coming to the Stage.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with an Urban Works Entertainment release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce Bruce Live”. On the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in Hair Show starring Mo‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in The Wash starring Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. He also appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and recently appeared with Ice Cube in XXX: State of the Union.
Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the music video scene as well. He has made guest appearances in videos with Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song “Salt Shaker”). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit “Come On Ride the Train (Ride It)” by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast’s music video “So Fresh, So Clean.”
When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce divides his time between his homes in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.
Also appearing: Matt Holt and Scott Wilson
Friday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $20.00
Saturday 6:00pm, 8:30pm & 11:00pm $25.00
Sunday 7:15pm $20.00
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 - Sat, Jun 15, 2013
Don't miss the return of comic/musician Tim Wilson. Tim's newest album on Capitol Records is on shelves now.
Georgia-born country comedian Tim Wilson was a born funnyman, delivering dead-on impressions of his teachers while still in elementary school; he later MC'ed his high school's talent shows, but after taking up guitar as a teen he instead aspired to a career in music. While in college he accepted a job as a sportswriter, later convincing his editors to allow him to review local concerts as well; at an Atlanta Rhythm Section date, Wilson passed along his demo tape to the group's drummer, Roy Yeager, who agreed to produce a session at his Georgia studio. The resulting demo went nowhere, however, and so Wilson instead turned to comedy; immediately he earned a devoted local following, and soon after won a Cinemax standup competition. A series of television spots followed, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Tim understands the life of the ordinary man - the mundane frustrations that everybody knows and puts up with: trying to reason with an arrogant bank teller; finding a place to smoke a simple cigarette; trying to find a real mechanic at a gas station, and trying to get the lady locked in that gas station store to let you inside after midnight!
The stories involving his "Uncle B.S.", featured in many of his albums, are fast becoming comedy classics.
Some of Tim's most popular songs include: Church League Softball Fistfight * First Baptist Bar & Grill * Jeff Gordon's Gay * Brother-In-Law * Trailer Park Woman * Hillbilly Homeboy * Acid Country * Chucky Cheese Hell * The George Song * It's a Sorry World * If You Try to Save This Marriage Again, I'll Kill You * The Booty Song * Jetpack
Tim will also perform his latest hit: 'But I Could Be Wrong'
Also appearing: Scott Wilson
Wednesday 7:15pm $12.00
Thursday 7:15pm $12.00
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $20.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $22.00
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 - Sat, Jun 22, 2013
Sometimes it takes a huge movie role or a part in a popular television series to put a stand-up comedian on the radar; with Joey Coco Diaz it was a #1 comedy album on iTunes and Billboard. Joey has appeared in numerous films and television shows but his storytelling on the extremely popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience” really showcased one of the funniest comedians working today.
Joey started his comedy career in Denver, after serving a short stint at a correctional facility, where he realized he could actually make people laugh. After his release, Joey gave it a try in a real comedy club, and that was it!
His R-rated outlook on life will get you howling in your seats but that’s what a good comedian is supposed to do. What makes Joey special is his ability to tell a story so that regardless of the subject matter, you’re still laughing. Whether it’s lighting a hooker’s wig on fire, or attacking a nun in the 5th grade, you’ll be cheering for him.
Joey is also hitting big strides in Hollywood as a character actor. You’ll see him in a recurring role on ABC’s “General Hospital,” as well as on episodes of “Children’s Hospital,” “The Mentalist,” and “Suppah Ninja’s.” The big screen is no stranger either; he’ll soon be seen in the movies ‘The Dog That Saved Halloween” and “Beach Shark Attack.” Other films he’s appeared in include “Spiderman 2,” “Taxi” and “Analyze That” but the film in which Joey stole your heart was the remake of “The Longest Yard.”
His raw style of stand-up comedy has appeared on a “secret stash” episode of Gabriel Iglesias’ “Stand Up Revolution” on Comedy Central and Showtime’s “Payaso Comedy Slam.”
Joey is a regular cast member on the #1 Comedy show on iTunes, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” His own podcast, “Beauty and Da Beast,” co-hosted by comedian Felicia Michaels, has also been in the top 10 on iTunes.
Also appearing: Dave Waite
Thursday 8:00pm $12.00
Friday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $17.00
Saturday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $20.00
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 - Sat, Jun 29, 2013
Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. Youʼve seen him on Comedy
Centralʼs award winning and critically celebrated “Chappelleʼs Show” as “Ashy Larry,” the 70ʼs
jheri curled “Beautiful,” and numerous other characters heʼs played. Donnell is the franchise
player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their
team. Since Dave Chappelle had business to take care of in Africa, Donnell was asked to step
into the huge shoes Dave left behind, and host the “Lost Episodes.”
His unique brand of observational humor earned Donnell co-hosting duties on Power 105ʼs (NYʼs
#1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning.” He is now
co-hosting “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington, D.C. Currently, Donnell can
be seen regularly on E!ʼs hit show “Chelsea Lately,” MTVʼs new show “Hatin.”
His new 1-hourstand-up special “Ashy to Classy,” which premiered on Comedy Central on October 23, 2010, is
also available in stores on DVD. He also enjoyed reprising his character of “Day-Day Price” on
HBOʼs Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire” during a 3-episode arc during the showʼs final
season (2007- 2008). In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.comʼs hit web series
“From Ashy to Classy,” in which Donnell portrays the loveable yet clueless culture critic, “Ashford
Lawrence.” The series was picked up for a second round of episodes and remains one of
Heavy.com most popular shows. Additionally, Donnell has starred in “Reality Bites Back” for
Comedy Central and tours heavily with his stand up dates.
Donnell has performed his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean. He has appeared on award winning Law & Order series, “Special Victims Unit (SVU)” and “Criminal Intent (CI),” and has also appeared on NBCʼs “Third Watch” and the Emmy award winning HBO special “The Corner.”
Growing up, this Washington, D.C. native used humor as a means of persuasion with the ladies
and whipped out his wicked wit as a weapon of mass destruction in verbal battle. While in the Air
Force, Donnellʼs wordplay shot down more military personnel than the G.I. issued arms. When
Donnell returned to the States and settled into civilian life, he decided to check out the local
comedy scene in D.C. He quickly became the “official heckler” as he ate comedians alive from
One day a local comedian challenged Donnell to bring his act to the stage. Six months later
Donnell was performing on HBOʼs “Def Comedy Jam.” From his weekly guest appearances on
New Yorkʼs “Hot 97 Morning Show,” to his role in the blockbuster “Spider-Man II” and his position
as resident “funny guy” on the “Ricki Lake Show,” Donnellʼs rise to stardom may not have been
“overnight,” but the journey has given him the life experience to keep his humor edgy and
relevant. Donnellʼs peers have noticed his talent and potential. Neal Brennan, co-executive
producer and co-head writer of “Chappelleʼs Show” says, “Whenever we put Donnell in the game
heʼs going to hit a home run.” Jamie Foxx says, “That guy is a beast!” Wayne Brady commented
that Donnell provides “amazing work on the show” and Dave Chappelle feels that “Donnell brings
so much to the table...this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy.”
Also appearing: Joe Larson and Scott Wilson
Wednesday 7:15pm $10.00
Thursday 7:15pm $10.00
Friday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $16.00
Saturday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $19.00
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 - Sat, Jul 6, 2013
Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian.
He has carved out a career in comedy and entertainment that has taken him around the world and into living rooms across the United States for the past 25 years. He’s won multiple, prestigious entertainment awards, appeared on a myriad of television programs, helped craft and performed in television commercials, wrote a book on ventriloquism for Penguin Publishing, and on an on.
Taylor's experience as a comedy writer and performer has taken him from The Second City Theater in Chicago to headlining gigs at every major comedy club across the country. He’s performed for countless church functions. He’s done bar mitzvahs and synagogue shows. He continues to sell out comedy clubs and is requested at college campuses.
It’s impossible to put Taylor Mason in a box. You cannot define his audience, because his act transcends demographics and niches. It’s a throwback and yet it’s contemporary. He’s inclusive, he’s genuinely interested in his audience and he’s 100% committed to every performance, every project, and every single job he takes.
There is no way to describe what he does, because combining ventriloquism, music and comedy is unique to Taylor Mason and quite literally needs to be seen to be believed. Google “Taylor Mason” and view hundreds of videos, some home-made, some taken from countless television and DVD projects, that continue to add up, including the film, Thou Shalt Laugh V.
Taylor Mason stays out of the bedroom and out of the bathroom (which sets him apart from most comedy acts today) and concentrates on jokes and punch lines. He respects people’s differences and concentrates on getting laughs. He gives great effort every time he takes the stage.
Does it sound old school? Only if music, laughter and the shared experience of sheer joy and excitement are out-of-date. For Taylor Mason, these are calling cards as a comedian, and the pillars on which he has built an outstanding, consistent and truly American career as an entertainer.
Also appearing: Scott Wilson
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $14.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $16.00
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 - Sat, Jul 13, 2013
With thousands of stage, television, and radio appearances throughout the country, Killer Beaz has become a beloved performer to millions of comedy fans nationwide. Born Truett S Beasley Jr. [thanks dad!], Beaz delivers edgy, high-energy, ”everyman” style humor that appeals to audiences from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida.
To say Beaz grew up different is an understatement!
At age 4, he lived in a funeral home, where he learned that he could make the “sad people” he saw laugh and smile. At the tender age of 10, Beaz began an 8 year run as a competition pistol shooter. By the time he was 17, Beaz was running 911 calls in an emergency ambulance, as well as being an apprentice embalmer.
On his 21st birthday, he took up blues guitar, drawn to the emotional content of the art form “I believe musicians can be the greatest communicators, because they touch our hearts without the restraints of language, or visual effects”. Beaz, as his friends call him, played lead guitar. One night, while playing a solo, someone shouted- “that was Killer, Beaz!” THE NAME STUCK!! When he made the move to the comedy stage, he took the name with him!
After years of “trial by fire” in the worst stand-up environments on the planet, Beaz traveled to Chicago, where he saw his first live comedian, Jay Leno! While Leno’s performance was awesome, Beaz was equally thrilled to discover that there were places people came for the sole purpose of seeing stand-up comedy! Within months, Beaz had relocated to Nashville, Tn.
Beaz has made numerous appearances on such networks and television/ radio shows as Showtime, Entertainment Tonight, Comedy Central, A&E , CMT, Nashville Network, Speed Channel, Outdoor Channel, Bob & Tom show, John Boy & Billy show, Rick & Bubba show, Bob & Sherry show, Phil Valentine show, XM radio, WTF with Marc Maron, CNN, Turner South, ESPN, GAC, The Lia show, & E! He has also been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, Southern magazine, USA today, & Country Weekly.
Beaz continues to use his formula of high energy with universal appeal as one of the nation’s top comics. He recently recorded a new CD with Warner Brothers which is home to his pals, the Blue Collar Comedy guys. Don’t miss an opportunity to catch “The Best Buzz in Town" - You’ll be stung for life!
Also appearing: TBA
Wednesday 7:15pm $9.00
Thursday 7:15pm $9.00
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $14.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $17.00
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 - Sat, Jul 20, 2013
Greg Hahn is the MADMAN from the Bob and Tom Comedy Central Special and Theatre Tour. He is returning to go nuts in our club and party it up with the great people of Lexington!!
"HIGH FIVE, MYSELF, NO FRIENDS"
"MONDAY STARTS THE WEEKEND"
"I'M GONNA FIND A WIFE...TONIGHT!!!"
Forget about whatever is bugging you and enjoy the party of Greg Hahn!
Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor into an act where there's no waiting for the funny - just immediate pandemonium and panic! His massive likeable and wild stylings have led to numerous television, club, corporate and theater appearances across the country.
Come on out - when you walk in, Greg will punch you in the head just for fun!!
Also appearing: David Dyer and Scott Wilson
Wednesday 7:15pm $10.00
Thursday 7:15pm $10.00
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $15.00
Saturday 7:15pm & 9:45pm $18.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 - Sat, Sep 28, 2013