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About our comedians:
Kellye Howard | Headliner
Kellye Howard, a comedian and writer, currently based in the Chicagoland area has been featured on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, FOX Laughs, the OWN Network, ABC, Last Comic Standing, and several other TV guest spots. Kellye more recently has worked on national commercials and a guest star role on Chicago Justice, a new Dick Wolf production scheduled to air January 2017. She tours all over the world, having done military and college tours, thanks to NACA showcases. Kellye is now apart of the House Co. team ‘Twisty’ at Second City Chicago, following her graduation from their year long Improv Conservatory program in September 2016.
Joey Villagomez | Feature
Joey Villagomez, born and raised on Chicago’s South Side has been performing stand up comedy for a little over 9 years and is starting to rise fast! He was featured on Paul Rodriguez’s Latin Kings of Comedy Show in October of 2013.Joey also appeared in HBO Latino specials,Habla and Habla Mas en Chicago in 2007 and performed in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in 2010 and 2011. He has performed for big corporate events that include the U.S. Census Bureau and received recognition from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for his participation in the 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
Mona Aburmishan | Guest
Mona has performed, emceed, and produced comedy shows, competitions and events in major clubs, theaters and universities around the world. In addition to comedy, Mona is a sought-after speaker in various socio-political topics in the United States and the Middle East. Locally, Mona has been featured on Chicago’s #1 day-time talk show, Windy City Live! Mona maintains her love for Chicago by running her own stand up comedy shows. “The Comedy Bowl which is a comedy & trivia showcase.
Jonah Jurkens | HostJonah Jurkens features at showcases all over the city, is a regular at Laugh Factory, is a prolific producer of several popular comedy showcases and tours the Midwest performing stand-up. Currently Jonah runs a showcase on Wednesday nights called the The Blind Bet Show at The Pony Inn. Jonah recently hosted the "Chicago’s Best Stand Up" showcase at the legendary Laugh Factory.
About our charity partner:
Inspiration Kitchens is a non-profit restaurant and a catering kitchen with a mission. It helps homeless and low-income Chicagoans improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency by providing temporary housing, teaching them basic career skills, training them to work in food services, and ultimately helping them secure employment. And it all started right here in chicago in 1989.
If you've never been to their restaurant in East Garfield park, you have to try it. We are not talking burgers and fries - we're talking real gourmet food, cooked by graduates of their own program.A special thank you to City Winery and Intelligentsia who have graciously donated an awesome prize!
About this month's partners:
Lagunitas Brewing Co. | 2607 W. 17th St. Chicago, Ill. 60608
Lagunitas was founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California and opened their Chicago based brewery in 2012. With a wide selection of beers, with favorites such as Lil Sumpin', Lagunitas IPA, and Hop Stoopin Ale, if you know good beer, you know Lagunitas! Visit their website to schedule a tasting tour of their amazing facility where you can try their wide variety of beers in the tap room, learn all about their process, and eat some killer snacks!
Bake | 2246 W. North Avenue Chicago, IL 60647
We are thrilled to include our next door neighbors Bake in April’s show! BAKE is the vision of husband and wife pastry chefs Eric and Jennifer Estrella. While their love of desserts and anything sweet began for both at young ages – creating pastries with their moms – BAKE is a culmination of their combined 30 years of experience working in luxury hotels, bakeries and restaurants – from California to New York and everywhere in between.
If there is one thing they’ve learned in all of those years, it’s that they love sugar! At BAKE the goal is simple: to make the best tasting classic American desserts you’ve ever had, using the finest ingredients available. BAKE desserts and pastries are simple – not fussy. They are fun and, most importantly, they taste great!
"Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it."
City Winery | 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60607