EDISON PARKS INFECTIOUS COMEDY FEST PROMISES TO BRING THE FUNNIEST COMEDIANS IN THE NATION TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S MOST WELL-KNOWN VENUES INCLUDING EDISON PARK INN, MORETTI’S, EMERALD ISLE, THE WIP THEATER AND THE CURRAGH IRISH PUB. EPIC FEST KICKS OFF ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY THE 18TH.

 

About the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce

As the leading advocate of business in the Edison Park community, the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses, our citizens and the community at large. The Chamber provides its members an active voice with City of Chicago departments to protect business interests and investments. The Chamber provides business referrals, business card display, demographic information, display window decals and much more.

EPIC 7

In partnership with the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, Yes I Am Show Business presents EPIC Fest (Edison Park’s Infectious Comedy Festival). This six-day event will be held October 13th (Morett’s), October 14th (Edison Park Inn), October 15th (Emerald Isle), October 16th and 17th at The WIP Theater and October 18th (The Curragh).  All 9 shows will feature of a different line-up of the nation’s funniest comedians!

Comedy Line-up

Throughout the week, comedy fans have the opportunity to see more than 40 local and national touring comics. Headliners and other highlights include Marty Derosa (8pm) on Tuesday at Moretti's.  Ronnie Ray on Wednesday at Edison Park Inn.  Jeanie Doogan on Thursday at The Emerald Isle.  Tim Barnes (8pm) and Junior Stopka (10pm) on Friday night at The WIP Theater, Dwayne Kennedy on Saturday night at The WIP Theater and an ALL IRISH / ALL HEADLINER Line-up at The Curragh on Sunday evening at 7pm.

MARTY DEROSA

Comedians You Should Know
Wrestling With Depression
Creative Has Nothing For You
$5 Wrestling

ALI CLAYTON

TBS Just For Laughs Chicago 4 years in a row
BET's Apollo Live
Voted 50 hot women in comedy by afterellen.com

TOM GARLAND

Steve-O & Tom Green's Original Pranksters Tour
Bam Margera's FF Unstoppable Tour
Preston Lacy's Wrecking Ball Tour
FOX's One Mic Stand

JAMES ZEKIS

Winner of Highland Park Comedy Fest
Has appeared on The Dr. Demento Show

MILES HENDRIX

Producer for "VHS"
Cleveland Comedy Festival

RONNIE RAY

Playboy TV
Nickelodeon
Save the Last Dance
Grey's Anatomy

NATALIE JOSE

TOP 100 Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing
Cast-member - Chicago Underground Comedy
OWN Network “My Life is a Joke”

AARON SUTHERLAND

Devil's Cup Festival, NY

PAT MCGANN

2x Late Show with David Letterman
Sports Talk Live (Comcast), Windy City Live (ABC), Mancow & Good Day Chicago (Fox), WGN Morning News, WGN-Radio & ESPN Radio
House MC at Zanies

JEANIE DOOGAN

“Chicago Parents’ Magazine’s Four of Chicago’s Funniest: Stand Up Parents”
Nick Jr.’s Moms’ Night Out stand up special.
Regular at Laugh Factory

JUSTIN GOLAK

Second Album, Rosemary's Baby, Available on iTunes
Columbus Alive! 2012 Entertainer to Watch

FELONIOUS MUNK

Comedy Central's Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Touchvision

RICKY GONZALEZ

Producer Lincoln Lodge
Producer Comedians You Should Know
Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago
"How The States Got Their Shapes" (History)

KRISTEN TOOMEY

Headlined Chicago Women's Funny Festival
The Chicago Comedy Expo
a founder of Hoo HA Comedy
Producer/Member Comedians You Should Know

TIM BARNES

NBC, WGN 720 AM radio, and Vocalo.org. He hosts TouchVision TV’s weekly comedy storytelling podcast, It’s All True! 

LARA BEITZ

Laughs on Fox
Oddball Comedy Festival

MICHAEL LARIMER

Regular at Laugh Factory Chicago and Hollywood and regular at Zanies. Appeared in multiple commercials and Indy films.

LANCE ALLEN

Currently on Conan as a sketch actor
VH1's Stevie TV
Break.com

 

TONY VALLE

The WIP Theater (Co-Owner)
EPIC FEST (Co-Creator)
Paranormal Island
The Comedy Spot, Stand-Up Scottsdale, LA
Comedy Club, HA HA Cafe, Comedy Cabana

JUNIOR STOPKA

NBC's Last Comic Standing
Comedy Central
Opens for Doug Standhope

ERICA NICOLE CLARK

WGCI morning show
The Improv, Laugh Factory,
Up Comedy Club
NBC stand up for diversity

ANDREW HALTER

Cast member at Laugh Factory

CLAIRE SWANSON

Chicago Women's Funny Fest Headliner
Under the Gun cast member

DAVE METZ

Co-host of Palm Pilots Podcast
Writer for Shut Your F%#king Face and Listen(syffal.com)

DWAYNE KENNEDY

Comedy Central presents: Dwayne Kennedy, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Dwayne starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime. Dwayne has made numerous guest appearances on television programs that include the hit series "Seinfeld" and "Martin". Included among his many film credits are "How High", "Desperation Boulevard", "Amy Stiller's Breast", and "Talkin' Dirty After Dark")

MIKE SHEEHAN

JFL Chicago
founding member of CYSK

DARIUS KENNEDY

Executive Producer of Entertainment Chicago Live
Creator of Dookbreeze
Smells like onions

MARTY DEROSA

Comedians You Should Know
Wrestling With Depression
Creative Has Nothing For You
$5 Wrestling

DWAYNE KENNEDY

Comedy Central presents: Dwayne Kennedy, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Dwayne starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime. Dwayne has made numerous guest appearances on television programs that include the hit series "Seinfeld" and "Martin". Included among his many film credits are "How High", "Desperation Boulevard", "Amy Stiller's Breast", and "Talkin' Dirty After Dark")

MIKE SHEEHAN

JFL Chicago
founding member of CYSK

DARIUS KENNEDY

Executive Producer of Entertainment Chicago Live
Creator of Dookbreeze
Smells like onions

RONNIE RAY

Playboy TV
Nickelodeon
Save the Last Dance
Grey's Anatomy

KELSIE HUFF

Live Lit Instructor at StoryStudio Chicago, Stand Up Teacher at Tight Five Productions/Feminine Comique and Co-Creator, Performer

ADAM BURKE

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland, OR
Just for Laughs Chicago
Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival
Voted Best Standup in Chicago by readers of the Chicago Reader in 2014

JIM FLANNIGAN

Mainstay at top comedy clubs
Recently seen on wgn TV
Finalist in the World Series of Comedy

SEAN FLANNERY

Comedy Central
Blackout Diaries
Drunk Science

C.J. SULLIVAN

Comedy Central
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