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Dan Bacula is a Wisconsin native living south of Madison with his wife, son, and Forigner-loving, 6 yr old, 70lb, shadowy, rabbit killing, part-lab part-hound dog. Dan is a passive contrarian and a reknowned eulogist. He has shared the stage with Stewart Huff, Michelle Wolf, Tommy Johnagin, Alice Wetterlund, Barry Crimmins, and very inconsequentially introduced Louis CK.
Nate Chappell is the host of Madison's own live semi-fictional internet comedy talk show, The Last Show On Earth. He's performed stand-up comedy in front of actual people both as himself and as a caveman. He hosts a podcast (don't we all) accurately titled The NateCast. Nate enjoys jokes and efficiency. He is survived by his patient wife Vivian and his 2 elderly cats (subject to change).
Will Isenberg has been performing comedy in Madison since May of 2017. He is one of the co-hosts of Comedy by the Slice open mic, and enjoys creative writing and snowboarding, but not at the same time. He can be spammed at email@example.com.
Mike is part millennial, part deep woods hillbilly, and part demon. Sick of crawling inside elk rib cages for his supper, Mike got himself carried away to the big city by a tornado and brought his unique comedic viewpoint with him. Expect his act to be oddly appealing, like squishing Jell-O between your fingers. Mike also has a dark side that may surprise you in how similar his unseemly thoughts are to your own. Mike can be found hosting his weekly open mic or monthly showcases at Black Locust Cafe, hailing puppet Satan for Movie Hell, or getting sketchy with the Late Early Show. His friends and colleagues agree: Mike is someone you want on your side for the apocalypse.
Winner of Madison's Funniest Comic 2016
Charlie Kojis has been performing standup comedy in Madison since 2014, during which time he has been described as “this generation’s Charlie Kojis.”
Combining his life experiences and general fears, Charlie blends traditonal joke telling with his own personal narrative. His dry delivery leaves audiences both laughing and wondering if he is as ok as he pretends to be. Charlie performs throughout the Midwest and has opened for comedians who include Tig Notaro, Gary Gulman, and Michael Che.
He was the winner of Madison's Funniest Comic 2016
Tyson is the host of the “Comedy by the Slice” open mic held every Thursday night at Ian’s Pizza on State Street. He also produces workshops, house shows and showcases, featuring local talent doing stand-up comedy and storySLAMs. Reach him on Facebook by liking and following the Glib Showcases page.
Woody Allen. Steven Wright. Emo Philips. Mitch Hedberg. These are all names. Kevin Schwartz is another example of a name. Kevin has opened for such comics as Rory Scovel, Al Madrigal, and Jon Dore, and has opened doors for such comics as Brian Regan and Mike Schmidt. Kevin lives in Madison and has the world's largest collection of awkward pauses.
What happens when you take an only child in a loud Italian family with an affinity for musicals, 90’s girl groups, and an endless amount of energy and give her a microphone?
Brittany Tilander moved up to Madison from Kansas City MO a little over 2 years ago. About a year into her adventure up north she finally decided to "give this comedy thing a go" and she's been crushing it since.
In the short year she's been in the scene she is making a name for herself in the Midwest, traveling to Milwaukee regularly and even to her old stomping grounds in KC. She's the newest addition to The Late Early Show as a writer and performer and has opened for Marty DeRosa at the Comedy Club on State.
It's hard to know what to expect from Brittany Tilander when she has a mic in her hand. I think it's safe to say she demands to be heard and she’s going to to put on a hell of a show. So put that in your pipe and smoke it!