Show starts at 8:30pm - Suggested to get there early for good seating
Host Kevin Haas is a full-time journalist that hails from the great mighty city of Rockford Illinois. When he's not in the News Tower, he's at home thinking of weird stuff to say to strangers. Kevin can be seen in bars and comedy clubs all over the Midwest.
Guest Feature Alex Savant is a young up and coming award winning comedian from Rockford and Co-Producer of the renown collective Chill Pill Comedy. Quickly climbing through the ranks of comics in the state-line area, Alex has found a voice that sounds just as comfortable shouting over a pool hall jukebox as it does delivering biting satire in the area’s most historic theaters. This stiff upper lip style follows in the working class traditions of Pryor and Carlin - critical but not thoughtless, unabashed but not crass. Not afraid to punch above his weight class, Alex can be seen performing across the Midwest.
Main Feature Carly Ballerini is a touring comic from Chicago. She features and MC’s at clubs like Comedy on State and Go Bananas. She does lots of festivals including Let’s Comedy, Burning Bridges, Laugh Fest and WICF. She is set to star in a series in 2019 and she’s a writer for Cards Against Humanity.
Headliner Joe McMahon is a darkly satirical, heavily improvisational, Florida bred and Chicago based stand up comedian. Most people think he's very funny. A few people probably do not, but such is the polarizing nature of true genius. And then there are some people who think he's just OK. McMahon failed to grow up in Florida but moved to Chicago anyway at the age of 22. Joe spent most of his 20s as a delinquent, not pursuing stand up until his best friend moved to Europe, leaving McMahon looking for new people to get drunk and be an ass around. After a couple years of doing well at open mics and booking independent shows around Chicago, Joe along with a few other young stand ups, two of which currently have better credits than him, started This Week's Show at the worst bar in Chicago's crappiest neighborhood. The show was well received. Six years into performing, McMahon has secured his reputation as a very good comedian who is extremely not famous. Joe McMahon is a regular at the Laugh Factory Chicago. He was one of a handful of comedians in the world hand picked to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as one of the festival's New Faces of Comedy, and previously was one of only 22 comedians throughout the country selected for the Big Sky Comedy Festival in 2017.