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The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night

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Host Eric Rezendes is Wild, raw, unpredictable, hilarious: all of these words easily describe the comedy of Eric Rezendes. Since 2007, Eric has been making audiences laugh by finding the things in all of us that we’re afraid to admit we think about and giving it volume. His unfiltered thoughts about life and relationships keep audiences engaged and laughing. Eric is also the founder of A-OK Comedy, the longest-running independent showcase in the Chicago suburbs. Find his thoughts (mostly about the Philadelphia Phillies and award shows) on Twitter @ericrezendes.

Guest Feature Scott Galvin has performed all throughout the Midwest entertaining crowds of all types and sizes with his dry and witty approach to comedy since 2011. He has opened for Chris Pontius, Preston Lacey, Dave Englund and Weeman from Jackass, as well as Randy and Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys. Galvin has also opened for veteran touring comedians Scott Long, Kris Shaw, Russ Williamson, Peter-john Byrnes and Vince Carone. Known for his one liners, Galvin's soft spoken and shoegazing delivery has made him a favorite among the Midwest comedy scene. Scott has headlined Prime Time Nine at the WIP Theater in Chicago and has performed at Still Not Friday in Aurora, IL and A O.K. Comedy in St. Charles.

Main Feature Sohrab Forouzesh is a Chicago based comedian and writer who won't take it personally if you say his name wrong. He moved to the U.S from Iran when he was just eight years old, and his material is heavily influenced by his experiences as a fat Persian kid growing up in America. His rapid-fire delivery paired with his down to earth reliability is what makes him a favorite of the local Chicago comedy scene. He was recently named a finalist for StandUP NBC, and he’s also a regular at the world famous Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, and Zanies Comedy Club. Sohrab got his start in comedy while attending Western Michigan University where he won The Kalamazoo Comedy Competition and was a finalist in the TBS and Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. Before graduating college he opened for Nick Swardson and performed at the prestigious Gilda’s Laughfest Comedy Festival. He's an Iranian comedian even your racist uncle will love.

Headliner Jonah Jurkins has a unique and charismatic style and has proven himself to be a comedian to put on the "Comics to Watch". Since winning the "Chicago Fringe Festival Stand Up Competition" within his first month as a stand up comedian, Jonah has been winning crowds over with his honest and engulfing story telling. He has performed and studied with both the renowned Second City and Improv Olympic theaters. Jonah is a producer of “Comedians you Should Know", which is one of the nation’s premier independent comedy shows, produces/performs at the iconic drinking story telling show "The Blackout Diaries" and can be seen monthly at his show "3's company" at the world-famous Laugh Factory. If that’s not enough, you can hear him weekly on the very popular "Petals and Pricks: The Bachelor Podcast" with co-host Kelsie Huff. Since his start in 2010 Jonah has become a favorite at showcases and clubs throughout the country earning the reputation as a talented and tremendously driven comedian/producer.

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The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night