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The Detour Comedy Night




The Detour Comedy Night

Hosted by FATS Productions presents






Saturday, September 18

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


FATS Productions presents

1920 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111



Neil Kessman // Michelle Starr






The Detour Comedy Night 

Saturday, September 18th 2021 


Show starts at 8pm 

Suggested to get there Early for Good Seating 

Host: Michael Palmenderi 

Guest Feature: Alex Savant 

Main Feature: Mike Hover 

Headliner: Katie Meiners 

Host Michael Palmenderi is a Rockford native. He's a regular with Fats Productions Presents and has performed all over the Midwest, including Tom Foolery Fun Club, On the Fox Comedy Festival, and the Great Spirit Comedy Festival.

Guest Feature Alex Savant is a young up-and-coming award-winning comedian from Rockford and Co-Producer of the renowned 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 deliver 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 Mike Hover is a fun roller-coaster of randomness, touching on topics such as marriage and time travel. Something for everyone. Mike has worked with a wide range of comedians, including Carlos Alazaraqui, Dino Archie, Pat Godwin, Jake Johannsen, Laurie Kilmartin, and Gabriel Iglesias. He has performed throughout the United States and internationally in casinos, festivals, and clubs. Mike made his television debut being eaten by a dinosaur in the film Age of Dinosaurs (Syfy, Netflix) and debuted his first comedy album "HOVEDRIVE" in February 2020, reaching #2 on the iTunes comedy chart. When Mike is not being attacked by dinosaurs or recording albums, he enjoys solving crimes with his wife, baby, and two dogs in Chicago.

Headliner Katie Meiners is a happy and energetic stand-up comic who performs at clubs in Chicagoland and beyond including The Improv, The Comedy Shrine, Zanies, and The Laugh Factory. She’s a graduate of The Second City Chicago's Comedy Writing Program, The University of Michigan, and has caught some very nice-sized bass. She was the winner of both the inaugural Smoke Break Comedy Competition and the Chicago Comedy Championship. Katie produces the monthly comedy showcase Chicago's Finest Stand-Up and, when not on stage, works in construction. Follow @katielmeiners on Instagram

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