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The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night




The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night

Hosted by FATS Productions presents






Saturday, October 16

8:00 PM - 10:01 PM


The Hope & Anchor

5040 N. 2nd St., Loves Park, IL 61111


(815) 633-2552

Ariel Colon // Marcia Smith




The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

The show starts at 8pm

$5 Cover

Make sure to Call The Hope & Anchor ( (815) 633-2552 ) during Business Hours to get a Reservation of a Table. The Show Cover will be added to your Table Check for the Night.

Host: Michael Palmenderi

Guest Feature: Kevin Wood & Lisa Whitcomb

Main Feature: Lauren Vino

Headliner: Adam Burke

Line-Up for the Night:

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 Kevin Wood is a comic, writer, musician, and radio personality. He's worked at the Chicago Improv, the Comedy Shrine, CG"s Comedy Club, and more, and currently, you can hear him weekdays 5 to 10am on Rockford's 104.9 The X.

Guest Feature Lisa Whitcomb has been married for 32 years and a mom of 10 grown kids from right here in the state line. Her life inspires her comedy in relatable tails of marriage, parenting, and finding the funny in everyday things.

Main Feature Lauren Vino is a comedian and writer based out of Chicago. She can be seen performing regularly at Zanies, The Laugh Factory, and clubs throughout the midwest and her writing has been featured on MTV News, NPR, and in GQ Magazine.

Headliner Adam Burke is originally from Ireland (by way of Australia and England...long story) ,... Adam Burke has been performing comedy in Chicago and throughout the U.S. for over ten years. He is a fixture on showcases and clubs throughout the Midwest and beyond. He is a regular panelist on NPR's popular comedy quiz show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and was a writer for WGN's Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo. Voted Best Stand-Up by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014, he was also the winner of Second City's Up Next Comedy Competition. He has appeared at numerous festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Portland OR, Just for Laughs Chicago (four years running), and the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.

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