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February 11 - 14
  

John Roy
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (02/11) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (02/12) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (02/12) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (02/13) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (02/13) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (02/14) 18 and up show


A recipient of life saving heart surgery, John Roy grew up an only child in Chicago's ethnically diverse Rogers Park neighborhood.

John's parents were an ex Jesuit who worked for Chicago's urban Loyola University, and a psychotherapist, who infused a love of the arts and philosophy into the boy from an early age.  He repaid their efforts by becoming a stand up comedian.

John began his career performing in independent rooms in Chicago.   After honing his act in clubs around the Midwest, John competed and was crowned the first champion of CBS' “Star Search,” in 2003.

He has performed stand up on numerous television shows, including “The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and “Last Comic Standing,” where he was a semi-finalist.  He made his debut on “Conan,” in 2012.  His web series, "Marc Maron in Space" with Marc Maron and James Adomian, premieres in 2013, produced by IFC.  John's second album will be released on AST Records in 2013.

He has appeared numerous times as a panelist on cable networks like VH-1, Fox News, and Fuel TV.

John's CD “Dressed for Recess,” was released in 2008 on RBC records and continues to receive frequent airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio.

John performs in clubs across North America, including the Comic Strip in New York and the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.  He is also a regular performer on such acclaimed independent comedy shows as “Whiplash,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Meltdown,” and “Comedy at the Knitting Factory.”  In 2008, he was invited to perform for the World Bank in Washington, DC.

John was a guest at the 2004 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, and has been an annual guest at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland since 2010.

With Feature Act: Spark Tabor

Host / MC: Chris Siemer


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Rooftop Comedy
February 17
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (02/17) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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February 18 - 21
  

Kevin Bozeman
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (02/18) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (02/19) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (02/19) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (02/20) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (02/20) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (02/21) 18 and up show



It was 1999, six years after finishing his collegiate basketball career at Division III Whitewater College, and bouncing around jobs that Kevin found himself in the real world with no real job skills and a strong desire to work an hour a day.  What to do?  Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the “Open-Mic Night”.  “I always was the guy who could make people laugh, and lets be honest I had nothing better going on”.

Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on-stage, and he has found the job that fit his requirements.  “For an hour a night I’m wildly successful”.  With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country.  In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO “Comedy Competition” and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist.  He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005.  He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.  This past summer he co-starred in the Indie film “Flat Chested” starring Alicia Witt and Luke Perry.


With Feature Act: Ramon Rivas II

Host / MC: Holly Lynnea


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Rooftop Comedy
February 24
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (02/24) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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Conan

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
February 25 - 28
  

Bengt Washburn
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (02/25) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (02/26) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (02/26) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (02/27) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (02/27) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (02/28) 18 and up show


Bengt Washburn is an Aquarius with Hazel eyes who prefers boxer briefs, solid deodorants, and Crest toothpaste. He is 5'9" tall, weighs about 149 pounds and can bench 150 pounds three times without a spotter. He has a vertical leap of 16 inches. 8 years ago a lump appeared on his right thigh. Its not visible from the stage but according to some kids at the water park, it looks creepy. Many people say Bengt looks kind of like a monkey.

Bengt Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in a large Utah town (1,200 people) as the fifth child in a small Mormon family (7 children). Bengt is married to an officer in the United States Airforce. They have lived in 6 different cities over the last eleven years. Most recently he moved to Springfield, Virginia (Washington D.C.) after living in Stuttgart, Germany for 3 years.

Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusen, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS. He was invited to perform at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, the Aspen Laff Festival and Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He’s been heard on NPR, PRI and Bob and Tom. All three of his comedy Cd’s can be heard playing on XM Sirius radio.

Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal considering the content matter and profoundly funny.


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Rooftop Comedy
March 2
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (03/02) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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March 3


The Queer Queens of Qomedy
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Special Engagement
No Coupons or Passes Accepted

Ticket Prices

$25 Thursday, 7:00pm (03/03) 21 and up show

$40 Thursday, 7:01pm (03/03) 21 and up show VIP admission that includes a meet and greet before the show with wine and cheese and preferred seating. *Please note 7:01 is the VIP show.



March 3rd national headliner Poppy Champlin, is bringing her highly sought after Queer Queens of Qomedy show to the Cincinnati Go Bananas Comedy club.

The Q3 show has been touring for eleven years and comic producer Poppy Champlin is broadening her horizons this year and tapping Cincinnati as a new destination. Poppy is bringing two of her lesbian pals and nationally known comics Karen Williams and Mimi Gonzalez to share the bill Thursday at 7:00.

Champlin is a veteran comic with television credits including LOGO, Showtime, HBO, VH-1, Joan Rivers, Oprah, Comedy Central, and more. Karen Williams has been leading the charge in the lesbian community for years. Karen has her own LOGO comedy special called “ I need a snack.” She is a mother and a grandmother and now she is focusing on “healing with humor” at her Ha-Ha Institute in Ohio. The third Queen to rule this stage is Mimi Gonzalez, a road tested, high octane, Latina comic that has appeared on LOGO, The Today Show, and The Latino Laugh Festival. This show is going to be coming to you in black and white and brown and it will be a full night of wet your pants funny. Come prepared.

Tickets are $25 for General admission and $40 for VIP admission that includes a meet and greet before the show with wine and cheese and preferred seating.


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Conan

Just For Laughs 1
March 4 - 6
  

Brad Wenzel
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (03/04) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (03/04) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (03/05) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (03/05) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (03/06) 18 and up show


Brad Wenzel is most known for his offbeat, one-liner comedy. He is a professional comedian so don’t be thrown by his youth and unassuming presence on stage. Described as “the tin-can-kicker of comedy” Brad will surely light up your night as he methodically wins you over with his dry delivery and a barrage of clever jokes. His act jumps back and fourth between everyday observations and surrealism. By drawing material from both his life and his imagination, he comes off as a relatable guy sharing some weird thoughts. KnightArts.com described his act as, “not so much clean in content as very wholesome in its delivery.”

Currently based out of Michigan, Brad began doing stand up at the age of 17. After being successful in a number of local contests, he got his first taste of national success in 2012, when he was selected by Ricky Gervais as a finalist in the Conan Jusy Sayin’ Contest. In 2013, Brad made his festival debut at Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later that year, he took first place at The Cleveland Comedy Festival. In 2014, Brad performed at the Limestone Comedy Festival, was a finalist in Funny or Die's “Road 2 Oddball”, and was selected to be one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival  in Montreal. In 2015, he performed at Riot LA, returned to the Limestone Comedy Festival, and won first place at the Great American Comedy Festival which is held in Norfolk, Nebraska to honor Johnny Carson. This year, Brad made his television debut on Conan. Brad has opened for: Brian Posehn, Kathleen Madigan, Gilbert Gottfried, Pete Holmes, Louie Anderson, Jerrod Carmichael, and Patton Oswalt. In addition to working with these acts, Brad tours comedy clubs around the country and has appeared at prominent showcases including Meltdown in Los Angeles, Knitting Factory in New York, and Comedians You Should Know in Chicago. He is managed by Dave Rath at Generate.


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Rooftop Comedy
March 9
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Tuesday, 8:00pm (02/09) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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WTF
March 10 - 13
  

Mary Mack
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (03/10) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (03/11) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (03/11) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (03/12) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (03/12) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (03/13) 18 and up show


Comedian Mary Mack performs her sometimes-musical folk humor at festivals, colleges, clubs, casinos and anywhere you can find a llama or a buffet line.

She has acted in cartoons, weird student films, and commercials that urge you to buy food for your hamster.  (Mary is totally FOR feeding your hamster.)

Mack is a favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country, including Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, The Bob and Tom Show, and American Public Media's WITS live show and podcast.  Her comedy (spotted with occasional mandolin and clarinet outbursts) has been seen in the Vancouver Comedy Fest, The Andy Kaufman Awards, Montrealís Just For Laughs Festival, and the San Francisco Sketch Fest as one of "The Dozen" up and coming headliners designated by the festival.  She had her national TV debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and NBC's Last Comic Standing, and plays the co-lead character Dylan on Fox's cartoon Golan the Insatiable, season one.  Her voice has also been heard in the cult favorite Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Cartoon Networkís Adult Swim.  To see where Mack is performing next, or to buy one of her comedy albums, please visit www.marymackcomedy.com .


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Rooftop Comedy
March 16
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (03/16) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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Brew Ha Ha

Bob & Tom 2

Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops
March 17 - 20
  

Robert Hawkins
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (03/17) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$14 Friday, 8:00pm (03/18) 18 and up show

$14 Friday, 10:30pm (03/18) 18 and up show

$14 Saturday, 8:00pm (03/19) 21 and up show

$14 Saturday, 10:30pm (03/19) 21 and up show

$8 Sunday, 8:00pm (03/20) 18 and up show


You know, an enormous number of comics--including the vast majority of those who pass through the friendly little place we like to call Cap City--maintain career objectives that include aspirations toward acting in a sitcom, or writing for one. But, hell, Robert Hawkins has already done both--in the same series, no less: the late, lamented “Titus.”

Indeed, he was hired as a story editor, which means he wrote a script or two per season, and contributed mightily to the scripts written by his colleagues, adding jokes, improving dialogue, etc. Before long, his work in the writers room so impressed the Fox show’s producers--who also knew of his acting aspirations and abilities (a few years prior, he had landed a development deal with Fox)--that they cast him in a recurring guest role as Titus’ brother-in-law, Michael.

So when it comes to working in network television, while we wouldn’t exactly say “been there, done that”--we’re guessing that under the right circumstances, he might be persuaded to return to such work--he has logged that experience, and his passion for stand-up has never wavered.

Not coincidentally, perhaps, he’s always had a tremendous flair and a considerable gift for it. One measure of this would be his results over the years in comedy competitions, or similar enterprises.

For example, in 1993, he won the California State University Comedy Competition, while the next year he was a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, a contest as venerable and prestigious as Funniest Person In Austin. Then, in 1996, he wowed audiences and industry figures in Montreal at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, which led to Robert being awarded the aforementioned Fox development deal.

In 2001, he was voted one of the 25 top comics in the country in a poll of comedy club owners nominating candidates for the American Comedy Awards. And, perhaps needless to say (given all these victories, achievements and accolades), he’s starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” and a slew of other TV shows.

Still, when all is said and done about his work--cable TV, network TV, writing, acting, etc.--Robert Hawkins’ first love is performing comedy in a club in front of a live audience, and obviously he’s pretty damn good at it. Do you want to miss that? Didn’t think so.



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Rooftop Comedy
March 23
  

Pro-Am Night
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Ticket Prices

$5 Wednesday, 8:00pm (03/23) 18 and up show


Come out and see local newbies, amateurs, and professionals drop new material. Some will be funny and some won't be, but this is always a great show!



If you would like to perform at a Pro-Am show, please contact Cam O'Connor at cam@gobananascomedy.com. Comics must be able to bring 5 people to the show in order to get onstage. You must sign-up ahead of time and Cam will email you a confirmation on the date you will perform.



Make your email subject line "Pro Am"  and send dates you would like to perform, and Cam will find a show for you.



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Rooftop Comedy

Live At Gotham

Last Comic Standing

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March 24 - 26
  

Auggie Smith
PG-18: Language or sexual content

Special Engagement
No Coupons or Passes Accepted

Ticket Prices

$8 Thursday, 8:00pm (03/24) 18 and up show College & Military Night $4 with ID

$16 Friday, 8:00pm (03/25) 18 and up show

$16 Friday, 10:30pm (03/25) 18 and up show

$16 Saturday, 8:00pm (03/26) 21 and up show

$16 Saturday, 10:30pm (03/26) 21 and up show


Auggie Smith is a 14-year veteran of stand-up comedy stages who has won praise for his originality and energy. During Auggie's set, pop culture targets ranging from the Barbie Doll to celebrity game shows are dissected, piece by piece, into intelligently written, manic rants delivered in a seamless rapid-fire style. He has crafted an honest opinionated, innovative mix of politically incorrect mass appeal, sure to be remembered and guaranteed to entertain. "His energetic, hysterical rants leave audiences breathless with laughter." The Oregonian "When Auggie Smith takes the stage, get ready for a nonstop barrage of fantastic rapid fire comedy. Auggie's show is always filled with raw edged, intelligent laughs...The man whose cult following and comedy is quickly giving birth to a new religion." Comedyspeak.com. "Auggie Smith resuscitates stand-up with a dose of pop culture and jaded hip...his style will be part of a youth movement attracting younger, hipper crowds to stand-up." Willamette Week "Brilliant, non-stop laughs!" Seattle Times

Wednesday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Thursday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm
18 and up show


Friday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
18 and up show


Saturday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm &
10:30 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm & 9:50 pm
21 and up show


Sunday
Show Begins @ 8:00 pm
Doors @ 7:00 pm


* Comedians, prices & show
times subject to change.


* All shows are 18 and up,
unless otherwise noted.