Lia Berman is a Mother, Wife, Coffee Drinker, Dave Matthews Band lover,and Boston Sports Fan Enthusiast. When she is not doing any of the above she is running the Logan Lounge Open Mic (5 years running) every Monday night at the Logan Movie Theatre. She is a PROUD member of The Momedians of Momedy.
Jessica Besser-Rosenberg is a writer, improviser, and a stand-up and has performed throughout the Midwest, including at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, the Big Little Comedy Festival, and A Jangleheart Circus. She can also be seen regularly at the iO Theater. Her writing has been featured in the RedEye, MockMoms, The Belladonna Comedy, The Second City Network, and the iO Comedy Network. Follow her on Twitter for hot takes on gun control and Real Housewives of any city, anywhere at @JessGBR.
Pam Engelhart is a stand-up comedian who performs clean comedy and is known for her hilarious shorts (digital videos, not clothing!) and slapstick one-liners. She has performed at Zanies in Rosemont and Old Town, the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Shrine in Aurora, LOL Comedy Club in Schaumburg, Woodstock Opera House, the Continental Comedy Club (NEW!) inside the Continental Restaurant in Buffalo Grove and more! She has also opened for the rock band New Colony Six! For more on Pam, read her interview by author C.L. Paur HERE
Kellye Howard is a multi-hyphenated creative artist; widely known for her stand up comedy performances as she’s been featured on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, FOX Laughs, WGN, and Nickelodeon. Kellye is a writer and speaker; she has written, produced, and performed two one woman shows, one which was featured at the JFL Chicago Comedy Festival. Kellye is an alumni of Second City Chicago, serves as an active member on Columbia College Chicago Creative Industry Board, and has co-starred on NBC’s Chicago Justice. She has a Youtube Be Less Petty TV centered around living a less petty life; and a podcast “Be Less Petty w/ Kellye Howard.” IG/Twitter: @kellyehoward / @kellyehoward www.kellyehoward.com
Eunji Kim is a comedian and writer based in Chicago. She is currently a Writer for Cards Against Humanity and can be seen performing improv at iO Chicago and stand-up/solo sketch all over the city, including Zanies, Laugh Factory and The Lincoln Lodge. She was honored to be a 2017 NBC/Universal Bob Curry Fellow at Second City. She has been invited to perform at comedy festivals all over the Midwest, including NBCUniversal/Second City Break Out Festival, Chicago Women's Funny Festival and Detroit Improv Festival. She co-hosts The Ajumma Podcast (@AjummaShow) with fellow comedian/Korean, Peter Kim (@Peterkz). To learn other reasons she feels great about herself, follow her @TheBestEunji.
Maya May is a writer and stand-up who turned to humor to navigate the awkwardness of growing up a black nerd in suburban Chicago. It worked. She got voted “Most Likely to Make the Yearbook Famous" and received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award in the same year she called the principal a bastard. Destined to prove she didn't peak in high school her comedy is just like she is: engaging, mischievous, and deliciously over-the-top. Sometimes incisive, sometimes self-deprecating, but always bluntly honest, Maya keeps audiences on their toes, seamlessly transitioning from rants about parenting to wry observations on race, gender, and that one time she was mistaken for Michelle Obama. Since moving back to the US in 2014 after 8 years overseas, she has taken her unique perspective on American life to stages all over the country, featuring at the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and headlining the Lady Laughs Comedy Tour. She’s performed everywhere from Chicago’s Laugh Factory to NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club, but her favorite place to perform is wherever you are. Awwwwww.
Jan Slavin is a singer, writer and comic who has performed at Davenport's, Skokie Theatre, Comedy Shrine, Zanies, Laugh Factory, and many other top cabaret and comedy clubs. Jan is the producer and host of "The High Fiber Comedy Show", soon to become a monthly show at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Jan was recently featured on ChicagoNow.com as a "rising, ageism-fighting comedy star."
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