The Hope & Anchor Comedy Night
Saturday April 7th 2018
Doors at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
Seating for the Show is First Come First Serve ,...
Host: Michael Palmenderi
Guest Feature: Kevin Haas
Main Feature: Carly Ballerini
Headliner: Adam Burke
Host Michael Palmenderi is a native of Rockford and currently resides in Chicago. You can see Michael performing all over the city doing stand up, improv, sketch comedy, children's theater, plays, musicals, and singing on trains. He's been doing stand up since 2012 and has performed his act across the Midwest.
Guest Feature Kevin Haas is a full-time journalist that hails from Rockford Illinois. When he's not in the News Tower, he's at home thinking of weird stuff to say to strangers. Kevin can be seen in bars and comedy clubs all over the Midwest.
Main Feature Carly Ballerini is a touring comic from Chicago. She features and MC’s at clubs like Comedy on State and Go Bananas. She does lots of festivals including Let’s Comedy, Burning Bridges, Laugh Fest and WICF. She is set to star in a series in 2019 and she’s a writer for Cards Against Humanity.
Headliner Adam Burke is originally from the UK, Adam has been performing comedy in Chicago and throughout the U.S. for almost ten years. His witty yet idiotic comedy has made him a fixture on showcases and clubs throughout the Midwest and beyond. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and has appeared on the podcasts Doug Loves Movies & The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Voted Best Standup by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014, he was also the winner of Second City's Up Next Comedy Competition. He 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. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hannibal Burress, John Mulaney, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Aziz Ansari, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.