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“Happy Baby” COMEDY SHOWCASE

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

“HAPPY BABY” Comedy Showcase

An intimate dinner performance at Uncommon Ground, hosted by Aaron Putnam

FEATURING: Matt LauriaAdam Degi, and Michael Burd



Adam Degi isn’t just another straight white male comedian. He’s bald, and his talent and joke writing separates him from the pack. He won the Funniest Person in Grand Rapids Competition in 2009 and was in the Semi – Finals of the Comedy 10K in 2014 as well as being featured on the cover of Revue magazine. He Was in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2016 and just released his debut comedy album His Name Is My Name Too in September of 2017.

His strangely endearing personality and ability to riff, rant and improvise sets him apart and makes every show unique. With an unapologetic, outspoken, unfiltered, and often unscripted act it’s difficult to tell when he’s telling a well written joke or just getting something off his chest. Adam Degi is anything but predictable and when he has a microphone in his hand you never know what might happen, he might even sing A cappella, so grab a seat and pay attention!


Matt Lauria has been ineffective at everything from relationships and productivity, but particularly @ writing witty comedy bios.  

These failures not only make for an evening of incredible entertainment, but also leave audience members feeling as if they’ve accomplished more in their lifetime.

Since Matt began telling jokes for money and drink tickets, he has had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s biggest names in; Amy Schumer, Patrice O’Neal, Bert Kreischer, Ron Funches, D.L. Hugley, etc.  But don’t be fooled by the rocks that he’s got, he’s still, he’s still Jenny From The Block.

Come see why Matt was recently voted prettiest African American actress over the age of 47.


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Michael Burd will make you feel a lot better about yourself. He has made every wrong decision and is happy to tell you all about it. From booze to women, he certainly should not be left unattended. He's performed all over the country and has blacked out at more than one comedy festival probably. Check him out while you can!!!


Aaron Putnam got his start in comedy while taking classes at UCB NY. He is also a graduate of David Mamet Atlantic Theatre Company’s two year program. He found out quickly that the only drama he likes is his own, so he quit doing plays and auditioning and dove fully into improv. This is where he learned his most important lesson to this day, and that is: to BOMB! NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! Being the real ass dude he is, he thought it was rude to take all those innocent improvisers with him, so he started doing open mic stand up all over NYC. That was 2011 — flash forward to today: Aaron Putnam is a Chicago-based comic and the founder of Stand Up in Recovery where comics put on shows at recovery centers across the country. He has opened for Doug Stanhope, Erik Griffin, Robert Kelly, and many more. At this point you might be saying “I wanna know about the DRAMA, the RECOVERY, etc.” The truth is on paper and it’s downright scary, but when told on stage, through a mic — hilarious.