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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Comedy Night - 8 PM | $8

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


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This weeks Ground Up Showcase: Comedy Night is being hosted by Ben Gerber!

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James Fisher Jr. was born in Louisville KY, in 1990. James grew up on the stage, singing, dancing, and acting in various youth groups and theatre productions throughout his childhood. He moved to Chicago IL. in 2008 to attend DePaul University, and after his Graduation in 2012 he began doing stand up comedy. Some of the subjects he talks about regularly are racism(on both sides, Minority and Majority) dating, music, growing up with 6 sisters and memories from childhood, as well as insecurities that we all have as humans. James tries to give insight on every side of each subject that he tackles, hoping to impart wisdom and understanding, all while keeping the energy high and still having a fun time. Since he's started, he has done shows all over Chicago at many venues((Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bar), become a regular comic at Laugh Factory Chicago, traveled to Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Washington DC and many other places to perform and compete in comedy festivals. He is the co host of Chicagos only video game Stand up show called " New player has entered the show" and the creator of "VaudvilleTV", and online sketch comedy show. James is a Energetic, Charismatic and Kind-hearted guy who can't wait to bring you entertainment!

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Hugh Thomas is not a stranger to comedy. His performances always bring out the best laughs from everyone in the audience. Hope to see you there!

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Paige Blair started as a poet now she's here. She performs all over the mid-west, as well as Zanies Chicago and House of Blues. She produces END OF THE LINE COMEDY in Albany Park, and ALL THAT GOOD STUFF at Lagunitas Brewery. Her jokes usually make someone in the audience says, "Jesus."

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Mitchell Potts is a comedian that currently resides in Chicago. Using a combination of self-deprecating humor and clever one-liners, Mitchell has charmed audience across the Midwest. He has been accepted as a featured performer for the Limestone, Arch City and Cape Fear comedy festivals and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy like Kyle Kinane, Mike Birbiglia and John Mulaney.