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"Happy Baby COMEDY SHOWCASE - 8PM | $15

  • 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: Michael Robinson, Chelsea Hood, Lindsay Lucido, John Norman, Reese Leonard, and Nate Burrows

Michael Njuguna Robinson is a Chicago based stand up comedian, writer, actor and just a real nice guy. He is a member of the Chicago comedy troupe, The Martin Luther Kings of Comedy. They produce the shows like the Red Eye Chicago Recommended “Black Friday” and “The Gumbo”. Michael also performs all around the city at bars and comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, & Zanies

Chelsea Hood is a stand up comedian living in Chicago, IL by way of the comedy scenes in both Dallas, TX and Brooklyn, NY. You may have seen her on The CW Network's Eye Opener, or CW33's Nightcap. She was also featured on Stand Up Records' "Texas Mess" album recorded at SXSW. If you'd like to see her perform live, her shows are listed on this here website. 

She stumbled into the performing arts at an extremely young age, singing in children's choirs, and working in high school productions. She went on to get a her BA in Acting from Illinois State University with a concentration in vocal performance. She's studied improv at both Second City in Chicago, and Four Day Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Chelsea's style of humor is observational, feminist, and pleasantly self-deprecating. Some of the comics she has been delighted to open for include; Jay Mohr, Donnell Rawlings, Maria Bamford, Ralphie May, Richard Lewis, Pauly Shore, JB Smoove, Paul Rodriguez, Tom Green, Michael Winslow, Bobby Lee, and many more. 

She was most frequently featured as a Comic to Watch at RIOT LA. Some of the well known clubs and venues she's had the privilege of performing at include The Comedy Store, Caroline's on Broadway, The House of Blues Dallas, The Addison, Houston, and Arlington Improv, Upright Citizen's Brigade NY, the Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), a long list of prestigious bar basements across this country, and on the bed of a tractor trailer in a field in Texas in the middle of an ATV park. 

Lindsay Lucido is a stand-up comedian currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. She has travelled all across the country (to Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio) to perform stand-up to unsuspecting drunkards.
Lindsay’s unique stage presence makes her stand out amongst other comics. Her take on comedy is very personal, rarely taking the observational approach. She addresses her insecurities, as well as things she’s not insecure about, but very well should be. She manages to do so in a charmingly awkward way.
She has opened for Carmen Lynch and has performed at several comedy festivals throughout the country, including Cream City and Floodwater.

Reese Leonard dreamed of doing comedy is whole young life. He got slightly derailed during his high school years when he went to Rogers and had to learn to beat people up (Reese practiced MMA for a long time which means he's not only really funny but he also has a hot body) and be a little hood. He travels around the upper Midwest doing shows and is sincerely dedicated, passionate and good at what he does, which is: Comedy, MMA, correcting grammar and hand fishing (which he somehow manages to do while being a gigantic germaphobe). He is continuing to build his resume/credits, and will not be stopping any time soon. Look out for him, he's the going to be the Julia Roberts of comedy.

After failing in his lifelong dream of becoming the hype man for Wu-Tang, Nate Burrows began his career in standup comedy. His energetic onstage presence reflects his passion for the spotlight, and you can't help but get carried away in the fun. He currently performs all over the Midwest and is a regular at the Laugh Factory.

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.