THE CHUCKLEFCK PILOTS
August 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m.
We wanted to do a live taping of "#Chucklefck", one of Cleveland's longest-running, most popular independent comedy shows! After a successful kickstarter campaign, things have come together and these tapings will happen! There are a LIMITED number of seats remaining for each taping (less than a dozen for each show)
Come be a part of something fantastic in Cleveland.
*There will be no food/drink service during tapings. Each taping will last just over an hour. You are encouraged to buy several drinks before the show and just man the fuck up.
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Jim Tews (Host)
The Ivory Prince of Harlem.
-Finalist of 2006 Boston Comedy Festival
-Winner of 2010 New York Comedy Contest
-New Faces Unsigned 2011 Just For Laughs Montreal
Ramon Rivas II (Co-host)
Despite being mexican, unemployed, carless and heavy, Ramon Rivas is one of the hardest working comedians to come out of Cleveland in years. Combining his work ethic with a overtly chill stage presence, Rivas leaves an impression on every show he performs on. In 2011, he performed at the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival opening for Jo Koy at the historic Vic Theatre.
Rivas has become a fixture in the rich & deep Chicago comedy scene and has been working feverishly to make Cleveland a similar hub for great comedy. Between producing his own shows around town, being one of the club favorites at Hilarties and constantly searching out stage time, Rivas is becoming synonomous with comedy in Cleveland.
His blog has been quoted in the New York Times and his inconsistent personal journalism has led to him receiving props from one of the great comedy curators, Paul Provenza.
Not bad for a lovable stoner.
Lee Honeycutt (Friday 8/24)
One of the weirdest and funniest comedians in Cleveland, Lee Honeycutt has been keeping audiences on edge for years.
Mike Polk Jr (Friday 8/24)
Puterbaugh Sisterz (Friday 8/24)
Actual Sisters, Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh will revolutionize. They are bringing comedy duo's back, or at least to the back of every dive bar.
“Taking their schtick into absurdest parallel universes...it works 100% of the time. Making them one of the most innovative and up and coming acts to catch in town,” says The Onion AV Club.
“Its refreshing to see a duo where neither is the straight (wo)man,” says Comedy of Chicago.
They have performed in The Andy Kaufman Awards and recently in TBS Just For Laughs Festival Chicago. They also performed in their own festival, Just for Rafts. They are cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy and produce a critically acclaimed comedy/variety show, “Entertaining Julia.”
You'll laugh or you won't, but either way, you'll be in the audience.
Carey Callahan (Friday 8/24)
The gal who started the original Chucklefck open mic at Bela Dubby now hosts a delightful new show.
The Awkward Sex Show is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Bridget and Carey Callahan, two sisters who hope their mother never discovers this exists. Each episode we'll discuss another aspect of this weird uncomfortable nerve-wracking thing we call the Human Sexual Experience. 30% comedy, 30% the kind of therapy you get when you go to the bar with your best friend, and 40% telling embarrassing stories in front of strangers, we only want to make sure all you weirdos understand we're not alone in being seriously fucking confused by all of this shit
Yusef Ali (Saturday 8/25)
Yusef Ali is one of the hungriest young comics in Cleveland.
He hosts the weekly comedy series at the Grog Shop called #thebigchucklefck in addition to anywhere else with a microphone every day of the week.
Bill Squire (Saturday 8/25)
At age six Bill Squire fell while getting out of a kiddie pool and broke his left arm. It got a huge laugh. Ever since then Bill has wanted to make people laugh.
Bill has earned the respect of his peers by performing fearlessly at any venue, whether it is a hole in the wall bar or a 2000 seat theater Bill is going to put on a show to remember.
In 2011 Bill won the “Car Crash Comedy Contest” on SiriusXm’s Opie and Anthony Show. In 2008 he was part of the Mitch Across America Tribute to Mitch Hedburg where several Comedy Clubs across the country held shows to celebrate the life of Mitch Hedburg and the release of his last album. In the summer of 2009 Bill made a non-traditional appearance on Comedy Central by winning the “Show Us Your Best” contest and had his stand up clip aired on Comedy Central and featured on comedycentral.com . Bill is also a cast member on the youtube sensation webseries “Man in the Box” which has over 60,000 subscribers, nearly 200 episodes and was aired on Cinemax OnDemand in 2008.
Bill is also a regular in comedy clubs all over the country and has opened for some of the best comedians working today like Daniel Tosh, Tom Green, Roy Wood Jr, Russell Peters, and Bruce Bruce. Bill has even shared the stage with comedy legend George Wallace. His hard work ethic and his natural comedic talent have made him one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world today and his performances are always non-stop laughs.
Maria Borgio (Saturday 8/25)
Maria Borgio is a ball of righteous anger with HILARIOUS insights into her every day frustrations. A native of Cleveland, she's planted her comedy flag in New York and Los Angeles and impressed everywhere she's performed.
Danny Kallas (Saturday 8/25)
The moment Danny Kallas speaks, you can't help but focus your attention to the stage. His blue-collar, Chicago accent has been described as "so thick, you don't even know what hit you."
Raised in Elmwood Park, a tightly-knit community bordering Chicago's Northwest side, Danny enjoys blending all sorts of comedy. From absurd silliness to intelligent satire, if it's funny, it's in his act.
He recently clinched first place at Snubfest 2009 and has been listed on Comedy.com's list of the 20 Funniest Chicago Comedians.