From The Boss
It’s been 85 days! It feels like 8 days!… Time has gone by so fast.
85 days ago, we opened the doors to bring comedy to Niles, Mi. It’s been a wild ride trying to make all these people laugh but we’re doing it! One show at a time.
As we wind down 2023 and look ahead to 2024, The Underground Laugh Lounge has lots of fun and exciting things to bring to you. Laughter will always be our number one goal! Either by comedy shows, open mics, Newlywed Game, Sean Shank Redemption Podcast, magicians, and ventriloquists. We just want to hear people laugh and have fun.
On behalf of our staff, Sean, Karl, and I, we want to say THANK YOU for your support and believing in our dream to bring laughter to our community.
We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy, and productive 2024!
From The General Manager
At this time of year when we reflect on all that has happened we, at the Underground Laugh Lounge, want to express our gratitude. We are incredibly thankful for the community, our amazing staff, the brilliant comics who have graced our stage, and every smile we’ve helped create. It is a dream to bring joy to a world that so badly needs and deserves it. You are helping us achieve that dream. We’ll keep bringing comedy, fun evenings (Improv, Newlywed Game, Minute to Win It, etc.), speakeasy vibes at The Study, and more. Together we’ll make Niles a place where people come to celebrate laughter and life. We wish you all the happiest of holidays and a very Merry Christmas.
On a more personal note, we at the Underground Laugh Lounge and The Study want to extend our condolences to the family of Troy Davis. Troy graced our stage in the first month we were open and brought loads of laughter while he was here. Sadly, Troy recently passed after a short battle with cancer. It is a deep loss to the comedy community and a loss to the ULL. Our heartfelt appreciation and love is extended to the Davis family at this time.
Open Mic at the Underground:
OPEN MIC at the Underground has been incredibly popular. We feature great local and touring comedians nearly every week at the ULL. If you want to sign-up, we have eight slots available per show (pre-reservation only for our stage), and each open mic will be closed by the week’s headliner or feature! It is only $5.00 to get in the door (and a two-item minimum.) Go to our website www.undergroundlaughlounge.com to sign up, today!
Also, we are having an open mic contest in January!! That’s right. Local comedians are vying for the chance to win 100.00, ULL merch, and a paid MC weekend at the club! For more information visit our website and if you’re ready to compete sign-up! Slots are going fast.
December 1st, 2nd – Show Rating: PG
Headliner – Chris Young
Aside from being one of the nicest guys in the business, Chris Young is arguably one of the best clean comedians in the nation. His Dry Bar special (which specializes in highlighting clean comedy) has received millions of views since its release. Chris uses his silly observations on life and weaves in quick, loud, and poignant stories about his family and childhood to leave audiences howling with laughter. Chris is a MUST SEE.
Feature – Otis “The Machine Gun” Boggs
Emcee – Scott Callahan
December 8th, 9th Show Rating: PG-13/R
Special Event! Ladies Weekend! Tickets 20.00
Headliner – Kate Brindle
Comedians come in a lot of forms, but rarely do they hit the stage like the incomparable Kate Brindle! From coast to coast, Kate Brindle has been making people laugh everywhere she goes. Described as “original,” “hilarious” and a “very poised comedian with a bright future ahead of her,” Kate is a unique breath of fresh air on the comedy scene.
Upon graduating with a BFA, Kate began her stand-up comedy career. Since then, she’s been entertaining audiences at clubs across the nation with her original, smart, and sassy brand of humor. The winner of several comedy competitions and an audience favorite, Kate brings to the stage her quick wit, impeccable timing, and a stage presence that’s well beyond her years. Whether she’s talking about her family, boring jobs (She’s had several.) or making quirky observations of everyday life, Kate continues to charm crowds with her sarcastic yet upbeat and spunky style of comedy.
Kate has been seen performing stand up on the Canadian Broadcast Channel and she’s opened for Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollak, Thea Vidale and Dave Attell. She is currently performing her stand-up act on stages across the United States. Catch this rising star while you can!
Feature – Ree Ledbetter
MC – Elise Davis
December 15th, 16th – Show Rating: PG-13/R
SPECIAL EVENT: Tickets 26.00
Headliner – Samuel Comroe
Samuel J. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ Conan, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart and he’s a contestant on the current season of America’s Got Talent.. In addition to his TV appearances Sam was recently featured on All Def Digital’s Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 40,000 subscribers on his YouTube Channel. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette’s Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences.
F – James Frey
MC – JB Buchanon
Dec 20th – Show Rating: PG-R
The Newlywed Game
Once again we’ll have six local couples compete for prizes as they answer revealing questions about their lives and their brand-new marriages. Grab your tickets now because they will go fast. Hosted by our own Sean Shank (Sean Eubanks) the first installment was two-hours of non-stop laughter. Come see what insanity will break loose this time at the Underground Laugh Lounge!
Dec 21st, 22nd – Show Rating: R
The Improv Deli is back to bring improv and off-the-cuff laughs to the Underground Laugh Lounge. Make sure and come in and get your holiday giggle on before Santa visits!
CHRISTMAS WEEK – NO SHOWS (THIS INCLUDES OPEN MIC)
December 31st – Show Rating: R
Special Event: NYE Shows – Tickets 40.00
Headliner – Jackie Fabulous
Comedian Jackie Fabulous captured America’s heart as a semi-finalist on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent. She’s got charms that can make even Simon Cowell blush, as she was the only contestant Simon walked on stage to hug! Jackie Fabulous is a hilarious and affable stand-up comedian, writer, actor, producer, motivational speaker, and headliner who uses her jokes and sparkling nature to simultaneously entertain, encourage, and empower audiences while keeping them laughing, and easily navigating the comedy gamut from family friendly to naughty. She is so comedically versatile, she could work a bar mitzvah, a bachelorette party, or your uncle’s funeral.
Jackie’s standup has been featured on the Arsenio Hall show, Gotham Comedy Live, FOX, BET, Last Comic Standing, Kevin Harts LOL Network and more. And you may have seen her memorable talking head and hosting moments on the CW, and NBC’s “I Do.” In addition to her television appearances, Jackie Fabulous is a paid regular and headliner at most of the top comedy clubs in the country, including The Comedy Cellar, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy and Magic Club, and the House of Comedy and Funny Bone clubs.
Feature – TBD
MC – Rob P.