From The Boss
As we grow as an organization we wish to recognize the talent of those who make all this possible. Moving forward we will be naming an employee of the month for the ULL:
A Toast to Our Top Performer: Employee of the Month, January 2024
I am overjoyed to announce the Employee of the Month for January 2024. It gives me immense pleasure to recognize the outstanding performance of one of our own in the ULL.
The winner of this month’s award is none other than Kim Stanton, our Bartender. Kim has consistently gone above and beyond, ensuring our customers are satisfied and their needs are met. Her fun attitude and willingness to help have significantly impacted our customer satisfaction and fellow team members. We are grateful for her contributions.
We are always learning, and we appreciate Kim’s ability to adapt and her willingness to just go with the flow.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication.
Karl & Sheila Koebel
From The General Manager
So much has happened at the club since we opened in September. While there have been changes to the club that are implemented to improve our customer experience, the heart of our organization is the same. We want to bring the best comedy in the country to Niles and the surrounding area. While I want to tell our fans to keep checking our social media and website for new comics and special events, I really just want to say THANK YOU to the amazing crowds, owners, and staff at the ULL. Together we are creating a beacon of joy in Michiana.
Open Mic at the Underground:
OPEN MIC at the Underground has been incredibly popular. We feature great local and touring comedians 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!
February 2nd and 3rd – Show Rating: R
Headliner – Tyson Cox
Tyson is a Midwest headliner whose unassuming style and friendly stage presence knock audiences out of their seats. His humor is intelligent, relatable, and wickedly funny.
Feature – Dyke Michaels
Emcee – Brian Wells
February 9th and 10th – Show Rating: R
Headliner – Ruben Alverez Ramirez
Comedian, actor, and Chicago powerhouse, Ruben “Baby Horchata” Ramirez has been tearing up stages all over the Midwest and running roughshod all over the comedy scene in the Windy City. His comedy is fast, fun, and will leave you wanting more!
Feature – Cecilia Gonzalez
MC – Jenni Rodriguez
February 16th and 17th – Show Rating: R
Headliner – DJ Rybski
DJ Rybski is a stand-up comedian from the Southside of Chicago. He’s known for his quick delivery & rapid-fire punch lines. His act covers a wide variety of topics including race, religion, & pop culture. In Chicago, he is a regular at Zanies, Comedy Bar & Laugh Factory. He’s rightfully been coined the best Irish-Polish-Korean comic in the Midwest.
DJ is a paid regular at Zanies Old Town, Zanies Rosemont, Chicago Improv, CG’s Comedy Club, Comedy Vault, and Laugh Factory.
Feature – Adam Degi
MC – Brad Miller
February 23rd and 24th – Show Rating: PG 13
Headliner – Nate Armbruster
Nate Armbruster was invited to perform at the Gilda’s Laugh Fest two years in a row. He has also performed at The Great American Comedy Festival. Audiences and peers alike have described Nate Armbruster as one of the funniest acts around. Doing comedy all over the country and the Midwest, Nate is always a crowd favorite by keeping his comedy clean and something everyone can look forward to. When he’s on stage you know you can leave the show laughing!
Feature – John Osborne
MC – Scott Callahan