Ed Towns has a real love and passion for comedy. Throughout his life, he’s always admired true professionals with a gift for invoking their ideas to a crowd through humor. This was never a reality for Ed until his high school english teacher, comedian and mentor Bill Gorgo opened his eyes during a class about stand-up comedy. It took several years but Ed’s courage finally came to the forefront and he hit the stage for the first time and instantly fell in love. Now Ed entertains and makes people laugh with his cynically honest views on relationships, current events and his family. Nothing is off limits as audiences get a peak into Ed’s life and all the hilarity it ensues. Ed has opened for the likes of Chris Redd (SNL) Felonius Munk ( ABC For Life) and Josh Johnson (The Daily Show). Ed now is a producer of Comedians You Should Know, a 14 year staple in the Chicago Comedy scene.
Kevin Kellam is a producer and co-host of Roast Battle Chicago. If you (still) listen to radio in the Chicago area on Q101 in the past or follow professional wrestling, you probably have heard Kevin’s energetic style and broadcaster voice with Sportskeeda. Kevin is a reliably loud 4th child of 5 in an Irish American family from the Southside of Chicago.
Marc LeValle is a seasoned Chicago based comedian originally from Savannah Ga. He began standup back in 2012, and most recently earned the title as a producer on one the top weekly comedy shows in Chicago, “Comedians You Should Know” at Timothy O’Toole’s. You can also catch him every Saturday night hosting the “G-spot mic” at Reggie’s Rock Club located in the South Loop, and if you’re thinking a rock club doesn’t sound like a place for comedy, you’re right it’s not, that’s what makes it enjoyable. Marc always brings fun and loose energy to any room big or small with his charismatic style and smooth tone delivery. Marc addresses both pop culture and more intimate topics, such as growing up in the south in a single parent household, love for 80s music, being in a long-term interracial marriage, and much more. Follow him on Instagram @marc.levalle.
Michael Johnson is a Chicago based stand up comedian, writer, drinker and has lived in the city his entire life. Known as the punk rock comic he has produced many different shows throughout Chicago, most notably “The Open Heckle Mic.” You can find him either at a bar performing comedy, rock club producing comedy, or at a dive bar drinking. TRIPLE THREAT!
Once a compassionate clinical therapist, Kerria aka “K. Snow”, discovered that her knack for helping people navigate the complexities of life could also be channeled into a unique brand of humor. K. Snow now graces the stage with her quick wit and unapologetic humor. Her journey from therapy sessions to stand-up stages has been a wild one, but K. Snow has found her true calling in making audiences laugh, cringe, and think all at once.
A Chicago collective of musicians that know how to rock! You can catch them Every Friday playing at the Power Hour! open mic in Wicker Park.
Tina Youkhana is a Chicago based comedian. She started her stand up comedy journey in 2019. She has performed all over Chicago, NYC, and Austin. She touches on topics such as growing up biracial, differences in cultures, and partying. She has been featured on Kill Tony, and was mentioned on the Joe Rogan Experience.