David Koechner is in theaters, on television, online, in your dreams and on-stage in cities across the U.S. Koechner brings to his shows not just jokes and storytelling, but a whole lineup of unique characters that he’s developed over the years.
Actor, writer and producer David Koechner stars as Tush on CBS's "Superior Donuts." He's also well-known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Koechner recently starred in Legendary’s “Krampus” and Roadside Attraction’s “Priceless.” On the small screen, he appears in Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and voices reoccurring characters on FOX’s “American Dad” and Netflix’s “F is for Family” and “All Hail King Julien.” Upcoming projects include Showtime’s “Twin Peaks,” among others.
An alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Theater, Koechner got his first break as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 160 films and television shows. Additional notable film credits include “Waiting,” “Out Cold,” “Talladega Nights,” “Get Smart,” “Extract,” “Thank You for Smoking,” “A Haunted House,” “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and the dark, twisted, film festival award-winning thriller, "Cheap Thrills."
Call your friends! It's time for a night out with the legendary Second City – the place that brought you funny ladies like Tina Fey, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Amy Poehler and Amy Sedaris! Treat yourselves to a hilarious evening of female-driven sketch comedy and improvisation that is absurd, honest, and fun. It’s Girls Night Out, and you’re invited.
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest men and women.
August 24 - September 2, 2017 Tickets $30, Stage Tables $35
Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. It has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. Lots of affectionate nudging goes on during the performance as audience members recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. The "outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap" (Chicago Sun Times) has made Defending the Caveman "a comic phenomenon" (New York Times).
An Idiot's Guide to Fixing Stoopid featuring Tim Benker
From Adam and Eve to Kim and Kanye all the way to Conway and Spicer…The Idiots Guide to Fixing Stooopid will uncover human daffiness in a colorful multi-media presentation and describe how being a dimwit or a dolt affects life around us. The show provides self-testing and analysis to help prevent “us” from entering the stupid portion of society. Whether it is Stooopidity in your neighborhood, in your office, in public office or in your Social Media Friends, the show supplies awareness and quick fixes on how you can help stop the spread of Stooopid.
Comedian Tim Benker is a veteran of Chicago stand-up comedy, having performed in 35 states opening for many well-known acts such as Jay Leno, Rosie O Donnell, Richard Lewis, Drew Carey and Walt Willey. Tim has also made himself useful in daylight hours by hosting morning radio in Las Vegas and Houston and produced a variety show around his alter ego “The Very Famous Lance Vegas”.A wise man once said, “If you can solve a problem that many are faced with, you can make a difference in the world.”Tim took on the daunting task of Fixing Stooopidity as it exists all over this great planet…and came up with the idea for this multi-media comedy show. Will this show make a difference in the world? Maybe, maybe not, but at least we can have some fun in the process.
The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue captures all the magic, mystery, and mayhem of the season with original songs, brand-new sketches, and some classic favorites, Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue will have you and yours laughing all the way through the festive season. Don't miss The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue this holiday! The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue is a terrific setting for holiday celebrations and perfect antidote to the traditional office party, a great addition to your list of holiday traditions.
December 20 - 31, 2017 Tickets $30, Stage Tables $35
Fellow baby boomers and veteran comedians, Jan McInnis and Kent Rader have joined forces to develop The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, CLEAN, Stand-Up Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts. This 90-minute theater event is filled with clean humor on topics the boomer generation can relate to- family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging, grandchildren and is perfect for all boomers.
Call it Carol Burnett meets Whoopi Goldberg. This interactive comedy is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, Sister teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about saints, sin, heaven and hell... while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed.
The New York Times calls it "hilarious, well-written and inspired." The Chicago Reader calls it "a top-notch comedy." Jeffrey Lyons from TV's Sneak Previews called LATE NITE CATECHISM "something to savor and enjoy....one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town."
UCB TourCo brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre - founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh - has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, our performers are everywhere. Not to mention the writing rooms of Key and Peele, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Inside Amy Schumer, and many more.
Patti Vasquez is the host of The Patti Vasquez Show on Chicago’s WGN Radio, a stand up comedian and co-creator of the upcoming series “Patti Happens.”
Patti was born and raised in Chicago and is an internationally performing comedian. As a host, Patti quickly claimed the number 1 spot for late night radio. She has appeared as a commentator on WGN- TV Morning News and Fox Good Day Chicago. She also served as a fill-in host for WCIU’s You & Me in the Morning. Patti was recently honored by the National Museum of Mexican Art and The University Of Illinois for her contributions to art and advocacy work.