Thursdays | June 9, 16, 23 & 30
6:30–8pm | Katie’s Korner*

The Chelsea District Library is proud to present its 2016 Comedy Showcase.  Our Comedy Showcase features a fresh and hilarious lineup. The Showcase takes place Thursdays in June! Drop-in attendance is free to all and taking place outside at Katie’s Korner. In the event of inclement weather, our rain location is in the McKune Room. Get ready to laugh the month away!
*In the event of rain, performances will be held in the McKune Room.

June 9

David Dyer

David Dyer’s energy, writing, and hilarious physicality make him an exciting performer who’s in increasingly high demand. He’s worked with some of the best performers in the industry including Drew Carey, Lewis Black, and Kathleen Madigan, just to name a few. He’s appeared on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” as well as their telecast on WGN America. He’s a contributing writer to NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and he’s also contributed to “ABC’s Politically Incorrect” and “The Zany Report” on “The Bob and Tom Show.” He performed several recurring characters on “The Kevin Matthew’s Morning Show” on 97 WLAV FM in Grand Rapids, MI. In the past, he won The Grand Rapids Magazine Comedy Joke Off; a competition that put him up against the best comedic talent in the state of Michigan. David’s interesting and sometimes twisted take on life’s quirky little situations means that he’s doing comedy different…..better…..quirkier.

June 16

Mike Green

Natural likeability, original jokes and the knowledge to make it all look made up every time…this is what comedian Mike Green brings to the table. With a strong improv background, he takes you on a trip. While working with such luminaries as Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Titus & Ellen Degeneres, Mike created a polished act that he has performed in 48 states. He headlines the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in both Las Vegas and Atlantic city, Funny Bone South Bend, Spellbinders Houston & countless other clubs and colleges from New York to L.A.
Though you might be fooled by Mike’s youthful appearance, his smooth and energetic act reflects that of a comedic veteran. Mike’s infectious enthusiasm and entertaining stories keep crowds in stitches. Whether a college, club or corporate audience, if you haven’t seen Mike Green, you just aren’t very cool!

June 23

Luke Ashlocke

This Glasgow, Scotland native arrived in the United States on a mission.

From the minute he stepped onto the comedy scene he has been making waves. From appearances on The Comedy Network’s; “The Great Canadian Laugh Off” and “The Montreal Comedy Festival” to The CWB’s “The Daily Buzz,” NBC’s “Night Shift” and ”New Day.” Critically acclaimed as “Funny As Hell” -Good Times Magazine, and “This is what live stand up is supposed to be” – Weird Magazine, Austin, TX.

Luke is one of the hardest working comics in the industry. In 2011 Luke was voted break out artist of the year by the Los Angeles Comedy Awards, and won Best Actor for his role in “Vicky and Sam” at the London Film Festival. You can hear Luke’s unique brand of humor on one of his three albums- “I’ll be Nicer When You Are Smarter”, “If My Jokes Don’t Kill Them I’m Sure This Gun Will Help”, and “Head Full of Tales” or on “The Bob and Tom Show” and Sirius/XM radio station RAWDOG on heavy rotation. To add to this , Luke plays over 15 instruments, and has one of the best crowd interaction shows in the history of live stand up comedy.

June 30

Andy Beningo

Over the past decade, Andy Beningo has established himself as one of the hardest working comedians in the business today. Performing his clever and “every-man” style of material has led to some 300 dates a year- taking him through 38 states and into Canada. Along the way, he has appeared on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, as a final four finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, and regularly on the Bob and Tom radio show.
Beningo has been hailed for his clean style of comedy, resulting in being named “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times. His rare ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short lived career as a middle school teacher and our society’s obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite in audiences nationwide.
Andy continues to accumulate radio and small television appearances, including being heard on Chick McGee’s Off the Air Podcast, on XM Sirius Radio and overseas on the American Forces Network. Appearances on the NBC affiliate show “Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson,” the Comedy Time Network, Comcast Cable’s Open Mic and on MavTV have been well received. Beningo has won the Clean Guys Unbleepable Contest- and his stand up clip on text messaging premiered before Dave Coulier’s Clean Guys of Comedy movie- which was in over 600 theaters nationwide. He became a favorite on Rooftop Comedy, where his material was highlighted on three different TV shows, including Comedy Cut Outs- an animated series. Rooftop also tapped him to host the National College Competition presented by TBS at both Michigan State and the University of Michigan.
Festival performances have included: Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI (where he was the warm up act for Betty White’s sold out show at the DeVos Center), the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival (at the Johnny Carson theater) and the Clean Comedy Challenge- where he won several awards.