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World Comedy Expo Stand Up Comedy
March 25, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
- Vik Pandya (Chicago, IL) — Host
Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, & hilarious crowd work, his comedy album ‘Friends With 401(k) Benefits’ debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on Billboard. Vik has shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as: Dan Soder & Michelle Wolf – as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. His comedy has appeared in Vulture, the Chicago Sun Times, & the Chicago Tribune.
- Rachel Hall (Chicago, IL)
Rachel Hall got her stand up start in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. After sharpening her skills a bit more in Austin she moved to Chicago. She got into comedy genuinely because she enjoys making people laugh while questioning their own morals. Currently you could catch her performing all over Chicago and on her show Lowkey Funny at The Laugh Factory. Also be sure to check out her podcast The Hood Novel Book Club available wherever you listen to pods. FOLLOW HER @RachelHallisFunny.
- Matt Fanikos (Boston, MA)
Matt Fanikos is a rising Boston Comedian. He started performing stand up after graduating from Roger Williams University. Since then, he became a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and has performed throughout New England at clubs like Nick’s Comedy Stop, The Woohaha, The Comedy Attic, Empire Comedy Club, and Don’t Tell Comedy Shows.
- Baby Horchata (Joliet, IL)
Ruben “Baby Horchata” Ramirez is a Mexican-American actor, writer, director, stand up comedian, and producer. He was born in Joliet, Illinois on July 6, 1995. Being known for his funny character in the stand up world, he takes pride in his ability to be a bad guy in front of the cameras. Being an actor and director has helped his writing skills in both film and when writing material for his comedy shows. He’s excited to be a part of the first World Comedy Expo in Chicago!
- Marz Timms (Chicago, IL)
Marz Timms is an internationally known actor/comedian who plays the character Van Howard on the NETFLIX original series “EASY” seasons 1 & 2. Marz voices the character Jax in the popular Mortal Kombat video game. He headlined the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and was recently featured in the NBC, Universal Television “Break Out Festival” at Second City in Chicago. As a stand up comedian his style has been called “nerdy, yet urban.”
- Buc (Brooklyn, NY)
Born in Brooklyn, New York of afro-Guyanese descent. Currently serving in the US Navy for the past 20 years. In the beginning I moved to Chicago and got my first break at ZANIES Chicago!! While enlisted I moved my talents to Japan, China and Thailand and contributed to several Asian/English speaking comedy scenes! Stand up Tokyo, Shanghai comedy bunker, Sit down comedy club (Brisbane)! My greatest achievement is the creation of FUNNY FRIDAYS for the Military and the bad Girlz of comedy show!
- Sasha Rosser (Madison, WI)
Sasha is known for her motormouth delivery and dark, nerdy humor. She has toured clubs across the country, headlined across Wisconsin (weird flex, but ok), and shared the stage with Jim Gaffigan, Matteo Lane, Andrew Santino, and Dave Attell. Sasha regularly appears on Seattle’s Meat in the Middle podcast, hosts the Red Rock Open Mic in the Madison, WI area, and co-founded / co-produces several monthly showcases for Madison Indie Comedy.
- Esteban Touma (Quito, Ecuador)
A part Palestinian, part Latino immigrant from Ecuador, Esteban Touma is a teacher, writer and comedian adjusting to life in the US. His stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, and Sirius XM. Esteban was invited to perform in Clusterfest in San Francisco, at the NBC Break Out Festival in Chicago, and at Comedy on State’s “Best of the Midwest” showcase. The U.S. Government officially declared him an “authorized legal alien with a reentry permit.”
Show time runs approximately 90 minutes.
Please note the following important information:
- 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
- 18% service fee will be applied to all drink tabs at payment to be given directly to service staff.
- General Admission is based on first come first serve.
- Doors open 30min prior to start of show.
- All patrons must provide vaccination cards before entry. Digital copies will suffice.
- All patrons must be masked upon entry and until seated.
- Tickets are non-refundable.