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World Comedy Expo Stand Up Comedy

March 27, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

Show Lineup:

  • Erica Nicole Clark (Chicago, IL) — Host
    Erica started in the world of Improv at Chicago’s famed Improv Olympic before moving on to stand up. Erica has opened for Dave Chapelle and Iliza Shlesinger. She has also toured with Deon Cole and Hannibal Buress. She was selected as a New Faces in the Just For Laughs Festival
  • Anthony Thornton (Mesa, AZ)
    Anthony Thornton is an stand up comedian, turned improvisor, turned stand up comedian (who does improv). He started his comedy journey at age 18 and found some minor success on the stand up stage. Wanting to improve, he turned to The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre in Mesa, AZ and spent 8 years performing, producing, and teaching on the NCT stage. Anthony (ImprovMania 2021 Breakout winner) combines stand up and improv together to make sure no two shows are ever the same.
  • Sharup Karim (Chicago, IL)
    Sharup Karim is a nationally performing South Asian American stand up comedian based in Chicago as well as a headline & features contributor for “The Onion” with content published over 150 times. He was previously a featured performer at the NBC Break Out Festival and has performed all over the U.S. at multiple notable venues including Zanies, The Comedy Bar, The Comedy Castle, The Philly Comedy Club, the Exit Theatre in San Francisco, Stanford University, and The Laughing Tap in Milwaukee.
  • Peter Liu (Boston, MA)
    Peter is a Boston comic. He majored in chemical engineering and minored in sadness. Now makes drugs by day and laughs at night. He performs regularly across New England. He was a semi-finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival, New England’s funniest person contest and on Last ComiX Standing at the Mohegan Sun. Through stand up, he hopes to improve Asian representation in the media by relentlessly performing comedy and competing fiercely for film roles with Scarlett Johansson.
  • Jessica Misra (Chicago, IL)
    Jessica Misra is a comedian based in Chicago who delights audiences with her upbeat energy and fresh takes on growing up in a large mixed-race family. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the Floodwater Comedy Festival’s New Faces competition. Jessica is the host and co-creator of a new show called No Gimmicks
  • Brad Kofman (Chicago, IL)
    Brad Kofman is a Chicago based Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Improviser, and Award Winning Writer. Brad performs all over the country and has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names; Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villasenor, and Jeff Garlin are just a few examples of who Brad has had the privilege to work with. A finalist on Kenan Thompson’s Road To NYC, and a featured performer on Jeff Garlin’s show, “You’ll Probably Get Laid” live at The Hollywood Improv.
  • Elke Thoms (Los Angeles, CA)
    Elke Thoms is a comedian and writer based in LA. She performs at venues including The Comedy Store, Flappers, and with Pretty, Funny Women. Her festival appearances include the Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where she was named a Best of the Fest Comedian. Elke’s stage plays have been produced in Los Angeles, Boston, Minneapolis, and Richmond. Most recently, her one-act comedy ALL MY EXES WALK INTO A BAR was featured in the Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s New Works Festival.
  • Jayson Acevedo (Chicago, IL)
    Incomparable. Unpredictable. Tour de force. Adele’s Understudy. Jayson Acevedo has opened for and/or shared the stage with Tim Meadows (SNL), Chris Redd (SNL) & Jeff Ross (Comedy Central) among others. Acevedo’s comedy has proven to translate well internationally, having told jokes in four different countries, two languages & throughout other comedy festivals from LA to New York City, in between & beyond. To view his hair & more, visit jaysonavocado.com Follow him home or whatever @jaysonavocado
  • Chelse Greaux (Los Angeles, CA)
    Chelse Greaux (pronounced Chel-see Grow) arrived in Los Angeles on August 1st, 2012. On November 8, 2012 she considered leaving LA…Until she grabbed a microphone and tried stand up comedy for the first time. Now, 8 years later Chelse has released 2 Comedy Albums…1 Special “Yes I Cane”and performed at legendary clubs including The Hollywood Improv and The Comedy Store. Her comedy covers healthcare(or lack thereof), food(or lack thereof), dating (or lack…ugh you get it).

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.


March 27, 2022
7:00 PM CDT
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3175 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
(773) 327-3175
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