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World Comedy Expo Stand Up Comedy
March 27, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
- Denise Medina (Chicago, IL) — Host
Denise Medina is an MC and comedian. She graduated cum laude with a BA in speech and performing arts from NEIU. She wants to be relevant and hip but is mostly quirky. A self-described “goofball,” her humor is good-natured, observational and relatable. She has emceed corporate events, performed for veterans and in comedy clubs such as the Improv, Zanies, Laugh Factory, has been a guest on WGN radio, Chicago Parent’s podcast and just wrote a little something for the United Nations!
- Netra Netra Netra (Houston, TX)
Netra ‘MsAlready’ Babin is a stand up comedian, writer, and actress from Houston, TX. Debuting her comedy career in 2009 at the legendary Laff Stop in Houston, TX Netra has expanded her audience stages including: corporate, holiday parties and more. Netra MsAlready has rocked the house at comedy venues across the US. Her continual growth on the comedy scene has allowed her to work with some of comedy’s legendary names; John Witherspoon, Eddie Griffin, and Luenell just to name a few.
- Karthik Lavangu (New York, NY)
Karthik Lavangu is an Indian-born stand up comedian based in New York City. Karthik’s Mom describes him as “the funniest person I know who also happens to be my son,” while his Dad can’t wrap his head around why his son does comedy instead of using his engineering and Master’s degrees. Karthik did a residency at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC and performed in a number of comedy festivals in the US – most recently seen at SF sketchfest, in January 2022!
- 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.
- Vikram Balaji (Chennai, India)
Vikram Balaji is an international touring comedian who has performed in six foreign countries and various comedy festivals like World Series of Comedy Festival, Chattanooga Lookout Comedy Festival, Magner’s International Comedy Festival (Philippines) etc. He recently recorded his Dry Bar Comedy Special and he has opened for comedians like Russell Peters, Nick Di Paolo and Jim Florentine. He is known for his twisted and unapologetic humor. He is based out of Chicago and is a regular in all the US comedy clubs.
- Marcus Banks (Chicago, IL)
Marcus Banks is a stand up comedian based in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Boston University in 2017 and running out of couches to hop on in LA, Marcus decided to give stand up comedy a try and hasn’t turned back. He’s performed at all the major clubs around the city. In March of 2019, he was chosen to be a contestant in the Kenyan Thompson Ultimate Experience Road to NYC competition. Marcus produces My Best Friend is Black at the Lincoln Lodge and a show at Revolution Brewing.
- Christine Ferrera (Chicago, IL)
Christine Ferrera is an American comedian, triathlete and mother of 8 (goldfish). She has performed at the She-Devil Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest and Red Clay Comedy Festival, among many others. In 2017, she featured for (Adult Swim’s) Wham City Comedy on their USA tour and recently opened for acclaimed comedians Michael Ian Black, River Butcher and Gary Gulman. The Bad Oracle wrote of her stand up, “Ferrera’s rigorous with her crafted style but presents humor of greater nuance and bite.”
- Ray Wisbrock (Palatine, IL)
Ray Wisbrock is a Chicago-area comedian who has quickly made a name for himself as one of the area’s top dark comedians. Wisbrock primarily uses one-liners which helps make for a fast-paced show that keeps audience members on their toes and focused, so they don’t miss anything.
- Dan Docimo (Chicago, IL)
Dan Docimo is a rising comedian in Chicago who jokes about things that confuse or frighten him, including you. He delights audiences around the Midwest with his absurd humor and average looks, then returns home to his chair. When he’s not doing stand up you can find him playing drums, trying to use his film degree, or working his day job as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you see him, do not attempt to apprehend him.
- Ralph Anthony (New York, NY)
Ralph Anthony is a NYC based comedian whose material is primarily derived from his stories and unique observations of the world we live in. A high energy goofball with lots to say, Anthony was deemed “the Mouth” by his childhood friends and hasn’t stopped making people laugh since. Anthony’s credits include Sirius XM, the NY Comedy Festival, and headlining Caroline’s on Broadway as one of their Breakout Artists. He has most recently opened for Tom Cotter (AGT) & Joe Machi (Last Comic Standing).
Show time runs approximately 90 minutes.