Show Dec 6 - 8

Headliner:
Jamie Lissow

Jamie Lissow

Jamie Lissow is a native of Rochester, NY. He graduated from Fredonia State with a degree in Mathematics and Psychology. Jamie then decided to abandon his plan of becoming a lawyer, and enter the world of stand-up comedy. He began turning heads right away.

A few years later, after working many treacherous road gigs and college shows, Jamie was invited to audition for the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. The Just For Laugh's Festival, as it's sometimes called is a unique chance to showcase in front of everyone in the industry all at once in the drooled, toiled and sought after "New Faces" category, where six minutes could change the direction of your career for better...or for worse. Jamie earned himself a spot in Montreal's Festival, 2001.

At Montreal, interest in Jamie continued to grow. His appearance at the festival was a huge success, getting him a mention in the "Hollywood Reporter" and the "Variety" magazine the following week. Affirming his place in the comedy industry, Jamie signed Dave Becky to be his personal manager. Becky is with 3ARTS Entertainment, who handles Dave Attell, Mitch Hedberg, and Chris Rock.

Since Montreal, Jamie's career continues to soar. He's made appearances on The Late Late show with Craig Kilborn (Jan. 6, 2004), NBC's Late Friday (Nov. 23rd, 2001), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Dec 3rd, 2001) and is a proud Star Search loser(April 22nd, 2003). Jamie now resides in Los Angeles and can be seen touring nationally, headlining at the nation's top comedy clubs. Jamie Lissow has been called, "The best writer since Seinfeld," and "Adam Sandler without the guitar."



Feature:
AJ Finney

AJ Finney

Burning across the comedy scene like a manic tornado, AJ Finney shows no signs of slowing down. He's rapidly made a name for himself as one of the funniest and hardest working comics in the business. AJ has become an audience favorite in comedy clubs and colleges in the United States, as well as Canada. He was a writer and the producer of one of Kansas City's most popular morning radio shows. Picked as a finalist in HBOS's Lucky 21 competition, he earned himself a spot at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He’s a two time winner of Kansas City's Funniest Person, and is a regularly requested performer at the Hyatt Regency New Year’s Eve Party. His jokes have been heard on the Johnny Dare Morning Show, and seen on Kansas City's After Hours. Using life experiences with an interesting twist on alternative culture, AJ finds humor in even the most sensitive of subjects. His uncanny logic and explosive presence is unforgettable.



Host:
Jay Abbondanza

Jay Abbondanza
Like all great comics Jay Abbondanza made the pilgramage from New York to Madison to pursue comedy. Originally from Florida Jay is now delighted to be in the Midwest. He is finally in a place where people treat each other with decency. As a comic Jay has performed up and down the East Coast for the better part of a decade. He has also been twice featured in the Madison Allstars Showcase and he hosts his own podcast called The Method Behind the Madness. His comedy comments on everything from investing in gold to talking during sex and if you're nice he'll share it with you.


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