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Brooks Wheelan

As seen on Comedy Central

Brooks originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. In 2015, he released his debut album This Is Cool, Right?, which hit #1 on the iTunes charts and was included on PASTE Magazine’s 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2015 list. His television credits include HBO’s Girls, Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, @Midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Myers, MTV’s Ridiculousness and TBS’ CONAN. He was a writer and cast member on Season 39 of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Rolling Stone named Brooks as one the Top 45 Acts of Bonnaroo 2014. In 2012 he hit the comedy scene in stride when he was invited to perform at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and was a breakout performer as a new face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Other festival appearances include SXSW, Sasquatch, Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Brooks currently lives in Los Angeles and can be seen headlining colleges and clubs throughout the US. “Wheelan is a considerable talent with a unique voice and perspective.” – AV Club


Matty Ryan

Born and raised in an Irish neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Matty has been touring and performing throughout the country for years.  An alumnus of the Second City, Matty has appeared at The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory Chicago, UCB LA, UCB East, The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, iO Theater, Zanies, The Chicago Improv, and UP Comedy Club.  In 2013 he was invited to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago; in 2016 he made his feature film debut with a role in “Who Gets the Dog” (nominated for ‘Best Actor’ in the 2016 Midwest Independent Film Festival); also in 2016, recorded a standup set for MTV’s “Acting Out.” In 2017 he made his network television debut with a guest star role on NBC’s “Chicago Justice”; performed at NBC Universal/Second City’s “Breakout Fest” and appeared on WCIU’s “Chicago One Night Stand Up.”

“Matty Ryan: Nobody knows why he’s not famous yet.” – Time Out Chicago


Adam McShane

Adam McShane began doing stand-up in Madison, WI and quickly became recognized around town for his sharp observational comedy on subjects that “aren’t really a thing.” Onstage, Adam delivers a structured version of his odd daily musings that others consider unfit for a response. He took second place in Madison’s Funniest Comic 2018, and has performed all over the Midwest opening for acts such as Gary Gulman, Brian Posehn, and Michael Che.