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Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”
Since 2011, Farahvar has been delighting audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being an aging single. After training at The Second City and iO, Farahvar quickly landed stand-up spots at local Chicago comedy clubs such as Zanies Comedy Club, Comedy Bar, and UP Comedy Club and became a regular performer at Laugh Factory. Farahvar's hard work, prior stage life (He was/is also a musician) and ease at connecting with audiences have allowed him to achieve remarkably rapid success by industry standards, including the rare opportunity to host his own monthly show at Laugh Factory.
Farahvar currently performs regularly at Laugh Factory (Chicago, Arizona, Las Vegas, Hollywood), Zanies (Chicago, Rosemont, and St. Charles), Comedy Bar and Riddles (Alsip). Check out the schedule page to see his upcoming appearances.
When Farahvar is not entertaining audiences as a comedian, he is either working as a litigation attorney at his own law firm, trying to get his band(s) back together or eating late night burritos at Allende in Lincoln Park.
Charlie Kojis was the winner of Madison's Funniest Comic 2016 and has been performing standup comedy in Madison since 2014, during which time he has been described as “this generation’s Charlie Kojis.” Combining his life experiences and general fears, Charlie blends traditional joke telling with his own personal narrative. His dry delivery leaves audiences both laughing and wondering if he is as ok as he pretends to be. Charlie performs throughout the Midwest and has opened for headliners including Sean Patton, Robert Kelly, and Kyle Kinane.