Show Jun 8 - 10

Headliner:
Brooks Wheelan

Brooks Wheelan

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




Feature:
Adam Burke

Adam Burke

Originally from the UK (by way of Australia...long story), Adam Burke has been performing comedy in Chicago and throughout the U.S. for almost ten years. His witty yet idiotic (wittyotic) comedy has made him a fixture on showcases and clubs throughout the Midwest and beyond. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and has appeared on the podcasts Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Voted Best Standup by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014, he was also the winner of Second City's Up Next Comedy Competition. He appeared at numerous festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Portland OR, Just for Laughs Chicago (four years running), and the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hannibal Burress, John Mulaney, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Aziz Ansari, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.



Host:
Omar Nava



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