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We’ve got something new on tap this month at Alter… laughs! For the first time ever we’ll be welcoming an amazing lineup of local talent to the barrel room for a night of stand-up comedy and beer. Soak up the funny alongside barrels of beer as our host-extraordinaire Kat Rybarksi takes you on a journey sure to keep a smile plastered to your face. Featuring: Deanna Ortiz, Vince Carone, and Jim Flannigan.

Doors: 6:30pm
Show begins: 7:30pm

*Please enter via door 215 – which is on the back side of our building. It is labeled “Barrel Room Entrance.”

Comedian Bios:

Kat Rybarski (our host) has been performing stand up comedy since 2006 and has been making a name for herself at various clubs, bars, theaters, all over Chicago and the Chicagoland area. Since then Kat has performed at nationally recognized venues such as The Funnybone, Zanies, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory, as well as more local establishments, including The Comedy Shrine, Westside Improv, and Still Not Friday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. In October 2009, Kat completed the improv training program at the Second City Training Center in Chicago, and then continued through the Improv Olympic Training Center in Chicago, where she graduated in January 2011. Later that year, Kat was a top five finalist for “Best Local Comedian” through SuburbaNites Magazine. Recently Kat has opened for SNL’s Chris Redd, and has been a producer of the Still Not Friday Comedy Showcase at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

Deanna Ortiz, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, her comedy is a sassy and lively take on everyday life. She is the host of The Drunk Cooking Show on YouTube and is a cast member of the Lincoln Lodge where she teaches stand-up classes and performs every weekend. She has been featured in independent shows and clubs all over the midwest and has opened for Matteo Lane, Guy Branum, Liza Treyger and Aparna Nancherla.

Vince Carone, who has been described as “A ranting blue-collar rep for America’s true voice” is fresh off his 4th release “I Plead the First.” Performing since 2001, Carone, who is no stranger to the comedy scene, has become known for his fast-talking, quick-witted, over-the-top rants, combined with a dominating stage presence. The chaotic, cathartic complaints by Carone are summed up by his own public service announcement: “Better check the Doppler, there’s a sh*t-storm coming your way!” Based out of Chicago, he spent years finding his comedic voice while working to headliner status across the country. His career has ranged from playing at a take-out only restaurant where his audience changed every five-minutes to playing at the MGM on the Las Vegas strip. 17 years into the business with four albums under his belt and a drive to continually deliver fresh, new material has made Vince Carone a must see. The 36-year-old comedian is heating up and shows no signs of slowing down.

Jim Flannigan is a Chicago favorite who headlines clubs and corporate events across the country. Jim has recently made TV appearances on ABC and WGN, as well as being invited to perform at some of the most prestigious comedy festivals in the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest and The Great American Comedy Festival, honoring the late Johnny Carson.