Laughs on Tap
August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bring your friends out for a beer and some brand new Laughs on Tap! Soak up the brewery vibes in our one of a kind barrel room while sipping on a fresh, cold brew alongside a KILLER new lineup of comedians. This month will be hosted by Kat Rybarski, and features Jack Baker, Kevin Kellam, and Kristen Toomey!
Show begins: 7:30pm
Tickets can also be purchased in the taproom prior to the event. There may be a limited amount of tickets available at the door on the day of the show, but we recommend getting yours early.
*Please enter via door 213, our main entrance.*
Confidently awkward – Jack Baker is a staple of comedy in and around Chicago. A regular at The Improv and house emcee for The Comedy Shrine, Jack has built a reputation for himself as a local heavyweight with his unique blend of intimate stories and subversive observation.
Now headlining clubs, colleges, and indie shows across the MidWest, Jack’s comedy career began as a young college student at Northern Illinois University. There he was a contributor for the award-winning Northern Star Newspaper – a world he married with comedy as a producer on the satirical news program We’re In DeKalb, How Are You?
Since leaving his dorm room and youthful optimism behind, Jack can most recently be seen performing alongside such comedic powerhouses as Andy Kindler, Kevin Meaney, and Rick Overton, as well as producing A-OK Comedy in St. Charles, IL.
Kevin Kellam has been performing comedy since he was told to not bring up inappropriate topics at the family dinner as a kid. Due to his unique role on air with 101WKQX Radio in Chicago, his comedy has been the warm-up act for private shows featuring the biggest names in alternative music like Twenty-One Pilots, Foster the People, Panic! At the Disco, and many more. He has performed with acclaimed comedians like Craig Gass, Michael Pelascak, Emily Galati, Pat McGann, Dwayne Kennedy, Damon Williams, and more. In 2015, he hosted and produced the HD-shot web series ‘FOURSTAR STAND UPS’ with JBTV Productions. It featured comics who went on to ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘ the Tonight Show’ ‘CONAN’ and more. In 2018, Kellam headlined the Heelium Comedy Club in Buffalo, New York and wrote on the weekly satirical sketch I.O. Chicago show, P.I.O.V under form ‘SNL’ head writer Michael McCarthy. Kellam is regularly being silly with humor on WKQX’s pretty-darn big digital platform.
In 2019, Kellam made his Comedians You Should Know debut in Chicago, one of the most acclaimed independent comedy shows in the United States and he killed.
Clubs and venues that Kevin has performed at Zanies, the Comedy Shrine, the Ashbary, Comedy Bar Chicago, Riddles, IO Theater, Helium (Buffalo), the Beat Kitchen, Schuba’s, Subterranean, the Hobart Art Theater, and more.
Kristen Toomey is one of the fastest-rising comedians in her hometown of Chicago. “Watching her is like watching a sitcom waiting in the wings”-Chicago Magazine. “Toomey is part of a tradition of comics who kill when sober”- Chicago Tribune. She is smart, quick witted and brutally honest. Kristen is a regular at the Laugh Factory-Chicago and UP Comedy Club, has headlined at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and performed at The Chicago Comedy Expo. She is a founder of the all female comedy collective Hoo HA Comedy and the newest producer/member of the powerhouse collective Comedians You Should Know. In addition to her stand-up work, Kristen has dabbled in television (Bad Sides) and was the stand-up consultant for the feature film “Nate & Margaret .
Kat Rybarski – Host
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.