Welcome to the the first of two preliminary rounds in our 5th Annual Speakeasy Laugh Hard Stand Up Comedy Competition! If you like stand up comedy and like to laugh then you don’t want to miss these shows! We’ve had comedians from as far away as Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Omaha and all points across the Midwest compete in this month long event.the past four years!
The 15 competing this evening are….
Aline Sandouk – Iowa City, IA
Shayne Neubert – Matherville, IL
Jason Jenkins – St. Louis, MO
Todd Baysinger – Galena, IL
Perry Hardee – Coralville, IA
Aloe Hunafa – North Liberty, IA
Ryan Graham – Dubuque, IA
Joseph Antonacci – Lombard, IL
Jeff Tolbert – Thayer, IL
Adam Addis – Chicago, IL
Tony Lee – Dubuque, IA
Stevie Mo – Milan, IL
Trevor Haworth – Springfield, IL
Victoria House – Rock Island, IL
Forest Schoenrock – Cedar Rapids, IA
The top five from this evening will join the top five from our second preliminary round on September 14. Those ten will move onto the finals September 28 to battle it out to see who is selected as the Laugh Hard Champion and wins $1,000.00!! Come cheer on your favorite comic. Audience response is one of the categories the comedians will be judged in so your response matters!
Tickets for this hilarious night of comedy are only $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Tickets can be reserved by calling
309-786-7733, Ext. 2 or online at thecirca21speakeasy.com. Those attending must be 18 or older.
A list of those competing this evening will be posted closer to the date. Comics, you may sign up now at the website and under “upcoming shows.” Entry is $10.