Kohler Comedy Night
March 4, 2017
Destination Kohler welcomes nationally touring comedians who have been featured on Conan, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and The Late Show With David Letterman to name a few.
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Saturday, March 4
Location: The Grand Hall of the Great Lakes at The American Club
Price: $28.75 – price includes tax and service fee
Will Call: Saturday, March 4 from 5pm-8pm located at The American Club across from the Emporium Gift Shop. Tickets will only be available for pick-up during the set will call hours.
Brian Hicks (Emcee)
Kohler Comedy Night Presented by
One night room accommodations on Saturday at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake and one ticket per package adult to comedy show. Packages guest will receive premiere cocktail seating with tableside service. Doors open 30 minutes early for packages guests.
Bengt Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in a large Utah town (1200 people) as the fifth child in a small Mormon family (seven children). Bengt is married to an officer in the United States Air Force. They have lived in six different cities over the last eleven years. Most recently he moved to Springfield, Virginia (Washington, D.C.), after living in Stuttgart, Germany, for three years.
Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS. He was invited to perform at The Vancouver International Sketch Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Aspen Laff Festival and Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He’s been heard on NPR, PRI and The Bob & Tom Show. All three of his comedy CDs can be heard on XM Sirius radio. His fourth comedy CD “Bengt Over in Europe” was released with Stand Up! Records in 2013.
Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal and profoundly funny. The Monterey County Weekly says “Washburn is a truly hilarious comedian.”
Not your typical female comedian, Emily Galati does not dwell on the differences between men and women or any of the other cliché topics you have come to expect from female comics. Instead, she offers up intelligent and hilarious material, with impeccable timing and a charm rarely seen on the comedy stage. Emily has been a semifinalist in NBC's StandUp for Diversity and finalist in The Bob & Tom Comedy Contest. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoyed sunny days and swimming in December. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and misses her pool.
American comic Orny Adams rose to international prominence after costarring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and has appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman. In 2010 Orny followed up his critically acclaimed debut comedy DVD/CD “Path Of Most Resistance,” with a powerful and poignant one-hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central. Currently, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf, a one-hour drama created by Criminal Minds Jeff Davis. Jeff handpicked Orny for the role after seeing him at the Hollywood Improv.
Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling and many other top comedians. He has written for the Emmy Awards and has become the “go-to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In 2000 Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner Bros., and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010 Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a taped televised stand-up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered rave reviews for his performance and was called a “stand-out act” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for Orny by CBS Television Distribution/King World alongside Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Network. Orny shot another pilot for his own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series, Modern Chaos with Orny Adams for The Discovery Channel. He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has appeared on Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and he did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize him from other notable television appearances and many of his national commercials including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.
When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing, penning scripts and developing television shows. A few years back, he struck a deal with Endimol for The Pitch, a reality show he conceived.
But none of this matters until you see Orny live, where he is at his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and getting worked up about things that most people just accept. His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in Los Angeles, colleges, corporate events and festivals as far away as Ireland, Australia and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated and fast-paced routine that attacks topics from an angle that many people have never considered.
What some people have said:
“I'm a big Orny Adams fan.” -- Jerry Seinfeld
“I thought this CD was hilarious. Then Orny told me it was a DVD. Well, to see his facial expressions made it even funnier. Either way, he kicks ass.” -- Garry Shandling
“You judge a comedian by the laughs he gets and the laughs on this CD are huge . . . shattering. Orny reminds me of Joe Frazier working the rib cage." -- Dennis Miller
“There’s a growing group of people who have known that Orny is a great comic thinker and performer. We search out his stuff on the internet, we go to his shows, and we send emails around with things he’s said. It’s like we discovered Bob Dylan early, and everyone else is just about to.”
-- Best-selling author Gavin de Becker
Brian is one of Chicago’s most sought-after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh, upbeat style, Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny. He uses his act as a conduit to explore some of life’s less discussed topics and has been honing his craft for the past 13 years. Brian has a unique ability that combines his quick wit, audience interaction and clever material, which he delivers seamlessly. He has incredible instincts and an undeniable talent to make audiences laugh!
In 2013 Brian won the prestigious Comedy 10K involving 72 comics from 14 states and Canada.
Some of the clubs Brian has performed at:
Zanies — Improv — FunnyBone
Penguin’s — Wiley’s — Snickerz — Comedy Club on State
Goonie’s — Comedy Cafe — Jukebox — Dr. Grins
Some notable comics Brian has shared the stage with:
Bill Burr — Daniel Tosh — Louie Anderson
Kevin Nealon — Craig Ferguson
Gilbert Gottfried — Norm Macdonald — Rob Schneider
Tommy Chong — Emo Philips — Robert Schimmel
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