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WRY, WITTY, CUNNING, AND CRASS
Detroit native Mike Stanley is all of these things, but none, when put on paper, quite manage to serve the justice dealt by Stanley onstage. Yeah, he’s pretty hilarious, but more than just coarse anecdotes about life and sex, there’s an enviable amount of heart and warmth behind Stanley’s humor.
Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it’s not difficult to see why Stanley was named “Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian” in a People’s Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and “Best Detroit Comedian” by HOUR Magazine.
Originally hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago, Mike constantly tours, both domestically and internationally. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.
2005 Winner: “Last comic still standing competition”, Rochester NY
2005 Winner: “Joey’s comedy club, Comedy Competition” Livonia, MI
2005 Top Three: “Michigan Up and comers”
2006 Winner: “Canadian Mist Whiskey Comedian of the year”
2007: Highlighted as a “stand out” at the first “Detroit Comedy Festival”
2008: Semi-Finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival ”
2008: Mike was voted “Reader’s Choice“ in the “Best Chicago Stand Up Comedian” Category of the Chicago Reader Newspaper.
2009: Signed onto the Grammy award-winning STANDUP! RECORDS .
2009: Mike was voted in the top 10 of the “Best Chicago comedians” by Comedy.com
2010: Semi-Finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival ”
2011: Performed at the “San Francisco Comedy Festival”
2012: “Best of the Midwest” Gilda’s Laugh Fest.
Some of the comedians Mike has performed with include: Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Larry Miller, Andy Kindler, Christopher Titus, Gary Valentine, Marc Curry, The Sklar Brothers, Brian Posehn, John Heffron, Kyle Kinane , Ben Bailey, Jim Jeffries, Glenn Wool, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Kurt Metzger, Nick Thune.
Christie Buchele is an up-and-coming standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Christie made a name for herself by the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; and Laughs on Fox. Christie has performed at the Crom Comedy Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Limestone Comedy Festival.
Christie has been described as “brave” for leaving the house in that body, Christie’s comedy has been described as “funny despite what she talks about” and “uncomfortable” by Christie’s mom. She has opened for the likes of Josh Blue, Sean Patton, and Andy Kindler.
Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned Best Comedy Podcast by Westword magazine’s Best Of awards and Best Podcast at the Sexpot Comedy awards in 2017. As one-third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet and a little bit surly, proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.
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