The Chelsea District Library’s 6th Annual Comedy Showcase will again bring live stand up comedy to Katie’s Korner to entertain the crowds at Sounds & Sights on Thursdays in June. The comedians start at 6:30 pm, so get here early to stake out your space on the library lawn! Many thanks to our partner in this event, the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, and to the Friends of the Chelsea District Library, whose support makes this event possible.
This year our line up includes:
June 5 | Sean Kent
Critically acclaimed standup comic and winner of the prestigious San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions, Sean Kent has been praised as having “an urgency not seen in comedy since the likes of Bill Hicks.” The Austin, Texas native is currently performing his hard-hitting socio-political comedy to packed houses worldwide, and has appeared on Nickelodeon’s “Mom’s Night Out,” Showtime’s “Green Collar Comedy Special,” Comedy Central’s “Comics Unleashed,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” seasons 1 and 3, E!TV’s “40 Smokin’ On-Set Hookups,” Comedy Central’s “The Comedy Central Roast of Pam Anderson” “The Bob and Tom Show,” “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on FOX Sports Net, NBC’s “Friday Night Videos,” ‘Yes, Dear” on CBS. His most recent endeavor on TV was the reality/drama series “Modern Dads” on A & E.”
A two-time cancer survivor, Sean also works to raise awareness by speaking and performing at a variety of annual charity events including the Cancer for College Fundraiser with Will Farrell and the City of Hope Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion. Sean’s recently released album “Waiting for the Rapture” was hailed as “brilliant” by Laughspin Magazine and can be heard on XM / Sirius Radio. You can also listen to Sean Kent on his Pandora station and as a featured comic on 24/7 Comedy Radio.
June 12 | Dan DeCapua
Dan DeCapua has already performed at some of the premiere clubs in the country with some of comedy’s biggest names, including Christopher Titus, Pauly Shore and Kevin Pollack. His act is original, clever, and delivered with uncanny energy that leaves audiences screaming for more. Dan transcends generational gaps — touching on everything from playing Nintendo to being the youngest person at a Neil Diamond concert. His act is drawn from personal experiences and situations, which he analyzes and… Show more twists into a hilarious comedy tornado. If you haven’t seen Dan’s show yet, what are you waiting for? His clean, clever material has landed him at stages across the country including Caroline’s on Broadway, Zanies in Chicago and Grand Valley State University. He has also appeared on Comcast’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Telethon.
June 19 | Sal DeMilio
Growing up Italian there was never a shortage of food, “I would have liked to have eaten out, but until McDonalds comes out with a 30 piece McRavioli, I’m eating at Mamma Louise’s. Starting out in the fertile comedy grounds of southeast Michigan, Sal DeMilio has grown as a comic and now tours the country performing at colleges, clubs and corporate events. His comedy is clean, clever and always hysterical.
Corporate clients such as Ford Motor Company, Home Depot, United Way, Arizona Beverages and 7 Up Bottling Company have all had the pleasure of Sal performing at their National Sales Meetings. 7 Up General Manager, James Fox said, “Sal was hysterical; he had my national sales force in stitches for 45 minutes. Any company would benefit with Sal as their entertainer.”
Sal has broken out recently as a national headliner and performs regularly at such top clubs as Zanies, The Funny Bone, Hilarities, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, and The Laugh Factory. Sal has complimented such acts as Dave Coulier, Dave Attel, Kathleen Madigan, Nick Dipaolo, Lewis Black and Bobby Collins.
June 26 | Mark Knope
For over a quarter-century, Mark Knope has been making people laugh – in clubs, at colleges, casinos – you NAME it! You wanna “bet on a winner?” Bet on Mark! He covers his material in a fun and energetic manner – peppering in sound effects, quirky facial expressions and a few celebrity impressions along the way! He never stays on a particular subject too long – he shifts his show’s gears from tattoos to golf…then, on to “dating grandmothers” and breast implants! Comcast’s “Comedy Spotlight on the Road,” Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up, Stand-up,” “Nightshift” on FOX, “America’s Funniest People” and “Comedy at CLUB54″ are all television shows that have featured Mark over the years. His first CD, “Don’t Laugh…It’ll Only Encourage Him!” was released in January of 2001! You’ve seen him in ads for Marathon Oil, Weight Watchers, D.O.C., and LoanGiant.com – look for him soon in the movie “THE TANK II.”