Stand-Up Comics


Kyle Kinane
November 19-21

"maximum hilarity" -

Kyle Kinane returns to UP after a sold out weekend last September. This Chicago native is also the voice of Comedy Central and has appeared on Comedy Central's Drunk History. Kyle has also appeared on TV shows such as Comedy Bang! Bang!, Bob’s Burgers, and Workaholics.

Rachel Feinstein
January 7-9

"With Feinstein, life isn't just a highway. It's mostly off-roading." -

This DC native has been performing stand-up since the age of 17, her honest and self deprecating look at life, love, and her family made her a crowd favorite in Last Comic Standing where she became a finalist. Her filmography includes regular appearances on The View, as well as Chris Rock's “Top Five” and Amy Schumers 2015 hit “Trainwreck.”

Chris Redd & Megan Gailey
January 15-17

“Chris Redd does it all!”

Chris Redd is a Chicago based stand-up comedian, actor, and improvisor. Chris has been performing around the city of Chicago for the better part of a decade, his stand-up style is more in the form of short storytelling that we can all relate to. He's definitely a name to pay attention to. Recently, Chris was cast in a recurring role on Fox’s “Empire” and has also been cast in a pilot for the Tina Fey produced ABC show titled “Family Fortune.”

“Gailey is a blast.”

A former sorority girl and an Indianapolis native, Megan Gailey is one of three women to ever perform at Chicago’s Red Bar Comedy Club. Gailey is a must-have at top National Clubs like the The Laugh Factory (Chicago), Hilarities (Cleveland) and The Comedy Attic (Bloomington, IN) Opening for Brad Garrett, Kevin Nealon, Amy Schumer, Paul Reiser, Jeff Garlin and TJ Miller.

Kate Berlant & John Early
January 21-23

“Two of New York's best young talents” -Time Out New York

This comedy duo has been collaborating since they met in college at NYU, both share the same unbelievable wit and each revels in the others absurdly funny style of comedy. When they are not touring the country together, Kate and John find individual success as well. Named a New Face at the 2014 Montreal Comedy Festival and Comedy Central's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2013 Berlant has exploded onto the comedy scene in recent years. You can see John in the Netflix hit “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” NBC’s “30 Rock”, and Comedy Central’s “Broad City”.

Sean Patton
January 28-30

“He’s dynamite” -New York Times

This New Orleans raised comedian carries himself with an extremely distinct style and energy. Sean’s demeanor on stage relaxes the audience but his energy keeps them on their toes finding the perfect balance between friend and entertainer. Sean has also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” twice on “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and “Inside Amy Schumer” as well as IFC’s ‘Maron'.