Stand-Up Comics



Jen Kirkman Sept 10-12

“Brassy, ballsy, and very enjoyable…. A natural raconteur” The Daily Review
Jen Kirkman makes her UP Comedy Club debut this September. Her body of work includes numerous appearances on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, two books, and “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast”. Late night work includes appearances on Conan, @midnight, and Chelsea Lately.
Matt Braunger Sept 17-19

"Highly Endearing" - Chicago Reader
Chicago born comic Matt Braunger returns to UP Comedy Club.  Hailed as the “ultimate living-room comic”, Braunger’s hilariously friendly and spot on observational humor has been making huge waves throughout the entertainment community. Most recently, Braunger has performed on Letterman and Conan, performed at South By Southwest, and on @midnight.
Godfrey September 26

"a fresh comedic voice" -

Chicago native, Godfrey, returns to UP this Fall. As one of the most dominant forces in the comedy circuit, Godfrey has been seen on stages from New York and Los Angeles to Dubai. Along with his own one-hour special on Comedy Central, Godfrey also made regular appearances on 30 Rock and Louie. Godfrey currently hosts the hit Fox show Bullseye.

Nate Bargatze Oct 1-3

"The Tennessee native is known for getting laughs" -
Nate has an upcoming Comedy Central special airing on May 2, “Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic”. He’s toured with Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour while appearing on Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His comedy album “Yelled at by a Clown” reached #1 on iTunes’ Comedy Charts and remained #2 in Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Chart for weeks.
Dave Attell Oct 8-10

"unapologetic, fiery and, as always, hilariously vulgar" - Paste Magazine
Dave Attell is a veteran comedian from New York City, Attell is one of the smartest and unaplogetically funny comedians in the business.  Attell has traveled around the country performing stand-up and has been characterized as "the comedians' favorite comedian".
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.