Marlena’s resume is mind-blowing. She performs regularly at Second City Chicago and has performed at StandUp NY, Zanies, The Comedy Studio, The Lincoln Lodge, THe Del Close Marathon, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, New England’s Funniest Comic, and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. If that doesn’t impress you, she is also a improviser and a writer with the credits to match.
Caitlin’s brand of raw and insightful comedy is refreshing. Her no holds barred approach to tackling taboo topics in her one woman show, Chunks, was uncomfortably hilarious. She brings that same approach to her hosting and co-producing gigs at The Funny Story Show and Performance Anxiety, both in Chicago.
Kelsie Huff is a force of comedy and one of the hardest working comedians and producers in Chicago. She created, produces and hosts The Kates, a regular all-female showcase held in a bookstore (heaven) and took over teaching Cameron Esposito’s creation, Feminine Comique, a stand-up comedy course that gives female performers the confidence and skills they need to begin a career in standup comedy. Her one-woman shows are also to die for.
Candy is the dreamiest and never before had I truly understood the term “rubber face” until I first saw her perform. If you’re a fan of dream catchers, on-point impressions or seeing someone before they’re famous, Candy is your girl.
Brooke Van Poppelen
Brooke Van Poppelen is a New York comedian, performing regularly at UCB Theater and at her own show, Dive Comedy, at Freddy’s Back Room the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. If her performance schedule wasn’t hectic enough, she is also a writer and producer for MTV’s Girl Code and will be appearing on the new season of The John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.