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Veteran Quad-Cities Comedian Thrilled to Have Dry Bar Stand-Up Special Released

August 19th, 2021
Veteran Quad-Cities Comedian Thrilled to Have Dry Bar Stand-Up Special Released

Sometimes, comedy is no laughing matter. A longtime dream has come true for Chris Schlichting, a 39-year-old Davenport standup comic and longtime host of the Renwick Mansion’s “Tomfoolery on Tremont” comedy series. He’d been trying to line up a gig on the famous, clean comedy club Dry Bar for four years, and after he was finally given the chance in early 2020, he had to wait almost two more years for his special to be released. “I’m excited, relieved, and proud. I worked very hard and honestly I still can’t believe this is real,” Schlichting (who works as a language arts teacher... Read More

Mike Lucas Wins Laugh Hard Finals

August 25th, 2016
Brandon Gale, David Terrell Green, Tyler Walsh, Austin Black, Kil Theodrick and James Draper were among the comedians who competed in the Laugh Hard Standup Competition at the Rock Island Speakeasy.

A little over a dozen comedians competed in the Laugh Hard Challenge at Rock Island’s Speakeasy, but in the end, after three weekends of competition, the winner was Mike Lucas from Iowa City.  He takes home $1000 and will headline the stand up showcase on November 12 at the Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. In addition to Lucas, the comedians who attempted the challenge that began Aug. 6 at the Speakeasy in Rock Island were Todd Willhite of Sherrard, Illinois; Mike Adrales of Davenport; Ty Wilson of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada; Brandon Gale of Rock Island; David Terrell Green of Omaha,... Read More