Waves of Laughter Comedy Show Returns to Michigan City for Fifth Year.
Submitted by: Matthew Werner
Photos by: Chad Ulam
If you need some good laughs—and who doesn’t these days—Dig the Dunes has your fix: “Waves of Laughter” comedy show. The fifth installment of this show returns to Michigan City, Indiana, Friday, November 5. Five comedians will tickle your funny bone at Uptown Social. Patti Vasquez will headline the troupe of stand-up comedians. She will be joined by Adam Burke, Hari Rao, and Bridget McGuire. Colleen Brennan, an original Michigan Cityzen, will emcee and perform at the event as well.
Patti Vasquez’s comedy is rooted in life as the daughter of a second-generation Irish dad and Mexican-immigrant mom coupled with wry observations of diverse topics. Patti has headlined in comedy clubs across the United States, Canada, and Europe. She was the first Latina to host her own talk show on WGN radio and has appeared on Nickelodeon, TBS, WGN, ABC, and The Oprah network.
Adam Burke is originally from Ireland by way of Australia and England. He is a regular panelist and occasional writer for “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” NPR’s popular comedy quiz show. He also wrote for WGN’s “Man of the People” with Pat Tomasulo. He was the Chicago Reader best stand-up comedian in 2014.
Hari Rao performed at “Waves of Laughter” before. He was so popular, they are bringing him back. Hari’s comedy focuses on the peculiarities of life. He dissects his personal experiences that can best be described as, are you being serious? Fun fact: his band, I Fight Dragons, performed the theme song to the ABC sitcom, “The Goldbergs.”
Bridget McGuire is a storyteller. Her self-deprecating humor revolves around anxiety, dating, and being an aunt. In addition to co-producing “All That Good Stuff,” a traveling comedy show, she writes about her poor life decisions for Chicago Star media.
Colleen Brennan grew up in Michigan City. As a married, visibly-stable mother, Colleen’s comedy peaks behind the curtain of life’s little challenges and asks obvious questions nobody is asking. She co-hosts the podcast, “Defending Indiana,” that finds humor in her home state. She’s performed at Second City, Zanies, Laugh Factory, and House of Blues.
The venue, Uptown Social is a 154-year-old theater at 907 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Restored to its original glory, it hosts concerts, special events, and theatrical performances.
Doors open at 7:00 pm; show starts at 8:00. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $30. This event will sell out, so reserve your seats today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waves-of-laughter-tickets-156009409343