Aug. 14, 2021

Dorothy Menker Theater

Good Humor MenThree of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and The Daily Show) join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing and hair-trigger laughs.

Tony Deyo

Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. In 2013, he made his late-night television debut on Conan. Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year's best by the New York Post and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Deyo is a frequent performer during Jamestown's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival every August.

Moody McCarthy

Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters and a Betta fish they rescued from a pet store. McCarthy has made numerous TV appearances, highlighted by performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and two scintillating sets on The Late Show with David Letterman. He’s also been featured on Last Comic Standing, Star Search (the 2003 reboot), America’s Got Talent and Gotham Comedy Live. He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land and can be heard on SiriusXM. McCarthy’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite. Couple that with a disarming stage presence and in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn any setting into a lively comedy room.

Pat-Hazell

Showtime declared Pat Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 30 years of experience as a writer, producer and director have made him a go-to guy for new American theater. Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a veteran of The Tonight Show, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia. As the Chief Creative Officer of Sweetwood Creative, he is responsible for the national tours of six original productions: Bunk Bed Brothers, The Wonder Bread Years, The Good Humor Men, My Funny Valentine, A Kodachrome Christmas and Pat Hazell’s Permanent Record. In 2021, Hazell launched his first podcast, Creativity in Captivity, a weekly podcast with creatives from all around the entertainment industry.

Moraine Valley Community College acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Illinois Arts Council Agency