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These eight comics hail from the Midwest and are some of the hottest “up-and-coming” comedians around! They will vie for the title “2019 Gilda’s LaughFest Best of the Midwest Comedian” and a $2500 cash prize!


Vince Carone

Greg Coleman

Vince CaroneVince Carone is coming off his fourth release I Plead the First. Performing since 2001, he has become known for his fast-talking, quick-witted, over-the-top rants, combined with a dominating stage presence. Greg Coleman Greg Coleman is an exciting comedian, actor, writer and host who made his national television debut along side Kevin Hart on Comedy Central. Coleman also tours as a host for the Nation Basketball Association, Major League Baseball & The X-Games for special events across North America.

Kelly Collette

DJ Dangler

Kelly ColletteKelly Collette is a comedian and writer from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, and toured with the Nobodies of Comedy, a national theatre tour of comedians “you should know”. DJ DanglerDJ Dangler is a high energy goof whose act is equal parts insight and outrage. He’s club and college comic who believes people are mostly the same, especially when they’re laughing.

Adam Degi

Chelsea Hood

Adam DegiAdam Degi was in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2016 and just released his debut comedy album His Name Is My Name Too in September .His strangely endearing personality and ability to riff, rant and improvise sets him apart and makes every show unique. 
Chelsea HoodChelsea Hood is a stand up comedian living in Chicago, IL by way of the comedy scenes in both Dallas, TX and Brooklyn, NY. You may have seen her on The CW Network’s Eye Opener, or CW33’s Nightcap.

T Murph

Sam Rager

T MurphT Murph has been featured on NBC’s Chicago Fire, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, and the ReBoot of BET’s ComicView. Recently, he booked a recurring role on GET SHORTY opposite Chris O’Dowd.
Sam RagerSam Rager can be described as the awkward girl next door who you give an obligatory nod to. She has been honing her comedy across the Midwest since 2012, touching on topics ranging from dating to death from a charmingly dark perspective.

We have a limited number of VIP Tickets available for the 3rd Floor Show which include:

  • Preferred Seating for 7pm Show in 3rd Floor
  • Entrance into Post-Show Reception in HOME (1st Floor) where you will enjoy refreshments & a prize presentation for the Best of the Midwest Competition winner

Shows will take place in both Dr. Grin’s and the 3rd Floor at The BOB at 7PM. PLEASE NOTE: All shows at The BOB are 18+ after 9:00 PM. 2 drink minimum (or 1 appetizer purchase) applies for all shows inside Dr. Grin’s.

The Best of the Midwest Competition is underwritten by

Orion Construction