For anyone looking for a laugh, the Webb Center is presenting hilarious stand-up, political satire, and improvisation shows during the spring season of performances.
Jim Breuer brings his current stand-up tour “Breuniverse” to the stage on Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm. With over 20 years of comedy experience, Breuer’s clean humor revolves around raising three daughters and balancing his family life with the rest of the world. He finds funny material in topics most people can relate to: being married, his wife and kids, and living with elderly parents.
After spending several years working comedy clubs across the country, Breuer’s big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” During his four years on “SNL,” he quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy.” Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand up.
Piano-playing political satirist Mark Russell will have a show packed with material ripped from the headlines on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm. He’ll perform old favorites and new musical skits with impeccable timing and comical insights. Known for making fun of Democrats and Republicans alike, Russell’s unique brand of comedy earned him the Mark Twain Award for political comedy and made him a popular favorite on PBS for almost 30 years.
Mark Russell has been daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political process since the 1970s in Washington, D.C. He started in a little piano bar on Capitol Hill — right across from the lawmakers themselves. As he puts it, “I started at the bottom and managed to work my way down.” Reading three or four newspapers a day allows Russell to constantly update his material so that no two shows are ever identical.
Jim Belushi, another “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, is coming to the Webb Center on Sunday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. Formerly starring on the sitcom “According to Jim,” the comedian is presenting his new show “Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy.” The performance is a completely improvised comedy sketch show where the actors ask for audience participation, making every show unique.
A favorite of film and television, Belushi is one of the great leading character actors, equally at home in drama and comedy. He is joined on tour by Robert Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell, Jon Barinholtz, and Brad Morris, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide.
To order tickets call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 or visit the artists’ event pages through the links above.