featured Comedians


Tim Walkoe

A musician and improvisational actor, Tim uses these talents throughout his performances.  He has appeared in concert with the likes of Kenny Loggins, Whitney Houston, and Elvis Costello.  Tim is a veteran of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", and created the character of "Eddie Vestoon" which can be heard on over 200 radio stations nationally.  He was the #1 morning show host on WRXR in Chicago and KDWB in Minneapolis.

Tim is a veteran headliner at over 100 comedy clubs nationwide including the Comedy Stop in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Zanies, Funny Bones, Comedy Store and many more.  He has also been a featured performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival for the past 4 years.

See Tim on Saturday, August 17 at the Woodstock Opera House.


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Patti Vasquez

Patti Vasquez is the former host of The Patti Vasquez Show on Chicago’s WGN Radio, a stand-up comedian, and founder of the medical consulting company “With Kind Words.”

Patti was born and raised in Chicago. She has appeared on shows such as Comedy.Tv, The Very Funny Show, Comics Unleashed and has guest-starred on Chicago Fire. She has written and performed several one-woman shows including - Tales of a Diaper Diva: From Stolis to Stirrups, Tequila and Shamrocks and Sometimes Mommy Swears. As a radio host, Patti quickly claimed the number 1 spot for late-night radio. She also served as a fill-in host for WCIU’s You & Me in the Morning. Patti was recently honored by the National Museum of Mexican Art and The University of Illinois for her contributions to art and advocacy work.

See Patti on Saturday, August 17 at the Woodstock Opera House.



Carl Wolfson

Carl began his comedy career on January 14, 1980, at Hollywood’s Comedy Store. During the next 25 years, he headlined more than 400 comedy clubs nationwide, and in Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City, opened for some of the biggest names in show business. His topical material on politics and pop culture made him a fixture on television as the comedy boom continued through the 1980s and 1990s.  He appeared on An Evening at the ImprovComic Strip LiveShowtime’s Comedy Club Network, George Schlatter’s Comedy Club, and VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight.

Carl became one of Joan Rivers’ favorite stand-ups and joined The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers regularly with his funny three-minute films. After Joan and the Fox Network parted ways, Carl accepted a spot on The Late Show Starring Ross Shafer, where his weekly “Carl’s Camera” spoofed newsmakers and celebrities.

See Carl on Saturday, August 17 at the Woodstock Opera House.



Matty Ryan

An alumnus of the Second City, Matty has appeared at The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory Chicago, UCB LA, UCB East, iO Theater, Zanies, The Chicago Improv, and UP Comedy Club. In 2013 he was invited to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago; in 2017 he had a guest star role on NBC’s Chicago Justice, performed at NBC Universal/Second City’s Breakout Fest and appeared on WCIU’s Chicago’s One Night Stand Up. In 2019 he was selected for Just for Laughs Montreal New Faces, and he also taped a set for Comedy Central’s Stand Up Featuring, which is currently streaming on their digital platforms

See Matty on Saturday, August 17 at the Woodstock Opera House.