Aug
18
10:00 PM22:00

Late Night Open Mic

***ALL OPEN MIC SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED***

Think you have what it takes to be a stand-up comedian? Give it a try at Laughstock Open Mic! The open mic will start immediately after the Saturday night show at the Woodstock Opera House concludes.

All comedians will be given a 10 minute max to perform.

Email pcasey@a5inc.com to sign up.

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Emo Philips | Carl Wolfson | Lucas O'Neil
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Emo Philips | Carl Wolfson | Lucas O'Neil

National touring comedians and rising comics alike fit the bill for the second night of Laughstock at the charming Woodstock Opera House.

*Special Promotion* Half priced seats in the back rows for Friday and Saturday shows. Select Promo 1 on the ticket selection page at Woodstockoperahouse.com

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Lineup:

Emo Philips
Carl Wolfson
Lucas O'Neil
Patti Vasquez (Emcee)

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The Lincoln Lodge
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Lincoln Lodge

Now in its 18th season, the Lincoln Lodge is the nation’s longest running independent comedy showcase. The Lincoln Lodge makes its McHenry County debut on Saturday, August 18 at Mixin Mingle on the historic Woodstock Square. The 80-minute show features some of Chicago’s best stand-up comedy, a variety act and a Man on the Street segment.

Notable Lincoln Lodge alumni include Hannibal Buress (TAG, The Eric Andre Show), Cameron Esposito and TJ Miller (Silicon Valley).

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Lineup:

  • Dan Drees
  • Stephanie Weber
  • Blake Burkhart
  • Megan Stalter
  • Allison Dunne
  • Derek Smith
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"Slide!" Book Signing with Carl Wolfson
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

"Slide!" Book Signing with Carl Wolfson

Carl Wolfson -- who performs at night two of Laughstock -- will sign copies of his book "Slide!" at Read Between the Lynes on the charming Woodstock Square on Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 PM.

"Slide!" is the laugh-out-loud true story of the greatest collapse in baseball history, told from the perspective of a boy who lived it.

The Philadelphia Phillies' bid for the pennant in 1964 was an almost flawless run. With twelve games to play, the team's lead seemed insurmountable. For 11-year-old Carl Wolfson, it was the happiest summer of his young life. Then the unthinkable happened. With each late-season loss, Phillies fans were thrown into despair, and Carl's crumbling dream of a World Series forced him to take refuge in comedy. Luckily, it was all around him. His bickering parents (who put up Chinese symbols for "peace" and "happiness" and argued for years about which was which), his grandmother (who was so stubbornly Republican that she refused to carry a Roosevelt dime), and his mouthy great aunt (whose protest letters to the Phillies front office became local legend) created plenty of opportunity for distraction.

The event is free, with the opportunity to buy a copy of the book and with a meet and greet with Carl!

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Laughstock Stand-Up Workshop
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Laughstock Stand-Up Workshop

Ever dream of being a stand-up comic?

Learn stand-up skills from comedy veterans Patti Vasquez and Carl Wolfson at the Laughstock Stand-Up Workshop at Mixin Mingle, 12 PM on Saturday, August 18! 

  • 90-minute workshop

  • Learn basics of writing, crafting and presenting jokes

  • Opportunity to present material

  • Limited to first 30 students

  • Open to all ages and experience levels

  • Have fun and learn from the pros!

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Michael Palascak | Patti Vasquez | Ana Belaval | Cleveland Anderson
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Palascak | Patti Vasquez | Ana Belaval | Cleveland Anderson

Laughter fills the historic Woodstock Opera House for the first night of Laughstock!

*Special Promotion* Half priced seats in the back rows for Friday and Saturday shows. Select Promo 1 on the ticket selection page at Woodstockoperahouse.com

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Lineup:
Michael Palascak
Patti Vasquez
Ana Belaval
Cleveland Anderson
Carl Wolfson (Emcee)

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