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Comedy Club set to premier at MAC
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MONROE — Audience members can enjoy an evening packed with fun and laughter at the Monroe Arts Center’s very own comedy club on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. as nationally known standup comedians each bring their own brand of high-energy humor to Monroe. 

Headlining the evening of comedy at MAC will be Johnny Beechner. MAC’s headliner gives spectators everything they want in a comic; silliness, likeability, and a whole lot of fun. 

With a background in improvisational theater, including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, Johnny brings a very unique style to the stage. He made his network television debut in January of 2015 as one of the last comedians to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also made numerous appearances on FOX’s Laughs, has appeared on AXS’s Gotham Comedy Live, and regularly appears on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His comedy can be heard regularly on XM/ Sirius Satellite radio.

MAC’s Comedy Club will also feature Charlie Kojis. He has been performing stand‐up comedy since 2014, during which time he has been described as “this generation’s Charlie Kojis.” Combining his life experiences and general fears, Charlie blends traditional joke telling with his own personal narrative. His dry delivery leaves audiences both laughing and wondering if he is as okay as he pretends to be. Based in Madison, Charlie performs throughout the Midwest and has opened for comedians who include Tig Notaro, Gary Gulman and Michael Che. He was the winner of Madison’s Funniest Comic Competition at Comedy on State in 2016.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 608-325-5700, or in person at the box office located at 1315 11th Street.

MAC’s Comedy Club has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from individual underwriters Andy and Julie Wilke, David and Julie Buchanan, Robert and Nan Rudd, Deb Thompson, Gof and Mary Thomson, and Chuck and Chris Wellington.