About Funnier By The Lake Comedy
Funnier By The Lake is about comedy. Primarily the traditional performance art of Stand Up Comedy. That’s how this whole thing started. Writer, comedian and FBTL founder, Larry Bloom, had a vision to bring live comedy to the suburban community in which he lives, on the north shore of the city of Chicago. He has and continues to do so by creating and producing live comedy showcases at various venues across the northern suburbs, and building the brand that is Funnier By The Lake Comedy.
Funnier By The Lake Comedy bookers, like the talent that comprise each FBTL lineup, are experienced comedians, working within the vibrant comedy scene in Chicago and the region. This close relationship with the community of talent, other producers and venues, enables FBTL to create the best lineups for each audience. This is just not possible for people outside of the scene, or for venue staff that are not part of the comedy community.
In addition to live, stand up comedy showcases, including ongoing shows The Comedy Nosh in Northbrook IL, Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park IL, The Laughing Academy in Glenview IL, Spirit Water Distillery in Cary IL, Funnier by the Lake Comedy provides a wide array of services that integrate unique comedy with social causes and the marketing efforts of businesses. This is accomplished by providing live entertainment and/or emcee/hosting for non-profit or corporate events, producing hilarious, dinner-and-a-show events at hospitality venues, writing original, humorous content, punching up existing content with humor, or supplying public speakers with jokes that will liven up presentations and engage attendees.
Each writer and performer included in Funnier By The Lake Comedy events and projects is a talented, experienced professional from Chicago, the suburbs and throughout the nation. Most have trained at acclaimed comedy and improv institutions, such as The Second City in Chicago. They each possess a variety of talents and styles, ensuring that the best, most appropriate talent will be assigned to every event.
Funnier By The Lake Comedy Services Available…
COMEDY FOR FUN:
Comedy showcase or comedian/emcee for your fundraiser
Comedy showcase or emcee/comedian for your social event
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COMEDY FOR BUSINESS:
Stand-up comedy at your restaurant, night club, country club or other venue
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Stand-up comedy for your private, social and corporate events
Emcee/Comedian for your corporate events
Joke writing and “punch up” of presentations and speeches
Humorous content writing for blogs, websites and other materials
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Read more articles about FBTL on the Press page.
Funnier By The Lake Comedy showcases and events include lineups of professional stand-up comedians from Chicago, its suburbs and across the nation. To view many images from past Funnier By The Lake Comedy showcases and events, please visit (and like and follow, too) the FBTL page on Facebook and view our gallery of photos right here.
Contact FBTL or call 847.748.7490 for more information and for booking.