Funnier By The Lake


FBTL Comedy Showcase at Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse

October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Madame Zuzu's Teahouse
1876 1st St
Highland Park, IL 60035
Funnier By The Lake Comedy

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John McCombs is a 10 year veteran of comedy and a 4 year veteran of the Marine Corps. His unique perspective intertwines the absurdity of an aggressive military background with realizing his shortcomings as a man who relies on Youtube to learn how to fix things. John has performed in 15 different countries over two European tours and has opened for Michelle Wolf (Netflix, Comedy Central) Tim Meadows (SNL) and is a regular at clubs in the Chicagoland area.


Colleen Brennan is a Chicago based stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer (Momedians of Momedy and Back Room Comedy @ aliveOne), podcast host (Defending Indiana) and mother. A graduate of the Conservatory Program at The Second City, Colleen also received training in stand-up comedy at The Second City and Feminine Comique. Described as a polished performer, Colleen’s unique, observational angle as a married, visibly stable mother highlights the hilarious details about life as a human. Colleen has performed in festivals, theaters, clubs and shows all over the Midwest such as: Snubfest 2016 (*Winner – Audience Favorite), Lady Laughs Festival (Madison, WI), Zanies Rosemont Tuesday Ten, The Laugh Factory, The Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Tomfoolery Fun Club, The Kates, The Little Theater at Saint Mary’s College, The Acorn Theater and The Annoyance Theater. She has been a guest on WGN’s “Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez” and WCIU’s “The Jam”. Colleen also appears regularly in her car driving her children all around Chicago.


Christina Lundin is a Chicago comedian known for her quick wit and storytelling. Drawing inspiration from the mundane and meaningful parts of life, Lundin entertains audiences with tales of meeting men in uber pools, being overserved on planes, and discovering she was an unplanned pregnancy after reading her mom’s diary. Lundin has performed all over the midwest, including Laugh Factory, Den Theater, and Lincoln Lodge. You can find her online @xtinalundin.

Mike Stricker is a nationally touring comic from Chicago.  He regularly performs with comics including the guys from MTVs Jackass and The Trailer Park Boys.  He’s a 2 time #HashtagWars winner on Comedy Centrals @Midnight program. His high energy and goofy mindset creates a audience experience to remember.

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