Funnier By The Lake


FBTL Comedy Showcase at Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse

June 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Madame Zuzu's Teahouse
1876 1st St
Highland Park, IL 60035
Funnier By The Lake Comedy


Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, & hilarious crowd work, his comedy album ‘Friends With 401(k) Benefits’ debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts in 2019. Vik has opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, & The Improv in Chicago. He’s been featured in 16 comedy festivals across the country including the prestigious San Francisco’s Sketchfest (2020) and NBC’s Breakout Comedy Festival (2018). He’s shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as: Godfrey, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson – as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. Vik’s comedy has appeared in Vulture, the Chicago Sun Times, & the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on instagram & twitter @vikpandya


Chris Trani is a fantastic up-and-coming Standup Comedian from Chicago, Illinois. Chris strives to integrate all forms of comedy into his act: stand-up, storytelling, one-liners, crowd work; and if the occasion calls for it, he can do it all in Spanish! Winner of National Public Radio’s The MOTH and the SNUBFEST Comedy Festival in 2015, Chris has shared the stage with TJ Miller, Pat McGann, Daily Show Correspondent, Roy Wood Jr. You can catch Chris performing all around town at the House of Blues, the Laugh Factory, and Zanies Comedy Club.


Sarah Perry is a Chicago-based comedian/writer whose fearless delivery and subject matter is highly relatable and resoundingly funny. Sarah has opened up for Natasha Leggero, Lynne Koplitz, Michael Kosta, Chris Redd, Jeremy Piven, Esther Povitsky and more. She recently performed in The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA in May 2019 and in June 2019 she was named a semi-finalist for StandUp NBC. In January 2020 she performed at Team Coco House in Chicago and in March 2021 Sarah was voted Best Stand-Up Comic by The Chicago Reader. That same month, she was featured on the virtual SXSW Festival.


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