Chicago Comedy at The Castle & After Party

Ray Lipowski

If you have not seen comedian Ray Lipowski yet, you are in for a big surprise! This Chicago native proudly boasts he is married to a BEAUTIFUL black woman."

Did you notice the capital lettering for the word "BEAUTIFUL"? See, she was sitting next to me so I have to write that. I am in love with my wife, this I know because she told me that I was. My wife also wears the pants in this relationship and no, I'm not scared to admit it. Yes, she is sill next to me. No, no I'm kidding. I'm a comedian. I wear the pants, she just get what's in my wallet. That is true. She is no longer sitting next to me. We have two gorgeous daughter and they both have GOOD HAIR. Yes, I just said that. Well, that's what her family always says anyway.

My comedy is the best of both worlds -- not black, not white -- but true. I started my comedy career back in 2000 and have been blowing up clubs, colleges and comedy rooms ever since. Entering a comedy contest with absolutely no experience -- not even touching a mic -- I took 3rd place. This is no small feat since this particular competition was only open to seasoned veterans and established comedians. BET's "Comic View" took notice and placed me on as a regular for three years (where I received standing ovations).
In 2005, I was asked to perform at P. Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy" featured on HBO. The now available DVD release includes my performance featured for the nationally aired commercial to promote the DVD release, in addition to numerous magazines.
Additionally, I've toured Europe the last four years performing for troops stationed in Germany, London, Ireland and Amsterdam, as well as the locals.

Currently, you can see me in the Comedy Central show "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey," hosted by JB Smoove.
Yes, my comedy is in your face. Brash as well as bold, but most of all it's true. I've entertained to sold-out crowds of 2,500, to shows of 25, to audiences of 10. It doesn't matter how many people are there, I just love to make people laugh. Look out America, a star is about to be born!

Hot Sauce

A natural character, Hot Sauce (born Brandon Glover) has been entertaining family, friends, classmates and teachers (who wanted to punish, but were forced to laugh) for almost as long as he’s been able to talk. While in high school, Hot Sauce – who got his moniker for the bright red color his face turns when he’s “on fire” – debuted his raucous act on stage at the St. Louis Funny Bone. Since then, there’s been no turning back for this up and coming superstar. Hot Sauce has recently been headlining in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Minneapolis, New York, New Jersey and Kansas City. He Co-Hosted Kijuan’s Comedy Brunch 2008 with Darius Bradford and presented to the well heeled audience at the 2008/2009 Traffic Awards in St. Louis! Brandon's latest performances include LAX hottest comedy clubs and a taping for BET’s Comic View to be aired this spring. Pouring Hot Sauce on it! Don’t miss out.


The Chicago born and raised comic fuels his comedy with mind-stimulating anecdotes and day-to-day themes that his audiences are sure to embrace. Stick has worked several stages in his hometown, including being a runner-up in the 2002 Canadian Mist Comedy Search.

In addition to performances at clubs such as Paje’ and Jokes and Notes, Stick has hosted poetry nights at Sinnabar Nightclub and Funky Buddha Lounge. During his stint on the comedy scene Stick has headlined with established and rising comedians within the Chicago circuit and across the country. He has been proclaimed “the next big thing” in stand-up comedy from the likes of Deon Cole, Lil Rel, and Damn Fool – just to name a few.

Dandrell Scott

My name is Dandrell Scott. I'm a comedian from the south suburbs of Chicago (Harvey, to be exact). I've been performing comedy for 8 years at comedy clubs, colleges, and festivals. I've been a semi-finalist for NBC Stand-Up For Diversity and Rooftop College Competition. My routines include relationship topics, peculiar TV commercials, and original rap songs. My comedy songs have been broadcasted on radio stations, such as 107. 5 FM (WGCI).



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