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October 12 | Brian Hicks
Opener: Ben Bergman

Brian Hicks:
Brian is one of the country’s most sought-after stand-up comics. He has taken the comedy world by storm with his insightful views on what people find funny. The laughs come fast and frequently, since he has spent the last 18 years honing his craft at clubs and theaters across the country. Brian specializes in giving every audience a hilarious and singular comedic experience. His unique talent consists of clever material and unparalleled audience interaction, which he combines seamlessly with his lightning quick wit. Brian has incredible instincts and an undeniable ability to make audiences laugh. Sounds great, right? Of course it does, Brian wrote it!

Ben Bergman:
Ben Bergman grew up in a family of several sisters, one or two brothers and three or four parents depending on when you check the timeline. As much as his family members added, subtracted and multiplied over the years, Ben remains bad at math. However, he is much better at stand-up comedy.

Ben began performing stand-up in Nashville, TN. He has been described as quick-witted and sarcastic with an honest delivery that leaves audiences enthralled with laughter. Ben has had the privilege of working with some of the best performers in the country including Kevin Pollak, Chad Daniels and Bill Burr. He has appeared on Comcast’s Look Who’s Laughing Now.

He resides in Chicago where he has studied at Second City, Improv Olympic, the Annoyance Theatre and Act One Studios. He spends his free time trying to figure out how many nieces and nephews he has.




Enjoy a Tuscan Roasted Prime Rib Dinner at Portico by Fabio Viviani prior to our Thursday night Laughing Vine Comedy Show.
$35 per person. Dinner starts at 4:30PM and reservations are recommended. The show starts at 7PM and doors open at 6PM with general admission.

Call 315-946-1777 to reserve your table at Portico + a ticket to the Laughing Vine.