Line Up

Dina Nina Martinez

Chicaogo/Madison/Los Angeles

Dina Nina Martinez, who was called “…very funny.” by the Late Late Show’s James Corden, is a transgender stand up comedian and actor from LA who currently resides in Chicago. Her signature blend of disarming sass and charm has been featured in comedy festivals and multiple world-class comedy venues including LA Pride, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, LA’s The Comedy Store and Chicago’s Zanies Comedy Club. She is a Huff Post blogger and creator and executive producer of Lady Laughs Comedy Festival. She was named one of the “40 Hot Queer Women In Comedy” by and won Madison’s favorite Local Comedian as voted by the readers of the Isthmus.  She has toured with Lizz Winstead (Co-creator of The Daily Show) on The Vagical Mystery Tour, Laugh Out Proud Tour

with Shawn Pelofsky, and The Rainbow Connection Comedy Tour. She can be seen in Quare Life as Nari Diaz, The Misadventures of Delilah James as Delilah James and on The Office as a head in the crowd.

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Whitney Chitwood

Chicago, IL

Whitney Chitwood is a stand-up comedian and stand-up gal who will stand-up to moderately dangerous things. (Not a bear, though. She’ll run away from those. But who wouldn’t? Poor bears.) She’s been featured by MoveOn.Org, OUT Chicago and has opened for the likes of the great Eddie Pepitone, Shane Torres, and Andy Woodhull in addition to performing at Riot LA, FoCoMX, Altercation and Cinderblock Comedy Festivals, The Hollywood Improv, and the Chicago Laugh Factory. Her audacious, highly personal style has left audiences… Full disclosure: she struggles to write about herself in the third person. It just feels vapid and hollow, but mostly it sounds silly to me… I mean “to her”… SHE means “to her”. See what I mean? I mean, “what she means”. SHE means, “what she means”. Damn… Whitney just hopes audiences leave her shows saying, “I never thought of that,” or “That was witty,” or “Look out! There’s a bear!” (We’ve got to keep on top of this, guys.)




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Vickie Lynn

Beloit, WI

Vickie Lynn is a comedian from Beloit, WI. In her 5th year of comedy, Vickie still makes the crowd laugh with her humorous and truthful standup. Her boisterous, brash, brave, & boobylicious humor has made her a fan favorite where ever she roams.



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Marla Depew

Chicago, IL

Marla Depew is a comedic performer and writer, a graduate of The Second City Training Center’s Writing Program, a co-producer of the queer-and women-friendly comedy show Just Dickin’ Around, the founder of comedy showcase Laughs In The Lounge, and the creator of the one-woman shows Marla Depew: Recovering Christian and Marla Depew’s Mom: Farmgirl Gone Wild. She’s performed standup and sketch comedy around the country. She’s obsessed with Sinead O’Connor and writes feminist fan fiction about The Bachelor franchise called Will You Accept This Prose.



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Vanessa “Pants” Tortolano

Madison, WI

The stunningly talented and exceedingly functional yet bizarre Vanessa Pants wants to take you out of your world and wring out the pain with laughter.




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Addie Blanchard

Milwaukee, WI

Addie Blanchard just got her three year chip in the Milwaukee comedy scene, where she’s been doing stand-up at any stage that will have her. She’s opened for Chris Thayer and Dave Stone, and is a co-producer of the Cream City Comedy Festival. She ran a monthly comedy show in Milwaukee for two and a half years called Sorry Not Sorry, and is cool and fun.



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