April 18th 19th & 20th
Over the past decade, Andy Beningo has established himself as one of the hardest working comedians in the business today. Performing his clever and "every-man" style of material has led to some 300 dates a year- taking him through 38 states and into Canada. Along the way, he has appeared on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, as a final four finalist on CMT's Next Big Comic, and regularly on the Bob and Tom radio show.
Beningo has been hailed for his clean style of comedy, resulting in being named "Best Comedian" by the Detroit Metro Times. His rare ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short lived career as a middle school teacher and our society's obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite in audiences nationwide.
Andy continues to accumulate radio and small television appearances, including being heard on Chick McGee's Off the Air Podcast, on XM Sirius Radio and overseas on the American Forces Network. Appearances on the NBC affiliate show "Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson," the Comedy Time Network, Comcast Cable's Open Mic and on MavTV have been well received. Beningo has won the Clean Guys Unbleepable Contest- and his stand up clip on text messaging premiered before Dave Coulier's Clean Guys of Comedy movie- which was in over 600 theaters nationwide. He became a favorite on Rooftop Comedy, where his material was highlighted on three different TV shows, including Comedy Cut Outs- an animated series. Rooftop also tapped him to host the National College Competition presented by TBS at both Michigan State and the University of Michigan.
Festival performances have included: Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI (where he was the warm up act for Betty White's sold out show at the DeVos Center), the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival (at the Johnny Carson theater) and the Clean Comedy Challenge- where he won several awards.
We couldn't be more excited for Andy's return to our stage this week--don't miss out!