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Emily Lake Stand Up Performance Confirmed for Laugh or Die 2013!

Emily Lake

Emily Lake was a school teacher when she fell in love with using humor to connect with an audience. She started performing stand-up in Chicago, and has since performed in clubs all over the country, including The Improv, Zanies, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store. She produces a weekly stand-up showcase every Saturday night at the Gallery Cabaret called “The Two Hour Comedy Hour.” She completed improv training programs at I.O and Second City, and is a member of the Firemen’s Guild improv troupe. She is also a staff writer for the late night talk show “Talk Hard” at ComedySportz in Chicago and a writer for the upcoming sketch revue called ‘The Most Important Week’ performed in Donny’s Skybox at Second City.

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Suzzanne Monk Stand Up Performance Confirmed or Laugh or Die 2013!


Suzzanne Monk is a one-woman comedy dynamo.  She has been seen at the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA, all over Chicagoland, and in colleges around the Midwest.  She is heard weekly on the award winning DAMage Report Radio Show on LA Talk Radio.  Her multi-character, one-woman sketch comedy, 2 Boob Productions, has been compared to an American Tracy Ulman. She has been one of MySpace’s Top Ten Women Comedians for years. She cohosted and cowrote Fearless Radio’s Peace and Pipedreams Show (2007-08), with tens of thousands of listeners.  She’s been seen by millions worldwide on YouTube, Google Video, Revver and many more.  She produced and hosted both the Big Busty All Female Comedy Showcase featuring Jen Kober,  and the Chicago Bad Bitches of Comedy featuring Vanessa Fraction.  To name a few… Learn more about Suzzanne at

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Jayson Bernard to perform Stand Up @ Laugh or Die 2013!

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Jayson Bernard has been performing in the Chicago land area now for over a  decade, with film credits such as "The Landlord" by Emil Hyde, D.I.N.K.'s by  Robert Alaniz," Ill Will" by Terrance A. Jones and coming this year "Im Not in the Crowd" by Umi Vaid, "Delusion" by Larry Cohn AND "You Dont Say" by Robert  Alaniz where he worked along side Seinfeld's Larry Thomas. Bernard hosted last  years "Prairie State film festival" and performed venues such as "The Laugh or  Die" After hours party @ Chicago own Nite Cap.

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Caryn Ruby – Official Host Of 2013 Laugh Or Die Comedy Fest!


Caryn Ruby has hosted shows & performed stand-up from Los Angeles to NYC. She’s also a co-creater of the Modern Black Sheep comedy web series and co-host of the Lady Rerun Radio Show on blog talk radio. See more at or

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