AFTER HOURS AT THE IMPROV
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
21 & over
No Cover At The Door
A throwback to the old school days here at the Improv, starting right after the 10pm show we open the stage to our seasoned Improv regular comedians who are hanging out at the club to work out their sets. Previous drop-ins include Russell Peters, Jeff Ross, Craig Robinson, Hugh Moore, Ryan Stout, KT Tatara, J Chris Newberg, Brent Weinbach and more!
The show is NO COVER and seated on a first come first serve basis and there is NO DRINK MINIMUM.
Come out for a fun, unpredictable show to end your Saturday night.
Banachowski started performing stand up in 2006 at age 17 in South East Michigan. While going to school to be a math teacher, he spent his college years trolling clubs and bars throughout Detroit, getting stage time in between working several jobs and graduating college and from the writing and improv programs at the now defunct Second City Detroit.
After winning a Michigan comedy competition in 2009, Banachowski moved to LA to continue his stand up career. He quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store LA. While in LA, he also graduated from The Upright Citizen's Brigade theater, and the famous Groundling's school for improv. Banachowski combines his writing and improv talents to create a cocktail of characters and emotions launching into stream of consciousness rants, voice driven character monologues, and personal stories for an act that leaves audiences quoting lines as they leave the club.
He's appeared on CBS and has lived in, and played, all the stages in Detroit, LA, and NY. He's opened for such acts as Eddie Ifft, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobby Collins, Ben Gleib and brought comics to the stage in the likes of Dane Cook, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Todd Glass, and many more.
Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) really likes to make people laugh--mostly because it keeps them from asking why he still lives at home with his parents. This young comedian from the Midwest grew up in Wabash, Indiana—“The First Electrically Lighted City in the World.” Most recently Michael performed at The TBS Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago. He also performed at Caesar’s Palace in The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He also won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham this summer.
Having trained at The Second City in Chicago, IO, and Annoyance, Michael also recently debuted his one-person sketch show in Chicago--Pursuing Happiness: A bunch of scenes about people that moved out of their parents' house, got a real job, and got married. Performed by a guy who didn't.
Onstage he shares hilarious, relatable moments about living at home with his parents and avoiding as much “real world” responsibility as possible. His affable, self-effacing persona allows audiences to laugh a lot. Michael has been heard on Q101’s The Ryan and Kevin Manno Program and seen on The Bob and Tom Show. Michael has been seen on WGN—The Bozo Show, Age 9, Large Boot Relay Team Blue (Runner-up).
In his free time, Michael plays baseball, watches TV, and compliments his mother on her cooking. Michael dedicates his entire career to his late orange and black goldfish named Tiger that did flips whenever its favorite TV show came on. Michael swears Tiger did a flip. At least once.