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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Teacher turned
musical comedian
 
Tim Cavanagh performs
at Penguin's Comedy Club October 4 - 6
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September
25, 2007 - When Tim Cavanagh finished school, he took a career
aptitude test and based on his verbal ability score, it suggested that he become
a mime.  But as luck would have it, that
was the year mimes went on strike for better working conditions (bigger
make-believe boxes to be trapped in, a less stiff imaginary wind to run against,
etc.).  So Tim walked away from the mime
world, although as he walked away, he pretended to be pulled along by a big
invisible dog.

 

For the next three years, Tim
taught religion at an all-girls Catholic high school.  At night, he broke into comedy at Zanies,
Chicago's best
comedy club.  This dual role, religion
teacher by day and comedian by night, began to take its toll.  One night, as Tim threatened to call a
heckler's parents, he realized it was time to choose one career.

 

He picked comedy.  Soon his funny songs were being heard
nationally on the legendary "Dr. Demento" radio show.  With an ever growing collection of fun, witty
tunes, Tim was a perfect fit for radio. 
In spite of an allergy to giraffes that kept him away from a number of
Morning Zoos, he has been a frequent and favorite guest on drive-time radio
shows across the country. With songs like "I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won't Let
Me)," "99 Dead Baboons," and "Get Drunk with Dignity," Cavanagh has sung his way
into the hearts of radio audiences everywhere.

 

For several years, Tim worked
closely with radio personality and "Partridge Family" star Danny Bonaduce.  Danny once said, "Tim's the funniest guy in
the world.  He's so cute, you just wanna
kiss him."  And that's coming from a man
who once beat up a guy in a dress.

 

Since 1997, Tim has been a
regular guest on the award winning "Bob & Tom" radio show, which is heard
nationwide on 120-plus stations.  In that
time, Tim has performed over two hundred songs on the show.  Many of those songs were part of a popular
weekly segment, "The One Minute Song," which he did on the show from
1998-2000. 

 

Along the way, Tim was featured
on an ABC-TV prime time comedy special, as well as on Comedy Central and Comcast
Comedy Spotlight.

 

Since 1997, Tim has released
three comedy CDs on his own Hits & Giggles Records label.  Tim recently recognized himself as "Best
Artist" on the Hits & Giggles roster, an award he has won three out of the
last five years.  Even though he is the
only act on the roster, a misty-eyed Cavanagh was quoted as saying, "It's still
a big thrill."

 

Aside from headlining at comedy
clubs and touring with "The Friends of Bob & Tom" shows, Tim has performed
at hundreds of corporate events.  From
Mayo Clinic and Xerox to the Midwest Poultry Federation and Prairie Bolt &
Screw, his clean and clever material has made him a hit.  He is a professional member of the National
Speakers Association, and while that organization is the archenemy of the
National Mime Council, Tim still has cordial relations with several
mimes.


 

See Tim
Cavanagh co-starring Nicholas Anthony 
October 4th
through 6th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Pat Godwin, Paul & Storm
and The Musical Comedians of Comedy Tour.


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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
He's Even Funny
During the Off Season
 
Dan St. Paul performs
at Penguin's Comedy Club September 20th through 22nd
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September
12, 2007 - Comedian Dan St. Paul has become a legend among listeners of "The BOB
& TOM" show even if they may not realize it. The show's daily most
frequently asked question would have to be, "who does that bit where Jesus is
playing baseball," (or some variation of that). The answer of course, is St.
Paul. His biblical baseball game pieces rank among the most highly sought after
bits in the show's history.
 
Dan has also appeared on
several episodes of "An Evening at the Improv", plus numerous shows on VH-1,
MTV, and Comedy Central. Since then, he has opened for such superstars as Jerry
Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill. In a
testament to the class of his act, Dan even opened for the San Francisco
Symphony!

Dan appeared in the movie "Flubber" with Robin Williams, and
signed a recording deal with MCA records. His CD, "Natural and Good for You"
contains one the most requested comedy pieces on radio, "The First Baseball
Game". He also is the star of his own one-man play, "Outer Mission, Middle Class
- The Comic Diary of an Immigrant's Son".

 
See Dan
St. Paul co-starring Stan Stankos
 
September 20th
through 22nd at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Tim Cavanaugh, Pat Godwin and
Paul & Storm.


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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comical cultural icon delivers odd show
Heywood Banks performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 13th through 16th
BETTENDORF, IA, September 5, 2007 - Heywood Banks' act is not the normal stand-up routine--far from it. Heywood is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe.

Dressed in a plaid jacket and wearing dark-rimmed glasses, Heywood's style is his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.

Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.

You have to be pretty smart to get Heywood at his deepest level (he demands a high level of pop culture literacy), but you can also enjoy him just for his vocal style impersonations, expert musicianship and just plain silliness.

Heywood has been featured in "Rolling Stone Magazine" and "People Magazine." He won First Place in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search Contest.

Heywood Banks has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv," MTV's "1/2 Hour Comedy Hour," CNN's "Hollywood Minute," "Caroline's Comedy Hour," "Entertainment Tonight," "Showtime Comedy Club Network," "Dr. Demento Show," "12th Annual HBO Young Comedians Special with Paul Rodriguez" and is a frequent guest on the national Bob and Tom radio show.

Stuart Mitchell, the creator of Heywood Banks, tells us that his character was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee and lived for many many years in a log trailer. Heywood's biological parents, Hank and Heyena Banks were killed in a freak revolving restaurant accident back in the sixties - someone had hit the Puree Button by mistake...grisly! Eventually raised by mathematical parents, Heywood was working in a Kroger bagging groceries when he was hit in the head with a can of lunchmeat, giving him spamnesia. This caused him problems for years as he became afraid of the dark, but couldn't sleep with the light on. "Did that ever happen to you???"

Come see the deeply loved Heywood Banks and his very odd show at Penguin's Comedy Club!

 
 

See Heywood Banks co-starring Chad Thornsberry September 13th through 16th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Dan St. Paul, Tim Cavanaugh and Pat Godwin.

 

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{mosimage}Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com
 Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Mediacom Spokesman Comedic Talent
 
Michael Thorne performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 6th through 8th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, September 5, 2007 -  Michael Thorne has a fast-paced comedy style that almost leaves audience flinching with laughter. Non-stop and rapid fire, Michael hits all the topics that have made him a comedy club favorite. Relationships are his specialty, but don't expect Dr. Phil or Oprah...it's more like Judge Judy meets Jerry Springer.

Michael can currently be seen coast-to-coast in commercials for Mediacom. His diversity and high energy enable him to relate his humorous insights that any, and every audience will find entertaining. Thorne will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life.

 
See Michael Thorne co-starring David Beck September 6th through 8th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting www.penguinscomedyclub.com.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul and Tim Cavanaugh.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Comedian Dwight York brings back the one-liner
Dwight York performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
August 16th through18th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 14, 2007 - Comedian
Dwight York is not just a funny character with and an unforgettable style; he
has great jokes. A seemingly endless store of original and
clever jokes the St. Paul Pioneer Press calls "best one-liners this side of
Stephen Wright." Audiences agree. He is a crowd pleasing, critically
acclaimed, one of a kind showman. Dwight York is truly a stand out among stand-ups!

 

Dwight
has been a guest and can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated radio
program The Bob and Tom Show and is featured on their CD You
Guys Rock
; is heard regularly on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio and is the author of the book
The Vile File -- Jokes
too Sick for the Stage
.

 

 

See Dwight York co-starring Chad Miller August 16th through 18th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul
and Tim Cavanaugh.

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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Greg Hahn's high energy and physical
comedy will keep you laughing!
Greg Hahn performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
August 9th through 11th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 06, 2007 -  Straight from the "Bob & Tom"
Comedy Central special and theater tour..."High Five, myself, no
friends!"..."Monday starts the weekend!" Going nuts in our club again, it's Greg
Hahn!

Here's a
guy that brings something to the party - head lice!

Greg Hahn has
parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and
crowd work, into an act with no waiting for the funny, just immediate
pandemonium and panic. His massive likeability and wild stylings have led to
numerous television, club, corporate, college and now theater appearances
throughout the country.

Greg is a touring comedian and has co-starred in
the independent film Tomorrow Night and has appeared on Late Night with Conan
O'Brien (NBC), Premium Blend (COMEDY CENTRAL), Make Me Laugh (5 episodes, COMEDY
CENTRAL), Louis CK's Pulp Comics (COMEDY CENTRAL), 30 Seconds to Fame (FOX),
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (FOX) and Star Search (CBS).

When
appearing on Star Search, Greg was spotted by Tom Griswold of the nationally
syndicated BOB & TOM Radio Show. Greg has since established himself as a
favorite guest on the show and currently headlines the Friends of The BOB AND
TOM theater tour. COMEDY CENTRAL has filmed the tour for an upcoming stand up
special. Greg will also star in the much anticipated independent mockumentary
"CHANGE YOUR LIFE" to be released in 2007.

 
See Greg
Hahn co-starring Ed Zipper
August 9th through 11th
at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by
visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul
and Tim Cavanaugh.

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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Hispanic Comedian Funny and Nimble Daner
Alex Ortiz performs at Penguin's Comedy Club August
2nd through 4th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 2, 2007 - Alex Ortiz
is a f
ireman turned
comedian, those skills come in handy when his audiences need resuscitation from
extreme laughter! Exploding with dynamite talent, Alex is sending crowds into
fits of side-splitting laughter worldwide!

"The Champion of Comedians!" and
not just in his own mind... Alex is the Showtime at the Apollo "TKO Comedy
Champion of 2002." And it doesn't stop there. Alex has toured the world and is
still being talked about in Japan, Italy, Spain, England, and Bosnia! Media
success includes two Wrigley's and two MGD television commercials that are
currently airing nationally.

One of the hottest and most sought
after comedians' touring today, this Hispanic comedian is extremely athletic,
and a nimble dancer, great skills when you're climbing to the top! Alex has both
headlined and featured at The Apollo, Funny Bones and The Improvs. He has rocked
the stage as opener for Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Bobcat
Goldthwaite and Michael Winslow.

Alex is a founding member and
writer of the Forgotten City Comedy Troupe, the Hottest Urban Sketch Group in
the country. Alex does impressions, dialects, cartoon character voices and of
course is bilingual. Alex also writes and sings song parodies that rival Weird
Al Yankovic. He is a loyal dedicated family man, and was voted the "Hot Sexy
Fireman of the Year!"... By his wife!!!

Alex Ortiz, "A must see show!" at
Penguin's Comedy Club!

 
See Alex
Ortiz co-starring Nathan Timmell
August 2nd
through 4th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Greg Hahn, Heywood Banks and
Dan St. Paul.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Winner of "The Funniest Person in the
Military" brings "In Your Face Silliness!"
Kevin Williams performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
July 26th through 28th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, July 17, 2007 - Kevin Williams is one of the most creative
and brightest comedians performing today. Born and raised in Chicago, Kevin's
brand of humor is best described as "In your face silliness!" In fact, he prides
himself in being able to entertain diverse audiences. 

Kevin began
performing comedy while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He won "The Funniest
Person in the Military" comedy contest held in New York. He has taken his act
overseas performing in Germany and Japan. 

Kevin's television credits
include B.E.T.'s Comic View and NBC's Last Comic Standing. He has opened for
Aretha Franklin and toured with D. L. Hughley. In 2005, Kevin was the winner of
the Chicago Comedy Competition. Kevin's act has been described as "A Must
See!"

 
Kevin's comedy is smart, inventive and perfectly paced. All of his
material is presented with his own slant, from topics unseen to those tread
upon, but rediscovered anew. From brutal personal experiences to light-hearted
whimsical farce, Kevin's comedy is a true dichotomy. As soon as he hits the
stage, Kevin captures and audience and allows them to laugh as they view the
world from his own perverse perspective.
 
See Kevin
Williams co-starring Joe Tyler
 July 26th through 28th at
Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by
visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Greg Hahn, Heywood Banks and
Dan St. Paul.

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FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
The
Only One Man Comedy A Cappella Show in the World!

Ron Feingold at Penguin's
Comedy Club July 19th through 21st

 

BETTENDORF, IA, July 17, 2007 - Ron Feingold showcases the "Only One Man Comedy A
Cappella Show in the World!" What makes his show special is the fact that Ron
performs ALL of his own vocals including the bass, baritone, tenor, alto and
soprano parts...even the drums!

Ron has toured the
entire United States and has
performed in America's
finest Comedy Clubs, Universities, and Theatres. After doing
"straight" stand-up for 5 years, he decided to stir things up a
little and bring his love for a cappella music to the comedy clubs.

Ron's first album
was released in June of 1995 and was called One Man A Cappella Jam! His second
album, Solo Effort, was released in 2001,  and has taken Ron's
music to a different level. Using contemporary favorites and up-tempo classics
Ron has create an a cappella recording that is unique and fun to listen to.

Currently, Ron is
a corporate and cruise ship entertainer residing in Florida and also performs at his favorite
comedy clubs around the country. Check out the show because you won't see or
hear anything like this anywhere!

See Ron
Feingold co-starring Jake Baker
 July 19th
through 21st at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by
calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub.com.
Visit Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Greg
Hahn, Heywood Banks and Dan St. Paul.

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BETTENDORF, IA, June 29, 2007 - 4th of July weekend is a celebration at Penguin's Comedy Club with musical comedian Jack Willhite.

Jack Willhite has one of the most exciting comedy acts on tour today! Jack's performance is hilarious, fast-paced and unpredictable.  Willhite offers up a tour-de-force of
costume changes, props and musical parodies in a one-of-a-kind show you don't
want to miss!



Two words describe Jack's show; "clever" & "unpredictable." 
Whether  its ZZ Top, Alice Cooper & Robert Plant as TV Sitcom stars, or a Halloween 
visit to the houses of Ozzy Osborne, Jim Morrison & Axl Rose........this
versatile performer's blend of crazy characters, observational comedy & music is sure
to put a hefty spin on your funny bone!

 

See Jack Willhite co-starring Gina Trammell July 5th through 7th at Penguin's
Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
. Visit our website
for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" comedians Sean Morey, Greg Hahn and Heywood Banks.

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