Guest Blogger Jesse Encourages You to Check Laughter Off Your Summer Check List With C-U Comedy

This summer C-U Comedy will be bringing live stand up comedy to select Friday nights at Soma Ultralounge in Downtown Champaign as part of our "Friday Night Summer Stand Up Series".

Our weekly Wednesday night show, 'The Showcase" always has great support and terrific crowd turn outs. However, we are aware that there are some people who aren't able to make it out during the middle of the week due to early morning jobs, kids, and Netflix they need to catch up on before someone spoils it on their Facebook feed. We get it, priorities.


But, if you are looking for a perfect date night idea on the weekends, or just want to do something different with a group of friends, Champaign-Urbana Comedy has you covered this summer!


Hereโ€™s the line-up of laughter we have for you to-date!


June 24th - Kristen Toomey (Chicago's Comedians You Should Know, Laugh Factory Comedy Club, Women's Funny Festival, Comedy Exposition). Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.


July 8th - From Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing: Junior Stopka.

(This is a "Hard R" show)


July 22nd - U of I Alumni Performer Night (featuring Chicago Laugh Factory's and U of I's Paul Farahvar)


Aug 5th - Derek Lengwenus (Winner of Best Comedy in the Montreal Fringe Festival, Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Just For Laughs Festival, and finalist at the San Francisco Comedy Competition.)


You can get tickets for all shows online at or by e-mailing All reserved tickets come with a reserved table. This is a great chance to see professional comedians in your area for half the price it would cost to go to a comedy club! For all information visit the website or find us on facebook at!