The “Stand U.P. Comedy Festival” is set to return to Marquette, Michigan at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. and Barrel + Beam. The line-up for the festival will feature both local talent and a former contestant from America’s Got Talent. The first wave of the festival will kick off on October 5th at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., with comedian and former radio personality Dave Wellfare headlining the show, and the event will continue through to November 4th.
Marquette Welcomes Back Stand U.P. Comedy Festival
The “Stand U.P. Comedy Festival” is set to return to the Marquette area, hosted at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. and Barrel + Beam.
Vinny Schultz, a participating comedian, delves into the festival’s offerings which includes acts from local talents and a former contestant from America’s Got Talent.
However, before the laughs, Tia Trudgeon and co-host Catherine Lightfoot discuss hot topics of the day. Watch their discussion here.
Returning to comedy, Schultz outlines the impressive talent coming to Marquette.
The first wave of comedians, including Dave Wellfare, a former radio personality, and three local talents, will take the stage at Ore Dock Brewing Co. on October 5th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The 2nd annual “U.P. Stand Up Festival” will follow a month later, from November 1st to the 4th at both venues, with a grand lineup of performances. Purchase your tickets here.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 (Ore Dock Brewing Co.) – 7:00 p.m: Eric Laksonen, Jim Berry, Kash Money Karl, Raegan Nielela, Trevor Clumpner ; Headliner: Sean Patrick Moore
Thursday, Nov. 2 (Ore Dock Brewing Co.) – 7:00 p.m: Louis D. Michael; Headliner: Zach Martina. At 9:30 p.m. – Matt Conn; Headliner: Camila Ballario
Friday, Nov. 3 (Ore Dock Brewing Co.) – 7:00 p.m: Adam Degi; Headliner: Mary Santora. Followed by Thick Skin w/ Mike Stanley & Matt Cobos at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4 (Ore Dock Brewing Co. and Barrel + Beam) – 7:00 & 9:30 p.m: Dave Yates; Headliner: Ryan Niemiller (Americas Got Talent). Barrel + Beam at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m: Comedy City Improv.
With these shows, Schultz anticipates a comedy resurgence in Marquette. Schultz discusses the upcoming shows here.
Schultz also shares insights about his comedic journey. Find out more about his comedy journey here.
In the festival spirit, Tia and Catherine sample Bell’s newest beer, “Oberon Eclipse”. Watch their beer tasting session here.
All comedy shows are ticketed. Get your Stand U.P. Comedy Festival tickets here.
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