ComedyJuice w/ Duncan Trussell, Michael Palascak and Adam Hunter
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two drink minimum
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.
Justin Berkman is an emerging star in stand-up comedy. He brings an incredibly original and equally hilarious brand of comedy to the stage. Justin doesn't just tell jokes; he puts on a show.
The Los Angeles native and Stanford University graduate recently filmed his first one-hour special/DVD, "All In", in front of a sold-out crowd in San Jose, California. Berkman is a favorite at colleges and comedy clubs across the country. He was one of the headliners on The New Generation of Comedy Tour and he is a fixture at the top comedy clubs in Los Angeles. Furthermore, he is the co-host and co-creator of The Perfect Pair game show which is currently touring colleges nationwide.
Additionally, Justin Berkman has made a number of television appearances. He recently took part in a new stand-up comedy tv show called "Uncontrolled Comedy" which is scheduled to air in the summer or fall of 2014. He was one of the winners and was featured on three episodes of MTV's "Yo Momma", and has been seen on FX's "The People's Champion" and SiTV's "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner". Also, he provided audience warm-up for Showtime's "Comics Without Borders", hosted by Russell Peters.
Justin Berkman makes a concerted effort to use his comedy to spread joy and help others. He has hosted multiple events for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to raise money for pediatric cancer research. And, he works for Armed Forces Entertainment; he has entertained US troops and State Department personnel in fifteen countries.