Back Alley Comedy Club

    • 1531 W Sherman Blvd
    • Muskegon, MI 49441
The Back Alley Comedy Club is West Michigan’s premier spot for Stand Up comedy.

Upcoming Comedy Shows

  • Thursday January 20th 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Bret Ernst
  • Bret can currently be seen starring in the hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers. He was recently listed as TOP 5 comedians working today by www.standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today" by heckler.com and TBS. He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie“Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the networks “Stand-Up Showdown” the same year it aired. More recently, his 2nd performance on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” premiered March 2, 2018. in 2014, his self-released comedy album “American Comic” debuted on the iTunes Top 10, and his hour Special “Principal’s Office” can now be seen at www.bretcomedy.com. Deciding to control the distribution and content, Bret released his special for free to the public in JULY 2018 and currently has over 450,000 views and counting. Bret’s podcast, “You’re on the List” can be heard on the ALL THINGS COMEDY NETWORK weekly.
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  • Saturday January 22nd 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Lara Beitz Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LARA BEITZ cut her teeth in the Chicago comedy scene before moving to LA and becoming the most talked about new addition to the legendary Comedy Store’s stable. Since becoming a regular, Lara has quickly gained fans from the top of the comedy world, including Judd Apatow, and Joe Rogan, who took to Instagram to call her “the real deal.” She gained more fans soon after by appearing on David Spade’s Comedy Central series LIGHTS OUT, which can be seen below.
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  • Thursday February 3rd 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Jill Kimmel Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • This divorced mother of two has always had an appreciation for performing and making people laugh, but didn't discover her true calling of stand-up comedy until July of 2006. Since then, she's worked with Tom Papa, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jim Norton, Jeffrey Ross, Tig Notaro and many other great comedians at Stand-Up Live, the Improv clubs, The Laugh Factory, Catch A Rising Star and many other respected venues around the country.Featured at the 2018 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal for the LOL Network, and fall of 2017 on Comedy Central's, "Kevin Hart: Hart of the City", Jill also has a bi-weekly Facebook video segment, called "What A Mouth', where she comedically explores topics everyone can relate to.Known for her extensive performances at charity and fundraising events, Jill was personally asked to emcee a fundraiser by world-renowned musician Nils Lofgren, who also performed at the event. She has also been a favorite at the yearly comedy events held by The Jack Morton Foundation, an Arizona-based group that raises money to fund pediatric cancer research, as well as events for various animal rescue organizations, including Lost Our Home, AZ Small Dog Rescue, and Home Fur Good.Jill has been part of several groups of very funny comedians who were selected by Armed Forces Entertainment to perform for the U.S. military. Since the spring of 2013, Jill has traveled to bases in Germany, Belgium, England, Italy, Turkey, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Egypt and Jordan. She recently performed on her fifth tour spending Christmas and New Year's Eve with our American troops overseas.Jill has appeared in sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live, for the website SheKnows, and has filmed multiple commercials for companies such as Vocera, Sit N Cycle, Presto Loans, George Brazil, Plexus, and ThinOptics. She has regularly hosted lifestyle TV segments on various morning shows, for the PR company Orca Communications, and was selected to appear on "Stand Up Nashville', a televised comedy show featuring some of the country's top talent.A regular at several clubs in Vegas, Jill also has a 6-month residency at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club, called, "JILL KIMMEL LIVE", which will be up and running again once the clubs are!
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  • Saturday February 5th 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Jeff Dye Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Jeff Dye stars in NBC’s new eclectic comedy adventure series “Better Late Than Never.”  This exciting project will follow the travel of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as Jeff gives the adventure of a lifetime.Jeff is coming off of NBC’s alternative comedy-variety series hit called “I Can Do That”.  Which he is extremely proud of and taught him….Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. Raised in Seattle, this class clown started doing comedy at Giggles Comedy Club right out of high school and was first nationally recognized on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where he finished third after only three years into his comedy career.Since then he has had two of his own shows on MTV (“Money From Strangers,” “Numbnuts”), his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and stared on numerous other TV projects, including “Girl Code” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”Dye’s passion is bringing love and positivity through laughter to everyone he encounters.
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  • Saturday February 12th 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Muskegon Oakridge Senior Mystery Party Fundraiser Featuring Comedian Dwayne Gill
  • Everyone has heard the old saying “Good Cop, Bad Cop? Well meet Funny Cop, Dwayne Gill. As a professional stand-up comedian known for his engaging personality and stage presence, he can be depended on to serve up laughter wherever he appears. And when it comes to protecting, it’s not your funny bone he’s worried about - it’s the citizens of Michigan, since he’s also a cop! Feeling his job requirements were a bit too serious for someone considered funny since birth; Dwayne found an outlet for his humor when he first stepped onto a comedy stage in 1993. To say he was well received would only serve to protect the audience from what really happened. They went crazy with laughter. After only two more performances, he joined the ranks of professional comedians with his first paid booking at Gadzooks Comedy Club. “Right then I knew comedy was what I was here on earth for,” he laughs. “And I’d much rather take laughter than a bullet any time.” Dwayne’s topics range from current events, men and women relationships to the crazy situations he’s encountered as a police officer. His show has pleased comedy club audiences and corporate functions all over the country. He made his television debut on NBC’s syndicated talk show “Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson”, has appeared on Last Comic Standing, and a guest on the “Bob and Tom” nationally syndicated Radio/TV show. He has shared the stage with well-known comedians like Louie Anderson, Rocky Laporte, Greg Giraldo, and Last Comic Standing’s John Heffron, Alonzo Bodden and Rich Vos. Dwayne Gill is one of the fastest rising comics on the national scene today. Dwayne has appeared at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City, The Comedy Connection in Boston and The Comedy Castle in Detroit just to name a few. He is also a very popular corporate comic, whose clean show can be tailored to fit any event. So if you have never met a cop with a sense of humor, then it’s obvious you haven’t met Dwayne!
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  • Saturday February 19th 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Chris Fonseca Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • What do you do with adversity? I laugh at it. For three decades under the stage name, Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca, I have had the thrill of sharing laughter with audiences. It's always a challenge for audiences to get over their initial perceptions of what I'm going to do and what I'm capable of. We're brought up not to make fun of handicapped people, but there I am asking a crowd to find me funny. People aren't sure how to react at first. In my opening joke I always try to say without really saying it: “I know I'm handicapped and it's OK.” In ironic contrast to that, my 2021 tour is named, “The I’m Not OK and That’s OK Tour.” I got the idea from my young friend, Kyler Nipper, who started the non-profit Kyler’s Kicks. Now, back to me.I was born with Cerebral Palsy, due to my mother dying during my birth, so my path has never been an easy one. Being adopted by an elderly uncle and aunt (my mother's sister) who spoke broken English at best made the climb a bit steeper. My family is of Mexican descent. Add in the rural setting of Fort Morgan, Colorado, a small farming community, and success in entertainment was far from a realistic goal. I attended college on a scholarship from Dow Jones, as a result of being one of four national winners in a minority journalist writing contest. The journalism department of Trinidad State Junior College was on the third floor with no elevator. I tackled stairs numerous times a day. I should have won an award just for climbing the stairs. Upon my graduation, they finally installed an elevator and named it the “Chris Fonseca Elevator.” I began doing comedy as a sophomore in college and was soon hitting open mics all around Colorado. After a very successful college journalism career, which included a Collegiate Journalist of the Year award, I did the logical thing. I started a comedy career. Quickly moving up in the comedy circles, I began touring in 1987, and in the '90s, I began making appearances on cable TV shows, then hit late night. I was a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, and performed at the prestigious Montreal International Comedy Festival and the American Comedy Awards on ABC.  Oddly enough I even appeared on the hit series, Baywatch. They had me riding a customized, motorized wheelchair on the beach, which was great. But they also had me out in the water on a Boogie Board. Considering I don't swim, it was quite an adventure. I was supposed to look like I was having fun, and I guess that's where I did the real acting. In December two years prior, I was involved in a car accident, which required surgery and months of physical rehab. I had been in a similar accident in 1987, but still hit the road  in a wheelchair. I formerly used a chair as a kid, worked my way to a walker, then ditched the walker as a freshman in high school. The mobility device often misleads people to believe Cerebral Palsy is a mental condition. In my case, ordering at a restaurant can become a task when waitstaff pre-determines I can't order for myself. At that point, one of my five children would gladly intervene and order Dad the thing he hates most on the menu. I have done numerous benefits alongside such luminaries as President Jimmy Carter, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and more. As a person with a disability, I have received recognition from many places. I got to perform at the Kennedy Center for President George Bush Sr. and George W. Bush for the 15th anniversary of The American with Disabilities Act. I performed on the ABC special, “Christopher Reeve, A Celebration of Hope. I was given an award from The National Association for Speech Disorders, and I was an ambassador for World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2012. It's an honor to have recently been elected to the Colorado Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame. I am very close with my children and granddaughter. I live in Westminster, Colorado. I'm an avid San Antonio Spurs and Denver Broncos fan. Current projects include my 6th comedy album, “I’m Not OK and That’s OK.” I am always trying to help Kyler with his amazing efforts to help those in need. Please visit www.kylerskicks.org. I know it's unusual to see a handicapped person up onstage, and if I do well, the crowd may get something out of it besides the laugh. But I'm not out there on any kind of a mission to promote disabled people and demonstrate what they can or can't do. I'm a comedian, and I'm just trying to be funny.
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  • Saturday April 2nd 07:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Christopher Titus
  • Christopher Titus is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. His stand up work sees him playing to sell out audiences at clubs and theaters around the country.As a creator, Titus has sold scripts and ideas to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central. His multi-cam half hour “Titus” premiered to critical and audience acclaim on Fox, earning the show an Emmy Nomination, while Titus himself received a WGA Award Nomination for his writing on the show. Following “Titus,” Chris had a number of straight offer series leads including ABC’s “Big Shots,” opposite Dylan McDermott, Michael Vartan and Joshua Molina.Titus has written and starred in eight 90 minute comedy specials, some of which spent months on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart. He is currently performing his ninth 90 minute special "Stories I Shouldn't Tell, while his most recent hit special “Amerigeddon,” is available on Amazon. Additionally, Chris has a very successful podcast called The Armageddon Update/Titus Podcast with 8 million downloads.Most recently, Chris wrote, produced, directed and starred in the feature “Special Unit,” about a team of special needs people who form an undercover police unit.With a take no prisoners wit, years of writing hysterical, poignant comedy both in front of and behind the camera, Chris Titus is a voice unlike any other.
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  • Saturday April 2nd 09:30PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Christopher Titus
  • Christopher Titus is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. His stand up work sees him playing to sell out audiences at clubs and theaters around the country.As a creator, Titus has sold scripts and ideas to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central. His multi-cam half hour “Titus” premiered to critical and audience acclaim on Fox, earning the show an Emmy Nomination, while Titus himself received a WGA Award Nomination for his writing on the show. Following “Titus,” Chris had a number of straight offer series leads including ABC’s “Big Shots,” opposite Dylan McDermott, Michael Vartan and Joshua Molina.Titus has written and starred in eight 90 minute comedy specials, some of which spent months on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart. He is currently performing his ninth 90 minute special "Stories I Shouldn't Tell, while his most recent hit special “Amerigeddon,” is available on Amazon. Additionally, Chris has a very successful podcast called The Armageddon Update/Titus Podcast with 8 million downloads.Most recently, Chris wrote, produced, directed and starred in the feature “Special Unit,” about a team of special needs people who form an undercover police unit.With a take no prisoners wit, years of writing hysterical, poignant comedy both in front of and behind the camera, Chris Titus is a voice unlike any other.
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  • Saturday May 14th 08:00PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Liz Miele Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.
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  • Friday May 20th 07:30PM - Back Alley Comedy Club
  • Akaash Singh Live at Back Alley Comedy Club
  • An Indian American born and raised in Texas,Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand up comedian who is quickly working his way up to becoming a household name. His comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. He has been featured on HBO’s The Leftovers; several shows on MTV, and can currently be seen on the Netflix show "Brown Nation", as well as the new MTV show "Safeword"
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