Billy's Lounge

    • 1437 Wealthy St. SE
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Billy’s Lounge is a local hot spot in the Eastown Community. With our live music, a fully stocked bar, and drink specials on a nightly basis…you can see why!

Upcoming Comedy Shows

  • Saturday January 29th 07:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Steph Tolev at Billy's Lounge
  • Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal four times, three of which were taped for TV. Steph made her American TV debut on Comedy Central part of Bill Burr's new show "The Ringers". This past year she filmed her first half hour stand up special part of season two of "Unprotected Sets" airing on Epix. She was named one of Vultures "Comics You Should and Will Know" and one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics to watch. She also co-wrote and co-stars in the Comedy Central web series "Steph & Deb" . Steph can also be seen in the Amazon show "Please Understand Me" produced by Sarah Silverman and was featured in season two of "Corporate" on Comedy Central. Steph has won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand up and her latest album "I'm Not Well" was nominated for a Juno Award for "Best Comedy Album of The Year"
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  • Friday February 4th 08:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Jeff Dye Live at Billy's Lounge
  • 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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  • Sunday February 13th 08:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Steve Trevino Live at Golden Age at Creston Brewery
  • You could invite him over for a nice civilized dinner with the wife and kids—or brews and barbecue in the backyard with your buddies…Comedian Steve Treviño most certainly embodies the title of “America’s Favorite Husband.” Sharing hilarious observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood at large, he locks into an undeniable rhythm fueled by straight-shooting honesty and a whole lot of heart. He appeals to audiences on the most relatable level by fitting right into their families. Among many skills, he can “speak wife” fluently. (If you’re married, you know this language!) He takes pride in his ability to assemble his own swing sets, slides, and backyard playground projects—neglecting to “call the guys” Amazon offers at $500 a pop. (If you have kids, you know this is terrible idea!) He recognizes that his in-laws’ money is “no good,” but when his own parents show up, the response to the check is, “We’re saving.” He takes pride in the fact he’s “not allowed to make [his] own decisions,” as any good husband should. He loves his wife Renae so much that she wrecked his dream Silverado, and he’s (sort of) okay with it. This identifiable approach affirms his status as one of the country’s fastest-rising comics, viewed over 175 million times as of 2020, selling out shows coast-to-coast, amassing nearly 1 million total social media followers, and headlining specials for Amazon, NETFLIX, Showtime, and more.Now, this “Husband” knocks on the doorstep of household recognition with an upcoming podcast alongside Renae, endless touring, and many more surprises.“My comedy is very personal to me,” he says. “My goal is to make sure that everyday married men can laugh at themselves. Life wasn’t horrible for me. I didn’t have this crazy struggle. I’m just an average married man madly in love with my above average wife—and I want to make her happy. I think that translates to the audience. My narrative is I’m a normal dude trying to be a good spouse and father, just like you.”The story starts in a town not so different from yours either.Steve grew up in the “very Friday Night Lights city” of Gregory Portland, TX. Surrounded by working class industry, he describes his Vietnam Veteran dad as “one of the toughest men I’ve ever met.”During one fateful party, Steve snuck downstairs and witnessed pops and the crew “laughing their heads off” to Richard Pryor on HBO. “I was like, ‘How did this one man get everybody to come inside and laugh together at the same things?’,” he recalls. “That’s when I discovered standup comedy.”After wearing out his cousin’s Eddie Murphy VHS tapes, a seven-year-old Steve commandeered the picnic table during future parties and told jokes to uproarious laughs from on-lookers.  He smiles, “My dad would be like, ‘Say all of that stuff you say’, and my uncles who are men that don’t laugh would crack up. I found power in it. It was all I ever wanted to do.”With no comedy clubs in Gregory Portland, he picked up and moved to Dallas at 19-years-old. He lived a stone’s throw from the Addison Improv where he waited tables, tended bar, worked the door, and gofer-ed for performing comedians in addition to cutting his teeth on stage. He witnessed early gigs by Dave Chapelle, Jeff Dunham, Damon Wayans, and more, stoking the passion further. In 2001, he opened up the iconic Three Amigos Comedy Tour featuring Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco, and Freddy Soto. By 2006, he began headlining shows of his own. He delivered side-splitting performances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed, and BET Comic View in addition to writing for Mind of Mencia and producing and writing for international GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Pitbull’s La Esquina.His first Showtime special, Grandpa Joe’s Son, staked out a spot in the Nielsen Top 20. He funded, produced, and shot his 2014 runaway hit Relatable on NETFLIX. To promote the special, he uploaded a teaser clip entitled “When Your Wife Comes Home From Shopping.” It exploded as a viral sensation, generating 56 million views on Facebook alone and paving the way for a series of heavily-shared clips such as “When You Ask Your Wife If She Wants McDonalds” [21 million views] and “When Going To Vegas With Your Wife Goes Wrong” [4 million views]. Meanwhile, 2018’s ‘Til Death maintained his momentum. Co-produced by comedy powerhouse Nacelle, Steve took over a barn in his home state of Texas under the watchful eye of Día De Muertos paintings of his family. With the cameras rolling, he delivered one of his funniest and fieriest routines.“It’s very balanced,” he explains. “I get my digs in; Renae gets her digs in. Here are the joys of life. Here are the joys of marriage. Here’s us almost getting divorced. Here’s us having a kid. It plays like a movie, which I love. At the same time, it’s a different perspective on a Mexican-American family. We’re very proud of our heritage. In ‘Til Death, you’ve got the Alamo, Mariachi, and the country. I’m a Mexican-American. The stories I tell are Mexican-American—but I’m celebrating the culture for everyone.”The material evolves as fast as his reactions do. In 2020, he performs a set anchored by hilarious home vignettes and billboard-worthy jokes such as “I speak wife” as a roadmap for husbands or “Bite the leg” as instructions for gummy bear edibles.At the same time, he also gives back whenever possible. Steve regularly raises money for Helicopters For Heroes, an organization benefitting veterans. Towards the end of each show, he spotlights vets, police officers, first responders, nurses, and teachers and uplifts them a tribute.Additionally, he continues to organically expand the Treviño brand. He and Renae unveiled a joint weekly podcast in 2020 entitled Steve Treviño and Captain Evil.“It’s been a very gradual hustle,” he goes on. “I’m not good at bullshit; I just know how to be a good standup comedian.”Nobody is better at being “America’s Favorite Husband” though.“If you watch my standup and walk away a little closer to your partner, I’m doing my job,” he leaves off. “Hopefully, you think, ‘I’m not the only one going through this’. That’s what comedy does. I want to leave you with a very honest image of what my wife and I are. I look at the psychology of a joke before I look at the funny of it. For as much as it should be funny, it should be therapeutic. That’s what I’m here for.” – Rick Florino, January 2020
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  • Saturday March 26th 08:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Dustin Sims Live at Park Theatre
  • Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style of storytelling has accumulated him over a MILLION followers across social media. Dustin’s raw comedy is mostly centered around bizarre life experiences that are guaranteed to keep you laughing! Also be sure to check out his extremely popular podcast ‘Poor Taste with Dustin Sims’ on Youtube.
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  • Friday May 13th 07:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Liz Miele Live at Billy's Lounge
  • 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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  • Saturday May 21st 07:00PM - Billy's Lounge
  • Akaash Singh Live at Billy's Lounge
  • 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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