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Chesire Cat Comedy to bring night of comedy celebrating Black and Asian voices to Breese Stevens Field Jan. 13


Coming up on Saturday, Jan. 13, Cheshire Cat Comedy will be partnering with Breese Stevens Field to bring a comedy event to the 917 East Mifflin Street venue in celebration of Black and Asian voices in comedy. Comedians Sohrab Forouzesh and Ken Hamlett will be headlining. 

Forouzesh hails from Chicago but moved from Iran to the U.S. when he was eight years old, heavily influencing his comedy material as he draws from his experiences being a heavier Persian kid in America. He regularly performs at clubs in Chicago such as the Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, and Zanies Comedy Club, and was a finalist for StandUP NBC in 2019 as well as in the TBS and Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. He tours colleges and got his start in college along with writing for the sketch show “Group Therapy” on Complex. 

Hamlett came to comedy after leaving a career as a Division 1 college athlete and brings an energetic show to crowds who he involved in his tales of being a dad and ex-nerd. He is currently an opener for Nimesh Patel and Nate Jackson on their comedy tours. Hamlett has won multiple awards in Oregon and has featured at festivals such as Just For Laughs Vancouver, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Burbank Comedy Festival, and more. He is also the producer and host of the award-winning podcast and nationally traveling show “A Drunken Night Out.”

Jessica Mance and Elsie How will also be giving stand-up performances and the night will be hosted by Josh Glen. The show is set to start at 8 p.m. and will be indoors with tickets $15 online or cash at the door with a discount of $5 cash with a student ID. Recommended age is 18+.

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