Laugh or Die, you choose. Standup Comedian ~ Actor ~ Emcee.
SONAL AGGARWAL IS.. not a suitable marriage candidate, but she’s a great comic.
She is a world traveling performer. Raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, she left the country after college to travel the world. In March of 2015 while living in India as an artist and emcee, her life took a dramatic turn with a motorcycle accident that led her back to Chicago. During her rehabilitation, she realized that she was meant to do stand up comedy. Now, her infectious energy is on stage all over Chicago.
Namaste… please stop saying it if you are not saying it right.
Voted favorite bartender at Comedy Bar/ Chicago Storytelling Comedian (she/her)
Host of IntoxiKAITed History Chats on YouTube
Comedian. Writer. Nightmare.
Kathryn Gongaware is a standup comedian, writer, actress and menace, sometimes in reverse order. She’s known for sharp observational insight, an unfortunate amount of self-awareness, and uniquely wild stories, many of which spring from teaching yoga in jail. Kathryn is a regular at Laugh Factory, Zanies, and Second City, has performed at clubs throughout the country including The Comedy Cellar in NYC, and has opened for Mo Amer, Erica Rhodes, Michael Palascak, Cipha Sounds Andy Hendrickson, Kevin Bozeman and other national headliners. You can catch her on social @kathryngong, where her mother suggests she is “undoing the work of generations of women before her”. (Alright, Diane.)
OLIVIA CARTER (Zanies)
I also hate how much my profile picture makes me look like Elizabeth Holmes.
Blake Burkhart is a comedic writer and performer from Chicago. He can be seen doing stand-up all over Chicago and throughout the Midwest. He is also a co-creator and co-star of the well received sketch/variety event Super Talent Show and a cast member and writer for the sketch comedy group Actual Murderers.
From experiencing ghosting, heartache and love to discovering her non linear healing journey around sexuality, self love, body neutrality, and addiction; Em Grace untangles an intimate part of herself and gifts you with a mirror. Her deepest intention is to use her music to heal; to connect and unify communities all over the world with vulnerability.
EM GRACE & the Undercuts is an all queer band making ukulele punk, defying the perceived contrast between sweet tones and strong electric waves. Front woman, Em, pairs her electric baritone ukulele with emotionally visceral vocals and is amplified by bass (Sage), and drums (Rachael V.).
Em Grace has independently released two EPs, “Peach Tree” and “Waves of Grief”, which are on all listening platforms.
Em Grace started in 2017 as a solo project and the Undercuts joined in 2022.
We have headlined at The Golden Dagger Chicago and Burlington Bar; performed at Chicago staples Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Reggie’s Music Joint, Fruit Salad and The Second City. In March and April we’ll be making our debut at Liars Club and Subterranean.
We’ve paid our dues and played at copious amounts of local comedy shows, DIY venues, bars, restaurants, professional studios, apartments, and speakeasies.