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Comedy Night

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

If you’re 21+ and looking to get your laugh on we know just the place for you! Join us at Jack’s Waterfront Bistro + Bar for an unforgettable Comedy Night every Thursday at 9:30pm. With no cover charge how can you resist?

Featuring Comedian:

Michael Palascak 
(Michael Pal-a-sack)

After moving around the Midwest during his early years, Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) ended up in Wabash, Indiana-- “The First Electrically Lighted City in the World.” He spent his formative years there, and then, after college, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy and living at home with his parents.

In the last three years, Michael debuted on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also performed at The TBS LOL Lounge in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago. He also has 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 won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham Season 3.  Last year, he was selected as one of 12 comedians in America and internationally to debut his half hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central's The Half Hour.

Desiring to perform all forms of comedy, Michael took sketch and improv classes at The Second City in Chicago, iO, and Annoyance. In Chicago, Michael debuted his one-person sketch show--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.

Michael connects to the youthful innocence in everyone as he relates his stories onstage. From becoming an uncle to going down water slides, Michael's stories allow everyone to laugh a lot.

Michael made his television debut on WGN—The Bozo Show, Age 9, Large Boot Relay Team Blue (Runner-up).


LIZ RUSSO is a standup comic and has been performing for over a decade and has performed for clubs, colleges, theaters, casinos, resorts, and events across the country.

Most recently Liz has filmed for Laughs on FOX TV, which will be her national television debut. Liz will also be performing multiple nights at Gilda's Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Her self produced and hosted monthly comedy showcase, One Night Stand with Liz Russo, was a long running hit atCarolines on Broadway in NYC. Liz also co-produced Mark DeMayo's monthly One Man Show, an all female comedy showcase.

Liz was featured at the 2013 'Laugh Your Asheville Off' Comedy Festival in Asheville, NC and was a competitor in Last Comix Standing at Foxwoods Casino as well as Philly's Phunniest at Helium Comedy Club and Ladies of Laughter at Broadway Comedy Club. Gilda's Laugh Fest is an exciting addition for 2015.

Liz has been a regular on Raw Reality with Gail Kasper as part of the Odd Squad and various sketches on WMCN44 in Philadelphia, PA.