Local Stand-Up Comic to Host Female Comedy Show in Chicago June 16

Round Lake Beach mother and stand-up comic Denise Medina will be hosting the kates at the 6th annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. – the kates

Friday, June 16

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by Tina Johansson

Denise Medina, stay-at-home mom of two turned stand-up comic is excited to announce she will be hosting the kates comedy show in the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival which takes place this week, Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18 at Stage 773 in Chicago.

The event is the 6th annual show celebrating women in comedy. Medina will be hosting the kates show only on Friday, June 16.

“It’s my second year performing with the kates in the festival, but it will be my first time hosting the show,” said Medina of Round Lake Beach.

The stand-up comic formerly of Chicago, noted that on Friday, June 16, she will be hosting an all-female cast of performers including Edith Lule, Colleen Brennan, Alexes Elizabeth and Jan Slavin. The Friday show starts at 9 p.m.

A past intern on the former TV show Wild Chicago, Medina can be credited with bringing stand-up comedy back to Lake County.

Early in 2016 she started comedy show HilariTea at Madame ZuZu’s Tea House in Highland Park. The show attracted a number of Chicago area comics who performed with her at the place.

To get tickets to see Medina host the kates at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival this week, go to http://tinyurl.com/ybjoggw9 .

For more information about the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival visit


Stage 773 is at 1225 W. Belmont in Chicago. Phone 773.773.327.5252.

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