Standing room comedy is a collection of comedians living in Chicago. We host a monthly show in the city at Hamburger Mary’s, in addition to shows at any venue in the Mid-West that wants to host live comedy.
Individually we are:
Erik Monical began his comedy career in Washington, D.C. Within the first year, he won the “Clash Of The Comics” competition at the Richmond Funny Bone. He began featuring and headlining at clubs along the East Coast. In 2010, Erik moved to Chicago and can be seen performing within the ciy and throughout the Midwest. Erik has also performed in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the World Series Of Comedy in Las Vegas, and the Iowa Comedy Festival.
Coming out of the windy city, with his honest, energetic and charismatic style Jonah has appeared on Last Comic Standing, plus worked with Comedy Centrals best including Nick Swardson, Zach Galifianakis, Tim Meadows and many more. His resume includes tours and performances throughout the country primarily in the Midwest and East Coast. He is featured in the documentary “Open Mic”, a film about Midwest comedy, and appeared in the mocumentary “Denny”. Jonah has performed with both “Second City”and “IO”, and can be currently seen performing with the improv/sketch group “JJDART”. Jonah has trained at the “Comedy Sports training Center” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the world renown “Second City Chicago”, and with “IO (formally Improv Olympic) Chicago”. Jonah looks forward to his future in Stand up and doing what he loves most , “making people laugh”.
Shane Copland is a comedy writer currently residing in Chicago. Growing up he told anyone that would listen that he wasn’t interested in work or responsibilities. As he’s gotten older, he’s been consistently disappointed and confused as these things attempt to take on a larger role in his life. Shane has performed in several (four) major cities across North America either opening for or sharing the stage with Dave Attell, Gary Gulman, Michael Palascak, Larry Reeb and Sebastian Maniscalco. Last year he was selected as a finalist for the “Jokes on You” national comedy competition at Jokes & Notes.