The Pig Minds Brewing Co. Comedy Night returns with Headliner, Ronnie Ray.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 #FREE
Show starts at 7:30pm
Comics for the Night:
Host: Chris Grieco
Guest Feature: Mike Fountain
Main Feature: Alex Tsakanikas
Headliner: Ronnie Ray
Comedian Bio’s for the Night:
Host Chris Grieco is a comic that loves comedy as much as he hates writing bios for himself. He has performed at all the major clubs in Chicago and is the founder of Roast Battle Chicago – one of the biggest comedy shows in the city.
Guest Feature Mike Fountain is the host for the largest nationally touring comedy festival, The World Series Of Comedy. He started acting at the age of 10 and after his first laugh he was hooked. Mike has studied at The Second City and iO (formerly Improv Olympic) and is now an improv coach himself. Audiences have described Mike’s comedy as “Reliably Entertaining” with the ability to connect to people with stories about wacky family members and how He navigates through everyday life.
Main Feature Alex Tsakanikas hails from the windy city of Chicago. Having opened for the likes of Angelo Tsarouchas, Pantelis, Jeremy Hotz and many others Alex brings his style of adult absurdism and storytelling to crowds all over North America. You can find him regularly touring the Midwest, or listen to his podcast B.A.D. Shorty.
Headliner Ronnie Ray is a Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Theatrically Trained Actor (SAG/AFTRA), Improviser, Podcast Host and V/P & Founder of UDC Entertainment. He‘s the only Comedian to appear on Nickelodeon and Playboy TV. Ronnie has toured the country as a Headliner and Feature for over 12 years as a stand-up comedian. He has performed on such stages as The Improv (Hollywood, Brea, Ontario, Irvine, Miami and West Palm), The Laugh Factory (Hollywood and Chicago), The Famous Comedy Store (Hollywood and La Jolla) and many more. Also, Ronnie has shared stages with comedians ranging from Robin Williams to Leslie Jones and many more. Mr. Ray’s performances have received accolades in national and local publications, with his stand-up being described as Hilarious, Quick Witted and Extremely Talented. As a Stand-up Comedian Ronnie Ray has recently released Part 1 and 2 of 3 of a Comedy Album EP series called “Outta My System”. Also a full length Comedy Album entitled “Comedy Before Flesh” was released July 2016. All are available on all music services. In the Summer of 2023, Ronnie Ray will release his first film comedy special “Not Sick”. Ronnie Ray’s television credits include Playboy TV’s series “Canoga Park” as Keith Jameson (all 13 episodes), Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”, Shonda Rhimes’s “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC, Dick Wolf’s “Chicago Fire” on NBC, Fox’s “Empire” and in 2023 he plays Tony in “Kold x Windy” on WETV. Ronnie Ray has appeared in such movies as Save The Last Dance (with Kerry Washington and Julia Stiles), Redrum (Kenny Young and Jill Marie Jones), C’mon Man (Tony Rock and Rodney Perry) and many others. Also, Ronnie Ray runs his own podcast network “Underdogs of Comedy Network”. Including podcast shows “It’s The Ronnie Ray Show (weekly)”, “Growing Up Chi”, “Relationshits” and returning spring of 2023 “Q and A with Ronnie Ray” which is available on All Podcast Services.