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Best Comedy & Stand-up in Cedar Rapids

Gabriel Iglesias at Alliant Energy PowerHouse

Gabriel Iglesias

A now iconic stand-up known for his bold Hawaiian print shirts and larger-than-life personality, Iglesias' comedic style combines his talent for storytelling with voicing characters and brilliantly realistic sound effects. Throw into the mix his cross-cultural and clean-spoken style of comedy, and you have a rare gem who has far-reaching appeal for family audiences too. This is one guy who's guaranteed to have the whole family crying with laughter!

Brad Williams at Paramount Theatre

Brad Williams

California-born Williams has made a striking mark on the nationwide comedy circuit, as well as having a large fanbase online as a guest on various comedy podcasts and radio shows. First discovered by Carlos Mencia at his live show after noticing him in the audience, the young Williams was invited on stage to contribute to the show, to huge applause. Regularly making references and jokes concerning his dwarfism, Williams displays a brazen attitude towards subjects including disability, relationships, sex, and race, attracting new audiences with every appearance.

Nurse Blake at Paramount Theatre

Nurse Blake

A nurse with a background in healthcare isn't who you usually go to see in concert, but with social media, anything is possible. Blake Lynch, better known as Nurse Blake amassed a large online following due to his comedic videos providing insight into the nursing profession. He has also been the pioneer of campaigns including 'Nurses Support Their Young' and 'Banned4Life' which challenged the FDA blood donor policy that excluded gay and bisexual individuals.

Mark Normand at Paramount Theatre

Mark Normand

Stand-up comedian and actor Mark Normand isn't shy when it comes to certain topics, he's become known for his snappy one-liners and unfiltered honesty. This year, you've been invited to witness the expert-craftsman as he takes center stage on his 'Ya Don't Say' tour! You'll find out why Normand has become a global name and earned himself a place among the great comedians.

Larry The Cable Guy at McGrath Amphitheatre

Larry The Cable Guy

Don't miss stand up comedian Daniel Whitney, better known as Larry The Cable Guy from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and his movie 'Larry The Cable Guy'. Daniel Whitney began his career as an entertainer in the radio industry, making regular guest appearances on popular talk shows. He shot to fame through his Larry The Cable Guy character and has since released several movies staring the memorable Southerner. He's also released an astonishing seven comedy albums, three of which are certified gold! He's also released a book, titled after his catchphrase 'Git-R-Done!'.

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