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Comedian Ben Roy at Zanies

Bring your honey and your senses of humor to see comedian Ben Roy at Zanies Comedy Night Club in Old Town, January 20-22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Ben Roy is a comedy star, with his blend of rant (think Lewis Black and the vitriolic Bill Hicks), sarcasm, observation and high octane humor. He is featured in the book, “Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny,” along with Fred Armison (“Portlandia”) and Patton Oswalt.

Ben Roy is a member of The Grawlix, a sort of underground comedy club and web series in Denver, Colorado. He was invited to perform at the Boston Comedy Club, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the MTV Comedy Showcase and the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.

In 2011, the Denver Post picked Ben Roy as one of eleven “pathfinders” in the Denver area. The Onion A.V. club said of Ben Roy, “he’s like a skinny, punk rock Sam Kinison.”

Zanies Comedy Night Club is located at 1548 North Wells Street in historic Old Town. For tickets, call (312) 337-4027 or go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Ben Roy at Zanies Comedy Night Club experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.