Joe Kwaczala (Host/Writer/Producer) is a comedian who likes to stay busy. As a writer, he’s currently working as a consultant for The Onion News Network. As a stand-up, Joe is a cast member at The Lincoln Lodge and has opened for stand-ups like Aziz Ansari, Joel McHale, and the Sklar Brothers. As a performer, he won the seventh season of the talent competition Impress These Apes and has acted in a number of short films that you will never see. Never!

Joe McAdam (Sidekick/Announcer/Writer) When he’s not keeping The Late Live Show’s couch warm, Joe McAdam can be seen throughout Chicago and the Midwest, performing at The Lincoln Lodge, Chicago Underground Comedy, Zanies and the Just For Laughs Festival. With a background in stand up, sketch, and video production McAdam has cultivated his own brand of irreverent and absurd humor unlike anything currently in Chicago. Oh, and sometimes he grows a beard.

Christina Boucher (Writer) is a writer/performer who loves getting weird all over Chicago. She performs regularly with the freaks of Kill All Comedy and the improv powerhouse Super Human. She is also a proud member of the Annoyance Theater Family, with credits including Brunch Punkx, American Lit, and the three women musical KiNk. 

Cullen Crawford (Writer) writes the worst sentences for a variety of publications including The Onion. You can read his horrible thoughts on Please. He really needs this.

John Eisenrich (Writer) is a recent transplant hailing from the fair city of Minneapolis. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he has been involving himself in all things comedy since he can remember. You may recognize him from The Brave New Workshop, The Yellow Tree Theater, Comedy Sportz or the Lowry Lab. An improviser, writer, juggler, fist fighter and wife-lover, John is more than excited to be finally working with The Late Live Show.

Megan Green (Writer) is a comedian and playwright who performs and makes videos with her sketch comedy group Drew’s Tumbler. She writes humor content for Groupon and her comedic plays have been produced in the Boston Theater Marathon and Off-Broadway in New York City. You can see more of her shameful thoughts on Twitter at @meganmailegreen and @pinterestfake.

Dan Ronan (Writer) began doing improv and sketch comedy at age 15, and at age 18, he started doing stand-up comedy. In Chicago, he performed regularly at Zanies, UP Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, and The Improv. In addition to that, he worked at clubs around the midwest, and worked with comedians such as Pete Holmes, Hannibal Buress, Ted Alexandro, Moshe Kasher, TJ Miller, and Chelsea Peretti. He enjoyed the show Friends and was one of our most beloved staff members. Dan passed away at the age of 24 on June 6, 2014.

David Sidorov (Writer) is a comedy writer and director who recently moved to Chicago from New York. He’s currently a staff writer for the Onion News Network, and as a director he has made videos that have been featured on television and on computer websites. David studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Film and TV at NYU. He’s excited to work on The Late Live Show this season (duh!)  

Chris Stephens (Writer) is a writer, performer, and sometimes stand-up comedian from Alexandria, Virginia. He’s performed his unique brand of stand-up in many notable venues across Chicago including Zanies, The Lincoln Lodge, and the late great Lakeshore Theater. As a writer, he served as the assistant head writer for the kid oriented online sketch show Fridaynitebytes and has written and performed original material for multiple shows in the Chicago Sketchfest. Aside from his accomplishments, he is alphabetically the last mentioned writer of The Late Live Show, a personal shame he may never live down.


Brandon Hauer
(Producer/Director) hails from Baltimore, MD and has been doing video on The Late Live Show since Season 2. A graduate of Columbia College’s Film & Video program, he is currently employed at Groupon as a video editor. (We didn’t know Groupon did video either!) In his spare time, he has worked on various video projects that have been featured on Funny or Die and TBS Just for Laughs Festival.

Nick Johnson
(Stage Manager/Technical Director) hails from Rochester, NY and has worked onstage, backstage, above-stage, in the orchestra pit, on camera, behind the camera, in the editing room, in the writers room and in his bedroom, asleep. An improviser since 2004, he can be seen in Potential Boyfriends on Tuesday nights at Studio BE, Raygun Reagan on Saturday nights also at Studio BE with One Group Mind, and performing with a multitude of other improv teams including Bricknet, Phil And Will, and Ben Franklin Presents. Nick joined The Late Live Show in its second season, but is no stranger to talk shows, honing his skills producing the talk show webseries BRICKNiTe with Bricknet.

Harrison George (Production Coordinator) is from Kansas, where people enjoy firm handshakes and the sounds of trains. Harrison moved to Chicago to pursue comedy and graduate studies for sociology. You can catch him performing improv at places like iO and The Playground, and standup around the city in various buildings. Harrison’s a big fan of Chicago-style pizza; he would love to take you to his favorite hole-in-the-wall pizza place, Little Caesar’s.

Matt Rice
(Camera Op) emerged from Mount Vernon, Indiana victorious both in 1986 and again in 2005. From then till now he’s disheveledly bounced around from internet video job to internet video job, slowly growing older. He prefers Pete Holmes to TJ Miller.

Timothy Giuliani (Graphic Designer) has been creating graphics for comedy shows in Chicago since 2008. A former employee of the late, lamented Lakeshore Theater, he was responsible for all of its posters in its final two years. He has helped visualize ideas for The Late Live Show since its inception, and he continues to create promotional artwork for a variety of performers. Visit his website for contact info and to view galleries of his work.


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