Alexander Ketchum

Alexander Ketchum

Alex Ketchum is an improviser and standup comedian residing in Ferndale Michigan. Originally from Tennessee, Alex began his comedic journey studying improv in 2018 after moving to the Metro Detroit.

He started doing standup in 2019 and again in 2022. He was part of the 2022 Mark Ridley’s Detroit to LA contest and the 2023 MidWest Comedy Competition.

You can see him performing standup and/or improv at open mics in the metro Detroit area and at Go Comedy theater in Ferndale.

Finn St. John

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Finn is new to the Detroit Comedy scene, but is making a big splash.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Finn has been seen at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, and has participated in the Comedy Rumble for the Inaugural Tree Top Comedy Festival.

Brian Atkinson

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Brian Atkinson is a comedian, an all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. His good guy persona often gives way to surprising twists that will keep you laughing. While his voice might be the first thing you notice, his confidence, and engaging storytelling will keep you coming back. Brian has provided voices for PBS Kids while also appearing in a Lifetime Movie Network movie, as a serial killer, in the same studio, on the same day. Brian’s sharp, smart comedy has been a hit at clubs, contests, corporate events, fundraisers, and festivals across the country.  Brian Atkinson makes jokes, but only the finest artisan, hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes


Comedian Ree Ledbetter is one of the up-and-coming stars of the Detroit comedy scene. She’s been entertaining audiences at venues across Michigan such as Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, One Night Stan’s and every dive bar in between. Her quick wit, off-the-wall perspectives, and extremely likable presence have made her a fan favorite wherever she performs.


Bill Bushart has performed at the prestigious Odd Ball Comedy Fest at DTE, headlined Michigan’s Brew HaHa and LaughFest in Grand Rapids.

He’s worked with stand up greats Gilbert Gottfried, Mark Normand and ‪Roy Wood‬, Jr., among many others.

He’s a driving force in the Michigan stand up community and a performer at comedy clubs, theaters, bars, and bowling alleys, throughout the Midwest.

Bill was named Funniest Comic in Detroit by readers of the Metro Times and HOUR Detroit Named him Best of Detroit Stand Up (2019).

He has been featured on WDIV Channel 4, WRIF, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

“Best Bet!” – Detroit News


Comedian Alana Gonzalez has been making people laugh across the country anywhere a microphone can be found — in bars and clubs, over the air waves, and virtually — for over 20 years.

She possesses likable and relatable takes on the downsides of parenting, relationships, chivalry, and being a woman in today’s age. Her sarcasm and devilish wit are a hit with all types of audiences.


Tyler Nissen has been performing standup comedy for over 4 years, sharing the stage with nationally touring comedians such as Tony Hinchcliffe, Hans Kim, and Brian Redban – the co-creator of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tyler was a finalist in the Jumpstart Your Career contest at Joey’s Comedy Club, a finalist in The Moth’s Detroit StorySLAM Competition, and recently a semi-finalist in Mark Ridley’s Detroit to LA competition. Tyler’s comedy consists of punch-filled observations joined with the perfect dollop of absurdity.


Born and raised in Detroit. Justin, fell in love with comedy at a young age. He followed his dream to New York City where he quickly worked his was up to comedy clubs throughout the state. Upon returning to Detroit, he was named Detroit Metro Times Best Comedian in 2021. He’s performed in the Windsor Comedy Festival: Next Best Comic Competition, Chatham Comedy Festival, and Vans Warped Tour. Justin’s Raw, no holds bar, observational comedy would be a blunder to miss


Bob Phillips saunters on stage wearing a black suit and black tie, a gentle smirk gracing his goateed face as he takes the microphone out of the stand.  He is cool, confident.

This guy is in charge and he knows what he is doing.

There are no sacred cows in Bob’s act, and there are no safe havens.  He covers a lot of ground, with a show that is a blend of observational, topical, political, and biographical material.  He talks about every day subjects, from his Catholic upbringing to growing up in the seventies and the absurdities of modern life.  He does so with wicked timing, intelligence and sarcasm.

Bob has been seen on the Fox stand-up comedy series “Laughs” and is heard daily on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Rawdog, Laughs USA, the The Foxxhole, Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup.  He is a contributing writer to the website “Funny or Die”, and is one half of the popular internet podcast, “The Sal & Bob Show.”  In addition, he has also appeared several times on the Anthony Cumia Show Featuring Dave Landau.

Bob has recorded three full length comedy CD’s.  “Live In Fargo,” “Pop Tarts and Air,” and the newly released, “Ten Dollar Gift Card.”  He performs at all the top clubs, theaters, and casinos around the country.  From Detroit to Las Vegas, from Fargo to Miami, and all points in between, Bob keeps a busy schedule.

Sometimes biting, sometimes endearing, but always in charge, Bob Phillips isn’t cynical.  But he is a smart aleck with a quick wit.  His show isn’t dirty, but it can be occasionally naughty, concentrating more on clever rather than crass.

Michael Cesaro

Michael Cesaro is a fresh new comic who hails from Chesterfield, Michigan. After honing his skills at Mark Ridley’s comedy classes, Michael has been performing all around the Metro Detroit area. When he isn’t on stage you can find him in front of a classroom teaching high school social studies, or spending quality time with his wife and young children.