Full Throttle Tavern and Big Dangerous Comedy present Comedy Night! Hosted by Shane Torres, feature performer Derek Bennett, and headliner John McClellan. You can tell a lot about a stand up comic by the way they hold the microphone. John McClellan doesn't hold the mic? he strangles it. John is a unique and brutally funny voice in the world of comedy, carving out his turf as he headlines comedy clubs and rock music venues across America. He possesses a rare ability to bring laughs to situations with insight and energy using what the Long Island Entertainment News calls "A razor sharp sense of sarcasm coupled with a working stiff sensibility? John McClellan is what real stand up is all about." A fearless yet engaging performer, he reminds you within minutes of taking the stage why Cincinnati CityBeat called him the "Super Villain Of Comedy" . This, ladies and gentlemen? is badass stand up comedy. Delivering an original stable of material born from logic and ego fighting side by side. The John McClellan live show offers the stream-of-consciousness of a child on Santa Claus' lap, the confidence of a prizefighter and the power of a punk band without ever leaving your seat. A grand prizewinner of The Seattle International Comedy Competition, McClellan has opened in concert for acts such as David Lee Roth and Collective Soul as well as being a featured performer in some of the nation's top comedy festivals. A regular guest on Sirius Satellite Radio, local morning radio and television shows across the nation, John may be most recognizable from his appearance in season 4 of Bravo TV's "Millionaire Matchmaker" and his show stopping date to NYC's Museum of Sex, that made that episode one of the most highly rated in the history of the program. John's feature performer, Derek Bennett, is a comic, writer, booker, promoter, and original. His style can best be described by his demographic, divorced overweight men who are bitter and like it. Derek balances comedy with the duties of a single dad. A bar gig regular, he was featured in the February 2013 edition of Thunder Roads magazine. He has appeared on Fox's One Mic Stand and been a cast member of Flabby at the Abbey in Chicago, making him a favorite of late night cable access viewers. In addition to comedy podcast appearances, he has also written and performed voice work for radio. Derek has shared the stage with funny people like John McClellan, Pat Kilbane, Jeff Blanchard, Jimmy McHugh, Chris Speyrer, Steve Iott, Jamey Stone, James Johann, and Dan Chopin. He is a popular comedy showcase performer and host in his own Big Dangerous comedy shows in Springfield, IL and Chicago, Laugh Out Loud Productions in and around St. Louis, MO, and the Cranky Ricky and Friends event. "...don't blame us if you wind up with coffee lining your nasal passages." -Illinois Times Hosting the show, Shane Torres, always wanted to be a comedian. After he became friends with another local comic, he decided to attend his first open mic. He stole the show with his unmatchable wit and edginess and has been performing ever since. His style is unique. His material varies between everyday occurences, life with his family, taboo subjects, and sometimes he even shows his skill as a rapper. Shane has performed in venues all over the Midwest, including appearances on local Chicago television channels.