“A priest and a rabbi walk into a comedy club...” That line may sound like an opening to a joke but it’s actually what happened on September 24 when Father Dan Brandt and Rabbi Moisie Wolf performed a round of standup to cheering crowds at the Laugh Factory Chicago.
The holy comedians were part the whole show Laugh Patrol—a fundraiser for the 100 Club of Chicago which supports families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have died in the line-of-duty.
Hosted by Chicago native and seasoned comic Tom Dreesen, the evening’s entertainment featured a comedic competition of police officers from each of Chicago's 23 districts. After words by club owner Founder Jamie Masada and CEO Joe Ahern, a pair of faux Blues Brothers performed a brief bit before Chicago’s finest hit the stage with five- to ten-minute sets of standup.
The lineup of cops-turned-comedians relaying more than donut jokes included Ronald Gaines, Jr., Pat McGrath, Jeff Pacocha, George Rosebrock, Ron Rufo, John Schuler, Russell Schultz, Solomon, and the evening’s winner Dennis McKenna, who received $1,000 worth of Laugh Factory gift certificates.
The Laugh Factory Chicago is located at 3175 N. Broadway at Broadway and Belmont. For information on upcoming 18-and-over shows, visit http://www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago/date/2013-09-24.