Esperanza's Associate Board presents Hope and Humor

Join us Tuesday March 19 at Navigator Taproom, 2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100, Chicago, IL 60647.

Enjoy some fabulous stand-up comedians at our 7th annual comedy fundraiser!

Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:00pm.


Learn more about our comedians below!

Comedians include:

  • Sophia Smarandescu

    •  AKA “Romanian Sensation” is a multi-millionaire Chicago-based comic. She has opened for Jackie Fabulous, Tony Clifton, and even got blocked on Twitter by Chris D’Elia. She’s also performed at comedy festivals around the country like Beast Village Comedy Festival and Blue Whale Comedy Festival.

  • Lindsey Shaw

    • Lindsey has been a stand-up comedian for the past eight years, performing all over the greater Chicago area, Detroit, Indiana and NYC. She's been a feature at renowned clubs including Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Second City, Comedy Bar and New York Comedy Club. In 2023, Lindsey screened her pilot series Mid-To-Late in multiple festivals across the country — including Stareable and The Nashville Film Fest.

  • Grace Kilpatrick

    • Grace Kilpatrick is a born and raised Chicago lady. Grace’s comedy is a blend of dark humor and silly energy. Grace currently co-produces a comedy show called “Glitterus” that promotes local femme and queer comedians. “Glitterus” happens at Uptown Tap on the first and third Fridays of every month. 

  • Brando Harris

    • Brando Harris is a comedian and producer from Chicago. He runs shows and performs at clubs all across the city. In a short time doing comedy he is already been established as one of the fastest rising comics in the scene with his likable personality and rapid fire punchlines.