Esperanza's Associate Board presents Hope and Humor

Join us Thursday, February 23rd at Lo Rez Brewery, 2101 S Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60608

Enjoy some fabulous stand-up comedians while sipping a signature Lo Rez beer and munching on Happy Camper pizza at our 5th annual comedy fundraiser!


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

Tickets include entrance to show, Happy Camper Pizza, and a beverage from Lo Rez Brewery.


Online tickets are now closed. Tickets are available at the door. Thank you!



Learn more about our comedians below!

Comedians include:

  • Brando Harris

    • a comedian and producer from Chicago, Brandon performs at clubs all across the city. In his short time doing comedy he has already been established as one of the fastest rising comics on the scene with his likable personality and rapid fire punchlines. Brando produces a monthly show at the Noon Whistle Brewery in Lombard. 

  • Grace Kilpatrick 

    • Grace originally started doing comedy as a college student in Milwaukee, WI, which was a very bold choice. She enjoys dark humor mixed in with storytelling. Grace currently produces a free monthly comedy/art showcase with Claire Parlette and Seth Gersbach at Redline VR on the first Sunday of every month at 7pm.

  • MC Leitsy

    • A stand-up comedian based in Chicago via Atlanta, he performs a very personal brand of comedy heavily inspired by his Appalachian upbringing and time overseas. He has performed at clubs all over the US, opened for comics like Stavros Halkias and Joe List and has been in Chicago since 2019. A veteran of the DIY punk music scene, he produces multiple comedy shows and podcasts under the ‘Chicago Fight Club’ banner, with the goal of promoting and getting stage time to the wealth of talent in Chicago’s independent comedy scene.

  • Jess Martínez

    • A Chicago-based comedian who enjoys making audiences laugh as she genuinely tries to make sense of the world around her. Jess has entertained audiences across the country and was selected as one of 11 acts to perform at the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval. Jess is co-producer of Holiday Party, co-founder of the Latina Comedy Festival, and assistant producer at The Moth StorySLAM Chicago.

  • Mitchell Potts

    • Using a combination of self-deprecating humor and clever one-liners, Mitchell has charmed audience across the Midwest. He was accepted as a featured performer for the Limestone, Cream City and Cape Fear comedy festivals and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy like Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane, Mike Birbiglia and John Mulaney. He has also appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show Bob & Tom.

  • Blair Pourciau

    • A professionally trained actress turned stand-up comic, she can be found producing, hosting, and performing all over Chicago's clubs and is a co-producer of Chicago Fight Club Presents: every Saturday on the main stage theater at The Lincoln Lodge. Blair’s unique perspective and attention to gritty detail puts her high energy comedy style on the razor's edge of shocking and relatable.