Don't miss the 4th annual NOT YOUR NORMAL NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Not Your Normal New Year's Eve is a mind-blowing night of stand-up comedy featuring today's groundbreaking comedians. It all takes place at the grand Herbst Theatre at 7pm and wraps up with an exciting balloon drop at 10pm (midnight in Normal, IL). The show features a fantastic line-up of comedians and musicians:
* EMO PHILIPS - Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6,000 times throughout the English-speaking world. Since starting out at the age of twenty in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials, and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK. He has appeared in films, most notably as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF. He has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows such as Adventure Time and Doctor Katz, but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.
* BRENT WEINBACH has created his own genre of comedy, which takes audiences to the far reaches of his absurdist imagination. Brent is the winner of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy.
* JILL BOURQUE brings audiences into her hilarious world of modern mayhem and off-kilter characters. She's performed her unique style of improvisational stand-up comedy in clubs, festivals, and theaters all over the world.
* FOXTAILS BRIGADE is Laura Weinbach and violinist Anton Patzner. The group presents an ornate kind of chamber pop.
NYNNYE is presented at the beautiful 900-seat Herbst Theatre, which features dramatic chandeliers and beaux-arts murals.