Fri, 04/12/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Comedy Night at the CVPA

Starring WGN TV’s Mike Toomey

Friday, April 12 | 7 pm

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mike toomeyA regular performer on WGN Morning News, Mike has appeared in concert with such names as George Carlin, Wayne Newton, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Reba McEntire. He has performed on numerous television programs, including HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour and A&E’s Comedy on the Road. With his sharp delivery, quick wit and unique style, Mike Toomey has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982. Mike also is the creator and star of the hilarious one-person show “TV and Me,” which enjoyed a highly successful run at Chicago’s Apollo Theater. Mike last appeared at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in December 2020 and is eager to once again bring his brand of humor to Northwest Indiana audiences.

Opening Comic: Brian Hicks

brian hicksBrian Hicks has taken the comedy world by storm with his insightful views on what people find funny. Brian has spent 22 years honing his craft at clubs and theaters across the United States. Making his Comedy Nights at the CVPA debut opening for Mike Toomey, Brian specializes in giving every audience a hilarious comedic experience – from parenting his twins to marriage and life in the workplace. Brian uses his quick wit to combine clever material with unparalleled audience interaction.

For an additional $32, add a pre-show meal, presented by Trama Catering. Call Trama Catering and Events Office for reservation and meal payment: 219-836-1930, Ext. 2.

Doors open for dining at 4:30 pm with dinner served at 5 pm.


  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
  • Baked Tilapia or Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Pan Sauce
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Chocolate Tart

 Center for the Visual & Performing Arts * 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN