Came across this video of Derek Smith doing his thing in Oklahoma city. It's a bit long at 12 minutes but worth it. Most folks outside of Chicago have never heard of him, so let me rundown the man's bio real quick. Derek's a great comic, a gifted T-Shirt designer (seriously, buy one if you ever get a chance, he sells product at many shows, great quality, ridiculous prices) and a prodigious producer of comedy showcases. His self deprecating, confessional style sneaks up and engulfs audience members in a sweaty bear hug of comedy goodness.
Derek's a cast member at the Lincoln Lodge, a producer at the"Speakeasy" and "Some Kind of Blue" showcases and performs all around the Midwest and throughout Chicago.
James Allen Kamp