Kristen Toomey is one of the top comedians in her hometown of Chicago.
She has built a reputation for being a "comedy powerhouse". She is a charming, hilarious, fearless performer who attacks the stage with wit and brutal honesty about her life.
"Watching her is like watching a sitcom in the wings."-Chicago Reader
"Toomey is part of the tradition of comics who kill while sober."- Chicago Tribune
"Keep an eye out for Kristen Toomey"- Huffington Post
Kristen is a favorite at Laugh Factory Chicago, has featured at Zanies, The Comedy Attic, Comedy Club on State and UP Comedy Club.
She has headlined the Chicago Women's Funny Festival and has been a part of the Chicago Comedy Expo.
Along with performing close to 300 shows a year, Toomey is also the first female producer/member of the nations premier comedy collective Comedians You Should Know. The collective produces acclaimed, sell out, weekly shows in both Chicago and LA. www.comediansyoushouldknow.com
Finally, as a fun side project Kristen and her best friend 25 years, (Actor Danny Rhodes) host a weekly podcast called BUTTHURT for the Laugh Factory network. It's available on iTunes.
hosted by Brad Stewart ("Comedian to Watch 2012" -Huff Post. "So talented! A joy to work with!" -Joan Rivers)
Tickets are $10 at the door or online at backlinecomedy.com