Steve Cochran's NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY SHOW to Ring in 2017 at Raue Center

Calling all early birds! Wouldn't it be great if there were a New Year's Eve show you could enjoy while still making it home in time to fall asleep long before midnight? Good news: there is! Say goodbye to 2016 with Steve Cochran's New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Raue Center at 1 p.m. on December 31, 2016.

This hilarious New Year's Eve comedy show features headliner Steve Cochran of Radio 720 WGN and special guests including John DaCosse, Pat McGann and Tim Benker. With a solid lineup of three of the funniest stand-up comedians around, this show will be very funny and done WAY before your bedtime. Yes, the best in stand-up means you can have a blast saying goodbye to 2016 with Raue Center while still getting a jump on your beauty sleep!

Headliner Steve Cochran is the morning drive host on Radio 720 WGN, where he can be heard weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Cochran is equally at ease with covering the hard-hitting news and helping his listeners gear up for their day. He covers the daily headlines with an analytical eye and a characteristic comedic slant. Throughout his career as a stand-up comedian, Cochran has performed with legends including Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Gary Shandling.

Special guests DaCosse, McGann and Benker are also among the best in stand-up comedy. With over 30 years in stand-up, DaCosse has developed a solid reputation nationwide and has opened for big names such as Ellen Degeneres, George Lopez, Craig Ferguson and Billy Gardell. DaCosse, along with his character voices, can be heard regularly on the "Steve Cochran Show."

McGann is a stand-up comedian and television host from Chicago best known for creating and hosting the Emmy-nominated show "The Chicago Stand Up Project." McGann has performed at The Great American Comedy Festival, Laugh Fest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival as well as "The Late Show with David Letterman."

A Chicago comedy veteran, Benker has performed stand-up from New York to Las Vegas, and has co-hosted morning radio in Las Vegas and Houston along the way. Benker performs on the multi-media comedy show "The Idiot's Guide to Fixing Stooopid" and appears on the musical comedy stage as his famous alter ego, "The Very Famous Lance Vegas."

Tickets start a $52 and can be purchased online at or via the Box Office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 15 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional Showcase Theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination.

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