Doors Open 7:00 pm | Show at 8:00 pm

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Friday, February 23, 2024
Tickets: $10 + tax/fees

Wild Rose Casino & Hotel will host a second comedy show with Knock Knock Who’s There? Comedy. The show will take place in the Oakwood Ballroom on Friday, February 23, 2024. The event doors will open at 7:00 pm & the fun starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 + tax/fees & attendees must be 21+ years of age.

Brian Lee Farrell, will return as host and emcee for the evening. Brian began his comedic career in January 2022 and established Knock Knock Who’s There? Comedy in 2023. Brian is your favorite Quad Cities comedian, who happens to have a brain injury. Comedy is a part of therapy for Brian, who has mental illnesses such as brain injury, OCD, MPD and autism. He continues to redirect his energy to improve his mental health. Brian presents a friendly & fun comedy by self-deprecating and eccentric humor. As he pokes fun at his personal flaws, everyday life scenarios. Brian says, "Don't hate the life you lost, Love the life you have now!"

Opening the evening will be Brody Tupy. Brody is now a Dubuque-based comedian performing all-over the tri-state area of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois doing open mics, hosting, and featuring. Although he only started doing comedy in November 2021, he has become a regular host and feature at The Comedy Bar in Dubuque.When he is not performing comedy he is often fishing, hunting, or coaching wrestling. Brody’s storytelling and observational humor covers a variety of topics from stories of growing up to the perils of being a big guy in today’s society.

Danny Franks will take the stage as feature for the evening. Franks broke into comedy in 1999 and has opened for Norm MacDonald, Brian Regan and Jimmy Pardo. He’s performed over 1000 shows in his comedic career. Clever and sometimes sarcastic, he isn’t even safe from his own jokes. “You can’t make fun of the world if you can’t make fun of yourself.”

Headlining the show is James Draper. Draper is from the Midwest but that hasn’t kept him from being a hoot! His stand-up style can be best described as “good time comedy”. James has featured and opened for Bob n Tom Favorites, Donnie Baker, Larry Reeb, Willie Griswold, and many others. James has headlined at comedy clubs and bars and private venues, from Mississippi to Madison, Nashville to Des Moines and is always a crowd favorite. With his timeless jokes, funny stories, and clever songs, it’s always a good time!

Tickets are $10 + tax/fees and available now at the Iowa Store Box Office or online at You must be 21+ to attend this event. A cash bar will be available. For more information, visit our Facebook page or Wild Rose’s website. *Be sure to hold on to your ticket stub! Redeem your ticket stub for $10 Free Play at Guest Services on February 23!