Presenting a night of standup comedy, Steve Cochran & Friends will perform at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.

The evening will feature sets from Cochran and John DaCosse and will be hosted by Tim Benker.

A radio personality for over 30 years, Cochran is a Chicago favorite as the morning drive host on WGN Radio. Cochran covers the day’s headlines with an analytical eye and his characteristic comedic slant, and he is also a talented actor/comedian. He has performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Gary Shandling.

Cochran has also appeared on all the major networks as a talk show guest or news story. These many appearances include hosting “Talk Back Live” on CNN and playing an inept kidnapper on “Unsolved Mysteries.”

WGN radio personality and musical director for “The Steve Cochran Show,” DaCosse has built a national reputation. He’s been seen on NBC, TBS and Comedy Central and has opened for comedians such as Ellen DeGeneres, George Lopez and Craig Ferguson. DaCosse is a regular at comedy clubs across the Chicago area, as well as over the airwaves on WGN with his character voices.

Benker is a veteran of standup comedy, having performed in 35 states in opening for many well-known acts including Jay Leno, Rose O’Donnell and Drew Carey. He has also hosted morning radio in Las Vegas, Nev., and Houston, Texas. His performances, “The Very Famous Lance Vegas” and “An Idiot’s Guide to Fixing Stoopid,” garnered much audience acclaim.

Tickets are $30, $27 for BAC members.

For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at