Dave Yates, born and raised in Illinois, has been performing stand up comedy for 5 years across the country and pursues life, laughter, and music. Dave recently helped break the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show at the Wild West Comedy Fest in Nashville, TN. He was also a feature performer at the nations largest music festival, SummerFest, in Milwaukee, WI. When Dave isn't touring, he is also an actor for the Heartland Theater Company. As well as a love for the stage, Dave is an active speaker and volunteer at recovery centers for addiction recovery. Being three years sober himself, Dave knows how to connect on a multitude of levels with people all over the country.