Thursday, June 22, 2017

TJ Miller's Biggest Fan

Comedian/actor T.J. Miller visits the Above Average offices, and talks with biggest fan, Rob King. As he begins to randomly interview him at the water cooler, he realizes that it's becoming the weirdest conversation he's ever had but not before getting everything soaking wet.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Supply & Demand at Laugh Factory

Come to Laugh Factory Chicago to see this amazing weekly Wednesday showcase, Supply & Demand. Everyone is in demand to see these incredible performers but this show has a limited supply of the top comedians in Chicago so don't miss your chance to see these amazing comedians!

This week's line up includes:
Jeff Arcuri
Nate Burrows
Kelsie Huff
Adam Burke
Joe Kilgallon
Matty Ryan
+ More!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Calvin Evans On Comedy Legend Bernie Mac

Chicago standup comedian Calvin Evans has a one on one interview with DEA Photo & Film about how much of influence Bernie Mac had on the comedy scene. His hard work, struggle as he rose to fame and his love for his home Chicago is one of the few things that Evan's found as inspiration from Bernie Mac's legacy. On top of that, he gives his back story on his start as a comic, what personally drives him to continue and his now journey.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lil Rel Gets Roasted On The Bus in Chicago

Chicago comedian, Lil Rel Howery, tries to reminisce about his days taking the bus. In less than two stops he realizes that shit is overrated the moment he gets roasted by a group of teens. 

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Two Weekends of Pat McGann at Zanies

Performing live this weekend at Zanies Comedy Club is Chicago's very own home town comedian Pat McGann

This funny guy has more TV credits then you can imagine. McGann has performed on almost all of the big time late night TV shows (here he is on the great "Late Show with David Letterman") and was featured on the Emmy nominated TV show, "The Chicago Stand Up Project", a project that was hosted and created by McGann himself. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stand-Up NBC Chicago Semi Finalist!

Stand-Up NBC 2017 came to Chicago!
Each year NBC spotlights a few select cities around the country and holds both auditions and live showcases of the best performances from local comedians. With all the monster talent that exists in Chicago, it was pretty amazing to see so many comics come out and show off what they do best.

The auditions were held at Laugh Factory Chicago where hundreds of comics lined up for HOURS, for the opportunity to audition & see if they had what it takes to move on.

Here are Chicago Semi-finalists:
Aaron Branch
Arish Singh
Ben Noble
Dewayne Perkins
Franco Nguyen
Fumi Abe
Meg Indurti
Prateek Srivastava
Sammy Arechar
T. Murph

Finalists from each city are flown back to Los Angeles to showcase for NBC Universal and industry-wide networks. This can lead to signing some great with top Hollywood agents and meeting with the entertainment industry’s top casting directors and executives.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

VICE: Hannibal on Success & Selling Out

VICE talks to Hannibal Buress, one of Chicago's stars, has become a highly respected stand-up comedian and actor who's style has such a chill vibe and is nothing less than witty genius. His joke of the Bill Cosby scandal gave him exposure but his talent in comedy continued open doors for his success in his career. He has had many television roles on Broad City, The Eric and Andre Show, Daddy's Home, countless stand-ups as well as his own specials. They interview him about his rise to success and talking to him about selling out.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Friday, June 9, 2017

AJ Lubecker's Farewell Fundraiser

One of Chicago's favorites, AJ Lubecker, will be leaving to further purse his dream as a comedian in Los Angeles. AJ has been doing comedy for about 8 years, from the age of 15 to until now 23. He put a lot of work into everything he did from producing a monthly show, Funked Up Friday at Laugh Factory Chicago to being on Windy City Live. Chicago will miss this charming comic very much. 

He will be performing one last show at the end of June on the 23rd as well as raising money to give back to the beautiful city of Chicago. All proceeds raised at the show will go towards purchasing books to fill Dundee Crown High School’s library which has been underfunded. The books will be purchased from Open Books, a nonprofit bookstore that stocks thousands of donated used books for adults & kids.