Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chicago Underground Comedy: Benefit Standup Show

Chicago Underground Comedy Presents Ja Ja Ja: Mexican Legal Defense Fund Benefit Standup Show

Come to Chicago Underground Comedy at the East Room for the charity event Ja Ja Ja: Mexican Legal Defense Fund Benefit Standup Show. The Latinx community, from all backgrounds, have assembled the most hilarious comedians to celebrate. Enjoy a night of comedy to raise money for Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. All donations and support are welcome for their second charity benefit. Last August, ChUC were able to raise $2,000 for Planned Parenthood and want to continue to raise money for more charities.

Line Up
Hosted by Stephanie Weber (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Gwen La Roka (Laugh Factory)
Sammy Arechar (MTV) 
Jasbir Singh Vazquez (Second City)
Audrey Jonas (Hoo-Ha Comedy)
Oscar Carvajal (The Attic)

Location: East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.  
Showtime: January 25th at 8:00pm 
Tickets are $10 and ALL proceeds go to MALDEF (The Mexican Defense and Education Fund).

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here:

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hoo-Ha Comedy at Laugh Factory!

Hoo Ha Comedy presents B**** Nation at Laugh Factory Chicago!
Hoo Ha Comedy is an all-female comedy group that has been going strong for four years. They host shows across Chicago and performs throughout the country and are bringing to you, B**** Nation, an all-female show that features the best comedians in city. These comics put on a bold and strong performance that will leave you laughing for days to come! Watch them discuss their pet peeves and annoyances on stage. Hoo Ha was named by the Red Eye and The Reader as one of the best shows in Chicago and TimeOut declared it "Best Show to See."

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Laugh Factory Chicago Top Ten Tuesday!

We made it past Monday and to celebrate, check out Top Ten Tuesdays at Laugh Factory Chicago! Every Tuesday at 7:30pm, they present to you, ten of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see some the city's favorites and maybe even find someone new to follow. The best part is, it is only $10!

To purchase tickets or get more information, click here: Laugh Factory Chicago or call at 773-327-3175

Location: 3175 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657
Showtime: 7:30pm
Tickets are $10 per person, must be 18 and older and a 2 drink minimum is required. It can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hannibal Buress on The Meltdown!

Check out actor and comedian Hannibal Buress (Chicago's own) breaks down the weirdness of telling someone that his or her fly is down. For some reason he prefers it if no one tells him if his zipper is down. If there are no dicks coming out, there's no problem!

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Friday, January 13, 2017


Jimmy Fallon for The Tonight Show reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #ResolutionFail. Sad to say, some of these people have really failed. From the typical resolutions of losing weight to not say the played out phrase "that's what she said". Doesn't really matter what the resolution was, everyone fucked up or reached a new level of savageness. 

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Key & Peele: Obama's Farewell

Key & Peele, the comedy duo known for their amazing sketches, played by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, on Comedy Central return as Obama and his angry interpreter Luther. As Obama's term as president is ending, he has kept his composure confident, professional and quite cool, but I think most people know how he must really feel as the new President is taking his place. You don't? Oh, don't worry, Luther knows and he is not afraid to express that for President Obama and damn... Luther mad as hell.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Comedian T Murph Rants On Rappers

This Chicago based comic T. Murph loses his shit on new rappers! Today's rappers do not make any damn sense in their way of clothing styles or those terrible noises they are screaming all the time. Why do they keep making so many weird noises? Why do they rhyme words that don't go together? Why are their ass cheeks exposed? Who knows everyone has a ton of questions but T Murph's rant is hilarious!

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Monday, January 9, 2017

Interview with Mark Geary of The Lincoln Lodge

Mark Geary of the Lincoln Lodge
A few weeks back, comedian & actor T.J. Miller asked folks around the country to help raise funds for The Lincoln Lodge to find a new venue. If you know anything about the history of the Chicago indie comedy scene, you know that the Lincoln Lodge played a pivotal role in helping many find their voice. Comedians like Kumail Nanjani, Nick Vatterott, Hannibal Buress and many more cut their teeth at the Lodge.

Unfortunately, The Lincoln Lodge lost their partnership with the Lincoln Restaurant which was it's home for many years. And although the Lodge moved it's show to the SubT Lounge (at 2011 W. North Avenue), that transition has not been without it's own issues, and so the longest running independent show in America, finds itsels searching for permanent roots.

We interviewed Mark Geary (via email), long time producer of the Lincoln lodge, to learn more about the fundraising campaign which has already raised $50K privately to help them open a new venue this summer ($30,000 is still needed).

Comedy of Chicago: Mark, for those that are not familiar, give us a little background, how did the showcase get started and how long has it been running?