Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Myq Kaplan Live: A benefit for Gilead Chicago

Myq Kaplan performs Sept 29th
Myq Kaplan (pronounced Mike Kaplan) is coming to Chicago Sept 29th and it's all for a great cause.

Kaplan has a serious comedic resume with TV credits galore. He's been on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, a half-hour Comedy Central special and a one- hour special on Netflix (Small Dork and Handsome).

Kaplan has also been a finalist on Last Comic Standing and most recently appeared on America's Got Talent. His album "Vegan Mind Meld" was one of iTunes' top 10 comedy albums of the year. So yeah... He's pretty good.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Behind the scenes with Hannibal Buress...

Came across this live Q&A video with Chicago's own Hannibal Buress and wanted to give it some love. Pretty decent in depth clip coming in at just over 8 minutes. Buress, who just headlined the enormous Chicago Theater last week, riffs on everything from Steve Harvey to what's playing on his current musical playlist. Nice little behind the scenes type clip.
Produced by Consequence of Sound.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Protesting other People’s Protests

Late night TV host Stephen Colbert poked fun at the controversy surrounding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest racism by sitting during the National Anthem.

Kaepernick’s protest met with an a angry firestorm of criticism last week, but of course Colbert was able to deftly find the funny side with quips like "One of the things I love about America is everyone has the right to protest things they’re upset about, including protesting other people’s protests". It's a great clip, check it out.

Staff Writer

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day Popping...

The comedy scene is popping this labor day weekend. Plenty of shows to fit every budget and taste.
Get out and enjoy the last weekend of Summer...

This Week's Show Presents: Xavier Lamont!
1970 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614Fun room, solid headliner.
Also on the show:
Brandon Kieffer
Mathias Muschal
Nate Burrows
Aaron Sutherland
Dale McPeek 
Thurs 8 PM
Todd Massey
Keith Paesel
Taneshia Rice
Nick Rouley
Mikey Manker
+ special guest
Thurs 8 PM

Monday, August 29, 2016

Laugh Till You're Winded Showcase at Zanies

Head up Chicago comedy fans. There will be an All-Star showcase to promote the upcoming documentary "Laugh Till You're Winded"Monday Aug 29th at Zanies.

The film, which is produced and directed by veteran Chicago comedian Michael Alexander (writer for The Arsenio Hall Show & George Lopez) looks to document the comedy & work ethic of the Chicago scene. The project will takes a behind-the-scenes look at contemporary industry comics as well as rising talent.

Don’t miss this special showcase with an insane lineup of the hottest Chicago comedians featured in the film. ONE NIGHT ONLY at the legendary Zanies Comedy Club Chicago.

Danny Kallas
Larry Reeb
Adam Burke
Rachel McCartney
Merrit Landsteiner
Kristen Lundberg
Pat McGann
Kristen Toomey
Pat Tomasulo
Lilly Allison
Kevin Bozeman
Mike Wiley
Josh Ejnes
Michael Alexander
Colleen Patterson
Prateek Srivastava
Peter Lipsey
Sabeen Sadiq
Aaron McDavis
Ilana Abby Gordon
Ricky Gonzalez
Ed Towns

Saturday, August 27, 2016

TJ Miller Pop UP Show Tonight!

TJ Miller, (Silicon Valley, Cloverfield, How to Train Your Dragon, Big Hero 6, Deadpool)  is coming to Laugh Factory Chicago for a SPECIAL POPUP MIDNIGHT run through set of his upcoming one-hour HBO special...

Did I mention that it's  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

T.J. Miller is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world. One of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy," Miller currently stars in the popular Silicon Valley which is in production of it's 4th season - but really, the he's a fucking monster at stand-up comedy, and it's in this format where dude shines.

People, trust me on this, it's a rare opportunity to catch T.J miller at the Chicago Laugh Factory, so jump on this while you can.

Tim McLaughlin
Nate Weatherup
Chris Bader
Special Guests!!
AND of course TJ Miller.

Get your tickets NOW before they sell out.
Must be 18 years and over.

Managing Editor
James Allen Kamp

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Oddball Comedy Festival hits Chicago

The World's Biggest comedy tour is back for a fourth Consecutive year with an insane lineup of the best comedians alive.

The 2016 Oddball Comedy Festival will kick off it's national tour starting on Sept 2, in the Chicago area, with a powerhouse lineup featuring:

Sebastian Maniscalco,
Brian Regan,
John Mulaney,
Jeff Ross,
Tom Segura,
Iliza Shlesinger,
Donnell Rawlings,
Cameron Esposito,
Tony Hinchcliffe,
Big Jay Oakerson
+ more local comics!

Hosted by the ONE and only Roastmaster Jeff Ross

As in years past, the lineup will vary from city to city, so if your a comedy fan wanting to catch this tour in another city you are urged to check your local listings.

You can get your tickets here!

Monday, August 22, 2016

How Leslie Jones won the internet...

Leslie Jones (comedian, actress, cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and co-star of the Ghostbusters reboot) has won the internet in three moves.

Lets break it down shall we?

1. She shut down her trolls/haters.
Jones has achieved, through hard work & talent, a lot more recognition & fame these days which has also unfortunately  equated to a ton more internet trolls. One in particular is Milo Yiannopoulos, a Blogger for Breitbart who initiated an avalanche of vicious racism on Twitter with with slimeball tweets like "There is no way to justify calling her beautiful. She’s extremely ugly." This opened the floodgates for a barrage of racist & sexist comments focused on her. Instead of quiting Twitter, like some celebrities, Jones maintained her account with dignity and class while expressing dismay at the cruel treatment. Well... the outpouring of support for Jones was unprecedented. Comedians like Amy Schumer and millions of others had her back. So much so that Yiannopoulos had his account deactivated by Twitter. Which was, again, unprecedented.