Tuesday, March 24, 2020

All Illinois Venues to Close...

All Illinois clubs, bars & restaurants to close for 2 - 4 weeks due to COVID-19 pandemic

All bars and restaurants in Illinois must close their doors to dine-in customers Governor JB Pritzker ordered Sunday, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

"There are no easy decisions left to make as we address this unprecedented crisis," Pritzker said Sunday. "As your governor I can't allow the gravity of these decisions from taking the measures that the science and the experts say will keep people safe."

Pritzker said state officials are working with restaurant owners and food delivery services to make sure restaurants can safely keep their kitchens open.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city would enforce the measures announced by Pritzker Sunday, while trying to find ways to mitigate any long-term effects the closures could have.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Abi Sanchez and The Blackout Diaries...


Abi Sanchez is great comedian, one of the best in Chicago - and The Blackout Diaries is a great Chicago story telling show where comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true and funny ass drinking stories. So here's a gem of a clip of Abi doing the Black out Diaries - a bit long but worth it - not really a straight stand up set from Abi but still pretty dang funny.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Manic Music Mondays!


Our recommendation for Mondays:
Manic Music Mondays at Frances Cocktail Lounge
Open Mic and Showcase - 307 E 75th St, Chicago, IL.
List goes out at 8:30 PM - Hosted by Just Nesh
This show is known for its legendary comedy drop-ins....
Lots of drink specials - FREE before 8PM - $5 Cover After
(Comics who sign up are free)
Recommended highly.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saturday Mics - Feb 8th

Saturday Mics!

Looking for a Saturday Night Mic? - Here are some fun options going on tonight...

Bill’s Bar & Burger Open Mic
30 E. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL, 60611
9PM to 12PM
In the heart of Downtown Chicago (near the House of Blues)
$25 prize for the best stand out set. 
Hosted by: Michael Heidemann

Cocaine Murder Mic 
at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley) 
Every Saturday from 7-9pm 
This mic is for standup, improv, sketch, video, whatever, as long as it's comedy. 
Sign up online at cocainemurderjam@gmail.com
Online sign-up cuts off at 5pm, 
List gets posted online by 6, mic starts at PM

Mic starts at 10:30
Sign ups at 7:30.
LOTTERY MIC
10 - 12 people are chosen every week.
Free!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Cancelled Over A Joke....



Gary Owen has some crazy stories about the comedy business - like when he was almost canceled for a joke about his special needs family member. Shared this clip form the one and only Andrew Schulz channel - Great & raw comedy clips there - Check it out.