Friday, February 17, 2017

Are You Being Typecast?

It's very important, as an actor or comedian pursuing your dreams to ask yourself a very tough question, "Am I Being Typecast?" Here, actor, dancer and reporter Michael K. Williams, of The Wire and The Night Of, wrestles with this himself. Is it too late to break out of stereotypical roles, are you comfortable where you are, what happens if you try to expand outside these boundaries? Williams self awareness is not only enlightening but challenging for personal growth.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rory Albanese at Zanie's!

Rory Albanese is a national headlining stand-up comedian and a 9-time Emmy winning writer and Executive Producer and he will be gracing the stage at Zanies in both Chicago and Rosemont this week. As he worked his way through most every job at The Daily Show, Rory would take any free time away from the show to perform stand-up. He opened for Lewis Black, was featured on John Oliver’s comedy show on Comedy Central. Rory joined Jon as the only two Executive Producers of The Daily Show and Rory became Executive Producer/writer/correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Now with a full-time focus on stand-up. See him this weekend!

Showtimes and Dates - Rosemont
Thu. Feb 16 at 8:00pm
Fri. Feb 17 at 8:00pm
Fri. Feb 17 at 10:30pm

Zanies Rosemont
5437 Park Pl. 
Rosemont, IL 60018

Showtimes and Dates - Chicago
Sat. Feb 18 at 7:00pm
Sat. Feb 18 at 9:00pm
Sat. Feb 18 at 11:15pm
Sun. Feb 19 at 8:30pm

Zanies Chicago

For more info or for ticket purchase, visit or call at (312) 337-4027

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Billy Bonnell at Comedy Bar

Comedian Billy Bonnell is coming to Chicago this weekend! This Texas born and bred comic can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Billy has opened for Bill Burr, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Anthony Jeselnik, Joe Rogan, Jim Norton, Jeff Garlin, David Alan Grier, Nate Bargatze, Adam Devine and many more.

He is currently based in LA and writing for Comedy Central’s digital lab. His standup videos have been watched over 500,000 times by YouTube audiences. Don't miss him this Friday and Saturday.

Showtimes & Date
Fri. February 17 at 8:00pm
Fri. February 17 at 10:00pm
Sat. February 18 at 7:30pm
Sat. February 18 at 9:30pm

Chicago, IL 60654

For more information, please call The Comedy Bar at 312-836-0499 or visit

Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable!
All shows are 18 and over. 21+ to drink.
No dress code. No drink minimum!
Shows run about an hour and 15 minutes.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show-time. Arriving at least 15 minutes before show time is always a good idea!
Seating is first come first serve with a strict no-call, no-show policy. Please call The Comedy Bar if you are running late or have a group bigger than 10 to reserve seating for your group.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Funny Valentine at Laugh Factory

Did you forget to make plans or maybe you realize you don't want to be at home on Valentine's Day, or maybe you and your single friends want to go somewhere that isn't exclusively for couples? Well Laugh Factory is the place you need to be! Fall in love and into a ton of laughter tonight!

Laugh Factory will be having two shows for Valentine's Day with the top comedians in the Chicagoland area. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or here, 
2 drink minimum person is required. Must be 18 and older

For more info, visit or call 773-327-3175

Monday, February 13, 2017

Comedian Spotlight: Reena Calm

Comedian Reena Calm is funny and not afraid to express herself! Originally from the East Coast Reena has become a Chicago's favorite. Her personal experiences and random life choices will make you laugh for days. She is a regular in the comedy scene all around Chicago at the top comedy clubs, such as Laugh Factory and Zanies, as well as performing shows all over the country. On top of that, she is a producer of Hoo HA Comedy, a cast member of 100 Proof Comedy and has been seen many times as guest on WGN and WBEZ radio. She's a beast and isn't stopping anytime soon.

Follow her on Twitter: @ReenaCalm

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel and the $100k Cheeto

A man eating a snack while at work came across a Cheeto that looked like the beloved gorilla, Harambe. So instead of showing it off to his friends, he put it on Ebay. Yes, this sounds fucking crazy but what makes it worse is someone actually spent $100k on the Harambe Cheeto! Jimmy Kimmel and his team went out to LA and found this man and the rest tells itself.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Interview with The Sklar Brothers

The Sklar Brothers (Americas favorite twin comedy duo) will be taping a ONE hour special for the Seeso comedy network on February 11th at Lincoln Hall. Claiming Chicago as a favorite city to visit and perform in, the duo is super psyched up for this special, which will also be released as an album on Audible Channels,

You cant ask for much of  a better comedy resume then the Sklar Brothers. They have released 4 comedy albums, had 2 Comedy Central specials, a 1 hour special on Netflix, hosted their own show on ESPN and acted in a ton of shows from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Randy & Jason were cool enough to take time out of their busy schedule to answer a few questions (via email) about their upcoming shows & their passion for stand-up comedy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dan Cummins at Zanies Chicago!

Don't miss comedian Dan Cummins this week at Zanies Chicago! Dan has been on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he's done a half-hour & 1-hour special on Comedy Central, This is Not Happening, and much more. Through it all, he keeps a focus on stand-up, his passion. Dan recently released his fifth comedy album on Warner Brother’s Records. He was also the first comic chosen to be spotlighted by Pandora, where with nearly 200,000 Dan Cummins stations created, is one of their most listened to comedians.