Monday, May 23, 2016

What's Popping

Check out what's popping in the Chicago comedy scene this week.

Monday
100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Great comedy venue. Always a solid show.
Featuring
Shannon Noll
Shane Torres
Adrienne Brandyburg
Erin Grotheer
Kaitlyn Grissom
Cody Melcher
8PM - 773-549-8080

Best Night Ever
at the GMan Tavern
3740 N. Clark St.
Mike Bobrinskoy hosts...
Sam Gordon
Goodrich Gevaart
Marty DeRosa
Shane Torres (NYC)
8:30PM start time - 21+
FREE admission!
$3 PBR drafts
(773) 549-2050

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

David Drake at House of Blues




Comedian, David Drake talks about comedy, being un-friended on Facebook and Bernie Sanders. Drake headlines tonight at House of Blues Chicago, catch him before he leaves town!
329 N. Dearborn Inside Foundation Room at House of Blues Chicago.
Doors 7PM - Show 8PM, 100% FREE

Monday, May 16, 2016

What's Popping

Check out what's popping in the Chicago comedy scene this week.

Monday
Best Night Ever
at the GMan Tavern
3740 N. Clark St.
Jeff Arcuri hosts...
Mike Cronin
Merrill Davis (LA)
Kevin Camia (LA)
Gena Gephart
Cameron Gillette
Matty Ryan
David Drake (farewell show!)
(773) 549-2050

Friday, May 13, 2016

5 things White People have learned from Hip-Hop



Drew Frees grew up on Rap Music and Hip-Hop. He's also one of Chicago's funniest comedians. Here he is on 5 things White People have learned from Hip Hop.

Comedy of Chicago Staff Writer

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Interview with Joey Villagomez

Joey Villagomez is a staple of the Chicago comedy scene. He featured on the HBO Latino special, "Habla and Habla Mas en Chicago," and he has a monthly show at The Laugh Factory, called "Laugh Factoria" which has become one of the most popular Latino showcases in Chicago. He also performed alongside Manny Maldonado, Joey Medina, Alex Reymundo, and Paul Rodriguez in the Latin Kings of Comedy at the Horseshoe casino. (You can catch Joey perform May 14th this Sat at VIP comedy)

Right before headlining the Mikey O Comedy Show at Joe’s Bar, Joey took the time to share his story along with advice and wisdom on that it takes to be a good stand up. You can see Joey at the Laugh Factory February 21 and again on February 26. He will also be headlining the Lincoln Lodge on March 6. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2016

What's Popping

Check out what's popping in the Chicago comedy scene this week.
Enjoy.

Monday
100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Great comedy venue. Always a solid show.
MONDAY: 
Featuring 
Kevin Pomeroy
David Rader
Michael Robinson, 
Rebecca O'neal 
AND MORE!
8PM
773-549-8080

Snapshots at Zanies
Great Lineup at the legendary Zanies!
Host: Paul Farahvar
Kevin "Don't Make Me Snap" Naughton
Mike Alexander
Jesus (Chuy) Nunez
Tim Slagle
Jay Washington
Chris Bader
Jaime DeLeon
Laura Hugg
Ben Bergman
Tom Garland
+ MORE
1548 North Wells St.312-337-4027

Friday, May 6, 2016

First Friday's @ North Bar!

"Top 8 Reasons First Friday's @ North Bar Is One Of Chicago's Best Comedy Nights"

Chicago is known for developing tomorrow's star comedians. It's because Chicago mixes talent and venues that support a strong comedy community and @North Bar has become one of the prime places to do just that. Here's why:

1. VHS, a MST3K-style comedy show, features the city's best comedians performing stand up, then riffing on old VHS tapes found in thrift stores and garage sales every first Friday at 8PM. Founded by Zach Peterson, you can't help but laugh with (and at) the nostalgia. Tix are only $5 at the door and you get a complimentary well drink if you buy online. VHS packs out @North so get tickets early.

2. Right after VHS, there's Chicago's only insult comedy show, BEEF, at 10PM. Started by Sean White, this show pits comics against each other in various games where they have to try to burn the other opponent based on game rules they have no idea about until they arrive. Tickets are $5 at the door, but it's free entry for everyone already at VHS.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Dave Helem on Taking Risks



Comedian Dave Helem has been rising fast in the Chicago comedy scene through focused hard work and talent. In this short clip Dave speaks about taking risks, pushing envelopes as a comedian and why it's important not to get too comfortable as a performer.

Comedy of Chicago Staff Writer.