Friday, June 29, 2018

Calvin Evans Headlines Zanies!

Chicago native, Calvin Evans will headline both Zanies in Chicago and Rosemont this weekend. Recognized as one of the hottest young comedians in the city and featured on Comedy Central, Calvin performs all over the country, had a co-starring role on Chicago P.D and most recently received high praise in the Chicago Tribune. Catch him this weekend at Zanies - Rosement and Zanies - Chicago. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The NBA - Bad Lip reading

F*cking Hilarious. This is Laugh out loud gold. Having a bad day, watch this. It will put a smile on your face. A look back at some moments from the 2017-18 NBA season. From the geniuses at Bad Lip Reading. Facebook Page -

Monday, June 18, 2018

Jeff Dye at Zanies! (Special Event)

Jeff Dye headlines Zanies Chicago for 3 days only! Dye is the star of NBC’s new eclectic comedy adventure series “Better Late Than Never.” a project that will follow the travel of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman. Dye is also a nationally touring comedian, actor, host and has shows on MTV,  Comedy Central Presents special and numerous other TV projects. This is a special event and tickets will go fast so hop to it.
Zanies Chicago - June 20 - 22
1548 N. WELLS ST - CHICAGO, IL 60610
(312) 337-4027

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Neal Brennan Interview

Neal Brennan is currently a writer, Creative Consultant, and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He served as Executive Producer on Chris Rock’s 2018 stand-up special Chris Rock: Tamborine, and as Director on Daily Show Correspondent Michelle Wolf’s 2017 HBO special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady

Neal’s still fresh & critically acclaimed stand-up special 3 Mics premiered on Netflix in 2017. Neal Brennan is also the co-creator of the legendary Comedy Central series Chappelle’s ShowHe performs in Chicago at Thalia Hall on Thursday, June 7.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Fortune Feimster Headlines @ Zanies (Rosemont)

Fortune Feimster will headline at the Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont for JUST TWO nights.
It's a special event and will probably sell out so hop to it! Feimester has a ton of credits & made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing as a semi-finalist. She’s also a cast member on “After Lately" and travels the country performing stand-up. 
Parkway Bank Park

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alcoholics Are Funny...

Chicago Comedian Jeanie Doogan reveals her rock bottom and impressive physical strength. See a live show this week at the Chicago Laugh Factory.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Young Hustle Interview

The Young Hustle Show is a monthly weekend showcase at The Chicago Laugh Factory, produced by Clay Hurlbut, St. James Jackson, Nick Ogle, and Skyler Higley. What started in the upstairs of a restaurant two years ago has quickly grown into one of the hottest comedy shows in all of Chicago. 

The next Young Hustle show is at The Chicago Laugh Factory on Friday, May 18 at 10PM. 

For this interview, we sit down with the producers of Young Hustle to talk about starting young in comedy, producing a show with your best friends, and going all in to pursue your dreams. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Signs of a Dog Shit Room...

When you’re driving two, three, four or however many hours to a show out of town to a room you've never played before, there’s an impending fear hanging over your head the whole time.

You drive about 15 mph over the speed limit because you left the city late and traffic was a bitch, but your fear is not being late. The gas light is on and the next station is 37 miles away, but that’s not the reason for the sick feeling in your stomach. Suddenly, a raven flies overhead, and you think, ‘That’s pretty ominous. I may get into an accident and die today.’ Yet even death is not the reason for the feeling of dread and doom you sense. The main fear is, this show is going to be dog shit.

You always have a different idea of what the room may look or be like, but nothing fully prepares you for the little capacity people have for how a comedy show should properly be run. So when you first show up, here are some of the signs you can look for to know you’re in for a dog fight.