Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Megachurch comedy show w/ Marty DeRosa


As one of the killers of comedy in Chicago, Marty DeRosa talks about his experiences with having to perform comedy in the most unlikely places. No one ever expects to get asked to get on stage, in a basement.... of a megachurch. Let's just say it was an interesting encounter for him.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Open Mic Series EP. 4


There is nothing more annoying then someone giving "advice" to a comedian especially if they aren't a comic. This episode, Tocarra Mallard gives an interesting perspective of when an audience member (played by Darren Stephens) tries to give some notes that are a bit controversial but yet an issue that some comedians are confronted with at times. Kelsie Huff and Tocarra both handle this uncomfortable situation the best they can!

You can check out the hilarious web series, The Open Mic, and it's new episodes every Tuesday! Make sure you subscribe to the YouTube page, to watch each new episode. Watch as they follow the dysfunctional chaos that happens during open mics.

If you want to see sneak peeks or behind the scenes previews, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: The Open Mic Series
Twitter: @theOM_series

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Monday, March 27, 2017

Comedian Spotlight: Kristen Lundberg


Comedian Kristen Lundberg is originally a toy sculptor from Dayton, OH and has become one of Chicago's most unique comics in the city. She can be seen performing in comedy showcases all around Chicago as well as parts of Northwest Indiana. Kristen's style of comedy is like nothing you've ever seen. She is high energy, funny and super weird is the best ways. You can recognize her because she's includes her violin into her sets and sometimes she loses her pants. You probably seen on WCIU's most recent airing of Chicago's One Night Stand-Up. You can find her regularly performing at Laugh Factory Chicago!

Follow her on Social Media
Twitter:@Mammyspanx

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rachel McCartney Exit Interview

Comedian Rachel McCartney was raised in the near Chicago suburbs and has been telling jokes in the city for over 4 years. She's a staple of the Chicago comedy community and has become a comedian & fan favorite alike. Alas, she is leaving us. But not before headlining one of the shows where she started: Queer Comedy at Zanies. In 2014, McCartney performed in the the Queer Comedy New Faces showcase and has been a returning feature ever since. On Tuesday March 28th, McCartney headlines in a farewell show before moving to New York City. To talk about coming up in Chicago comedy and her bittersweet farewell, I asked her some questions.

Adam Guerino: You're leaving us! Why? Why??

Trump's STILL Campaigning


The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper decides to head to Nashville to ask Trump supporters about healthcare, 2020, and why Trump is STILL holding campaign rallies. It's been months since the election and Trump is still touring around the country. Seems like a lot of people are holding on to old memories. Check out Klepper as he interviews the people at the rallies.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dobie Maxwell at Zanies!


Dobie Maxwell is a very interesting comedian with a style of his own. Every show he performs is nothing like the last. He has appeared on popular TV shows like Entertainment Tonight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, ‘Comedy.tv, and ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has performed at Zanie's Comedy Club before and they had to bring his amazing energy and enthusiasm back to Chicago for more! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Why Did Dave Chappelle Escape the Spotlight?


Comedian Dave Chappelle has been making people laugh for 30 years. His career took off after two hilarious seasons of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central, but he suddenly abandoned it at the height of his success. This interview gives a inside scoop on why he took a break from comedy. Chappelle often would avoid interviews, but he decided to sit down with Gayle King for an in-depth conversation. Now, he's back with a three-part stand-up comedy special currently on Netflix.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Open Mic Series EP. 3


Is it interesting that Thad, played by comedian Bill Gorgo is ALWAYS getting the best spot on the open mic? Could it be a coincidence or maybe not? But Daryl Moon knows there's something fishy going on or cheesy.... Kelsie Huff and is really being suspicious.

You can check out the hilarious web series, The Open Mic, and it's new episodes every Tuesday! Make sure you subscribe to the YouTube page, to watch each new episode. Watch as they follow the dysfunctional chaos that happens during open mics.

If you want to see sneak peeks or behind the scenes previews, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: The Open Mic Series
Twitter: @theOM_series

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane