Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sneak Peek Laugh Till You're Winded Documentary


Funny Since 1985 Productions is happy to announce their first looks into the Laugh Till You're Winded sizzle reel created and directed by the founder Michael Alexander and co-written by Mary Cunningham. The comedic documentary revolves around stand-up comedy scene in Chicago and features many of the best and original comedians to come out of Chicago. It gives a behind the scenes look and interesting perspective to what goes on when the show ends.  

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kellye Howard Album Debut

Do not miss your chance to be a part of Chicago comedian, Kellye Howard's album recording.

Kellye Howard is absolutely unstoppable force in the scene. She is a writer/public speaker/actress/standup comedian and far more than just a triple threat. She's been featured on Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, FOX, WGN and in publications. Kellye is the creator & host of her podcast, 'Kellye Talks' which available on iTunes and also hosts a workshop called 'How To Live A Less Petty Life'.

The shows will be hosted by Chicago comedian, Marty DeRosa featuring Chicago comedian, Abi Sanchez, will be produced by Comedians You Should Know.

Monday, November 13, 2017

SNL | Lion King Auditions


This weekend Saturday Night Live featured their first female African American host. Comedian Tiffany Haddish took to the stage and was unapologetically fierce, bold and hella extra. On top of that, Chicago's own comedian Chris Redd made his appearance as one of the newest cast members. Check out this hilarious clip as they reenact the Lion King audition tapes.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Laugh Factory | Paul Farahvar | Greatest Day


Comedian Paul Farahvar is a classic who performs on the best stages in Chicago. His unique perspectives and hilarious story telling are always memorable. He can be seen on the Laugh Factory Chicago often where he produces multiple killer shows. See him here and catch him live.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pat McGann on "The Late Show" - Tonight!


Chicago favorite Pat McGann will be a guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS tonight, (Wed, Nov 8th). Pat if you didn't know, is a Chicago treasure. He's one of the few top level comics that can choose to stay in this city, yet still make a living in his chosen comedy profession. Drop dead funny is a good way to describe Pat - hard core yet main stream is another. I wont bore you with all this TV credits and clubs appearances - other then to say you should defiantly catch Pat when he returns to to Zanies in Chicago on November 21 & Zanies in Rosemont on November 22. And don't forget to support Chicago comedy and watch pat on CBS tonight...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CHICAGO TAKES OVER EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival every year for an entire month in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year, Chicago comedy invaded The Fringe. A total of 17 Chicago comics performed overseas. They were: Brendon Lemon, Bill Beteet, Chris Trani, Josh Otusanya, Sharup Karim, Brad Rickert, Mike Rice, John Spillane, Nick Ogle, St. James Jackson, Dylan Scott, Ilana Gordon, Adam Bowman, Aaron McDavis, Nick Dlouhy, Max Jeanty, and Lancey Joe. In this interview, I chat with Chicago comedians Brendon Lemon, Bill Beteet, Josh Otusanya, and Chris Trani about organizing this opporunity, hardships along the way, and what they learned from their Fringe Festival experience.

THE STARVING ARTIST PHILOSOPHY

Every Chicago comic that performed at The Fringe has a good job to support their comedy. What are your thoughts on the “starving artist”? Why do you think so many believe that being broke is a requirement for being funny?

BETEET: I think it’s harder to be funny when you’re thinking about logical stuff during the day. When I was in law school, it was hard going from thinking logically to having fun on stage. But, once you learn how to do that, I think having stability in your life, working towards a greater goal, and taking things seriously actually aids you in comedy.

I think the issue with a lot comics isn’t that they lack the talent to make great career gains, it’s that they lack the business acumen and the know-how to take it seriously. All of us are missing out on potentially large career opportunities by investing so heavily into stand up. So, we already know there is something lost. Which makes us value our time more than somebody who doesn’t have other stuff to do.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Superior Donuts at Zanie's Comedy Club

 ---TONIGHT ONLY---

Don't miss your one chance to see the cast of CBS Superior Donut are hitting the Zanie's Comedy Club in Chicago for an amazing performance.

Show time & Date:
Oct 30th at 8:30pm
Location:
Zanie's Comedy Club
1548 N. WELLS ST
Chicago, IL 60610

Click here for ticket purchases or more information.

Line up includes:

Friday, October 27, 2017

T-Murph | WCIU's One Night of Standup


The holidays are coming! Chicago comedian T-Murph is over it. Check out his bit as he talks about his dislike for Halloween but how can he even like the holiday if everyday in your neighborhood is Halloween?

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane