Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried & Josh Johnson

Zanie's is where you need to be this weekend. Josh Johnson and Gilbert Gottfried will be performing live!

Gilbert Gottfried standup comedian/actor/voice artist, is known for numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin and also the voice of Aflac Duck. As of recently, Gottfried has hosted a podcast titled Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.

Josh Johnson has performed at colleges and festivals across the country such as Bridgetown, Out of Bounds, and New York Comedy Festival. He is a contributing writer for The Whiskey Journal and an ensemble member of Under The Gun Theater in Chicago. In 2015 he was the winner of Snubfest in Chicago, winner of the Devil Cup in New York, and named one of Comedy Central Comics to Watch. He lives in Brooklyn with his roommate's dog.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Laugh Factory Chicago presents Drew Frees

Chicago comedian, Drew Frees, tells of his experience of white water rafting after having of shrooms. He is bound to make you giggle to death with his creative story telling and his high on life attitude. You'll find him performing stand up on Chicago's main stages regularly such as IO, Second City, UP Comedy Club, & The Laugh Factory. Drew has been seen performing in TBS Just For Laughs, Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, and on Comedy Centrals Comics to Watch and he is never a disappointment.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Deon Cole's Comedy Special Entices Theft in Target

Deon Cole, originally based out of Chicago, is a comedian, writer and actor. He is best known as a member of the writing staff Conan. Most recently Cole did a comedy special for Comedy Central call "Cole Blooded Seminar". In this special he gave a little advice about how to steal from Target and let's just say people all over have been taking this bit of advice and running with it.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kate's University Open for Registration


The kates university classes are taught by Chicago comedian (and our staff writer) Kelsie Huff the kates cast. The kates university includes adult storytelling and stand-up classes, all female stand-up classes, corporate comedy workshops, college comedy intensives and youth outreach programs. The kates university is the first step in YOUR comedy revolution.

If you have always wanted to try stand-up or storytelling but don't know where to start, these classes are for you! If you are looking to cross stand-up off your bucket list. These classes are for you! If you are an improviser who's looking to strengthen your point of view and get "off the back wall." These classes are for you! If you are an artist who would like to get out of your comfort zone. These classes are for you! If you are a professional writer looking for a different kind of editing skill. These classes are for you! If you are terrified of public speaking or want to hone your presentation skills. These classes are for you! If you are new to the city and looking to make some new pals. These classes are for you! If you identify as a female and want to take up more space in the world. Guess what, these classes are for you!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MYQ Kaplan at Schubas!

Comedian MYQ Kaplan will be performing April 19 at Schuba's Tavern.

He has been seen on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on Last Comic

Standing and most recently appeared on America's Got Talent. His album "Vegan Mind Meld" was one of iTunes' top 10 comedy albums of the year. And that's only the past! Even more to come in the future! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Comedian Spotlight: Kelsie Huff

Kelsie Huff
is an extraordinary, high energy stand-up comic. She's the creator
and host of The Kates, a nine year comedy showcase, hosted by The Book Cellar and Laugh Factory Chicago. Her bubbly personality and charisma gets her audiences coming back for more. She was a teacher at an all female stand-up class in Chicago called, Feminine Comique. Huff can be seen performing at all the top venues such as Zanies, Laugh Factory Chicago and UP Comedy. Also, watch her weekly web series "The Open Mic" that airs every Tues on Youtube!

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Friday, April 14, 2017

RIP Charlie Murphy

In honor of Charlie Murphy, here is a legendary scene of the Rick James slap. Murphy was known for his roles as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. He was the older brother of Eddie Murphy.

RIP Charlie Murphy, you will be missed. 1959 - 2017

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ralphie Roberts at Zanie's Chicago!

Zanie's Chicago presents to you this week, Ralphie Roberts a Westside comedian! His style of stand up revolves around his life experiences and is known for his slightly ghetto but college educated mentality. He is extremely silly to be serious brand of comedy is full of high energy. Ralphie performs clean comedy that has been featured at The Toronto Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs/Chicago.