Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Your Best ZANIES Story!!

Got a great ZANIES story??

As part of its 40th Year Anniversary Celebration - Chicago's legendary ZANIES Comedy Club - is looking for personal stories from people who have visited the iconic nightclub. The Zanies , is the longest running stand-up comedy club in Chicago. Other clubs have come and gone yet Zanies has withstood the test of time.

In the past 40 years thousands of people have walked through those iconic doors on Wells Street. Share your favorite experience at ZANIES/Chicago and have the opportunity to win a 40 Year FREE PASS to ZANIES + other great prizes. Contest info + rules below.

Did you get engaged at ZANIES Chicago?
Did you meet someone special there?
Was your first date at ZANIES?
Did a comedian performing there change your life?

Your Best ZANIES Story
Open Submissions: January 15-May 15, 2018
Winner Announced: June 15, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

NYE Chicago Comedy Shows!

Not sure what to do for New Years Eve? Never fear! We did all the research for you! There are a ton of fantastic comedy options happening this New Years Eve in Chicago to help you bring in 2018 with much needed laughs.

We tried to list as many diverse shows as Chicago has to offer and a little something for everyone's pocket book is represented. Have fun and be safe... See you next year!

New Years Eve Comedy Bash
Laugh Factory Chicago
The Chicago Laugh Factory is having two NYE shows!
At 8 PM and 10:30 PM.
Includes a  champagne toast for your New Year's Eve revelry.
Jonah Jurkens
Russ Williamson
Reena Calm
Marty DeRosa,
Kellye Howard
Abi Sanchez + more!
Skip the line with a VIP admission ticket and get escorted directly to your seat.
Call 773-327-3175 for tix - Or visit the Laugh Factory Website

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dwayne Kennedy - Live at Zanies

Stand-up comedian/actor/writer Dwayne Kennedy is performing at at the legendary Zanie's comedy club Thursday 12/28 in Chicago and NEXT week in Rosemont. He's known for his television writing credentials on hit shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), The Orlando Jones Show(FX), and the critically acclaimed FX/FXX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Dwayne is no stranger to Zanies or the Chicago scene. He's know as one of the funniest and most intriguing comedians around able to connect to audiences of all backgrounds. His interesting perspectives and satire on world issues makes him a comedic genius praised by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron.

See him live for his last showing at Zanie's Chicago.

Thursday, December 28th at 8:30PM
Location: Zanie's Chicago 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Young Han Solo Audition Tapes

Here's a rare, never before seen tape of who auditioned for young Han Solo. There was some pretty tough competition but Alden Ehrenreich got the part. Every actor wanted this part and 50 Cents was  THIS CLOSE to landing it.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hannibal Buress & 2 Chainz Eating Marijuana Meal

Check out this hilarious clip of rapper 2 Chainz, comedian/actor Hannibal Burress & comedian/actor/activist Tommy Chong as they indulge in the most ridiculously expensive meal you have ever seen. Not only is it stupid fucking expensive but it's also infused with marijuana. Try not to drool too much.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane

Monday, December 18, 2017

Friends With 401(K) Benefits | Team Us Comedy Special

Chicago-found Comedy Trio, Team Us Comedy will film their first stand up special "Friends With 401(k) Benefits in the distilling room of popular West Loop locale, CH Distillery, it’s unlike any other traditional special — this one will be one special starring three comics.

Team Us Comedy, made up of Meg Indurti (semi-finalist for StandUp NBC in 2017), Tyler Fowler (Zanies), and Vik Pandya (opened for Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show), started when the three comics decided to produce a comedy show at their own Downtown Chicago office.

The three were new to comedy but it didn’t stop them from having over 200 people in their audience at their first major show in 2016, Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture: A Comedy Variety Show.

Since then, Team Us Comedy have significantly changed their show format but still stick true to their roots of producing comedy shows in non-traditional spaces. They’ve been lauded by The RedEye to The Chicago Reader alike for their ability to cherry-pick a line-up of the city’s top diverse talent, and turn modern spaces into sleek, comfortable rooms for comedy.

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Young Hustle Show | Laugh Factory Chicago

Looking for a hype night to get your weekend started off right? Check out this amazing showcase, The Young Hustle Show at Laugh Factory Chicago TONIGHT at 10pm!

The Young Hustle Show is a stand up comedy show that has mix of the hottest comedians from Chicago. Comedians that have been featured on Comedy Central, HBO, Conan, etc. 

Each show is an experience on it's own. There's never a dry tear in the audience. So come out tonight to have a good time!

----Purchase Tickets Here----

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Chris Scopo | Laugh Factory Chicago

Standup comedian, Chris Scopo, describes his experiences with dating women. He explains how badly women can fucking hurt your feelings for no reason. Check out this awesome clip of him at Laugh Factory Chicago.

Staff Editor - Ashley Lane