Friday, July 22, 2016

Eric Andre at the Republican National Convention

Wow. This shit is hilarious. Comedian Eric Andre went to the Republican National convention and totally clowned it. Andre is the creator and host of The Eric André Show, on Adult Swim and probably the funniest weirdo/comic out there. Check out this hot mess.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jay Pharoah at ZANIES

Saturday Night Live Favorite Jay Pharoah performs at Zanies in Rosemont starting this Friday night. Currently entering his sixth season of SNL, Pharoah is well known for his uncanny impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West to name a few. A Saturday Night Live cast member since 2010. His film credits include Ride Along, Lola Versus and Top Five.
Should be a real bananas type show.

Zanies Comedy Club (Rosemont)
5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 813-0484

Kanye - Swift Beef?

Though not comedy related, this Celeb-drama was good for a chuckle.

Kim Kardashian-West leaked a video online of a conversation between Taylor Swift & Kanye West about a line he wrote in a song that Swift approved of.

However in a grammy acceptance speech T-Swift throws all the shade at Kanye for how some will try to claim responsibility for your success. Which gave this air of: Omg, I’ve never heard of this song before its release.

Which puts that statement in one corner & the truth probably in another room somewhere. Once she was outed, Taylor responded with not approving of being called “That bitch” on IG (That’s Instagram, just FYI.) The line was quote:

Monday, July 18, 2016

Queer Comedy 5 Year Anniversary at Zanies!

Bill Cruz will headline!!
On Tuesday July 19th, Queer Comedy at Zanies celebrates 5 years with headliner Bill Cruz! The all-inclusive comedy show will be hosted by creator Adam Guerino and feature Ali Clayton, Archer Coe, Rachel McCartney and more.

Queer Comedy at Zanies has put ongoing queer-inclusive comedy in the historic comedy club Zanies since July of 2011, has been named the‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Jeff Ross presents Roast Battle is a new show premiering on comedy central July 28-31. As a
Lead up to the four-night Roast Battle event, Jeff Ross took a tour across America to find a few fresh faces to compete in JFL Montreal. Chicago favorites battled each other in a roast format at the popular Lincoln Hall. Check out the clip for a preview of what's to come!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Giving Thanks to Good Hosts

Kelsie Huff
Hosting a comedy show can be a thankless job. Often audiences don’t even realize when a host is crushing it. They simply feel the experience of a great night and don’t comprehend the power a host has in shaping the ebb and flow of their evening’s entertainment.

Most stand-ups have stories of shitty hosts, everyone remembers: the host who doesn’t take the time to correctly pronounce names, introduces comedians as “the girl”, or “the black guy”, or "the fifth bearded white dude of the night”. Those crap hosts ruin the the rep for the hosts who do the real work.

A solid host wears different hats throughout the night, holds down the fort, wins the spirit award, makes every comedian who walks up feel welcomed and successful and leaves the audience thinking, “I sure am glad I decided to put on pants and go out tonight.”

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"the kates" Comedy Bowl Birthday Bash

The long running, critically acclaimed, all female showcase "the kates" is turning 9 years old this week. Producer Kelsie Huff has put together a real bananas type lineup for this Thursday July 7th at Diversey River bowl, 2211 W Diversey. Should be one hell a birthday show. All Info below.

"Come Celebrate nine great years of women in Chicago comedy this July 7th

Kelsie Huff
Adrienne Gunn
Alexandra Tsarpalas 
Amy Sumpter
Brittany Meyer
Denise Medina
Elizabeth Gomez 
Mona Aburmishan
Soli Santos 

10 second dance party!
Lip sync contest!

$10 suggested donation at the door.

Looking for more info on the kates? Go here:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anthony Bonazzo's Comedy Pet Peeves

Anthony Bonazzo is a Chicago stand-up comedian, improviser and actor. Anthony’s stand-up is known for his spot-on impersonations, high energy delivery and veteran presence on stage. Originally a New Jersey native, and one of eight children, Anthony began his lifelong pursuit of comedy doing imitations of family members at the dinner table. He can be seen performing stand-up through out Chicago and the mid-west. Here he is giving his comedy pet peeves. Filmed on location at the weekly Cocktail Comedy show at House of Blues.
329 N. Dearborn, On the 4th Floor
Every Tuesday - Doors 7PM, Show 8PM