August 11, 2011

More Plugs For Your Mugs....

Whats up folks, lots of DRAMA going down in the Chicago comedy scene this week.  I WON'T try to speculate on the sordid details but I WILL plug some cool shows and events that are going on this week and next.  First off, Cameron Esposito has two more performances of her great solo show (read review) at the Playground Theater. You should check it out before she goes on an extended trip to the west coast.  Here's the press release.

"Just your average asymmetrically haired punk rock circus ringmaster, roller derby commentator, and atheist with a theology degree, Cameron Esposito lives at the heart of Chicago's alt arts scene. SIDE MULLET NATION covers snapshot-like moments of improbability, huge failure, and tiny success via live performance and video. Cameron's quick wit and hilarious, well-honed storyjoking have garnered a cult Chicago fan base and made her hour-long solo project the Playground's most popular offering at the 2011 TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival, leading to the theater's extended run of the show." 



Also going on this week is the COMEDY CENTRAL'S COMICS TO WATCH SHOWCASE @ THE COMEDY BAR.  Check out this ridiculous line up.

Drew Frees (HOST), Mike Lebovitz, Brian Babylon, Joe Kilgallon, Aaron Weaver, Pat Mcgann
Prashanth Venkat, Danny Kallas, James Fritz, Junior Stopka, Drew Michael, Adam Burke, Kevin Williams, Sean Flannery

Wow, if you know anything about the local Chicago comedy scene, then you know that that's one bananas line up of great talent.  Oh yeah one more thing... IT'S FREE!

Next there is a promising new weekly showcase starting next Thursday. Check out the FB press release. 

"Aaaaaaand we're back! Rotten Comedy Productions brings you "ChiTown Comedy" at Ace Bar every Thursday night at 8pm. We're very excited about reviving the old Hoghead McDunna's, which used to be a huge spot for stand up here in Chicago. A great venue with wonderful food and drink specials, real close to the Red, Brown, and Purple line stops on Fullerton and DePaul University, this venue has the potential we've been looking for for a few months now. New ownership, a great new stage, and an owner that LOVES comedy helped us put this together quickly and the first show is a doozie! Aaaaaaand we're back!  Rotten Comedy Productions brings you "ChiTown Comedy" at Ace Bar every Thursday night at 8pm. We're very excited about reviving the old Hoghead McDunna's, which used to be a huge spot for stand up here in Chicago.  A great venue with wonderful food and drink specials, real close to the Red, Brown, and Purple line stops on Fullerton and DePaul University, this venue has the potential we've been looking for for a few months now.  New ownership, a great new stage, and an owner that LOVES comedy helped us put this together quickly and the first show is a doozie!"
Check out www.standupcomedychicago.c​om for upcoming showcases.

Lastly I wanted to post this wacky ass video From the Puterbaugh Sisters, directed by Chad Briggs and Sam Mechling.  It's pretty freaking funny.



James Allen Kamp
Editor