|Joe Kilgallon @ CYSK|
|Kenny DeForest @ Speak Easy Comedy|
2. Phone Fuckery. Turn your phone OFF. Don't answer it if it rings and don't text, it can wait. If it's a freaking emergency then take it outside. Simple right? Nope. I can't tell you how many times dumb bitches/pricks will text or talk right in or near the front row. Hey guess what? The comic can see you on your phone, so don't get mad when they call you out (which I encourage). Just don't do it.
3. "My friend's just drunk". I see a lot of this. One table or group has a very drunk member. The rest of the table/group spends the whole night trying to keep him/her quiet. They end of making more noise as a unit then anybody else in the freaking joint. This is just bullshit. Hey lets maybe not let drunky ruin the whole show and take them outside, how about that?
Finally I encourage Chicago comedy fans who observe the above type of bullshit behavior to complain. One because It's the managers/producers job to make sure chronic violators are dealt with and two because many times they simply might not be aware of the situation.
James Allen Kamp