Monday, April 25, 2011

Last Riot

Liza Treyger
Renee Schultz
Lauren Vino
Bad news folks. Riot Comedy, one of Chicago's most consistent showcases is closing up shop.  Riot, which is produced by Liza Treyger, Renee Schutlz and Lauren Vino, was a hot spot for checking out the best in local live stand up.  The Riot shows had the fresh energy and dedicated audience following that made the room a  favorite for comedians.  The finale show line up is a real power house of local talent.  You should be there.  Check out the press release.

"Almost 2 years at Chicago Joe's is coming to a close. Please come mourn the loss with us. If you have EVER had fun at RIOT or performed there please come celebrate the end of the show with us!! FREE FINALE SHOW!!! 

Marty "champion" DeRosa hosts:
Ricky "superfan" Gonzalez,
Danny "war hero" Kallas,
Candy "muse" Lawrence,
Renée "keepin' it classy" Schultz
Jeff "greenhorn" Steinbrunner
Prescott "comedy grandpa" Tolk
Liza "go go glitter" Treyger
Lauren "voice of reason" Vino

This will be the show of all shows!!!! DO NOT MISS THIS HOT TICKET!!!  Drink $2 PBR and MIller Lite drafts, one last time.  Eat $4 Cheeseburger and fries, one last time. Regret $3 Jameson shots, one last time

Say your goodbyes to Dan the waiter, and all your RIOT favorites including: cake, jello shots and dresses."

Thursday at 9:00pm - 2:00 am April 28

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Mike David, owner of THE RED BAR COMEDY CLUB, has asked us to plug the upcoming Todd Glass Show.  Now if your not familiar, Red Bar is one of the hottest venues for comedy in the city of Chicago.  The club has a classy old school Vegas vibe and they run a smooth operation with great service, I recommend it.  Check out this press release.

"After only a year of being open, The Red Bar Comedy Club has proven to be one of Chicago's hottest spots to see stand up comedy. With the club's first year of shows being mostly made up of local stand-up favorites, Red Bar now moves towards bringing in the nations top stand ups, starting with comedian TODD GLASS on April 29th and 30th.  Glass is a stand up savant who started performing at the age of 16, and has since toured the globe, making regular appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, and NBC's Last Comic Standing. Glass has spent years honing his outrageous, off the wall sense of humor in front of sold out crowds across the country, and has toured with comedians such as Sarah Silverman,Louis C.K., and David Spade.  The Red Bar Comedy Club promises to bring in some big names and heavy hitters this summer  in hopes to have Chicago enjoy the absolute best in stand up at an affordable price. Tickets for all shows will only be $10-$15, and NO DRINK MINIMUM will be enforced"
The Red Bar Comedy Club at Ontourage, 
157 W. Ontario Street, Chicago

James Allen Kamp

Monday, April 11, 2011

Our Comedy Showcase List !

Joe Kilgallon @ Riot Comedy
Derek Smith
Hey we finally posted the Comedy of Chicago official showcase List!  This is a weekly list of what we believe to be the best Chicago stand up comedy showcase venues in the City. These rooms have our stamp of approval and are CURRENTLY active and in the CITY.  If you produce or know of a great Chicago showcase not listed here, let us know about it!

Speaking of great showcases I checked out Riot Comedy last week and was treated to some really solid comedy.  What I like about Riot is they keep the talent pool consistent.  Joe KilgallonAndrew Halter and Derek Smith were the stand outs of the show and Joe really blew the doors off the place.  Great drink specials, $4 burger and fries and $3 Jamison shots, whats not to like?  Do yourself favor and check it out.  Meanwhile here's our new showcase list!

James Allen Kamp