January 31, 2012

100,000 is pretty cool.

Mike Lebovitz of Comedians You Should Know
Wow... rapidly approaching 100,000 views, which is a nice milestone for us. The Chicago comedy scene has grown by leaps and bounds since we started in 2010. There are more great open mics, more solid showcases, more comics and more fans. Were just grateful to have been lucky enough to witness and document the growth of this amazing scene and look forward with anticipation to whats comes next. That fact that we get so much support from great comics who are even willing to contribute is humbling. It's been brought to our attention that perhaps some articles are getting lost in the shuffle since we are now at over 130 posts. So... we compiled a list of what we think are some of the better reads. Enjoy!
First interview with Junior Stopka. Junior talks about his process among other things...

Comedians You Should Know Live Album Recording
Love these guys. Love what they do. Buy the fucking album.

Will Miles talks about doing his thing his way.

Bill Cruz Interview
A veteran of the scene and a real sweetheart .

Maria Bamford Review
One of our first Contributing writers Calle hack, a local talent agent, reviews Maria Bamford at Mayne Stage.

Speak Easy Showcase Comedy Review
Great showcase that's been going strong for over a year now.

Joe Fernandez
Why Were Fucking Special By Joe Fernandez
Joe Fernandez breaks down the Chicago Comedy scene.  Read both parts.

$5 Perspective by Jeremy Solomon
A well written article from a newer comics perspective.

Marty DeRosa Interview
Great interview from a triple threat producer, comic, writer and one of the best crowd work technicians in the game. Plus he's a wrestling nut, whats not to like about Marty DeRosa?

They Call Her Sweet Beth
Beth Stelling told us this was her favorite video of her doing stand up... plus her agent loved it too. Beth has moved to Los Angeles and we miss her.

Ken Barnard Covers Billy Joel
This Never gets old. Ken covers a Billy Joel standard that... Just fucking watch it.

The Basics of Throwing a Showcase
Showcase basics 101

Tim Meadows Interview
Interview with SNL Alum Tim Meadows !

James Allen Kamp
Editor