First I want to mention a couple of shows that have just finished but deserve some honorable mentions as important events in the Chicago comedy scene.
On Saturday Comedian Danny Kallas performed live at The Des Plaines Theater This is a huge, revitalized, gorgeous theater that was built in 1925 and is an amazing venue for comedy. Big props to the producers for having the sense to book some of the best local comics around.
The South Beach Comedy Festival. This popular comedy festival, which came and went this weekend, featured comedic heavies like Lewis Black, Bill Bellamy and Marc Maron. Props to Chicago's own Hanniball Buress, Brian Babylon and Renee Gauthier who featured at the fest.
Here what's coming up, all of it great.
THREE DEAD MOOSE 1st Anniversary PIZZA CIRCUS
Sunday 3/3/12, anniversary show for one of the best open mics around, should be nuts...
Shine Box Comedy at The Burlington
Monday 3/4/12 @ 9PM, nice solid monthly showcase...
Just For Laughs Audition Showcase @100 Proof Comedy
Monday 3/4/12, @ Studio Be, 9PM, FREE, INSANE LINE UP!
Just For Laughs Festival Auditions@ Lincoln Lodge
Tuesday, 3/5/12, 7PM, $5, INSANE LINE UP!
Just For Laughs Festival Audition Showcase @ ChUC
Tuesday, 3/5/12, 9:30 PM, FREE, INSANE LINE UP !
SIDE MULLET NATION: Comedian CAMERON ESPOSITO
DIVERSITY COMEDY OPEN MIC & SHOWCASE @ FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE
The Edge Comedy Club's March Showcase
3/10/12, @ 8:30 PM
3/10/12 @ 8:30 PM
COMEDY AT THE METTE: ADAM BURKE headlines special ST PATRICK'S DAY SHOW!
3/17/12 @ 9PM
I highly recommend any of the JFL auditions since they are all jam-packed with the best local talent around and are either free or just $5
James Allen Kamp