April 12, 2012

What's Popping...

So it's that time of the week where I go "Holy shit balls there sure is a whole lot of awesome comedy going on". I know my tag lines for this segment might seem repetitive/forced/dumb. But I am trying to avoid the usual cliches of "it's going to be of the hook" or "lets raise the roof" or some such tired refrain. But the fact of the matter is the scene is hot and the talent thick, kind of like Megan Gailey, (or Bill Cruz - whatever floats your boat) so we, as your Internet guide to the Chicago comedy scene, have a duty to report the happenings. Speaking of which, the first show I want to plug before anything is Adam Burke's Live Album Recording on April 26th @ Timothy O'Tooles, a GREAT venue, a fantastic comic and a stupid low price of $5. Get your tickets now cause that shit will sell out for shizzle (sigh...) Check out everything else that is going on.

Thursday at 7:00pm - Watch comics win some money.. then mug them...

Thursday at 8:00pm - Sean Flannery's one man show is a hot ticket.

Comics and Villains
Thursday at 8:00pm - Go support some of the best local Chicago comics... tonight!


Johnny Theatre
Thursday-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Runs through May 12th - "A hilarious send-up of the theatrical process and the aura effect of hometown celebrities. A nod to playwright Kirk Pynchon's experience in LA, Johnny Theatre demonstrates what happens when a celebrity attempts to inject some Hollywood into a small company on the verge of obscurity and financial collapse." Part of the Chemically Imbalanced Comedy group. Funny gal Ali Clayton is part of this, looks promising...

The Affirmative Action Show Thursday at 9:00pm - The Othello of Chicago Comedy Brian Babylon in the suburbs performing on white woman.. whats not to like?

Killer Komedy
Thursday at 9:30pm

Laughisodes Comedy show part 6
Friday at 7:00pm

THE COMEDY BAR APR 13th & 14th
Friday at 8:00pm - Always a blast

The Lincoln Lodge Presents: Ricky Gonzalez
Friday at 8:00pm - Ricky has been on fire lately.

PED CROSSING Finale Screening + Special...
Friday at 10:00pm - This sounds extremely interesting or weird... with Junior Stopka and Adam Burke two powerhouses...

April 14th -- YOUR FUNNIEST FRIENDS @ Th...
Saturday at 8:00pm - HOT showcase...

Edge Comedy's April Showcase
Saturday at 9:00pm - Brand that started it all...

TBD Comedy Presents "One Week to Kill" S...
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:00pm - Crazy bunch of kids producing this monthly.. check out the press release: "Join us for the Chicago premiere of the documentary short "One Week to Kill" starring Hannibal Buress.We're also featuring stand-up from the whole Shine Box crew: Andy Fleming, Jason Earl Folks, Stephanie Hasz, Natalie Jose, and Anthony McBrien."

DIVE BAR COMEDY Open Mic 1st Show
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:00pm - A NEW open mic, I love a good dive bar.. throw in some decent comics and  you might have something...

The Sausage Fest: All Men On Stage, All...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

STAND UP Stand Up
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8:00pm - Producer/comic Kenneth Carl Witzgall is a "salt of the earth" type dude.  This show looks to be very solid. "Inaugural Show! Featuring Jeff Hansen with Todd Massey and Keith Paesel and our headliner, Joe Kilgallon, hosted by Ken Witzgall
8pm, $5 at door"

Moshe Kasher live at Chicago's Lincoln L...
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:30pm - Hot Show!

Adam Burke: Live Album Recording @ Timot...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00pm - Hot Show!

James Allen Kamp
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