May 10, 2012

What's Popping!

Well it looks like were just going to have to resign ourselves to blasting out theses "what's popping" posts about once a week since there are so many quality comedy shows going on in the Chicago scene right now.

On Thursday night alone there are like a million top showcases and open mics to choose from... OK well maybe only 8... but still... for those of you new to the scene that's a butt load compared to a few years ago.

All the shows listed have solid line ups, should be exceptional shows and are recommended, (would not be listed otherwise) but standouts are marked as HOT.

Complete comic lineups are listed for some shows, times are stated for all. Without further ado here's whats shaking.

Casey Brown's Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
Thursday at 6:00pm - Free Show Plus CUPKAKES.. what!?
Lineup:
Mike Sheehan
Bob Palos
Prateek Srivastava
Christina M. Slyter



The Blackout Diaries at The Comedy Bar
Thursday at 8:00pm - A sweet lineup with tales of drunken debauchery: Hot!
Lineup:
The Puterbaugh Sisters
Nate Simmons
Cameron Esposito
Brian Bowden






















Thursday at 8:00pm - Clark Jones Headlines: HOT!
Lineup:
Tyson Karrasch
Brian Self
Keith Paesel
Kenny Witzgall 
Clark Jones Headlines
(For EVERY drink you buy, you get a FREE PIZZA!)

TASSEL FREE COMEDY @ 240 Lounge
Thursday at 8:30pm - Sick line up, FREE!!
Lineup:
Kelsey Gruebnau
Robert Bud
Meredith Kachel
Dwight Simmons 
Peter Byrnes
Jeff Hansen 
Mike Wiley
James Fritz headlines

The American Dream Mic: Where The Wrigle...
Thursday at 8:30pm

Edge Comedy Open Mic at Sullys House
Thursday at 9:00pm - One of the best open mics in Chicago




















The Wind Up Chicago with Al Jackson and...
Thursday at 9:30pm - HOT!
Lineup:
Host: Kenny DeForest
Megan Gailey
Prashanth Venkataramanujam
Joe Kilgallon
Al Jackson
The Lucas Brothers

Drew Frees headlines Laugh and a Half @...
Thursday at 9:00pm - The always funny Drew Frees Headlines: 

The Lincoln Lodge Presents Eliot Rahal
Friday, 8:30 and 10:30 - Sick line up!
Lineup:
Joe Kwaczala hosts
AJ Finney
CJ Toledano
Jesse Baltes
Matty Ryan
Eliot Rahal

COMEDY CENTRAL’S AL JACKSON HEADLINES TH...
Friday at 8:00pm

COMEDY! LIVE MUSIC! THE LAST PISTOL PART...
Friday at 9:00pm HOT!

Vanity's Fair
Friday at 9:00pm

42X42 @ The Two Hour Comedy Hour!
Saturday at 7:00pm - 46 TOTAL COMICS, HOT!


Jeff Hansen Live at the Des Plaines Theater
Saturday at 7:30pm - HOT!

MAY 12th -- YOUR FUNNIEST FRIENDS @ The...
Saturday at 8:00pm

COMEDY AT THE METTE: THE PUTERBAUGH SIST...
Saturday at 9:00pm - HOT!

THE STAND at Second City's SkyBox
Saturday at 10:30pm

Enron Presents: The Montgomery Ward and...
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:00pm

DEBUT: THE FUNNY STORY SHOW
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:30pm


Side Mullet Send Off: A Cameron Esposito...
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:30pm - Don't miss this farewell show, HOT!
Ridiculous Lineup:
Adam Burke
Rhea Butcher
Katie Mcvay
Liza Treyger
Chad Briggs
Andrew Halter
Chris Condren
Renee Gauthier
Drew Michael
The Puterbaugh Sisters
Cameron Esposito

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