Monday, June 11, 2012

What's popping besides the JFL Fest?

Yo!! So unless you live in a cave with Charlie Sheen you know that there's a huge international comedy festival coming to town this week. What you might not know, is that there is a bunch of top notch local shows going on concurrently as well. Which means the Chicago comedy scene will be so thick with talent its gonna be completely fucking bananas. Comedian Michael Joyce whipped up the following press releases and nicely asked if we would post it. So here you go. Hit up as much as you can.

"First annual Just Because Comedy Festival to be held June 11th-17th CHICAGO, June 5, 2012 –Local stand-up comedians Michael Joyce and Kenny DeForest are proud to announce the launch of the first annual Just Because Comedy Festival to be held June 11through June 17th. Producers have assembled a whole week of Chicago's best local talent to highlight how strong the stand-up comedy scene is in Chicago.

The Just Because Comedy Festival is designed to display Chicago’swealth of talented comics 
as well as the top-notch shows that already occur in the city on a daily basis. Just Because Comedy Festival patrons can also expect to see nationally headlining acts drop in and perform in unique and intimate settings. " 

Just Because Comedy Festival Schedule: 

Monday June 11th- 
100 Proof Comedyat Comedy Sportz (929 W Belmont Ave). 8pm, $10. 
Headliner: Mike Stanley 
Featuring: Jacob Williams, Liza Treyger, Kelsie Huff, Matt Siegan, Laurie Kilmartin and more. 
Hosted by:Sherman Edwards 

Tuesday June 12th - 
Rathskellar Presents: Comedy Showcase at Lotties Pub (1925 W Cortland Ave). 9pm,free. 
Headliner: Marty DeRosa 
Featuring: Michael Joyce, Megan Gailey, Bob Palos, Mikey Manker, Simmons McDavid and 
Special Guests! 
Hosted by: Matt Drufke 

Wednesday June 13th - 
Comedians You Should Knowat Timothy O'Tooles (622 N. Fairbanks Court). 9pm, $5 
online / $10 door. 
Featuring:  Comedians You Should Know and Special Guests! 

Thursday June 14th - 
The Wind Up at Chicago Laugh Factory(3175 N. Broadway). 9:30pm, $10 presale w/ 
promo code “WindUp” / $20door. 
Featuring:  The Wind Up and Friends. 

Saturday June 16th - 
Your Funniest Friends at The Joynt (650 N. Dearborn). 8pm, $10. 
Featuring: Lane Pieschel, Joe Fernandez, Megan Gailey, Jeff Steinbrunner, Matt Riggs and 
Special Guests! 
Sunday June 17th - 

3 Dead Moose’s Just Because Comedy Festival Finale at Will's Northwoods Inn (3030 
N. Racine Ave). 8pm, free. 
Headliner: Drew Michael 
Featuring: Joe Fernandez, Mike Sheehan, Liza Treyger, Cameron Gillette, Chris Condren, Kristin 
Clifford and Special Guests!