Thursday, September 27, 2012

What's Popping...

Friday 09/28
OK, so sometimes we get a tad stumped trying to articulate clever and/or funny ways to reiterate the same thing over and over again.  Not that the basis of what we're promoting, about the many awesome comedy happenings all over the city, aren't true... it's just that I run out of snappy one liners and clever ways to say "holy shit you should really run out and catch some amazing and affordable comedy shows this week"  Oh wait, I think I just did... Anyway there truly are some great comedy options happening in Chicago this weekend and beyond,  "The Shit Show", "Pete Holmes" and "Creative Control" being the stand outs... but all events listed below are recommended. Check it out and go support local comedy gosh darn it.

Casey Brown's Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
The Gallery Cabaret
Baked goods and comedy... done deal.
Tonight 9/27

Stand Up Stand Up
This showcase has been gaining mometem all summer long... FREE Pizza and a FREE show with consistent strong headliners... it's a no brainer....
Tonight 9/27

Laugh Factory Chicago
Tonight 9/27
Sully's House
The edge as a brand has been doing it longer then anyone, a year ago they moved operations to Sully's House (Which is a bar, not some dude's crib) and is now one of the better open mics in chicago...
Tonight 9/27

Creative Control with Joe McAdam!
@ Saki
Who knew a hipster record store would be cool venue for comedy? Sick Lineup:
Mike Lebovitz
Megan Gailey
Derek Smith
Collin Bullock
Sketches from Oh Theodora
Hosting from Joe McAdam
Musical guests Brother George!
Friday 9/28

BRIAN BABYLON!! SHIT SHOW SEPTEMBER 28Th
SHIT SHOW
Recommended!
Friday 9/28

THE COMEDY BAR: SEPT 28-29
The Comedy Bar- Chicago
A pro lineup at a cool venue for comedy.
Ricky Gonzalez
Brian Babylon
Marty DeRosa
Zebra Lounge
I'll be there.
9/29

Gorilla Tango Burlesque Audition Notice
OK so this is not a comedy show, but GTT asked us to plug the audition... so here u go.
"Gorilla Tango Theatre is auditioning female performers to join the cast of "A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque". Saturday, Sept 29, 10am-Noon (callbacks to follow from 1-2pm) 
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
9/29

The Burlington Bar
Jokes and cum... or something.
9/30

SubT Lounge
This open mic is in the middle in hipster haven Bucktown and has been getting some good buzz...
10/01

Underground Wonder Bar
Solid lineup!
COLLIN A. BULLOCK host
JOE KWACZALA
DAVID FRANKS
NICK SIERRA
LIZA TREYGER
MARTY DEROSA
10/02

Vocalo's "House Quest" DJ Competition (Final)
The Shrine
Ok... so this is not a comedy evet per se.. but if you can appreciate shaking your ass to some authentic Chicago house then it's recomended.
10/03
The Annoyance Theatre
Improvised hair cutting show... seriously.
10/04

The Lincoln Lodge 
Pete holmes... hottest comic in the game doing his thing at one of the longest running showcses in Chicago... nuff siad.

Cole's Bar
Help Adam celebrate the release of "Universal Squirrel Theory", which will be coming out on A Special Thing Records in October


Kind Of Blue Comedy
Recommended!
Mike Lebovitz is a real treat and this is a fun ass venue.

The James Fritz Reverse Hello Show!
ComedySportz Chicago
Recommended!
Comedy of Chicago's First showcase!
Help us say goodbye to James Fritz, seven year veteran of the scene.

JAK