|Dominic and Jono of Rooftop Comedy|
Now if your a serious comedian or a real comedy nerd, and you've done the slightest google search related to stand up comedy, chances are you've run into this site (if not look em up). Rooftop was one of the first comprehensive comedy websites I discovered while doing the research into starting this site (yeah believe it or not research was done) and found it to be an incredible resource plus a great inspiration.
What's outstanding about Rooftop Comedy is the insane amount of content they produce. Basically they film and distribute live stand up comedy performances from comedians all over the country (and the world) at some of the best comedy venues in existence including Chicago's own Lincoln Lodge and CHUC comedy clubs. They have THOUSANDS of videos that are all available for fans to view, free of charge. Most of the great Chicago comedians of the last 5-10 years can be found on there. For me, such access was invaluable.
|Where the magic happens|
Now... I'm sure some are you are like "yeah yeah I know all of this." Well... did you know that Rooftop Comedy has a record label now?
Yep... Rootopcomedy Productions is producing comedy albums for some of the best comics in the game including Chicago standouts like Beth Stelling. Dominic reports that they will continue to aggressively focus on producing great live comedy albums and that the Chicago scene is definitely on the radar for upcoming projects.
Oh yeah one more thing, got a set that Rooftop Comedy recorded and you think you nailed it like a rock-star? Well they can produce you a master DVD of your set (headliner or showcase) and mail it to you. What!? Now you can have merchandise (if you so desire) just like the big boys.
The bottom line is that Rooftop Comedy is a class act organization that supports the art of live comedy. Check it out sometime.
James Allen Kamp