March 21, 2013

Whats Popping!

Jeezus Christmas... Thursday nights are so chock full of comedy it's not even funny (ha see what I did there). But seriously there are more open mics and showcases happening on Thursday then you can shake a stick at. It's just bananas really, when you look at it all in detail.  In this what's popping segment we have listed 8 showcase/Open Mic events for just tonight alone. And the best part is they are all free or almost free.  Not to mention all the other solid events going on throughout his week and beyond.  A really good week to support your local Chicago comedy scene. Check out whats Popping!

The Primetime Cupcake Comedy Cabaret NOW 7-9!
The Gallery Cabaret 
This long running showcase has a little bit of everything: Cupcakes, Comedy, $6 Pitchers and even a little burlesque. FREE! 
Tonight! 03/21/13, 7 -9 PM

Parlour Car ~ A Stand-Up Comedy Show ~ Bar Deville
701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
HOT Showcase! 
Always a super sweet line up.  DJ set afterwards.
Featuring: 
Kenny DeForest
Jeff Steinbrunner
Hank Thompson
Martin Morrow
Megan Gailey
Marty DeRosa
Recommended!
Recommended!
Tonight! 03/21/13, 8PM

Riddles Comedy Club All-Star Showcase
Riddles Comedy Club in Berwyn, Illinois
Jay Washington works his ass off and has put together a solid lineup at this Berwyn comedy club.
Tonight! 03/21/13, 8:30 PM

The Edge Comedy Club's Big Fancy Open Mic
@ Sully's House
Clark Jones @ Jokes & Notes
1501 N. Dayton, Chicago, IL.
8:30PM Sign Up
(312) 733-6000
Tonight! 03/21/13
Still one of the best open Mic's in Chicago.

See You Next Thursday
Open Mic/Showcase
10:30 Tonight (basketball)
Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N Halsted
Tonight! 03/21/13

Jim Belushi @ Comedy Bar
The American Dream Open Mic
Starts at 9 PM, Sign Up @ 8:30PM
@ The Blarney Stone 3424 N. Sheffield Ave
Tonight! 03/21/13

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: MEECHIE HALL
Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
The Crocodile
1540 N Milwaukee Ave
Erica Clark @ Comedy Bar
Free! Also... FREE Pizza with and drink purchase.  What!? yes like seriously you get a free mini pizza with any drink.  From a whisky shot to a PBR.. yeah I know bananas! AND it's good pizza too, they fire it right there in a cool old school pizza oven. Do it!
Tonight! 03/21/13, 8PM
Recommended!

The Lincoln Lodge 3/22
Jacob Williams @ Coles Bar
The Lincoln Lodge
Friday
Recommended!

Friday, 11:55 PM

Talk Hard With Jamie Campbell
The Uncensored Late Night Talk Show.
Every Friday at Midnight @ ComedySportz Chicago
Recommended!

Tons of comics @ Coles bar
Tom Papa @ The Mayne Stage
Only two shows! Get your tickets!
Recommended

DAVE SIEGEL @ THE COMEDY BAR
The Comedy Bar- Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Friday & Saturday
ALWAYS SOLID!

Jokes and Notes
Friday & Saturday
Bo Barnes Headlines and Cleatis Allen Feature.
Lupe Sanchez' one man show comes to Studio Be in lakeview. BYOB!

Sunday Night Show at Undergound Lounge!
The Underground Lounge, 952 W Newport Avenue, Chicago, IL

Entertaining Julia presents: Hankers Away, the Hank Thompson Story
Town Hall Pub 
Recommended!
Nice lineup this week
Rob O'Reilly
Sam Norton
Collin Bullock
Martin Morrow
Bryan Christopher
Rachel Kaboff
Recommended!
March 26th
FREE! March 27th
Comedians heckle classic B movies @ the super dope Lincoln Hall Venue

The Lincoln Lodge @ Mayne Stage
Mayne Stage 
Line Up:
Caitlin Bergh
Charlie Bury
Saurin Choksi
Ricky Gonzalez
Joe Kwaczala
Dan Ronan
Derek Smith
Julia Solomon
Martin Morrow
This is going to be... you guessed it... Bananas! Don't miss.
Recommended!

James Allen Kamp
Editor