April 25, 2013

What's Popping!

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

For those of you who are budget conscious but still looking to enjoy some quality comedy, you should know that many of the shows listed here are free or almost free and have great specials happening on any given night. 

Thursday nights alone are ridiculously  stacked with like a bazillion showcases and open mic offerings. We try our best to give out all the relevant info for each show. There are addresses listed for some, lineups for others and links to all. Without further ado, check out what's popping...
 
Jay Washington, host of the Radio Show “Educated Insanity” brings a hilarious ensemble for the debut of “Laughing Insanity”. Comedians from in and around the Chicagoland area take to the Laugh Factory stage delivering laughs to the audience and worldwide as the show is broadcast LIVE on www.chicagolandsportsradio.com and www.windycityunderground.com
Featuring:
Kellye Howard
Marc Henderson
Ken Garr
Anthony Bozanno
Schmitty B
Kevin Williams
Xavier Lamont
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
TONIGHT! (April 25th, 2013)

THE COMEDY EXPRESS HOSTED BY WILLIE LYNCH JR
 At the Jokes and Notes Comedy club
4641 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653
Tonight!

Recomended!
Tonight! 

NEVER BEEN TO PARIS
The Comedy Bar- Chicago
157 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 
Recommended!
TONIGHT!

I SHIT YOU NOT!
Warning: Although this showcase  is hilarious... it's also slightly disgusting since all the stories are related to bodily waste in some form.
Line Up:
Derek Smith, 
Maggie Jenkins, 
Ever Maynard, 
Tanya Freseth, 
Justin Kline (from the Movie "Virginity Hit"
Prescott Tolk (writer for "Real Househusbands of Hollywood" TV show)
Hosted (as always) by Monte LaMonte & Michael Sanchez.
At the Township
2202 N. CALIFORNIA, Chicago 
The Shambles Chicago
This show will be BANANAS...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Recomended!

Hidden Shamrock Open Mic
NEW! Friday Open Mic (what!?)
2723 N. Halsted, Chicago
Sign up @ 6:30, Show @ 7PM
Every Friday


Midnight Talk show at ComedySportz Chicago 
Hosted by Jamie Campbell
LIVE late night talk show with some of the best writers in Chicago.
Recomended!

All weekend long.  (Fri & Sat)
Catch this fat hilarious bastard before he makes it big and moves to hollywood.
Recommended!
 
Jokes and Notes
Friday & Saturday (April 26th & 27th)
Headliner:
Lil Rel
Recommended!

Dov Davidoff @ Zanies!
Dov Davidoff has more TV and comedy credits than you can shake a stick at.  A special & rare appearance at a intimate venue. Recomended!
Thursday & Friday (April 25th & 26th)

The Nasty Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday
Featuring
CJ Sullivan
Bill Cruz
Aaron Foster
Gwen La Roka
Saurin Choksi
Puterbaugh Sisters
Kenny DeForest
Tristan Triptow
Danny Kallas. 
 
Three Dead Moose Open Mic 
3030 N. Racine St., Chicago, Illinois 60657
Best Open Mic on the north-side?
Probably... Just saying. Do it!

Every Sunday
Good times... every time.
Recommended!

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

Schubas Open Mic
Sign Up 9PM, Show 9:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago,
Recommended!

Upper Crust Open Mic
Sign up 6:30, Show 7PM
2831 N. Broadway, Chicago Il.
$2.00 SLICE PIZZA!

100 Proof Comedy followed by The Chaser
Every Monday
Mondays at 8pm, $10
The Chaser
Mondays at 9:30pm, FREE
Always a blast.

Hug City Comedy at Lucky's Wicker Park! 4/16
Lucky's Wicker Park 
FREE SHOWCASE!
Always a solid lineup & great drink specials.

Bucktown Public Comedy Open Mic
5 PM Sign up, 10 PM Showtime
1658 W. Cortland St. Chicago
4 to 5 minutes of time.
Parlour Car ~ A Stand-Up Comedy Show ~ Bar Deville
701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Every Thursday - A HOT showcase.
Recommended!

The Edge Comedy Club's Big Fancy Open Mic
@ Sully's House
1501 N. Dayton, Chicago, IL.
8:30PM Sign Up
OPEN MIC!

The Primetime Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
The Gallery Cabaret 
7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cupcakes & comedy + great host. Do it!

James Allen Kamp
Editor