The venue itself is very well spread out and airy even when it is packed. It’s as though there are no bad seats. You get a great view of the stage and the performers no matter where you are. The acoustics are also perfect; you never have to strain to hear a word they say. You might object at first to the 2-drink minimum considering the drinks get a bit pricey, but I’ll be damned if those waitresses aren’t working their asses off. Pay for the drinks and tip generously, ladies and gents.
I had nothing to fear, the show was absolutely great. Raunchy, sure, but who doesn’t love a few raunchy jokes at 11:30 on a Saturday? If you don’t, then why are you even in Lakeview on a weekend. Aaron Foster hosted a show of with some of Chicago’s finest: Danny Kallas, Joey Villagomez, Kellye Howard, Jeff Steinbrunner, Tristan Triptow and Nick Gaza closing out the show. They swung from topics as diverse as marriage, children, race and even mental illness while craftily sneaking in some raunchy bits here and there (unless the joke was just about fucking. Those were pretty straight forward).
The laughs came easy, which makes sense because the place should manufacture laughs with the
efficiency of a factory. Before I know it I was drunk, which is basically the reason I can’t remember any of the comics jokes verbatim. It’s not a bad thing that I can’t recite some of my favorite jokes from that night. What that means is that I came, I laughed, I drank and then my friends and I departed into the night looking for more fun to be had. You’re always looking for things to do to make your Saturday night fun, so add The Nasty Show as a piece of that Saturday night puzzle.