May 22, 2013

What's Popping!

Dang... Just found out the The Edge Comedy Club Open Mic is CLOSING. Wow, that's a little sad... The Edge was one of the first rooms I ever checked out almost 5 years ago. Used to be run by Dave Odd and was located at the Chicago Center for The Perfroming Arts but got booted out of there when the venue had to close. Then it moved to Sully's House bar & grill and is currently run by Kyle Scanlan who confirmed that Thursday is the last night. There are no plans to move it to another location under that brand as far as we could gather. Again kind of bitter sweet since The Edge was probably the longest running brand for Open Mics in the Chicago comedy scene. It's not an exaggeration to say every comedian worth some salt has played this room in some form or another, and I mean everybody. From Hannibal Buress to Kyle Kinane to Junior Stopka. It's a shame... but hey that's the nature of the comedy beast. Guess the bar owners think karaoke night or whatever is going to go over big. We encourage everyone, both comics and fans, to come out this Thursday and help put the old girl down.

After you dry your eyes check out what's popping this week and beyond.

TIGHT LINE UP!
Joe Kilgallon - Hosts
Travis Irvine
Danny Kallas
Drew Michael
Mike Lebovitz
Marty DeRosa
Wednesday, May 22

At the Fizz Bar & Grill
9 PM, 3220 N Lincoln Ave.
Recommended!
Wednesday, May 22


Pilsen Stand Up! Comedy Showcase Turns TWO!
At Martin's Corner
Two year anniversary for this monthly pilsen showcase.

CLOSING NIGHT! The Edge Comedy Club's Big Fancy Open Mic
@ Sully's House
1501 N. Dayton, Chicago, IL.
FINAL NIGHT EVER
Say it AINT so. Yep. One of the best Open and longest running Open Mic's in Chicago will be no more after Thursday. We strongly suggest that everybody gets there and goes ape shit... or sits and laughs at comedy... whatever.
Thursday, May 23

TYLER JACKSON
KEITH PAESEL
JAKE MCKENZIE
LANE PIESCHEL
SAURIN CHOKSI - Headliner
Tight line up with a great headliner - plus Lane Pieschel is leaving town and this show is one of your last chances to catch him perform before he leaves.
 
Jeff Arcuri - Host
Lem Slaughter
Ryan Mason
Greg Gettle
Keegan Buckingham
Jeff Hansen
Mike Lebovitz

The Spot Thursday Night Open Mic
sign up 8:30 PM, Show 9PM
4437 North Broadway St. Chicago. 
NEW Thursday night, open mic in Uptown

The Primetime Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
The Gallery Cabaret 
7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cupcakes + comedy.
Every Thursday

HEADLINER:
Kevin Williams
FEATURE:
Johnny Beehner
HOST:
Saurin Choksi
ALL WEEKEND

Jamie Kennedy @ The laugh Factory
You've seen him in the Scream franchise, Romeo+Juliet, Bowfinger, Malibu's Most Wanted, and nearly 200 episodes of television; and now you can check him live on the Laugh Factory stage.
May 22-24, 
3175 Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657 
(773) 327-3175

The Mic With No Name AKA Hidden Shamrock Open Mic
A NEW Friday Open Mic!
2723 N. Halsted, Chicago
Sign up @ 6:30, Show @ 7PM
Every Friday

Talk Hard
Midnight Talk show at ComedySportz Chicago 
Hosted by Jamie Campbell
LIVE late night talk show!
Friday

Fried Chicken + Comedy!? Yep.
NO COVER!
Hosted by Taneshia Rice
Every Friday

The Nasty Show
This Saturday at the laugh Factory
Solid local lineup!

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

Every Sunday
Good times...
Recommended!

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

100 Proof Comedy followed by The Chaser
@ The ComedySportz Theatre
Some of the best comedians in chicago pass through here every week.
A proper thaeater with great lights and sound.
Every Monday

Hoo Ha Comedy
Brand new, all female, comedy collective based out of Chicago. We produce a showcase 
Every Tuesday @ Beer on Clark. 
$5 and NO DRINK MIN!!
7:30PM, 3415 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Every Tuesday

Samurai Sushi Comedy Hour
Tuesday weekly showcase room
Door @ 7:30, Show @ 8 pm
NO COVER
Sushi & drink specials every week!
358 W. Ontario Chicago, IL
At the AI Japanese Restaurant, 312-335-9888 

Hug City Comedy at Lucky's Wicker Park!
At Lucky's Wicker Park 
FREE SHOWCASE!
Always a solid lineup with great drink specials.
Every Tuesday

The Sklar Brothers @ The Up Comedy Club
OK, it might be almost two weeks away but all shows for this event may sell out quickly, just wanted to put it on the radar.
May 31 - June 1

James Allen Kamp
Editor