May 29, 2013

What's Popping!

Gonna get right to the nitty-gritty as it were, too much going on and no time for the usual fluffy prose foreplay. Particularly this week with lots of behind the scenes shenanigans happening since the JFL Festival is right around the corner (big surprises coming down the pipe people). Suffice to say there are some insane, bananas type comedy shows happening all over town. Check out what's popping this week and beyond.

The Whiskey Journal LIVE! 
The Season Finale!
At the Fizz Bar & Grill
The 5th and final week of The Whiskey Journal LIVE! Comedians, live music, videos and + "weird things"
Featuring:
Danny Kallas
Marty DeRosa
9 PM, 3220 N Lincoln Ave.
$5 online | $10 door
For half-price tickets, visit http://twjl5.brownpapertickets.com/
May 29 (Tonight!)
Recommended!

Comedians You Should Know
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Mike Lebovitz hosts
Adam Burke
Kenny DeForest
Nate Fridson
Liza Treyger
Joe Kilgallon
Sweet Line Up
May 29 (Tonight!)

MAY FEST: Double Feature #2
At The Den Theatre
Comedy + Short films. 
Comedian Line up:
Ian Abramson
Jeff Steinbrunner
Derek Smith
Joe McAdam
The Puterbaugh Sister
Recommended!
May 29 (Tonight!)

Stand Up Stand Up Presents: Adam Burke
Adam Burke - Headliner
Kyle Scanlan
Mike Timlin
Ken Witzgall
Hosted by Todd Massey
Special guest CJ Toledano
Great lineup with a top headliner
May 30th

This week's lineup features:
Aaron Sutherland - Host
Michael Larimer
Kaitlyn Grissom
John Thomas
Kate Streit
Liza Treyger
Joe Kilgallon
Recommended!
May 30th

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.
Ryan Walker - Host
Mike Sheehan
Steve Comendule

+ Musical gusts & $6 Pitchers!!
Every Thursday

at the Township 
Featuring the worst (and best) pant's-poopin' tales by comedians and storytellers
Mike Lebovitz,
Dana Norris,
CJ Sullivan,
Claudia Wallace,
Nikki Pierce
Ian Abramson.
May 30th

Creative Control: May 31st
at SAKI. Creative Control 
Joe McAdam - Host
Tyson K
Oh Theodora
Liza Treyger
Kevin Hogan
Ian Abramson
Goodrich Gevaart
Free & BYOB!!
3716 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Recommended!

HEADLINER:
Prashanth Venkataramanujam
FEATURE:
Bryan Miller
HOST:
Ricky Gonzalez
GUESTS:
Lindsay Adams
Derick LengwenusALL WEEKEND

The Sklar Brothers @ The Up Comedy Club
Recommended!
All Weekend
Recommended!

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

Every Friday Harold's Chicken brings you the hottest and funniest comics from all over!
NO COVER CHARGE, 
Full bar and great Harold's menu!
2360 North Clybourn, Chicago

Improvised Star Trek
At the The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
9PM, Sat June 1
Recommended!

Monthly Satuday Open Mic Night !
In the Main Room This Sat!
At Reggies Rock Club
11 PM 2105 South State Street, Chicago
The Starting 5 Presents: The 1st Annual Chicago's Next Big Comic Contest 
LIVE at Jokes & Notes Comedy Club, Contestants include:
D. Rell
Mo Na
Kristen Toomey
Nana Rodriguez
Dandrell Scott
Taneshia Rice
Jamie DeLeon
Lindsay Adams
Lyssa Liard
Ricky Gonzalez

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 venue with great lights and sound.
Every Monday

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

James Allen Kamp
Editor