|Will Miles and Clark Jones|
Comedians like Hannibal Buress, TJ Miller, Lil Rel, Beth Stelling, Neal Brennan, Eric Andre, Nick Vatterott, Junior Stopka and a plethora of many other comics too numerous to mention, have all graced the stage at some point. Well "stage" might be a bit generous... you see 2BD takes place at the iconic Town Hall Pub, a straight (ish) bar smack dab in the middle of the very gay "Boystown" neighborhood. And if you know any thing about Town Hall Pub you know it's pretty much the mother of all dive bars in Chicago. So the fact the show did a 5 year stint, much less got the caliber of talent that it did, is as much a testament to the popularity of this mic/showcase as it is of the work ethic of the two guys that ran it, Clark Jones and Will Miles.
|Hannibal Burress performing @ 2BD|
When emailed for a quote relating to the end of of 2BD, Clark responded "Without 2 Black dudes I wouldn't be the comic I am today so...blame the show." And Will responded "We just want to leave Chicago letting everyone know any comedian can perform anywhere. The only thing holding back a comedian is himself."
The only thing that matches Clark and Will's work ethic is how freaking nice these two dudes are. Not being an asshole goes a long way in this game (don't knock it). They always seem to have time for quick chat, a joke, or some advice for a new comic. Enough said. Get out tonight and support if you can.
2 Black Dudes and an Open Mic - Finale!
Town Hall Pub, 3340 N. Halsted Chicago Il.
James Allen Kamp