Thursday, June 13, 2013

What's Popping!

Yo! Lots of Chicago comedy news happening this week. Not only are big name celebrities popping up all over town because JFL is in full swing (also NHL finals!), but there are a ton of non-festival options going on concurrently as well for you "alt fans" out there craving something different .

Case in point, Zanies is producing a "10 Comedians For Ten Dollars" showcase happening all week long through Sunday. The Laugh Factory has a week of FREE "Chicago Showcase" shows ($10 suggested donation at the door to the Red Cross) lined up and the Puterbaugh Sisterz are producing the parody festival "Just For Rafts" which is happening this Sunday & features a stacked lineup.

Check out what else is Popping in the Chicago comedy scene (including stand out JFL Shows) this week and beyond.

Just For Laugh Presents: Seth Meyers with Special Guests Al Madrigal & Hannibal Buress
OK, yes, this show is just in a few hours and yes it's going to be packed, but tickets might still be available so do it if you can...
Highly recommended!!
@ The Chicago Theater, June 14, 7:30PM

at Jokes and Notes 
Ben Bergman
Brandi Denise
Bryan Christopher
Clark Jones
Cody Wilkins
Gia Claire
Lem Slaughter
Mark Gregory
Meechie Hall
Stacked Lineup!

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

Megan Gailey
Mijo Bueno

Mike Joyce 
We don't usually plug venues outside of town, but The Drop Comedy Club has been getting serious about booking some great Chicago based talent.

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

At The Comedy Bar- Chicago
Martin Morrow (host)
Mike Stanley
Brian Babylon
Russell Williamson
Ralphie Roberts
C.j. Sullivan
Derick Lengwenus
Brian Babylon (host)
Joe Kilgallon
Russell Williamson
Ralphie Roberts
C.j. Sullivan
Derick Lengwenus

Stage 773 
Kill All Comedy was invited to be in the Just For Laughs festival.
It's a 19 person sketch show yo.
Do it.

Special JUST FOR RAFTS show!
Huge lineup, should be bannans...
Town Hall Pub, 3340 N. Halsted, Chicago

Think Tank returns to the stage with a new dose of its trademark style of silly satire and bizarre scenarios. "Chasing the Hype" uses elements of vaudeville, silent film, and multimedia
Sundays at 7:30pm June 2nd - 23rd
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave

3030 N. Racine St., Chicago, Illinois 60657
Best Open Mic on the north-side?
Probably... Just saying.
Every Sunday

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 theater venu with great sound, lights and top notch crew.
Every Monday

New, all female produced, comedy showcase
Every Tuesday @ Beer on Clark. 
$5 and NO DRINK MIN!!
7:30PM, 3415 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

James Allen Kamp