June 27, 2013

What's Popping!

Can you feel it? That summer excitement and energy? Feels good... it's palpable, like the Chicago humidity  Feels like something real positive is about to go down. After a brief time out, I'm back in the swing of things, summer is here, the gays are losing it (down with DOMA!), my mojo is working overtime, sexy people are showing off the goods and the Chicago's comedy scene is clicking on all levels. New shows, new mics and the return of one of Chicago's best and brightest comics, is all happening this week. So lets get right to it.

Cameron Esposito is coming back to town to kick ass at her special show FREEDOM FEST (great title). Get to this show people. Her July 5th performance will be at the The Hideout (an iconic Chicago venue) and is just over a week away. This will sneak up before you know it, so we wanted to put it on peoples radar. Pretty sure this show will sell out so get your tickets pronto. For those comedy fans not 100% familiar let me recap and explain why you need to be there. Cameron got her start in Chicago, was a Lincoln Lodge & Chicago Underground Comedy cast member, founded and co-hosted the legendary Coles Open Mic, (best open mic in the city), has performed @ the Just for Laughs Chicago Festival for 5 years straight, did a 6 month run of SIDE MULLET NATION (her solo show), was named a top 12 LA comedian to Watch by LA Weekly, etc etc etc... In short she's a freaking rock star (as well as really sweet). I personally watched her destroy two weeks ago when she featured for Maria Bamford for the JFL festival at the super plush Park West Theater.
Highly recommended!

Check out what else is popping this week and beyond.

The Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
Tyson Karrasch
Joe Motisi
Steve Comenduley
Anthony Bonazzo
Amy Nico Schwartz

Cupcakes + Comedy = Do it.
 
Emily Galati
Ray Holleb
Roman Leo
Keith Paesel
Todd Massey
Dan Ronan

Always a solid show, plus FREE mini pizza! (with purchase of beverage)

701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Kenny DeForest
Jason Earl Folks
Eric Acosta
Will Miles
Kristen Toomey
Saurin Choksi
Clark Jones
Damn that is one fine ass line up... this showcase seems to get better every week. Great drinks, good ambiance and a DJ party afterwards. Get there.
Tonight!

At the Township
June 27th
All about poop...

MARTY DEROSA
DANNY KALLAS
JOE KILGALLON
ADAM BURKE
CHRIS STEPHENS
KEVIN LOBKOVICH
TOMMY MAC
JOHN EISENRICH
MEGAN GREEN
JOE KWACZALA
DAVID SIDOROV
OH THEODORA
Good bye show for Dan Ronan, this is one SICK lineup.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Recommended!

Fearturing:
Samantha Irby
Lisa Laureta
Christopher Condren
Derek Smith
Sean White
Corey Calvert
Keith Paesel
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!

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

Hoo HA Comedy
at BEER in Chicago, Illinois
This Female comedy collective has been bring the funny every week.
Adam Burke Headlines, July 2 @ 8PM
Recommended!

The Side Bar Show
At Riverview Tavern
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Every Tuesday, Doors @ 8:30PM

ChicagAgoGo Comedy Open Mic
at Durkin's Tavern
810 W. Diversey
Every Thursday at 8PM
Sign-Up at 7:30PM

July 5th
Recommended!

Editor
James Allen Kamp