July 11, 2013

What's Popping!

Happy Thursday. As usual there are some ridiculously big shows happening this weekend and as usual we are fighting deadlines to get it out for the masses... so lets do this.

As most (hopefully) of you may know one of the biggest shows going on is probably  Dave Attell @ The Mayne Stage this Friday and Saturday. This show also features local heavy weight Danny Kallas. Guaranteed bananas, get there.

Speaking of weird looking TV personalities the Laugh Factory Chicago is hosting the Chuy Bravo's Mustache & Comedy Fiesta!  Chuy, of the TV show Chelsea Lately is hosting a latino themed comedy show running July 11 & 12. According to LF's press release "Chuy has rounded up his favorite Latino comics and is bringing them to Laugh Factory Chicago! Comedy powerhouses Nick Guerra, Aida Rodriguez and Erik Rivera will be rocking the stage with Chuy all night long! Get your tickets now!"

Another big show that should be on your radar is LIL REL @ THE COMEDY BAR  happening this weekend. Howery, a powerhouse comedian and TV personality in his own right, is fresh off his second Comedy Central special and one of the best comedians working in Chicago Today. Also featuring the hilarious Adam Burke. Recommended.

And oh yeah and this Saturday afternoon? Just two words for you. Reggie Watts

And for you Open Mic-ers out there we listed like 4 new Mics this week so check it out. With out further ado check out what else is popping this weekend and beyond
Featuring:
Erik Rivera
Nick Guerra 
Aida Rodriguez. 
July 11th & 12th
Starts TONIGHT!

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: MARTY DEROSA
At the The Crocodile 
Lineup:
Keith Paesel - Host
Marty DeRosa - Headliner
Chris Condren
Adam Kroshus
Todd Massey
TONIGHT!!

BYOB comedy show in Bronzeville
Lineup:
Adam Burke
Martin Morrow
Mo Alexander
Jamie Campbell
Matty Ryan
Kenny DeForest
701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
TONIGHT!!

The Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
Cupcakes + Comedy = Do it.
TONIGHT!

ChicagAgoGo Comedy Open Mic
NEW Open Mic at Durkin's Tavern
Every Thursday at 8PM
Sign-Up at 7:30PM
810 W. Diversey
Hosted by Erin Zimmerman
List is first come, first served - 4 minutes per comic
50 CENT BUD LIGHT DRAFTS! (WTF!?!)
TONIGHT!!

Every other Thursday in Bronzevill
Featuring 
Davey Boy Helem
Clark Jones
It's a showcase AND open mic - Also it's BYOB
at the NET UP CAFE
8 pm. 528 e. 43rd st. 
Lil Rel will be @ The Comedy Bat July 12 & 13th
Tonight $5 admission

Power Hour Comedy Open Mic
Power Hour Open Mic
Sign up @ 6:30PM
Show starts promptly at 7PM
At The Gallery Cabaret
2020 North Oakley Avenue
LIL REL @ THE COMEDY BAR
at The Comedy Bar- Chicago 
Lil Rel has been on fire lately, comedy central specials, Just for Laugh Festival appearance, and TV pilots in the work. Catch him perform locally while you still can.
Lil Rel Howery - HEADLINER:
Adam Burke - FEATURE:
Sam Norton - HOST
Prashanth Venkataramanujam - GUEST
Recommended!

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

Tour de Fat - Chicago
at Palmer Square 
Reggie Watts @ 4PM!
Nuff said
Saturday!

Make Yourself At Home Comedy Showcase!
Mike Wiley
Timmy Brochu
Mike Johnson
Seth Davis
Grace Lusk
Raymond Holleb
Kolin Bohannon - Host
With Special Guest - Nathan Simmons
Saturday!

Tuxedo Cat Comedy Premiere Night @ The Innertown Pub, 7/14, FREE
Lineup:
Danny Kallas
Kristin Clifford
Michael Joyce
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Tim Barnes
Rachel McCartney
Conor Delehanty
Sunday!

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

This Female comedy collective brings the funny every week.
Tuesdays!
Recommended!

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

4455 S. King Drive
Bananas. Be there.
Friday July 26th, 2013

James Allen Kamp
Editor