July 17, 2013

What's Popping!

Does it feel like summer is whizzing past or is it just me? 4th of July? Over. Chosen Few Old School Picnic? Did it. The taste of Chicago? Came and went. The damn Pitchfork Music Festival is already here this week and I'm barely recovering from the Dave Attell and Reggie Watts shows from over the weekend.... I know, boo-hoo - first world problems and all that. But on the real... summer is a mirage... winter is coming. Get out there and support before the snow zombies get you. 

So... events to be on your radar this week are: THE BRONZEVILLE SUMMER COMEDY SHOW, great line up tonight! Sponsored by Vocalo Radio and hosted by Brian Baylon, the weather is perfect so it will be outside this time around. Also note worthy is The Velvet Jones Comedy Show @ Velvet Lounge, a south loop comedy show with DJ set afterwards!? About time. Hosted by the one and only Clark Jones, who is moving to New York soon, so catch him while you can. And be sure to catch CJ SULLIVAN @ THE COMEDY BAR If you can. This guys a monster of the Chicago comedy scene and The comedy bar is a great venue to enjoy comedy, centrally located in river north for those of you planning a night on the town.

And for you Open Mic fanatics, there are some strong Thursday, Friday and Saturday (afternoon) Mics listed as well... Check out what's popping this week and beyond.

THE BRONZEVILLE SUMMER COMEDY SHOW
At the Blanc Gallery
Super Tight line up, hosted by Brian babylon
Sponsored by Vocalo Radio.
Calvin Evans
Lem Slaughter
Mike Lebovitz
Charlie Bury
Kevin Williams
Taneshia Rice
Tim Barns
Megan Gailey
4455 S. King Drive, 7:00PM - ???
Tonight + FREE!!
Recommended!

Comedians You Should Know
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub in Downtown Chicago
Lineup:
Martin Morrow - Host
Nat Baimel
Adam Burke
Danny Kallas
Drew Michael
Matty Ryan
With special guest!
Show starts at 9:00 PM. (Doors at 8:00)21+
NO DRINK MINIMUM
Tickets are $10 at the door, but $5 online!

The Velvet Jones Comedy Show @ Velvet Lounge!
At the Velvet Lounge Chicago
Hosted by Clark Jones
Thursday, 7/18, The 1st installment of "The Velvet Jones Comedy Show" - Hosted by the one and only Clark Jones, who is moving to New York soon, so catch him while you can.  This new comedy showcase goes down in the South Loop @ the Velvet Lounge (67 East Cermak) Thursday night, DJ set/music after show. Sounds like a good time.
Recommended!

STAND UP STAND UP'S CRYFEST BECAUSE EVERYONE IS FUCKING LEAVING STARRING MIKE SHEEHAN
This showcase always brings the goods with consistent local talent.
Proceeds go to a good cause this week,
Come out and support.
Free. 9pm. At The Crocodile.
1540 N Milwaukee Ave.
A block away from the Damen Blue Line.
$4 Brooklyn Lager and FREE PIZZA.

701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Every Thursday
Always solid!

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!?!)
Went to this last week, might be new favorite open mic!

Ultra Lounge Open Mic
Thursdays at 9:30PM
Hosted by Collin Bullock
2169 North Milwaukee, Chicago
(773) 269-2900

Power Hour Open Mic
Sign up @ 6:30PM
Show starts promptly at 7PM
At The Gallery Cabaret
2020 North Oakley Avenue

The Mic With No Name
At the Hidden Shamrock
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!

The Comedy Explosion
Powerhouse line up Featuring:
John Witherspoon, 
Sheryl Underwood, 
Michael Blackson
Damon Williams
At the Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 08:00 PM

CJ SULLIVAN @ THE COMEDY BAR
At The Comedy Bar- Chicago
One of Chicago's best comics performing at one of the best venues.
Recommended!

Late Late Breakfast! (Open MIC)
at the Hideout Inn
Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin Host...
Saturday Afternoon Open Mic!?
4-minute open mic slots! List starts 2:30! 
Mic @ 3PM, Brunch Starts @ 1PM
This sound pretty cool...

Three Dead Moose Open Mic 
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!

Rathskellar Mic at Lotties Pub
Michael Joyce going away show!
8:30 PM, 1925 W Cortland St.
(773) 489-0738

The Side Bar Show
At Riverview Tavern
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
NEW SHOWCASE
Every Tuesday, Doors @ 8:30PM
Bananas. Be there.
Friday July 26th, 2013

Lineup:
Bill Cruz
Ali Clayton
Tyler Jackson
Sonia Denis
Kris Simmons
Charlie Vergos
Rebecca Fass
Conor Delehanty - Host

Double Feature
Stand up and Short films
Check out this short video the wacky producers, uh produced.
July 31st

James Allen Kamp
Editor