July 31, 2013

What's Popping!

Yes! Another hectic summer week of comedy. Things that should be on your radar are: The Bronzeville Summer Comedy Show, Double Feature, Comedians You Should Know, The Velvet Jones Comedy Show, Stand Up Stand Up, and The Comedy Bar to name a few (all shows are linked below). Plus we listed some hot open mics as well. With out further ado, check out "What's Popping" starting tonight and going through the weekend.

THE BRONZEVILLE SUMMER COMEDY SHOW
At the Blanc Gallery
Hosted by - Will Miles and Clark Jones. This is probably your last chance to see Will & Clark perform as a comedy duo in Chicago before they move to NY. Get there.
Super solid Lineup:
Megan Gailey
Sean monroe
Vanessa Fraction
Goodrich Gevart
Liza Treyger
Ricky Gonzalez
Tonight!
At the Zanies Comedy Club Rosemont
16 Chicago comedians will be taping their sets at the swanky Zanies venue in Rosemont. Get out and support if you can. 
Featuring:
Russell Williamson
Adam Burke
Glen Martino
Pat McGann
Nikki Brayden
Sydney Adeniyi
Brian Hicks
Kevin Bozeman
Lisa Laureta
Ben Bergman
Michael R Larimer
Joey Villagomez
Sally Edwards
Jacob Williams
Chris Condren
Pat Tomasulo
Vince Maranto
Tonight!!

Double Feature
Stand up comics and short comedy films!
Adam Burke
Tyson Karrasch
Kenny DeForest
Melody Kamali
Marlena Rodriguez
With host Ian Abramson!
Tonight!

Martin Morrow hosts
Clark Jones
Mike Lebovitz
Erik Monical
Drew Michael
Show starts at 9:00 PM. (Doors at 8:00)
Tonight!

7-9pm FREE BYOB
+ FREE BEER FROM POWELL BREW HOUSE!!!
Featuring:
Bill Bullock - Host
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Tristan Nigel Triptow
Reena Calm
Raymond Holleb
Headliner Bill Cruz!!
Thursday!
At the Velvet Lounge Chicago
Starring Clark Jones and his comedy crew 
$5 and no drink minimums
Doors open @ 7PM, Show @ 8PM, 
Followed by Joey Thee DJ's afterparty set starting @ 10PM. 
Thursday!
701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Kenny DeForest
Charlie Bury
Will Miles
Brandie Posey
Brendan McGowan
Matty Ryan
Junior Stopka
Thursday!
At The Crocodile
Dan Friesen
Michael R Larimer
Keith Paesel
Todd Massey
Headliner Stewart Huff!!
Thursday

Double-Shot at The Dog's Bollox!
Lineup:
Ever Mainard - Headliner
Peter-john Byrnes - Host
Kris McDermott
Zach Peterson
Ben Bergman
8PM @ The Dog's Bollox
$4 Fireball Whisky Shots 
$4 Featured Craft Brewery Beer
Still Free! (suggested donation $5)
Thursday!

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!?!)

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

The Mic With No Name
At the Hidden Shamrock
2723 N. Halsted, Chicago
Sign up @ 6:30, Show @ 7PM
Every Friday

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
Friday!

Doors @ 7:30PM | Show @ 8PM
FREE & BYOB. There will be some free beer to be handed out.
This is not a 21+ event. Just don't be a child.
Featuring:
IRENE TU
CHARLIE ROHRER
NATE SIMMONS
SEAN WHITE
BILL CRUZ
Friday August 2

Talk Hard With Jamie Campbell
The Uncensored Late Night Talk Show. 
Every Friday at Midnight @ ComedySportz Chicago
This week on Talk hard:
WCIU's Chris DeRose, 
Tamale Sepp, 
AND the music of Micah Petry
Friday @ Midnight!

At The Comedy Bar- Chicago (Moved to The Fairmont Hotel!)
Friday and Saturday @ 8 & 10pm
JIM BELUSHI is back to host all 4 shows with headliner Danny Bevins 
Tickets are 20 bucks and they WILL sell out. Get them while you can...
Rising star Shmitty B features all weekend at the one and only Jokes and Notes.
Fri & Sat!
At Studio Be
IT's BYOB! And hosted by Powell Brew House!
Saturday!

LAUGHING INSANITY
At Laugh Factory Chicago
GLEN MARTINO
SCHMITTY B
VINCE CARONE
XAVIER LAMONT
VINCE ACEVEDO
At Schubas Tavern
A comedy debate show loaded with comics yelling about pointless things!
Stephanie Hasz vs Andy Fleming - (Friend Zone vs Bone Zone)
Cody Melcher vs Peter John Byrnes - (Ed Wood vs Michael Bay)
Mitch Kurka vs Alan Grafton - (Phish vs ICP)
Sean White vs Ian Abramson - (Star Trek vs Star Wars)
Sam Norton vs Kevin White - (Something vs Nothing)
Free! 8pm @Schuba's Upstairs.
Hosted By Zach Peterson
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!

At the Subterranean 
Hosted by Sean Monroe
Open Mic - All Comics Welcome to Sign Up!
Monday night!

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

James Allen Kamp
Editor