August 8, 2013

What's Popping!

Bam! This week is packed to the rooftop with some good old fashioned, high quality comedy options. TONIGHT ESPECIALLY. Some outstanding comedy shows worth having on your radar would be the Thirsty Thursdays showcase in bronzeville featuring the Chicago comedy legend Marlon Mitchell, The Double Shot Showcase at the brand new & The Dog's Bollox bar in lakeview and The Velvet Jones Comedy Hour in south loop. All these showcases are tonight! So get out there. ALSO we included some of the best open mics on Thursdays and Fridays that still have that new car smell and from what I hear nicely sized, real audiences. So be sure to catch those if you can. Without further ado... checkout What's Popping!

Thirsty Thursday Comedy Show
Big show tonight! Headliner Marlon Mitchell is possibly Chicago's best kept secret. This bronzeville showcase has been going strong all summer long.
Net Up Cafe, 528 E 43rd St.
Showtime 8PM, $5 Cover
Outdoor patio & BYOB!!
TONIGHT!!

The Double-Shot Showcase
Every Thursday evening at 8pm
at The Dog’s Bollox
3210 N. Lincoln Ave.
Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation.
TONIGHT!!

At the Velvet Lounge Chicago
Starring Clark Jones and his comedy crew 
$5 and no drink minimums
Doors open @ 7PM, Show @ 8PM, 
After-party set starting @ 10PM. 
67 E Cermak Rd, Chicago (South Loop)
TONIGHT!!

Aaron Foster
Jeanie Doogan
Calvin Evans
Marlena Rodriguez
Todd Massey
Jake McKenzie - Host
Stephanie Hasz
Andy Fleming
SOLID LINE UP & FREE SHOW, TONIGHT!
Recommended!

The American Dream Open Mic
Starts at 9 PM, Sign Up @ 8:30PM
@ The Blarney Stone 3424 N. Sheffield Ave
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
AND .50 BUD LIGHT DRAFTS!!!!!
TONIGHT!!!

In the Works Open Mic
Every Thursday
Sign Up @ 7:30, Show at 8:00pm
At The Decibel Bar.
$3 PBR Tall Boys and vodka drinks,
Awesome venue, good non-comic turn out. 
No bumping or heckling. All material welcome. FREE!!
TONIGHT

Dan Cummins @ Zanies!
1548 N. Wells St, Chicago.
In addition to headlining live shows from Maine to Alaska, Dan Cummins has made numerous televised stand-up appearances, including performances on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and numerous Comedy Central programs, including both a half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins, and an hour-long comedy special, Crazy with a Capital F. 
Thursday - Saturday!
Recommended!

Greg Morton @ The Laugh Factory
Mr Star Wars Himself!
Aug 6th-9th
Recommended!

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

Comedians:
GREG HOLLIMON "Strangers With Candy"
JASON MELTON
MARZ TIMMS
ADAM BURKE
DANNY KALLAS
Brand new showcase. Solid line up!
Friday!

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show! - August 2013
at Brainstorm
A great great lineup!!
CJ SULLIVAN (Comedy Central's Mashup)
NATE SIMMONS (Chicago Underground Comedy)
KEITH PAESEL (Stand Up Stand Up)
JOHN THOMAS (Duck Duck Comedy)
MIKE MAKINGS (Dive Bar Comedy)
BECCA O'NEAL (Congrats On Your Success)
JASON MELTON (YBAT! Co-producer, champion)
DAVID YONTZ (Entertainment Chicago LIVE)
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321
BYOB!!, Doors open at 8 PM, Show starts at 8:30 PM.
Saturday!!
A The Innertown Pub
Solid Lineup:
Will Miles
Kristin Toomey
Seth Davis
Keith Paesel
Amy Nico Schwartz
Bronwyn Ariel Isaac
Conor Delehanty
Jerry Tran - Host
FREE STAND UP SHOW THIS SUNDAY!

3 Dead Moose Open Mic
@ Wills Northwoods Inn
7PM sign up, 8PM start.
Great Sunday Open Mic!

Comedy Behind Bars Open Mic
Sunday night 7 p.m. 630 Sign up
5 minute slots @ A.J. Hudsons
3801 N. Ashland, Chicago Il.
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez
Sunday!

The Chaser Open Mic
@ Comedy Sportz
9:30 PM 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
Great open mic at a proper theater
Monday!

Schubas Open Mic
Sign Up 9PM, Show 9:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Monday!

Open Mic @ The Logan Theater,
8PM sign up
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
Monday!

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub,
8:30 PM
1934 W. Irving Park
Monday!

Laugh Or Get Shot Open Mic
Sign Up @ 8:30 Show @ 9PM
@ Juniors Sports Bar
2058 W. Cermak
New Open Mic!
Mondays!

Rathskellar Mic at Lotties Pub
8:30 PM, 1925 W Cortland St.
Recommended open mic!
Tuesdays

James Allen Kamp
Editor