September 4, 2013

What's Popping!

Yo. It's My B-Day, so you know... Minimal intro for this segment and all that. Suffice to say there is, as per usual, a whole sh*t ton of comedy activities happening throughout the scene this week. Check out what's Popping tonight and through the weekend...

UP Comedy Club ALL WEEK
Don't miss some top performers this week at UP! Greg Proops is here tonight, Dave Foley is here this weekend + more... Both are world class artists. So get on it.
TONIGHT through weekend!

MRSTEALYOURWIG COMEDY NIGHT
at The Apartment
Damn... That's a pretty sweet lineup:
KRISTEN TOOMEY - Host
HAROLD PIERRE
MEREDITH KACHEL
JAY WASHINGTON
REENA CALM
JAIME DE LEON
KIMBERLY MARION
MATT RIGGS
COLLEEN FARRELL
AND ZOE MARSH-LEIGH
DOORS OPEN 7:30pm
SHOW STARTS 8:30 pm
Tonight!!

THE BRONZEVILLE SUMMER COMEDY SHOW
at the Blanc Gallery
The bronzeville based showcase was a real gem this summer. Sponsored by WBEZ and hosted by Brian Babylon. Last show of the season people... should be nuts.
4445 S. Martin Luther King Drive , Chicago, Il
SPECIAL SECRET LINEUP!
TONIGHT!

Brian Babylon will host the final BSC show...
Comedians You Should Know 09/04/13
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub 
Joe Kilgallon hosts
Sean Flannery
Ricky Gonzalez
Mike Lebovitz
and SPECIAL GUESTS!
Show starts at 9:00 PM. (Doors at 8:00)
Tonight!

CLiC First Wednesdays Open Mic
at the Wishbone Restaurant
Early mic on a Wednesday! Sign up at 6:45, show starts at 7pm.
Hosted by Erin Lane.
Tonight! (Monthly only so get there if you can!)

Art You Can Laugh At: The Sequel
at Ready Coffee
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Lisa Laureta
Cody Melcher
Jeff Arcuri
Keith Evans
Alex Stone
Hosted by Nathyn D. Gibson
FREE, 7:00 pm. 
1562 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Tonight!

Congrats on Your Success SEPTEMBER!
at @Uncahrted Books
A monthly FREE & BYOB showcase!
This Thursday!

Right in the middle of Chicago's bustling Lake-view neighborhood, in a NEWLY renovated bar/venue, the Double-Shot showcase looks to become a strong contender in the comedy showcase scene
Thursday!

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!?!)

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!

1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il.
Ray is a national headliner whose been on everything from "The Late Late Show" to "Arrested Development". Aside from his stand up and writing for MTV's "PUNKD," Adam has over 30 million views on comedy sketches that he writes and produces weekly on AdamRayTV.com. Ray will perform all week long (Wed - Sun) at Zanies!!

A FREE & BYOB monthly comedy Show!
ALEX STONE
MARLENA RODRIGUEZ
LEV KALMENS
KEITH PAESEL
DEREK SMITH -Headliner
 Friday - September 6th, 2013 at The Frontier
1106 W. Thorndale Ave.

PRASHANTH @ THE COMEDY BAR
at The-Comedy Bar-Chicago
Fri & Sat!
Always a solid show featuring the best Chicago comics in the game...
Use code COC13 for $5 OFF THE COVER!

at The Hidden Shamrock
MYAH is really shaping up to one helluva Chi-town showcase. Since the inception, it's been nothing but heavy weight headliners, this week being no exception:
Timmy Brochu hosts:
Grace Lusk!
Seth Davis!
Kristen Toomey!!!!
Mike Wiley!
Special guest Chanzo Tambuzi
And of course, the man, the sometimes myth Junior Stopka headlines this beast of a showcase.
Saturday!

Tuxedo Cat Comedy
@ The Innertown Pub
FREE
Nice Lineup!
Saurin Choksi
Tyson Karrasch
Alexandra Tsarpalas
Tyler Jackson
Marlena Rodriguez
Nigel Ng
Rebecca Fass
Sundays!!

100 Proof Comedy followed by The Chaser
The ComedySportz Theatre
Some of the best comedians in Chicago pass through here every week.
Mondays!

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

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

Brent Weinbach @ Beat Kitchen!
OK this is a few weeks away but should definitely be on your radar. Michael Sanchez (Comedians You Should Know) presents L.A. comedian Brent Weinbach in a very special, one-night-only performance at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen. The magnificent Mike Lebovitz opens.

The Lincoln Lodge Presents EDDIE PEPITONE!
ALSO a few weeks away and should be on your "shows to see" list FOR SURE, as it will SELL OUT. Pepitone is a monster.

Editor 
James Allen Kamp