September 11, 2013

What's Popping!

Velvet Jones Comedy Show - Thursday
Lots of ground to cover today: Several hot showcases, some big names coming to town, & a couple of new open mics... So let's get right to it. Check out what's popping tonight and through the week.

CYSK
at Timothy O'Toole's
Comedians You Should Know is still one of the best rooms around. Mike Lebovitz - Host
Kenny DeForest
Marty DeRosa
Danny Kallas

Will Miles
Joe Kilgallon

Tonight!

This is in Schaumburg and we usually don't plug shows in the burbs, but this is a "Comedy Central" sanctioned comedy talent show, so wanted to put it on peoples radar. Be worth checking out if your in the area.
3420 W. Grace, Chicago, Illinois
Tonight!

Live Comedy and Music
at FLABBY at the ABBEY
20 comics scheduled to go up + music acts...
3420 W. Grace, Chicago, Illinois
Tonight

The Velvet Jones Comedy Show
@ The Velvet Lounge
Hosted by Calvin Evans & Davey Boy Helem
With "Joey Thee DJ"
According to Davey Boy Helem this a going away party of sorts for a stalwart of the Chicago comedy scene: comedian Clark Jones. "Come send Clark Jones out in style!! He leaves Friday so come out on Thursday and celebrate with Mr. Jones one more time for awhile"
67 E. Cermak, Chicago (South Loop)
Thursday!

Right in the middle of Chicago's bustling Lake-view neighborhood.
NEWLY renovated bar/venue.
Strong consistent lineups...
Great specials...
3210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Thursday!

The Cupcake Comedy Cabaret
at The Gallery Cabaret 
Cupcakes & Comedy...
Always solid
Thursday!

At The Crocodile
Recommended.
Thursday!

701 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Every Thursday
Recommended!

Special one night ONLY
Reep was the Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” season 5 and has been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, the half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep”, & his own special “Jon Reep: Metro Jethro”.
Two shows on Thursday night only!
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il

@ 8 p.m. - FREE!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W. Division Street

at saki 
Goodrich Gevaart presents a lineup of four California-based comics with a bonus headlining set from Adam Burke @ the Saki record store in Logan square.
Goodrich Gevaart - Host
Adam Burke - Headliner
3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60647
Friday!

Couple of weeks away, but put it on your radar...
Entertainment Chicago LIVE
at the Decibel Bar 
Nice lineup at the newly remodeled Decibal bar in Uptown
Host: Darius Kennedy
Co-Host: Janine Phan
Music: David Yontz
COMEDIANS:
Roman Leo
Adam Kroshus
Rebecca V. Oneal
Keith Paesel
David Franks
Sarah Gallagher
Samuel Priest
4437 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il
Friday SEPTEMBER 13th, 8pm, $5

Talk Hard
At Comedy Sportz
Great line up of guests this week at Talk Hard, Chicago’s MIDNIGHT uncensored talk show with some of the best writers in the Chicago comedy scene.
Brian Stiffler - Referee for TNA Impact Wrestling as seen on Spike TV
Puterbaugh Sisters - Sister tag-team of comedy talent.
Mindy Bartlett - Chicago singer songwriter
And of course your host Jamie Campbell (Voted Best Stand up Comedian 2013 - Chicago Reader)
929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-8080
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!

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

At The Comedy Bar- Chicago 
Solid lineup this weekend...
HOST: Liza Treyger
FEATURE: Ramon Rivas II
HEADLINER: Ryan Dalton
The Comedy Bar showcases the best standup Chicago has to offer at a great price.
157 W. Ontario at the Ontourage Night Club
$5 off with code COC13 !!
Friday & Saturday!

at the Hideout Inn 
Brunch & open mic comedy...
A hangover brunch starts at 1pm 
Sign-up at 230, Show at 3
Hosted by Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin - they put up as many open mic slots as they can so get there early...
Saturday ONLY!

at The Hidden Shamrock
Great freaking showcase, one of my favorites right now...
Tight lineups, proper room in the back, great specials.
The great Marty DeRosa Headlines
FREE & $3 Specials!
Saturday!

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show
@ Brainstorm Comics
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321, Chicago, IL
Inside the Flat Iron Arts Building
Drew Frees
Marty DeRosa
Jeff Steinbrunner
Dave Losso
Julia Shiplett
Dale McPeek
Burlesque by Maya Pallageez
Hosted by Jason Melton
Doors @ 8 PM, Show @ 8:30 PM
FREE & BYOB! Saturday Sept 14th! 

at the Laugh Factory Chicago
Nice Sunday lineup at the world famous Laugh Factory.
"Chicago comedian Jay Washington brings a hilarious ensemble for the third round of “Laughing Insanity”. Comedians from in and around the Chicagoland area take to the Laugh Factory stage delivering an insane amount of laughs to those in attendance."
GLEN MARTINO (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
VINCE ACEVEDO (Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes)
BRIAN HICKS (Comedy 10k WINNER)
B. COLE (Def Comedy Jam, Comic View)
Sunday!

@ Wills Northwoods Inn
One of the best open Mic's in Chicago
7PM sign up, 8PM start.

Comedy Behind Bars Open Mic
Sunday night 7 p.m. 6:30 Sign up
5 minute slots @ A.J. Hudsons
3801 N. Ashland, Chicago Il.
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez

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

at Ready Coffee 
Charlie Vergos
Tim Barnes
Megan Gailey
Martin Morrow
Cameron Gillette
Matty Ryan
Tommy Davidson LIVE @ Laugh Factory, Sept 23
Nathyn Gibson - Host
562 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday Sept 18th!

at Martin's Corner
Almando Burks aka The Blaxicano - Guest Host
Laura Nunez
Jesus "Chuy" Nunez
Miguel Guevara
Yolanda Ortega
Erica Nicole Clark
Jesnaira Baez and more!
A $10 donation is suggested. 
Wednesday Sept 18th.

Tommy Davidson LIVE! @ Chicago Laugh Factory 
He's been seen on more TV than you can shake a stick at, scores of Hollywood movies, and has performed at sold-out comedy clubs & theaters and all around the world. Now Tommy Davidson is coming to Laugh Factory Chicago for one night only! Just be there.
Featuring Tommy Davidson, Kellye Howard, Joey Villagomez.
Wed, Sept 23, 8 PM.

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.
Sept 23!

The Lincoln Lodge Presents EDDIE PEPITONE!
Pepitone is a monster, this show should be on your "shows to see" list. This show will SELL OUT.
Sept 27th.

James Allen Kamp
Editor