September 16, 2013

What's Popping!


Yo! We usually post the "What's Popping" segment on Wednesday, but there has been just way too much comedy madness going on at the start of the week, so we decided to switch it to Mondays. And this is shaping up to be the perfect week to do that. You've got Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad!), Brian Posehn & Tom Rhodes all coming to town this week - plus the usual insane amount of stellar showcases happening and even a couple of new open mics. Check out what's popping starting today & through the week!

Performance Anxiety 9.16.2013
at The Pleasure Chest Chicago
A monthly comedy show inside of a famously sex positive Adult Toy Store??
Yep...  Great lineup this month:
Goodrich Gevaart - Host
Mikey Manker
Lisa Laureta
Rachel McCartney
Cody Melcher
Joel Kim Booster
Kristin Clifford
FREE and BYOB. Do it!!
15% off all purchases in the store!!
8PM, 3436 N Lincoln AveChicago
TONIGHT!!

Shine Box Comedy: BRO-FEST 2013
at The Owl
NATALIE JOSE
DAVID DRAKE
RICKY GONZALES
DALE MCPEEK
RYAN WALKER
ANDY FLEMING
Cheap beer specials!
2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 606
9PM FREE, TONIGHT!

100 Proof Comedy
@ The ComedySportz Theatre
Some of the best comedians in Chicago pass through here every week!
Chad Briggs
Matt Kirshen (Last Comic Standing)
Todd Massey
Diana DeLuna
Reena Calm
Jamie Campbell (Talk Hard)
Jonah Jurkens
Jake McKenzie - Host
Martin Morrow - Headliner
929 W Belmont, Chicago Il.
TONIGHT 8PM! @ ComedySportz Chicago!

The Last Thing the World Needs -OPEN MIC
at the Belmont Pourhouse Lakeview
Promising NEW-ish open mic
@ Cool brand new bar in Lakeview.
Gets a Real crowd....
List @ 7:00; Show @ 8:30.
$3 wells, $6 pbr/jamo combos, 35-cent wings.
42 craft drafts on tap.
1115 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
Tuesday!!

COMEDIAN MARLON MITCHELL & FRIENDS!! 
RED KIVA
Marlon Mitchell is one of the best comedians in Chicago you've never heard of. The man has way too many credentials to list here, great opportunity to see him perform at a hip urban lounge in the west loop this Tuesday.
Tuesday 9PM!

Hoo HA Comedy
at BEER in Chicago
Reena Calm - Host
Taniesha Rice
Michael Larimer
Eric Oren
Goodrich Gervaart
SPECIAL GUESTS: The Shock T's
FREE!, Doors @ 8pm
3145 N CLARK, CHICAGO IL
TUESDAY!! 

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

Art You Can Laugh At 3: The Sequel to the Sequel
at Ready Coffee
Charlie Vergos
Tim Barnes
Megan Gailey
Martin Morrow
Cameron Gillette
Matty Ryan
Nathyn Gibson - Host
562 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday Sept 18th!

Pilsen Stand Up! Presents The Local Show
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! 
at the Chicago Laugh Factory
He's been seen on more TV than you can shake a stick at, scores of Hollywood movies, has performed at comedy clubs & theaters and all around the world. Now Tommy Davidson is coming to Laugh Factory Chicago for one night only, with LOCAL openers. Do it!
Featuring:
Tommy Davidson,
Kellye Howard,
Joey Villagomez.
Wed, Sept 23, 8 PM.

CYSK
at Timothy O'Toole's
Comedians You Should Know is still one of the best rooms around.
$5 Online!
Wednesday!

Tony Rock
@ Up Comedy Club
Tony Rock (yes that TONY Rock) comes to to Chicago this Thurs-Sat Only.
With top local openers!!
Jay Washington - Host
Davey Boy Helem - Feature
This is going to be a bananas type show... get your tickets now.
Recommended!

Double-Shot at The Dog's Bollox!
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!

Tom Rhodes @ Zanies
@ Zanies
Thursday - Sat
Rhodes has had a long raucous career - a Showtime stand-up series Live From Amsterdam, Comedy Central specials, a NBC sitcom Mr. Rhodes, his own hour special Light Sweet Crude on Netflix!
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il

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. 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!

Comedy At The Shack
2360 N. Clybourne Chicago, Illinois 60614
Food & drink specials + great local comedy lineups
"Like our FB page Comedy at the Shack to keep up with the pics, events, and all fun that goes down at the Shack"
All for NO COVER!!!
10PM Friday!

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

HOLLYWOOD SAID NO
SPECIAL ONE SHOW ONLY!!
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross & Brian Poeshn
"Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond!"
If you know anything about comedy then you know this is an insane once in a lifetime lineup...
ONE Show only
This Saturday, 1PM

Dave Siegel @ THE COMEDY BAR
At The Comedy Bar- Chicago
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!

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

The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour w/ Danny Black
at The Hideout
The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour returns with host Danny Black!
This months performers are: 
Ray Teresi (GOD), 
Krystal LaFianza Pitzen (SEX),
Martin Morrow (SEX), 
Jamie Campbell (DEATH) and 
Daniel Shapiro. 
Danny Black will play a song or two, Angela Vela brings the news and DJ Scott Schaefer spins the songs that will hold it all together. 
Start at 6:30PM, $5
Saturday, Sept 20th!

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

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
SUNDAY!

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.
Monday Sept 23!

Risk Live Podcast 
@ Up Comedy Club
Live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public.
Wednesday 09/25/13 8:00 PM 

This is in October but we wanted to put it on your radar. Stelling comes back to town for two big events at Zanies: The Queer Comedy Showcase she will host on Oct 22 with acts TBA, and a week long showcase she co-headlines with Drew Michael.
Oct 22 -27th

James Allen Kamp
Editor