September 23, 2013

Whats Popping!

Yo! It's another solid week for the Chicago comedy scene. So much going on this week... Brent WeinbachEddie Pepitone Rondell Sheridan are all in town + a big contest @ Zanies , a Facebook hijacking @ the Laugh Factory and the usual crop of great independent showcases & crazy open mics. Check out what's popping...

Brent Weinbach @ Beat Kitchen!
This is TONIGHT. 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!
RECOMMENDED

100 Proof Comedy
@ The ComedySportz Theatre
100 Proof Comedy cast members Lisa Laureta and Ryan Walker have been stand-out performers on Chicago’s comedy scene for the last several years, and now they’re moving to Los Angeles. They’ll co-headline this special show, with a lineup hand-picked by them featuring some of their favorite stand-ups! Come wish them farewell!
TONIGHT!

Open Mic @ The Logan Theater
Solid open Mic @ old school theater in Logan square!
8PM sign up
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
773-342-5555
Tonight!

Schubas Open Mic
Voted "Best Open Mic" by Chicago Magazine
Fun and Loose
Sign Up 8PM, Show 8:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 525-2508
Tonight!

The Last Thing the World Needs -OPEN MIC
at the Belmont Pourhouse Lakeview
Promising NEW-ish open mic
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!!

at Zanies Comedy Club 
Presented by Outloud Chicago, Queer Comedy at Zanies teamed up with Advocate Magazine, Absolut Vodka and Sidetrack Video Bar to make Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search.
Lineup:
Dana Goldberg (New York,) 
Cody Melcher (Chicago,) 
Jerry Harvey (Chattanooga,) 
Casey Ley (San Francisco,) 
Matthew Nouriel (LA,) 
Maggie Faris (Minneapolis,) 
Frank Liotti (New York) and 
Carey Callahan (San Francisco) 
Come watch as they perform live for cash prizes + more!
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Recommended!! Tuesday!!

Hoo HA Comedy
Jeanie Doogan
at BEER in Chicago
This weeks lineup
Erin Lane - Host
Xavier Lamont
Jack Baker
Ryan Walker
Lisa Laureta 
Jeanie Doogan - HEADLINER
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

at the Gallery Bar Chicago 
Brand new showcase in the downtown river north area!
738 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654
Doors at 7:30/ Show starts 8:30Tuesday!

at the Township
Brand new showcase!
Bobby Hill - Host
Tamara Chambers
Josh Johnson
Aaron Sutherland
Sarah Gallagher
Timmy Brochu - Headliner
Wedensday!

at the The Lincoln Lodge
Great lineup!
Mike Lebovitz (Just for Laughs Montreal)
Liza Treyger (Comedy Central)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats On Your Success)
Tim Barnes (The Whiskey Journal)
Melody Kamali (Double Feature)
Recomended!

THE SOCIAL TAKEOVER
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Wednesday, Sep 25, 8:00 PM
Featuring 
Michael Larimer
Kristen Toomey
Joey Villagomez.
Comedians log on to willing audience members Facebook accounts, sounds crazy - it is crazy.
Recommended.
Wednesday!

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

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...
3210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Thursday!

Rondell Sheridan
Rondell Sheridan @ Zanies
ONE NIGHT ONLY
From the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to Jay Leno, to Late Night with Conan O’Brien, to the Late, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, to several Showtime and Comedy Central specials, Rondell has done it all.
Thursday, Sept 26th
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Recommended!

at the Township 
Come enjoy a gut-clenching evening of storytelling not for the faint of fart, featuring the worst (and best) pants-poopin' tales by comedians, storytellers and regular people:
Clarence Browley
Cameron Johnston
Mike Knish
Tony Jaramillo
Lisa Peterson
Marty DeRosa
2200-2202 N. CALIFORNIA, Chicago
Thursday!

Action Comedy Issue #4
at CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation 
Showcase @ funky comic book store!
Bill Cruz
Marlena Rodriguez
Dan Drees
Keith Paesel
Zach Reinert
Kevin Brody
1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
Thursday

at The Lincoln Lodge
TWO NIGHTS ONLY
Eddie Pepitone (Conan, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, etc.) is one of the most talented & respected comedians working today. It's a real treat to have him perform in Chicago.
DO NOT MISS!
FRIDAY & SAT!

Talk Hard
At Comedy Sportz
Chicago’s MIDNIGHT uncensored talk show!
Hosted by Jamie Campbell (Voted Best Stand up Comedian 2013 - Chicago Reader)
929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-8080
Friday!

Solid ineup!
Sam Norton
Jeanie Doogan
Mike Lebovitz
Katie McVay
Jason Earl Folks
Rasa Gierstikas
Keith Paesel
Sponsored by Fireball Whisky, Revolution Brewing and Minglearound.com.
@ The Shambles, 2050 W. Division
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

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!

@ 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!

at Clark St Beach in Chicago, Illinois
$20 all you can drink mimosas that come with eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy! 
It will make your weekend better.
Sunday 11 AM

The Latin Kings of Comedy hosted by Paul Rodriguez 
@ The Venue (Horseshoe Casino)
Friday, October 4, 8 p.m.
Must be 21+ to attend
Door @7 p.m.

DICK GREGORY LIVE
at Laugh Factory Chicago 
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Do not miss this chance to catch living legend!!
Wednesday Oct 12th

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