September 30, 2013

What's Popping!

Bam! Another busy week of solid comedy options. Mondays a great night for "open mic" hopping in case you want to hit up several different rooms. Plus there's some big shows coming to town like The Latin Kings of Comedy hosted by Paul Rodriguez. and the Asian Comedy Festival @ Zanies .Check out what's popping tonight and through the week...

Chigaygo!
At Laugh Factory Chicago
Chigaygo is Laugh Factory Chicago's queer comedy showcase featuring the funniest gay and gay-friendly comics in Chicago and across the country. Produced and hosted by Chicago comedian Scott Duff. ALSO Be sure to hit up the official after party at Sidetrack (3349 N Halsted)
Featuring:
Scott Duff
Puterbaugh Sisters,
Bill Cruz,
Liza Treyger
Tonight!

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
Long running and fun/funky open mic that's been a consistent part of the scene for some time. Hosted by personable comedian Laura Hugg.
Right off the brown line at Irving Park Rd and Lincoln ave.
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-3757
TONIGHT!

A Fun and loose room that's been voted "Best Open Mic" by Chicago Magazine
Sign Up 8PM, Show 8:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 525-2508
Tonight!

The Chaser Open Mic
@ Comedy Sportz,
A fun late night option for those comics who plan on doing some Monday night mic hopping. Solid hosts, a full bar, top notch lights and sound help make this room one of the best open mics going on right now.
9:30 PM @ 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
TONIGHT!

Open Mic @ The Logan Theater
Another solid open Mic @ an old school theater in Logan square. Great room to start off a night of Mic
hopping.
8PM sign up
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
773-342-5555
Tonight!

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

The Side Bar Show
At Riverview Tavern
Turning into one of the best showcases in town.
This weeks headliner: Drew Freez!
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Doors @ 8:30PM
Recommended!
Every Tuesday!

at the Gallery Bar Chicago 
Hosted by Jay Harris
Alan Grafton
Jacob Williams
Tommy Mac
Ken Garr
Jaime De Leon
Sushi specials all night!
738 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654
Doors at 7:30/ Show starts 8:30Tuesday!

Hoo HA Comedy
at BEER in Chicago
This all female comedy collective has been consistently booking some of the best comics in Chicago & the country. Recommended!
Reena Calm - Host
Monique Moreau
Nate Burrows
Bobby Hill 
Matt Riggs - Headliner
+ ALL FEMALE BEASTIE BOYS COVER BAND She's Crafty!! 
$6 PBR Tallboys & Fireball Whiskey Boilermaker Special
Doors at 8pm, FREE!
3415 N. CLARK 
Tuesday!!

at Timothy O'Toole's
Comedians You Should Know is still one of the best rooms around.
Christopher Dunn Condren,
Megan Gailey
Mike Lebovitz. 
+ 2 National headliners!$5 Online!
Wednesday!

At Ready Coffee
Bill Cruz
Jeff Steinbrunner
Charlie Rohrer
Joshua Murphy
Marlena Rodriguez
Erica Nicole Clark
Hosted by Nathyn Gibson
1562 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
7PM, FREE!
Wednesday!

at the Township
NEW showcase!
Timmy Brochu - Host
Tamara Lynn Chambers
Sarah Gallagher
Dan Frederickson
Laura Hugg
Xavier Lamont
2200 N. California
Wednesday! 7PM

Stir Friday Night
Jim Choy
Khaleel TheComedian
Leah Eva
Nigel Ng
Mark Nabong
Prateek Srivastava
1548 North Wells Street
312-337-4027
Wednesday!! 7:30PM

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!

Owen Smith @ Zanies
THREE NIGHTS ONLY
Owen Smith just has that face, the one where your like "hey it's that guy from that thing!" And he should because the man's been on more television shows and commercials than we could ever list here, plus he tours all over the country performing stand-up. Most recently Smith has appeared on "Are We There Yet" on TBS and is also a writer for the CW's "Everyone Hates Chris" and BET's "BUFU".
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Recommended!
Thurs - Sat!

@ The Venue (Horseshoe Casino)
ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
8 PM
Must be 21+ to attend
RECOMENDED!
Door @7 p.m.
Friday, October 4

at The Comedy Bar
The Comedy Bar showcases the best stand-up Chicago has to offer at a unbeatable rate. 
Ontourage Night Club at 157 W. Ontario 
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Get $5 OFF WITH CODE : COC13

at The Frontier theatre space
Monthly Friday Showcase
JOE HERRMANN
ZACH PETERSON
MONIQUE MOREAU
KYLE SCANLAN
MARTIN MORROW
Hosted - Lev Kalmens
1106 W. Thorndale Ave
FRIDAY!

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!

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

Doug Stanhope's Shit Town Comedy Tour
Featuring Junior Stopka will be in Chicago October 5th &6th. This is the ONLY Chicago stop of the tour. ALSO the Saturday show will be a special MIDNIGHT event AND Reggies Rock Club is providing a round trip bus to and from Coles Bar in Logan Square. As of right now tickets are available for purchase at Coles and Reggies (you can also purchase party bus tickets online) so jump on it.
Oct 5th & 6th!

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!

Arguments & Grievances - October!
at Schubas Tavern 
Concept is comedians argue/debate about selected topics...
"Another episode of arguments and Grievances ready to roll. This could get wild"
Kevin White vs. Jeff Steinbrunner
(Hugs vs Drugs)
Mikey Manker vs Jack David
(British Rock vs American Rock)
Tommy Mac Vs. Rebecca O'Neal
(McRib vs Macbeth)
Joe Fernandez vs Matt Riggs
(Fat vs Bald)
Hosted by Zach Peterson
Sunday!

Old Town Clowns Comedy Showcase 
at Burton Place 
Patrick Flanigan
Thomas Bottoms
Kolin Bohannon
Lara Beitz
Anthony Bonazzo
Claire Swanson
Adam Kroshus
Mike Lebovitz 

1447 N. Wells St., Chicago
Web - www.oldtownclowns.com


@ Wills Northwoods Inn
One of the best open Mic's in Chicago.
Hosted By Reena Calm and David Drake
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!

DICK GREGORY LIVE
at Laugh Factory Chicago 
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Do not miss this chance to catch living legend!!
Wednesday Oct 9th

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