October 7, 2013

What's Popping!

Chicago's has several awesome comedy options coming up this week. For example, comedy legend/icon DICK GREGORY is in town on Wednesday night at the Laugh Factory. If you can only make one show this week you might want to make it this one... Check out what else is happening in the Chicago comedy scene this week.

at the SubT Lounge in Wicker Park! 
$3 SHOTS !!!! EVERYTHING ON TAP $3.50 !!!! COCKTAILS $6 !!!!
This monthly open mic/showcase is always a blast.
All comics welcome.
RECOMMENDED!
Tonight!

at Cole's Bar
Solid lineup @ This monthly Showcase in Logan Square:
Odinaka Ezeokoli - Congrats on Your Success
Tommy Mac - Flock Yourself
Derek Sheen - Album "Holy Drivel"
Peter John Byrnes - This Week in Despair
Anthony McBrien - Shine Box

Recommended!
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!

at Laugh Factory Chicago
The hit sketch, talk, stand up comedy show is BACK and its BIGGER & BETTER than before. 
Host Calvin Evans has reprise the show at the legendary Laugh Factory Comedy Club Chicago.
Tuesday!

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.
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Doors @ 8:30PM
Recommended!
Every Tuesday!

at the Gallery Bar Chicago 
Hosted by Jay Harris
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!
This weeks headliner: CANDY LAWRENCE!
$6 PBR Tallboys & Fireball Whiskey Boilermaker Special
Doors at 8pm, FREE!
3415 N. CLARK 
Tuesday!!

at RED KIVA 
Comedy, poetry and dating games!
Hosted by Meechie Hall
Tuesday! 

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

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

NEW Showcase!
At Ready Coffee
Wednesday!

at the Township
NEW showcase!
2200 N. California
Wednesday! 7PM

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!

Chad Daniels @ ZANIES
As seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late show + More!
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Tues - Sun!
Recommended!

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

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

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!


 at The Innertown Pub
Marty DeRosa
Reena Calm
Chris Sowa
Josh Murphy
Mitch Kurka
Maia Lamport
Recommended
Sunday

@ 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!

Beth Stelling Comes Back To Town
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