Monday, October 14, 2013

What's Popping!

Big FREE comedy show TONIGHT at the Chicago Laugh Factory. The lineup is insane and the price is right. This event is part of the "Chicago I Love You Festival" and the second of four nights of comedy. It's by far the largest lineup of the festival that will include a Q&A with Chicago Sun Times media (Marcus Gilmer) to take place after the show. Be sure to come through as we will be giving out free T-shits to anyone who wants one (as supply lasts). Also keep the 26th free for a huge Halloween party at the Hidden Shamrock. With out further ado... Check out what's popping!

at the Laugh Factory Chicago
Calvin Evans - Host
Lindsay Adams
Harold Pierre
Sean White
Davey Boy Helem
Matty Ryan
Natalie Jose
Marty DeRosa
3175 N. Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Doors @ 7PM - Comedy Starts @ 8PM

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 comedian Laura Hugg.
Right off the brown line at Irving Park Rd and Lincoln ave.
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

A Fun and loose room with great specials! Voted "Best Open Mic" by Chicago Magazine
Sign Up 8PM, Show 8:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 525-2508

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.

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
8PM sign up
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.

Hoo HA Comedy
at BEER in
This week all 6 Hoo HA Comedy producers will be performing FOR THE FIRST TIME!
This Week's Lineup:
Martin Marrow - Host
Lara Beitz
Colleen Farrell
Erin Lane
Meredith Kachel
Reena Calm
Kristen Toomey
$6 PBR Tallboys & Fireball Whiskey Boilermaker Special
Doors at 8pm, FREE!
3415 N. CLARK 

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

The Side Bar Show
At Riverview Tavern
Turning into one of the best showcases in town.
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Doors @ 8:30PM
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 8:30

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

at Timothy O'Toole's
Still one of the best rooms around!
622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago Il.

NEW Showcase!
At Ready Coffee
Sean White (Cold News)
David Drake (Three Dead Moose, The Sidebar Show)
Stephanie Hasz (Shine Box Comedy, Comedy Secrets)
Xavier Lamont (Laugh Factory)
Thomas Brady (Limestone Comedy Festival)
Laura Hugg (Globe Pub)
1562 N Milwaukee Avenue,

Cozy Comedy Open Mic
7 to 9 PM
Sign up at 6:30
At Ready Coffee
1562 N Milwaukee Ave
Just off the Blue Line!

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

Dobie Maxwell @ ZANIES
As seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late show + More!
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Tues, Wed, Sat & Sun!

at Ontourage Night Club at 157 W. Ontario
The Comedy Bar showcases the best stand-up Chicago has to offer at a unbeatable rate. 
 Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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

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

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!

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

Beth Stelling @ Zanies Oct 22
Stelling comes back to town for two big events at Zanies: The Queer Comedy Showcase she headlines on Oct 22 and a week long showcase she co-headlines with Drew Michael.
Oct 22 -27th

The Mic With No HEAD Halloween Party and Open Mic Marathon!
Saturday October 26th 
Biggest party of the year...
Drink and Food specials all night long...
$20 all you can drink wristbands!
From 7-9 it's an open mic run!  
Even if you can't stay long, come and do a minute of stage time! 
Costumes are encouraged...
Dj's all night after 9pm!!

James Allen Kamp