October 21, 2013

What's Popping...

Beth Stelling is back in town & at Zanies all week long
Yo! As per usual, lots going on in the Chicago comedy scene this week. OK yeah.. we say that every week, and yes it was especially true since Janeane Garofalo and D.L. Hughley were in town last week, but believe it or not, the Chicago party just keeps on going. Shows you should definitely keep on your radar this week are the Queer Comedy presents Beth StellingHoo HA Presents: DANNY KALLASPilsen Stand Up! Presents The Oktoberfest Show,  Christopher Titus @ UP Comedy Club and of course Beth Stelling & Drew Michael @ ZANIES co-headlining together all week, plus the usual suspects of great independent showcases and open mics. ALSO keep the 26th free for an insane Halloween party at the Hidden Shamrock. Check out what's popping...

100 Proof Comedy
@ Comedy Sportz, 8 PM
Emily Lake - Host
Alexandra Tsarpalas
John Roy (Conan, Tonight Show) is stopping by! 
Reena Calm, 
Ian Abramson, 
David Drake, 
Don Takano, 
Andrew Halter
Saurin Choksi Headlines!
Tonight 8pm!
929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
Every Monday

Andy Fleming 
Stephanie Hasz
Matty Ryan
Charlie Bury
Natalie Jose
Chris Condren
Mike Bobrinskoy
2338 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Il.
FREE TONIGHT!

at The Pleasure Chest Chicago
Monthly stand-up show @ fancy adult toy store
Great lineup!
Kristin Clifford
Derek Smith
Kevin Hogan
Kevin Brody
Marla Depew
Kristen Toomey
Goodrich Gevaart
3436 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Il.
Tonight!

Meredith Kachel
Rebecca Fass
Katey Selix
Adrienne Gunn
Samuel Priest
Grace Lusk
Kris McDermott
Krystal LaFianza Pitzen
Rachel Kaboff!
3415 N Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Tonight!

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
Long running open mic that's part of the scene for some time. 
Right off the brown line at Irving Park Rd and Lincoln ave.
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-3757
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!

Beth Stelling headlines Queer Comedy at Zanies!
Named Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting".
Solid lineup!
Adam Guerino - Host
Candy Lawrence
Archer Coe
Beth Stelling - Headliner
1548 N Wells at 8:30pm
Tuesday!

at BEER
Great Lineup!
Kristen Toomey - Host
Aaron Sutherland
David Franks
Matt Drufke 
Ryan Budds 
Danny Kallas - Headliner
$6 PBR Tallboys & Fireball Whiskey Boilermaker Specials
Doors at 8pm, FREE!
3415 N. CLARK 
Tuesday!!

Comedy Secrets: Comedy Scarecrets? Whatever, it's Halloween
at the Hungry Brain
Stories about ghosts and fear from Goodrich Gevaart, Katie McVay, and Fard Muhammad
Hosted by Stephanie Hasz & Andy Fleming
On panel:
Nicholas Rouley 
Ian Abramson
And Chicago's most ghoulish* comedian, Mike Lebovitz
2319 West Belmont, Chicago, Il.
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 8:30
Tuesday!

Improv and stand up collide in this monthly Chicago show unlike any other, produced by Dan Friesen (The Comedy Evening) and Daniel Shar (Phat Beethoven). Each month, Friesen books three of his favorite comedians to do improvised stand up based on set lists created by the audience on their way into the show. Concurrently, Shar books enough of his favorite improvisers to form three different mash-up groups to each use the preceding stand up's actual set list from a recent show as their source material for an improv set. It's off the cuff stand up, and off the list improv.
This show is FREE (donations accepted) and BYOB.
Upstairs Gallery is located at 5219 North Clark.
Wednesday!

Pilsen Stand Up! Presents The Oktoberfest Show
at Martin's Corner
It's Oktoberfest at Pilsen Stand Up! 
As always, stand-up, comedy, Karaoke, and this month FREE BRATS!
Great seasonal beers! Pumpkin Ale $5 & Hennepin Saison only $4. 
Solid lineup:
Abi Sanchez
Melissa DuPrey
Reena Calm
Dandrell Lance Scott
Vanessa Fraction 
Stick around for The People's Stage Karaoke with Pablo Serrano!
2058 W 22nd Pl, Chicago, Il.
Wednesday!

at the Township
NEW showcase!
This week Bobby Hill hosts:
Aaron Sutherland
Sarah Gallagher
Josh Johnson
Kyle Scanlan!!!
2200 N. California
Wednesday! 7PM

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

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!
Thursday!

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!

Beth Stelling & Drew Michael @ ZANIES!
Beth Stelling returns to Chicago! Co-headlines with Drew Michael. Should be bananas.
1548 N. Wells, Chicago Il
Wed - Sun! (Oct 23 -27)
Recommended!

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
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

The Mic With No HEAD Halloween Party and Open Mic Marathon!
at The Hidden Shamrock
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!!
Saturday!


@ 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!

James Allen Kamp
Editor