Monday, October 28, 2013

What's Popping!

Wow... October has been a heck of a month, lots of great comedy shows, big name acts and insane Halloween partys (check out the pics).  The Chicago comedy scene is getting so ridiculously vast with options I'm going to start posting a couple promotional "what's popping" type segments a week (along with all the other content), so don't fret if you don't see your favorite event listed. Shows that should be on your radar this week are the Halloween Show @ Jokes and Notes the Double Feature show at the Lincoln Lodge, the The Side Bar Show At Riverview TavernComedians You Should Know and the Door No. 3 Comedy show the Double DoorCheck out what's popping this week and beyond.

100 Proof Comedy
@ ComedySportz Chicago
BILL SANTIAGO performs FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY at 100 Proof Comedy (ComedySportz Theatre) - Monday, October 28th!
Santiago has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Chelsea Lately, Good Morning America Now, ABC News, NBC TV Visiones, BBC World, CNN, CNN en Español, and NPR’s Latino USA. 
Martin Marrow
Jamie Campbell

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.
$3 Miller specials!
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

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

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!

Samurai Sushi Comedy Hour
at Gallery Bar Chicago
Featuring comedians: 
Jay Harri - Host
Nate Weatherup
Paul Farahvar 
Andy Boyle
Aaron Sutherland
Mike O’Keefe
Tuna Tao: Sashimi-grade tuna - $7
Duck Takos - $7
Lump Crab Appetizer - Lump crab, avocado, & mango salsa - $7
Lomi Tomato - salmon over a tomato $4
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8:30PM
Gallery Bar Chicago, 732 N. Clark Street

Door No. 3 Comedy Presents: What's Behind Door Number 3?
at the Double Door
Hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell
Mike Lebovitz, 
Candy Lawrence
Shock T's 
Jake McKenzie
News - The Whiskey Journal
Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:00PM

at the Underground Wonder Bar
Nick Sierra - Host
Nathan Simmons
Seth Davis
Raymond Holleb
David Rader
Mike Sheehan
710 N Clark St. 8:30 pm, 
Wednesday! - Recommended!

Double Feature Presents: Double Double Toil & Trouble
at Lincoln Lodge
Hit showcase featuring stand up & short videos
Tight Lineup!
CJ Sullivan
C.J. Toledano
Calvin Evans
Marlena Rodriguez
Melody Kamali
Marina Shifrin
4008 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Wednesday 9PM

Matty Ryan
Jeff Scheen
Ian Abramson
Ali Clayton
Nathyn Gibson 
Rebecca Fass
Special Guest: Keith Evans
1562 North Milwaukee Ave

at Timothy O'Toole's
Still one of the best rooms around!
Joe Kilgallon - Hosts
Brian Babylon
Candy Lawrence
Jeff Steinbrunner
Marty DeRosa622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago Il.

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

Hosted By Brian Babylon & Vanessa Fraction
Great opportunity for those who never been to check out one of the best venus in Chicago.
$50 for best costume!
Vanessa Fraction
Brian Babylon
Sonia Denis
Reena Calm
Tim Barnes
Thursday 8:30 PM!

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!
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

@ 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

James Allen Kamp