November 5, 2013

What's Popping!

Wow. Zanies was crazy last night. Watched 35 top Chicago comics perform 3 minutes each in celebration of Zanies 35th anniversary month. Super fun, (pics will be up soon) a real bananas type show... Rest of the week is shaping up to be as exceptional. Shows to keep on your radar are Hoo HA ComedyDoor No. 3 Comedy, The Whiskey Journal, Congrats on Your Success, Talk HardTodd Barry, BRIAN BABYLON, and Tuxedo Cat Comedy. Plus the usual suspects of great independent showcases and open mics. Check out what's popping this week.

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
TONIGHT!!


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!
TONIGHT!

Hoo HA Comedy Presents: ALI CLAYTON!!
at BEER
AMAZING LINEUP TONIGHT:
Lara Beitz - Host
Ben Wiers
Evan Davis
Erik Monical
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Jason Earl Folks
Kenny DeForest
Ali Clayton - HEADLINER!
FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS - DOORS at 8pm 
@ BEER 3415 N. Clark Chicago IL
TONIGHT - RECOMMENDED! 

at the Double Door
Door No. 3 Comedy Presents: What's Behind Door Number 3?
Hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell
The Puterbaugh Sisterz
Rebecca O'neal
Danny Kallas - Headliner!
Special guest - She's Crafty
News - The Whiskey Journal
Music - James Manno and The Big Ole Tittys
FREE SHOW - Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:00PM
TONIGHT!

at Gallery Bar Chicago
Featuring comedians: 
Kellye Howard, 
Claire Swanson, 
Brian Kelly, 
Alex Orozco, 
Adam Grabowski
Hosted by: Jay Harris
GREAT SUSHI/FOOD SPECIALS:
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8:30PM
Gallery Bar Chicago, 732 N. Clark Street
TONIGHT!

America's Got Talent's Sammy Obeid and Jacob Williams
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Catch Jacob Williams (NBC's America's Got Talent, MTV's Wild 'N Out) and Sammy Obeid (NBC's America's Got Talent, TBS's Conan) in their first show together since America's Got Talent! 
SHOW @ 8PM - 3175 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il
Wednesday!

at The Lincoln Lodge
Late night talk show-styled extravaganza!
Featuring: 
Kyle Scanlan  - Host
Tim Barnes - Sidekick
Drew Frees - Featured Stand Up
Live House Band! 
YO! - Tickets are only $5 online and $10 at the door. 
Wednesday! - Recommended

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

at the Township
NEW showcase!
LINEUP:
Bobby Hill - HOST
Aaron Sutherland 
Sarah Gallagher
Alex Stone 
Evan Davis
Warren B Hall
2200 N. California
Wednesday! 7PM

Congrats on Your Success: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 
Free BYOB Comedy!
at Uncharted Books
Featuring all your favorite Congrats producers!
Bill Bullock
Justin Covington
Sonia Denis
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Charlie Rohrer
FREE BEER FROM POWELL BREW HOUSE!!!
2620 N Milwaukee Ave
7-9pm FREE, BYOB
Thursday - Recommended!

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!

Todd Barry Live!
@ Up Comedy Club
Two Nights ONLY. Do not miss!
Fri - Sat - 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 662-4562Recommended!

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

at The Comedy Bar- Chicago
Michael R Larimer - Host
Vince Martin - Feature
Brian Babylon - Headliner
157 W Ontario, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Fri - Sat!
at the Gallery Cabaret
This show will feature 42 of the city's best comedians doing 42-second sets, split up with featured sets from 4 tip-top comics. This show also offers YOU the chance to get in on the fun, with a couple of 42-second spots up for grabs.
2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Il
at the Innertown Pub
Candy Lawrence
Alex Stone
Laura Hugg
Kenny Witzgall
Jeff Scheen
Mary Zee
Conor Delehanty
Jerry Tran  - Host
1935 W Thomas St
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!

James Allen Kamp
Editor