Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's Popping!

Editing what feels like a million pics taken from all over the scene last week (pics will be up on FB fan page tomorrow) and running around like a madman today so not a lot of time for pleasantries. But you all should know the drill by now. Shows to keep on your radar are Kyle Kinane Live at the Up comedy Club, The Side Bar ShowDoor No. 3 Comedy, Comedians You Should Know, several huge names at Zanies and the Calvin Evans "impromptu" show. Also Vote for former Chicago Comic Aaron Weaver, who is in a Comedy Central Up Next contest when you get a chance. Plus check out the usual suspects of independent open mics and great showcases.

Wonder Bar Comedy
@ the Underground Wonder Bar
Chris Damen
Samuel Alex Orozco
Nick Sierra
Todd Massey
Sam Norton
8:30PM - 710 N. Clark  Chicago, IL

Comedy, dating games, live music...
Meechie Hall is always good.
1108 West Randolph,
Chicago, Illinois 60607
At Riverview Tavern
Turning into one of the best showcases in town.
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Doors @ 8:30PM

Hoo HA Comedy
Erin Lane - Host
Jerry Tran
Nate Weatherup
Natalie Jose
Derek Smith!
DOORS at 8pm 
@ BEER 3415 N. Clark 
at the Double Door
Door No. 3 Comedy Presents: What's Behind Door Number 3?
Hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell
Featuring Lineup:
Kyle Scanlan
Jay Washington
Hosted by Rob Wilson
Headliner - Jamie Campbell
Special Guest - Crassus
Special Treat - Kenny DeForest
News - The Whiskey Journal
Music - James 'Manny' Manno and The Big Ol' Titties
FREE SHOW - But it shouldn't be.
Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:00PM

at Gallery Bar Chicago
Featuring comedians: 
Hosted by: Jay Harris
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8:30PM
Gallery Bar Chicago, 732 N. Clark Street

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

at the Township
NEW showcase!
Sarah Gallagher
Tamara Chambers 
Timmy Brochu
Joe Herrmann 
Jeff Arcuri
Kenny Deforest
Jamie Campbell
2200 N. California
Wednesday! 7PM

Art You Can Laugh At
at Ready Coffee
Josh Johnson
Kenneth Carl Witzgall
Melody Kamali
Ian Abramson
Candy Lawrence
Drew Frees
Nathyn Gibson - Host
FREE! - 1562 North Milwaukee Ave

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!

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mic and Showcase
@ Parlour on Clark
Stephanie Anderson
Marla Depew
Amy Eisenberg
Laura Hugg
Alicia Swiz
Krista Atkinson - Host
Plus, $2 well drinks!
Showcase starts at 8:30,
6341 N. Clark St. - FREE!

3474 N Clark Street, Chicago, Il
Free show! $5 pitchers, $1 drafts!
8:30 PM - Thursday!
8 performers doing 8 minutes
Stephanie Hasz - Host
Brian Costello
Goodrich Gevaart
Daniel Kibblesmith
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Oh Theodora9 PM - 2319 West Belmont, Chicago

The American Dream Open Mic
Starts at 9 PM, Sign Up @ 8:30PM
Performers get 4-5 minutes of stage time
List goes up at 8:30PM , 9:305PM The Open Mic Starts
@ The Blarney Stone 3424 N. Sheffield Ave

Kyle Kinane Live!
Up Comedy Club
3 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

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

Calvin Evans "impromptu" Live Performance [1 Night Only]
at the Greenhouse Theater Center
Sunday, November 17 at 6:00pm
Impromptu is a unscripted, unrehearsed and unexpected stage performance like no other. Calvin Evans will explore the nature of conversational humor and find the common threads that connects all of us. 50% each ticket sold for this show will be donated to the family of the late Tiffany Chavez. She was a supporter and friend of Calvin's that succumbed to Hodgkin Lymphoma; You can purchase your tickets here.
James Allen Kamp