November 18, 2013

What's Popping!

What' s up people. Was a crazy, bananas type of week in the Chicago comedy scene. Kyle Kinane absolutely crushed at the Up Comedy Club with multiple sold out crowds. Not to mention how many iconic artists (i.e. Richard Lewis, Emo Philips etc) have been in town to perform at Zanies. More of the same should be expected this week. You know the drill by now, shows to keep on your radar are Comedy & Toast (FREE DRINKS Y"ALL), 10 For 10 at Zanies, Black Star ComedyDoor No. 3 ComedyComedians You Should Know, Wylin Out Wednesdays, huge shows at Zanies  and the  I SHIT YOU NOT anniversary show just to name a FEW. Plus the usual suspects of open mics and great independent comedy showcases.

at Clark Street Beach - 3419 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Krystal LaFianza Pitzen - Host
Colleen Farrell
Mia McCullough
Amy Shanker
Sam Sinkhorn
Aaron Sutherland
Marla Depew
Amy Eisenberg
Erin Lane
Amy Sumpter
Tonight!

at The Pleasure Chest Chicago
Monthly showcase at an adult toy store...
Power house line up:
Goodrich Gevaart (host)
Kristin Clifford
Jake McKenzie
Kyle Scanlan
Maggie Jenkins
Puterbaugh Sisterz
Josh Johnson
Michael Palascak
TONIGHT!!

Comedy & Toast
at Blue1647
NEW weekly open Mic Hosted by E Dot Hamilton.
$5 entry but FREE... yes... FREE drinks ALL night!!! 
All comics get in free!
1647 South Blue Island Chicago, Illinois 60608
Doors 8PM - Show 9PM
Recommended!
Tonight!

Hoo Haa Comedy
Hoo HA Comedy Presents: Kevin Bozeman
at BEER
Colleen Farrell - Host
Jaime de Leon
Liz Thompson
Alex Stone
Kevin Bozeman
DOORS at 8pm 
@ BEER 3415 N. Clark 
TUESDAYS!

at Zanies - 1548 N. Wells St. Chicago
Zanies 35th year celebration continues full steam ahead with this power house lineup of the some of the best local Chicago comics around, do not miss.
Hosted by Pat McGann.
EMILY GALATI:
CHRIS CONDREN:
MEECHIE HALL:
TIM HARRISON:
NATE WEATHERUP:
SYDNEY ADENIYI:
CANDY LAWRENCE:
JACOB WILLIAMS:
DANNY KALLAS:
THE PUTERBAUGH SISTERS:
Recommended - Tuesday!

Door No. 3 Comedy
at the Double Door
Door No. 3 Comedy Presents: What's Behind Door Number 3?
Hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell
Headliner - Bill Cruz
Mikey Manker
Tim Barnes
Special Guest - Sayjal Joshi
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
TUESDAYS!

Black Star Comedy
at Estrella Negra - 2346 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago Il.
North-side basement comedy at it's finest...
Sweet Lineup:
Amy Nico Schwartz - Host
Thomas Brady
Katie McVay
Josh Johnson
Mike O'Keefe
Tyler Jackson
Marty DeRosa - (one of the best comedians in Chicago)
TUESDAY!

8:30PM - 710 N. Clark Chicago, IL
Solid RIVER-NORTH comedy showcase!
TUESDAYS!

At Riverview Tavern
Turning into one of the best showcases in town.
1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
Doors @ 8:30PM
Recommended!
TUESDAYS!

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

at Zanies - 1548 N. Wells St. Chicago
Second night of the powerhouse Ten For Ten lineups...
Hosted by Nate Weatherup
FRITZ NOTHNAGEL
BILL CRUZ:
KEVIN NAUGHTON
MIKE ALL:
PAT MCGANN
BEN BERGMAN
MICHAEL ISSAC
JOEY VILLAGOMEZ
JEANIE DOOGAN
EMILY LAKE:
Recommended - Wednesday!

Wylin Out Wednesdays (Open Mic Night) @ Jokes and Notes
One of the best open mics in Chicago. But don't go if your looking for clean language and safe, mainstream, white bread comedy styles. More like a showcase then true open mic, you never know who's gonna show up:  Lil' Rel? Deon Cole? Hannibal Buress? At Jokes and Notes that type of sh*t happens every week.
Hosted by the monster host M-Dubs
8:PM Doors - Show 8:30PM
4641 S King Dr. - (773) 373-3390
Wednesdays! Recommended.

Stand Up Throw Down Presents: Megan Gailey 
at the Township 
Bobby Hill
Sarah Gallagher
Josh Johnson
Ray Holleb
Reena Calm
Anthony Bonazzo
Megan Gailey - Headliner
2200 N. California, Chicago Il.
Wednesday! 7PM

I SHIT YOU NOT - The Analversary Show!
at The Lincoln Lodge - 4008 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Il.
Well they  did it... The bodily function storytelling show is one year old. To celebrate producers Monte LaMonte and Michael Sanchez are having a special anniversary show at The Lincoln Lodge 
Featuring: 
Rasa Gierstikas
Jamie Campbell
Mike Knish
Schmamay Schmeewala
Katie Liesener 
AND and a super secret special guest (If your a wrestling fan you do NOT want to miss this show)
Hosted by Monte LaMonte & Michael Sanchez.
Get your Tickets online.. or at the door.
Thursday! Recomended!

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!

Action Comedy Issue #6
at Challengers Comics 
Sweet lineup of:
Alex Stone
Nathan Simmons
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Kris McDermott
Tom Fell
Kevin Lobkovich
Hosted By Kevin Brody
The show is Free and BYOB!
Thursday!

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mic and Showcase
@ Parlour on Clark
$2 well drinks!
Showcase starts at 8:30,
6341 N. Clark St. - FREE!
Thursday!

3474 N Clark Street, Chicago, Il
Free show! $5 pitchers, $1 drafts!
8:30 PM - Thursday!
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

Marty DeRosa @ The Comedy bar
MARTY DEROSA
at THE COMEDY BAR
Ontourage Night Club @ 157 W. Ontario, Chicago Il.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
8 and 10 pm, $15 @ door, 
$5 off! with online code COC13
Recommended!

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
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.
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!

Tuxedo Cat Comedy Show
at Innertown Pub on 
Sunday, November 24th, 7-9pm is:
Sean White
Cameron Gillette
Marla Depew
Krystal Lafianza Pitzen
Tommy Mac
Kris McDermott
Jerry Tran
hosted by Rebecca Fass
James Allen Kamp
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