December 16, 2013

What's Popping...

Lets get right to it. Shows to keep on your radar this week are the Jokes And Notes Christmas ShowHoo HA ComedyCHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF COMEDYStand-Up Throw Down, 100 Proof ComedyThe Blind Bet Show and The pH Showcase - plus the usual suspects of great clubs & independent showcases. Check out what's popping.

Chicago Ladies in Comedy Showcase!
@ Clark St. Beach - 3419 N. Clark
Lineup:
Sherra Lasley!
Erin Wethern!
Alan Grafton!
Kaitlyn Grissom!
Aarona Lopez!
David Franks!
Natalie Jose
Krystal LaFianza Pitzen
Hosted by ERIN LANE!
Show starts @ 8pm - TONIGHT!

Michael Palascak @ 100 Proof
100 Proof Comedy
@ Comedy Sportz - 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
GREAT show This Monday!
Michael Palascak headlines! This Chicago-area native currently makes Los Angeles his home. He has had an impressive slate of television appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham!
TONIGHT! - 8PM

The Female Funnies (Zanies)
@ ZANIES - 1548 North Wells St. - 312-337-4027
A ladies night of laughs. Hosted by Chicago's Latin Diva of Comedy: Patti Vasquez!
Featuring 5 to 10 of Chicago's funniest female comics!
TONIGHT!

at Rockit Bar - 3700 N. Clark St.
Last week Hoo Ha moved to it's new plush location with an exceptional lineup, this week is no different.
Reena Calm, Kristen Toomey, Lara Beitz and Meredith Kachel all co-host a powerhouse stacked show with:
Cameron Gillette
Renee Gauthier
Jeff Arcuri & Jeff Scheen
Candy Lawrence
AND YOUR HEADLINER - Mike Stanley!
Doors @ 7:30pm - Show promptly @ 8:30pm.
TUESDAY!

2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
8PM sign up, Show @ 8:30PM
Fun mic hosted by Lia Berman
Monday!

Wonder Bar Comedy
at Underground Wonder Bar - 710 N. Clark St.
Another solid lineup this week @ Wonderbar:
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Erin Zimmerman
Aaron Sutherland
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Collin Bullock
Hosted by David Rader
Tuesday!

Black Star Comedy
@ Esterella Negra - 2346 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago
Featuring:
Sydney Adeniyi
Kate Streit
Matt Drufke
Zach Peterson
Rachel Kaboff
Raanan Hershberg
Hosted by Nathyn Gibson
As always Estrella Negra has half-priced, delicious vegetarian entrees.
TUESDAY'S!

at Bar Forza - 2476 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
NEW SHOWCASE IN LINCOLN PARK!
Lineup:
Tommy Mac
Davey Helem
Headliner - RICKY GONZALEZ!
Hosted by Tyler Jackson Tuesday!

Chicago Underground Comedy
@The Beat Kitchen,
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
LINEUP:
Paul Thomas
Candy Lawrence
Joe Fernandez
Mike and Duane
JF Harris
Jay Washington.
$5 Cover This 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
Great Venue. Great lineups.
FREE SHOW! - Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:00PM
TUESDAYS!

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

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: Martin Morrow
at Township - 200 N. California, Chicago, Il.
Bobby Hill - Hosts:
Josh Johnson
Aaron Sutherland
Rudy Schultz
Mike O'Keefe
Collin Bullock
Martin Morrow Headliner!
Wednesday!!

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont, Chicago.
FUN NEW SHOWCASE in Lakeview!
"A stand up comedy show with no intention of revealing the headliner"
9pm at The Pony Inn
WEDNESDAYS!

at Timothy O'Toole's - 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago Il.
IT A TOY DRIVE!!
Besides showcasing Chicago's funniest comedians, this is also a TOY DRIVE. Bring in any unwrapped toy and each person will receive two complimentary tickets to a future CYSK show.
Marty DeRosa hosts
Jason Earl Folks
Clark Jones
Danny Kallas
Mike Lebovitz
+ Special guest!
WEDNESDAYS!!

I Shit You Not - Wednesday!
at The Lincoln Lodge - 4008 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Il.
Tyson Karrasch, 
Goodrich Gevaart, 
Erica Nicole Clark, 
Gene Jannece, 
Kelly La Banco 
Valentine Soposky.
RECOMMENDED - Wednesday!

The Social Takeover' Holiday Edition!
at the Laugh Factory Chicago
Audience members volunteer to have their Facebook pages hijacked by comedians: 
Joey Villagomez
Kristen Toomey, 
and Michael Larimer 
Live on the big screen. Sometimes raunchy, usually awkward and always funny.
Wednesday!

at 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!

Parlour Car
Bar Deville - 701 N. Damen
One of the best stand-up comedy shows in Chicago!
Every Thursday!
8PM, FREE!

ACTION COMEDY ISSUE #7
at Challengers Comics - 1845 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Marty Derosa
C.J. Toledano
Candy Lawrence
Thomas Brady
Mikey Manker
Rod Lafluer
Thursday!

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: Sean Flannery!
at The Crocodile - 1540 N Milwaukee Ave.
Good chance to catch one of the BEST comedians in Chicago. This showcase is solid. 
9PM FREE show + FREE pizza with beverage purchase... WHAT!?
THURSDAYS!

Cupcake Cabaret Showcase
Great Comedy + Cupcakes!
What more could you want??
2020 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago Il.
THURSDAYS, FREE!

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!

Ph Showcase!
at the pH Comedy Theater - 1515 Berwyn Ave.
Eric Oren hosts
Paul Farahvar
Katey Selix
Odinaka Oezikoli
Kevin Brody
Kristin Klifford
and headliner Mateen Stewart, in from LA (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Laugh Factory)
tickets are live at www.whatisph.com/showcase.php
The show is BYOB! - 9:30PM
at Patsys 2825 N. Lincoln Ave
NEW LATE NIGHT OPEN MIC
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez
Fridays 10pm

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
GREAT LINEUP THIS WEEK!
Food & drink specials + great local comedy lineups
NO COVER!!!
10PM Friday!

Jokes And Notes Christmas Show
at Jokes and Notes - 641 S. King Drive, Chicago, Il
SICK Lineup:
Marvin D Phipps
Brian Da WiLdcat Smith
Mike Samp 
Khaleel TheComedian 
Sean Monroe 
SATURDAY!!

a Very Two-Hour Christmas
at The Gallery Cabaret - 2020 N Oakley Ave.
Andy Fleming & Kristen Toomey host!
Danny Kallas
The Puterbaugh Sisterz
Martin Morrow
Sean White
Katie McVay
Brad French
Saturday! @ 7PM!

@ 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!

Wait for 8! 
The open mic where comics get 8 min. 
at the Township - 2200 N. California 
Random DRAW! Starts @ 6PM
HOSTED BY Monte LaMonte, Tim Barnes and Michael Sanchez. 
$2 drink specials - SUNDAYS!

The Kellye Howard Comedy Show
Every Sunday at Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak, Chicago Il.
Some amazing comics have been showing up at this NEW weekly showcase...
Show starts @ 8PM sharp - Ladies FREE before 8PM
Hosted By Kellye Howard
EVERY SUNDAY!

Dan Telfer @ Mayne Stage
Former Chicago comedy scene stalwart, Dan Telfer returns to Chicago to perform at the beautiful Mayne Stage Theater. ONE NIGHT ONLY
Do not miss - Sat Dec 28th

James Allen Kamp
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