December 9, 2013

What's Popping!

Hoo Ha Comedy - Tuesday!!
NEW open mics, NEW showcases, big shows, little shows FREE & BYOB... It's all on the menu this week. A true cornucopia of comedy offerings. Shows to keep on your radar are Performance AnxietyWonder Bar ComedyHoo HA ComedyThe Side Bar ShowWait for 8!The Kellye Howard Comedy ShowStand-Up Throw Down and The Blind Bet Show. Not to mention the usual suspects of great clubs & independent showcases. What more could you ask for? Get out there and support local comedy. Check out what's popping this week.

Performance Anxiety
at The Pleasure Chest Chicago
8pm - FREE - BYOB! 15% sexy discount.
Great lineup!
Kristin Clifford - Host
Conor Delehanty
Goodrich Gevaart
Kristin Ryan
Sam Norton
Dave Stinton
Candy Lawrence
Bill Cruz
MONDAY!
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
8PM sign up, Show @ 8:30PM
Fun mic hosted by Lia Berman
Monday!

Wonder Bar Comedy
at the Underground Wonder Bar - 710 N. Clark St. Chicago Il.
A powerhouse lineup - Alex Stone is a monster!
Danny Maupin
David Rader
Tyler Jackson
Nick Sierra
Tim Barnes
Alex Stone - Headliner!
at Rockit Bar - 3700 N. Clark St.
Hoo Haa comedy  moves to  a brand new kick ass venue!
Powerhouse Lineup this week:
Kristen Toomey - Host
Joe Herrmann
Aarona Lopez
Sam Norton
Calvin Evans
Lara Beitz
Trey Brown
Danny Kallas - Headliner!
Doors at 7:30pm - Show at 8:30pm
TUESDAY!

at Bar Forza - 2476 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
NEW SHOWCASE IN LINCOLN PARK!
Lineup:
Michael Shapiro - HOST
Josh Johnson
Seth Davis
ADAM BURKE - HEADLINER
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: Liza Treyger!
at Township - 200 N. California, Chicago, Il.
Tamara Lynn Chambers - Host
Bobby Hill
Josh Johnson
Mike Johnson
Ian Abramson
Liza Treyger - Headliner!
Recommended - Wednesday!

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn
"A stand up comedy show with no intention of revealing the headliner"
9pm at The Pony Inn - 1638 w belmont
Lineup:
Jonah Jurkens
Joe Fernandez
Katie McVay
Ricky Gonzalez
Headliner: ????
WEDNESDAYS!

at Timothy O'Toole's
622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago Il.
The best showcase around!
Wednesday!

Wylin Out Wednesdays (Open Mic Night)
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!

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: ADAM BURKE
at The Crocodile - 1540 N Milwaukee Ave.
Yeah, know we plugged Adam Burke in another show this week - But he's that good & this showcase is ALWAYS 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!

Shark Show Open Mic 
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!

The Mic With No Name
At the Hidden Shamrock
2723 N. Halsted, Chicago
Sign up @ 6:30, Show @ 7PM
Every Friday

Make Yourself at Home!!
at The Hidden Shamrock
Great freaking showcase, one of my favorites right now...
Tight lineups, proper room in the back, great specials.
FREE & $3 Specials!
Saturday

@ 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!

Velvet Circus
at Stage 773
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month!
Velvet Circus is a live comedy show that contains pre-recorded sketches, stand-up comedy and musical comedy written & hosted Aarona Lopez.
DEC 11TH

Laughing Insanity # 6
The laugh Factory Chicago
Meechie Hall
Candy Lawrence
Glen Martino
Marvin D Phipps
Xavier Lamont 
Sunday Dec 15th!

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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