January 27, 2014

What's Poppin!

Heyooooooo!!! It's Monday, so you know what that means: It's time for this week's comedy happy haps! Here's the next batch of listy things to keep you alive for another week.
- James Webb

Shoop Comedy @ Door No. 3 - PREMIERE NIGHT, 1/27
A brand new show from a group of really talented gals. This shindig is gonna have it all: stand-up, hot fresh bands, and a drag show. 3 of my favorite things. 3 of THE WORLD'S favorite things. Brave that cold you big butthole and check it out.
Candy THE SHOW PONY Lawrence
Cameron Gillette
Conor Delehanty
Kristin Clifford
Drag performance from Lucy Stoole (hostess of Fabitat at Door No. 3)
Music from Absolutely Not
DJ Patrick Allan
Hosted by Ali Clayton
TONIGHT!!
Free - 7-9pm
Double Door - 1551 N Damen Ave.

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: Nate Weatherup!
A special Tuesday edition of this stellar show, these folks have been killing it on the regs. They've had all kinds of totally 100% not fake and absolutely real daunting Darwin Doobers drama lately, so if you wanna catch a show at a show, show up at this show. Oh, and all these people are hysterical.
Nate Weatherup
Aaron Sutherland
Rudy Schultz
Tamara Lynn Chambers
Eric Oren
Timmy Brochu
Bobby Hill
TUESDAY - $5 online, $10 at the door
7-9pm Township - 2200 N California

The Sidebar Show
A Tuesday favorite, this show had a killer lineup last week. If it were a nautically themed cereal, it'd be called Cap'n Crunch's Oops, All Headliners. Not much is changing this time around.
Ricky Gonzales
Megan Gailey
Matty Ryan
Jeff Scheen
Tommy Mac
Jonah Jurkens THE BIRTHDAY BOY
And special Comedy Central Guest
TUESDAY
$5 online (2-for-1!) 9pm
Riverview Tavern - 1958 W Roscoe

Hoo HA Comedy at Starring Martin Morrow
Some have called this show "The Vagina Dialogues". Those people were not creative or funny. Ok, they kinda were. Not really though. I digress; this show has so many amazing things going for it: A killer room, the best female comics in the history of forever, cheap drinks, PRIZES!!!, and more logs in a bar than anyone else. Don't know what that last part meant? Too bad, Chuck. Looks like you should probably go there and find out.
Martin Morrow
Nate Simmons
Eric Younglove
Lara Beitz
Mike Sheehan
MYSTERY GUEST OOOOOH WHO'S IT GONNA BE?
TUESDAY - $5 online, $8 at the door 9pm
Rockit Burger Bar - 3700 N Clark

The Blind Bet
Super secretive about their headliners, and another Jonah Jurkens birthday affair. They're doing a special "Everyone I Started Comedy With" lineup for J-Dawg's special day, so get out there. Cheap drinks and an amazing chicken caesar wrap, btw.
Martin "Hollywood in Los Angeles California" Morrow
Charlie Bury
Dan Ronan
Jonah Jurkens
And a secret headliner (duh)
WEDNESDAY
$5 online, $10 at the door - 9pm
The Pony - 1638 W Belmont

Comedians You Should Know
One of the best shows around. Every single Wednesday ever forever. Check it out.
Matty Ryan
Kolin Bohannon
Erica Nicole Clark
Mike Lebovitz
and TWO SPECIAL GUESTS!
WEDNESDAY
$5 online - $10 at the door - 9pm
Timothy O'Toole's - 622 N Fairbanks

Ken Witzgall
STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: MARTIN MORROW
This week is a special week for us. One of our founding members is taking a long sabbatical to New Orleans. Ken Witzgall, the King of Cole's Open Mic, has made all of our lives so much more bearable with his love of the arts and his treatment of his fellow comedians. There are few people who care more about stand-up as one of the last remaining live arts than him, and we will miss him dearly while he's away. If you've ever done a set at Cole's, the old Edge Comedy Club at the now-defunct Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, or have been to a Stand Up Stand Up show, definitely stop by. It'll be a magical night.
Hollywood Hulk "Martin Morrow" Hogan
Kyle Scanlan
Mike Lebovitz
James Zekis
Ashley Huck
Keith Paesel
Ken Witzgall hosts, then leaves a big gaping hole in my heart.
THURSDAY - Free - 9pm
The Crocodile - 1540 N Milwaukee


Freak Happening's Free Comedy College!!
This show is a rare treat. Nick Rouley and Goodrich "My Name Is Way Better Than Yours And You Know It" Gevaart always put on something incredibly special and different. And just looking at the facade of saki Records instantly makes you cooler than any human person you've ever met. Definitely go to this and get schooled.
Deans of Comedy College:
Nick “The Funny Bone” Rouley
Goodrich “Senator Giggles” Gevaart
Visiting Lecturers:
Mike Lebovitz on Some Other Crap SHIRT 2 WEAR
Steph Hasz on HOW TO GET A RIDE 2 YR SHOW
Mitch Kurka on WHOOPIE CUSHION TECHNIQUE
Oh Theodora on THE SMELT IT/DEALT IT MYSTIQUE
FRIDAY - Free - 8pm
BYOB <---YYYYYYESSSSSSSSS
saki Records - 3716 W Fullerton

The Shit Show - Epitonic Deep Freeze Festival
After a December hiatus, The Shit Show is back, and in style. We'll be at the first comedy festival of the new year, and we're SUPER PUMPED! The room will be full of typical Shit Show fare, hot dog people, and bumpin' tunes along with a great lineup of our favoritest peoples. Come party with us!
Kelsie Huff
Ian Abramson
Natalie Jose
Tyson Karrasch
Rasa Gierstikas
Ever Mainard (In spirit)
Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + The Hot Dog Man ( Keith Paesel)
FRIDAY
$10 online, $12 at the door - 8pm
Sub-T - 2011 W. North Ave

The Late Late Breakfast
The weirdest thing in the galaxy. They dressed a jew up as a Christmas tree last time. J. Michael Osborne got a sharpie tramp stamp. Billy Dean did a set with cream pie all over his face. This is a serious not-fucking-around good time. And it's early enough to do all kinds of other stuff later on in the day, so you have no excuse to not go.
Tyler "No, I Haven't Been To Prison" Jackson and Danny Maupin host.
SATURDAY - FREE - 3-5pm
The Hideout - 1354 W Wabansia

More shows to come as the week progresses! Hang tight, you fools.

James Webb - Contributing Writer