January 2, 2014

What's Popping!

Joe Kilgallon Live @ SUSU
First of all, Happy New Year. Rarely do we try to make predictions, and there are projects both big and small going on behind the scenes that I can't really speak on, but... 2014 should be game changing. It's ridiculous how many eyes are on this scene right now (I wish you could see my inbox) and how much interest Chicago comedy is getting in general. To the fans - keep supporting, your going to see some mind bending shit go down this year. For the Comics - keep doing your thing, put in the work and don't sweat the small stuff, like JFL leaving town (new festivals already in the works) or not getting a Comedy Central audition. Opportunity presents itself to the prepared, so do what you love, keep it moving and make your own industry. Anyway, enough cheerleading. Check out what's happening tonight and through the weekend.

Congrats on Your Success JANUARY!
at Uncharted Books - 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Il.
Free, BYOB Comedy + Free Beer - (What!?)
LINEUP:
Sonia Denis - HOST
Bill Bullock
Rebecca Fass
Taneshia Rice
Kevin White
Peter-john Byrnes - HEADLINER
That's a sweet lineup, plus it's FREE & BYOB and you get FREE beer samples... dude, what else could you ask for? Check out the show then give em a like on the COYS fan Page.
TONIGHT! 7-9PM

at Hydrate - 3458 N. Halsted, Chicago Il.
Ladies' open mic followed by featured comics! 
(must sign up online)
8:30 pm-9:30 pm: Open Mic
9:45 pm-10:45 pm: Showcase:
Showcase Lineup:
Marla Depew - Host!
Krista Atkinson
Kristin Clifford
Andrea Cordts
Amy Eisenberg
Caryn Ruby
at The Crocodile Lounge - 1540 N Milwaukee Ave.
So if your only able to see one show tonight, we recommend this one. This showcase consistently puts up great comedians @ the Crocodile Lounge which is the only spot in Chicago where you can get a FREE slice of pizza when you buy a drink. PLUS Joe Kilgallon moves to L.A. this month, so catch one of Chicago's best before he leaves.
Stacked Lineup!
Jeff Hansen
Nate Burrows
Jake McKenzie
Keith Paesel
Joe Kilgallon - Headliner!
Tonight! - 9pm!
RECOMMENDED

The Bar Celona - 3474 N Clark Street
Newish showcase with solid lineups...
Doors open at 8:30PM. Seating is limited so arrive early.
FREE SHOW with DOLLAR BEERS and $5 PITCHERS!
at the Hungry Brain
8 performers doing 8 minutes...
9pm. Free for all!
Hosted by Stephanie Hasz
Tonight!

Parlour Car
at Bar DeVille - 701 N. Damen
My goto late night showcase, always a solid lineup, good stiff drinks.
Jeff Steinbrenner
Andrew Tavin
Michael Larimer
Mick Betancourt
Adam Burke
Megan Gailey
Sean Flannery
Tonight! FREE! 9PM!

KELLYE HOWARD at The Comedy Bar
at The Comedy Bar- Chicago 157 W Ontario, Chicago, Il.
Ali Clayton
Kellye Howard
Use code COC13 and get $5 Off!
Fri - Sat!
at saki - 3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Il.
Tight Lineup!:
Derek Smith
Ian Abramson
Keith Pasel
Zach Peterson
Katie McVay
Chris Stephens
Andy Fleming
8pm - FRIDAY - BYOB!!!!

The Frontier - 1106 W. Thorndale, Chicago, Illinois
This FREE & BYOB comedy show has been making big waves in the scene. Producer Lev Kalmens is doing it right with top notch comics and solid crowds. Lineup:
JEFF SCHEEN
JAMIE CARBONE
IRENE TU
KEVIN WHITE
And SAURIN CHOKSI!
Hosted by HIYA producer Lev Kalmens
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8PM
Friday Night!
at the Hideout Inn - 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, Il.
Mixed-format stand-up show.
2:00pm until 5:00pm
Solid brunch menu....
Saturday!!
at the Hidden Shamrock - 2723 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il
Saurin Choksi
Jeff Scheen
Derek Smith
Saturday! - 8:30PM - FREE!

at Schubas Tavern - 3159 N. Southport, Chicago, Il
Best described as a comedy debate show, gets some of the best comics around. FREE!
This Months Debates:
Derek Smith vs Marty Derosa
(Quality vs Quantity)
Joe McAdam vs Kyle Scanlan
(E-cigarettes vs Non-Alcoholic Beer.)
Sam Tallent vs Aaron Urist
(Hope vs Dope)
Tyler Snodgrass vs Tyler Jackson
(Ernest Hemmingway vs Ernest P Worrell)
Sunday! - 8PM

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

James Allen Kamp
Editor