Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Madness...

So... I used to post a "What's Popping" segment every Monday that contained as much relevant Chicago comedy news and show info for the week that could possibly be crammed into one post. But... need to switch it up a bit. Basically, the problem is that this format has become pretty much UN-fucking-manageable. There is just too much damn comedy going on every week. The readers get lost in the volume of content and I get overwhelmed trying to pump out behemoth, Godzilla sized posts that take like 4 hours to put together, (click to see how big segments were getting). So... as I said, trying something a bit different. The new general idea is to just produce manageable posts of plugs about the scene that will only cover about two days of shows. Which is still over ten freaking showcases (on average) not to mention the all the open mics. Of course you can always follow usual pages above for robust shows/clubs and open mics listings to get the big picture. So without further delay check out what's happening for Monday and Tuesday this week...

This Month's Lineup:
Meaghan Strickland
Jeff Scheen
Ian Abramson
Derek Smith
Smith is a monster -  Recomended
Tonight! - 9PM - FREE

100 Proof Comedy
@ Comedy Sportz - 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
Hosted by Cody Melcher!
Bryan Bowden
Tyler Snodgrass
Carrie Long
Eliana Horeczko
Jake McKenzie
Alexandra Tsarpalas
Dylan Scott
Kristin Clifford

Malort Mondays: BILL CRUZ!
at The Green Door
Darius Kennedy
Bobby Hill
Erin Field
Justin Case
Sherra Lasley
Marla Depew
Sketch comedy duo Crassus
Headliner - Bill Cruz
Powerhouse Lineup!
Tonight - 8PM - FREE!

Comedy That Rocks
1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Drew Frees
Ryan Miera
Kill All Comedy
Sonia Denis
The Whiskey Journal
Ali Clayton

Hoo HA Comedy Presents: MARTY DEROSA!
at Rockit Burger Bar - 3700 N. Clark 
Great showcase, solid lineups, perfect opportunity to see Marty do his thing.
Mike O'Keefe
Jeff Scheen
Reena Calm
Charlie Bury 
Marty DeRosa

The Side Bar Show
At the Riverview Tavern - 1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
David Drake
Jonah Jurkens
Chris Condren
Dan Drees
Bill Cruz!
$4 Beer 1/2 Appetizers - $5 Cover, 2 for 1 online!!
Tuesday! Doors @ 8:30PM

Proxy Morons present: MEGAN GAILEY!
at BEER - 4530 North Lincoln, Chicago, Il.
 Michael Shapiro
Sean White
Grace Lusk
Erin Lane
Daniel Shar
Anthony Bonazzo
Total Package - This is a band containing Chris Condren and Tyler Snodgrass
Gailey is a comedy beast, and the word is she will be leaving us soon, so catch her perform locally while you still can.

Wonder Bar Comedy
at Underground Wonder Bar - 710 North Clark Street, Chicago Il.
Comedy in River North!
David Rader
Andy Boyle
Josh Murphyy
Keith Paesel
Tommy Mac
Solid lineup!
at RED KIVA - 1108 W. Randolph
Comedy and poetry for couples and singles...
Hosted By Meechie Hall

James Allen Kamp