March 25, 2014

What's Popping!

I always intend to get the "What's Popping" segments out early in the day. That's the goal. So that folks can be aware of what's going on in the Chicago comedy scene, by say late morning, so they can plan out their night accordingly. Makes sense yeah? But sweet Jesus it always takes longer than planned, simply because well... there's just so much good shit happening. Wish I could make it shorter and only list half a dozen shows a week, but just can't seem to cut the list off. For example this week alone, Tuesday through Friday is ridiculously stacked with sick shows. Not only is James Adomian (interview with him tomorrow BTW) in town at main clubs like Zanies all week, but high quality independent shows are happening all over the city... Oh well, what you gonna do? With out further delay check out whats happening in the scene this week.
Produced by: OutLoud Chicago
at ZANIES - 1548 N. Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Almost exactly a year to the day, Queer Comedy at Zanies will be headlined by James Adomian (NBC, IFC, national headliner) once again. Should be a bananas type event as Adomian returns to the show he has called “Pioneering” and “One of its kind.” 
Featuring:
Adam Guerino - Host
Candy Lawrence
Bill Cruz
Natalie Jose
James Adomian - Headliner
Tonight! - 8:30pm

Hoo HA Comedy at ROCKIT BURGER BAR!
at Hoo HA Comedy - 3700 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Kristen Toomey
Colleen Farrell
Maria Wojciechowski
Ross Kelly
Mo Alexander
Lara Beitz
Russell Williamson - Headliner
Tonight!

Proxy Morons Blings out with THE PUTERBAUGH SISTERS!!!!
at Proxy Morons - 1113 W. Belmont Chicago, Illinois 60657Nate Burrows
Josh Johnson
Bobby Hill
Bobby Robert Bud
Janine Phan
THE Puterbaugh Sisterz - Headliner
Tonight!

Comedy Secrets: Had to Get Away
at Hungry Brain - 2319 West Belmont
Secret stories about travel from:
Matty Ryan
Jason Earl Folks
Dan Richardson
Liza Treyger and Megan Gailey on panel!
Closing out the night, Mo Alexander!
Hosted by Stephanie Hasz and Andy Fleming!
at Stand-Up Throw Down - 2200 North California
Timmy Brochu also hosts:
Sarah Gallagher
Todd Massey
Tamara Lynn Chambers
and featuring Dean Carlson
Wednesday!

DOUBLE FEATURE Returns!
at The Lincoln Lodge
Chicago's monthly blend of live stand-up and comedic short films returns to The Lincoln Lodge on March 26th! Great Chicago comics perform sets between hilarious short films.
Lineup:
Ian Abramson - Host
Megan Gailey
Chad Briggs
Taneshia Rice 
Candy Lawrence 
Show starts at 8pm! Tickets are $5 online, and $10 at the door...
BUY IN ADVANCE AND SAVE SOME BUCKS!
Wedensday!
Solid local showcase:
Robert Bud
Eric Oren
NATE Simmons - Headliner
Hosted By Michael Shapiro:
Watch live as comedians hijack (willing) audience members Facebook accounts and destroy entire social worlds in a matter of minutes! This month features the return of the great Kristen Toomey and making her 'Takeover' debut the spectacular Megan Gailey! The show will be hosted by Michael Larimer and will contain a little bit of standup and a lot of chaos.
Wedensday!

THE ATTIC - PART 3
at Chief O’Neill’s - 3471 N. Elston Avenue
20 Minute sets!
Lineup:
Joel D. Boyd
Timmy Brochu
Josh Johnson
Ronnie Ray
Hosted by Jenn Noyes!
Mike Lebovitz
Sam Norton
Sean White
Kevin Hogan
Preston Tompkins
Hosted by Zach Peterson
FREE ---BYOB + Free Beer Samples
Thursday 8PM

THE LINEUP
Frank Nielsen
Brad Rickert
Ari Arellano
James Bailey
Chris Condren
Julia DiFerdinando
Calvin Evans
Eric Oren
Cameron Rizzardini
Natasha Samreny
10 comics + 100% FREE = Cant beat that.
Thursday!
Live from Double Door in Wicker Park - Kick off your Friday night with an absolutely FREE COMEDY SHOW in the HEART of Wicker Park! Doors Open at 5pm  -Show starts right at 7pm
BEER SPECIALS + FREE RAFFLE!
Lineup:
Adam Burke- (JFL Festival, Top 20 Comedian in Chicago)
Aarona Lopez- (Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment Standup)
Marty DeRosa- (Wrestling With Depression, #1 Comedy Album iTunes, CYSK)
Special Appearance by - She's Crafty- (All Lady Beastie Boys Tribute Band )
FRIDAY!!

"I SHIT YOU NOT!"
Ugly Mug Cafe - 1458 West Chicago
Enjoy a gut-clenching evening of personal tales of failed restraint & bodily blunders by comedians & storytellers 
Eric Oren
Anna Lucero
Meechie Hall
Jesse Harper 
Jenn-Anne Gledhill
Collin Bullock
Free admission & BYOB
FRIDAY!
Comedian T Murph
Puterbaugh Sisterz
Vanessa Fraction
DJ Chris Ill spinning the beats
FRIDAY!

One of the funnist cats in Chicago - great headliner @ a great club.
Phil Kijak (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Corey Calvert (Just for Laughs Chicago)
Michael Lehrer (Second City)
Matt Riggs (Just for Laughs Chicago)
Anthony Oberbeck (Kill All Comedy)
Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + The Hot Dog Man (Keith Paesel)
For more information visit: www.shitshowcase.com
Saturday!

James Allen Kamp
Editor