March 31, 2014

What's Popping...

Sexiest Chicago Comic Round 2, a "showbiz" networking event, The Whiskey Journal LIVE, Hoo-Ha Comedy, a House Of Blues comedy show + a debate comedy show. All that & tons more will be going down this week so lets get right to it. Check out what's popping this week.

Chicago Showbiz Meetup
Speed Networking, and Q & A Panel
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Great opportunity for all you actor/comedian/writers out there. TONIGHT - "The Laugh Factory will be hosting a Chicago Showbiz Meetup for entertainment professionals who are looking to expand their opportunities and know their colleagues. Guests will be able to make connections through a guided networking experience followed by a Q&A panel discussion from a variety of successful professionals from the entertainment industry within Chicago".
TONIGHT -  FREE!

The Sexiest Comic in Chicago Bracket Competition and Pageant!
Second round Voting starts today!! "32 comics will compete in a single elimination tournament until only 1 remains, and they will be crowned “The Sexiest Comic In Chicago!” In addition, the winner will receive Cash Money, Booze, and SPECIAL Prizes. A bracket (March madness style) has been created of 32 comics. Online voting by the public for 2nd round voting of the Sweet 16 will begin March 31st. Once the Elite Eight comics have been chosen, they will compete LIVE at a pageant to be held Saturday April 12th from 9pm to 11pm at Coles Bar. Contestants were chosen from the previous years of The Bill Cruz’s Top Ten Chicago Comics I wanted to FÜ©K lists that were still performing and residing in Chicago, and were able to meet the requirements of the contest. Open invitations were given to comedians recommended through a Facebook questionnaire that were also able to meet the requirements of the contest. So go VOTE and don't forget to come to the LIVE Finals Saturday April 12th @ at Cole's Bar! 9pm - FREE!

The Monthly Comedy Event
at The Grafton Pub and Grill 
SWEET Lineup:
David Philips (Local favorite)
Dave Maher (This is Not An Open Mic)
Rebecca V. O'Neal (Lincoln Lodge)
Bill Cruz (Lincoln Lodge)
Headliner Mike Lebovitz! (Comedians You Should Know)
Tonight - 9PM!

Comedy @ Underground Wonder Bar
at Underground Wonder Bar
Comedy in river north.
Tuesday!

Havana Club @ Paladar
at Paladar Cuban Restaurant/Rum Bar
Lineup:
Zach Peterson
Jeff Hansen
Megan Gailey
Tuesday - 9PM!

April Fools' Day Comedy Showcase @ House Of Blues Foundation Room
HOB Foundation Room Chicago
FREE comedy at House Of Blues Foundation room... What!?
Mike Lebovitz Headlines!
Tuesday!

Malort Mondays in March: CANDY LAWRENCE!!!
at The Green Door Tavern
Last chance to catch Candy at finish up her monthly residence at this fun weekly.
FREE SHOT OF MALORT
TONIGHT!

Hoo HA Comedy at ROCKIT BURGER BAR!
Hoo HA Comedy
C. J. Sullivan Headlines!
Tuesday!

Proxy Morons April Fools Day Extravaganza with MATT RIGGS!!!!
at Proxy Morons
Tuesday!

Comedy @ Underground Wonder Bar
at Underground Wonder Bar
Comedy in river north.
Tuesday!

Havana Club @ Paladar
at Paladar Cuban Restaurant/Rum Bar
Lineup:
Zach Peterson
Jeff Hansen
Megan Gailey
Tuesday - 9PM!

April Fools' Day Comedy Showcase @ House Of Blues Foundation Room
HOB Foundation Room Chicago
FREE comedy at House Of Blues Foundation room... What!?
Mike Lebovitz Headlines!
Tuesday!

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: Kelsie Huff!
at Stand-Up Throw Down
Wedensday!

The Whiskey Journal LIVE! April Edition
at Subterranean
Kyle Scanlan
Ross Kelly
Matty Ryan
Andy Boyle
Tim Barnes
Jeff Arcuri
Ian Abramson 
John Clark
Xavier Lamont.
Recommended!
Tight Lineup!
Mike O'Keefe - Host
Alex Kumin
David Philips
Amy Shanker
Bill Cruz - Headliner
Wednesday 8PM!

Aarona Hosts Jokes And Notes -Every 1st Wednesday
at Jokes and Notes
One of the best Open Mics in Chicago!
Wednesday!

5th Edition of SILLY GOOSE Showcase & Open-Mic!
at Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew
Thursday!

Congrats on Your Success April 14!
Free, BYOB Comedy + Free Beer!
at Congrats On Your Success Comedy
Thursday!

The Late Late Breakfast: APRIL ROOLS DAY
at Hideout Inn
Brunch + Comedy
Saturday - 2:30PM

Arguments and Grievances - APRIL!
at Schubas Tavern
The comedy debate show is back!
Ridiculous lineup:
Adam Burke vs Mike Lebovitz (Mind vs Body) 
Liza Treyger vs Bobby Budds (Chelsea Handler vs Adam Sandler)
Jason Earl Folks vs Kristin Clifford (Loud vs Quiet)
Micheal Timlin vs Trey Brown (5'6" vs 5'8")
Hosted by Zach Peterson
Sunday - 8PM
Sunday Nite Sandwich
at Pressure Billiards & Cafe
Sweet lineup:
Jeff Arcuri
Mike Maxwell
Taneshia Rice
Sunday - 8:30PM

James Allen Kamp
Editor