April 4, 2014

Funky Friday.

Joe Kilgallon will be popping up @ shows all over town.
It's Friday and despite the gloomy weather, things are looking hot for the Chicago comedy scene. The weekend is here and the lineups are extremely strong. Joe Killgallon, Jeff Garlin, Junior Stopka, the Nasty Show @ The Laugh Factory & much more are all happening this weekend. We've listed some of the best events that should definitely be on your radar if your looking to take in some top notch shows. Included are links for all events with lineups for some and times for all. Everything listed is recommended. Enjoy.

CHICAGO'S BEST STANDUP
@ The Laugh Factory - 3175 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il.
Powerhouse line up featuring:
Alex Stone
Ali Clayton
Michael Larimer
Esther Povitsky
CJ Sullivan
Tonight! - 8PM

Joe Kilgallon at The Comedy Bar
at The Comedy Bar- Chicago
Chicago's own Joe Kilgallon is back in town for just a few days, so catch him while you can.
Top notch comedy from a Chicago favorite at one of the scene's best clubs - Downtown!
Sat - 8PM

Bangers and Laughs: A One Time Comedy Open Mic
at The Empty Bottle
Bring your best bits, or the bits you wouldn't try anywhere else, to this ONE TIME Saturday afternoon open mic. Sign up @ 12:30PM, but follow link and you can RESERVE a guaranteed slot.
Hosted by the one and only "Profesional Famous Person"Darwin Doobers.
Saturday - 1PM

Megan Gailey
Two-Hour Comedy Hour presents MEGAN GAILEY
at The Two-Hour Comedy Hour
Jeff Steinbrunner
Mat Alano-Martin
Katie McVay
Tommy Mac
Joe Kilgallon
Andy Fleming
Emily Lake
Megan Gailey
Saturday - 7PM

at The Hideout Inn
The Hangover Brunch comedy show/mic is back...
You can expect:
Free Pancakes!
Stage Time!
A featured set from Maria Wojciechowski!
The worst set you've ever seen from Alex Stone!
A visit from The King of Breakfast, Bill Cruz!
Pancakes/Signup at 2:30, Show at 3:00!
Saturday!

Junior Stopka headline MYAH
Make Yourself At Home Presents: Junior Stopka!
at Hidden Shamrock - 2723 North Halsted
Fresh off tour with Doug Stanhope...
Lineup:
Mike Wiley - Hosts
Boris Khaykin
Nathan Simmons
Lia Berman
Mike Johnson
And of course Junior Stopka
Saturday - 8PM

The Nasty Show
At The laugh Factory
This showcase has been jam packed lately...
Featuring:
Aaron Foster
Martin Morrow
Jeff Arcuri
Brian Babylon
Kellye Howard
Joe Kilgallon 
+ More
Recommended!
Saturday - 10PM

Punchlines At Porkchop
at Porkchop - 941 - West Randoplh
Open Mic in the WEST LOOP!
This Sunday. Eat some BBQ. Enjoy some comedy.
 All for $5 down in Porkchop West Loop!
Yep. Get there.
Sunday - 9PM

Improv Nerd with Jeff Garlin
at Stage 773
Live recording of Improv Nerd!
Interview with Jeff Garlin  (ABC, HBO, etc)
Sunday - 5:00 Pm!

Arguments and Grievances - APRIL!
at Schubas Tavern
Plugged this on Monday, but wanted to give it another shout out. Should be bananas.
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
Comedy in Rogers Park!
Sweet lineup:
Jeff Arcuri
Mike Maxwell
Taneshia Rice
Sunday - 8:30PM

The popular Lakeview/Boystown comedy showcase goes all out with a Disney inspired show.
Puterbaugh Sisterz - Hosts
Megan Gailey- Ariel
Matt Riggs- Ursela
Joe Kilgallon- also Ariel
Nicholas Rouley- Scar
David Drake- Tarzan
Liza Treyger- Jane
Drew Anderson- Prince Eric
Natalie Jose- Wants to be a "side" character...
Candy Lawrence- Be Our Guest Candlestick
Ali Clayton- Rapunzel 
Sunday! - 9:30PM - FREE!

James Allen Kamp
Editor