April 15, 2014

What's Popping

Yesterday we posted that although JFL Chicago is done (for now), the Montreal based festival continues on and that MAJOR auditions in are ongoing in Chicago for the New Faces Showcase this week. That's huge news for the Chicago scene, but TONS of other events are going on that we want to be sure to plug as well. In fact so much quality comedy is going down with all kinds of superstar comedians (in town performing tighten up sets for  JFL auditions), that we can only realistically cover Tuesday through Thursday in this post and then do another promotion piece for the weekend. So let's get right to it. Check out what's popping this week...

JFL Audition Show @ Up Comedy Club
Watch some of Chicago's best up-and-coming comedians audition for a spot at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Tickets are FREE!
MC - Mike Lebovitz - 7:00pm
MC - Sean Flannery - 9:30pm
No intermission
TONIGHT!

Black Star Comedy
at Estrella Negra - 2346 W. Fullerton
Derek Smith (Larger Than Life)
Tyler Snodgrass (Tearin' Up My Heart)
Marlena Rodriguez (Summer Girls)
Ronnie Ray (Slam Dunk The Funk)
Michael Shapiro (Liquid Dreams)
Tyler Jackson (MMMBop)
Hosted by Nathyn Gibson (Because of You)
Tuesday!

Proxy Morons Gets Their Taxes Done with CHAD BRIGGS!!!!
at Proxy Morons
Kaitlyn Grissom
Kolin Bohannon
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Andy Bohannon Orscheln
J. Michael Osborne
Eric Oren
Chad Briggs
Tuesday!

Hoo HA Comedy
at Hoo HA Comedy - 3700 N. Clark, Chicago, Il.
Reena Calm - Host
Deanna Ortiz
Tyler Snodgrass
Al Park
Zach Martina
Lara Beitz
Joe Fernandez - Headliner
Tuesday!

Entertainment Chicago LIVE!!!!
at the Hungry Brain
Hosted By: Janine Phan
LINEUP:
KEVIN LOBKOVICH
RACHEL McCARTNEY
PUNEET LACHMANI
ABBY STASSEN
DAVID RADER
DAVID YONTZ
Tuesday!

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: AL PARK!!!
at Stand-Up Throw Down 
Bobby Hill - Host!
Sarah Gallagher
Timmy Brochu
Kate Streit
AL PARK - Headliner
+ SUPER secret surprise feature!
All we can say is a former Chicago fave comes home!
Wednesday!

Jokes and Notes - JFL AUDITION SHOW
at Jokes And Notes - 4641 South King Dr. Chicago
The second audition show of the week at a legendary club that's become the "Jewel of south side comedy" - Jokes and Notes. Calvin Evans will host the event this Wednesday at 8:30 PM.
ONE SHOW ONLY
11 SUPER SECRET COMICS!
ONLY $5!?
Hosted By Calvin Evans
830 PM
Wednesday!!

The World Series of Comedy at Zanies Comedy Club
at Zanies Comedy Club Rosemont
Wednesday!

The Glenwood Comedy Night!
at The Glenwood
Aaron Ellsworth
Laura Hugg
Anna Lucero
Alicia Molina
Samuel Priest
Kristin Ryan
Dave Stinton
Wednesday!

Hump Night
at Hump Night - 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Featuring special guest Katie Rich! (writer for SNL!)
Wednesday

Comedains You Should Know
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
admission is free with reservation  $10 at the door.
Wednesday at 9 PM: Our weekly Wednesday show
hosted by Marty DeRosa featuring:
Ian Abramson,
Ricky Gonzalez,
Jeff Steinbrunner
Wednesday!

The 7th Edition of SILLY GOOSE Showcase & Open-Mic!
at Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub
Hosted by: Charles Belt & Amanda Lynn Deal
Danii Gallegos
Charlie Rohrer
Tyson Karrasch
Krista Atkinson
Amy Eisenberg
Open-Mic starts right after the showcase @ 8
Thursday!

THE TEN AT THE STORE 4/17
at The Store - 2002 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Thursday

Here Is Your Alibi' APRIL - Free & BYOB Comedy Show
at Here Is Your Alibi - 1106 W. Thorndale Ave.
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8PM
FREE & BYOB + There will be some free beer to be handed out.
Lineup:
KEVIN BRODY
DANNY MAUPIN
JOSHUA MURPHZ
LARA BEITZ
ADAM BURKE
Hosted by HIYA producer Lev Kalmens
Thursday!

Stand Up Stand Up - 2 Year Anniversary Show
at Stand Up Stand Up
Mikey Manker
Jeff Hansen
Dave Helem
Keith Paesel
Sean White
Jake McKenzie
Todd Massey
Kenneth Carl Witzgall
Recomended!
Thursday!

Chicago Battle Royale
at Hungry Brain
Competitive Comedy
Featuring 16 Comedians!
MItch Kurka
Kevin White
Tyler Jackson
Cody Melcher
Melody Kamali
Natalie Jose
Bobby Budds
Sonia Denis
Nick Rouley
Conor Delehanty
Andy Boyle
Nate Burrows
Katie McVay
Dave Losso
Dan Drees
Michael TImlin
Kevin Brody
Stephanie Hasz and Goodrich Gevaart as The Comedy Police
Hosted by Zach Peterson
Thursday!

James Allen Kamp
Editor