Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What's Popping...

Bam! Focusing (mostly) on all the solid independent shows going on in the comedy scene this week since there is a just a tremendous amount of good action happening (Tuesday night alone is ridiculous). So lets get right to it. Check out what's popping this week.

Hoo HA Comedy Starring DANNY KALLAS!
at Hoo HA Comedy - 3700 N. Clark, Chicago Il.
Kristen Toomey
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Matty Ryan
Ian Abramson
Ali Clayton
Danny Kallas. 

Co-Pilots - A staged reading of 2 Sitcom Pilots
at The Public House Theatre - 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, Il.
Join some of your favorite Chicago comedians for a staged reading of two comedy pilots, "Beverly Hills Charter High" and "First Church of Darren" - Part of the The Public House Theatre's Put 'Em Up weekly staged reading series.
Featuring a powerhouse lineup of comics/readers: 
Adam Burke
Michael Lehrer
Chad Briggs
Sherra Lasley
Katie McVay
CJ Sullivan
Paul and Patricia Tinsley
Timmy Mayse
Sherra Lasley
Danielle Wheeler
Adam Cole
Daniel Shar

Proxy Morons Drops The Mic with Xavier Lamont!!
at Proxy Morons - 1113 W. Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Tyler Jackson
Aarona Lopez
Michael Shapiro
Dave Maher
Matt Griffo
Xavier Lamont - Headliner
Anthony Bonazzo - Host
$6 boiler maker special! + DJ Kev Rok

Queer Comedy at Zanies Says Goodbye To Liza Treyger
at Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
Liza Treyger says goodbye to Chicago as she moves to New York. Queer Comedy at Zanies wants to send her away with a boozy goodbye show.
Hosted by Adam Guerino
Dina Martinez, 
Trannika Rex
Liza Treyger - Headliner!

At the Riverview Tavern - 1958 W Roscoe St. 60618
$4 Beer 1/2 Price Appitizers 
Jonah Jurkens
David Drake 
Martin Morrow
Renee Gauthier
Sean Flannery
$5 Cover - 2 for 1 online!!
Every Tuesday, Doors @ 8:30PM

Chicago Underground Comedy
Every Tuesday
@The Beat Kitchen,
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
$5 Cover

The God, SEX & Death Variety Hour
at Hideout Inn

Pilsen Stand Up ! Scholarship Fundraiser!
at Martin's Corner
Help raise money for the book scholarship fund for the Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association and enjoy some of the best stand up comics in the city:
Alexander Velazquez
Khaleel TheComedian
Bill Bullock
Brian Self
Aarona Lopez
Jacob Williams
Also, $3 Modelos, $5 Margaritas, and more!
Get your tickets in advance:

at Patsys
Frank Nielsen
Brad Rickert
Chris Gorton
Tristan Nigel Triptow
Candy Lawrence
+ Prizes, Games + MORE! 

8th Edition of SILLY GOOSE Showcase & Open-Mic
at Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub
Mike Makings
Nicholas Rouley
Amy Shanker
Stephanie Hasz
Ian Abramson
Amanda Lynn Deal
Charles Belt

Wake Up Freaky! Presented by FREAK HAPPENING
at saki
Tyson Karrasch
Katie McVay
Charlie Bury
Chad Briggs
Dan Friesen
John Esenrch
Andy Fleming

"I Shit You Not!"
AT Ugly Mug Cafe
Enjoy a gut-clenching evening of personal tales of failed restraint & bodily blunders by comedians & storytellers 
Joey Villagomez
Jacob S. Knabb
David Boyle
Hannah Knifefight
Alex Kumin.
Free admission & BYOB!

Happy Hour (episode 1)
at The Playground Theater
Drinking + comedy + game shows!
$5 + BYOB
David Drake
Thomas Brady
Ricky Gonzalez
Abby Vatterott 
Mary Tilden
Stephen Kropa
Kelly Bolton
Brandon Shockney
Maria Wojciechowski
Marty DeRosa
Friday @ MIDNIGHT! 

Mr and Mrs Smith Comedy Show Season 1 Episode 2
at The Silver Room - 1442 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago Il 60622
This show will be recorded
Leah Eva
Ramon Smith
Prateek Srivastava
Chastity Washington 
Ed Towns
8 PM (doors open at 7 PM) - $10 suggested donation

The Shit Show Comedy Showcase - SPRING FEVER!!
Half party, half show, great lineup!
Marz Timms
Puterbaugh Sisters
Kelsie Huff
Candy Lawrence
Ben Hamilton
Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + The Hot Dog Man (Keith Paesel)

James Allen Kamp