June 30, 2014

Punchline Panic!

Emily Galati
at Zanies - 1548 N Wells St.

This show premiers tonight at the legendary Chicago comedy club Zanies. The concept gives comedians a random theme to base material on just 90 minutes before the show starts and seems pretty original for a stand up show, if not ground breaking. The comedians on the lineup are all talented pros in the Chicago scene so it will be exciting to seem them go at this. Here's a blurb from the press release: 

"8 of Chicago's best comedians receive 90 minutes to write and perform brand new material based around a common theme. It will test the comics writing ability, improvisation skills, and the simple necessity to fill their damn time. Come see Comedians from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Late Show with David Letterman, Just For Laughs Montreal, The Great American Comedy Festival, etc. perform 7-8 minutes of brand new material based on a theme given 90 minutes prior to showtime."

This is a powerhouse lineup of local Chicago talent and many of these comedians will be future stars on the national stage, so the opportunity to watch them perform in this way is a pretty cool treat.
Recommended highly.

The Line-up:
Kevin Bozeman
Pat McGann
Mike Lebovitz
Fritz Gary Nothnagel
Kristen Toomey
Jeff Scheen
Jeff Arcuri
Sean White
Emily Galati - Host
Nate Weatherup - Host
Entrance is free for all comics!

Show @ 8:30PM
TONIGHT!

James Allen Kamp
Editor