Monday, July 21, 2014

What's Popping

Yo! Plugging a ton of sweet comedy shows and hot mics for the week. Get out and support while the weather's great. Here's what's popping in the scene this week.

Performance Anxiety
at The Pleasure Chest Chicago
Showcase @ an adult toy store.
Lineup:
Brandie Posey
John-Michael Bond
Irene Tu
Brock Wilbur
Grace Lusk
Sean White
Tonight!

Best Night Ever!
at GMan Tavern - 3740 N Clark St
Joshua Murphy - Host
Alex Stone
Ruthie Lichtenstein
Jesse Baltes
Brock Wilbur
John-Michael Bond
Brandie Posey
Bill Cruz - Headliner!
8PM - FREE! - $4 Drafts
Tonight!

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-3757

Comedy Slice Open Mic
at Dimo's Pizza - 1615 N Damen; 773.525.4580).
Starts at 10pm every Monday, with sign up at 9pm.
$3 Craft Beer
$3 Pepperoni & Cheese slices.
Late Night mic in Wicker Park

ROCKWOOD PLACE OPEN MIC!
@ Rockwood Place
Late Night Monday Open Mic!
11PM Sign up, 11:30PM Show
3466 N Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Hosted by Keegan Buckingham and a rotating cast of co-hosts.

The Female Funnies (Zanies)
@ Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
Lineup of some of the best up and coming female comedians in the Chicago comedy scene at the legendary Zanies comedy club.
Tonight!
Comedy for a cause - 2 hours of comedy!
$15/ticket! Raffles! Prizes! All for Sara Stock!
Improv, Sketch and Stand-Up!
Hosted by Elizabeth O'Neill
Cameron Gillette
Abby Stassen
Amy Shanker
Ian Abramson
Jeff Steinbrunner
Tonight!

Hoo HA Comedy at Rockit Burger Bar Presents: KEN GARR!
at The Rockit Burger Bar
BROCK WILBUR!
BEN BERGMAN!
ALI CLAYTON!
KEVIN LOBKOVICH!
DEANNA ORTIZ!
KEN GARR!
Tuesday!

DAVID PHILIPS
MAGGIE EDNIE
JASON EARL FOLKS
ANDREW HALTER
MATT RIGGS
JUNIOR STOPKA
Tuesday!!

Queer Comedy at Zanies THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
Featuring
Bill Cruz
Candy Lawrence
Kelsie Huff
Rebecca O’Neal
Trannika Rex
Joseph William Reese
Fawzia Mirza!
Hosted by Adam Guerino!
TUESDAY!

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

Proxy Morons
at Beer - 3415 Clark St. Chicago Il.
FREE
Every Tuesday!

Comedy Secrets: July
at the Hungry Brain
Secret stories from:
Jeanie Doogan
Saurin Choksi,
John-Michael Bond
Matty Ryan and Tyler Jackson on panel!
Kristen Toomey closing out the night!
Hosted by Stephanie Hasz and Andy Fleming!
Tuesday!

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: CANDY LAWRENCE
at Township
Josh Johnson - Host
Rudy Schultz
Sarah Gallagher
Tyler Jackson
Ken Garr
Candy Lawrence
+ SURPRISE GUEST
Wednesday!

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn
"A stand up comedy show with no intention of revealing the headliner"
9pm at The Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont
WEDNESDAYS!

The Social Take Over!
@ Laugh Factory Chicago.
Comedians take over audience member social media accounts.
Hilarity ensues.
Tonight!

Chicago Department of Comedy
at Bar Forza - 2476 N Lincoln Ave
This showcase has put together some great lineups in the last few months but unfortunately they are closing up shop. Get out and support the FINAL show this Wednesday!
Lineup:
Michael Shapiro - HOST
Irene Tu
Danny Maupin
JAMIE CAMPBELL - HEADLINER
Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:00
WEDNESDAY!

Just Dickin' Around @ Halsted's
at the Halsted's Bar + Grill
Amy Eisenberg - Host
Marla Depew
Scott Duff
Lev Kalmens
Rebecca Loeser
Aaron Sutherland
Kristen Toomey
Thursday at 8:30pm

The WIP Theater Presents: Joe Kilgallon
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hwy
Joe Kilagallon Headlines
+ Special Guests!
Recommended!
Thursday!

YE OLDE FREAKE HAPPENING
at saki - 3716 W Fullerton Ave
Goodrich Gevaart and Nicholas Rouley present:
A Freak Happening Renaissance Fair
With special guests:
The Puterbaugh Sisters
Andy Fleming
Nate Simmons
Charlie Bury
FRIDAY - 7:30 PM - BYOB - FREE

Improvised Star Trek: Mission July
The Public House Theatre
The iconic TV show improvised live on stage. What more do you need to know?
FRIDAY - 10PM

Noon:Thirty - Outdoor, Brunch comedy - FREE + BYOB
at Runa Japanese Bucktown Chicago
Sonia Denis hosting
Charlie Rohrer
Rebecca O'Neal
Alex Kumin
Ian Abramson
Saurin Choksi
Satrday - 12:30PM

Thank You Very Much: The Cookout/Day Party
NYCH Gallery
Dave Helem
Jay Washington
Sean White
Calvin Evans
Saurin Choksi,
Shawn Morgan
Saturday

Racist Jokes 101: #OwnYourWords
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Comedy art show to talk about race and racism. The program features stand-up comedy and conversation plus a short film by poet and filmmaker Nick Twemlow.
Featuring:
Suey Park
Tim Barnes
Rebecca O'Neal
Saturday - 9PM

The Shit Show Comedy Showcase
COLLABORACTION - 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 336, Chicago.
The Shit Show has also been featured on Gaper's Block is a TimeOut Critic's Pick and is Reader recommended.
July 26th lineup!!!!
Natasha Tsoutsouris
Sean White
Tyler Jackson
Colleen Doyle
Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas

Lady Mechanics: The Musical
at The Annoyance Theater
Running at The Annoyance Theater on Sundays through July 27th, Lady Mechanics: The Musical is not just a show but a lifestyle.

James Allen Kamp
Editor