Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's Popping!

Went to California last week and still playing catch up so this is the first "what's popping" segment I've been able to get out. As per usual there is a whole lot of top notch comedy going on this week. Doug Benson, Judah Friedlander, Jared Logan + some really strong independent showcases should all be on your radar. Check out what's going down this week in the Chicago comedy scene.

Stand-Up Throw Down Presents: Ricky Gonzalez
2200 N California Ave, Chicago, Il.
Stand-Up Throw Down brings you Chicago's best comedy talent.
Only THREE MORE SHOWS!
Lineup:
Tamara Lynn Chambers - Hosts:
Keith Paesel
Sean White
Josh Johnson
Cody Melcher
Ricky Gonzalez - Headliner
+ MORE
Tonight at 7:00pm!

Jared Logan @ Zanies
1548 North Wells St. - 312-337-4027
Logan will be at Zanies all week (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show, TJ Miller’s Mash-up), this is a great opportunity to catch him at this legendary club. Recommended!
Starting tonight & going all week!

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont
One of the funniest showcases in town put together a hot lineup this week!
Tyson Karrasch - Host
Mike Lebovitz
Dave Helem
Trey Brown
David Drake
Headliner: Tom Brady
9pm at The Pony Inn 
TONIGHT!

The Atomic Comic
at the Greenhouse Theater Center - 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL
1/2 Showcase 1/2 Open Mic
Mic sign-up @ 7PM
Showcase Starts @ 7:30PM
Mic to follow immediately after!
Tonight - FREE!

Doug Benson @ Zanies
1548 North Wells St. - 312-337-4027
ONE SHOW ONLY
What!? Yep.
Do not miss.
Thursday! - 930PM

This Week's Show Presents
at The Bar Celona
This week  more excellent Chicago stand up talent, 9pm at The Bar Celona!
THIS WEEK'S GUESTS:
Alex Kumin (The Lincoln Lodge)
Kevin White (Arguments and Grievances)
Mikey Manker (Stand Up Stand Up)
Joe McMahon (Lana Del Podcast)
All hosted by Nate Burrows
Thursday 9PM!

Judah Friedlander @ The Up Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago
30 ROCK, Comedy Central, HBO - What more do you need!?
MC - Chris Bader
Feature - Mike Lebovitz
Starting Thursday, Sept 11th - 13th
Recommended!

Blackout Diaries in Oak Park
at Wire - 6815 Roosevelt Rd, Oak Park.
We don't usually plug shows outside of the Chicago city limits, but making exception here. The Blackout Diaries, the super popular storytelling show where comics plus everyday people tell true drinking stories, is having it's first ever show in Oak Park at the Wire. Recommended.
Thursday at 9 PM!
Comedy from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and music to follow.
Bar is cash only, but drinks are cheap!
Thursday at 7:30PM

The Starting 5 Presents CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT!
at Jokes and Notes - 4641 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653.
The STARTING 5 wants to THANK CHICAGO for it's support by throwing a FREE SHOW!
Doors open a 8:00PM and THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE will receive FREE ENTRY. The show starts promptly at 8:30PM.
There is a two drink minimum in the showroom.
Lineup:
Sean Monroe
Lem Slaughter
Calvin Evans
Keith Bigkeef Jackson
Comedian Marc Henderson, 
Amy Shanker 
+ more!!!!!
EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED!
Thursday at 8:00pm

THE ATTIC - The 13th Warrior
at Chief O’Neill’s - 3471 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Lineup:
Robert Kuschell
John Manly
Logan Nielsen 
Chris Redd
Hosted by Joel Boyd
Thursday at 8:00pm

Just Dickin' Around @ Hydrate: All-Genders Showcase!
at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago
Ian Abramson
Krista Atkinson (JDA member)
Andy Boyle
Marla Depew (JDA member)
Amy Eisenberg (JDA member)
Aaron Ellsworth
And your host, Tamale! (JDA member)
Thursday at 8:30pm

BEEF! Second Helping!
AT Hungry Brain
Comics will be pitted against each other 1v1 in various games where they have to try to burn the other opponent based on game rules they have no idea about until they arrive...
Beef LINEUP:
Tyler Jackson v Danny Maupin
Dan Sheehan v Tyler Snodgrass
Natalie Jose v Dale McPeek
Martin Morrow v John Eide
Puterbaugh Sisterz v themselves.
Hosted by Kolin Bohannon 
+ Opening Comic Sean White
Thursday at 8:30pm

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: SEAN WHITE
at Stand Up Stand Up - 1540 N Milwaukee.
Lineup:
Stephanie Hasz & Andy Fleming
Christie Buchele
Kevin Hogan
Keith Paesel
Kenneth Carl Witzgall
Sean White
+ super special guests
Thursday- Doors @ 8:30 - $5
Heather Corallo
Fon-Deux
Sam Sinkhorn
Alexadra Tsarpalas
Candy Lawrence
Arianna Freeman
Kathy Pulkrabek
Hosted by: Amy Sumpter
Friday

Make Yourself At Home Presents: Alex Stone!
at The WIP Theater
Friday at 10:00pm

Truth Serum and Friends 9/12
Collaboraction Theater @ 1579 N Milwaukee 3rd Floor
THE LINEUP:
TRUTH SERUM
SIBLING RIVALRY
BUTTER DOLPHIN
ALEX KENDIG
WITH MUSIC BY DJ THIRST
Friday @ 10:30PM

The Late Late Breakfast: Freedom isn't free, but THESE PANCAKES ARE!
at Hideout Inn - 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL.
Saturday at 2:00pm

Comedy over Coffee is Hot!
at Let Them Eat Chocolate
Saturday at 7:00pm

Benefit Show & Stand Up Showcase
at Cole's Bar
Saturday at 8:00pm

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show! - September 2014, Pt. 1
1579 N Milwaukee. Suite 321, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Saturday at 8:30pm

The Kick Back (All things comedy)
at Annoyance Theater
This weekly Stand-Up Variety show will have everything from Stand-UP to Monologue's to music to Character games + more. Hosted by Chris Redd
Nathan Cotter
Joel Boyd
Kimberly Michelle Vaughn
Erica Nicole Clark
Lem Slaughter
Martin Morrow
E-Dot Hamilton
Saturday at 9:30pm

Tuxedo Cat Comedy @ The Innertown Pub, 9/14
1935 W Thomas St, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Sunday Lineup:
Thomas Brady
Erica Nicole Clark
Tommy McNamara
Sammy K Obeid
Christie Buchele
Sarah Gallagher
Meaghan Strickland
Jerry Tran
Sunday at 7:00pm

James Allen Kamp
Editor