Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekend Popping!

Al Jackson
I know it's Thursday and it might seem early to think on your weekend plans, but Chicago's got a few special shows happening that I wanted to put on peoples radar for tonight and through the weekend.

The first and foremost being  Al Jackson Live! @ The Comedy Bar . This is a rare opportunity to catch the Comedy Central featured stand-up comedian and BBC Host perform in Chicago. A must do.

Also in town is the roast master himself Jeff Ross as well as the usual plethora of great independent shows. Check out what's happening tonight and through the weekend.

Al Jackson Live!!
@ The Comedy Bar - 157 W Ontario St., Chicago, Illinois
Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson” special, and for his role as host of the BBC series, “Officially Amazing”. In 2014, Al will also be seen on Dave Attell’s new Comedy Central stand-up series, on FXX’s “Legit”, on GSN’s Mind of a Man”, and on the NickMOM series, “Parental Discretion”. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver NY Stand-Up Special”, “50 Super Epic TV Moments” and “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops” (both on the E! Network), and serving as a coach on an Emmy-winning season of MTV’s “MADE”.
Recommended!
Friday & Saturday
8PM & 10PM

This Week's Show Presents: Beitz, O'Neal and Bergman!
at The Bar Celona
FREE Thursday show at The Bar Celona.
THIS WEEK'S LINEUP:
Lara Beitz
Becca O'Neal
Ben Bergman
Joe Alden McMahon
Aaron Sutherland
Nate Burrows
RECOMMENDED!
TONIGHT! - 9:00pm

Jeff Ross Live!!
@ The Up Comedy Club - 230 W. North Ave.
Jeff Ross aka "The Roastmaster General" is an actor, writer, director, producer and comedian and star of The Burn With Jeff Ross on Comedy Central as well as a producer and star of that network's wildly popular celebrity roast franchise. He also debuted his new comedy special on Comedy Central, Jeff Ross Roasts America. Basically the guys a comedy monster, take advantage of this rare Chicago visit and catch hm at the Up Comedy club.
Thursday - Saturday!

Ritch Shydner @ Zanies
1548 North Wells St.
National headliner Ritch Shydner (I am Comic) performs at Zanies all weekend.
Recommended!
312-337-4027
Thursday - Sunday!

Make Yourself at Home Presents: A Special Friday Show!
at The Hidden Shamrock
This FRDAY at 10:30,
Nathan Simmons
Grace Lusk
Kolin Bohannon - Birthday Boy!
Carmen Morales
AND super secret Headliner:
You've seen this headliner on his own Comedy Central show , on the Showtime network and over 40 other TV appearances. BUT they can't announce who it is! DON"T MISS!
FRIDAY at 10:30PM

@ Brainstrom Comics
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321
Super popular showcase @ a comic book shop in Wicker Park!
DAVID DRAKE
MEREDITH KACHEL
JASON EARL FOLKS
DAVE MAHER
LAINIE LENERTZ
COLLIN BULLOCK
DAVE METZ
BRAD GROESCH
Hosted by JASON MELTON
Doors at 8PM - show at 8:30PM
Free (donations accepted) + BYOB!
Saturday at 8:30PM

Tuxedo Cat Comedy @ The Innertown Pub
at Inner Town Pub - 1935 W Thomas St
GREAT LINEUP THIS WEEK:
SAURIN CHOKSI - Chicago legend- SEE HIM NOW BEFORE HE MOVES TO NYC!
JEFF STEINBRUNNER
DAN DREES
ANDY BOYLE
GRACE LUSK
CONOR DELEHANTY
JERRY TRAN - Host
Free, smart comedy for all.
(One block East of Damen and one block South of Division in the Ukrainian Village)
$2 PBR, $4 well drinks
Recommended!
SUNDAY! - 7PM

James Allen Kamp
Editor