Monday, October 6, 2014

What's Popping!

Well damn... Apparently winter will come back with a vengeance this year. The summer went by way too fast right? Now the 40 degree weather is slowly creeping in and it looks like we might not even get a decent autumn season to squeeze in before winter slaps us upside the head. But don't let it get you down because the Chicago comedy scene is is so hot it will warm you right up. From celebrity roasters like  Jeff Ross, to FREE events at a legendary comedy club, October has got it going on strong. Check out what's popping this week.

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Great Monday showcase!
around. 773-549-8080
Lineup:
Adam Burke
Rebecca O'Neal
Jason Earl Folks
Lainie Lenertz
Mo Mandel
& MORE! 
TONIGHT, 8PM!

Best Night Ever
at GMan Tavern - 3740 N Clark St
3740 N Clark St 
Sam McHale - Host
Sean Flannery
Matty Ryan
Kevin White
Kyle Scanlan
Kristin Clifford
Mike Bobrinskoy
Charlie Rorher
+More!
8PM doors, 8:30PM show - 21+
FREE! + $4 Drafts
TONIGHT!

Michael Issac PLUS @ Zanies!
1548 North Wells - 312-337-4027
One of a kind show that mixes stand-up comedy and music. Hosted by Michael Issac.
LINEUP:
Michael Issac
Nikki Brayden
Calvin Evans
Chris Baugh
and "Famo"
Tonight! - 8:30PM

at Sub T Lounge - 2011 W. North Ave. Chicago Il.
Comedy Show + Open Mic + After party
Hosted By Sean Monroe
Recommended
TONIGHT - 9PM!

iO's Stand-UP Open Mic
at the iO Theater
BRAND NEW MIC! 
Check out iO's brand new $7 million space built just for you to tell dick jokes. Bring four minutes of stand-up material and jump on stage.
Hosted by: Tyson Karrasch and Taylor Wolfe
Full Bar + Kitchen!
(Near the North/Clybourn Red Line) - Ph: 312-929-2401
Parking Lot Available On Kingsbury Ave.
9PM!

Hoo HA Comedy at Rockit Burger Bar
at Rockit Burger Bar
Hoo Ha cast member Lara Beitz (Stand Up Stand Up, Rooftop Comedy) turns THIRTY. She's hand picked a hilarious lineup of her personal faves. Should be a real bananas type show.
LARA BEITZ -  Host
SEAN WHITE! - The shy one!
KOLIN BOHANNON! - The boyfriend!
RUDY SCHULTZ! - The actual devil!
CANDY LAWRENCE - Headliner
Tuesday!

Proxy Morons Rocks Out With Cameron Ford!
at Blokes & Birds Chicago
Stand-up, storytelling, games, + a big time comedy/musical headliner! 
Show is free AND it's Industry Night - which means comedians and service biz folks get 50% off the entire menu!
Lineup:
Tyler Jackson - Host
Lia Berman (Logan Theatre Open Mic)
Billy Dean (Death Metal Geography Teacher)
Ashley Corby (Ruby Rae King)
Anthony Bonazzo (Proxy Morons, Zanies)
Eric Oren (Handsome Naked)
John Margelewski
Cameron Ford (Pennywinkle at the Public House Theatre)
Karaoke after-party with DJ Kev Rokken!
Tuesday Night!

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

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!

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!

at Jokes and Notes - 4641 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653
FREE ENTRY for CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT!
Don't miss this free show at the legendary comedy club.
SURPRISE lineup of comics & special guests:
Lineup:
Lem Slaughter
Sean Monroe 
Calvin Evans
+ SURPRISE lineup of comics & special guests:
If your arrive AFTER 8:30PM once the show has begun tickets are $10!
EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED.
There is a 2 Drink Minimum in the showroom.
Thursday at 8:00PM!

Ritch Shydner @ Zanies
Ritch has done it all - Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, HBO you name it.
At Zanies all week long!!
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027
1059 W. ADDISON CHICAGO, IL 60613
Thursday at 8:00pm
Murphy Row
Tyron Foston
Catherine Povinelli
Fazian hussian
Jonathan Euseppi
Mike Stricker
Lyssa Laird
Thursday 8PM

Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
at The Crocodile 1540 N Milwaukee Ave
Chris Redd headlines this week!
Recommended!
Thursday!

Just Dickin' Around @ Halsted's: All-Genders Showcase!
Thursday at 8:30pm

at The Playground Theater - 3209 N. Halsted Street!
Only $5, BYOB! Doors open at 9:40PM
This week's line up!
Danny Kallas (Comedians You Should Know)
David Drake (Laugh Factory)
Kristin Clifford (Lincoln Lodge)
Joel Boyd (Second City and recent Columbia College graduate)
Kevin Lobkovich (UIC C4)
Sean Parker (DePaul C4)
PLUS pop/rock/psych/indie/funk band, Orchards kicking off the show...
Thursday at 10:00pm

No Bits - Chicagos best comedians go off book!
Comfort Station and Co-Dependent Comedy presents: No Bits
Kristen Toomey
Andy Fleming
Marty DeRosa
Kelsie Huff
Jeff Arcuri
Alex Kumin
Comics will riff on unforeseen topics, and will be at the mercy of "wild cards" dealt to the audience before the show. that's a great lineup, highly recommended.
Friday at 8:00PM!

Sunday at 7:00pm