Monday, October 13, 2014

What's Popping!

We plug a ton of great Chicago comedy events this week. Super shows are going down like: Two Nights with Doug Stanhope, Rory Scovel performing at the Up Comedy Club, a Ross Bennett's Live CD Recording at Zanies, the premiere of the Blackout Diaries at a band new location, and the brief return of James Fritz to the local scene. Yeah I know... It's Fucking stacked. Check out what's popping in the scene this week.

Movies with Benefits: Con Air
at the MCL Chicago Theater
Movies with Benefits is a monthly comedy show where a panel of comics watch, dissect, and provide commentary on your favorite (and not so favorite) movies.
The movie this month -  CON AIR.
Commentators:
Dylan Scott 
Tyler Ross
Timmy Brochu
Shannon Noll
FREE SHOW (donations accepted)
BYOB!!
Monday at 8:00PM!

Ross Bennett LIVE CD Recording
at Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
Direct from his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman!
Ross will be recording his new CD Live at Zanies!
312-337-4027
929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Weekly Monday showcase at a legendary comedy venue!
Featuring
Kevin Pomeroy - Host
Chris Condren
Chris Duffy
Alex Kumin
 & MORE!
Martin Morrow Headlines!
773-549-8080
Tonight! 8PM

at the Fizz Bar and Grill (Lincoln&Belmont)  
Sign up @ 9:30PM
Starts @ 10PM
Hosted by Collin A. Bullock & Janine Phan
Drink Specials a plenty.
NEW MIC
TUESDAY!

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

2423 N Clark Street
8:30 PM List - 9PM Start
$5 Taco Dinners
$5 Imports & Margaritas
TUESDAY!

at The Celtic Crown - 4301 N. Western Ave.
This Brand new showcase, produced by Junior Stopka, Andre Halter and Maggie Ednie is looking to shake up the scene. Stopka, fresh off his comedy central debut, is an absurdest, dark, comedy monster and Ednie and Halter are probably the most underrated comics around. Downstairs.
Doors @ 8pm - Show @ 9pm
$2 Cover + Drink Specials - Comedians FREE!
Tuesday!

622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM.
$10 Cover @ door - $5 Online!

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

TWO & A HALF BLACK MEN
at GRANDBAR - 1600 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Lineup:
Jay Washington - Host
Bobby Hill
Lara Beitz
Jeff Scheen
Xavier Lamont
Wednesday at 8:00pm

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!

Parlour Car
A stand up Comedy show
Every Thursday, 8PM, FREE!
Bar Deville
701 N. Damen

TWO NIGHTS OF DOUG STANHOPE!
The mad master himself. TWO shows only.
Do not miss. This show will sell out for sure.
Chicago's own Dave Helem just got booked on the bill.
Recommended!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY!

The Lincoln Lodge
Chicago's longest running showcase.
2011 W. North Ave.
Every Friday!

Wiggle Room
Burlesque and stand-up comedy!
at The Everleigh Social Club
939 W Randolph, Chicago IL.
Every Friday - 10PM!

The Blackout Diaries
At The High Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 4008
Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories
Recommended!
Every Saturday! 8PM!

RORY SCOVEL: OCT 17-18
at The Up Comedy Club
Mixing his spontaneous creativity and absurd view of the world, Rory Scovel is quickly making a name for himself. Whether discussing drugs, politics or life in general, his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the audience in the scene of every punch line.
Featuring:
Chris Redd - MC
Liza Treyger - Feature
Rory Scoval - Headliner!
Recommended!
Thursday - Saturday

The Blackout Diaries
Every Saturday!
At The Lincoln Lodge
4008 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il.

The Two Hour Comedy Hour
Every Saturday! 7PM
At the Gallery Cabaret

James Fritz @ The Comedy Bar
at The Comedy Bar
James Fritz was a staple of the Chicago comedy scene before he moved to L.A.
A don't miss opportunity to catch Fritz a great club venue before he leaves town.
Recommended!
Friday & Saturday

Doors open at 7pm Show time is at 8pm. 
Its hosted by Jay Washington and J.r. Bang. 
The lineup:
David Rader 
Leonardo Lucky-Luciano
Cody Melcher
El Jaye Montenegro
Tony Sculfield - Headliner