Monday, November 24, 2014

Whats Popping!

Erica Clark Records her Album!
Well, it's almost Thanksgiving and the first real significant snow of the year is falling. Apparently winter is on it's way with a vengeance. But don't let that get you down. The Chicago comedy scene has lots of offerings to keep you inside, warm & entertained. 

A show to definitely keep on your radar is Erica Clark recording her album at Blackout Diaries. We've plugged the Blackout Diaries many times and this show is definitely worth checking out. If your not familiar with BD you should be. It's a hilarious live interactive comedy show where comics (& real people) tell true drinking stories. Plus audience members can ask the performers any questions they like at the end of the show, which quite often is as funny as the show itself. Rising star comedian and Blackout Diaries favorite Erica Clark (daughter of MR. T - yeah seriously) is going to record her album there this weekend. Get details here or just buy tickets here. Should be a bananas type event. Recommended highly.

Other shows to keep on your radar are Set to Scene, Comedians You Should Know, Punchline Panic, TWO & A HALF BLACK MEN, and The Shit Show just to name a few. Check out what's popping this week.

Punchline Panic - November Edition!
at Zanies - 1548 North Wells
RECOMENDED!
Hosted by Emily Galati and Nate Weatherup
Michael Palascak
Pat Tomasulo
Denise Ramsden
Joey Villagomez
Justin Leon
Drew Frees
Calvin Evans
Ken Garr
Today at 8:30PM!

Set to Scene presents: Marty DeRosa!
at iO Chicago
Improvised stand-up comedy show! Comedians perform without a set list. Improvisers rejoice!
Tyson Karrasch
Nicholas Rouley
Kelsie Huff
Dan Friesen
Marty DeRosa
Monday! 8PM

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre
929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Weekly Monday showcase that puts together some of the best comedians around.
773-549-8080
Monday!

Laughs 4 Smiles
at Subterranean
Andy Fleming (2 Hour Comedy)
Steph Hasz (Parlour Car)
Goodrich Gevaart (Freak Happening)
Tommy McNamara (OddBall Festival)
Dan Friesen (People's Temple of Comedy)
Hosted by Matt Riggs (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Tuesday!

Hoo HA Comedy Presents: NATE WEATHERUP!!
at Hoo HA Comedy
ALI CLAYTON!
JORDAN HOLMES!
JOHN MARGELEWSKI!
CODY MELCHER!
NATE WEATHERUP!!
Tuesday!

Drink Up Fall Down Stand Up
at Whiskey Trust - 3206 Halsted
NEW Showcase!
Lineup:
Tim Weichselbaum
Brandi Denise
Bob Keen
Jarrell Barnes
Alex Seligsohn
Marlena Rodriguez
+ Special guests!
Tuesday at 10:00pm

Comfort Food Comedy Presents: Jeff Scheen
at The Original Mothers - 26 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
Ivan Ishkov
Brian Zachary Earl
David Sartoris
Jonny P Pechous
Peter Daniel
Jeff Scheen - Headliner:
Tomorrow at 9:00PM

TWO & A HALF BLACK MEN
at GRANDBAR - 1600 W. Grand
This NEW showcase has been getting some great lineups.
Hosted by Xavier Lamont
Schmitty Boudreau
Ali Clayton
Sean White
Comedian T Murph
Free show! Stay for the AFTERPARTY.
Wednesday at 8:30PM

Thank This! - A Comedy Show
at FLABBY at the ABBEY - 3420 W. Grace
Erin Lane
Mike Wiley
Chris Damen
Bob Keen
Vickie Lynn
Mike Sheehan
Thomas Bottoms
David Franks
Chad Errio
Peter Daniel
Ken Garr
Hosted by Ricky March
Wednesday at 8:30PM

Comedians You Should Know
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub - 622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Amazing lineup this week!
Joe Kilgallon Hosts!
Drew Frees
Martin Morrow
Marlena Rodriguez
Marty DeRosa
Wednesday - 9PM!

BLACKOUT @ COMEDY SPORTZ CHICAGO
@ ComedySportz Chicago - 929 - West Belmont
Come every Thursday to see the Critically Acclaimed (Reader Recommended, Metromix Pick) Improv Troupe
FEATURING:
Sherman Edwards
Chris Redd
Ramon Smith
Martin Marrow
Rob Wilson
Warren Phynix Johnson
Thursday 10PM

Erica Clark Album Recording at Blackout Diaries
at The High Hat Club
Recommended!
Saturday 8PM!

The Shit Show Comedy Showcase - Thanksgiving Comedy Yam
at COLLABORACTION 
This monthly show is always a blast.
Cody Melcher (100 Proof Comedy)
Meredith Kachel (Hoo Ha Comedy)
Corey Calvert (Just for Laughs)
Charlie Rohrer (Congrats on Your Success)
Amy Shanker (Laugh Factory)
Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + Hotdog Man (Keith Paesel)

Recommended!
Saturday at 10:00pm

Black Box Comedy presents: Joe Kilgallon
at The WIP Theater
Recommended!
Saturday at 10:00pm

Tuxedo Cat Comedy @ The Innertown Pub
at  Tuxedo Cat Comedy
Abby Stassen
Jerry Tran
Ricky Gonzalez
Natalie Jose
Marty DeRosa
Nate Burrows
Michael Timlin
Shannon Noll
Sunday at 7:00PM!