Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Popping!

Well damn... You would think that the Chicago comedy scene might shut down a bit for the holidays - Or a least wind down slightly right before the looming shit show know as New Years Eve. But nope. Big - like really big shows are going down both on NYE & New Years Day, + through the weekend. Everything from major comedy club extravaganzas to hipster open mic fests, definitely something for every taste and budget.

A show that should definitely be on your radar is the is the New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza! show at the Chicago Laugh Factory. Two stacked shows (8PM & 10:30PM) are scheduled so you can get your laugh on first then party OR party early and then laugh in the New Year. If Going out on NYE is just NOT your thing. Then maybe you check out the 5th Annual New Year's Hangover Stand-Up Marathon! going on at The ComedySportz Theatre. 20 + comics get on stage and do it hard at the very reasonable starting time of 6PM - for those of you nursing any epic hangovers.  Like I said - lots of options for comedy this week... Check out whats popping!

Stacked lineup!
Tommy McNamara`
Rebecca O'Neal
Todd Thomas
Laine Lenertz
Dave Losso
Nate Burrows
Alex Kumin
Keith Paesel
Jaime Campbell
Sonia Denis
Nigel Ng
+ Secrets Surprises!?
Tonight at 9:00PM!

Traffic Jam Open Mic at The WIP Theater!
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Black Box Comedy presents: Traffic Jam.
Located at The WIP Theater in Chicago.
COMICS: Sign Ups every Tuesday at 3:00PM (when theater opens)
First come first served.
Tuesdays at 10:00PM
at Rockit Burger Bar
The popular all female comedy collective is having it's first Open Mic! Looking to work on a new material? Ring in the New Year with a hot new bit!
SIGN UP @ 8:00PM
$3 PBR - $15 buckets of craft beer - 50% off Pitchers of Beer!
Tuesday at 8:30PM

New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza!
at Laugh Factory Chicago!
The Laugh Factory Chicago is bringing two big shows on NYE!
Kick off your NYE celebration with Chicago's funniest comedians. Receive a complimentary champagne toast with the purchase of a VIP ticket! Comedy, cocktails & a balloon drop! Buy a VIP ticket & skip the line and be escorted directly to your seat.
TWO SHOWS - 8PM & 10:30PM!
Stacked lineup includes:
Joey Villagomez
Calvin Evans
Reena Calm
Kenny DeForest
Ali Clayton
Martin Morrow.
Jeff Arcuri
Kellye Howard
Tristan Triptow
Martin Morrow,
Chris Bader
Candy Lawrence
Danny Kallas.

New Years Eve with Tone Bell
at Zanies 1548 North Wells St.
Sitcom star (NBC)Tone Bell Rings in the new year at Zanies
8PM and 10:30 PM - (Complimentary Champagne Toast and Party Favors)

Charismatic Comedy presents: Dwayne Kennedy New Year's Eve Show
Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL, US
New Year's Eve Comedy show in Oak Park!
Starring comedy veteran: Dwayne Kennedy (Comedy Central, Letterman, FX)
Xavier Lamont
Rudy Ruiz
Maurice Robinson
Erica Nicole Clark - Feature!
Dwayne Kennedy - Headliner!
Wednesday at 8:00PM
The New Year’s Day Hangover Stand-Up Marathon is exactly what it sounds like...
20+ comics get on stage and bring the funny.
Scheduled to appear at this year’s marathon:
Kellye Howard (Last Comic Standing)
Kristen Toomey (Laughs on FOX)
Mike Lebovitz (Just For Laughs Montreal)
Chris Redd (NBC, Second City)
Chad Briggs (Sundance Film Festival)
Ali Clayton (Showtime at The Apollo)
Martin Morrow (Comedians You Should Know)
Jamie Campbell (ABC, NBC, truTV)
Peter-john Byrnes (This Week in Despair)
Sherman Edwards (Mission: IMPROVABLE)
Reena Calm (She-Devil Comedy Festival)
Alexandra Tsarpalas (Stardust Showcase)
Kevin Pomeroy (The Stevens Family)
Rachel McCartney (Zanies)
Prateek Srivastava (Snack Attack)
Dave Stinton (Scene Missing)
Xavier Lamont (2 ½ Black Men)
Jake McKenzie (Stand Up Stand Up)
Matt Drufke (Comics of Steel)
Calvin Evans (Jokes & Notes)
For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080
Call 773-549-8080 for Tix! - OR GO HERE
Show starts at 6:00PM on New Year’s Day
Thursday January 1, 2015!
@ Uncharted Books - 2620 N Milwaukee Ave
BYOB Comedy show!
Stacked lineup featuring:
Rebecca V. O'Neal - Host
Sonia Denis
Lucas O'Neil
Kevin Lobkovich
Kolin Bohannon
and headliner Brian Da WiLdcat Smith!!
(Donations encouraged! Goes to performers!)
BYOB Comedy + Free Beer!
Thursday at 7:00PM!

Mike Wiley
James Zekis
Nathan Simmons
Raymond Holleb
Keith Paesel
hosted by Jake McKenzie
Thursday at 9:00PM

Kicking off 2015! Black Box Comedy Presents: Matt Drufke!
at the WIP Theater - 6670 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
Matt Drufke is a comedy monster, one of the best working comedians in Chicago.
This is a great opportunity to catch him in a proper theater setting.
Bobby Hill - Host!
Nicky Martin
Owen Weber
Laura Hugg 
Matt Drufke!!
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:00PM

The Fancy Beer Comedy Hour
at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee
Beer themed comedy show that pairs great brew with great comedians...
Stacked LINEUP!
CJ Sullivan
Kristen Toomey
Mike Makings
Aaron Sutherland
Hosted by Rudy Schultz
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:00PM

The Late Late Breakfast: 2 BLESSED 2 B STRESSED
at The Hideout - 1354 W Wabansia Ave
Late Late Breakfast is kind of hard to describe... Part open mic, part showcase, all goofy fun... 
Recommended for those hangover blues.Free pancakes and plenty of open-mic slots...
Doors open at 2PM, signups at 2:30, show at 3PM!
Saturday, January 3, 2015!!

Around The Corner Comedy
At Miska's Bar - 3205 N Leavitt St, Chicago, Illinois 60618Andrew Halter,
Dale McPeek,
Jeff Scheen
Kristen Toomey
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00PM

at Schuba's - 3159 N. Southport Ave
The original comedy debate show is back for the new year!
Comedians get on stage and argue over pointless topics... hilarity ensues.
Brian Babylon vs Martin Morrow
(Def Jam vs Showtime at the Apollo)
Kristin Toomey vs Andy Fleming
(Rocky Horror vs Rocky Balboa)
Matt Riggs vs Joe Fernadez
(Dr Pepper vs Dr Kevorkian)
Chad Briggs vs Goodrich Gevaart
(Van Halen vs Van Haggar)
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 8:00pm