Monday, December 8, 2014

Real Talk + What's popping

Usually I just do a straight "What's Popping" segment on Mondays, but wanted to switch it up and plug this video called Real Talk. It's a web based series where Chicago-based comics sit down and interview other performers (apparently drunk) in some random  car on the streets of Chicago. Yeah I know, sounds like a premise ripe for disaster.. but trust me there is some comedy gold in this clip. First guest was Chicago based rising star comedian Sean White, fresh off his new album recording. They talk comedy shop and Sean spouts drunk wisdom on stand-up, death and three piece suits... Funny shit. Produced by Araceli Vargas and Natasha Samreny


Don't miss the Sean Whites pet project BEEF at Hungry Brain this Thursday...
Or catch the man himself tonight at Sadsacks and Wisecracks at The High Hat Club

BEEF Round Four!
at the Hungry Brain
BEEFers! Hosted by Michael Timlin
Trey Brown v Dan Drees
Collin A. Bullock v BpBrian Johnson
Jake McKenzie v Brandon Patrick
Jason Earl Folks v Meredith Kachel
Jeff Scheen v Jeff Arcuri
+ Joe Alden McMahon
Thursday at 8:30PM

Also popping this week...

Snapshots @ Zanies!
at Zanies Comedy Club - 1548 North Wells St.
Featuring:
Kevin Naughton - Host
Laura Hugg
Paul Farahvar
Pat McGann
Mike Maxwell
Sydney Adennyi
Jacob Williams
Rudy Ruiz
Harold Pierre
Dobie Maxwell
Recommended!
312-337-4027
Tonight!!

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

Set to Scene presents: Derek Smith!
at iO Chicago
Chad Briggs (Chicago Underground)
Rebecca V. O'Neal (Lincoln Lodge)
Derek Smith (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Today at 8:00PM

Jazz and Jokes- EVERY TUESDAY
Refuge Chicago - 416 S. Clark
Hosted by Jeff Gibbs and Comedian T Murph
Tuesdays!

Hoo HA Comedy
at Rockit Burger Bar - 3700 N Clark
All female comedy collective that books the best comics around.
Drink & Food specials!
Every Tuesday! 8:30PM!

at The Celtic Crown - 4301 N. Western Ave.
$2 Cover + Drink Specials - Comedians FREE!
Hosted by: Meaghan Strickland & Marlena Rodriguez!
Tuesdays at 7:00PM

Crab Juice Comedy Showcase @ Quenchers!!
at Quenchers Saloon
Wednesday at 8:30pm

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!

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!

Surprise Party
at Lilly's Bar
2515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Recommended" - The Chicago Reader
Featuring Chicago’s favorite comedians, some performing straight stand-up and others who have been given challenges designed to promote a fun night of comedic risk-taking.
Wednesdays at 8:00PM
FREE

BEEF Round Four!
at the Hungry Brain
BEEFers! Hosted by Michael Timlin
Trey Brown v Dan Drees
Collin A. Bullock v BpBrian Johnson
Jake McKenzie v Brandon Patrick
Jason Earl Folks v Meredith Kachel
Jeff Scheen v Jeff Arcuri
+ Joe Alden McMahon
Thursday at 8:30PM

Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
The Crocodile
1540 N Milwaukee Ave
$5 at Door - $3 ONLINE

This Week's Show
Downstairs at Bar Celona
3474 N Clark, Chicago
every Thursday at 8:30 pm
No cover, $5 pitchers!

Parlour Car
One of the stand-up shows in Chicago...
@ Bar Deville
701 N. Damen
Every Thursday, 8PM, FREE!

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown - 3458 N. Halsted St.
Free Pizza Every Thursday at 8:30PM!
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic
Sign up by email ONLY JDA.krista@gmail.com - NO show up and go up
Followed by Showcase! Hosted by Amy Eisenberg
2nd and 4th
: Selected Comic Showcase followed by our All-Genders Open Mic
IN PERSON sign-up @ 8:00PM! - Hosted by Tamale Sepp
Free Show!!

The Lincoln Lodge - Comedy Showcase
at Sub T - 2011 W North Ave - (773) 251-1539
Dec 5th, 8:30 PM

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!

The Two Hour Comedy Hour
Every Saturday! 7PM
At the Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley Ave, Chicago Il.

James Allen Kamp
Editor