Monday, December 1, 2014

What's Popping!

Happy Monday! Here's hoping you had a great Thanksgiving and all that turkey is nice and digested by now. Speaking of stuffed... The Chicago comedy scene is packed and stacked (as per usual) with some great comedy options this week.

From Chicago's own Michael Issac @ Zanies to The JDA Showcase in Boystown to a Beer Themed Comedy Hour (yep!), to national headliner Jake Johannsen the scene is smoking as usual. Check out what's popping this week by getting out there and supporting some local stand-up comedy.

Michael Issac @ Zanies!
at Zanies Comedy Club - 1548 North Wells St.
Rising star and Chicago's own Michael Issac will be at Zanies all week. Do not miss.
Recommended!
Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun
312-337-4027

Set To Scene Winter Formal
iO Chicago
Improvised Stand-up!
Lineup:
Nicholas Rouley,
Charlie Bury
Nate Burrows
Sean White
Tomorrow at 8:00PM

GMan Tavern - 3740 N Clark St 
Featuring!
Candy Lawrence
Jeff Arcuri
Abby Stassen
Nigel Ng
Nick Martin
FREE! $4 Drafts
Tonight! at 8PM

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

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

Chicago Underground Comedy
Every Tuesday
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
$5 Cover - 9:30PM

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

1401 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL.
Charles Belt
Aaron McDavis
Amanda Lynn Deal
Billy Dean
Ben Smith
Derek Graff
and Kristin Ryan
Laura Hugg
Wednesday at 8:00PM

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!

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

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 Fancy Beer Comedy Hour
at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee
The goal of this show is to pair great comedians with great beers...
Everbodys on board with that, yeah?
Drew Frees (Just for Laughs Chicago)
Derek Smith (Lincoln Lodge)
Jason Melton (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time)
Ali Clayton (The Comedy Bar)
Hosted by Mike Makings (The Comedy Bar)
The beer: $5 Lagunitas $4 Magners
Suggested $5 donation.
Friday at 8:00PM

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.

Around The Corner Comedy - SECOND SHOW!!!!
at 3205 N Leavitt St, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Featrring:
JASON MELTON!
ALI CLAYTON!
KRISTIN CLIFFORD!
HEADLINER - LARA BEITZ!
Saturday at 7PM

Charismatic Comedy presents: Sean White
at Madison Street Theatre - 1010 Madison St. Oak Park, Illinois
Madison Street Theatre
Doors open 7:15pm - Showtime 8pm
$20 at the door - 4-pack for $40
Host- Maurice Robinson
Guest Starring: Abi Sanchez
Featuring: Jaime de Leon
Headlining: Sean White
Saturday at 8:00pm

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

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

James Allen Kamp
Editor