Monday, January 5, 2015

Whats Popping!

Paul Thomas @ Sketch Fest!
Bam! It's a new year and the Chicago comedy scene is looking good.. Sketch Fest is here! Although Comedy Of Chicago is primarily a stand-up site we wanted to be sure to give a big shout out to The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival which should definitely be on peoples radar this week. Out of all of the events at the fest, our top pick is the The Paul Thomas Effort. Paul has been an absolute stalwart of both the Chicago stand-up and sketch scenes, his character work is hilarious and highly original. Plus the supporting cast for this thing is top notch. Recommended for real. Check out what else is popping this week...

at The High-Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park
Mike Lebovitz - Host
Diana Lawrence
Jordan Haynes
Dave Losso
Dave Drake
Dave Stinton 
Dave Helem
Tonight - 8PM!

at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Today at 8:00PM
Nicholas Rouley - Host
Conor Delehanty
Lara Beitz
John Roy
Tonight - 8PM

Subterranean - 2011 W North Ave
Comedy showcase + Mic!
GREAT drink specials, 
$3 Shots, 
$3.50 Tap Pints + MORE
+ DJ's, BIG TANK BEATS 
Tonight! - 9PM

Best Night Ever! FREE comedy show!
GMan Tavern - 3740 N Clark St
Kyle Scanlan hosts...
Jason Melton
Danii Gallegos
Zach Peterson
Tommy McNamara
Danny Kallas
Tonight at 8:00PM

Nathan Craig @ Zanies
As seen on Comedy Central and Funny or Die!
Chicago's own Nathan Craig returns for a week run at the legendary Zanies.
Tuesday - Sunday!
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027
Recommended!

at Rockit Burger Bar - 3700 N Clark St
Hosted By: Meredith Kachel
Ali Clayton
J. Michael Osbourne
Kevin Brody
Andrew Tavin
Mike Lebovitz
Hosted By: Meredith Kachel
Tuesday!!
8:00PM!

Chicago Underground Comedy
at The Best Kitchen - 2100 W Belmont
Joe Fernandez - Hosts!
Jake McKenzie
Sean Flannery
Stephanie Hasz
Irene Tu
Dave Helem
Tuesday! at 9:00PM
Underground Lounge
ECL kicks off the year at it's new home...
Sign ups start at 8:30PM
Mic starts at 9PM
3$ Goose Island Brew's
3$ Jameson Shots
Wednesday!

Comedians You Should Know
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ricky Gonzalez - host
J.f. Harris
Danny Kallas
Puterbaugh Sisterz
Jeff Steinbrunner
+ special guest!
Wednesday 9 PM!

at The Pony Inn - 1638 W Belmont Ave
Jonah Jurkens (Host)
Zach Peterson
Ali Clayton
Mikey Manker
David Drake
Russell Williamson
Wednesday at 9:00PM

at Foundation Room HOB - 329 N Dearborn St
Hosted by: Jon Griffin & Kelly La Banco
Tony Jaramillo
Wade Herter
Stephanie Racine
Handlebar Larry Arroyo
Jeff Hansen
Danny Kallas - Headliner
Drink specials!
Thursday at 8:00PM

Phyllis' Musical Inn
Thursday at 7:30PM

Mary's Attic - 5400 N Clark St (Above Hamburger Mary's)
Hosted by Mary Zee and Eric Barry
Stand-up comedy from Goodrich Gevaart and Alex Kumin
Music from Clara and the Great Goddamn
Storytelling from Ray Teresi
Burlesque from DivaLa Vida
Thursday at 8:00PM

STAND UP STAND UP PRESENTS: MIKE LEBOVITZ
Stand Up Stand Up
Powerhouse lineup!
Mike Lebovitz
Kristin Clifford
Dave Helem
Keith Paesel
Dan Sheehan
Abby Stassen
Hosted by Lara Beitz

Krista Atkinson (JDA member)
Seth Davis
Marla Depew (JDA member)
Adam Guerino
Miles Hendrix
Tamale (JDA member)
Thursday at 8:30PM (Showcase) - Open mic starts at 9:50!
The Paul Thomas Effort is a sketch comedy/variety beast. This particular show features special guests Chad Briggs 
Meaghan Strickland
Jeff Madden
Anjee Oliver
Dan Peff
music by post-grunge com-rock pioneers Lola Balatro. 

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

Nikki Glaser @ The Up Comedy Club
The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Conan
TOM BRADY - Feature
TOMMY MCNAMARA - Host
230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago
(312) 337-3992
Friday - Saturday

Tuxedo Cat Comedy
A FREE stand-up comedy showcase twice a month at The Innertown Pub.
Bringing the best of live comedy in Chicago to the Ukrainian Village!
Every 2nd and LAST Sunday of the month from 7-9 PM
Beginning July 14th and 28th!
1935 W. Thomas St., Chicago, Il.