Monday, February 9, 2015

What's Popping

Although we're still recovering from a hell of a blizzard - it was a good week for Chicago comedy. The scene got some well desereved national love and showcases were happening all over town despite the 3 to 4 feet of newly fallen powder. Among the snow drifts and the fistfights over dibs (click for funny dibs pics), there was some great comedy to be had. This Valentines week should be no different.

Shows that should be your radar are: Snapshots @ ZaniesSadsacks and Wisecracks100 Proof ComedyChicago Underground ComedyThe Seven Deadly SinsRat Pack Comedy and The Fancy Beer Comedy Hour. Basically it's another bananas type comedy week. Here's "What's Popping".
this week.

Snapshots @ Zanies
1548 North Wells St. - 312-337-4027
Lineup:
Kevin "Don't Make Me Snap" Naughton
Paul Farahvar
Mike Alexander
Jesus (Chuy) Nunez
Tim Slagle
Jay Washington
Chris Bader
Jaime DeLeon
Laura Hugg
Ben Bergman
Tom Garland
TONIGHT 8:30PM!

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL.
LINEUP:
JAMIE CAMPBELL — host
ALEXANDRA TSARPALAS
KATIE ROSE LEON
DANNY FELTS
RACHEL MCCARTNEY
JUSTIN LUKE
STRYKER SPURLOCK
TIM BARNES
DAVE LOSSO
RICKY GONZALEZWeekly Monday showcase!
Tonight - 8PM!

Set to Scene
at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Improvised stand up sets!
Hosted by Tyson Karrasch
& Nicholas Rouley
LINEUP:
Bobby Budds
Sam Norton
Puterbaugh Sisterz - Headliner!Tonight at 8:00PM
& Every Monday!

Sadsacks and Wisecracks
at High-Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL.
Great new showcase that has been putting together some real killer lineups...
Mike Lebovitz - Host
Derek Smith,
Matt Riggs 
Danii Gallegos 
Kathleen Gibson - Music
Julia Weiss - Solo Sketch
Kristen Toomey headlines
ONLY $5 - What!?
Tonight!
8PM!

Chicago Underground Comedy
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Doors @ 9:00$5 Cover - 9:30PM
Tuesday!

The Seven Deadly Sins....VALENTINES SHOW!!!
at Cafe Mustache - 2313 N Milwaukee Ave
HEARTBREAKERS EDITION! 
For February all stories will be on LOVE, SEX & HEARTBREAK
Seven performers each take on one of the seven sins, telling a story on theme of that sin.
Your January sinners are:
PRIDE................ Erica Nicole Clark (Jokes&Notes)
GREED...............Kolin Bohannon (The Comedy Bar)
WRATH...............Don Hall (The Moth)
GLUTTONY........Dianna Kolb (The Dating Auction)
SLOTH................Gail Goldsmith ("The Holy Gail")
ENVY................. JW Basilo (Lit-Mash)
LUST.................. James Commissioner Gordon (Author of "Revenge of the Orgasm")
Tuesday at 8:00PM!

The Tuesday Ten Showcase!
@ Zanies Rosemont - 5437 Park Place - Rosemont Il.
Haven't been to Zanies Rosemont yet? Tuesday is a great night to do it.
TEN of Chicago's rising stars hit the stage.
DRINK SPECIALS - $3 off all Signature Martinis and $2 off Bud & Bud Light Bottles!
Tuesday 8PM

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

NEW MATERIAL NIGHT with Chris Bader.
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Chicago's best stand up comedians showcase their new material at the Laugh Factory.
New Material Night is hosted by Chicago's own Chris Bader... 
Tuesdays!!

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont
One of the best Showcases in Chicago.
Top notch comics + great crowds...
WEDNESDAY - 9PM

Entertainment Chicago LIVE!!!!
at Underground Lounge - 952 West Newport Ave
Casey Brown - Hosts
Collin A. Bullock Headlines
Bobby Hill
Bob Keen
Jhovany Diaz
Alex Seligsohn
Bill Gevirtz
Tim Weichselbaum
Collin A. Bullock - Headliner!
Hosted by the ECL crew
$4 HAMMS, $4 Budweisers, $4 Modelo + FREE COVER!!!
Wednesday 7:30PM!
2515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Recommended" - The Chicago Reader
Jamie Campbell - Host
Lara Beitz,
Mike GIfford,
Sydney Davis Jr.
Marlena Rodriguez,
Nigel Ng,
Steven Lyons.
FREE
Wednesdays at 8:00PM

622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Lineup: 
Kristen Toomey hosts
Christopher Dunn Condren
Ricky Gonzalez
Dale McPeek
Shawn Morgan
Jeff Steinbrunner
$5 ONLINE
Wednesday - 9:00 PM!

The Social Take Over!
@ Laugh Factory Chicago.
Comedians take over audience member social media accounts.
Hilarity ensues.
Wednesdays!

Rat Pack Comedy: Pack Again For Another Round
4000 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, Illinois
Featuring:
Conor Cawley - Host
Blake Burkhart
Brandi Denise
Danny Benavente
Reena Calm
Mike Bobrinskoy
Music by: Mike McCarthy
Thursday at 8:00PM!

Cubby Bear Comedy Showcase 2-12-2015
FREE COMEDY SHOW. 
The lineup:
Horacio Ramirez - Host!
Shannon Noll
Rishika Murthy
Bridget Flaherty
Sameena Mustafa
Patrick O'Hara
Max Friedman
Dale Zawada
Laura Hugg
Doors - 7:30PM - Show @ 8PM
$4 You Call It at the bar!
Thursday at 8:00PM

Singles Only Show
Thursday night is singles night, only at Laugh Factory Chicago!
A comedy show for singles by singles! Host Paul Farahvar and Chicago's most hilarious stand-up comics will take the stage to share their often-embarrassing and always- funny stories of the dating world. Audience members will have a chance to win up to $200 in Laugh Factory tickets + free for sharing dating horror stories... Stick around after the show for a singles mixer!
Thursday at 10PM!

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

Parlour Car
A stand up Comedy show
Every Thursday, 8PM, FREE!
Bar Deville
701 N. Damen
THURSDAY!

Just Dickin' Around: All-Ladies Open Mic and Showcase!
at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago
Thursday at 8:30PM!

Kelsie Huff
at The WIP Theater
Huff is a blast. One of the best comedians in Chicago.
She's performed at Zanies, Chicago's Laugh Factory, UP Comedy, Mayne Stage, Comedy on State (Madison), throughout the suburbs and several comedy festivals...
You never know what's she might do on stage...
Fri & Sat!
Recommended!

at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee, Chicago
Special Friday the 13th show
Check out lineup:
Hosted by Jason Melton
Junior Stopka
Dave Losso
Rachel McCartney
Rudy Schultz
Mandee Schwartz
Recommended
Friday at 9:00PM

Dog Roast Birthday Spooktacular!
at Desperate Collectors
Dandelo the dog, resident of Bric A Brac Records is turning 6(66). To celebrate, the producers are gonna roast the dog...
FREE PIZZA! FREE BEER (LIMITED)! BYOB!
COSTUMES AND GIFTS ENCOURAGED!!!!
Friday at 6:00PM!

Awkward Hugs With Beautiful Women
Stand-up comic Josh Johnson's one-man show that's all about his awkward dating experiences...
Johnson has been coming up fast in the Chicago scene...
Last show this Friday!
Recommended!
FRIDAY

Alt stand-up show performed at independent comic book store in Logan square.
Great lineups!
Did we say it was Totally Free & BYOB!
Fridays at 8PM!

The Lincoln Lodge
Chicago's longest running showcase!
GREAT LINEUPS!
2011 W. North Ave. (WICKER PARK)
Every Friday!

Proxy Morons
at Blokes and Birds - 3343 Clark St. Chicago Il.
Every FRIDAY
FREE 
Show - 7PM!
Stick around after the show for karaoke party with DJ Kev Rokken
FRIDAY

Charismatic Comedy presents: Valentines Day with Kristen Toomey
at Madison Street Theatre - 1010 Madison St, Oak Park, Illinois
The lovely line up:
Hosted by: Lia Berman
Guest Starring: Claire Swanson
Featuring: Amy Shanker
Headliner: Kristen Toomey
Saturday at 8:00PM

The Nasty Show @ The Chicago Laugh Factory
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
Looking for comedy show that feels more like a house party then a Comedy club?
Then this is the show for you. packed houses, crazy crowds, top shelf comics...
The nasty show has been on FIRE lately.
Recommended
(773) 327-3175
Saturday - 10PM!!

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show Is Horny!
at Brainstorm - 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321
Always a good time at this comic book store turned comedy club.
Plus Danny Kallas is a beast.
Lineup:
Hosted by JASON MELTON
DANNY KALLAS - Headliner!
REENA CALM
DAVE LOSSO
KRISTIN LUNDBERG
LAURA HUGG
BILLY DEAN
Hosted by JASON MELTON
+ special guests
DANNY KALLAS - Headliner!
Saturday, February 14 at 8:30PM

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

Improvised Star Trek Returns to iO Chicago!
Star Trek. Improvised! What more do you need to know?
February 15 - March 1
Sundays!