Monday, February 23, 2015

What's Popping!

Too damn cold for a long fancy intro this week, except to say that the Chicago comedy scene is warm, toasty and down to cuddle... So get out and support if you can. Check out "what's popping" this week.

Punchline Panic
at  Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
Brand new material. Brand new line up!
Jonah Jurkins
Michael Larimer
Adam Burke
Tom Brady
Conor Delehanty
Mikey Manker
Joe Fernandez
Reena Calm
Hosted by Sam Norton and Jeff Arcuri
Free for comics!
Tonight 8:30PM!

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL.
Weekly Monday showcase!
Tonight - 8PM!

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...
ONLY $5 - What!?

Set to Scene
at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Improvised stand up sets!
Hosted by Tyson Karrasch
& Nicholas Rouley
Tonight at 8:00PM
& Every Monday!

Friends With Benefits!
at ComedySportz Chicago
A showcase of charitable proportions! 
Raising money with funny for Team Fox with a showcase of some hilarious Chicago comedies.
$10 suggested donation, raffle included
Sam Gordon Hosts!
Kristen Toomey
Bill Bullock
Dan Sheehan
Deanna Ortiz
Steven King
Jamie Campbell
Walker Smith

Queer Comedy at Zanies 2/24
at Zanies Comedy Clubs - 1548 N Wells.
Kelsie Huff
Adam Guerino
Rebecca O’Neal
Rich Kiamco
Mike Lebovitz
Joseph William Reese
Paul Fruhwirth 
Alex Seligsohn
Tuesday! at 8:30PM
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Doors @ 9:00$5 Cover - 9:30PM
at Refuge Chicago - 416 S Clark
Hosted by Comedian T Murph and Jeff Gibbs
Featuring the best comedians in Chicago! 
Drink Specials! GREAT birthday packages!
Tuesdays - 8PM!

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

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... 

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!

"It's All True!" LIVE Podcast Recording
at Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Live performances, interviews and funny true stories from special guests:
Maz Jobrani (Axis of Evil Comedy Tour)
Nathan Rabin (The Dissolve, The A.V. Club)
Lili K. (SXSW, Pitchfork)
Brian Babylon (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me)
+ comedy from The Whiskey Journal!
Wednesday at 8:00PM!

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

Danny Kallas - Host
Adam Burke
Erica Nicole Clark
Pat McGann
Will Miles
and 2 special guests!
Show - 9 PM. (Doors at 8)
Wednesday - 9:00 PM!

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

"It's All True!" LIVE Podcast Recording
at Annoyance Theatre & Bar
Wednesday at 8:00pm

"I SHIT YOU NOT!" at The Logan Theatre
An evening of "stories not for the faint of fart".
Hosted by Michael Sanchez and Seth Davis !
Featuring amazing tales from:
Monte LaMonte
Kyle Scanlan
Elizabeth Gomez
Ali Clayton
Priscilla Farina
Krista Atkinson
and Charles Belt!
Admission... Only 5 bones!
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!

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

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

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!
2011 W. North Ave. (WICKER PARK)
Every Friday!

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

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.
(773) 327-3175
Saturday - 10PM!!

The Blackout Diaries
At The High Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 4008
Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories
Every Saturday! 8PM!
Every Saturday! 7PM
At the Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley Ave, Chicago Il.

You Do You -- on Feb 28th. FIRST SHOW! NO COVER!
at Jerry's Sandwiches
This month:
Meaghan Strickland
Alex Kumin
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Sean White
Saturday at 9:00PM!

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