Monday, March 9, 2015

What's Popping!

It's a big big week for Chicago comedy. Shows that should definitely be on your radar are: The Jamie Campbell "Tell Me You're Proud of Me" Album Release ShowAdam Burke & Mike Lebovitz at Zanies!Damon Williams Live at The PromontoryThe Whiskey Journal Takes Over The Blackout Diaries, and Amy Schumer Live at The Chicago Theatre. With out further ado... Check out what's popping this week in the Chicago comedy scene.

Chicago comedian and scene favorite Jamie Campbell is releasing his debut full-length album on Mint 400 Records! To celebrate the occasion Jamie is headlining 100 Proof Comedy at ComedySportz Chicago and is bringing a hand-picked lineup of some of his favorite Chicago performers!
Kevin Pomeroy - Host
Kelsie Huff
General Nutrition
Gnar Gnar Shredtown
Farty Marty
Dr. Steven Powers
Rachel McCartney
Stick around after the event for The Chaser open mic!
Call for Tickets - 773 549-8080 or purchase at door!
Tonight - 8PM!

at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Improvised stand up sets!
Kevin White (Arguments and Grievances)
Lara Beitz (Laugh Factory)
Sean White (Album: Dead and Gone)
Tonight - 8PM!

at SubT Lounge - 2011 W North
The Comedy Kickback is an evening of networking, music and a casual comedy open mic.
Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Monroe 
Music spun by DJ Big Tank Beatz. 
Tonight at 9:00PM!

Snapshots @ Zanies
at Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
Host: Paul Farahvar
Mike Alexander
Jesus (Chuy) Nunez
Tim Slagle
Jay Washington
Chris Bader
Jaime DeLeon
Laura Hugg
Ben Bergman
Tom Garland
Tonight 8:30PM!

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!?
Tonight! - 8PM!

Adam Burke & Mike Lebovitz at Zanies!
@ Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
2 Great Comedians in One Great Show!
Adam Burke:
Mike Lebovitz:
All Week Long @ Zanies!
Tues - Sun!

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... 

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

at Refuge Chicago - 416 S Clark
Hosted by Comedian T Murph and Jeff Gibbs
Solid lineups.
Drink Specials + Great birthday packages!
Tuesdays - 8PM!

The Seven Deadly Sins....MARCH!!!
at Cafe Mustache
Seven performers each take on one of the seven sins.
Your January sinners are:
PRIDE................ Eileen Tull
GREED...............Janna Sobel (Here, Chicago!)
WRATH..............Danny Black (God, Sex & Death)
GLUTTONY.......Roberta Miles (Loose Chicks)
SLOTH................Gabriel Skvor (LoganSquarist)
ENVY................. Kristin Ryan
LUST.................. Danielle Amí Étienne
Tomorrow at 8:00PM!

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

Entertainment Chicago LIVE! at The Underground Lounge
952 West Newport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Open Mic Sign Up @ 7:30PM
Open Mic Start @ 8PM
Showcase 9 @ PM
Darius Kennedy Host
Chris Redd
David Yontz
Conor Cawley
Blake Burkhart
Danielle Rohr
Ed Towns
$4 HAMMS, $4 Budweiser, $4 Modelo

Comedians You Should Know @ Timothy O'Toole's Pub
at Timothy O'Toole's Pub - 622 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Jeff Steinbrunner - Hosts
Ricky Gonzalez
Kellye Howard
Comedian T Murph
Matt Riggs
Derek Smith
Sean Bair Flannery
Show starts at 9 PM - (Doors at 8)
Doc Love - Host
Kevin Williams
Just Nesh
Kristen Toomey
Damon Williams - Headliner
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...

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

at Stand Up Stand Up - 1540 N Milwaukee Ave
Todd Massey
Dale McPeek
Christopher Dunn Condren
Mateen Stewart
Dave Helem
Taneshia Rice
Amy Shanker
Mikey Manker
Sean White
Doors at 8:30- Show at 9.
FREE PIZZA with any drink purchase!
$5 - Thursday at 9:00PM!

Rat Pack Comedy: Send In The Laughs
at Rat Pack Comedy - 4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Bill Gevirtz
Jonathan Giles
Conor Cawley
Kristin Clifford
Cody Melcher - Headliner
Thursday at 8:00PM

ONE MORE SHOW till they take a SPRING BREAK!
Danny Kallas
Natalie Jose
AJ Lubecker
Kevin Lobkovich (
Sean Parker
Patrick Reilly
Aaron Branch
Thursday at 10:00PM

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
Ladies' open mic: 8:30 - 9:30PM
Ladies' showcase: 9:45 - 10:45PM
Krista Atkinson (JDA member)
Amy Eisenberg (JDA member)
Bobby Hill
Peter Kim
Prateek Srivastava

Amy Schumer Live
The Chicago Theatre - 175 N State St, Chicago IL.
Friday, March 13
10:30PM – On Sale Now!
Stand-up comedian Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and producer of the Emmy-nominated "Inside Amy Schumer", the popular Comedy Central television series which will return for a third season on April 21st. This past summer she completed production on Universal’s Trainwreck that Schumer wrote and will star in alongside Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton and Brie Larson.
Get Tickets:
Friday March 13th!

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!

Black Box Comedy Presents: Derick Lengwenus !
The WIP Theater - 6670 North Northwest Highway, Chicago
Derick is a favorite of the prestigious Just For Laughs festival where he has appeared five times. His 2005 appearance at the Just for Laughs festival made such an impression he was offered a one-hour television special after only five years in the business. The special was so successful it earned him his first Canadian Comedy Award nomination!
March 13 - March 14

4736 N Lincoln Ave Suite 1, Chicago, Illinois 60625
Amy Sumpter - Host
Jan Slavin
Krista Atkinson
Melody Kamali
Sommer Austin
Annie Rijks
Kelly Kenna 
$10 suggested donation at the door.
Friday at 7:00PM

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

The Whiskey Journal Takes Over The Blackout Diaries For One Night Only!
at the High-Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago's second favorite source for fake news, The Whiskey Journal is taking over The Blackout Diaries, one night only on St. Patrick's Day weekend, Saturday, March 14th, for a evening of drunken storytelling by some of Chicago's best writers and comedians!Featuring tales from:
Kyle ScanlanCole Moser
Ross Kelly
Colleen Patterson
Xavier Lamont
Andrew Voris
Andy Boyle
John Clark
And special guests!
Saturday at 8:00PM

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!!

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

Laughing Insanity The Luck Of Laughter
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday at 8:00PM