Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's Popping...

Damn, have you ever felt overwhelmed by events in the world and just wanted to shut down and close your eyes... and then have a whole freaking week go by? That's kind of what things have felt like recently. BUT getting back on the bike big time... Here's what's popping in the Chicago comedy scene this week...

Drunk Science w/Sean Flannery
The Comedy Bar - 500 N Lasalle above Gino's East in River North
Sean Flannery is a Chicago comedy monster. His one man shows and drinking themed storytelling show "The Black Out Diaries" has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Reader and more. His new show at The Comedy bar seems like a perfect fit. A show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more. Above Gino's East in River North. Use promo code "5OFF" to get $5 off your ticket to this Wednesday's show.
Wednesday 8:00PM

IMPROV AT THE WIP THEATER - BYOB
at The WIP Theater
The WIP theater has been making it happen as a "Do It Yourself" comedy option on the north east side, now with Improv!
Wednesday 8:00PM

Yo! The Blind Bet is back!
Doors open at 8:15 - Show at 9. 
Check this dope lineup:
Jonah Jurkens (HOST)
Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy)
Dave Helem (Laugh Factory, Thank you Very Much)
Danny Kallas (Comedians You Should Know)
For more info and 1/2 off ticket price visit: www.theblindbetshow.com
Wednesday 8:00PM

Appetite for Rock n' Roll Storytelling
at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen
Big rock and Roll themed storytelling show...
Wednesday 8:00PM

David James at Zanies!!
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Wednesday 8PM
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027

622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM.
$10 Cover @ door - $5 Online!

Menage-a-Hah: Return to Hamburger Mary's
at Mary's Attic
Chicago's favorite sex-positive variety show, featuring stand-up, storytelling, music, games, and more. Featuring performances from:
Peter S Kim
Rebecca V. O'Neal
Jim Burchill
Lily Be
Evelyn Tensions
and more!
Giveaways provided by their sponsor - the Pleasure Chest!
Thursday at 8:00PM

Rat Pack Comedy: Laughs Are Made of This
at Rat Pack Comedy
Thursday night comedy is back in Uptown!
$5 ALL-IN- DRAFT GOBLETS
$4 JIM BEAM & SOCO SHOOTERS
$5 NACHOS
Doors at 730. Show at 8!
Featuring:
Kahlil Wilson
Paul Farahvar
Sam Gordon
Conor Cawley
Nate Burrows
Matty Ryan - Headliner!
Calvin Evans
Eli Hamilton 
Brian Self
Hosted by Dave Helem,
Thursday 8PM!

Isaac Witty Headlines The Comedy Bar
at The Comedy Bar
July 23 - July 25

Just Dickin' Around: All-Genders Showcase and Open Mic!
at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago
Marla Depew (JDA member)
Krista Atkinson (JDA member)
Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.
Amy Eisenberg (JDA member)
Connor King
Sean White
Plus: Free pizza! Handsome bartenders! Laughs galore!
Thursday at 8:30PM
SINGLES ONLY @ Laugh Factory (Thursdays)
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Thursday!

BURN KEVIN, BURN!
ROAST of Chicago comedian Kevin Kellam
at Ashbary Coffee House 
8695 Archer Ave Suite 1, Willow Springs, Illinois 60480
Although technically not in Chicago, comedy roasts are always fun... this should be no different with a solid panel of Chicago comedians.
Frank Nielsen - Host
Andy Mline
Jeph Lein
Sam Gordon
James Bailey
Jay Washington
Faizan Hussein
Bryan Christopher
+ Surprises
Friday at 9:00PM

Miss Ali's FUNdraiser show & kickstarter
Friday at 8:00pm
at Dukes Bar and Grill
Chicago comedian Ali Clayton recently had her car stolen...
So a FUNDRAISER will be held to help her replace some of the stuff she lost.
So come on by to show your love
Friday at 8:00PM

FUN DEN presents Laura Hugg
Saturday at 7:30PM

Small-time Special: Episode 2 Raymond Holleb Headlines!
at Chicago Actors Studio - 2040 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Saturday at 9:30PM
Sat July 25th - Doors at 8:45PM - Show at 9PM
FREE

Black Box Comedy Presents: Zach Peterson! One night only!
at The WIP Theater
Saturday at 10:00PM

Henry's Sunday Comedy Night
Henry's Chicago
18 W. Hubbard (downstairs)
A weekly Sunday showcase of Chicago's finest comedians
Doors @ 7PM
Show @ 8PM
Industry Night = 50% OFF Drinks
Sundays!

James Allen Kamp
Editor