Monday, August 31, 2015

What's Popping!

Still recovering a little bit from from the Oddball Festival which was amazing. Although the huge names like Aziz Ansari performed at the main stage, I found myself fixed at the Redds Apple Ale stage where all the hot local action was going down. Big Jay Oakerson hosted and local comedy stars Natalie Jose, Jeff Scheen Lara Beitz and Dave Helem performed to a rowdy and enthusiastic crowd of about 1500. Dave hellem closed it out and was pretty much on fire

As per usual, a ton of hot comedy shows are happening in the Chicago scene this week. One event we definitely want to put on everyone's radar is the Kellye Howard's one woman show "UNMARRIED" which is opening this Saturday. Kellye gets brutally honest about marriage, career goals, family, depression and grief. Unmarried is scheduled to run Saturday September 5th, 12th, and 19th at the Playground Theater.  Get Tickets Here (Reduced ticket prices today only). Recommended Highly.

The Final Set to Scene
at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Been a hell of a run for this improvised stand-up show but tonight Set to Scene comes to a close at the world famous iO theater.
Lineup:
Nicholas Rouley
Tyson Karrasch
Marty DeRosa
Kristen Toomey
Dan Friesen
Nicholas Rouley
MONDAY 8PM

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Weekly Monday showcase at a legendary comedy venue. Puts together a great show.
Featuring 
Krish Mohan
David Robinson
Toby Muresianu
Nicky Martin
Miles Hendrix
Dave Stinton headlines
773-549-8080
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...
FREE SHOW - What!?
Every Monday
8PM!

Secrets, Lies & Alibis SEPTEMBER
Tomorrow at 8:00pm
at The Elbo Room - Location: Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave
Doors at 8PM, show at 8:30PM
Featured performers:
Sam Norton
Jeff Arcuri
Cameron Ford
Sarah Albritton
Amanda Lynn Deal
Amanda Kinchen
Alex Seligsohn
Price: $3
Website: www.SLAComedyshow.com
Tuesday!

Chicago Underground Comedy
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Doors @ 9:00
Show @ 9:30PM
$5 Cover
Tuesday!
622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM.
$10 Cover @ door - $5 Online!

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

Jokes and Notes
The Best "Urban Comedy"
Wed - Sun!
4641 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
(773) 373-3390

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn
"A stand up comedy show with no intention of revealing the headliner"
9pm at The Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont
WEDNESDAYS!

Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
The Crocodile
1540 N Milwaukee Ave
$5 at Door - $3 ONLINE

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

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown: 3458 N. Halsted St.
8:30 open mic - 9:45 showcase
Free pizza!
More info - www.JustDickinAround.com

Josh Sneed at Zanies!
Zanies - 1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027
Josh Sneed (Comedy Central) headlines at the legendary Zanies all week long!
Tues - Sun.

Marty DeRosa Headlines The Comedy Bar
500 N LaSalle Street, Chicago IL.
In River North!
(312) 836-0499
Thur - Sat

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

UNMARRIED - The Naked Truth w/ Kellye Howard
at The Playground Theater - 3209 N. Halsted Street, Chicago IL.
In this 60-minute solo musical, which was recently apart of the fourth annual Chicago's Women Funny Festival in June 2015, Kellye gets brutally honest about marriage, career goals, family, depression and grief. Unmarried is scheduled to run Saturday September 5th, 12th, and 19th at the Playground Theater. Get Tickets Here (Reduced ticket prices today only)
Saturday!
The Laugh Factory
Comedy all week long!
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
(773) 327-3175

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!

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

Sunday Comedy Night
Henry's Chicago
18 W. Hubbard (downstairs)
A weekly Sunday showcase of Chicago's finest comedians
Doors @ 7PM
Show @ 8PM
NO COVER
Industry Night = 50% OFF Drinks
Sundays!

James Allen Kamp
Editor