Monday, May 2, 2016

Doug Benson + What's Popping

Yo! Before we get too deep into the usual weekly coverage of the Chicago comedy listings we gotta plug the Doug Benson special events at Zanies this week! Really should not be missed if your a Doug Benson fan.

Doug Benson Live at Zanies (Rosemont)
Comedy Monster Doug Benson will be in the Chicago area preforming stand-up and ALSO recording his Live Podcast at Zanies in Rosemont this week. This is a rare opportunity to catch Benson live. Past guests on his show have included such notables as Brian Posehn, Joe Rogan, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Adam Carolla, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Paul F. Tompkins and T.J. Miller just to name a few. Yeah this show should be bananas. Highly recommended.

5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 813-0484

Check out what else is popping in the Chicago comedy scene this week. Enjoy.
Michael Issac and Calvin Evans at Zanies
Not only is Zanies a legnadry & historic Chicago comedy club, Michael Issac and Calvin Evans are two of Chicago's most talented and underrated comedians. Show is billed as a multimedia comedy event featuring stand-up comedy and videos.
Michael Issac
Calvin Evans
1548 North Wells St.312-337-4027

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Great comedy venue. Always a solid show.
Stephanie Hasz - Headliner!
Tyler Snodgrass 
Charles Belt, 
Spark Tabor, 
Cody Melcher, 
Erin Grotheer
Hosted by Jerry Tran! 

Sadsacks and Wisecracks
at High-Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL.
Fun showcase that has been putting together some real killer lineups...
FREE SHOW - What!?
Every Monday

Cocktail Comedy
@ The House Of Blues - 4th Floor
Inside the Foundation Room - 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago
Come after work to enjoy cocktails & comedy inside a swanky VIP lounge!
100% FREE - Sponsored show
Inside the exclusive Foundation Room VIP Lounge.
On the fourth floor at the House of Blues!
Taneshia Rice
Eli Hamilton
Dave Helem
Russell Williams!
Doors @ 7PM Show @ 8PM 
329 N Dearborn St, Chicago
(Inside the "Foundation Room at the House of Blues)

Chicago Underground Comedy
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Doors @ 9:00 - Show @ 9:30PM
Sam Priest
Rodescu Hopkins
Steven King
Ken Schultz
Kristin Clifford
and Jeff Arcuri!
$5 Cover

The Comedy Bowl: Season 3 
at Diversey River Bowl
2211 West Diversey Pkwy, Chicago!
Food and Drink Specials!
Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8PM
$20 Large Pizza with 1 pitcher domestic beer
$3 PBR’s & $15.50 pitcher of Blue Moon.
Producer and Host: Mona Aburmishan

622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM.
Mike Cronin
Sean Bair Flannery
Ricky Gonzalez
Clark Jones
Dave Losso
Zach Pugh
Liza Treyger
$10 Cover @ door - $5 Online!

Sean Flannery Presents Drunk Science

at The Comedy Bar
500 N LaSalle StChicago, IL
A comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures + more.

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

at Laugh Factory Chicago
The Kates, is an eight year comedy showcase hosted by Kelsie Huff and featuring the best female stand-ups in Chicago, now in it's second year at the Laugh Factory Chicago.
Kelsie Huff, 
Alex Kumin, 
Erin Grotheer, 
Rachel McCartney, 
Becca Brown, 
Sonia Denis , 
Carly Ballerini, 
Natalie Jose + More!!
Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
The Crocodile
1540 N Milwaukee Ave
$5 at Door - $3 ONLINE

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

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

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown: 3458 N. Halsted St.
Every Thursday at 8:30 PM
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic and Showcase
2nd and 4th: All-Genders Showcase and Open Mic
Sign up in person at 8PM. 
14 spots, 4 minutes each
8:30 open mic - 9:45 showcase
Free pizza!
More info -

Cupcake Cabaret Showcase
7PM, Comedy + Real Cupcakes!
2020 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago Il.

FIRST Thursday of the month.
At Uncharted Books, 2630 N Milwaukee Ave

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

Great national comedy acts.
All Week Long!!
1548 North Wells St.

The Laugh Factory
Comedy all week long!
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
(773) 327-3175

Black Box Comedy
6670 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago Il.Friday and Saturday nights at 10PM
$15 and BYOB
Rotating national touring and local headliners!
Check out lineups at

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

VIP Comedy at Seven Bar!! (Downtown)
Presenting Chicago's finest comedians! 
400 E Randolph St. Chicago, IL.
100% FREE sponsored show. 
Doors 7PM show 8PM - Seating is first come first serve. 
Must check in with front desk and have valid ID.
Lineup for this Saturday May 7th!
Kevin White - Host
Kolin Bohannon
Clark Jones
Ricky Gonzalez -Headliner

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!

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