America Divided?

Chicago Comedian Joe Kilgallon has a great rant about social media making people think things are worse than they actually are & with all the civil unrest in the United States, one thing hasn't happened and Joe thinks he knows why... 

Joe's got a great channel with original content on YouTube - give him a subscribe and help this local boy make good.

Erin Jackson at Zanies

Comedian Erin Jackson will headline the legendary Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago this week.

Black female headliner at Zanies? Hell yes. Recommended highly.

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Russ Williamson at Zanies!

Russ Williamson moved to Chicago in 2005 to pursue a career in comedy. During that time he’s played Chicago's hottest clubs and has worked with comedy's biggest names. You may have seen him on the NBC show Chicago Fire or the USA network show Sirens. Russ was just named Best of the MidWest at Gilda's LaughFest. Russ Williamson is well on his way to becoming a household name, and once you see him perform you'll know why. Catch him at Zanies starting Wednesday!

Joe Kilgallon Album hits #1 on iTunes

One of Chicago's favorite comedians, Joe Kilgallon released “Can’t Complain” on Thursday, June 20th & Within 16 hours of release it reached #1 on iTunes

This album was cultivated through Joe's stage work over the past two years since Joe became a father. In preparation for the album release Joe collaborated with James Webb in the production and mastering of the final product. Webb is known from his work as a podcast producer for several Chicago comedians when he launched his YouTube channel and Facebook page "People of Comedy".

Once you have committed to producing a special, next comes the arduous process of refining your material and mastering your set. It is important to have a series of shows or at the very least a network of show producers that will provide you time to work over your material.

When asked which shows are best for formalizing material for his special - Joe responded “My favorite spots around town to work material out was Comedians You Should Know, Comedy Cocktails at House of Blues, Laugh Factory, The Improv, and Zanies - So many great spots in this town right now. I think we're only seeing the tip of what Chicago comedy can and will be”.

To hear more from Joe Kilgallon check out the Kilgallon’s Pub Podcast or Joes website.

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Joey Villagomez Is A Beast...

Joey Villagomez is a beast. He's got a joke skill set that is only matched by his stage presence. Arguably Chicago's favorite comic and most likely to blow up in a major way, Joey's got some big opportunities knocking on the door and the whole scene is rooting for him. If you not familiar - check the clip.