Showing posts with label lakeshore theater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lakeshore theater. Show all posts

March 29, 2011

Who saw it coming? AKA One Year later

C.J. Sullivan and Ricky Carmona blowing up the spot during the final weekend of the Lakeshore theater.  C.J. is on point in this clip and just kills it. "Who saw it coming?" ha!


April will mark the one year aniversery of the closing of the lakeshore theater.  If your not familiar the Lakeshore was the best venue for edgy, original stand up comedy in the city of Chicago, period.  It was a dark day for comedy when the space closed, but the good news is the venue will be renovated and reopened as a Laugh Factory.  Here's hoping the new business plan is smart and will utilize amazing local talent like these guys.

August 8, 2010

Comedy of Chicago: Lakeshore Theater Presents!


Damn what a great show last night! The Mayne Stage in Rogers Park hosted the Lakeshore Theater Presents Stone Cold Comedy (yeah I know it's a mouthful) and it was a nice slice of heaven for all Chicago comedy fans and Lakeshore Theater supporters in particular. Hosted by funny girl Stacey Norgren, the show was a who's who of the great comedy scene here in the Chicagoland area. First came Drew Michael who was his usual sardonic self "Makeup sex is nothing compared to restraining order sex". Mike Stanley was polished as always explaining how he would not do well in prison "lets face it folks I'm rape-able". Beth Stelling was KILLING the crowd last night with her self mocking deadpan one liners "so I was on my way to CVS..... for dinner". And last but not least you got Junior Stopka who had the crowd in the palm of his hand with his first freaking joke, "I'll tell ya who gives the best head... VAGINAAAA!" Over 90 minutes of grade A, uncut, real deal, art of comedy material. Comic after comic, joke after joke. Last night's show was a perfect example of why I do this blog, and why I think the Chicago Comedy scene is the best in the country and should be blowing up in a huge way. This is not hyperbole or ass kissing, the scene here is unlike any comedy scene anywhere else period. I hope they do more of theses showcases at the Mayne Stage because the place is perfect for it.

James Allen Kamp
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August 6, 2010

Funky Fridays

Lots going on this weekend. First and foremost if you support local Chicago comics, hell if you just want to lounge around in a $10 million theater like your rich, get YOUR entire ASS up to the Mayne Stage this Saturday for the "Lakeshore Presents" showcase with Drew Michael, Beth Stelling, Junior Stopka, and Mike Stanley, plus some surprises. All for $5.... Wait let me spell that out for you F-I-V-E DOLLARS! Cant beat that with a baseball bat, plus it really is the best talent in the city. I know, I know, it's father north then Santa's fucking workshop, but trust me, it will be worth it. Also this weekend you got tons of other showcase options like: Red Bar Comedy Show and a Showcase @ The Edge Comedy Club, just to name a few. For a super way more complete listing check out 5 Drink Minimum's Chicago comedy calendar. Happy Friday!

Yo!! The Open Mic @ Rockit has been CANCELLED I went in there and it sounds like it's once a month but no word on the next show....



James Allen Kamp
Editor