Showing posts with label what to do in chicago. Show all posts
Showing posts with label what to do in chicago. Show all posts

August 11, 2014

What's Popping

And we're back! Took a week off from posting articles - call it a summer break but the Chicago comedy scene marches on. Shows that should definitely be on your radar this week are: Impress These ApesChicago Underground ComedyThe Social Take Over! and Comedians You Should Know. The Chicago Underground Comedy showcase has been especially strong this summer and tomorrow nights show has a powerhouse lineup of Chicago stand-ups. Complete list of of recommended shows are listed below. Check out whats popping through the week.

March 25, 2014

What's Popping!

I always intend to get the "What's Popping" segments out early in the day. That's the goal. So that folks can be aware of what's going on in the Chicago comedy scene, by say late morning, so they can plan out their night accordingly. Makes sense yeah? But sweet Jesus it always takes longer than planned, simply because well... there's just so much good shit happening. Wish I could make it shorter and only list half a dozen shows a week, but just can't seem to cut the list off. For example this week alone, Tuesday through Friday is ridiculously stacked with sick shows. Not only is James Adomian (interview with him tomorrow BTW) in town at main clubs like Zanies all week, but high quality independent shows are happening all over the city... Oh well, what you gonna do? With out further delay check out whats happening in the scene this week.

March 20, 2014

What's Popping...

Bam! We're back in the swing of things with a list of solid shows that should be on your radar. Everything from intimate rooms to large venues. All of it good. Check out whats up, starting tonight and going through the weekend.

Here Is Your Alibi - BYOB Comedy Show!
106 W. Thorndale Ave.
(Steps away from the Thorndale Red Line stop.) 
Sick Lineup:
Lev Kalmens - Host
Doors @ 7:30PM - Show @ 8PM
+ There will be some free beer samples...

January 20, 2014

What's Poppin!

Hey Chicago comedy fans! You're probably wondering what the haps are this week, and I gotta tell ya, there are LOTS OF HAPS to sort through. Special one-off's, weekly hits, and everything in between. This scene is a vibrant powerhouse of talent, and no show should ever be taken for granted. Yeah, you could get out to one next week, but what if you miss something special this time around, you smelly procrastinator? Don't be like that. Be with it. The name's James, by the way. No not that guy. Different guy. James Webb. Pleased to meet ya. Here we go.

Comedy Evening Reunion Show!!
If your incredible life precludes you from doing all but one thing this week, make sure this is that one thing. Evil genius Dan Friesen and all-star jam-ophile Nate Burrows are bringing their show back for ONE NIGHT ONLY. They're keeping the lineup under wraps, but one can only assume it'll be a banger of a show. Seating is very limited, so make sure you get ahold of Dan or Nate before it's too late.
at Citizen Bar - 364 W Erie St.
Only a couple blocks west of the Chicago Red Line.
TONIGHT!! - 8:45pm - FREE

January 13, 2014

What's Popping

A bit behind schedule today, so no time for the usual pleasantries - other than to say Comedians You Should Know will have it going ON this week with THREE major shows, be sure to check it out. Also the weather is down right balmy compared to the big freeze we got last week and many shows that were cancelled are back on. So try hard to get out and support some local comedy. Here's some of what's popping strong this week... (more in-depth updates to follow as week goes on!).

at SubT Lounge - 2011 W. North Ave - (Heart of Wicker Park!)
Harold Pierre - Host 
Abi Sanchez
Reena Calm
Ronnie George
AJ Lubecker
Em Brown
Sean White.

100 Proof Comedy
@ Comedy Sportz
Great lineup tonight featuring Kelsie Huff!
929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il. 

December 30, 2013

NYE Comedy Shows!

Not sure what to do for New Years Eve? Never fear, we did all the research for you. A ton of great comedy shows are going on tomorrow night, (PLUS a major show on New Years Day @ 6PM) something for all types of taste preferences. Got money to burn? Great. On a budget? No problem. We tried to list as many diverse options as Chicago has to offer. A little something for everyone's pocket book is represented. Have fun and be safe... See you next year.

New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza
Laugh Factory Chicago
Laugh Factory is having two NYE shows - The New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza & Countdown Comedy Bash. Includes a champagne toast for your New Year's Eve revelry. With a VIP admission ticket, skip the line and get escorted directly to your seat. Call 773-327-3175 for details or visit the Laugh Factory website