Posts tagged "Chicago comedy"

Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque

Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque
Let’s all be honest, Valentine’s Day is lame. My husband and I have been together for over 10 years, and I never want anything to do with this fake “holiday.” However, it is an excuse to go out and experience more of the quirky activities Chicago has to offer. How about some blood with your... Read more »

Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show

Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show
Happy weekend! Snow! I never thought I’d be one of those annoying “YAY IT’S SNOWING” people, but I missed it! As of right now it’s supposed to snow on Sunday, but who knows! Regardless, here are a few activities happening this weekend: Looking for a laugh? Check out The Shit Show tonight at 8:30 p.m. This comedy... Read more »

Have you visited this comedy gold mine?

Have you visited this comedy gold mine?
I have to confess that I’m very nervous. I’ve been dabbling in stand-up comedy for about six months now, and I have a show tonight at The Lincoln Lodge. No, this is not a shameless plug for you to come to my show. The reason I bring this up is because I never realized how... Read more »
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You can skip Sausagefest

You can skip Sausagefest
In the coming months, there are going to be a lot of weekend festivals to choose from. Since there aren’t enough hours to see them all, I’m going to share my recommendations of what to skip and what not to miss in the Chicago festival scene. Must See: Do Division A great example of a fun,... Read more »

Chicago's Very Own "Last Comic Standing"

Chicago's Very Own "Last Comic Standing"
In addition to Chicago Now blogger and tap dancer, I can now add burgeoning stand-up comic to my list of reasons why I’m awesome. I’ve hit a few open mic nights, and I’ve discovered a whole new world. I knew the Chicago comedy scene was huge, but I had no idea how robust it really... Read more »

Your guide to free rides on New Year's Eve

Your guide to free rides on New Year's Eve
Is it just me or are there WAY more New Year’s Eve parties this year? You have your typical bar parties, but I feel like a lot of venues have stepped it up: Lawry’s is offering a Pop-Up Opera dinner, Sushi O Sushi has a Sake Bomb Party and you can enjoy an evening of retro... Read more »
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I Saw You

I Saw You
Do you ever read the ‘matches’ or ‘missed connections” sections of Craigslist? Hours of entertainment. (Side note: the new RedEye cell phone application has a “missed connections” section. Amazing!) Leave it to a Chicago theater company to create a comedy show where actors do dramatic readings of the Craigslist and Chicago Reader ads, called “I... Read more »