Comedy at the Congress

The new Comedy shows at the Congress Theater have been very exciting and there is certainly more where that came from.

Since this new batch of Comedy at the Congress Theater started on Thursday October 28th, 
there have been big lineups and of course, bigger crowds.  On October 28th the Congress 
Theater started having a monthly Comedy show with comedians Neal Brennan (creator of the 
Chapelle Show), Bryan Callen (Mad TV, the Hangover), and Dov Davidoff (Comedy Central, 
Chelsea Lately, the Tonight Show).  These 3 comics wowed the audience with their rock star 
like appeal.  
The second show went off with a bang as well as the theater welcomed Tom Clark, pictured above (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, the Late Late Show, the Closer), and Dan Cummins, pictured below (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, the Late Late Show, the Tonight Show).  These 2 comics left the crowd in hysterics with very original and memorable performances.    
Big comedy shows are still to come at the theater. Thursday, December 9th the Congress is having the "New York Takeover" show with comedians Jon Fisch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, TBS, Conan), Ted Alexandro (Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, Conan, David Letterman), and Todd Barry (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Conan, the Wrestler).  That show will include live stand up performances by the comedians as well as a live podcast taping following the stand up.  BUY TICKETS TO THE NEW YORK TAKEOVER SHOW DECEMBER 9TH
The Congress starts having bimonthly comedy shows in January, starting with the "Classy Show," featuring Tyler Boeh (Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competition Finalist), Pat Dixon (Comedy Central, the Late Late Show, E!), and Bil Dwyer (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Hot in Cleveland, the Tonight Show).  BUY TICKETS TO THE CLASSY SHOW JANUARY 7TH
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The next January show (Saturday Jan 22nd) Jimmy Pardo (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, the Tonight Show), a Chicago native, finally brings his very popular comedy podcast "Never Not Funny" to the Windy City.  This show includes special guests: Daver (the band that sings the podcast's popular theme song), Chicago radio legend Garry Meier, and WGN News personality and comedian Mike Toomey.  Also sitting in on the show will be producer Matt Belknap and the third chair Pat Francis.  BUY TICKETS TO JIMMY PARDO'S "NEVER NOT FUNNY" LIVE PODCAST TAPING JANUARY 22ND
Make sure you get over to the Congress Theater (2135 N Milwaukee Ave) and check out some of these ground-breaking Comedy shows.  Congress Theater website

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