Posts tagged "Comedy"

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Performing in Chicago

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Performing in Chicago
Hari Kondabolu, an immigrant rights organizer turned comedian, will be performing in Chicago Friday, April 4th at Lincoln Hall. Hari fearlessly discusses such taboo subjects as race in his act and is driven by his idea of justice derived through his work with immigrants. Kondabolu has appeared on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan.... Read more »

Jim Norton returns to Chicago w/ all-star line up: Exclusive Interview

Jim Norton returns to Chicago w/ all-star line up: Exclusive Interview
Comedian and radio personality Jim Norton, best known as the third chair on the Opie and Anthony Show, brings the Anti-Social Network tour back to Chicago this Saturday at the Horseshoe Casino at 8:00 PM. This time, joining Jim will be Dave Attell who closed the show last time the tour was here (2 years ago... Read more »

Louis C.K. talks "Louie" and stand up - Exclusive

Louis C.K. talks "Louie" and stand up - Exclusive
Louis C.K. is the comedian who makes all the other comedians think “I’m not funny enough,” and “I’m not working hard enough.” This week, Entertainment Weekly called him, “the world’s greatest comedian.” A deserving title to the man who cranks out an hour of great, edgy material every year, tours the country with it, and is on... Read more »
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More Comedy at the Congress

File this under “Tooting your own horn.” When I became the Comedy Talent Coordinator for the Congress Theater back in late September, I knew it was an incredible opportunity and I was also very mindful of the challenges that would arise in booking monthly Comedy shows at a venue that has only had a few... Read more »

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... Read more »

WGN's "Chicago's Next Big Comic" Finals

Hello elegant Chicago Now readers, I want to say thank you to everyone who read my last blog and to everyone who voted for me in WGN’s “Chicago’s Next Big Comic” contest.  I made the final 4!   I will be on WGN Morning News Wednesday morning.  Not sure when exactly, but I was told... Read more »
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WGN's "Chicago's Next Big Comic" Contest

Hello classy Chicago Now readers.   Here’s the deal: WGN is having the “Chicago’s Next Big Comic” contest.  Being a Chicago comic, winning this contest would help me out a lot.  I would really appreciate your vote.  I can assure you I work very hard and love Comedy more than anyone you know.   All... Read more »

Comedy at the Congress Theater

The Congress Theater, located in Bucktown (2135 N Milwaukee Ave), has made serious efforts to insure it will be a great venue to see groundbreaking comedy at.   Starting Thursday, October 28th at 7:30 PM, the Congress will run a couple live comedy shows a month.  These will not be your standard comedy shows; they... Read more »

Live Stand up Comedy DVD Taping

Blog and Comedy fans, I will be taping my first stand up comedy DVD titled “Honest Sarcasm” Thursday October 14th, 7:30 pm at the Gorilla Tango Theater (1919 N Milwaukee Ave).  As a bonus, we have some of the best comics in the city performing that night as well.  The show will be hosted by... Read more »
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Hello New York

Two days after working on the movie I flew to New York for vacation and some stand up.  It will forever be one of the best trips I have been on.   Upon arriving New York, I realized that it differed from Chicago in the following ways: *Although New York has far more buildings than... Read more »