Posts tagged "stand up 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 »

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 »

Just for Laughs exclusive - Bill Burr interview

With one of the most well-received comedy specials in the past decade, a short film that was critically acclaimed after being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Boston Bruins a win away from the Stanley Cup, Bill Burr is on fire.   Originally from the “safe suburbs” of Boston, Burr had a supporting... Read more »
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Just for Laughs exclusive - Dave Attell Interview

http://newcitystage.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/dave-attell-300×291.jpg There are very few people who have made me love Comedy and inspired me to be a comedian as much as Dave Attell.  I remember Watching Tough Crowd and Insomniac as a teenager and being awestruck by how raw and constantly hilarious the man is.   It’s been several years since those shows were on,... Read more »

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 »

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 »