Chicago comedy spotlight for Saturday, August 1-Saturday, August 8, 2020

Chicago comedy is online and also back in person. Please contact venues for anti-virus particulars. Each venue has its own protocol.

In the news: Just released! Sebastian Maniscalco Presents: Pat McGann When's Mom Gonna Be Home? Pat McGann filmed this much acclaimed comedy special at The Vic. It is now available to rent or buy on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

Following is this week's Chicago Comedy Spotlight. If you have an event for me to add this week or in the future, please email temewring@gmail.com.

Confirm all details and please stay well!

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Warren B. Hall at Zanies Chicago, 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. In person.

Chicago’s Best Standup at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. In person. With Correy Boyd-Bell, Sarah Perry, Calvin Evans, Marty DeRosa, Amy Shanker and more TBA.

Las Locas Comedy 8:00 p.m. Online show.

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

Laughs on Lockdown at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. In person. Correy Boyd-Bell hosts Leon Rogers, Just Nesh, Damon Williams, Em Brown and more TBA.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

Monday Night Funnies 7:00 p.m. Online show. I’ve been at all these shows and they are outstanding! Lift your spirit, lots of laughs guaranteed. Mark Klaber’s Facebook page will provide a link to YouTube live stream. Donations benefit Autism Speaks.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Good Neighbor Tuesday at Zanies, 8:00 p.m. In person.

Horatio Sanz at Talkin' Funny 2020, 8:00 p.m. Online. "Hey everyone - look, I'm in a bind. We tricked Horatio Sanz into coming on our silly show, and I'm pretty sure he thinks it's big like Jimmy Fallon or something. So even if it HURTS, I'm gonna need you to tune in. And tell a friend. And pretend to enjoy it." 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Comedy Hour at Blue Violet at Hubbard Inn, 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. In person. Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featuring Correy Boyd-Bell (TRU TV Laff Tracks, Showtime's Monique & Friends), T-Murph (Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Hart of the City, Co-star of HULU's Woke airing September 7), Sarah Perry (Laugh Factory regular, WGN's Man of the People), Chris Bader (Laugh Factory regular, opener for Jeremy Piven and Big Cat from Barstool Sports), and Alex Dragicivech (Laugh Factory regular, former Notre Dame starting center).

Chicago's Tim Slagle at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, 8:00 p.m. Zoom and in person. A live recording of Rule of Three podcast with Tim and with Bengt Washburn zooming in from Germany.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Chicago's Tim Slagle at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, 8:00 p.m.  Zoom and in person. 

Rich Kids Doing Standup At North Bar, 7:30 p.m. In person. With Junior Stopka and friends.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Tim Harrison at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. In person.

Soul Food, Whiskey and Laughs at Dees Soul Food, Elgin, 7:30 p.m. In person. With headliner Baldhead Phillips.

Chicago’s Best Standup at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. In person.

7:00 p.m. Jonah Jurkens, Dale McPeek, Em Brown, Joe Kilgallon and more TBA.

9:00 p.m. Em Brown, Lael O'Shaughnessy, Jonah Jurkens, Dale McPeek, Joe Kilgallon and more TBA.

Chicago's Tim Slagle at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  Zoom and in person. 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Tim Harrison at Zanies Chicago, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. In person.

Chicago's Tim Slagle at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Zoom and in person. 

 

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