Tag: Comedians You Should Know

EPIC Fest's Kelsie Huff, Marty DeRosa and Tim Barnes share adventures in comedy

When the organizers of EPIC Fest called it EPIC Fest, they weren’t kidding. They say it stands for Edison Park Infectious Comedy Fest, but no doubt it’s also for the epic line-up of comedians who’ll settle into Edison Park from Tuesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 18. You’ll recognize them from The Late Show with David... Read more »

Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for September 2015

SECOND CITY/ UP COMEDY CLUB FIRE UPDATE/ VENUE CHANGES  AS OF 10:00 a.m. 9/14/15        At the top of my list this month is the return of the Defiant Thomas Brothers.Their reunion was the comedy news of the summer. Opening night was to be at Second City this Friday, September 4, but due... Read more »

Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for August 2015

August is not a quiet month, at least not in Chicago comedy. There is greatness everywhere.  Greatness visiting from out of town and greatness we’re privileged to have year around. Comedians visiting this month include: Jim Gaffigan, Dan Telfer, David Heti, John Roy, Dwayne Kennedy, Lahna Turner, Miranda Sings, Jay Phillips, Doug Benson, K-Von, Bill... Read more »
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Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for July 2015

My rule for this calendar was there had to be comedy every day!  As if it’s a challenge. It would be harder in Chicago to find a day without comedy. Certainly in July, you won’t need to restrict fire power to the Fourth. Comedy fireworks are all month and no mosquitoes. (Please confirm details to... Read more »

Derek Sheen to record live album at Chicago's Comedians You Should Know on June 24, 25

Because of Derek Sheen, I will never again think of an escalator as an escalator.  Instead, I will take the “wizard stairs.”  Thanks to this Seattle-based comedian, the next billion times I say something in some mortifying way I didn’t mean (and believe me, those billion times all are likely to occur by next Tuesday),... Read more »