One of Chicago's veteran stand ups will be appearing on Late Show with David Letterman tonight, January 24, 2014.
Pat McGann, a mainstay of Zanies for several years, and one of Chicago's finest comedians, was called up early last week to make an appearance on the show.
I have no in-depth coverage to offer. I'm not good friends with, or even an acquaintance of Pat's. I've met him once or twice, shaken his hand at a showcase or an open mic.
What I do know is this: he's got a stellar reputation as the nicest guy, he's funny, he's professional, and I can't think of a better example of Chicago stand up. Check out his website if you haven't already.
For the rest of us plying our trade in Chicago stand up, this should be one of those inspirational moments where we watch someone we respect get a little bit of glory. And for once, not sit around gritting our teeth and resenting the hell out of it.
Congratulations, Mr. McGann.