Valentine's Day 2021: online comedy for Chicago and beyond

Chicago comedy in the news: The Pat Tomasulo Podcast Pat goes behind the scenes of his life and talks about life in these times. Paul Farahvar and Tristan Triptow have a sweet new Instagram venture. Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane Most recently, Jimmy interviewed Michelle Gilliam, owner and artistic director of Milwaukee’s IMPROVMKE. Also –... Read more »

Inside "The Many Worlds of Ross and AJ"

It’s hard to believe, but the duo now racking up millions of hits on TikTok barely knew each other when they were up-and-coming comedians in Chicago. As their careers skyrocketed, AJ Lubecker and Ross Kelly separately made the pilgrimage to L.A. They met by chance on a film set and comic sparks flew. That fateful... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Chicago & beyond: Inauguration Day through Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: Mike Lebovitz proves that the year is just getting better with his new album Two Slob Household. Mike is one of the founders of “Comedians You Should Know,” a nationally known showcase based in Chicago, and appeared on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and HBO’s The Deuce. Find Mike’s album... Read more »
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Online comedy calendar for Chicago and beyond: Thursday, January 7-Monday, January 11, 2021

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 Congrats on Your Success 7:00 p.m. One of Chicago’s iconic standup shows. Free but donations appreciated. The Laugh Factory 9:00 p.m. Stand up with Joel McHale, Doug Benson and Adam Carolla. FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 Greg Proops 7:00 p.m. Live standup. KO Comedy 10:00 p.m. Live standup produced by Sammy Obeid. Sam Morrill... Read more »

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day online comedy calendar for Chicago and beyond

Stream anytime: Paul Farahvar released a new episode of Singles Only with Chicago comedian Netra! Vicki Quade, the President of Nuns4Fun, discusses her acclaimed new book Close Encounters of a Chicago Kind on WGN Radio here. See Chicago-area comedians in Tom of Your Life, including Bill Gorgo, Steven J. Springer and Nick Garza. The movie... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 24-Wednesday, December 30 , 2020

Chicago comedians in the news: Congratulations to Prateek Srivastava whose album Nick and Sheila’s Kid debuted at #1 on the iTunes and Amazon comedy charts. Chicago native Craig Robinson, who played Darryl in The Office among many other roles, hosts The Masked Dancer which premieres Sunday on channel WFLD-channel 32 at 7:00 p.m. Comedians expressed... Read more »
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Joel to the world! A Q&A with Joel Chasnoff about Christmas Eve for the Jews 2020

Like all of us, I had questions when the world shut down this year. When will I see family? When will I see friends? How will I see comedy? Then I had one more question and it also made me sad: Will there be No Christmas for the Jews? Growing up – I’ll just say... Read more »

Nick and Sheila's Kid ends the year on a high note: A Q&A with Prateek Srivastava

Happy holidays to all! Prateek Srivastava is playing Santa this year in more ways than one and Christmas is arriving early no matter your denomination. Tonight at 7:00 p.m., you’re invited to Prateek’s comedy benefit “34 for 34” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live. Since Prateek... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 17-Sunday, December 20, 2020

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 Don’t Ask Tig 6:30 p.m. Tig Notaro with Judd Apatow. Special guests, plus a chance to ask your question  live. The Second City Holiday Happy Hour 7:00 p.m.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 Prateek Srivastava 34 for 34 7:00 p.m. Prateek celebrates his 34th birthday with 34 comedians. The best standup from comedians... Read more »
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Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 10-Monday, December 14, 2020

IN THE NEWS Chicago’s Sip of Hope Cafe is expanding from Fullerton Ave. to a screen near you! Mayim Bialik and Damon Wayans Jr. announced this week that they are producing a new comedy series based on the cafe, “the world’s first coffee shop where ‘it’s ok not to be ok’ and 100% of the... Read more »