Archive for September 2015

Your Chicago comedy calendar for October 1 - 4

It’s Halloween month and the Comedy Calendar is a monster. I’m publishing it in smaller weekly installments because I don’t want to be known as the blogger who turned scrolling into an endurance sport. But  I also don’t want you to miss the extraordinary line-ups still ahead. Please check out  “Twelve Shows you don’t want... Read more »

Twelve comedy shows you don’t want to miss … but will if you don’t buy tickets now!

I missed the “Blood Moon” because by the time I heard about it (yes, under a rock), it was over. It felt like when you hear about a show of bucket list proportions after it’s sold out or left town. In the spirit of preventing further epic disappointments, here are twelve  thirteen* shows you should... Read more »

Comedy tweets of the week

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All that time I spent learning to spell Boehner, waisted.</p>&mdash; Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) <a href="">September 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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My favorite tweets of the week (and a few more)  from comedians and comedy writers …  

Comedy tweets of the week

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Comcast service van is parked outside with a warning on back bumper- MAKES FREQUENT STOPS. Thats also the best description of their service.</p> — Sean Flannery (@sean_m_flannery) <a href="">September 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script charset="utf-8" type="mce-text/javascript" src="//" async=""></script>

Sean Flannery has two weekly hit shows in Chicago: <em><a href="">Drunk Science</a></em> and <em><a href="">The Blackout Diaries</a>.</em>
My favorite recent tweets from comedians and comedy writers.

Stephen Colbert, Michael Palascak and a big week in comedy

Lots of big comedy news over the past few days, much of it with Chicago connections. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres on Tuesday, September 8. His guests are George Clooney, Jeb Bush and Jon Batiste. Here are some things Stephen Colbert has been doing since the end of The Colbert Report... Read more »

Comedy tweets of the week

My favorite tweets of the week from comedians and comedy writers.   RT if carrot cake is a vegetable #gaffiganshow — Jim Gaffigan Show (@gaffiganshow) September 2, 2015 Retweeted immediately. Didn’t think twice.   Hey #kimdavis, God put you in jail to think about your decisions. Most would say the law did that but it... 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 »