Archive for January 2016

ChicagoNow Assignment: Write about the time you told a lie. Sure. No problem.

ChicagoNow Assignment. Wednesday, January 27  “Write about a time you told a lie.” Wow, this is it? So easy. So simple. No problem. This post is going to write itself. I can do that. I can take on challenges with no second thoughts. No doubts. Never have I any doubt. The confidence is uncanny. How... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31

Visitors to Chicago this week include Lewis Black, Will Durst, Marlena Rodriguez, Sean Patton, Dave Siegel, James Davis, Travis Irvine, Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields and Piff the Magic Dragon. Ticket alert!  These shows are likely to sell out fast: February 20 and 21: Dick Gregory at The Legacy Event Venue in Chicago. Some discount tickets... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 18-24

Chicago comedy is God’s way of apologizing for the weather. How else do you explain this combination of sub-zero temps with hundreds of reasons to go out in it? This week is especially hot with original shows that will lift your spirit. There’s a dog-centric comedy showcase where you can bring your melon collie; yes,... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 11-17

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is in its last week!  Meanwhile, two more comedy-related festivals start this week: “Fillet of Solo” features storytelling and comedy. “Tomorrow Never Knows” is mostly music, but some of comedy’s best will be visiting, too. This Saturday there’s a special seminar at The Laugh Factory with groundbreaking, comedy great, Chicagoan... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 4-10

Rachel Feinstein, Dave Coulier, Scott Wood, Mark Gregory and Dwayne Kennedy (originally from Chicago!) will be here this week. Beth Stelling will be at Zanies. Her career began with Chicago Underground Comedy. Since moving to L.A., she has appeared on late night with Conan and Jimmy Kimmel, filmed a Comedy Central special and toured internationally.... Read more »