Archive for June 2016

Your Chicago comedy calendar for June 27-June 30

Visiting Chicagoland this week: Robert Hines returns to his hometown. He is appearing tonight at Zanies and Tuesday night at Diversey River Bowl. He will also be at Riddles Comedy Club on July 22 and 23. It’s a good week for hometown returns: Joe Kilgallon is also here … so are Weird Al (this weekend),... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar June 20-26

A lot of stars are visiting this week, but before I get started on that, I want to mention some of the many bright constellations of Chicago. My favorite band, and I’m betting they’ll be yours if they’re not already, award-winning Lola Balatro plays a rare two-hour set this Saturday. Tim Barnes is leaving us... Read more »

Hilarious, versatile Tim Barnes tells why it’s time to say, “Goodbye, Chicago. Hello, New York City”

June! Exodus! When Tim Barnes came to Chicago from Los Angeles, he had a few thousand dollars, Del Close’s Truth in Comedy, big dreams and the question of whether he would be successful. Four years later, he is leaving us. It’s that season in Chicago when many of comedy’s best and brightest pack up their... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar for June 13-19

Who’s coming to Chicago this week? It’s a doozy of a list: BATSU!, Jane Lynch, Kevin James, Jeff Ross, Adam Cayton-Holland, Colin Jost, Eddie Huang, Jacob Williams, Marlon Wayons, Clint Coley,  Jess Salomon, Eman El Husseini, Andrew Dice Clay, and Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement a/k/a Flight of the Conchords. Speaking of coming to Chicago …... Read more »

Your Chicago comedy calendar June 6-12

In town this week: MEL BROOKS IS HERE!!!!!!! L.A. comedians Jamie Campbell and Daniel Van Kirk are both back in their comedy hometown this week. Find their shows below. Jamie’s also got a great, handy list here where you can also find out how to sign up for his improv workshop. The Reader named Jamie best stand-up... Read more »