Archive for August 2016

Chicago comedy spotlight for Labor Day weekend 2016

An illustrious list of visitors for Labor Day weekend: Paul Mooney, Paul Reiser, Jon Lovitz, Gad Elmaleh, Shang and Nick DiPaolo. Add the folks coming in for the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Festival: Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Brian Regan, Tony Hinchcliffe, Tom Segura, Donnell Rawlings and returning Chicagoans Cameron Esposito, John Mulaney and Sebastian... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for August 29-September 1

Chicago comedians are in the spotlight for this end of summer calendar. (End of summer … Blargh!) Where did the summer go?! This being Chicago, there are – yay! – daily/nightly opportunities to see the summer out with laughs. This spotlight is just  a fraction of the great comedy happening here in just four days.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for August 22-28

Weird Al is back in Chicagoland! Ben Gleib also visits this week along with Garfunkel and Oates, Terry O’Quinn, Jimmy Yang, Lee Camp, Kate Miller, Cash Levy, Dave Merheje and Shaun Latham. Lots of Chicagoans returning home this week: Sami Grisafe, TJ Miller, Godfrey, Bob Dassie, Rich Talarico, and Craig Cackowski. Speaking of TJ Miller,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for August 15-21

In town this week: Maria Bamford, Amy Schumer, David Cross, Finesse Mitchell, Doug Benson, Pauly Shore, Neal Brennan, Majah Hype, Max Amini, Jeff Richards, Ben Tedder and David Duchovny. (Note: if you don’t follow Amy Schumer on social media, this is a great week to start. When she’s in town she often uses Twitter to... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for August 8-14

Visitors this week include Gary Gulman, Ahamed Weinberg, Arnez J, Colin Kane, John Porch, and Roman & Fousey. Chicagoans bringing their talent home from New York and LA: Katie Rich, Mick Betancourt and Ian Abramson On August 11, tune in to NBC’s Seeso for the long-awaited series Take My Wife, the new comedy based-on-reality-show starring real life... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for August 1-7

Visitors this week include Omar Nava, Laura Sanders, Patrick Ney, Mal Hall, Shane Torres and Asperger’s Are Us. Brad Zimmerman’s show is in its last week! Plus, two of Chicago’s favorite comedy sons return: Michael Palascak and Nick Vatterott. Please let me know if you have a show you would like me to add now... Read more »