Archive for February 2017

Chicago comedy spotlight for February 27-March 5, 2017

Visitors this week: Clayton English, Joe Machi, and Adam Savage with Michael Stevens. Comedians returning to their comedy hometown: Megan Gailey, Jacob Williams, Mike Lebovitz, Kerry Ipema and Andy Woodhull. Comedy news post here. Please confirm all details before heading out! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 The Riff at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. A... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for February 20-27, 2017

Visitors this week include Gabriel Iglesias, Krish Mohan, Piff the Magic Dragon and Gerard Depardieu (sometimes a comedian: Green Card, Asterix & Obelix). This weekend: Second City’s Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival. Here for full schedule. At Zanies: Chicago:Alvin Williams (Tuesday and Wednesday), Tony Hinchcliffe (Wednesday-Sunday) Rosemont: Dan St. Paul (Wednesday-Saturday) St. Charles: Nate... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for February 16-19, 2017

Visitors in town: Kathy Griffin, Michael Palascak, Michael Ian Black, Rory Albanese, Sinbad, Warren B. Hall, Bobby Lee, Hampton Yount, Geoff Tate, Krish Mohan and Mike Lawrence. Ticket Alerts: Jay and Silent Bob Get Old podcast recording on March 30 at The Vic. Tickets Freakonomics‘ Stephen J. Dubner brings the “Tell Me Something I Don’t... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for February 13-15, including Valentine's Day!

Please confirm all details before setting out! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Got Her Back at MCL Chicago Comedy Theater, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., 7:30 p.m. A celebration of Chicago’s women in comedy. The evening showcases stand up, music, improv, sketch, storytelling and more. A portion of tonight’s proceeds benefit Black Butterfly Chicago, a mentoring program for... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for February 9-12

In town through the weekend: Tammy Pescatelli, Ross Bennett, Dan Cummins, Nick DiPaolo and the Sklar Brothers who are here to record their next comedy special at Lincoln Hall. Chicago comedians in the news: Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy is everywhere for best use of a podium on Saturday Night Live this past weekend and for... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for February 6-8, 2017

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Thornton and Messing at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 7:00 p.m. An evening of improv with Chicago’s renowned improv star Susan Messing and award-winning actor, director and Second City alum Michael Patrick Thornton (Private Practice). All of the actors’ proceeds go to the ACLU. Dobie Maxwell and Friends at Zanies, 1548 N.... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for February 1-5, 2017

Visitors to Chicago through the weekend: JT Habersaat, Theo Von, Sammy Obeid, Emma Willmann, Tony Deyo, Jen Kober, Billy Gardell, Chris D’Elia and John Roy who is returning to his hometown Ticket alerts! March 27: Bassem Youssef, known as “the Jon Stewart of Egypt.” Sponsored by Chicago Ideas Week. Venue to be announced. Tickets on sale... Read more »