Archive for January 2018

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 29-Sunday, February 4, 2018

Visitors in town: Colin Quinn. John Mulaney returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Myq Kaplan, Leonard Ouzts, James Johann, and Dan Cummins. Arnez J. is at The Improv. Sammy Obeid is at The Comedy Bar. A lot of ticket alerts from the Genesee Theater in Waukegan: Maria Bamford on April 7. Paula Poundstone on April... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 22-Sunday, January 28, 2018

Visitors in town: Leonard Ouzts and Ben Gleib are at Zanies. Orny Adams is at The Improv. Robert Kelly is at the Laugh Factory. The Capitol Steps and Todd Barry are here. Want to be part of their shows? Read on … Please confirm all details! MONDAY, JANUARY 22 The Mixer at The Playground Theater,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 15-Sunday, January 21, 2018

Visitors in town: Richard Lewis and Emma Willman are at Zanies. Christopher Titus is at The Improv. Three comedy festivals this week: At the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival: Wham City Comedy, Kate Willett, Janelle James, Josh Fadem, and Comedy at the Knitting Factory’s Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones and Will Miles. You can see sketch comedy groups... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 8-Sunday, January 14, 2018

Visitors in town: Felipe Esparza is here. Dave Attell is at The Improv. Eliot Chang, Amir K., and Tony Hinchcliffe are at Zanies. Returning Chicagoans: Faith Soloway and Vanessa Fraction! The 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival begins on January 11 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. CSCF averages twenty shows a night and... Read more »

Super Narcoleptic Girl is taking off!

Comedians Sarah Albritton and Catherine “Povs” Povinelli are telling me about the time they drove from Chicago to Sarah’s hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. Sarah drove all five and a half hours. Povs joked about being in the passenger seat, “I risked my life!”  “And I was fine,” Sarah pointed out.  “I kept you awake,” Povs said.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 1-Sunday, January 7, 2018

In town: Jeremy Hotz and Preacher Lawson are at The Improv. Jamie Lissow and Eliot Chang are at Zanies along with Chicagoans Dwayne Kennedy and Mike Toomey. Ticket alerts: January 12-March 18 (Sundays): Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider at Second City January 12-14: Dave Attell at The Improv January 25: The Kates at The Improv... Read more »