Archive for March 2018

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 26-Sunday, April 1, 2018

Visitors in town: Comedy writer Nell Scovell is here to screen her creation, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and to talk about her extraordinary career. Her new book is Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club. David Spade and Michael Yo are at The Improv. At Zanies: Pat... Read more »

Chicago comedy ticket alerts!

Nell Scovell: March 27 at Logan Theatre. A screening of Sabrina The Teenage Witch with the show’s creator, Nell Scovell! After the show, Nell sits down with the A.V. Club’s Gwen Ihnat “to discuss Sabrina’s legacy, continued relevance and upcoming reboot.” Nell’s new memoir, Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 19-Sunday, March 25, 2018

Visitors in town: Cedric the Entertainer, Janeane Garofalo and Derek Sheen … and CBS This Morning (see March 22).  Cameron Esposito returns to her hometown for an extended week-and-a-half run … tickets are almost sold out (details below)! Plus, at Zanies: Joe Machi, Chad Daniels, and Larry Reeb and at The Improv: Ian Bagg. Ticket... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Friday, March 16-Sunday, March 18, 2018

At Zanies this weekend: Joe Zimmerman, Chris Fanjola, and Larry Reeb. At the Improv: Jamie Kennedy. Please confirm all details! FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Drink Date Laugh at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Paul Farahvar, the show’s creator, hosts with producers Andy Fleming, Kyle Scanlan, Sarah Perry and Andrew Sitter. An interactive show... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 12-Thursday, March 15, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 12 A Love Letter to Myself: A Chicago Variety Show at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00 p.m. A diverse group of Chicago women read letters to themselves about self-acceptance and empowerment. Storytelling, comedy and silent auction. Letter readers: Tracy Baim (Windy City Times), Emily Dreke (Chicago Foundation for Women), Kim Fountain... Read more »

Pat Tomasulo’s 'Man of the People' gives Chicago its own late night TV comedy show

Thank you, Pat Tomasulo, for being a disruptor. A “disruptor” in today’s lingo is an innovator who figures out a new way to do an old thing by creating a product that improves lives and makes people happier. It’s the term that vaults to the front of my mind when I think about Pat and... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11, 2018

At Zanies: Gilbert Gottfried, Ken Rogerson and Dobie Maxwell. At the Improv: D.L. Hughley. Louie Anderson is in Skokie and Arlington Park native Sebastian Maniscalco is at the Rosemont Theatre. More details below. Ticket alert: March 18 at the Arcada Theater: Hannibal Buress. Details here. June 2 at Second City: The Comedy Resistance Presents: An Evening... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 5-Wednesday, March 7, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 5 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at The Logan Theater, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00 p.m. Free screening hosted by Goose Island Beer. RSVP for free entry. CAMP at Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, 8:00 p.m. Samantha Berkman hosts Joe Kilgallon, Chelsea Hood, Ed Towns, Tyler Jackson, Naomi Spungen, and CAMP’s Tessa Orzech. Game... Read more »