Archive for June 2018

Cameron Esposito's "Rape Jokes" elevates comedy (and Google)

On June 11 there was a big BOOM! It was the sound of “tech”-tonic plates shifting as Google rocketed towards justice. It was the sound of a comedy revolution and evolution, and it’s all courtesy of Chicago’s own Cameron Esposito. June 11 was the day Cameron redefined the phrase “Rape Jokes,” which in fact is... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 25-Sunday, July 1, 2018

In town: The Capitol Steps are rare out-of-towners in a week of homecoming Chicagoans: Kathy Griffin, Chris Redd and Mike Lebovitz. Plus, Groundhog Day returns (as it does). At Zanies: Calvin Evans (Chicago and Rosemont), Girl With No Job (Chicago and Rosemont), Vince Carone (Rosemont) and Tim Harrison (St. Charles). At The Improv: Bret Ernst Ticket Alerts: July... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 18-Sunday, June 24, 2018

Visitors in town: Kenny Leon, Phylicia Rashad, Rodney Perry, Colin Jost and Nick Swardson. All at the Chicago Theatre on Friday: Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Chicagoan Kyle Kinane. At Zanies: Calvin Evans (Chicago), Jason Cheny (Chicago and Rosemont), Jeff Dye (Chicago and Rosemont), and Brad Wenzel (St. Charles). At The Improv: Pablo Rodriguez... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 11-Sunday, June 17, 2018

Visitors in town: Carol Burnett, David Sedaris, Ira Flatow (and the Science Friday crew) and Kenny DeForest. At Zanies: Pat McGann (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), World Series of Comedy (Rosemont), Dobie Maxwell (St. Charles), Michael Palascak (St. Charles). At The Improv: Warren B. Hall and Felipe Esparza. Following is this week’s Spotlight. Please confirm all... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 4-Sunday, June 10, 2018

Visitors in town: Neal Brennan, Joe Rogan, and The Bodega Boys. The Lit AF Tour is here with Martin Lawrence, Bruce Bruce, Rick Smiley and two Chicagoans returning to their hometown, Adele Givens and DeRay Davis. There are many unique comedy-related events at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend. Details below. At Zanies: Dr.... Read more »