Archive for July 2018

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 30-Sunday, August 5, 2018

Visitors in town: Whoopi Goldberg, Miranda Sings and Andy Kindler. Chris Redd returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Max Silvestri (Chicago), Tim Walkoe (Rosemont), Michael Issac (St. Charles). At The Improv: Pat Chase (Thursday) and Bruce Bruce (Friday-Sunday). Ticket Alerts: August 7: The Book Stall After Dark – tickets have been selling out... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29, 2018

At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Ben Gleib (Rosemont), Larry Reeb (St. Charles). At The Improv: Brooks Whelan. FRIDAY, JULY 27 100% Off Comedy Presents: Hater’s Club at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Danny Catlow and Kate O’Connor. A comedic calling-out “of the people, places & things that give us hell on the... Read more »

Chicago comedy Spotlight for  Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26, 2018

More to come later this week! MONDAY, JULY 23 Conservatory Level 6 Shows at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Experience the work of Second City’s talented students. (I saw Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch at Second City back when!) The Mixer at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted,... Read more »

Q&A with Jay Chandrasekhar about Super Troopers 2 and what comes next

Which town is considered the shenanigans capital of the United States? If you answered “Spurbury, Vermont,” you are correct. Spurbury’s reputation was established in 2001 by a ruthlessly funny group of state troopers who delighted in pranking everyone from their commanding officers to confused drivers pulled over and subjected to epic hijinx. In reality, Spurbury... Read more »

Chicago comedy Spotlight for Monday, July 16-Sunday, July 22, 2018

Visitors in town: Steve Solomon, Hannah Boone, Joby Saad, and David Angelo. Nick Vatterott returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Marty DeRosa with Adam Burke (Chicago), Michael Issac (Chicago), Taylor Mason (Chicago), Pat McGann (Rosemont), Nate Weatherup (St. Charles). At The Improv: Joey Villagomez, The Sklar Brothers. Ticket Alert: September 29: Hasan Minhaj at the... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 9- Sunday, July 15, 2018

Visitors in town: Michael Che, Alan Cumming and the Mortified folks. At Zanies: Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago and Rosemont), Nate Craig (Chicago), Marty DeRosa with Adam Burke (Chicago). As of this posting, this week’s St. Charles shows are still TBA. At The Improv: Gary Owen In the news: on July 13, Jim Gaffigan’s Noble Ape... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 2-Sunday, July 8, 2018

Visitors this week: Josh Gondelman, Mr. Showtime (David Scott), and Robert Hines returns to his hometown. This week at Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Chicago), Josh Gondelman (Chicago), Mr. Showtime David Scott (Rosemont). This week at The Improv: Robert Hines. Ticket alerts: August 19: Marc Maron at Thalia Hall August 26: Michael Ian Black at Thalia Hall... Read more »