Archive for September 2018

Talking with Brian Babylon about his new album and how he became the Prince of Bronzeville

The Prince of Bronzeville is royalty Chicago-style. He won’t smile remotely or speed by you in a carriage and make you strain for a glimpse. Not at all. The Prince of Bronzeville, a/k/a Brian Babylon, tells the unvarnished truth, makes it one-hundred percent funny and greets fans warmly when they recognize him on the street.... Read more »

Chicago Comedy spotlight for Monday, September 24-Sunday, September 30, 2018

Visitors in town: Jim Jefferies, Hasan Minhaj and George Lopez. Brian Babylon returns with a new album! Cameron Esposito returns for an evening of all new material at The Vic! At Zanies: John Roy (Chicago), Alex Edelman (Chicago), Michael Quu (Chicago and Rosemont), Michael Issac (Chicago and Rosemont), Ritch Shydner (St. Charles) (cool bio!). At... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, September 20-Sunday, September 23, 2018

Visitors in town: Maz Jobrani, Andy Borowitz and Stavros Halkias. The Chicago Musical Improv Festival begins at iO with groups from all over the country. At Zanies: Sean Patton (Chicago), John Roy (Chicago and St. Charles), Larry Reeb (Rosemont). At The Improv: Brendan Schaub (fresh off last night’s Watch What Happens Live on Bravo) and Pauly Shore.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 17-Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Please confirm all details before leaving home! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Clickhole Live! at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. ClickHole writers present stories and funny PowerPoint presentations. John Roy at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. John Roy grew up in Rogers Park and Evanston and went on to win first place on CBS’... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 10-Sunday, September 16, 2018

Visitors in town: Three Busy Debras, Gretchen Bonaduce, Colin Mochrie with Brad Sherwood, Gina Yashere, Tracy Morgan, Russell Peters, Paul Rodriquez, Wayne Brady. The Cambridge Footlights are here for a rare stateside performance. Marina Franklin returns to her hometown to record an album and free tickets are available! At Zanies: Sarah Colonna (Chicago, St. Charles... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 3- Sunday, September 9, 2018

In town: Maeve Higgins, Mara Marek and Andrew Collin. Chicago comedians Jamie Campbell and Vanessa Fraction return! At Zanies: Tom Rhodes (Chicago), Josh Wolf (Chicago, Rosemont, St. Charles), Mike Toomey (Rosemont). Weekend headiner in St. Charles TBA. At The Improv: John Heffron Ticket alert: Hari Kondabolu at Thalia Hall on October 11. In the news: Matteo... Read more »