Archive for June 2019

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 1 - Sunday, July 7, 2019

At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), The Dog and Funny Show with Doug Bass (Rosemont), Zanies Anniversary Invitational (Rosemont). St. Charles is closed for the July 4th holiday. At Riddles: Damon Williams and friends. Ticket alert: Arsenio Hall at The Improv Oct. 4-5. Following is this week’s Spotlight. There is original, great comedy in Chicago every... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30, 2019

Visitors in town: Dax Shepherd. Chicago’s Luvvie Ajayi interviews Elaine Welteroth. At Zanies: Fresh, Drunk and Stoned Tour (Chicago, Rosemont), Jacqueline Novak (Chicago), John Roy (Chicago), The Dog & Funny Show with Doug Bass (Chicago), Des Bishop (Rosemont), Michael Palascak (St. Charles). At The Improv: Clayton English. At Riddles: Gary G-Thang Johnson. Ticket alerts: August... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 17-Sunday, June 23, 2019

Visitors in town: Ron Funches, Celeste Barber, Will Martin and Emily Holland. Aretha Sills and Sonia Denis return to their comedy hometown.  At Zanies: Karen Rontowski (Chicago and St. Charles), Jared Logan (Chicago), Jim McCue (Rosemont). At The Improv: Bret Ernst. At Riddles: Damon Williams, Big Keef, Jay Gee, Famo. On Sunday: The Summer Comedy... Read more »

How Jimmy Carrane became the World’s Greatest Dad(?)

With his new one-man show World’s Greatest Dad(?), Jimmy Carrane will make it possible for Chicagoland to celebrate Father’s Day every Saturday night from June 15 through July 20 at Second City. The show brings Jimmy’s comedy and uncompromising honesty to a personal story that he’s revealing for the first time: his rocky, relatable path to... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 10-Sunday, June 16, 2019

Visitors in town: Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Nicole Byer, Eddie B., and Hannah Gadsby. Jeff Garlin returns to his hometown to film his new Netflix special. Northwestern alum Jena Friedman is here. At Zanies: Patti Vasquez (Chicago), Matt Ritter’s Comedians At Law (Chicago), Dan Soder (Chicago and Rosemont), Michael Palascak (Chicago and Rosemont), Jeff Arcuri... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 3-Sunday, June 9, 2019

In town: Catherine Cohen, Kenny DeForest, Will Miles, Joe Rogan, Jonathan Van Ness, Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh. Deon Cole, Clark Jones and Liza Treyger return to their hometown. At Zanies: Jason Cheny (Chicago and St. Charles) Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago), Pat McGann (Rosemont). UPDATE MONDAY, JUNE 3: Jeff Garlin announces surprise appearances at Zanies... Read more »