Archive for September 2019

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 30-Sunday, October 6, 2019

Visitors in town: Kevin James, Eliot Chang. Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are together at the Chicago Theatre.  Joel Hodgson, Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieau bring MST3000 to Chicago.  Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray are in Waukegan for Whose Live Anyway? At Zanies: Jacob Williams (Chicago), Ritch Shydner (Chicago, Rosemont,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, September 26-Sunday, September 29, 2019

Visitors in town: Chloe Radcliffe, Ashley Hamilton, Claire Parker, Jonathan Van Ness, Amanda Seales, Lewis Black, Eric Andre. At Zanies: Shaun Latham (Chicago, Rosemont, St. Charles), Becky Robinson (Chicago), Dr. Bill Miller (Rosemont), Steve Mazan (St. Charles). At Riddles: Marcus Combs and a special Sunday show with Mike Hatchett, Sonya D., O-Jay Lamont, Hondo. At... Read more »

Comedy writer, brain tumor fighter: A Q&A with the fierce and funny Jeannie Gaffigan

When Jeannie Gaffigan began experiencing killer headaches, unsteadiness, and hearing loss three years ago, she pushed through, attributing it to stress and a hectic schedule. Even if it wasn’t, there was no time to focus on the troubling symptoms. Her family and writing commitments came first. One time, she sprained her foot on the way... Read more »

Special early edition: Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 23-Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This is an early edition of next week’s Spotlight to let you know about a one-time-only event with Jeannie Gaffigan next Tuesday. Get tickets before they sell out! Details below.   MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Level 6 Conservatory shows at Second City, 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. An opportunity to see Second City’s up-and-comers. America’s... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 16-Sunday, September 22, 2019

Visitors in town: The Capitol Steps, Rachel Bloom, Marc Maron, Norm Macdonald. Also check out the Waukegan Comedy Jam which includes local comedians and funny folks from out of town. Returning to his hometown: Jim Gaffigan as you’ve never seen him before. At Zanies: Ralphie Roberts (Chicago), Dan LaMorte (Chicago), Stand-Up for Pits with Rachel... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 9-Sunday, September 15, 2019

Visitors in town: Nick Offerman returns home. Also in town: Manon Mathews, J Smiles, Hampton Yount, Dan Cummins and Napoleon Dynamite. That’s right! Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico) are at the Genesee Theatre to celebrate the film’s fifteenth anniversary. What are they doing? Whatever they feel like... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, September 3 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Visitors in town: Usama Siddiquee. Paul Scheer, Terry O’Quinn, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas are here to host How Did This Get Made?  Scott Aukerman will present Comedy Bang Bang Live! At Zanies: Erin Jackson (Chicago, Rosemont), Charlie Berens (Chicago), Josh Wolf (Chicago, Rosemont), Rob Sherwood (St. Charles), Top Ten Showcase (Rosemont) and the... Read more »