Archive for October 2019

Daily Show writer Matt Koff reveals innermost thoughts on “Who’s My Little Guy?”

I kept my husband up late the other night raving about Matt Koff’s new comedy album, Who’s My Little Guy? “Stop everything!” I told my husband. “Stop getting ready for bed! I have to tell you about Matt Koff’s album! He’s hilarious talking about Jewish identity! Brush your teeth later. You have to hear how... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Visitors in town: John Leguizamo, Nurse Blake, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Breuer, John Hodgman, Mo Rocca. Sebastian Maniscalco returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Pat Tomasulo (Chicago), Tracey MacDonald (Chicago), Kiran Deol (Chicago, Rosemont), Joe Machi (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), The Steve Dahl Show (Rosemont), The Sensational Six Showcase (Rosemont), Dobie Maxwell (St. Charles). At... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 21-Sunday, October 27, 2019

In town: Josh Mills, Paula Poundstone. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Luke Null return to their comedy hometown. At Zanies: Gabriel Rutledge (Chicago, Rosemont), Guy Branum (Chicago), Ben Gleib (Chicago), Tracey MacDonald (Chicago, St. Charles), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont). At Riddles: Step Up to the Mic Talent Showcase (Wednesday), The Figgs Foundation Presents “Got to Laugh to... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, October 17-Sunday, October 20, 2019

Visitors: Jim Gaffigan and Corey Holcomb return to their hometown. Corey Holcomb is here with the Sweetest Day Comedy Jam which also brings Lavell Crawford, Nephew Tommy, Kountry Wayne, D.C. Young Fly, and Tony Roberts. The Chicago Podcast Festival continues through Sunday with Underculture, Improv4Humans with Matt Besser, Podcast: The Ride, Action Boyz, Please Make... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 14-Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Rest of the week coming soon! Please confirm all details before leaving home!   MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 Messing with Mason at The Annoyance, 9:30 p.m. Susan Messing and Rachael Mason are two of the best improvisers in the world. Mike Siegel at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. Mike Siegel is a comedian and actor who has... Read more »

You don’t have to be Catholic to love "Holy Ghost Bingo"

I went to Holy Ghost Bingo and I’m a convert! Not to Catholicism. My full name is Teme Weinstein Feldman Ring and I barely observe Yiddishkeit. But as one of the few Jews in the audience, I felt instantly connected sitting in the mock-up Catholic school classroom at the Royal George Theater last Sunday. Former... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 7-Sunday, October 13, 2019

Visitors in town: Bianca Del Rio, Randy Rainbow, Ireland’s Foil Arms and Hog. Pop-Up Magazine brings a star roster to town which includes comedians Jo Firestone, Jordan Carlos and Chris Duffy. Pete Holmes and Bashir Salahuddin return to their hometown to open Chicago Ideas Week. At Zanies: Pat Tomasulo (St. Charles), Mike Cannon and Mike... Read more »

Pop-Up Magazine brings an escape hatch to Chicago: A Q&A with Jo Firestone and Aaron Edwards

Pssst! C’mere! Need an escape? I know where you can find a one-of-a-kind escape at a good price and it’s close by. There will be celebs revealing never-before-told stories, sometimes in unexpected mediums like music, multimedia or animation. After the show, you’re invited to gather with your favorite performers up close and personal at the... Read more »