Archive for November 2019

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 25-Sunday, December 1, 2019

Visitors in town: Nick Nemeroff, Sara Hennessey, and Pete Davidson. Kyle Kinane returns to his hometown. There’s a long list of illustrious folks performing at Second City’s 24-hour marathon Monday through Tuesday! See below. At Zanies: Kristen Toomey (Chicago), Dame Grant’s Birthday Bash (Chicago), John Caponera (Chicago, Rosemont), Calvin Evans (Chicago, Rosemont), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont),... Read more »

Chicago comedy Spotlight for Thursday, November 21-Sunday, November 24, 2019

Visitors in town: David Sedaris, Nick Kroll, Heather McDonald, Cristela Alonzo, Dolph Ziggler, Sara Tiana. Robert Kelly, Ron Bennington, Jim Florentine and Rich Vos are here for the “Kreeps with Kids” tour. Chris Redd returns to his hometown with Kenan Thompson. At Zanies: Jake Johannsen (Chicago, Rosemont), Jimmy Shubert (Chicago, Rosemont), Chris Cotton (St. Charles).... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 18-Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Rest of the week coming soon! Please confirm all details before heading out! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Making Comics at The Hideout, 5:30 p.m. Lynda Barry book release party! Jay Jurden at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. Jay Jurden is one of Just for Laugh’s Festival’s New Faces 2019 and a “Comedian to Watch in 2019” according... Read more »

Comedian Daniel Van Kirk's new album is one of the reasons he's saying "Thanks Diane"

A few years back, two nine year-olds bought a hand grenade at a flea market in Princeton, Wisconsin. When mom found out, she marched the boys back to the vendor and demanded an explanation. Being a salt-of-the-earth Midwesterner, he had a memorable reply. This explosive story really happened to Daniel Van Kirk’s family. I badly... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 11-Sunday, November 17, 2019

Visitors in town: Rita Rudner, Michelle Buteau, Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, Catherine Cohen, John Cleese, Kathleen Turner, Ari Shaffir, Brian Regan. At Zanies: Gus Johnson (Chicago), Kelsie Huff & Friends (Chicago), Comedians Helping Comedians (Chicago), Helen Hong (Chicago), Top Tuesday Showcase (Rosemont), Pete Lee (Rosemont), Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny Podcast (Rosemont), Derek Hughes... Read more »

The doctor is in and he's got an all-star lineup! A Q&A with Dr. Bill Miller about “Comedians Helping Comedians”

If laughter is the best medicine, I want to see a top expert! Problem is, it can take months to get an appointment with the best doctor. But this time you don’t have to wait. Zanies can get you in to see Dr. Bill Miller and his team of premier comedic talents next Wednesday, November... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 4-Sunday, November 10, 2019

Visitors in town: Adam Mansbach, Shane Todd, Jenny Slate, Shuli Egar, Penn & Teller, Pete Correale, Bert Kreischer, Sarah Vowell. At Zanies: Pat Tomasulo (Chicago), Jeff Dye (Chicago, Rosemont), BlueChew Comedy All Night Competition (Chicago), Michael Palascak (Chicago, St. Charles), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Andy Woodhull (Rosemont), Skippy and the Comedy Warrior (Rosemont), At Riddles:... Read more »