Archive for February 2020

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 24-Sunday, March 1, 2020

Visitors in town: Nate Bargatze, Piff the Magic Dragon, Ross Mathews, Anthony Rodia. Jeremy Piven returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Chicago), Tom Clark (Chicago), Jessica Kirson (Chicago), Anthony Bonazzo (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Sensational Six Showcase (Rosemont), Tom Clark (Rosemont), Tom Clark (Rosemont), Nick DiPaolo (Rosemont). At the Improv: Kevin Bozeman,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 17-Sunday, February 23, 2020

Visitors in town: Joe DeRosa, Trixie Mattel, Todd Barry, Tim and Eric. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Rosemont), Mia Jackson (Rosemont), Tim Walkoe (Chicago), Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Moses Storm (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Intro to stand-up class with Bill Gorgo (Rosemont). At The Improv: Warren B. Hall, Felipe Esparza. At Riddles: Ambrose Jones. Ticket alert:... Read more »

Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still! Kristina Kuzmic’s new memoir will change your world

If Kristina Kuzmic were a different type of person, she would be traveling to Chicagoland this Thursday to promote a cookbook. She would be sitting on top of a cooking show empire. She could have been the new face of culinary artistry. That’s the dream that television execs offered her just a few years back.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 10-Sunday, February 16, 2020

Visitors in town: Kristina Kuzmic! Team Coco and “Comedy Battle Royale” are here celebrating the NBA All-Star weekend with special shows and guests. Sterling and Shannon Brown bring “Oh, You Got Jokes?” to Chicago. Plus, the Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival is here. See below for all the comedy all-stars. At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Kelsie... Read more »

D’s Mixed Nuts will crack you up! A Q&A with Denise Medina

She may not have known it at the time, but Denise Medina was well-prepared to become one of Chicago’s fastest rising comedy stars. Now 52, the mom of two teenage daughters has blazed her own path since she was a student at Northeastern Illinois University. Back then, she envisioned becoming an intern at one of... Read more »