Archive for March 2020

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 9-Sunday, March 15, 2020

Visitors in town: Amy Miller, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, Jimmie JJ Walker, the comedians of Entre Nos (Aida Rodriguez, Erik Rivera, Jerry Garcia). Andrew Santino returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Chicago), Mike Vecchione (Chicago), Butch Bradley (Chicago, Rosemont), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont). At The Improv: Adam Ferrara, Dr. Bill... Read more »

The Unstoppable Momentum of Brendan Gay

Talking with Brendan Gay, something sprang to mind. It was a conviction I have, but don’t often say – that comedians are the high priests of our culture. They articulate issues that we don’t know how to express. They reveal perspectives we hadn’t considered. They’re unflinchingly honest. Whatever insight they bring, they lift us up... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 2-Sunday, March 8, 2020

Visitors in town: Geoff Tate, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dara Ó Briain, Drew Lynch. Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine return to the Chicago Theatre for the latest installment of My Dad Wrote a Porno. Gino Bisconte and Aaron Berg are here for an episode of In Hot Water. Returning to their comedy hometown: Ian Abramson,... Read more »