Spotlight on thirteen comedy shows: Monday, May 2-Sunday, May 8, 2022

Spotlight on thirteen comedy shows: Monday, May 2-Sunday, May 8, 2022
Sasheer Zamata/Photo courtesy of Gersh Comedy

TICKET ALERTS:

May 14: Neal Brennan added a day to his appearance at The Den Theatre after May 12-13 sold out. Tickets still available for May 14.

May 26-28: Michelle Wolf at The Den Theatre.

May 29: Vicki Quade presents the 29th Anniversary of Late Nite Catechism with a special performance and 29 tickets available at the 1993 price of $8! These specially priced tickets are available directly through the Greenhouse box office (773-404-7336) , or at ThunderTix using the code LNC29. All other tickets are $35.

June 3-26: Jan Slavin in Blithe Spirit at The Skokie Theatre. You can also see Jan at a special Mother’s Day show at Laugh Factory. See below!

June 11: Fortune Feimster Netflix recording at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

July 15: Hannah Einbinder at The Den Theatre.

August 5: Ron Funches at The Den Theatre.

September 22-23: Kevin Hart at The United Center.

I forgot to sign up for a special Illinois Libraries Zoom conversation last week with Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy! But relieved to find it here.

THIS WEEK:

Here is this week’s Spotlight, including Mother’s Day comedy specials! Please confirm all details before leaving home!

At Zanies Chicago: Fight of the Funnies, Super 6 Showcase, Doug Benson, Steven Michael Quezada, Tributo a Vicente Fernandez con El KeChehente, Steve Iott, Calvin Evans, Mother’s Day Special.

At Zanies Rosemont: Pat Tomasulo, Doug Benson, Carlos Ballarta, Steven Michael Quezada

At Riddles: Robert Kane, Anthony Fuentes, Hondo Laguna, Kelly Kellz, Myra J, Mo Good, Tara Terry, Julia Stoyanova. Special appearance by George Wallace May 6-7!

At The Improv: Tammy Pescatelli

PLUS THESE THIRTEEN SHOWS:

MONDAY, MAY 2

Lisa Beasley at Laugh Factory, 8:00 p.m. Lisa Beasley is the “Best Mayor Impersonator” according to The Chicago Reader. Tonight’s debut, “Lisa Beasley’s Unpolitical Women Comedy Show” features Lisa as “Mayor Lori Litefoot” with a special Q&A, and Chicago’s top stand-ups.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Mike Glazer and Brian Babylon at Laugh Factory, 8:00 p.m. A double headliner show with two of Chicago’s top stand-ups, both also known for their TV and radio writing and impact on the national comedy scene.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

Pat Tomasulo & Friends at Zanies, Rosemont, 8:00 p.m. New material night. WGN’s Pat Tomasulo and other local comedians give you a sneak peak at new material and a behind-the-scenes view of how laughs are made.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Erica Rhodes at The Comedy Vault, Batavia, 7:30 p.m. Erica Rhodes is an award-winning, chart-topping comedian whose appearances include Modern Family, Veep, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Shows through Saturday. Follow link for all details.

Comedy Sportz at Second City, 7:00 p.m. Comedy Sportz is now at Second City! Tonight is League Night.

Hot Dish! at Lincoln Lodge, 7:00 p.m. Host and comedian Lauren Hooberman interviews Kevin Bozeman about life and comedy, and it’s a cooking show, too!

Las Locas Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory, 8:00 p.m. Featuring Janice Rodriguez, Jess Martinez, Soli Santos, Kimberly Marion and more TBA.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Drink Date Laugh! at Laugh Factory, 7:30 p.m. Paul Farahvar’s one-of-a-kind interactive standup comedy game show with Sarah Perry, Andy Fleming and Kyle Scanlan.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Sarah Cooper at UIC Dorin Forum, 6:00 p.m.  Sarah Cooper and the Chicago Tribune’s Britt Julious discuss finding genuine friendships in our strange new world. A Chicago Humanities Festival presentation.

Sasheer Zamata at The Den Theatre, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Sasheer Zamata can be seen on ABC’s Home Economics, Hulu’s Woke, and Comedy Central’s Robbie and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons. She has also appeared on This American Life and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

To Insanity and Beyond: A Late Night Shenanigans Review at The Annoyance, 8:00 p.m. The Chicago Reader’s “best sketch/improv troupe.

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Improv Brunch at Second City, 12:00 p.m. Brunch, mimosas and comedy.

Mother’s Day Comedy Showcase at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. Steven Springer hosts a spectacular lineup: Jan Slavin, Mariann Aalda, Rhonda Cohn, Diane Corder, Lindsay Porter, Linda Collins.

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