Category: Calendars

Chicago comedy spotlight for Friday, January 14-Friday, January 21, 2022

Catching up on Chicago comedians in the news: Meg Indurti was the author of the New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs column on December 13th. Chicago comedians were prominent on Vulture‘s 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of 2021. On the list: Adam Peacock’s My Neighbors Are Dead and Caleb Hearon’s and Shelby Wolstein’s Keeping Records. Drew Michael... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for New Year's Eve, December 31, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for New Year's Eve, December 31, 2021
Wishing everyone health, happiness and every good thing in 2022! Thank you very much for reading “Comedians Defying Gravity” this year. I appreciate every time you’ve dropped in! Following is a list of ways to bring in the New Year with laughter. Please confirm all details! Cochran NYE Comedy at The Raue Center, Crystal Lake,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Sunday, December 5-Sunday, December 12, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for Sunday, December 5-Sunday, December 12, 2021
Chicago comedians in the news: Happy surprise in our Happy Meal: Kumail Nanjiani as his Eternals character Kingo. CBS Sunday Morning interviewed iO alum Adam McKay about his new movie Don’t Look Up starring Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio. Ticket Alerts: December 23: Erev Christmas Eve Show at The Skokie Theatre. Starring Lia Berman, Seth... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight: Tuesday, November 23-Sunday, November 28, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: Five books by Chicago comedy alums are nominated for the GoodReads’ Best Humor 2021 Award: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, Big Time by Jen Spyra, She Memes Well by Quinta Brunson, Where the Deer and Antelope Play by Nick Offerman and The... Read more »

Chicago comedy ticket alerts for 2022!

Welcome to my Comedy Ticket Alerts Megalist for 2022! Since we’re still in a “plandemic”, please confirm all details. If you click on the “calendars” tab above, you can see listings for even more shows in my (mostly) weekly calendar posts. Thank you for dropping by. Please keep checking in and I’ll keep updating these... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight: Tuesday, November 16-Sunday, November 21, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight: Tuesday, November 16-Sunday, November 21, 2021
When I started these calendars, I was advised to limit each post to ten shows. But if you’re a comedy fan, Chicago is a candy store. There’s something good everywhere all the time. I could never limit the list to ten. Before I know it, it’s eighteen or thirty-seven and I’m compulsively adding every show... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, November 11-Sunday, November 14, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, November 11-Sunday, November 14, 2021
Chicago comedians in the news: Gwen La Roka is a finalist in HBO’s Latino Standup Comedy Competition. Finalists are competing for a spot on the upcoming Entre Nos special. More about Gwen’s comedy at gwenlaroka.com. Ticket alerts: November 18: Dale McPeek album recording at Lincoln Lodge. November 26: Soli Santos hosts Michelle Krajecki and Bob... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, November 4 - Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, November 4 - Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Ticket alerts: November 26: Jan Slavin’s High Fiber Comedy at The Skokie Theatre. Tickets available soon. December 11: Pat Tomasulo Comedy Special Live Taping at Zanies Rosemont. Early show already sold out! December 3-4: Ramy Youssef at The Den Theatre January 22: Pat McGann at The Vic Following is this next week’s Spotlight, at least... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 25-Sunday, October 31, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 25-Sunday, October 31, 2021
Chicago comedians in the news: Chicagoan and “mother of improv” Viola Spolin was the focus of WTTW’s Chicago Stories on Friday, October 22. WTTW kicked off the event with an open-to-the-public Zoom featuring Aretha Sills, Mark Larson, Alan Alda, Bob Balaban, producer Jude Leak, and Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton (a/k/a Frangela). Alan Alda... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, October 19-Sunday, October 24, 2021

Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, October 19-Sunday, October 24, 2021
Chicago comedians in the news: Abi Sanchez was a winner of the second HBO & NYLFF Annual Latino Stand-Up! Comedy Competition and is now one of the stars of the comedy special Entre Nos: The Winners 2 streaming on HBO Max. Katherine Biskupic and Leah Frires (Pure & Weary) headline the Coachella Valley Comedy Festival... Read more »