Category: Entertainment

Chicago comedy calendar for Tuesday, June 15-Monday, June 21, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: HBO announced that Jaboukie Young-White will collaborate with Issa Rae to adapt The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members by Vanessa R. Panfil into a half-hour series. The show follows “a closeted 20-something living in Chicago who, grieving a gang-related death, drops out of college to find... Read more »

Comedy is back! 101 hot ticket alerts for Chicagoland!

Comedy is back in person! I’ve reconnoitered the landscape and here are 101 hot shows likely to sell out in advance. Advisory: get tickets soon! As always, please confirm all details as the world re-opens. Please keep checking back. I’ll continue to add shows as I hear about them. June 15 Ladylike at The Lincoln... Read more »

Chicago comedy calendar for Wednesday, June 9-Monday, June 14, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: “Trevor Noah presents Josh Johnson” debuts on Comedy Central on Friday, June 18. Josh Johnson got his comedy start in Chicago and is now a writer on The Daily Show. He has also been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He is at Zanies in Rosemont this week.... Read more »

Chicago comedy calendar: Saturday, April 17-Sunday, April 25, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: Prateek Srivastava’s hit #1 album “Nick and Sheila’s Kid” is now available as a deluxe digital vinyl edition featuring additional material and newly released photos. Exclusively at I also always treasure Patti Vasquez’s insights and comedy. Stay up to date at for shows like “Whiskey and a Cookie”... Read more »

Valentine's Day 2021: online comedy for Chicago and beyond

Chicago comedy in the news: The Pat Tomasulo Podcast Pat goes behind the scenes of his life and talks about life in these times. Paul Farahvar and Tristan Triptow have a sweet new Instagram venture. Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane Most recently, Jimmy interviewed Michelle Gilliam, owner and artistic director of Milwaukee’s IMPROVMKE. Also –... Read more »

Inside "The Many Worlds of Ross and AJ"

It’s hard to believe, but the duo now racking up millions of hits on TikTok barely knew each other when they were up-and-coming comedians in Chicago. As their careers skyrocketed, AJ Lubecker and Ross Kelly separately made the pilgrimage to L.A. They met by chance on a film set and comic sparks flew. That fateful... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Chicago & beyond: Inauguration Day through Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: Mike Lebovitz proves that the year is just getting better with his new album Two Slob Household. Mike is one of the founders of “Comedians You Should Know,” a nationally known showcase based in Chicago, and appeared on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and HBO’s The Deuce. Find Mike’s album... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Chicago and beyond: Thursday, January 7-Monday, January 11, 2021

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 Congrats on Your Success 7:00 p.m. One of Chicago’s iconic standup shows. Free but donations appreciated. The Laugh Factory 9:00 p.m. Stand up with Joel McHale, Doug Benson and Adam Carolla. FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 Greg Proops 7:00 p.m. Live standup. KO Comedy 10:00 p.m. Live standup produced by Sammy Obeid. Sam Morrill... Read more »

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day online comedy calendar for Chicago and beyond

Stream anytime: Paul Farahvar released a new episode of Singles Only with Chicago comedian Netra! Vicki Quade, the President of Nuns4Fun, discusses her acclaimed new book Close Encounters of a Chicago Kind on WGN Radio here. See Chicago-area comedians in Tom of Your Life, including Bill Gorgo, Steven J. Springer and Nick Garza. The movie... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 24-Wednesday, December 30 , 2020

Chicago comedians in the news: Congratulations to Prateek Srivastava whose album Nick and Sheila’s Kid debuted at #1 on the iTunes and Amazon comedy charts. Chicago native Craig Robinson, who played Darryl in The Office among many other roles, hosts The Masked Dancer which premieres Sunday on channel WFLD-channel 32 at 7:00 p.m. Comedians expressed... Read more »