Category: Entertainment

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 »

Joel to the world! A Q&A with Joel Chasnoff about Christmas Eve for the Jews 2020

Like all of us, I had questions when the world shut down this year. When will I see family? When will I see friends? How will I see comedy? Then I had one more question and it also made me sad: Will there be No Christmas for the Jews? Growing up – I’ll just say... Read more »
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Nick and Sheila's Kid ends the year on a high note: A Q&A with Prateek Srivastava

Happy holidays to all! Prateek Srivastava is playing Santa this year in more ways than one and Christmas is arriving early no matter your denomination. Tonight at 7:00 p.m., you’re invited to Prateek’s comedy benefit “34 for 34” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live. Since Prateek... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 17-Sunday, December 20, 2020

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 Don’t Ask Tig 6:30 p.m. Tig Notaro with Judd Apatow. Special guests, plus a chance to ask your question  live. The Second City Holiday Happy Hour 7:00 p.m.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 Prateek Srivastava 34 for 34 7:00 p.m. Prateek celebrates his 34th birthday with 34 comedians. The best standup from comedians... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Thursday, December 10-Monday, December 14, 2020

IN THE NEWS Chicago’s Sip of Hope Cafe is expanding from Fullerton Ave. to a screen near you! Mayim Bialik and Damon Wayans Jr. announced this week that they are producing a new comedy series based on the cafe, “the world’s first coffee shop where ‘it’s ok not to be ok’ and 100% of the... Read more »
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Chicago online comedy calendar: Monday, November 30-Sunday, December 6, 2020

Vicki Quade’s Nuns4Fun has released Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Vicki’s shows are a celebration of laughter for all denominations! The show is available for streaming through December 27. Tickets are $20 and support the retirement fund of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago. Tickets and streaming information at ticketleap.com. Vicki’s new book Close Encounters... Read more »

Online comedy calendar for Monday, November 16-Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hilarious, insightful Chicago comedy anytime: Paul Farahvar’s podcast: Singles Only Jhovany Diaz’s podcast: The Lobo Den Matt Plautz’s podcast: Episode #1 Comedy Gazelle  A new online magazine about Chicago comedy. Current issue features an interview with Laugh Factory Manager Curtis Shaw Flagg. Chicago Comedy Scene Radio All Chicago comedy all the time and a great... Read more »

Chicago comedy online and in-person: Monday, October 26-Monday, November 2, 2020

ONLINE ANYTIME: Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblin & Games by Vicki Quade with Liz Cloud. This show guarantees Halloween joy for every age and affiliation. I got to see it in person last year and it was my best Halloween since childhood. I think we may need that celebration even more this year! You can... Read more »
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Chicago comedy online and in-person: Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 25, 2020

I hope this finds everyone doing as well as possible! If you need comedy, I’ve got a lot of ideas for staying home and going out. Ticket alert:  Sunday, November 1: Jay and Silent Bob at McHenry Outdoor Theater Classes: The Laughing Academy in Glenview offers socially distanced classes for kids K-8. The Annoyance Theatre,  Lincoln... Read more »