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This here is just a lil community on LiveJournal for fans of the Chicago stand-up comedy scene and Chicago-based comedians, as well as general discussion on gigs, performers, gripes, flings, rooms, troupes, etc. Come out and play.
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Jan. 30th, 2008 @ 03:01 pm Lonnie Bruhn and the Cripple xXx Comedy Tour
Current Location: Portland, ORegon

Hey, I am a comedian out of Portland Oregon. Myself and one other comedian, Joe Fontenot are launching a nationa tourl called  The Cripple xXx Comedy Tour in February which will help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. It’s not your normal fundraiser, It is a very dirt show. I’m considered by media here is one of the dirtiest comedians in the NW. After the 8th of March we have open dates and we will be finishing up our shows in Minneapolis and heading towards Cleveland.  I am very interested in finding a Chicago area venue, is there anyone in your community that might be able to help us find one.

I have a complete digital press kit with sample vids of the tour, or you can also go and check out www.myspace.com/cripplex. I have cerebral Palsy,  this is a very important project to me. And I’m not your normal cute disability act you normally come across. I’ve opened for Stanhope many times, worked with Sean Rouse on more than one occasion and good friends with Stanhope and Andy Andris. I've been in comedy for 18 years.

 Any help would be greatly appreciated.

lonnie_bruhn:
Jun. 14th, 2007 @ 05:10 pm Two Great Shows - Eugene Mirman and Neil Hamburger!
The Empty Bottle presents...
@ The Lakeshore Theater
3175 N. Broadway

This Sunday! June 17th @ 8:30 PM
EUGENE MIRMAN
with LEO ALLEN
and A.D. MILES
All Ages - $15

and...

Saturday, August 4th @ 9:00 PM
NEIL HAMBURGER
with DR. EL SUAVO
All Ages - $10

For details and to buy tickets, go to www.emptybottle.com
And for more great comedy shows in Chicago, visit www.lakeshoretheater.com
ebchicago:
Jan. 15th, 2007 @ 04:54 pm Special Guest @ The Birds Nest Tonight!
Danny Bevins is going to be at the Improv in Schaumburg this weekend performing with the Jameson Comedy Tour. That show costs $17...

But tonight you can actually see him for only $5 at The Birds Nest (2500 N Southport)!

This LA based comedian been on Comedy Central, The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, The San Francisco International Comedy Festival and a lot of other things. It's going to be a great show and it's a great deal.

Show starts @ 9pm.
bfojas:
Jan. 10th, 2007 @ 03:23 pm Spectacular Show!
Have you been to the Gorilla Tango Theater (1919 N Milwaukee) yet? It's an awesome little theater that is putting on some great comedy shows. Every Wednesday they have the "Spectacular Show" hosted by Cameron Esposito. The show features 5 or 6 different comics every week. It's a great show and Cameron brings free cupcakes for the crowd! Check it out because it's a lot of fun. Where else are you going to go on a Wednesday?

Showtime is 10pm every Wednesday
Cover is $10
Check out their myspace page for more details
bfojas:
Nov. 6th, 2006 @ 07:50 pm 1 Year!!
The Birds Nest Comedy Showcase is having their 1 year anniversary tonight. Come on out and celebrate with a night of FREE comedy! Scheduled performers include Mike Stanley, Victor Marinier, Dean Carlson, Brendan McGowan, Sean Rumrill, Nick Morgan, Jeff Hansen, Daryl Amandes, Sam Fels, and Bradley Fojas!

There are probably more people performing as well as more surprises through out the night. You will be thoroughly entertained if you are in attendance this evening. You will also be able to enjoy $2 PBR cans and $1 tacos.

Birds Nest is located at 2500 N Southport. Show starts at 9:30PM. See you there.
bfojas:
Oct. 20th, 2006 @ 04:12 pm "Your Sunday Best" @ Bad Dog Tavern
Hey guys,
The Showcase at Bad Dog Tavern just got onto myspace! Click on this link to be taken to the Myspace page for "Your Sunday Best". Some of the best comedians in Chicago perform at the showcase every Sunday, so add it to your friends list and you'll know when your favorite comics will be performing there.

If you've never been to the show before, now is a better time than ever! Scheduled to perform this Sunday (Oct 22) are Dan Polydoris, Andy Ross, Becky Garcia, Mike Wiley, and Robert Buscemi! Next weeks performers include Lauren Bishop, Michael Palascak, Eric Pennell, Jeff Hansen, and Mike Stanley!
bfojas:
Oct. 4th, 2006 @ 03:12 pm The Lincoln Lodge is starting it's 7th season!
This was all copied off of the Lincoln Lodge Website.
Appearing Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm!

Steve O. Harvey


Dwayne Kennedy


Robbie Q.

"The Historic North Side" -- Now back from our summer hiatus, The Lodge inaugarates Season VII with Opening Fezz-tivities 2006. This gala event includes a pre-show reception with The Lodge cast featuring a complimentary "comfort food" buffett and $2 beers and cocktails, followed by a press conference in which the producers of The Lincoln Lodge will unveil its special programming for the 2006-2007 season and introduce this season's new cast members and featured members.

And if that's not enough, at 9pm we'll have our first two performances of Chicago's best stand-up comedy and variety showcase featuring our own STEVE O. HARVEY, rising comic JARED LOGAN ("A Demon Who Never Appeared"), and The Lodge debut of performance poet ROBBIE Q. For our headliner, we're thrilled to bring back Chicago native DWAYNE KENNEDY, as featured on the Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and his own half-hour Showtime special.

So what does all this showbiz magic cost? Just $15 for the opening cocktail reception, press conference and show -- or just $8 if you attend the show at 9pm. The entire program will run both nights. Due to limited space and our significant investment in chicken fingers, reservations are highly recommended. Call (773.251.1539) or email us today!


bfojas:
Sep. 28th, 2006 @ 01:19 pm Comics 4 Change!
Comics4Change Benefit Show 9/28th

Starring:
BRADY NOVAK (Improv Olympic), BECKY GARCIA (SpitFire), JOSH CHENEY (A Demon Who Never Appeared), STEVE O. HARVEY (Lincoln Lodge) and Chicago's own Destined Legend…LEON ROGERS (Barbershop) and hosted by ALLISON LEBER (Hello, My Name is You).

WHAT: COMICS4CHANGE Benefit Party for New Orleans Common Ground Collective

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 28th Doors open at 8 pm
(Open Bar from 8 to 9 pm)

WHERE: The Mix @ 2843 N. Halsted (Diversey & Halsted)
CALL 4 INFO: 773-505-1198

ADMISSION: $12

This show is part 1 of 2 for New Orleans Common Ground Collective (www.commongroundrelief.org)
bfojas:
Sep. 6th, 2006 @ 06:11 pm (no subject)


THE ROMEROS w/ ROBERT BUSCEMI, KUMAIL, JARED LOGAN

A fixture on Chicago's North Side standup comedy scene since January 2002, ROBERT BUSCEMI delivers his wildly original material tonight. "We can't say enough about this comic.ROBERT BUSCEMI is daring and fearless in his off-key humor ... and could easily be the next big Chicago comedian. So see him at the local level--before he goes away." - Chicago Tribune

Do you remember rock and roll radio, because that's what THE ROMEROS are.
- David Bash, Founder Of The International Pop Overthrow Festival
serialldykiller:
Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 06:22 pm (no subject)


THE ROMEROS w/ ROBERT BUSCEMI, KUMAIL, JARED LOGAN

A fixture on Chicago's North Side standup comedy scene since January 2002, ROBERT BUSCEMI delivers his wildly original material tonight. "We can't say enough about this comic.ROBERT BUSCEM I is daring and fearless in his off-key humor ... and could easily be the next big Chicago comedian. So see him at the local level--before he goes away." - Chicago Tribune

Do you remember rock and roll radio, because that's what THE ROMEROS are.
- David Bash, Founder Of The International Pop Overthrow Festival
serialldykiller: