Especially noted: Evanston comedian Peter-john Byrnes records his album Ghost Story at ComedySportz tonight. He has his own memorable brand of smart, relatable, very, very funny comedy. Highly recommend.
In more album news, Mikey Manker invites you to celebrate his album release with a party later this week.
Congratulations to The Defiant Thomas Brothers! Their show at Second City was scheduled to end this week. They now have an open run due to the crowds and rave reviews. This sketch duo has original, comedic spins where others fear to tread and they always do it with a stratospheric level of creativity. So even though they’re now anchoring that time slot, rush to see them because they just make life better and more comically scrutinized.
A must-see show that is closing this week is Funnyman at the Northlight Theater starring Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt. The last show is on Sunday.
Visitors to Chicago this week include Janeane Garofalo, Tommy Davidson, Tiffany Haddish, Adam Carolla, and Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu. Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly are also touring together and will be here. Check it out below … I found some interesting videos where Tommy Davidson, Tiffany Haddish and Janeane Garofalo reveal stories about their growing up years.
For the comedy and biblio addicts, Jenny Lawson (“the Bloggess”) will be in Chicago for a reading of her latest book, Furiously Happy.
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Thank you, as always, to the Chicago comedy community. There is not another place in the world where all this is possible.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
“Sadsacks and Wisecracks” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m. Weekly comedy showcase hosted by Natalie Jose. Natalie is a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy, starred in the OWN network’s My Life is a Joke and appeared on Last Comic Standing this summer.
Peter-john Byrnes album recording at Comedy Sportz Theater, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. “I’m going to be recording the show that has made audiences laugh but also moved them emotionally (so they tell me), to my considerable irritation. Come watch me wrestle with my sincerity on 100 Proof Comedy at ComedySportz Chicago on October 19th. It’s a story of technology, and nostalgia. It’s a poison-pen love letter to Los Angeles. It’s a story of getting lost repeatedly and eventually finding a way out. It’s called Ghost Story, and I’d like you to come and see it.”
“Omnibus” at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Steven Winchell and Shawn Bowers host live-lit comedy shows about comics history, business and technology. Tonight’s theme is “unlikely pairings of creators and characters and crossovers that never should have happened.”
“Improv All Stars” at Second City, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. An evening of interactive, unscripted improv directed by Mick Napier, the founder of The Annoyance Theatre. Did you know comedians travel from all over the world to study with him? One more reason there is no better city for comedy than Chicago.
“The Female Funnies” at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Patty Vasquez, host of WGN’s Pretty Late (11 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Patty was also one of the stars of the OWN Network’s My Life is a Joke. I have laughed so hard at Patty Vasquez shows I have come close to passing out. No exaggeration.
“The Comedy Evening” at @North Bar, 1637 W. North, 9:00 p.m. “A near perfectly produced night of stand-up comedy” according to Time Out Chicago. Tonight’s line up: Dan Friesen, Nate Burrows, Mike Timlin.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
“Write Club” at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. Comedian and author Ian Belknap hosts this literary brawl which pits two writers head to head. Timekeeper Lindsay Muscato promises to “keep things weird.”
“The Tuesday Ten” at Zanies, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, 8:00 p.m. “A mix of ten headliners, rising stars and surprise guests!”
“The Incubator” at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. A weekly improv showcase which “matches up and coming players with up and coming coaches.”
“The Comedy Bowl” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. Comedy and trivia showcase hosted by Mona Aburmishan. Tonight’s trivia theme: interesting murderers in history, then, thank God, there will be comedy. Tonight’s line up: Brandi Denise, Dave Helem, Soli Santos, Brandall Cole and special guest, Larry Bloom.
104th Mainstage Revue at The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. Directed by Jeff-award winning Director Ryan Bernier. Shows throughout the week.
Pat McGann at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m. Pat McGann was the creator and host of one of my favorite TV shows of all time, the Emmy-nominated Stand Up Chicago, where he taught celebrities how to do stand up. He also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.
“Comedy Secrets: Making Comedy Out of Tragedy” at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. This may be the only show in the world where the audience takes an oath of confidentiality. In return, comedians will reveal secrets they’ve never told anyone. Expect comedy, tragedy and everything in between. Presented by Chicago Underground Comedy. This month’s secrets from: Meredith Kachel, Charlie Rohrer, Eli Yudin. Guest panel: Jason Earl Folks and Bobby Budds. With stand-up comedy from Katy McVay.
“TNT” (“Tuesday Night Thing”) at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Promises “an explosion of improv.”
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Annual “Witty Women Writers Event” at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. Featuring Chicago novelists and humor writers Claire Zulkey, Amy Guth, Wendy McLure, Stacey Ballis and Jen Lancaster. LATE BREAKING NEWS: The Book Cellar has postponed this event, explaining, “Go Cubbies!” But I wanted to leave it in to remind us all to look for it at a later date. Secret confession: I would rather DVR the Cubs and go to this. It sounds like a great evening for bibliomaniac comedy fans.
“Drunk Science” with Sean Flannery at The Comedy Bar, 500 M. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Sean Flannery’s drinks and high jinx stories are legendary. At “Drunk Science” you’ll find out what’s going on in the mind – literally – when that stuff is happening. The science of comedy combined with the comedy of science by a master comedian and storyteller.
“The Social Takeover” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited on stage to open their social media accounts … and hand them over to comedians for the next ninety minutes. Come prepared to enter the witness protection program (Feds are standing by) or sit far from the stage. Either way, a great evening. (No worries – volunteers only!)
Pat McGann at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m.
“Flabbey at the Abbey” at The Abbey, 3420 W. Grace, 8:30 p.m. Weekly showcase. Check site for line-up.
“Comedians You Should Know” at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m. Showcase title says it all. UPDATE: Canceled #GoCubsGo
“Brass Chuckles Comedy” at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 9:00 p.m. Weekly showcase featuring stand up, improv, musical comedy, burlesque and more. Guest host: Scott Duff. Tonight: Meghan Strickland, Joseph William Reese, Joe Fernandez, Vince V. Vice, and Alexandra and Kristin as “Mom Genes.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
Tommy Davidson at The Improv, 5 Woodfield Rd., Mall Store K1 20B, Schaumburg, 7:30 p.m. Tommy Davidson is known for his work in comedy, television, music and film. He began with stand-up in Washington, D.C., then went on to open for Patty LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. Soon, he was starring in In Living Color alongside Damon Wayans, Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey. In film, he was one of the stars of I am Comic and has worked with Spike Lee, Halle Berry and with Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura II, among many others.
Chris DiStefano at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 7:30 p.m. Chris DiStefano is known for his multitude of characters on stage. He is also one of the stars of MTV2’s Guy Code and Girl Code and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.
“Funnyman” at the Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 7:30 p.m. Starring Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt. The story is about “fading vaudeville comic Chick Sherman” working to revive his career in an avant-garde off-Broadway production. Playwright Bruce Graham (White Guy on the Bus, The Outgoing Tide) says Chick Sherman “is part Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Ed Wynn, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Lou Costello, Oliver Hardy, Phil Silvers, and (although he wasn’t a comic) even a dash of Charles Laughton.” Graham says he admired all of these comics except “Milton Berle … I absolutely loathed.” This is the play’s world premiere.
“Laugh Factoria” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. The Laugh Factory promises a “noche de risa” with an all-Latino line up hosted by Joey Villagomez. Featuring: Lucky Luciano, Manny Acosta, Brian ‘Da Wildcat’ Smith, Gwen La Roka and more TBA.
“A Night of Whodunnit” at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. Double feature improv includes two shows: “One Story Told Week by Week,” a parody of NPR’s Serial and “The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.”
Andrew Norelli at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Andrew Norelli was a regular on the sketch comedy show Seriously Unusual Television. His comedy is “part social commentary, part random absurdity.” Shows throughout the weekend.
“Rat Pack Comedy” at The Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan, 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Jim Flannigan. Featuring: John Eide, Andrew Frank, Kahlil Wilson, Amy Shanker. Hosted by Conor Cawley. Music by Daniel Kish.
“You’re Welcome Presents Damon Williams and Friends” at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m. Damon Williams with Erica Clark and Eli Hamilton. Hosted by Dave Helem.
“Just Dickin’ Around” Two-Year Anniversary Show at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. Performers: Krista Atkinson (JDA member), Marla Depew (JDA member), Rachel Michelle Goffinet, Joseph Ivan, Cody Melcher, Amy Sumpter. “Plus: Free pizza! Snacks! Surprise giveaways! An extra-celebratory vibe! Fun galore! **The Cubs will be playing on the same night, so make sure you plan your travels accordingly! Maybe they’ll come celebrate with us after their game is over!”
Stand Up Stand Up presents Mikey Manker Album Release Party at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave., 9:00 p.m. Ten dollars gets you admission + free download of the album! For more about Mikey Manker, read this excellent interview by David Gavri.
Parlour Car at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen, 9:00 p.m. Chicago’s talented comedians plus unexpected guests from around the country. Check Twitter for line-up.
“The Wiggle Room” at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 9:30 p.m. Comedy/burlesque brought to you by Michelle L’amour (Burlesque Hall of Fame) and hosted by Adam Burke. (The Chicago Reader’s Best Stand-Up (2014), Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.)
Tiffany Haddish at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 9:30 p.m. Tiffany Haddish is of Ethiopean Jewish descent. She was raised in foster care after her mother was seriously injured in a car accident and developed schizophrenia. She was later raised by her grandmother. In frequent trouble as a teen, her social worker gave her an ultimatum: psychiatric care or The Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. Many movie, television and comedy credits later,Tiffany Haddish is now one of the stars of NBC’s hit series, The Carmichael Show. She will be at Zanies in Chicago tonight, at Zanies in Rosemont on Friday, and back to Zanies/Chicago on Saturday and Sunday.
“Singles Only” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Horror stories from the dating world. Audience members will have a chance to share their own nightmare relationships and win prizes. Game plan: (1) Comedy heals the pain (2) Enjoy the mixer after the show. Tonight’s line-up: Paul Farahvar, Ali Clayton, Reena Calm and more TBA.
“Messing with a Friend” at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. Susan Messing improvises with another talented comedy personality every Thursday night. Susan Messing’s guest tonight is improviser and story teller Jen Bills who wrote and performed at Second City and now brings improv and creativity to the advertising world.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Tommy Davidson Interview on Chicago’s Comedy Scene Radio, 8:45 a.m. Tony Carr and Steve Touhy interview Tommy Davidson who appears at The Improv this week. Tune in this morning and every morning 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Check out the app, too. CCSR makes it possible to carry Chicago comedy with you any time of the day or night and wherever you are.
“When Did You Know?” at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. “GapersBlock.com hosts ’20×2 Chicago,’ a show in which 20 people from all different walks of creative life … get two minutes each to answer the question of the day in whatever way they like. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition’s question is “When did you know?”” Tonight includes comedians Tim Barnes, Elizabeth Gomez and Amy Sumpter.
“Live Movie Riffing” at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Featuring Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu. Early and late show each feature a different film. Saturday, too.
The Defiant Thomas Brothers at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand and sold out shows, TDB have gone from a limited run to an open run to anchor the 7:30 spot at the Donny Skybox Theatre. The reunion of this award-winning sketch duo caused huge buzz when it was announced. Go see why Tribune critic Chris Jones said they stand with Key & Peele and Second City’s Rachael Mason tweeted, “This is fucking huge!”
Janeane Garofalo at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Janeane Garofalo is one of the pioneers of “alternative comedy” which began its ascent in the late 1980s. Other groundbreakers include Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt, Roseanne Barr, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Marc Maron and Sarah Silverman. “Alt comedy” veers away from traditional comedy set-ups and punch lines and is more free-form and jazz-like.
Janeane Garofalo is known for being outspoken in every area of her life and unafraid to comment on politics. Her views have made her a target of Fox News. She’s said she doesn’t have a thick skin, but it’s also not in her character to be daunted. She is a frequent star of comedy festivals, television and film, including Netflix’ reprisal of Wet Hot American Summer. I still love her in The Truth About Cats and Dogs. Check this all out in her recent Bitch Magazine interview.
“The Day Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Nearly Killed Me” at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 7:30 p.m. “In 2010 Angie McMahon was six months pregnant. She organized the “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Chicago … In 38 days she got $ 25,000 donated, permits from the city, and a Jumbotron. 7,000 people showed up to the event and about 4,000 left before it ended (but not before each and every one of them screamed at her for various reasons). This is her story.”
Tim Barnes’ “It’s All True” at 1917 N. Elston, 7:30 p.m. “It’s All True! with Tim Barnes is leaving the confines of the recording studio at TouchVision TV and hitting the stage … This storytelling podcast is hosted by Chicago-based comic Tim Barnes, who sits down in conversations with authors, comics, musicians, and more to reveal funny, true stories. Special guests include Tim Kinsella, ShowYouSuck, Suey Park, Felonious Munk, and The Puterbaugh Sisters.”
“Funnyman” at the Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 8:00 p.m.
Andrew Norelli at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
“Chicago’s Best Stand Up” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Check site for line up.
Tommy Davidson at The Improv, 5 Woodfield Rd., Mall Store K1 20B, Schaumburg, 8:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
“Bible Bingo” at Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. The latest comedy from playwright Vicki Quade (Late Night Catechism). Audience members will play Bingo, win prizes and share religion stories. Catholicism not required. Open run. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Robert Powell at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Robert Powell is known for being a pure stand-up comic not interested in using it as a springboard to anything else and also, in his own words, for being “offensive not vulgar.” Expect pure honesty and no opinion held back.
“Comedy Killz” at Shakers on Clark, 3160 N. Clark, 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Anna Marie Long and Kate Cullan. Headliner: Tommy Bottoms. Featuring: Lauren Kreiser, Alydar Skyy, Phil Burns, Zack Zajac, JP McAllister, JD. Bouffard.
Chris DiStefano at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
“O.J. Simpson’s Night of Horrors” at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:00 p.m. Double feature starts with screening of Juiced, the O.J. Simpson prank reality show and continues with the “true” (improvised) story of what happened that terrible night presented “in the style of an old-fashioned murder mystery farce.”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
“Funnyman” at the Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
“World of the Weird Monster Show” at The Wheaton All Night Flea and Haunted Flea Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 3:00 p.m.- Midnight Meet, greet and take a photo with Undead Johnny, award-winning star of cable’s sketch-comedy-horror extravaganza, World of the Weird Monster Show, which the Sun-Times “likened to SCTV and Svengoolie having a mutant offspring together.”
Paper Machete at Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m. This fabulous weekly spoken-word showcase features comedians, actors and writers. Lots of famous names, but you don’t have to be famous to participate. If you would like to audition, be on the look-out for your opportunity at The Mash. This week’s line-up TBA (usually announced later in the week).
“Simmer Brown” Halloween Showcase at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:00 p.m. Headliner: Junior Stopka and featuring Mike Wiley. Halloween costume contest included. The Chicago Reader named Junior Stopka “Best Stand Up Comedian” in 2011. Doug Stanhope asked him to tour with him. Dave Attell invited him to appear on Comedy Central. Norm McDonald became a fan on Last Comic Standing. Why is he so beloved? He has a way of turning the light on in the room of dark thoughts. Then turning it off again. But you’re happy because you’re not alone.
Tommy Davidson at The Improv, 5 Woodfield Rd., Mall Store K1 20B, Schaumburg, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Andrew Norelli at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Tiffany Haddish at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.
“Live Movie Riffing” at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Featuring Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu. Early and late show each feature a different film.
Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly at The Rosemont Theater, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 7:30 p.m. These two are stopping in Rosemont for their “Don’t Be a Pinhead Tour.” One I love, the other not so much, but Dennis Miller is more than enough reason to go. Thanks to one of his writers, I attended many tapings of HBO’s Dennis Miller Live. I can say with all certainty that seeing Dennis Miller in person with his quick, cerebral, topical wit is an experience you’ll be glad you had, whether you agree with his politics or not.
“Blackout Diaries” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m.
Adam Carolla at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. Live taping of the award-winning podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. Comedian Adam Carolla has hosted television shows Loveline, The Man Show, Crank Yankers, the Adam Carolla Show and more. He has been a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice and is a bestselling author with In Fifty Years We’ll All be Chicks and Not Taco Bell Material. He is outspoken about social and political issues and if anger and controversy are the results, as they often are, he’s cool with that.
“#DATEME: an OKCupid Experiment” at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. A comedian invented online dating profiles to see who would respond. Watch what happened.
“Charismatic Comedy” at Madison Street Theatre, 1010 W. Madison St., Oak Park, 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Xavier Lamont. “XL” is known for his fearless storytelling. He is a regular guest on Mancow’s Morning Show and appears in the feature film Killing Poe which you can see at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival on November 6. Tonight’s line up features Peter Daniel and is hosted by Rudy Ruiz.
“Whirled News Tonight” at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. “Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. When the audience arrives they will be brought to a table with several local and national publications where they can cut out any articles they are interested in and tack them onto several bulletin boards onstage. The cast will randomly choose these articles throughout the show to inspire their improvised scenes.” Now in its tenth year.
Thanks to the cast members of @NBCChicagoPD in the house for our show last night! pic.twitter.com/26ZzDwvMiy
— Whirled News Tonight (@WhirledNewsChi) October 18, 2015
“The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show” at Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Dave Losso will host this free comedy showcase (donations accepted). Featuring Justin Golak, Matt Drufke, Jason Melton, Dan Muller, Rudy Schultz, Rick Wood, Kahlil Wilson.
Robert Powell at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
“Sunday Morning Stories” at Second City, 1608 N. Wells, 10:00 a.m. For new and seasoned storytellers with opportunities for storytellers-to-be. Second City says: “Watch the show, then sign up to perform at a future date.” Note: more serious than other Second City events, but you can count on the good storytelling to connect and uplift. No doubt there’ll be humor, too. Please click here to learn how to sign up for a slot. Hosts: Kevin D’Ambrosio, Justin Flowers, Lauren Huffman, David Slattery, Billy Sullivan and Ranjit Souri who is the creator and executive producer of the show. Technical Director: Zach Stinnett
“Sunday Morning Stories” is followed by …
“The Sunday Morning Open Mic” at Second City, 1608 N. Wells, 11:00 a.m. Please click here to learn how to sign up for a slot. Hosts: Adam Bowman, Kevin D’Ambrosio, Justin Flowers, James Knowles, Val Jencks and creator and executive producer, Sanjit Souri. Technical Director: Zach Stinnet
[LAST SHOW] “Funnyman” at the Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 2:30 p.m.
Jenny Lawson (“The Bloggess”) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, 4:00 p.m. Hosted by Women & Children First Bookstore. Humor writer Jen Lancaster talks about her just-released book, Furiously Happy.
“Improv Nerd” at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 5:00 p.m. Jimmy Carrane interviews Jen Ellison who is an actor, writer, director and a member of the Comedy Studies faculty at Columbia College.
“Tuxedo Cat Comedy” at Innertown Pub, 1935 W. Thomas, 7:00 p.m. Featuring Kristin Clifford, Kyle Scanlan, Kevin Brody, Tim McLaughlin, Alex Seligsohn and David Philips. Hosted by Rebecca Fass. Free showcase, but donations are appreciated and will go to the performers. Produced by Sean White, Rebecca Fass, David Philips and Jerry Tran.
“Blipsters on Broadway” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. An alternative comedy show hosted by Dave Helem and The Nightly Show’s Felonious Munk. Expect anything: music, commentary, comedians touring through who drop in to test stuff out. All possible. The show’s mantra is “If you think you’ve seen this, you haven’t.”
Tommy Davidson at The Improv, 5 Woodfield Rd., Mall Store K1 20B, Schaumburg, 7:00 p.m.
Comedy of Chicago Showcase at Henry’s, 18 W. Hubbard, 8:00 p.m. A showcase curated by comedyofchicago.com
Tiffany Haddish at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m.
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