Chicago Comedy Ticket Alerts: 2023

By Teme Ring | January 1, 2023

Welcome to the Comedians Defying Gravity Ticket Alert index for 2023! My hobby is scouring comedy listings to find the best shows whether I can attend or not. Is that weird? Well, no matter. My goal is at least one show -maybe more- for every day of the year. Because Chicago Comedy. Here’s what I’ve …

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Chicago New Year’s Eve Comedy: December 31, 2022

By Teme Ring | November 30, 2022

I’ve scoured listings since late October so you can make New Year’s Eve plans while tickets are still plentiful. We still seem to be in a plandemic with things subject to change, so please confirm all details! If you have a show to add, please email me: temewring@gmail.com. I hope this New Year brings you …

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 28- Sunday, December 4, 2022

By Teme Ring | November 28, 2022

Beth Stelling is at The Den Theatre on Tuesday/Photo by Robyn Von Swank CHICAGO COMEDIANS IN THE NEWS Paul Farahvar spoke with the Parkinson’s Foundation about how his father inspired Stand Up for Parkinson’s, the first Comedy Night for the Parkinson’s Foundation Midwest Chapter at Zanie’s Comedy Club Rosemont on December 11. Read Paul’s story here. Amber Ruffin …

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Chicago Comedy Spotlight for Monday, November 21-Sunday, November 27, 2022 (even on Thanksgiving)

By Teme Ring | November 21, 2022

Giulio Gallarotti is at The Den Theatre. Photo by John Cafaro TICKET ALERTS: November 29: Beth Stelling at The Den Theatre THIS WEEK AT: Zanies Chicago: Kevin Bozeman hosts DePaul StandUp Graduation Show, Super 6 Showcase, Tim Smith, Larry Reeb, Jim Flannigan Zanies Rosemont: John Caponera Riddles: Damon Williams presents Degario “Double D” Turner and …

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Chicago Comedy Spotlight for Monday, November 14-Sunday, November 20, 2022

By Teme Ring | November 14, 2022

Maria Bamford is here this week!/Photo by Robyn Von Swank TICKET ALERTS: Nov. 25-Jan. 1: Christmas Bingo It’s A Ho-Ho-Holy Night by Vicki Quade at Greenhouse Theater Center Dec. 1-3: Mo Amer at The Den Theatre. Tickets almost gone. Sixth show just added! Dec. 8: Bad Momz of Comedy Benefit for Gratitude Generation at ABL …

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, November 10-Sunday, November 13, 2022

By Teme Ring | November 10, 2022

Pete Holmes/Photo by Steve Agee. Pete Holmes is at the Den Theatre this week. CHICAGO COMEDIANS IN THE NEWS The winners of the 2021 HBO & NYLFF Latino Stand-Up Comedy Competition, Gwen La Roka and Texan Ralph Barbosa star in the HBO Max standup special Entre Nos which debuts tomorrow night. Thank you to Lia …

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 31-Sunday, November 6, 2022

By Teme Ring | October 31, 2022

Chicago comedy highlights for Monday, October 31-Sunday, November 6, 2022