ABOUT THIS SHOW
BAPS: A Comedy Variety Showcase is based out of Chicago, IL and showcases women of color in comedy. BAPS was created to fill a void in Chicago: providing a platform for talented women of color in a typically male-dominated industry. BAPS includes everything from stand-up and solo sketches to music and storytelling.
From the artists: As women of color, it is our job to support, root and cheer for each other every chance we get! Get ready to hear voices that are positive, proud and unapologetic. We’ve been traveling around the Midwest performing and teaching workshops. We are excited to bring it back home to Steppenwolf!
DOORS: 7:30 PM
SHOW: 8:00 PM
$10//available online and at the door
Your favorite monthly Thursday night comedy show is BACK!
Just Us Gals is a not-to-be-missed live comedy party that combines a meticulously curated lineup of the best comedians in the city.
For just $10, JUG will rip the fabric of reality before your very eyes and build it up again as a goofy, whimsical, Prosecco-drenched paradise. ARE U IN???
Our free, comedian-curated, stand-up show is in its 6th year of diverse, smart, & hilarious comedy in a pop art glitter bar with a dance party afterparty! This Thursday, we have a special show with Chicago's best & brightest comics from StandUp NBC, The Onion & AV Club Comedy Fest, Laugh Factory, Zanies, Second City, The Lincoln Lodge, Cards Against Humanity, & more, plus visiting NYC & LA comics from Netflix, Conan, & NBC Breakout Fest! Join us at 8pm at Beauty Bar & spend your night laughing with
💅$15 MANI/MARTINI DEAL 💅
❄️SIGNATURE SLUSHIES ❄️
💪FREE TEMPORARY TATTOOS 💪
🍻DRINK SPECIALS 🍻
🕺🏻DANCE PARTY AFTERPARTY 🕺🏻
Chicago’s top stand-up comics, plus touring comedians from around the country- since 2013! We focus on female comics, queer comics, and comics of color, and feature different comedians on every lovingly curated show! Now weekly!
Tuxedo Cat Comedy
Bar opens at 7pm, Show at 8pm-ish
$5 suggested donation
Beauty Bar Chicago
1444 W Chicago Ave
Produced by Chicago comedians:
Rebecca Fass, Jerry Tran, & Le Aboav
Back in December, I decided to go up on a stage with no notes, no previously written material, no idea what was going to happen & a deep dish. All jokes, all stories, all one liners, all conversations were completely improvised. On April 20th, you get to see that unique one night only performance ALL. OVER. AGAIN!
Join me friends, fans, haters & deep dish lovers for an evening of art, laughs, picture taking & maybe a dance battle or two. In partnership with The People's Stage Karaoke, we bring to you the official special/album release party for my very first comedy special, "Lonely Wit".
Featuring the full screening, live performances, special announcements, dancing & karaoke! Don't forget that there's a bar, food & KARAOKE! All this for a $5 suggested donation. Thank you all so much for your support thus far & I look forward to having a blast with you in April!
Photo: I'm 25 now so enjoy the Adele inspired event cover haha
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The fun continues at Emerald City Uptown! Comedy, music, & storytelling!
Admission: free (tips accepted!)
Music by Maya Kuper
Music by Zoe Pike
Comedy by Justin Flowers
Music by Manny Capozzi
Comedy by Katie Zane
Music and Story by Rob Dorn
Comedy by Dan Shapiro
Monologue by Adrienne Brandyburg
Comedy by Amber Autry
Theater Stand-up comedy Acoustic music
WHAT IS ADLER AFTER DARK?
Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 pm.) With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget.
People of Chicago & beyond, allow us to introduce to you your new favorite comedy showcase. Brought to you a by a couple of people who do comedy well & believe in other people who do comedy well.
People of Comedy is The Juicebox Theater's very first stand up comedy showcase and will focus on showcasing a variety of different talents from many marginalized & diverse voices. We are the difference makers in comedy. We are the voices that deserve to be heard. We are the new majority. We are...People. Of. Comedy.
Meet The People:
Aaron A ARon
& Jayson Acevedo
18+ | $10 Suggested Donation | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale
Stories from the Beat Lounge is a monthly storytelling showcase featuring a combination of both seasoned, as well as more recent members of the Chicago storytelling community. The show’s lineup consists of an array of subjects: from humorous to morose, adventurous to suspenseful, and anything in between. Like the stories themselves, no two showcases are the same.
$8 College Student
$5 Training Center Student
We’ve partnered with the co-founders of Wakandacon and other notable Afrofuturists in the Chicago area to help explore Afrofuturism in the city where it was born. Join game designer Allen Turner in an immersive building-wide game inspired by the characters and worlds of Rayla 2212 and the all-new Eartha 2198, novels by Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack. Check out a special panel including Ytasha and other Afrofuturist thinkers and scientists in a discussion surrounding dark matter, blackness, and brave spaces. Don’t miss a screening of A Love Letter to the Ancestors From Chicago and performances by guests DJs, dancers, and storytellers who will take you on this Afrofuturistic journey.
This inclusive experience will fuse art, (pop) culture, technology and science as we travel together to the Afrofuture—only at Adler After Dark.
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members
At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members
Doane Tours (SOLD OUT):
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members
Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
Fishbowl Improv presents the 6th Annual Tides Comedy Festival, or Tides 6. Tides 6 is a two night comedy festival featuring professional and collegiate comedians from across the country performing improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. This festival is entirely FREE out of the love of our hearts. Check out the lineups below:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
6:30 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - 8th Floor Improv Comedy Group (Ohio State University)
7:20 PM - Ian Gray
7:25 PM - Backburner Sketch Comedy (Ohio State University)
7:45 PM - Lily Maslia
7:50 PM - Lady Parts (Bowling Green State University)
8:10 PM - INTERMISSION
8:20 PM - The Plastic Shatners Improv (Bowling Green State University)
8:40 PM - Andrew Muller
8:45 PM - Tulsa, Oklahoma (Ohio State University)
9:05 PM - Jackson Donaldson
9:10 PM - Women of OSU Comedy
9:30 PM - INTERMISSION
9:40 PM - Burp Lawyers (Ohio State University)
10:00 PM - ROT (Pro - Columbus, OH)
10:40 PM - INTERMISSION
10:50 PM - Jenn Snyder (Pro - Columbia, SC)
11:20 PM - Great Lakes Activity Center (Pro - New York, NY)
12:00 AM - Closing
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
6:00 PM - Doors Open
6:35 PM - Roial Players (Michigan State University)
6:55 PM - Seth Shanley
7:00 PM - Ruckus (University of Pittsburgh)
7:20 PM - Alyssa Hopkins
7:25 PM - The No Parking Players (Carnegie Mellon University)
7:45 PM - Christian Thomas
7:50 PM - Full Ammo Improv (Penn State University)
8:10 PM - INTERMISSION
8:20 PM - Ella Hickman
8:25 PM - Uncle John's Friends (Musical - Ohio State University)
8:45 PM - 45 Kings (Loyola University Chicago)
9:05 PM - Matt Loxley
9:10 PM - INTERMISSION
9:20 PM - Fudge (Pro - Chicago, IL)
10:00 PM - BAPS : A Comedy Variety Showcase (Pro - Chicago, IL)
10:40 PM - INTERMISSION
10:50 PM - Hannah Boone (Pro - New York, NY)
11:20 PM - 2 Fins (Pro - New York, NY)
12:00 AM - Closing
The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show were standup comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true incredible drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can dive even deeper by asking questions to the performers.
The show has been a critics' pick by most major Chicago papers and been featured on NPR, Comedy Central and more. Its host and creator, Sean Flannery, was even named the best drunk in Chicago by The Chicago Reader, though we are still trying to figure out what that award means and if it's an accolade.
Come by for some of the funniest drinking stories you've heard. And stay for the Malort! (show is sponsored by Malort and even includes free tastes with a slogan contest).
The Cupcake Comedy Cabaret is a weekly comedy showcase where we gather some of our favorite performers, bake a fresh batch of cupcakes, and have the best damn Thursday night anyone could have!
Champion of laughter & Co-Host:
Amazing House Baker & Co-Host:
It’s 2019 and the night before Ruth & Ellaine finally accomplish their lifelong dream; playing Madison Square Garden. You’re invited to share this special evening with the now rich and famous duo while they relive old memories, share their favorite Christmas songs and stories, and are visited by friends *THAT’S YOU* who may just remind them of what Christmas and comedy are all about.
Join us in Mary's show room to see Chicago's top stand up and improv acts. Call (708) 445-0272 and make your reservations before the show fills up!
This special Black Wednesday edition features show favorites:
Correy Boyd-Bell (TruTv)
Joey Villagomez (HBO)
Tyler Fowler (Zanies)
Adrienne Brandyburg (Steppenwolf)
Vik Pandya (NBC Breakout Festival)
“Try My Luck” will be playing at the Studio Movie Grill (Chicago) on September 2! Get your tickets on Eventbrite to see “Try My Luck,” as it premieres with the big attraction of “Blackboard Jungle
We're doin it again y'all!
At the Underground Lounge 952 W Newport Ave, Chicago
August 30th 8PM
We've got an amazing lineup of some of the best comics this side of the Mississippi!
With your dope AF Headling
See you there baby!
"How'd We Get Here?" is back for another round of gut-wrenching, tear-jerking stories from some of Chicago's hottest comedians
This month's theme is "FOOL ME TWICE" -stories where you mess up or make the same mistake, not once, but twice.
THURSDAY APRIL 26TH @ 8PM.
Meet us at BOURBON ON DIVSION 2050 W. Division ave
(The stage is located on the second floor)
$5 cover at the door.
We're muy excited to announce our April 2018 Showcase!
In 2018- we're doing our shows POP UP style!
Saturday April 21st, 2018
Doors 7:30pm/Show 8pm
Anchor Baby Vintage, 2315 N Pulaski (Pulaski & Fullerton- next door to Miracle Center), Chicago, IL 60639
Support Latina owned small businesses! https://www.facebook.com/anchorbabyvintage/
Spring is in the air! Come on out and enjoy an evening of Latina/Latinx comedians - and our favorite honorary locas!
Las Locas Comedy co-producers: Soli Santos & Janice V. Rodriguez
- Jess Martínez (Feminine Comique)
- Adrienne Brandyburg(BAPS Comedy)
- Chrissi Hartigan (Annoyance Theatre)
- Jessica Besser-Rosenberg (Living Room Sessions)
BYOB. All guests are asked to drink responsibly. No talking allowed during the performance. Seating is first come first serve so please arrive early.
**Donations accepted and shared with our showcase performers!**
For more info about Las Locas Comedy please visit laslocascomedy.comand follow us on Facebook at Las Locas Comedy and on Instagram/Twitter @laslocascomedy
Divide & Conquer is back at the Laugh Factory Chicago Thursday April 12 at 8pm, and since everything on the planet is fine and our democracy is not in disarray, I'm sure these comics will have nothing to talk ab-holy hell everything is on fire! Tickets: http://www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago
Studies say millennials are self-absorbed, hungry for attention and addicted to social media. WELL GUESS WHAT HATERS...we can’t read!
We’ve put our over-confident heads together and come up with a kickass show that joins our favorite things...us! Amazing performances! And instant, quantifiable affirmation!
Verified Laughs is a weekly show that pits Chicago’s best comedians against each other as they vie for the audience’s vote. At the end of the month, the winners of each weekly show will compete in a championship.
Who will #GetVerified?
Hosted by Zako Ryan
And your headliner Abi Sanchez
Yerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! And we back ! Black History Month may be over pero like it's Women's History Month so we still bout to act the hell up... because Black Women are so magical they get EVERY month plus 2 with a little cherry on top. We have an amazing wonderful diverse line up of performers this month LIKE WE DO EVERY MONTH.
Hosting: B.A.P.S. Comedy
Gwen La Roka
The best raffle in the city
Joke & Dagger🗡 - Stand Up Comedy Show - TUESDAY March 13th - 9pm
2nd & Last Tuesday’s
every Month @safehouse_chi
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The Walker Twiins Presents: Under the Twiinfluence Comedy Showcase Hosted by The Walker Twiins with headliner Adrienne Brandyburg, also featuring Ronnie George Phipps, Sharron Palm, Nathan K.O. Gallaway, and René Humberto Valdiviezo.
The Show is Saturday March 10th
The Chicago Space
2323 N. Pulaski
Doors at 7, Show at 8.
$12 Online Advanced Ticket
$15 At the door
Drinks and 4 Pack ticket options available online!