Sep
8
9:30 PM21:30

Strip Joker

Second Saturday of the Month @9:30pm

$20

Produced by Brittany Meyer & Molly Kearney

Photography by Robert Littwin & Sarah Larson

 

Chicago's only body-positive stand-up comedy showcase! 
Presenting a roster of Chicago's finest stand-up comedians, Strip Joker provides a space for diverse voices, sexualities, genders, comedic styles, and bodies - often, shedding some clothing. The resulting blend is vulnerable and beautiful which has earned them accolades in Huffington Post, Chicago Reader, RedEye Chicago, Rebellious Magazine for Women, Chicagoist and was included the 2017-2018 Feminist Theatre Watch List by Spiel Chicago. Strip Joker is partnered with the "You Are Beautiful" sticker project to promote this message of body positivity to extend to all performers and patrons of the show, and can now be seen on stages across the country. 

Want to know more? Check out their website Click Here -> StripJokerComedy.com

https://www.uptownunderground.net/strip-joker

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Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

JUST US GALS

Chicago's absolute best stand-ups, sketch writers, and total freaks have joined forces with meticulously curated lineup of indie musicians and DJs a for JUST US GALS, a variety show/party that frankly puts all other variety show/parties to shame, every month at Sleeping Village!!!

For the low low price of $7 which is frankly way too cheap and we should change it, JUST US GALS is a not-to-be-missed live comedy and music party guaranteed will rip the fabric reality before your very eyes and build it up again as a paradise where everything is very funny and/or sounds nice.

JULY LINEUP:

Jessy Morner-Ritt (Funny or Die)

Sammy Arechar (MTV's Wonderland, Limestone Comedy Festival)

Lauren Walker (The Second City)

Shantira Jackson (Reductress, 50 Central, Cards Against Humanity)


Music: 

TASHA - Raised in Chicago, TASHA started out where many notable Chicago artists have- participating in Young Chicago Authors at just 15. “It was writing and performing that allowed me to appreciate and love my blackness,” says TASHA. In 2016, TASHA released her first project, Divine Love. Armed with an electric guitar, she seamlessly incorporates poetry into her sets; speaking on Black joy, self-love, and radical softness. Her work for nonprofit, BYP100, is also a source of inspiration for TASHA’s art. She believes in a world without police and prisons, and uses her art, above all else, as a vessel for revolution, liberation, and love.

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Jul
3
9:30 PM21:30

Top 10 Tuesdays - Laugh Factory

We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

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Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Shade: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show

LookOut presents
SHADE: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show
PRIDE Weekend Comedy Showcase

June 15 & 16 at 8pm
$20

ABOUT THE SHOW
Laugh it up with Chicago's best LGBTQIAP comics during Pride Weekend!

Let’s be frank: Comedy has a ways to go when it comes to making space for diverse voices and bodies. Across the country, there are strong, vibrant, and hilarious stand-up comics striving to break into the conversation. SHADE: An ACTUALLY Diverse Comedy Show features comedians from marginalized communities--people of color, LGBTQIAP, and women--and presents shows around a particular theme. All are welcome, Shade is mandatory.

FEATURING
Sonal Aggarwal
Clare Austen-Smith
Matt Brown
Collier Free
Colette Gregory
Zak Stemer
Malic White
KJ Whitehead

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Shade: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show

LookOut presents
SHADE: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show
PRIDE Weekend Comedy Showcase

June 15 & 16 at 8pm
$20

ABOUT THE SHOW
Laugh it up with Chicago's best LGBTQIAP comics during Pride Weekend!

Let’s be frank: Comedy has a ways to go when it comes to making space for diverse voices and bodies. Across the country, there are strong, vibrant, and hilarious stand-up comics striving to break into the conversation. SHADE: An ACTUALLY Diverse Comedy Show features comedians from marginalized communities--people of color, LGBTQIAP, and women--and presents shows around a particular theme. All are welcome, Shade is mandatory.

FEATURING
Sonal Aggarwal
Clare Austen-Smith
Matt Brown
Collier Free
Colette Gregory
Zak Stemer
Malic White
KJ Whitehead

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Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

CAMP: A Comedy Show

CAMP is a comedy show that welcomes performers into a supportive space and fosters a sense of community around creativity. CAMP features seasoned stand up comics, character comedians, games, and fresh talent. It's high-energy, it's weird, and it's suddenly your favorite night of the week. It will make you feel like a kid again, possibly because your Camp counselor hosts usually have Kool-Aid mustaches. The show takes place in the Village Tap beer garden, so THIS SHOW IS ON A PATIO, OUTSIDE, IN THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE! The beer garden is a year-round space and can be covered/heated when needed so weather can't stop us!

CAMP is a fun, live comedy show that creates a supportive place for artists to take risks. 

Every Monday at 8:30 PM at The Village Tap, 2055 W Roscoe St.

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Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jo Firestone | The Onion Comedy and Arts Fest

Clare Austen-Smith is thrilled to opening for Jo Firestone at the Onion's Comedy & Art Festival! 

 

Jo Firestone | The Onion Comedy and Arts Fest
6/2 7PM | 21+ | $15 SOLD OUT

http://www.jofirestone.com
Jo Firestone has been hailed one of the most unique voices in comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular Punderdome 3000, NYC’s Inner Beauty Pageant, and her touring show Friends of Single People. Jo was featured in the Jake and Amir pilot, and can be seen on the HBO series High Maintenance. Jo has also written for The Chris Gethard Show. Jo has performed at Riot LA, The New York Comedy Festival, Moontower, Outside Lands, Blue Whale Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest. She can be seen in the film “Don’t Think Twice,” has the #1 best-selling card game available on Amazon now and was recently named one of Rolling Stones’s top 10 comics to know. Jo is currently a writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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May
31
9:30 AM09:30

Verified Laughs

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Where everyone and their grammy needs followers! Brand! And a constant stream of content! Out of this hellscape comes Verified Laughs, a weekly show where Chicago's top comics go head to head for YOUR VOTE. The winners compete in a showdown at the end of the month to win the ultimate, most verified title.

http://www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago/date/2018-06-13

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