Comedy

Down & Over’s comedy open mic is down, over

Last Friday night, Down & Over Pub hosted a special weekend stand-up showcase to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its weekly comedy open mic, the longest-running in Bay View. Saturday morning, the venu...

Stand-Up Cinema brings comedy to classics

Movie buffs can confirm that Back To The Future finished five whole weeks of filming before Eric Stoltz was ultimately replaced by Michael J. Fox in the role of Marty McFly, forever altering the timeline of the...

Kyle Kinane slays in endearing Shank showing

Among comedy nerds, Kyle Kinane is already a modern deity of sorts. Since 2010, the suburban Chicago native’s popularity has seen a significant uptick, largely due to his hilarious debut album Death Of The Part...

Brew Ha Ha! crafts comedy with local ingredients

The connection between stand-up comedy and alcohol is undeniable. Though the former doesn’t necessarily require the latter, “two-drink minimum” is a term firmly implanted in the vocabulary of anybody who’s ever...

Joke Thief Night brings open mic to taboo places

In the world of stand-up comedy, there’s no worse crime than stealing another comedian’s material. Even the implied heist of another comic’s jokes has pretty much sunk Carlos Mencia (not that we’re complaining)...

10 comedy shows for a sidesplitting spring

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you somehow managed to make it through another winter. The season wasn’t without its casualties, though. If you’re anything like us, the seemingly unending cold snap lef...