Comics are not always funny—but in those cases, they can be claimed as high art, like The Walking Dead or Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Comics—the other kind—aren't always funny either. They either curl up like dead spiders and disappear beneath a dresser forever, or they soldier on to another open mike. That quick homonym demonstration aside, here's the deal with a new stand-up comedy show happening at Challengers Comics + Conversation on the last Thursday of every month. Action Comedy is a nod to Action Comics, the series in which Superman first appeared, published by what would become DC Comics. The show's produced by a five-boy team of Kevin Brody, Mitch Kurka, Ian Abramson, Jeff Scheen, and Zach Peterson, and joins an already pretty stellar line-up of live programming at the shop. Continue reading >>
Stand-up showcase of local comedians presented by Alex Stone, Thomas Brady, Rebecca O'Neal, Sonia Denis, and Sam McHale.
A weekly stand-up show with a secret headliner. $5http://theblindbetshow.com
Al Madrigal hosts a lineup that also includes Martin Morrow, Kevin Vidal, Ali Barthwell, and Aisha Alfaon 6/5 and Ron Funches hosts a lineup that includes Danielle Pinnock, Rebecca O'Neal, and Azhar Usman on 6/6. $20
An ever-changing lineup of local stand-ups. $17 plus two-drink minimum
Hosted by Sonia Denis and Rebecca O'Neal, this scrappy showcase boasts about 50 comics a week. Freehttp://coleschicago.blogspot.com
$10, $5 in advancehttp://comediansyoushouldknow.com
Rebecca O'Neal hosts this BYOB comedy show that features local stand-ups and is, curiously enough, operated out of a used book store.
$17 plus two-item minimum
$19 plus two-item minimum
A monthly stand-up showcase that offers a lineup of local comedians and a menu of craft beer specials. $5 suggested donation