Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, January 1-Sunday, January 6, 2019

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Visitors in town: Steve Rogers, Caitlin Pelouffo, Mateen Stewart, and the Lucas Brothers.

At Zanies: Emmy Blotnick (Chicago), Laurie Kilmartin (Rosemont), Michael Larimer (St. Charles). Interview with Emmy Blotnick here!

At Riddles: Damon Williams Birthday Bash

At The Improv: DeRay Davis

In the news: Bustle.com named the fourteen “January 2019 movies written or directed by women that’ll kick off your year right.” Second City alum Cathryn Michon is one of the fourteen. She co-wrote the screenplay for A Dog’s Way Home with W. Bruce Cameron.

Following is the rest of this week’s Spotlight. Please confirm all details before leaving home!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

United Nations Comedy Pop Up Show at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Free stand-up show with Chris Damen, Sandy Lee, Shannon Noll, Aaron McDavis, Skyler Higley, and from New York: Steven Rogers and Caitlin Pelouffo. United Nations of Comedy is hosted by Prateek Srivastava, Sohrab Foroozesh, and Brad Kofman.

 

42×42 at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. 42 Chicago comedians who will each do 42-second sets. Plus featured sets from Kelsie Huff, Calvin Evans, Amy Shanker and Sarah Sherman. Hosted by J. Michael Osborne and Andy Fleming.

Improvised Jane Austen at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m.

FUDGE, The Harold Team Gideon at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. FUDGE’s weekly audience-interactive improv show. They’re joined tonight by Gideon.

Home with Midnight in Miami at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:00 p.m. Midnight In Miami is Francisco Quinones, Kathy D’Onofrio, Richard Gomez, Manuela Mendoza, Paul Rogers, & Stephanie Perez.

Devil’s Daughter and Big Tobacco at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Two teams perform iO’s classic Harold.

Best of the Second City at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. The best sketches, songs, and improvisations fifty-two years of Second City’s groundbreaking comedy history.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct. 9:30 p.m. Allison Dunne hosts Russ Williamson, Sean Flannery, Amy Shanker, Caitlyn Peluffo, Marty DeRosa, T Murph.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

Stand Up Stand Up Presents: Mateen Stewart at Little Olive Lounge, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave. (downstairs) at 9:00 p.m. Mateen Stewart is originally from Detroit and now lives in Los Angeles. He has appeared on screen working with Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Ron Hubel, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight as as “the token Black Guy in a national McDonald’s commercial.” With Paul Farahvar. the SUSU debut of Molly Kearney and host Kristen Toomey. Mateen Stewart recently appeared on Paul Farahvar’s podcast Singles Only.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

The Interview Show: Viva The Hideout Edition at The Hideout, 1534 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Mark Bazer interviews Jen Sabella & Erika Wozniak, Hosts of The Girl Talk, Claire Zulkey & Steve Delahoyde, Hosts of Funny Ha-Ha, Mick Dumke & Ben Joravsky, Hosts of First Tuesdays, Owen Ashworth of Advance Base.

The Therapy Players at The Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Chicago’s only all-psychotherapist improv group say “Let Us Defuse Your Holiday Blues!”

The Lucas Brothers at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. These twin brothers are comedians, actors, writers, and producers.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

The Therapy Players at The Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Chicago’s only all-psychotherapist improv group say “Let Us Defuse Your Holiday Blues!”

Laughs for Mike at Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, 7:00 p.m. A comedy show in support of the Michael Yancovich No Joke Foundation, promoting comedy, community and compassion. Co-hosted by Larry Bloom of Funnier By The Lake Comedy and Ricky March of Best Corporate Comedy, with special guest, comedian Steven Curry, and Headliners Reena Calm and Kristen Toomey.

The Lucas Brothers at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. These twin brothers are comedians, actors, writers, and producers.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

The Lucas Brothers at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 7:00 p.m. These twin brothers are comedians, actors, writers, and producers.

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