People of Comedy #4
May
24
10:00 PM22:00

People of Comedy #4

The fourth edition of Chicago's newest favorite stand up showcase is here and you should be there. So go. Come. Now!

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.

LINEUP:
Matt Brown
Elise Fernandez
Michael Njuguna Robinson

Meet The People:

Sharup Karim

Spark Tabor

Menaka Deolekar

Aaron McDavis

& Jayson Acevedo

18+ | $5 PRESALE | $10 Door | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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NBC Break Out Festival (2 Shows)
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

NBC Break Out Festival (2 Shows)

This 5th annual comedy smorgasboard features a dynamic partnership with NBC and Second City showcasing some of the hottest, emerging and seasoned comedic acts in stand-up, sketch and improv.

Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune’s Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

5th Annual NBC Second City Break Out Comedy Festival

Thursday, June 6 at 7:30pm:  Hosted by Christina Anthony

Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm and 10pm:  Hosted by Godfrey

Sunday, June 9 at 7:30pm:  Hosted by Felonious Munk

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Outcasted Live at Steppenwolf Theater (Friday)
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Outcasted Live at Steppenwolf Theater (Friday)

"Where are you from?" A question that equally annoys all three comedians in this comedy trio.

AK, Sabeen, and Sharup are Muslim-American comedians from three different immigrant family backgrounds that, like most first or second generation Americans, will forever struggle with identity issues. Their comedy focuses on their journey to define their own unique American identity, meanwhile feeling outcasted at times by the communities they belong to.

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Outcasted Live at Steppenwolf Theater (Saturday)
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Outcasted Live at Steppenwolf Theater (Saturday)

"Where are you from?" A question that equally annoys all three comedians in this comedy trio.

AK, Sabeen, and Sharup are Muslim-American comedians from three different immigrant family backgrounds that, like most first or second generation Americans, will forever struggle with identity issues. Their comedy focuses on their journey to define their own unique American identity, meanwhile feeling outcasted at times by the communities they belong to.

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

People of Comedy #3

We back with three times the melanin! More melanin than ever before! Like three times more, ya dig? Our last two shows have been packed AF! So get those tickets early!

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 exclusive 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.

FEAT:
Sabeen Sadiq
Dario Durham

HEADLINING:
Chitlin Burrito Improv (Comedy Central, NBC, The Second City)

Meet The People:
Sharup Karim
Spark Tabor
Menaka Deolekar
Aaron A ARon
& Jayson Acevedo

18+ | $10 Suggested Donation | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Outcasted Boston

Description

"Where are you from?" is a question that is incredibly annoying to many Americans - especially to this comedy trio. AK, Sabeen, and Sharup are Muslim-American comedians from three different immigrant backgrounds that will forever struggle with their own identity issues. Their renowned standup comedy delves into the hilarious journey to define their own unique American identity while feeling outcasted at times by the world around them.

Comedians:

Sharup Karim is a South Asian American comic who was born in a village in Bangladesh, but raised primarily by '90s television in the Caucasian cornucopias of Oklahoma City. As a satirist of all topics ranging from being racially ambiguous to somehow surviving in America, Sharup's comedy primarily integrates his experiences as a western minority with observational humor and witticism.

After transitioning from screenwriting into standup comedy 3 years ago, he has performed at various venues in Chicago (including The Second City, Zanies & the Laugh Factory) and has sold out his first headlining show at The Bughouse Theatre. Recently he was selected to advance into the quarterfinals of the 2017 NBC Standup Chicago auditions and has headlined at the 2017 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently co-produces a monthly comedy show titled "Degeneration Y" at the Treehouse Records Studio in Chicago.

Site: http://www.sharupk.com/
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Sabeen Sadiq is a comedian and writer based in Chicago. Living in San Francisco for a brief period, she coproduced several shows and performed all over the Bay area at several popular venues including Cobbs Comedy Club and the San Jose Improv. She’s performed at the Muslim Funny Fest in NYC and at the San Francisco Desi Comedy Fest. Currently she co-produces the comedy show Don’t Kid Yourself and resides in Chicago performing stand-up all over the city. You can catch her at Laugh Factory, Zanies, and other popular venues.

Site: http://www.sabeensadiq.com/
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AK Agunbiade is a comedian, storyteller, and writer that was born in the motherland, but grew up in the awe-inspiring cornfields of Indiana. His foray into comedy was accidental in nature. He told a funny story once on stage at a college comedy show and people laughed. The rest is history. You can usually find him performing at various venues in Chi-town and nationwide. When not performing, he is either sleeping, eating, or writing....But most likely he’s eating. 

Site: http://www.aktellsjokes.com/

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Apr
5
9:30 PM21:30

Outcasted Philly

Description

"Where are you from?" is a question that is incredibly annoying to many Americans - especially to this comedy trio. AK, Sabeen, and Sharup are Muslim-American comedians from three different immigrant backgrounds that will forever struggle with their own identity issues. Their renowned standup comedy delves into the hilarious journey to define their own unique American identity while feeling outcasted at times by the world around them.

Comedians:

Sharup Karim is a South Asian American comic who was born in a village in Bangladesh, but raised primarily by '90s television in the Caucasian cornucopias of Oklahoma City. As a satirist of all topics ranging from being racially ambiguous to somehow surviving in America, Sharup's comedy primarily integrates his experiences as a western minority with observational humor and witticism.

After transitioning from screenwriting into standup comedy 3 years ago, he has performed at various venues in Chicago (including The Second City, Zanies & the Laugh Factory) and has sold out his first headlining show at The Bughouse Theatre. Recently he was selected to advance into the quarterfinals of the 2017 NBC Standup Chicago auditions and has headlined at the 2017 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently co-produces a monthly comedy show titled "Degeneration Y" at the Treehouse Records Studio in Chicago.

Site: http://www.sharupk.com/
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Sabeen Sadiq is a comedian and writer based in Chicago. Living in San Francisco for a brief period, she coproduced several shows and performed all over the Bay area at several popular venues including Cobbs Comedy Club and the San Jose Improv. She’s performed at the Muslim Funny Fest in NYC and at the San Francisco Desi Comedy Fest. Currently she co-produces the comedy show Don’t Kid Yourself and resides in Chicago performing stand-up all over the city. You can catch her at Laugh Factory, Zanies, and other popular venues.

Site: http://www.sabeensadiq.com/
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AK Agunbiade is a comedian, storyteller, and writer that was born in the motherland, but grew up in the awe-inspiring cornfields of Indiana. His foray into comedy was accidental in nature. He told a funny story once on stage at a college comedy show and people laughed. The rest is history. You can usually find him performing at various venues in Chi-town and nationwide. When not performing, he is either sleeping, eating, or writing....But most likely he’s eating. 

Site: http://www.aktellsjokes.com/

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Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Tomato Throw Show

The Tomato Throw Show is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Bar showcase: Either your punchlines land, or tomatoes land ... on you. At the start of the show, audience members are handed one (fake) tomato each and are encouraged to pelt the comedian they like least. By the show's end, the comedian with the fewest tomatoes is crowned the winner. Any comedian who's pummeled by more than 10 tomatoes will be immediately carted away, like so much old produce.

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Joke at the Oak Comedy Showcase
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Joke at the Oak Comedy Showcase

A comedy showcase featuring the winning comics from our weekly open mic night, Joke at the Oak, with our host Pat Treuer to raise money for Never Had a Bad Day Foundation.

Joke at the Oak was started December 12, 2018 as an open mic to give rising comedians a chance to compete for featured, and headlining sets every Wednesday and to participate in our new monthly charity showcase.

NHBD distributes a wide range of donations and smiles to patients and their families. We all have been touched by cancer, be it as survivor or through loved ones, and are too familiar with the burdens accompanying the disease. Donations intend to relieve financial strains on a family, so they can focus on treatment and a positive outlook.
The foundation works with local hospitals to connect with families who may benefit from our donations. 

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Kenan Thompson's Ultimate Comedy Experience
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Kenan Thompson's Ultimate Comedy Experience

Hey Chicago! Come out and support some of your favorite comedians! They will be performing their best material in hopes of taking their careers to the next level! 20 of the funniest comics in the city on one stage, for one epic show! Hosted by Kellye Howard, who was one of the winners of last year's Chicago showcase. Kellye received the Ultimate Comedy Experience in NYC, so she knows how big this opportunity is... and she is spreading the word! Get your tickets before they sell out!

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-adult-showcase-kenan-thompsons-ultimate-comedy-experience-tickets-56201912433

Follow @360_comedy @youngstars360 @simplyc360

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LaughFest Showcase
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

LaughFest Showcase

  • The Golden Age at Creston Brewery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come down and support these new fresh faces at stand-up comedy at one of our LaughFest Stand-Up Showcases. You never know – you may witness a star in the making! All of these events are free and give individuals an opportunity to perform in front of excited audiences.

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Chicago Underground Comedy
Mar
12
9:00 PM21:00

Chicago Underground Comedy

Born in the summer of 2005, in the back of a bar that no longer even exists, Chicago Underground Comedy has showcased some of the most clever, innovative minds in the business, while providing an exciting home for comedy fans who want juuuuust a little more spice with their order of "Have You Ever Noticed's". This alt-comedy haven revels in it's reputation as a comic's playground and has no regrets for any of the silly goofs, wacky antics, or plain-old tomfoolery it may have gotten into after a few drinks over the years. From traditional stand-up, to sketch comedy, to characters and things you couldn't even begin to classify, ChUC (as it's commonly referred) is THE show to see on Tuesday nights. So bring $5 and a few of your raddest pals over to the Beat Kitchen, and we'll do the rest. It's a cool show. Check us out.

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Ten Dollar Comedy
Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

Ten Dollar Comedy

Ten Dollar Comedy is a weekly showcase featuring some of Chicago’s best improv, stand up, and sketch comedy, all for only ten dollars.

Ten Dollar Comedy is produced and hosted each week by Potential Boyfriends, a comedy collective featuring members based in both Chicago and Los Angeles who have together and individually performed all over the country and world.

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Box of Crayons Comedy
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Box of Crayons Comedy

A "Box of Crayons" presents a Global Standup Comedy Showcase!

Come join us for a HILARIOUS evening of headlining standup comedians from all over the world!

Doors open: 6:30 pm | Show begins: 7:00 pm

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

"Box of Crayons" is a Chicago based Standup Comedy production company.

Our vision is to bring audiences global comedians and to make them laugh till they pee in their pants. (Please note, we are responsible for the laughs, not the clean-up part!)

Be sure to follow us on Instagram: boxofcrayonscomedy and like us on Facebook: Box of Crayons Comedy

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Juicebox Grand Opening Show
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Juicebox Grand Opening Show

Free GRAND OPENING SHOW!!!

Performances from:

Cornelia Ave: The Improvised Blacklight Puppet Show with Travis Koury, Mark James Heath, and Sara Anne Tomczak
George and Shirley (Puppet Cabaret) with Scott Gryder and Leora Ben-Zev
The Jackie Robinson show featuring Jamie Swise
Louie Cordon with material from his upcoming solo show
George David Elrod and Caleb Hearon from The Event: A Queer Comedy Showcase
Neftali Morales

Stand-up and storytelling from:
Sharup Karim
Chris Higgins
and
Mo Sketch

Special Guests:
Ali Barthwell
Ian Smailliw
Robel Arega
Phylicia McLeod
Tom Fell

The Juicebox is a BYOB blackbox in the heart of Boystown dedicated to highlighting marginalized voices and supporting marginalized communities through outreach, education, and advocacy. We hope to grow an artistic community rooted in love, comedy, storytelling, music, and honesty.

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The Paper Machete
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

The Paper Machete

The Paper Machete is a weekly "live magazine," an idea pageant addressing politics and culture, performed every Saturday afternoon free of charge at Chicago's legendary Green Mill jazz club in Uptown. Featuring notable journalists, comics, artists and miscellaneous characters commenting on on a variety of issues, the Paper Machete attempts create salon culture in a Chicago saloon.

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People of Comedy (Inaugural Show)
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

People of Comedy (Inaugural Show)

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.

Featuring The People:
Sharup Karim
Spark Tabor
Menaka Deolekar
Aaron A ARon McDavis
& Jayson Acevedo

Headliner for the evening: Chrissi Rose

18+ | $5 Suggested Donation | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase

Ladies And Gentlemen Happy New Years and Welcome To 2019

We would love to announce that we are back and stronger then ever! With the new year brings new comics and new jokes! With the funniest Desi comics in Chicago showcasing their talent at the best stage in Chicago for comics, you do not want to miss what is going to be a night filled with laughter and napkins as you cry from all the laughter that you are going to be a part of!

Join us to kick off the first show of this year and what is to continue the third year of Chalo Haso Desi Showcases, the only showcase for Desi's, Ran By Desi's, and Performed By Desi's.

After the show stick around and join us for some Free Karaoke!

The Lineup for this showcase is as followed:

Your Amazing Host: Tyler Fowler

With Comedy By:

Hari Rao, Sharup Karim, Amit Joshi

Headlining The Night For You Will Be None Other Than Vikram Pandya!

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Two Chicks' Variety Show
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Two Chicks' Variety Show

It's Stand-Up Night and you know what that means: Two Chicks' Variety Hour is officially guilty of false advertising! Come celebrate with some of our favorite local stand-ups, including:

Sydney Back
Redding Tews
Nicole Anette
Suz Ballout
Sharup Karim
Pace Winkels
Jay Harris
Joe Chazaray
Vineet Baid

And as always, your very own Two Chicks!

BYOB! Tickets $10 at the door or online.

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