People of Comedy #6
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

People of Comedy #6

THE SIXTH EDITION of Chicago's newest favorite stand up showcase is here. CONTINUE SUPPORTING THE MELANIN!

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.

Meet The People:

Sharup Karim

Spark Tabor

Jessica Misra

Aaron McDavis

& Jayson Acevedo

18+ | $7 PRESALE | $10 Door | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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Chicago's Best Standup
Jul
21
9:00 PM21:00

Chicago's Best Standup

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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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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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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Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase (Headlining)
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase (Headlining)

Ladies And Gentlemen

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 show of the 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:

Amit Joshi, Jessica Misra, Prateek Srivastava, Raghu Adibhatla, Vikram Balaji

Headlining The Night For You Will Be None Other Than Sharup Karim

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Highlight Party and Comedy Show
Jun
29
9:30 PM21:30

Highlight Party and Comedy Show

SUMMER TIME CHI!!!

Chicago, come out June 29th for a fun night of comedy and fun all under the blacklight and highlighters! Make sure to wear your freshest white shirt! It's also the halfway point of 2019 so of course we are celebrating at midnight with a champagne toast!

There will be food, DJ and dancing! There will also be a drink wristband for $40 (***if purchased before June 20th***) that includes open bar access from 10-midnight and a reserved table!

Whether you get drinks or not, just come out and have fun!

**Comedy Show:

-Starts at 10pm

-Lineup:
Rebekah Gibson
Sharup Karim
Brianna Wellen
Beckett Kenny

Host: Dario Durham

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Drink wristband:

-$40 ($49.99 if purchased AFTER June 20th)
-Open bar from 10pm-midnight
-Reserved table
-Champagne toast at midnight

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People of Comedy #5
Jun
22
10:00 PM22:00

People of Comedy #5

THE FIFTH EDITION of Chicago's newest favorite stand up showcase is here. CONTINUE SUPPORTING THE MELANIN!

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:
Jessica Misra
Tok Moffat
Maya May
Oscar El Cuchillo Carvajal

Meet The People:

Sharup Karim

Spark Tabor

Menaka Deolekar

Aaron McDavis

& Jayson Acevedo

18+ | $7 PRESALE | $10 Door | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase

Ladies And Gentlemen

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 show of the 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: Tessa Orzech

With Comedy By:

Sonny Pandit, Hari Rao, Jessica Misra, Sharup Karim, Naz Nazim

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

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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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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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The Paper Machete
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

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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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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