Parlour Car ~ November 20th, 2014


Hey friends.  Hello.  Let’s hang out.  It’s cool if you can’t have people over, we’ll have everyone over at our place.  And we’ll throw together a super fun standing up comedy show with some of our best friends from Chicago and New York and LA  and then we’ll all just hang out forever.  Cool?  Word.  Lineup peep:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; Leaving us for NYC)
Candy Lawrence (Chicago Underground Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Junior Stopka (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal)
Bret Hiker (Visiting from NYC)
Paul Thomas (Chicago Underground Comedy; Ped Crossing)
Couple sneaky special guests? (Chah brah)

Okay so yeah, it’s going to be the best time ever like always.  Send your top three best friends flowers today and tell them to come to the show.  The flowers don’t even have to be that nice.  Just do the cheapest option.  No vase.  Boom.  Still super thoughtful.  See youse guys at the show.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.  PDRBF* Approved.  (People’s Democratic Republic of Best Friends)


Parlour Car ~ November 13th, 2014


Sweet pals.  Sup.  Hey listen, sorry for saying “sup” earlier.  We’ve had a long day, the site update is way late, like it is every week, without fail.  Anyway, this week’s show is real super great, in a big way.  We’ll just cut to the chase of this major nast lineup.  Yeah?  For sure.  Peep:

The Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Ryan Dalton (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal)
Chris Redd (NBC; Second City)
Drew Frees (JFL Chi, Laugh Factory)
Sammy Obeid (Conan; NBC)
Alex Stone (JFL Montreal; Last Comic Standing)
Ali Clayton (JFL Chi; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Derick Lengwenus (JFL Montreal; SF Comedy Competition)

Did you see that? Probably check it out again. Seriously, go back and reread it. Word, now we’re all on the same page. Everyone grab like eight or nine of your best friends and we’ll all make it a best friend’s time. 9pm. Free. Bar DeVille. BFI (Best Friends Initiative)

Parlour Car ~ November 6th, 2014


Listen pals, no time for chit chat.  Peep the lineup for this week’s hot show:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Kyle Scanlan (Whiskey Journal; Lincoln Lodge)
Laura Sanders (Rooftop Comedy; Visiting from Columbus)
Sammy Arechar (In from Milwaukee; Hotdogs & Hamburgers Tour)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Columbus’ Entertainer to Watch)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Chicago Magazine)
Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; Comedians You Should Know)

Right?  Yeah.  Exactly.  Send up a distress flare, then when help arrives tell them it was an accident and that you’re sorry and then take everyone to the show.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  B.F.A.  (Best Friends Authority)

Parlour Car ~ October 30th, 2014


Before we get into the particulars of this week’s show, we’d like to address an important item of business.  Given the ebbing and flowing of careers and obligations there’s been a bit of a reorganization within the Parlour Car production team.  Without further ado (adieu?), we’d like to say that we are over the moon to announce that the newest producers of Parlour Car will be none other than THE MOTHERFUCKING PUTERBAUGH SISTERS.  If you’re not excited about that, throw your laptop out the window because you’re ruining it for all of us.  Even if you’re not excited about it, simply get those bees outta your bonnet and peep this week’s lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Sean Flannery (JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Brian Babylon (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!; JFL Chi)
Shane Torres (JFL Montreal; visiting from Portland)
Kristin Clifford (JFL Chicago; Laugh Factory)
Charlie Bury (Lincoln Lodge; Laugh Factory)
Emily Galati (Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Jake McKenzie (Stand Up Stand Up; Laugh Factory)
Special Guest? (Probs)

Put on your favorite pair of dancin’ pants, and let’s make a thing out of this. Don’t forget to holler at three or five of your best friends to make sure they’re present to ensure we don’t break the streak of Best Friends Nation.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 23rd, 2014


Hey pals.  Gotta be quick about this.  We’re all very sorry for the tardiness of this post.  Tonight is going to be awesome.  This is Adam Burke’s last show for three months, as he is about about to set sail on the high seas;  something many of us believe he was born to do, except 500 years ago on a wooden ship with Francis Drake.  Also, we’re adding a couple new producers, who are also our best friends.  Again, tonight is going to be awesome.  Peep this lineup:

Adam Burke (JFL Chi; Oddball Fest; Parlour Car)
James Fritz (visiting from LA; Deflated)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia)
Jay Weingarten (visiting from LA; Sleepaway Camp)
Ahamed Weinberg (visiting from LA; Comedy Bang! Bang!)
Pat Regan (visiting from LA; Last Comic Standing)
Lauren Vino (visiting from NYC; MTV)
Kris Mohan

So yeah, it’s gonna get real. Holler at two to four of your best friends and get together for some laughs. You owe it to yourselves. Seriously. You deserve this. Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille. Best Friends Nation.

Parlour Car ~ October 16th, 2014


Friends, hello.  Hey we’re right–.  No, over here.  Hey just stop.  Okay stop walking.  Now turn around.  No the opposite way from where you were just facing when you stopped walking.  Look to your left.  That’s your right.  Yeah now look left.  See us?  We’re waving our hands in the air.  All of us.  How do you not–?  You do?  Perfect.  We’ll wait right here and then all have the best time ever.  On your way over, peep this way major nast lineup:

Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Chi Comedy Expo; Bridgetown)
Tim Cornett (Accidental Comedy Fest; Cleveland)
Maggie Ednie (The Three Cee’s Show)
Zach Peterson (Arguments & Grievances; Chi Comedy Expo)
Dave Ross (Comedy Central’s Drunk History; TERRIFIED Pod)
Ron Babcock (Comedy Central; HBO; JFL Montreal)
Liza Treyger (Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately; JFL Montreal)
Sneaky Special Guest? (Yes)
Sneaky Special Guest? (Yes)

Honestly though, prolly just get over here.  Text threefourfive of your best friends and let’s all make a thing of this.  Like a super cool best friends thing.  Cool?  Perf.  Bar DeVille.  9pm.  Free.  BFO*

*Best Friends Only

Parlour Car ~ October 9th, 2014


Hey friends.  So yeah, we’re behind schedule again.  Weird, right?   Well, maybe it’s not THAT weird.  Nobody even looks at this goddamned thing until Thursday anyway.  Is that because we’re always so so late with the post?  Possibly.   Is it life imitating art imitating life?  Doubtful, as that is far too profound of a clichèd expression to use to refer to our digital fart of a website.  Listen, we might run a loose ship over here, but it’s the sweetest-rad-dog ship in the fleet.  Peep this lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Aaron Weaver (Comedy Central Comics to Watch; back from LA)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Jeanie Doogan (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Mike Sheehan (Comedians You Should Know)
Katie McVay (Chicago Underground; Comedy Expo)
Special Guest? (Comedy Central; NBC; MTV)