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)

Parlour Car ~ October 2nd, 2014


Listen, friends.  Not a lotta time for chit chat.  Pleasantries, as it were.  We all remember pleasantries, yes?  They’re quite different from pleasant trees, which, while still pleasant, aren’t exactly what society requires in order for it to be a tolerable place.  It’s like, let’s just all be super pleasant to each other and together we can make this world less of a garbage fire.   Cool?  Cool.  Now, let’s peep the super sick lineup this week:

Adam Burke (JFL Chi, Parlour Car)
Brian Babylon (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; JFL Chi)
Natalie Jose (Chicago Underground; Weepin’ Willows)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Saurin Choksi (Lincoln Lodge; Laugh Factory)
Kristen Toomey (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Chad Briggs (Chicago Underground; Hellion)

If you know anything at all, you know that this lineup errs on the far side of ridiculous.   Text four of your best friends and say you have to tell them a secret, but they have to meet you at Bar DeVille at 9pm.  Then tell them the secret was this major sweet show in the back room.  Nobody loses.   One giant win.  And best friends party.  Let’s hang.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ September 25th, 2014



What’s that old saying?  Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?  What about if you just get rid of all your enemies by making them your friends and then you always keep all your friends extra close?  Then your life will be one giant best friends party and you’ll never work a day in your life.  Right?  Look, we’re not saying Machiavelli was dumb, we’re just trying to say what he should of said, which is “Keep your friends close and tell your enemies to shut up and get in here for a hug.”  Plus, Machiavelli might not have even said it, so who cares, let’s all just be best friends forever.  Lineup this week:

Amy Shanker (Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Tommy Mac (Flock Yourself; Lincoln Lodge)
Ian Abramson (7 Minutes in Purgatory)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Comedy Secrets)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chicago; Blackout Diaries)
Adam Burke (JFL Chicago; Wiggle Room)
Sean Flannery (JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal, CYSK)

If you just finished reading the lineup, we trust that you understand how sweet-nasty-pants it truly is.  Call your best friends now and tell them you have the best idea ever.  Then tell them that idea is this show.  Best idea.  Best friends.  Best show.  Let’s go.

Parlour Car ~ September 18th, 2014


Have you ever typed a website update while running?  It doesn’t matter if it’s running from something bad or towards something good.  Although if you’re running from something bad, presumably anywhere else you end up could be considered good.  Look, it doesn’t matter.  What does matter, is the show tonight is going to be way-big-time solid.  Peep this lineup:

Adam Burke (Oddbal Fest; Wiggle Room)
Chris Condren (Oddbal. Not the fest)
Taylor Clark (Visiting from NYC)
Matty Ryan (Blackout Diaries, JFL Chi)
Candy Lawrence (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should KNow; Wrestling With Depression Pod)
Sneaky Special Guest? (Yes.)

For realz tho, this show will be major great.    Best friends.   Special guests.   Always with the hot times. Holler at your besties and let’s all make this happen for each other.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ September 11th, 2014



Hey sweet meats.  Real hot show this week.  We would tell you to calm down, but you shouldn’t.   No.  Indeed this week’s lineup is cause for a tizzy, and as long as you’re able to maintain control of your motor functions, we should all be okay.  This week we’ve got some pals in from around the country, in addition to some Chicago faves, and a sneaky special guest from the moving picture box.   Peep this lineup:

Christie Buchele (In from Denver)
Dave Helem (Thank You Very Much; Stand Up Stand Up)
Scott Boxenbaum (In from LA)
Ramon Rivas II (In from Cleveland, Chucklefck)
Chris Redd (Second City; NBC; Back from LA)
Danny Kallas (Comedians You Should Know)
Special Guest (NYC; Television)

Will there be a host for this show?  Yes, or else it’d be weird.  Text/Call/Fax/Pigeon your top three best friends and let’s all have a best friends’ time, y’heard?  Perf.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  Best Friends Appreciation Society.