Parlour Car ~ April 16th, 2015


Hey friends.  Yeah hey.  Okay so mega late post here.  We shan’t have time for witticisms, and by witticisms, we mean unhinged ramblings.  Hopefully everyone remembered to pay the taxman yesterday.  We also hope – hypothetically – no one found out that they technically qualify for food stamps.  But hey, dreams right?  Anyway, major fun hot show this week.  AND it’ll be a fun birthday hoot for our bestie Dave Drake, so bonus points for anyone who shows up dressed as a lifeguard.  Peep this lineup:

Liza Treyger (Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately; in from NYC)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Puterbaugh Sisters (Last Comic Standing; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal; CYSK; Gilda’s LaughFest)
David Drake (Blind Bet Show; Laugh Factory BIRTHDAY BOY)
Erica Clark (UP Comedy Club; Laugh Factory)
Charlie Bury (Lincoln Lodge; Laugh Factory)

So like, yeah, right?  For sure.  Buy your three best friends walkie talkies and then make the first cool BFs mission to go check Parlour Car together.  It’ll be fun and whimsical and plus we never do cool stuff like that anymore.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  SCUBFAA (Self Contained Underwater Best Friends Apparatus Association)

Parlour Car ~ April 9th, 2015


Yo friends hey check it out listen up.  Not a lotta time for making the chats right now, but we do wanna go ahead and thank all you friends for packing this way fun show every week.  If you frequent Parlour Car, you know that if you want to get a seat (instead of standing) than it’s wise to arrive on the earlier side.  If you didn’t know that, now you do.  Cool so anyway, peep this lineup for this week’s hot fun show:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car; Blackout Diaries)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Secrets; Parlour Car; Comedy Expo)
Clark Jones (Knitting Factory BK; JFL Chi; in from NYC)
Katie McVay (Two Hour Comedy Hour; Comedy Expo)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Thank You Very Much; Stand Up Stand Up)
Kristin Clifford (Lincoln Lodge; Performance Anxiety)
Mike Sheehan (Comedians You Should Know)
Mike Makings (Fancy Beer Comedy Hour; Beer Belly Mic)

Word so yeah, this’ll clearly def be a major fun time.  If you understand how Snapchat even works, make a snappy chat that only your best friends can see, and suggest you all go to Parlour Car together somewhere inside of the snapping message for chatting.  Is that right?  Perf.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  UBFS (Universal Best Friends Social)

Parlour Car ~ April 2nd, 2015


Say there friends, hope everyone’s had a major good April so far.  Looking back on this month, we might’ve done a few things differently, but that’s life you know?  Also, there seems to be some confusion with how April Fools’ Day was supposed to work, so we’d like to clear it up: texting a picture of your genitals to an unsuspecting friend does not count as an “April Fools'” prank.  Especially when you do it on March 31st.  If this was you, that’s okay.  Learn from it, grow as a person, and maybe try to read more or something.  Either way, peep the lineup for this sweet fun hot show:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Nato Green (in from San Francisco; The Business SF)
Natalie Jose (Chicago Underground Comedy; Sadsacks & Wisecracks)
Zach Peterson (Arguments & Grievances; Chicago Comedy Expo)
Jay Washington (Laughing Insanity; Two & A Half Black Men)
Carmen Morales (FOX; Gilda’s LaughFest)
Steve Vanderploeg (in from Denver)

Right so it’s pretty clear how fun this night will be.  It would certainly behoove you to alert your favorite best friends in whatever preferred method you’ve previously agreed upon.  We’re partial to a nice sick blast from an Alphorn, but you guys do you guys.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  F.R.S.S.F (Federation of Super Sweet Best Friends)

Parlour Car ~ March 26th, 2015


Friends hey.  Okay so once again, this update is “emergency-status-late.”  Like, it should’ve been up here on Tuesday, but it wasn’t.  And then it still wasn’t here Wednesday.  But it’s here now, so let’s all be cool about it.  Tonight’s show has a whole bunch of fun pals on it, some of whom are returning from LA.  Let’s have a sweet party to remind them how much cooler Chicago is than Los Angeles, and how all of the best friends are here.  Peep this lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi, Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Chris Redd (Tina Fey’s new ABC show; Second City)
Joe Kilgallon (TBS’ Sullivan & Son; CYSK; in from LA)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge; Cole’s Cabaret)
Joey Villagomez (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Nick Rouley (FREAK Happening; Hip Kat)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Hank Thompson (Young Turks; in from LA)

Cool so yeah, this’ll def be a maje fun night. Invite your best friends out for lobsters and then tell them the lobsters are all gone and then take them to Parlour Car. It’ll be way cool.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille. HBFS (Hot Best Friends Society)

Parlour Car ~ March 19th, 2015


Hey friends.  Yeah hey.  Okay so special thanks again to Thrillist for naming Parlour Car one of the “13 Most Underrated Things in Chicago.”  That was cool and fun and neat.  If you’ve been to our show, it’s like, yeah you get it.  If you haven’t been to our show, it’s like, that’s fine, but you should try to make it a point to change that.  They’re way fun.  And they’re different every time.  And they’re always full of best friends.  And peep the lineup for this week:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; SF Sketchfest; Parlour Car)
Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; CYSK; Best of the Midwest at Laughfest)
Ramon Rivas II (Chucklefck; The Improv; in from Cleveland)
Ali Clayton (JFL Chi; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Sonia Denis (Congrats on Your Success; Cole’s)
Dale McPeek (
Sneaky Special Guest? (Yes)

Cool so yeah, this’ll be a major fun time and if you don’t go you’ll be bummed.  Send your three best friends an Edible Arrangement with an invite to Parlour Car, they definitely won’t be mad about it.  Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.  USCBF (United States Court of Best Friends).

Parlour Car ~ March 12th, 2015


First of all friends, we’d like to thank the pals over at Thrillist for naming us the Most Underrated Comedy Show in Chicago.  Secondly, there’s no time for chatting, as this site update is the latest it’s ever been.   Tonight’s show is going to be major fun like it always is every week forever.  Peep this lineup:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; SF Sketchfest; Parlour Car; Entertaining Julia)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Thank You Very Much Show)
Derek Smith (Lincoln Lodge; Chicago Magazine)
Tommy Mac (Lincoln Lodge; UP Comedy Club)
Lara Beitz (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Mike O’Keefe (Laughfest; Detroit Comedy Fest)
And more? (Like, maybe right?)

Okay so cool.  Send a fax to your three favorite best friends and let them know that you’re meeting at Parlour Car tonight.  They’ll be way into it.  Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.  BFSC (Best Friends Sporting Club)

Parlour Car ~ March 5th, 2015


Friends.  Hey.  We’re short on time and long on best friends so we’ll keep this brief.  This week’s show is going to be particularly fantastic.  We understand that we say this with a great deal of frequency, and we always mean it, but this week is especially so.  The lineup features some of our best, funniest friends, including a couple sneaky special guests in town from the New Yorks.  In case you haven’t already skipped to the lineup, peep this lineup:

Sean Flannery (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Puterbaugh Sisters (RIOT LA; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Chris Redd (Second City; Laugh Factory; NBC)
Stephanie Hasz (Zanies; Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Zanies; Thank You Very Much)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Columbus’ Entertainer to Watch)
Special Guests (Comedy Central; Comedy Cellar; in from NYC)

Cool so yeah.  You guys get it.  This will assuredly be a major fun hot time.  Bring some baked goods to your best friends’ house and cordially invite them to this show.  It’ll mean a lot to both of you.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFC (Best Friends Conglomerate)