Parlour Car ~ January 29th, 2015



Yes friends, it’s true.  This week we celebrate the second birthday of the Best Friends Amalgamation, which is also the most fun standup show in Chicago.  But you don’t have listen to us, our pals over at Chicago Magazine think so too.  Anyway, this week’s show/party is going to be fun and absurd and awesome and then more fun.  To ensure that the evening will be extra ridiculous, we’ve enlisted the help of a whole bunch of our best friends who also happen to be the best comedians in the city.  Peep this lineup down:

Adam Burke
Puterbaugh Sisters
Matty Ryan
Stephanie Hasz
Brian Babylon
Sean Flannery
Mike Lebovitz
Dave Helem
CJ Sullivan
Natalie Jose
Calvin Evans
Chris Condren
Rebecca O’Neal
Katie McVay
Danny Kallas
Goodrich Gevaart
Chris Redd
Nick Rouley
Alex Kumin
Jeff Steinbrunner
Justin Golak

Sooooo yeah if you were thinking about doing something else tomorrow, now you understand why you cannot.  This.  This is what you’re doing.  Parlour Car Two-Year Anniversary Show/Party.  We won’t be checking for friendship bracelets, but we are trusting you to bring some fun best friends.  Don’t betray our trust.  Holler at your bestests and let’s all get into it.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  NABFO (North Atlantic Best Friends Organization)

Parlour Car ~ January 22nd, 2015


Yo buds, this show update is super way behind schedg so we’re gonna cut through the horseplay and get right into the business of things with this FAQ section:

Will this week’s show be major awesome?  
Yes, unquestionably.

Is Parlour Car mega fun and great every single week? 
Every single week, without fail.

Should I bring as many best friends as I can, as often as I can?
Yes for sure.

What’s the lineup this week?

Junior Stopka (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal; Bomb Cellar)
Calvin Evans (JFL Chi; Blind Bet Show; Laugh Factory)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets; Comedy Expo)
Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Up Next; Visiting from NYC)
Kristin Clifford (Lincoln Lodge; Performance Anxiety)
Sean White (Beef!; Dead and Gone)
Dave Losso (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time; Best Night Ever)
Special Guests?

Ok so, word.  The answers to any possible questions you may have are right there.  Grab your bests and let’s get into it.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  WWBFF.  (World Wildlife Best Friends Fund)

Parlour Car ~ January 15th, 2015


Hey pals, nice work last week.  Special thanks to Hannibal Buress for closing out the night.  Anyway, on to this week.  Look there’s not a lot of time to get into fanciful dialogue or wordplay on the weather, so we’ll just cut to the chase.  This week’s show is going to be super awesome and fun.  Like it always is.  Peep this lineup:

Sean Flannery (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car; Blackout Diaries)
Kristin Toomey (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
David Drake (Blind Bet Show; Laugh Factory; 3DM)
Ali Clayton (Hoo Ha Comedy; JFL Chi; Laugh Factory)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats on Your Success; FYF Crew)
Charlie Rohrer (Congrats on Your Success; Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Special Guest? (maybs)

At this point, if you’ve been to Parlour Car, you know the drill.  It’s always the best with fun pals and fun surprises.  Gchat your best friends at work, tell them you have a major sweet surprise, and then SURPRISE IT’S PARLOUR CAR.  It shan’t go unappreciated.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFNHS. (Best Friends National Honors Society)

Parlour Car ~ January 8th, 2015


Well friends, this whole 2015 thing has really really been something.  And now it’s the first Parlour Car of the year after the Christmas/New Years break.  Whoa.  It’s already evident that we’ll all  look back on this year with fondness, regret, joy, resentment, pride, sorrow.  Look, no year is perfect and we’re all gonna feel all of the things, good and bad, every year until we’re dead so let’s all hang out and have a good time while we’re in the driver’s seat of this good-times machine.  Will it be cold outside: yes.  Will Parlour Car be major warm and candlelit with cozy couches and comfy best friends and fine whiskeys and still more best friends: super yes.  Peep this lineup of fun pals:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Mike Stanley (JFL Chi; FOX; In from Detroit)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Comedy Expo)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Stand Up Stand Up)
JF Harris (New York Comedy Fest; In from New York)
Special Guests (Yes)

Like, right?  Right.  Put on some long johns.  Holler at your warmest best friends.  Uber some Lyfts.  None of those things are hard and this gonna be the most funnest fun time.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ December 18th, 2014


Okay friends, this is a big deal so listen up.  This week is the last Parlour Car of the year, as there shan’t be a show on Christmas or New Year’s Day.  Not only that, but this week’s show serves a double purpose, as it is also the birthday show for one of our producers, the beloved Tiffany Puterbaugh.  What’ll be different?  We could say “everything,” but that might not be accurate.  One thing for sure, is that it is going to be the fucking best ever.  The show will feature a few extra spoofs, a lot more goofs, some of Tiff’s favorite Chicago pals, as well as some outta-town friends.  Go on now.  Peep this lineup:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal; JFL Chi; CYSK)
John Roy (Conan; IFC; Comedy Central; Visiting from LA)
CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Candy Lawrence (JFL Chi; Chicago Underground Comedy; Leaving us for LA)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Natalie Jose (Sadsacks & Wisecracks; Weepin’ Willows)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Secrets; Parlour Car)
Chad Briggs (Chicago Underground Comedy; DK Ediger)
Sally Brooks (Bob & Tom Show; Comedy Central UP NEXT)
Ricky Gonzalez (Lincoln Lodge; CYSK)

If you know anything, you know nastypants this lineup is.  Link up a conference call with your six best friends and gang up on the naysayer until everyone is on board to come hang and party.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BYOBFOWDUWTPCB (Bring Your Own Best Friends Otherwise We Don’t Understand What the Problem Could Be)

Parlour Car ~ December 11th, 2014


Oh you guys, hey.  Thanks for stopping by.  Sorry the place is a little messy, we’ve been super busy getting ready for ten thousand best friends to come over.  That might sound like a lot, but we’re overestimating on purpose just to make sure we don’t run out of stuff.  As long as you’re here, while we finish getting ready, how bout you peep this mega sweet tasty treat lineup for this week:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi;  Parlour Car;  Blackout Diaries)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi;  Parlour Car;  Blackout Diaries)
Dave Drake (Blind Bet Show;  Laugh Factory)
Nick Rouley (Freak Happening;  RPM Pod)
Zach Peterson (Arguments & Grievances;  Comedy Expo)
Tom Brady (Girls’ Night Pod;  PBS)
Tim Barnes (It’s All True Pod;  Double Feature)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge;  Cole’s Cabaret)

Yeah, we know, that thing is nasty-style ridiculous. Go ahead and holler at a few of those best friends of yours, because this week’s show is gonna be FOR REAL.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFA. (Best Friends Amalgamation)

Parlour Car ~ December 4th, 2014


Say there friends.  Hope Thanksgiving was real swell in the best kind of way.  We’re sorry if there was any confusion about last week’s hiatus, we figured you’d assume there wouldn’t be a show because it was Thanksgiving.  Okay cool.  Anyway, let’s make up for the T-givs absence by having the best time ever this week at this major hot fresh show.  Peep this lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Kevin White (Arguments & Grievances Show & Podcast)
Martin Morrow (Comedians You Should Know; Laugh Factory)
Sonia Denis (Congrats on Your Success; Cole’s)
Nick Lavallee (Visiting from New Hampshire; Funny or Die)
Jenny Young (Visiting from LA)

Word. Okay so holler at your favorite boys and gals so we can all have that best friends party everyone’s so fond of. Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille. BFI (Best Friends International).