Parlour Car ~ February 11th, 2016

Hey guys, how’s it going? Cool, cool. We’ve been busy too. Hey, here’s a crazy idea. If you’re not too busy tonight, maybe we could hang out? I know about this really cute lineup and, I dunno, maybe it’d be fun if we watched it together?

Adam Burke (Funny or Die; JFL Chi; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me)
Stephanie Hasz (The Comedy Exposition; Parlour Car)
Rebecca O’Neal (Congrats on Your Success; Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Zach Peterson (VHS; The Comedy Exposition)

Get on Bumble and find a living man. Tell him to go to Bar DeVille at 9pm and save you a couch. Show up at 9:05 because you are powerful and you wait for no man. Fill your table with cocktails and judge what he laughs at during the show. If you approve, let him buy you a char dog down the street.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ February 4th, 2016

Have you recovered from our anniversarymarathonpartytime last week? We took a lot of B vitamins and thought about fresh air and listened to Fresh Air and we think we’re ok now. Actually, we know we’re ok because we’ve got this super fun show to look forward to tomorrow:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; JFL Chi; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Adam Burke (Funny or Die; JFL Chi; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me)
Stephanie Hasz (The Comedy Exposition; Parlour Car)
Mat Alano-Martin (Limestone Comedy Festival)
Kristin Clifford (JFL Chi; Lincoln Lodge)
Tyler Snodgrass (We Still Like You)
Jay Washington (Chi-Raq)
Raanan Hershberg (Visiting from Louisville)

Pretty cool, right? Spread the word however you want to. We use the internet, but maybe you’re an analog kind of gal. Leave a post-it note on your friend’s door. Draw a flyer and staple it to a telephone pole. Write a song, burn it to CD, and hand it out to strangers who say they like comedy. Come by 9 for the best selection of couches.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ January 28, 2016 ~ 3 Year Anniversary SHOW/PARTY


YOU GUYS WHOA.  FRIENDS.  HEY.  Tonight marks three years of way major hot fun cool dope Parlour Car shows.  There’s been too many best friends to count and way too many sweet hot times to even begin to reflect upon.  If you’ve been to one of our other anniversary shows, first of all, dope thanks, but yeah you know how this goes down.  If you haven’t been to one of our anniversary shows, they’re super rad and fun and feature like 20 of our favorite comedian pals doing short sets and maybe we’ll pass whiskey bottles around the whole room like best friends are wont to do.  It’ll be cool and silly and everyone will party their buttholes off.  Plus a couple sneaky special guest pals from NYC and LA never hurt anyone so we’ll do that too.  Peep this firepants lineup with too many credits to list:

CJ Sullivan
Matty Ryan
Stephanie Hasz
Adam Burke
Dave Helem
Danny Kallas
Alex Kumin
Martin Morrow
Marlena Rodriguez
Tom Brady
Jim Flannigan
T. Murph
Abi Sanchez
Sonia Denis
Melody Kamali
Charlie Rohrer
Katie McVay
Special Guest
Special Guest

Okay like right? This is gonna be a serious hoot. Tonight it’s extra important to bring some best friends, because parties full of best friends are the best kind of parties. Dope? Dope.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ January 21st, 2016


Yooooo friends hey hi.  Okay so sometimes it’s like, are we seriously trying to see how late we can post these lineups?  The answer is no, we’re just real laid back and by “real laid back” we mean “kind of dumb.”  It’s not on purpose.  If it was truly up to us and not wholly dependent on our shortcomings we’d post these at 8am on Monday, and pay for everyone’s Uber to and from the show, and provide unlimited free whiskey, and provide limited free drugs because some people are animals so limitations are necessary but hey we’re not judging.  Alas, since we’re not billionaires we can’t do any of those things.  What we CAN do, is throw a way major rad free comedy show and party every Thursday.  Like tonight.  Peep this cool fun lineup:

Adam Burke (Funny or Die; JFL Chi; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Calvin Evans (JFL Chi; MiHiChi; Jokes and Notes)
Kristin Clifford (JFL Chi; Lincoln Lodge)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Strong Uninformed Opinions Pod)
Cleveland Anderson (Hooray for Me Show)
Special Guest? (Chah dawg)

Word?  Word.  This is for sure gonna be super dope, and it’ll be the perfect night to grab a nice whiskey and nestle up next to the faux fireplace, which will not be on.  But the candles are real and will be on, so that’s tight.  Bring a coupla those best friends we keep hearing about and get there by 9 if you dig sitting more than standing.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ January 14th, 2016


Yo hey pals, first off, a very special thanks to TJ Miller, Nick Vatterott, Brady Novak and Mark Raterman for stopping by last week to close the show out.  Way major fun.  Now on to this week’s show and this, yet again, super late post.  Should we always just post these on Thursdays?  No we should not, but that’s what’s happening and we’re sorry.  However, a thing that we’re unapologetic about is how super dope tonight’s show is.  Because it is.  Super dope. Wanna peep?  Let’s peep:

Natalie Jose (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; OWN Network)
David Drake (SF Sketchfest; Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Em Brown (Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
Stephanie Hasz (Bridgetown; Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Paul Farahvar (Laugh Factory Chicago/Hollywood; Singles Only)
Lem Slaughter (JFL Chi; Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
Special Guests? (Prollyyyyyy)

Tightttttt.  Another sweet bonus is that there’s a heatwave today and it’s over 30 degrees so grab a few toasty best friends and get there by 9 if your best friends like sitting more than they like standing. Word.
Free.     9pm.      Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ January 7th, 2016


Whoa-kay friends, the New Year is upon us for real.  Presumably everyone vowed to vape harder in 2016, which is admirable and we applaud this bravery.  We vowed to post these website updates earlier, and we’ve already shit the bed on our very first attempt.  It’s okay though because we have a sweet fun cool lineup of some of Chicago’s best comedians and friends so tonight will be way dope.  Plus, this is the first Parlour Car of the year so let’s kick it off in grand fashion by everyone bringing at least one best friend, or more if you want because the only thing better than a best friend is two best friends.  Word so peep:

Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; Comedians You Should Know)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Erica Clark (JFL Chi; Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
Joey Villagomez (HBO; Latin Kings of Comedy; JFL Chi)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge; Cole’s Cabaret; Limestone Fest)
Derek Smith (Lincoln Lodge; Laugh Factory)
Chris Condren (JFL Chi; Zanies)
Dale McPeek (like, a warehouse or something? right?)

Tight?  Tight.  This is gonna be way rad, and a very cool way to embrace the onset of 2016 with a few best friends.  Don’t you remember how you used to laugh together?  The way best friends do?  You can have that again.  Cool see yous tonight.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ December 17th, 2015


Okay hey tonight is the last Parlour Car of 2015 so it’s only fitting that this post is maybe the latest post ever.  Our New Year’s resolution for 2016 will be to post these lineups earlier in the week so everyone can get an extra day or two of peep time.  Will we succeed?  Did any of us actually drink less in 2015?  Right okay so like we’re all trying our best here but the world is merciless so let’s hang and have whiskies together but first peep tonight’s sweet fun lineup with a bunch of outta-town pals:

Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; Wrestling with Depression)
David Drake (New Album “Dave”; Blind Bet; Laugh Factory)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Ramon Rivas (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch; Chucklefck; in from CLE)
Natalie Shure (The Atlantic; The Onion; Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest People in BK)
Zach Reinert (CROM Comedy Fest; Comedy Expo; in from Denver)
Ali Clayton (JFL Chi; Laugh Factory; USO Tour)
Yusuf Ali (Accidental Comedy Festival; in from Cleveland)
Preston Tompkins (The Fantasy Nerd Roast; in from Denver)

So like clearly this will be the most fun. And to reiterate, this is the last Parlour Car of 2015 as we’re not doing shows on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve, so def come out and for real bring as many best friends as you can. Worddddddddd.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille