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)

Parlour Car ~ February 26th, 2015


Yeah hey friends, swell job last week.  It was negative a thousand and everybody still came and we all had an old fashioned hoot.  We’re super pumped for this week’s show, as it features mostly out-of-towners, which is gonna be a real treat.  Add to that this super sweet heatwave we’re experiencing, and it looks like everyone just figured out their Thursday.  Unless you already had your Thursday figured out, which is fine, it’s just not as fun or cool. Regardless, peep this rad-dog lineup:

Will Miles (in from NYC, Knitting Factory BK)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
CJ Toledano (in from LA; Jimmy Fallon; E!)
Giulia Rozzi (in from NYC; Chelsea Lately; VH1; MTV)
Brandie Posey (in from LA; Picture This!; Lady to Lady Pod)
John-Michael Bond (in from Atlanta; The Improv)
Rebecca O’Neal (Congrats on Your Success; Vanity Fair)

Right so def come out and catch all of our fun traveling pals because they’re great and you’re great and this show will be super great.  Go ahead and holler at those best friends of yours and bring them to meet our best friends.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  NGBFO (Non-Governmental Best Friends Organization)

Parlour Car ~ February 19th, 2015


Okay friends, is it colder in Chicago right now than it is in Siberia – yes.   Is Siberia boring and dumb?   First of all, that sounds super mean.  Secondly we’ve never been there so we can say for sure.   Lastly, it’s likely snoozeparty dot com, if for no other reason than they don’t have Parlour Car in Siberia.  Come celebrate our frigid city tonight with fine whiskies in a cozy candlelit room replete with couches and best-friendship and the laughings.  Throw on fourteen coats and pack your underpants full of hot meats if you must, but do come out and enjoy yourself.  Netflix will always be there.  Tonight’s show will never happen again.  Peep this toasty lineup:

Adam Burke (Oddball Fest; JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Kevin McCaffrey (Letterman; VH1; Funny or Die)
Chris Redd (Second City; JFL Chi; FOX)
Kristen Toomey (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Kevin White (Arguments & Grievances; Comedy Expo)
Amy Shanker (FOX; Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Mikey Manker (Stand Up Stand Up; McLean Ave)

Listen if Shackleton could make it to South Georgia to save his best friends, you can make it to Bar DeVille to have tasty bevvies  with your best friends, so call ‘em up and let’s go.  We also suggest Uber in lieu of an open lifeboat.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  RGSBF (Royal Geographical Society of Best Friends)


Parlour Car ~ February 12th, 2015


Friends hey.  This is super late again.  As usual.  You’re the best.  This show is super fun.  We all have cool friends.  Let’s get all our friends together to hang out at this rad show.  By default the combination of all of those things results in a best fun cool rad night.  Peep this lineup:

Adam Burke (JFL Chi; Oddball Fest; Parlour Car)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Tyson Karrasch (Blind Bet Show; iO)
Matt Riggs (Chicago Underground; Bad News Good Timing)
Taneshia Rice (Damon William’s Show; Laugh Factory)
Kevin Brody (Arguments & Grievances)
Phil Davidson (Splitsider; visiting from Milwaukee)

Okay so yeah come hang and we shall all haveth the phresh hot times.  Your best friends?  Call them in a big way.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille