Parlour Car ~ August 21st, 2014

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Hey you sexy gang of sexies, we’re gonna keep our preamble short this week, as we’re sure you’re busy careening around lapping up those last few precious drops of summer and generally being the swell little bon vivant and gadabout you are. Well, while you’re at it make sure you don’t miss your regular appointment at Parlour Car, where this week we have our usual assortment of intoxicating beverages, as well as hilarious sets from this bunch of tasty kids:

Jeff Steinbrunner (CYSK)
Sean White (BEEF!)
Paul Thomas (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Joe Kwaczala (Late Live Show)
Drew Frees (Comedy Bar)
Rebecca O’Neal (Congrats on Your Success)
Adam Burke (Parlour Car, ChUC)

Will there be special guests and last minute surprises? Probably! You know us. So make sure you shamble on over here ramblers, and let’s make it a night to remember!

Parlour Car ~ August 14th, 2014

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Yes.  Okay.  Sorry.  This is – by far – our latest, most irresponsible, last-minute post in the show’s history.  That being said, tonight’s show will still be a real pants-tickler, like always.  What’s a pants-tickler?  You’ll have to show up to find out.  Peep tonight’s lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Joe Fernandez (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Ian Abramson (Chicago Mag’s “Best Experimental Comedian”)
Matt Riggs (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Martin Morrow (Second City)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Secrets; Parlour Car)
Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal; Comedians You Should Know)

Special guests?  Nah, prolly not.  Still a major nasty cakes show, though.  [NOTE: Parlour Car is optimally experienced with best friends, so call a couple of yours and let's all introduce our best friends to each other].
Bar DeVille.  Free.  9pm.  NABFO.  (North Atlantic Best Friends Organization)

Parlour Car ~ August 7th, 2014

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Shhh, shut up for a second. Perfect, thanks. Ok sweet pals, yet another Thursday is upon us, which means yet another sark-nasty Parlour Car for all to enjoy. Not a whole lotta time for nonsense here, so we’ll just cut straight to the chase of this rad-dog lineup. Peep:

Adam Burke (Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest; Wiggle Room)
Sarah Gallagher (Stand Up Throw Down)
Mike Cannon (MTV; Visiting from NYC)
Peter-John Byrnes (This Week In Despair Pod)
Ever Mainard (Visiting from LA; Shit Show)
Saurin Choksi (Lincoln Lodge; Sidebar Show)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; Wrestling With Depression Pod)

Yeah. Major nast. Call three of your best friends, come to the show, watch the show, Tinder some weirdos, play Tinder Roulette with your besties. Literally fail proof.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 31st, 2014

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Hey there larrikins and larrikettes, why so glum? Summer slipping away from you? The God Helios failing to make good on his promise of sunbaked beach days next to a boiling lake of meat effluent? Well quit your bawling,  you’re diluting the barbecue sauce, and redirect your energies to a form of entertainment that’s more reliable than the capricious whims of some astral despot. Which is to say this Thursday it’s Parlour Car and as always we’re going to have a stellar line up of rambunctious yuksters from both near and far to warm your soul the way Chicago’s July has steadfastly refused to do. 

  • Jeff Steinbrunner (Comedians You Should KNow)
  • Zach Peterson (Comedy Expo)
  • Mat Alano-Martin (Limestone Comedy Festival)
  • Natalie Jose (Laugh Factory, Weepin’ Willows)
  • Katie McVay (Yell You Better)
  • Adam Burke (The Steerage Section of the Titanic)
  • Danny Kallas (The Comedian You Should Know the Most)

Plus our usual selection of surprise guests, diamond pals, and a never-ending onslaught of the choicest sazeracs and sasparillas to slake the thirst of the booziest Bozos around. It’s 9PM, it’s free, and it’s our pleasure. 

Parlour Car ~ July 24th, 2014

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What’s that?  We’re super late with the website update?  That’s weird.  Anyway, since we are so late again, let’s just cut the shite and get right into this stellar lineup for this week.  Oh, did we mention Chicago Magazine just named us the best standup showcase in Chicago?  We did?  Just last week?  Ok, well, we’ll probably do that a few more times.  Peep this week’s lineup:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Secrets; Comedy Exposition)
Jeff Scheen (This Week’s Show)
Lara Beitz (Hoo Ha Comedy)
Sherman Edwards (Second City)
Jeff Steinbrunner (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Candy Lawrence (Chicago Underground Comedy; Show Pony!)
CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Sean Patton (Comedy Central; Conan; Maron; Best Bars in America)

Yep.  Super rad-dog lineup, just like always.  Snapchat your best friends and let’s get all of our best friends in one room together.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  Seven-thousand best friends.

Parlour Car ~ July 17th, 2014

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You guys.  Whoa.  Let us start by saying that we are incredibly honored to be named by Chicago Magazine as the Best Standup Showcase in Chicago.  A heartfelt thanks goes out to Chicago Magazine, Jason Heidemann, all the comedians who have come through, and our super rad audience that continues to make this a place where people love to perform.  You guys are all the super-awesome-best-raddest dudes and lady dudes in the world.  How about we keep this going and have yet another sweet, sweet show tonight?  Yeah?  Deal.  Peep this lineup of almost exclusively out-of-town pals:

Matty Ryan (Blackout Diaries; JFL Chi)
Brendan McGowan (In from LA; former Chicago Underground member)
Mo Welch (In from LA; The Mo Show; Larry Bird)
Brock Wilbur (In from LA; Crime Travel)
Brandie Posey (In from LA; Lady to Lady Pod; Picture This!)
Brian Parise (In from NYC; JFL Montreal)
Secret special guest. (In from LA)

Come pretend that you’re in Los Angeles for the night (and New York for 12 minutes or so) by getting at this show in a big way.  It’ll be fun.  Like always.  Free.  9pm.  All of the best friend groups in Chicago.

Parlour Car ~ July 10th, 2014

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Ok friends, let’s make one thing perfectly clear right up front:  this week’s show is going to knock the goddamn pants off your stupid legs.  Furthermore, this whole weekend is going to be amazing for comedy in Chicago, as the inaugural Comedy Exposition is taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It features some of the best up-and-coming comedians in the country, alongside some seriously big names.  Look it up, educate yourself, we can’t do your homework for you.  What we CAN do, is put together a major fun-times “marathon style” lineup of some of the comedians who are getting in town a day early.  We won’t spoil any surprises, but just know that all the comics on this show are fantastic, they’re good pals, and they’re way fun.  And there’s gonna be like, 10-15 of them.  Whoa.

Show starts at 9pm.  It’s free.  It’s at Bar DeVille.  It’s a super time.  It shall have all the best friends ever in the world.  Call yours and let’s party.