Parlour Car ~ November 19th, 2015


Whoa friends whoa.  Latest post ever right now?  Entirely possible.  Will this post tardiness negatively impact tonight’s fun hot show?  Big time no way.  Yo for real it’s gonna rule.  Plus next week is Thanksgiving and there won’t be a show, so like, we really gotta pack it in this week.  Also it’s gonna snow hard this weekend so let’s get drunk one last time before Chicago turns into the barren tundra of misery we love so well.  Peep this rad crisp autumnal lineup:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; JFL Chi; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car; back from tourrrr)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets)
Erica Clark (JFL Chi; Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
Wes Hudson (in from LA; new special “High Functioning”)
Eli Hamilton (Laugh Factory; Jokes and Notes)
Mike Sheehan (Founding member of CYSK; bad advice champ)
Blake Burkhart (Andorka’s Comedy Review)

Okay word.  Grab a couple two three best friends and let’s all get into this in a big way.  Especially if you won’t see your best friends next week, join together tonight at Parlour Car and give thanks for each other’s friendship and then maybe blackout on accident.  It’ll be super dope.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ November 12th, 2015

We’re sitting in Parlour Car HQ, drinking a piping hot Irish coffee (that’s a coffee with a corned beef twist), wondering what could warm our hearts on this cold, autumn day. Then it occurred to us: what about a comedy show? What about a comedy show boys night because it’s Stephanie’s birthday in 3 days, so she’ll do whatever the heck she wants (except swear because maybe this is a PG blog, she’s not really sure). Anyway, check out all these tasty fellas:

Stephanie Hasz (The Comedy Exposition)
Nick Rouley (Nervous Breakdown)
Ricky Gonzalez (Lincoln Lodge)
Kyle Scanlan (The Whiskey Journal)
Jay Washington (Laugh Factory)
Cameron Gillette (Chicago’s answer to Michael Winslow)
Joe Fernandez (Chicago Underground Comedy)

Look up a recipe for some really impressive, savory cupcakes that you’ll bake to celebrate birthdays and comedy and friendship. Realize you don’t own an oven mitt. Go to a bakery instead. Befriend everyone there. Bring them to the show. Share a bag of tamales with your new friends.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ November 5th, 2015

Oh dang, we almost forgot to let you know what’s up, didn’t we? We swear, we still care about you just as much as we always have, we’ve just been thrown off by this…what do you call it? Fall weather? We’ve been having so many picnics surrounded by beautiful plaid blankets. Anyway, this is who we’ll be hanging with tonight:

Nick Rouley
Goodrich Gevaart
Jason Earl Folks
Natalie McGill
Lane Pieschel
Bill Squire
Deanna Ortiz
Martin Morrow

Figure out whether people still use evites, send one to all your friends, and get them out tonight. Thursdays are the new Fridays and true pals live forever.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 29th, 2015


Yo now friends.  Another mega late post, but fret not, we’re all here now.  We’ll keep it brief so we all enough time to wait in line at Ragstock for seven or eight days.  Everyone knows you gotta have a way sweet ‘stume to properly engage in all the haunted hijinks and fun cool spooky drugs on Saturday.  But whether you’re at ghosty DJ warehouse party or a spirited Buffalo Wild Wings, just remember that regular Bernie Sanders is ALREADY SEXY ENOUGH.  Don’t try to make Bernie more sexy, fellas.  Anyway, peep this fun lineup of cool meats and hot treats:

Marina Franklin (Trainwreck; Conan; Louie; Comedy Central; Chappelle’s Show)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Blipsters on Broadway; Zanies)
Drew Frees (Chappelle’s Oddball Fest; JFL Chi)
Amy Shanker (Laugh Factory; moving to NYC next week)
Xavier Lamont (Zanies; Riddles)
Mike Bobrinskoy (Best Night Ever Show; Rathskellar)

Like right?  This is gonna be real great.  Send your best friends some spooky Snaps and tell them they have to come.  There’s nothing more seasonally fun and haunted than a hangover at work on Friday.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 22nd, 2015

Hey, guys. We’re just over here, staring at the changing leaves, thinking about the passing of time and, well, we miss you. Maybe we saw you last week, but it never feels like enough, you know? Come on out this week and trade jacket layering tips with us over a piping hot mug of PBR:

Clark Jones (The Knitting Factory; JFL Chicago)
Sumukh Torgalkar (MAD Magazine; Visiting from Cleveland)
Matty Ryan (Parlour Car; JFL Chicago)
Jeanie Doogan (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Eli Yudin (Visiting from NYC; @NotTildaSwinton)
Kristin Clifford (Lincoln Lodge)
Nate Simmons (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Dave Losso (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time)

Here’s what we need you to do: go to a pumpkin patch. Find a pumpkin that really speaks to you. Name it. Decorate it. Carve a friendly face into it. Wake up the next morning and see that it has come to life in the form of a beautiful, orange-haired stranger curled up on your front porch. Bring the pumpkin stranger to its first comedy show and fall in love. Free. 9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 14th, 2015

How’s your Halloween month going? You do celebrate Halloween as an entire month, right? I mean, don’t walk around in costume or anything, but definitely make sure you’re seeing enough plastic skeletons on a daily basis. And we wouldn’t hate it if you brought some fun size Snickers to this week’s show, which will feature these great pals:

Calvin Evans (JFL Chicago, Jokes & Notes)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge, Cole’s Chicago Cabaret)
Carmen Morales (Fox, Gilda’s LaughFest)
Lance Allen (Visiting from LA)
Kolin Bohannon (World Series of Comedy)
Chris O’Connor (Visiting from Philly)
John Eide (Bughouse Theatre)

Bring a friend. Bring a lover. Bring a family member. Bring a robot you’ve brought to life through a combination of ingenuity and the dark arts. Live forever through the power of friendship. Free. 9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 8th, 2015

Oh my gosh, OK, it’s almost noon. Do you have your lunch plans ready? It’s supposed to be warm out. Maybe you’ll throw down some kind of sandwich on a patio? Do whatever feels right, but most definitely fuel up for tonight because we really want to see you seeing these comics:

The Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chicago; Entertaining Julia)
Stephanie Hasz (The Comedy Exposition; Parlour Car)
Kristin Clifford (JFL Chicago; Lincoln Lodge)
Taneshia Rice (Damon Williams Show; Jokes and Notes)
Trey Brown (Lincoln Lodge)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Columbus’ Entertainer to Watch)
Brett Erickson (Visiting from LA)

Text your friends some emojis about it. Maybe smiley face with sunglasses or smiley face with hearts for eyes. Maybe that weird, purple sweet potato. Whatever it takes to get them out of the house and drinking Moscow mules. Free. 9pm.  Bar DeVille.