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 Eve.  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).

Parlour Car ~ November 20th, 2014


Hey friends.  Hello.  Let’s hang out.  It’s cool if you can’t have people over, we’ll have everyone over at our place.  And we’ll throw together a super fun standing up comedy show with some of our best friends from Chicago and New York and LA  and then we’ll all just hang out forever.  Cool?  Word.  Lineup peep:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; Leaving us for NYC)
Candy Lawrence (Chicago Underground Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Junior Stopka (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal)
Bret Hiker (Visiting from NYC)
Paul Thomas (Chicago Underground Comedy; Ped Crossing)
Couple sneaky special guests? (Chah brah)

Okay so yeah, it’s going to be the best time ever like always.  Send your top three best friends flowers today and tell them to come to the show.  The flowers don’t even have to be that nice.  Just do the cheapest option.  No vase.  Boom.  Still super thoughtful.  See youse guys at the show.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.  PDRBF* Approved.  (People’s Democratic Republic of Best Friends)


Parlour Car ~ November 13th, 2014


Sweet pals.  Sup.  Hey listen, sorry for saying “sup” earlier.  We’ve had a long day, the site update is way late, like it is every week, without fail.  Anyway, this week’s show is real super great, in a big way.  We’ll just cut to the chase of this major nast lineup.  Yeah?  For sure.  Peep:

The Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia; Parlour Car)
Ryan Dalton (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal)
Chris Redd (NBC; Second City)
Drew Frees (JFL Chi, Laugh Factory)
Sammy Obeid (Conan; NBC)
Alex Stone (JFL Montreal; Last Comic Standing)
Ali Clayton (JFL Chi; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Derick Lengwenus (JFL Montreal; SF Comedy Competition)

Did you see that? Probably check it out again. Seriously, go back and reread it. Word, now we’re all on the same page. Everyone grab like eight or nine of your best friends and we’ll all make it a best friend’s time. 9pm. Free. Bar DeVille. BFI (Best Friends Initiative)

Parlour Car ~ November 6th, 2014


Listen pals, no time for chit chat.  Peep the lineup for this week’s hot show:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car)
Kyle Scanlan (Whiskey Journal; Lincoln Lodge)
Laura Sanders (Rooftop Comedy; Visiting from Columbus)
Sammy Arechar (In from Milwaukee; Hotdogs & Hamburgers Tour)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Columbus’ Entertainer to Watch)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Chicago Magazine)
Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; Comedians You Should Know)

Right?  Yeah.  Exactly.  Send up a distress flare, then when help arrives tell them it was an accident and that you’re sorry and then take everyone to the show.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  B.F.A.  (Best Friends Authority)

Parlour Car ~ October 30th, 2014


Before we get into the particulars of this week’s show, we’d like to address an important item of business.  Given the ebbing and flowing of careers and obligations there’s been a bit of a reorganization within the Parlour Car production team.  Without further ado (adieu?), we’d like to say that we are over the moon to announce that the newest producers of Parlour Car will be none other than THE MOTHERFUCKING PUTERBAUGH SISTERS.  If you’re not excited about that, throw your laptop out the window because you’re ruining it for all of us.  Even if you’re not excited about it, simply get those bees outta your bonnet and peep this week’s lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Sean Flannery (JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Brian Babylon (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!; JFL Chi)
Shane Torres (JFL Montreal; visiting from Portland)
Kristin Clifford (JFL Chicago; Laugh Factory)
Charlie Bury (Lincoln Lodge; Laugh Factory)
Emily Galati (Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Jake McKenzie (Stand Up Stand Up; Laugh Factory)
Special Guest? (Probs)

Put on your favorite pair of dancin’ pants, and let’s make a thing out of this. Don’t forget to holler at three or five of your best friends to make sure they’re present to ensure we don’t break the streak of Best Friends Nation.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.