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

Parlour Car ~ February 5th, 2015


Hey friends, thank you for making our two-year anniversary so fun and cool and special.  Our apologies to those of you that inevitably had to call in sick to work the next day.  Anyway, no time for chits and chats, this post is already a million days behind schedule.  Tonight’s show is going to be major rad like always.  Peep this hot lineup:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; Entertaining Julia)
Meechie Hall (JFL Chi; Laugh Factory)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets)
Ben Bergman (Last Comic Standing; Zanies)
Trey Brown (Lincoln Lodge)
Sonia Denis (Congrats on Your Success; Cole’s Mic)
Joseph Reese (Zanies)
Dale McPeek (Your couch, right now)

Okay so yeah, throw those boots on and let’s all have a winter drinking fun time with our best friends.  Seriously though, you owe it to yourself after such a horsefuck of a week.  Holler at those best friends and we’ll get into it in real time.  Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.  FBI (Friends, Best – Internationally)

Parlour Car ~ January 29th, 2015



Yes friends, it’s true.  This week we celebrate the second birthday of the Best Friends Amalgamation, which is also the most fun standup show in Chicago.  But you don’t have listen to us, our pals over at Chicago Magazine think so too.  Anyway, this week’s show/party is going to be fun and absurd and awesome and then more fun.  To ensure that the evening will be extra ridiculous, we’ve enlisted the help of a whole bunch of our best friends who also happen to be the best comedians in the city.  Peep this lineup down:

Adam Burke
Puterbaugh Sisters
Matty Ryan
Stephanie Hasz
Brian Babylon
Sean Flannery
Mike Lebovitz
Dave Helem
CJ Sullivan
Natalie Jose
Calvin Evans
Chris Condren
Rebecca O’Neal
Katie McVay
Danny Kallas
Goodrich Gevaart
Chris Redd
Nick Rouley
Alex Kumin
Jeff Steinbrunner
Justin Golak

Sooooo yeah if you were thinking about doing something else tomorrow, now you understand why you cannot.  This.  This is what you’re doing.  Parlour Car Two-Year Anniversary Show/Party.  We won’t be checking for friendship bracelets, but we are trusting you to bring some fun best friends.  Don’t betray our trust.  Holler at your bestests and let’s all get into it.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  NABFO (North Atlantic Best Friends Organization)

Parlour Car ~ January 22nd, 2015


Yo buds, this show update is super way behind schedg so we’re gonna cut through the horseplay and get right into the business of things with this FAQ section:

Will this week’s show be major awesome?  
Yes, unquestionably.

Is Parlour Car mega fun and great every single week? 
Every single week, without fail.

Should I bring as many best friends as I can, as often as I can?
Yes for sure.

What’s the lineup this week?

Junior Stopka (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal; Bomb Cellar)
Calvin Evans (JFL Chi; Blind Bet Show; Laugh Factory)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets; Comedy Expo)
Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Up Next; Visiting from NYC)
Kristin Clifford (Lincoln Lodge; Performance Anxiety)
Sean White (Beef!; Dead and Gone)
Dave Losso (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time; Best Night Ever)
Special Guests?

Ok so, word.  The answers to any possible questions you may have are right there.  Grab your bests and let’s get into it.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  WWBFF.  (World Wildlife Best Friends Fund)

Parlour Car ~ January 15th, 2015


Hey pals, nice work last week.  Special thanks to Hannibal Buress for closing out the night.  Anyway, on to this week.  Look there’s not a lot of time to get into fanciful dialogue or wordplay on the weather, so we’ll just cut to the chase.  This week’s show is going to be super awesome and fun.  Like it always is.  Peep this lineup:

Sean Flannery (Comedy Central; JFL Montreal; Blackout Diaries)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car; Blackout Diaries)
Kristin Toomey (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
David Drake (Blind Bet Show; Laugh Factory; 3DM)
Ali Clayton (Hoo Ha Comedy; JFL Chi; Laugh Factory)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats on Your Success; FYF Crew)
Charlie Rohrer (Congrats on Your Success; Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Special Guest? (maybs)

At this point, if you’ve been to Parlour Car, you know the drill.  It’s always the best with fun pals and fun surprises.  Gchat your best friends at work, tell them you have a major sweet surprise, and then SURPRISE IT’S PARLOUR CAR.  It shan’t go unappreciated.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFNHS. (Best Friends National Honors Society)