Parlour Car ~ July 30th, 2015


Hey friends.  Before we delve into this week, we must give a very special thanks to Jeff Garlin for closing out the show last week.  Super great.  Now, onto this week.  There’s not a lot of time to waste chatting about how cool and fun it’s going to be, but trust that it shall be.  Half the lineup is outta-town guests, but the whole lineup is sweet pals.  Peep this week’s lineup:

Aparna Nancherla (Conan; Comedy Central; WTF Pod; VH1; in from NYC)
Mateo Lane (Comedy Central; MTV; JFL Montreal; in from NYC)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car; Blackout Diaries)
Tom Brady (JFL Montreal; Girls’ Night Pod; moving to NYC on Monday)
David Heti (JFL Montreal; in from Montreal)
Natalie Shure (The Atlantic; The Onion; in from NYC)
Zach Peterson (Arguments & Grievances; Comedy Expo)
Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success; Cole’s Cabaret)

Cool cool fun.  It’s pretty obvi how rad this show is going to be.  Tell your best friend you want to make a vodka-lemonade stand with them.  When they tell you it’s illegal, pretend that you’re crestfallen, then say the only thing that will make it better is if they go to Parlour Car with you.  Such a sweet plan.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille. BFOFFVLSDAWSE (Best Friends’ Organization for Fraudulent Vodka Lemonade Stand Decoys and Widespread Summer Enjoyment)

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Parlour Car ~ July 23rd, 2015


Yo friends.  Holy moly what a late post here.  Big time apologies.  Sometimes it’s like “yeah we’re gonna be late for work on account that we absolutely must drink two boxes of wine at the Millennium Park symphony, because summer.”  If you’re not already using “because summer” as your excuse for everything, you should change the way you’re living.  While we’re all making sweet life changes together, go ahead and peep this week’s lineup:

Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Adam Burke (JFL Chi; Oddball Fest; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Lauren Vino (MTV; Tribeca Comedy Club; in from NYC)
Joel Walkowski (WILDCATS; in from NYC)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory)
Mikey Manker (Stand Up Stand Up; Beg Borrow Steal Album)
Special Guest (Yes)
Special Guest (Yes)

Yep, way solid times here.  Grab yourself a nice ice cream cone after work because you earned it.  Then carry some ice cream over to your best friends’ homes.  It’ll be melted by the time you get there, but just say that since the ice cream didn’t work out, now they have to go to Parlour Car with you.  Flawless.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFMICSFTBOTE (Best Friends’ Melted Ice Cream Society for the Betterment of Thursday Evenings)

Parlour Car ~ July 16th, 2015


Hey hello now friends.  Shouts to everyone who packed that marathon show last week, and to all the comedian pals from around the country who performed.  Such a hoot.  But it’s like yeah, we get it, enough about last week.  Last week is in the past and no one can relive it no matter how hard they try.  What we CAN do, collectively, is dive head first into this week’s show in a real big way.  It’s another major hot fun cool show with out-of-town pals and in-town pals and best friends all over the goddamn place.  Peep this nastypants lineup:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Felonious Munk (Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore; Blipsters on Broadway)
Tommy McNamara (Lincoln Lodge; AV Club’s 26th Annual Comedy Fest)
Sonia Denis (Congrats on Your Success; Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
John-Michael Bond (The Improv; Comedy Expo; in from Atlanta)
Katie Hannigan (College Humor; MTVother; in from NYC)
Lem Slaughter (JFL Chi; Jokes and Notes)

Alright so yes to the cool times.  Instead of inviting your best friends over to watch the nine different Alaska shows on TV, invite them to Parlour Car instead.   Also make sure to call Pete, you haven’t seen him in forever.
Free.   9pm.   Bar DeVille.    BFUFSMACP  (Best Friends United for Sweet Meats and Cool Petes)

Parlour Car ~ July 9th, 2015


Hey friends whoa.  Talk about a crazy late post here.  We were putting some finishing touches on what’s shaping up to be one of our major fun “marathon shows” tonight, and the website post got away from us.  But yeah, you read that right:  hot fun marathon show tonight.  There’s so many fun comedian pals in town from around the country (mostly Chicago/NYC/LA) for the famed second annual Comedy Exposition, so we figured we’d have a party and double our usual lineup.  We’re still working out some of the details, but peep this work-in-progress lineup:

Mike Lebovitz
Matty Ryan
Puterbaugh Sisters
Chris Redd
Shane Torres
Kenny DeForest
Megan Gailey
Adam Burke
Peggy O’Leary
Rojo Perez
Joe Kwaczala
Mike Stanley
Mike Joyce
Special Guests

So okay yeah cool.  If you’ve been to one of our marathon shows before, you get it.  If you haven’t, come check it out tonight and we’ll help you understand.  Also, it’s advisable to bring one or more best friends, because best friends are way awesome.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFMPWWABF (Best Friends Marathon Party With Whiskey and Best Friends)

Parlour Car ~ July 2nd, 2015


Hay frands.  Okay so there’s a lot to celebrate this week.  Marriage equality.  America’s birthday.  Probably a few of your friends’ birthdays.  Maybe even your birthday.  Even if it’s not anyone’s birthday that you know, there’s still a whole bunch to smile about.  Plus it’s our first time not canceling Parlour Car on 4th of July weekend, so we planned a way fun show with some sweet friends from Chicago, New York, LA and the television.  It def won’t not be fun, so peep this lineup and come hang:

Michael Palascak (Comedy Central; Leno; Letterman; Conan)
Sean Flannery (Comedy Central; Blackout Diaries)
Matt Ruby (MTV; SXSW; in from NYC)
Brandie Posey (Picture This!; Lady to Lady Pod; in from LA)
Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; Comedians You Should Know)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo Founder; Parlour Car)
Brendan McGowan (JFL Chi; Bridgetown; in from LA)

Nice okay yes. This will for sure be a hot fun cool time. Plus everyone has the day off on Friday, so let’s all get real weird about it.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFAFWTAHP (Best Friends’ Association for Weird Times and Hot Pals)

Parlour Car ~ June 25th, 2015


Whoa friends, hey so we’re sorry for the site update absence last week.  There were some miscommunications, a wedding, and a birthday.  Combined these things resulted in no post.  Kudos to the all the champions who battled through uncertainty and showed up anyway to help celebrate Danielle’s birthday show in style.  Moving on to the hot question this week: will the president be at the show?  He just did the WTF Pod, and Marc Maron was just recently at Parlour Car, so the only logical conclusion is that the president will be at the show this week.  Super cool.  Go find one of your patriotic lapel pins and peep this week’s lineup:

Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal; Comedians You Should Know)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Taneshia Rice (Damon Williams Show; Jokes and Notes)
Tommy McNamara (Lincoln Lodge; leaving for NYC)
Joey Villagomez (HBO; Laugh Factory)
Goodrich Gevaart (FREAK Happening; Comedy Expo)
Peter Kim (iO Theater; Laugh Factory)

Okay rad.  If any of your best friends live nearby, rig up one of those cup-and-yarn-phones between your windows so it’ll be easy to reach each other.  Like in 3 Ninjas.  Once it’s all set up, tell them to go home to test it out.  Then invite them to Parlour Car.  See how much fun?
Free.      9pm.      Bar DeVille.      BFHWTA (Best Friends Homemade Walkie Talkie Association)

Parlour Car ~ June 11th, 2015


Yo friends.  Yet again we must start the post with a little gratitude here.  Big huge double thanks to Marc Maron and Bobcat Goldthwait for closing out the show last week.  If you’re bummed that you keep missing our fun shows, the best way to prevent that is to come hang at our fun shows.  Like the major fun show we have this week with pals from New York and London.  Peep this lineup:

Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; SF Sketchfest; Parlour Car)
Kyle Ayers (New York Times; Brooklyn Comedy Fest; in from NYC)
Azhar Usman (MTV; Allah Made me Funny)
JF Harris (New York Comedy Fest; the Improv; in from NYC)
Em Brown (JFL Chi; Jokes and Notes)
Cynthia Levin (Second City; in from London)
Nate Simmons (Chicago Underground Comedy)
Special Guest (yes)

Word so yeah.  Venmo your best friends each $5 and when they ask what it’s for say you just bought them a drink at Parlour Car.  They’ll be confused, but they’ll prolly figure it out.  Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille.  BFEPES (Best Friends Electronic Payment Enthusiasts Society)

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