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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Parlour Car ~ June 4th, 2015


Yes hello now friends.  First off, a big thanks to John Mulaney for closing out the show last week, and a second thanks to everyone who was jammed into that back room.  Hopefully nobody missed it, but mathematically, most people did.  It’s cool though, we have another real fun rad show this week featuring an all-Chicago lineup of some of the absolute best comics in the city. F’real tho, peep dis lineup:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central;  JFL Chi;  Chicago Underground Comedy)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi;  Parlour Car;  Blackout Diaries)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi;  SF Sketchfest; Parlour Car)
Adam Burke (JFL Chi; Bridgetown Comedy Fest;  Wiggle Room)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo;  Bridgetown;  Parlour Car)
Calvin Evans (JFL Chi;  Blind Bet Show;  Jokes and Notes)
Drew Frees (JFL Chi; Oddball Festival; Laugh Factory)

Okay word.  The weather will be way sweet so throw some shorts on and embrace those winter calves.  Call your four best friends and see if they’ll wear matching group jorts with you.  You’ll prolly regret it, but everyone you see will appreciate it.

Free.    9pm.    Bar DeVille.    BFMJSAFTA (Best Friends’ Matching Jean Shorts Academy for the Arts)


Parlour Car ~ May 28th, 2015


Say there friends.  Listen we shan’t waste any time here, we’ll just cut straight to the chase.  This week’s show is another hoot featuring mostly outta-towners, and boy oh boi are they some fun pals.  Peep this lineup:

Will Miles (Knitting Factory BK; in from NYC)
Josh Androsky (VICE; Billy on the Street; in from LA)
Matty Ryan (JFl Chi; Blackout Diaries; Parlour Car)
Giulia Rozzi (Comedy Central; VH1; Chelsea Lately; in from NYC)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; WWD Pod; in from LA)
Clare O’Kane (Edinburgh Fringe Fest; SF Sketchfest; in from LA)
Keith Pasel (Stand Up Stand Up; SHIT SHOW)
Sneaky Very Special Guest (probz)

Cool so we’re all on board.  Word.  Now holler at a couple two tree best friends of yours and we can really make a night of this.  Bring your Uber driver too, but only if they didn’t try to chat with you first.

Free.   9pm.    Bar DeVille.    BFSAFU (Best Friends’ Summer Activity Friendship Union)

Parlour Car ~ May 21st, 2015


Yo pals hey.  So yeah the weather is weird this week, but like, so is life most of the time, so maybe let’s get off the weather’s back about it.  For real, cut weather some slack and then peep the super rad lineup of comedians for this week:

Brian Babylon (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!; Moth Story Slam)
Emma Willmann (AxisTV Live at Gotham; in from NYC)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Blackout Diaries)
Puterbaugh Sisters (JFL Chi; SF Sketchfest; Entertaining Julia)
Drew Frees (Laugh Factory; Zanies; Back from the Sea)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Comedy Secrets; Zanies)
Tim Barnes (It’s All True Pod; Chicago Mag’s Comics to Watch)
Conor Delehanty (Laugh Factory; Limestone Fest)

Word.  It’s clear how rad this show will be.  Come hang and celebrate what’s about to maybe be spring, possibly summer, or back to winter again.  Make your 3 best friends download Periscope, and then Periscope video them and invite them to Parlour Car.  It’ll be a real hoot for you guys.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFSSPC (Best Friends’ Sandwich & Soda Pop Conglomerate)

Parlour Car ~ May 14th, 2015


Hey friends, no time for chatting, but here’s the deal this week:  most of the comics on the lineup are out-of-town pals.  They’re super fun and cool and don’t come to Chicago very often, so the show will be real neat.  Two pals from New York, one from LA, another from Milwaukee.  Two of them are sneaky special guests that you’ll have to come see for yourself.  Plus a few fun Chicago pals.  Word so peep this lineup:

Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Expo; Parlour Car; Comedy Secrets)
T. Murph (Key & Peele; Comedy Central; Shaq’s Next All Star)
Natalie Shure (The Atlantic; 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn; in from NYC)
Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Jason Hillman (Zanies; Comedy Cafe; in from Milwaukee)
Sneaky Special Guest (Comedy Cellar; in from NYC)
Sneaky Special Guest (Television; in from LA)

Okay cool you guys.  It’s pretty evident how fun this will be.  Link up a video conference with 4 of your best friends under the guise that you have something really important to tell them, and then invite them to Parlour Car.  They’ll be relieved you’re not dying, and then you can all celebrate at the show.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.  BFSLS (Best Friends Social & Leisure Society)

Parlour Car ~ May 7th, 2015


Yo friends okay so another way late post on our hands here.  Big thanks to everyone who mega-packed the show last week and helped make it extra major fun.  Also, another shout out to  TimeOut Chicago for, yet again, showing us some love.  Thanks pals.  Can the Tribune, Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, RedEye, Reader, and TimeOut all be wrong about how cool and fun Parlour Car is?  Well, they could be, but they’re not.  Peep the lineup for this week’s hot times:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Matty Ryan (JFL Chi; Parlour Car; Blackout Diaries)
Natalie Jose (Chicago Underground Comedy; friends with Oprah)
Meredith Kachel (Hoo Ha Comedy; Impress These Apes)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats on Your Success)
Andy Fleming (Two Hour Comedy Hour; Comedy Secrets)
Special Guest (YES)

Right so yeah. This’ll be major fun and cool like always. If you’ve never been, come hang and you’ll get it. Also, it’s customary to bring between 1-6 of your favorite best friends, so let’s make sure you start things off on the right foot.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille. BFE&FCSO (Best Friends Equestrian & Fun Cocktail Society Organization)