Parlour Car ~ August 18th, 2016

It’s late and we know you’re probably staring at your phone, waiting for the first possible minute that you can sneak out of work, so let’s just get down to business because oh boy, we’ve got a pile o’ pals for you tonight:

Adam Burke (Oddball Fest; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!)
Rebecca O’Neal (Congrats on Your Success; Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; The Comedy Exposition)
Cameron Gillette (Voted Chicago’s silliest billy)
Jake Robinson (Visiting from Indiana)
Mike Samp (The Comedy Bar; Jokes and Notes)
Justin Golak (Rooftop Comedy; Strong Uninformed Opinions Pod)
Miles Hendrix (VHS at @North)
Special Guest???

Put on your sundresses and your short shorts, then immediately change when you remember how serious our AC is. Bring a scarf if you want, we don’t care. Parlour Car doesn’t judge our friends. Oh we’re friends now btw. So come hang out at our bar house.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ August 11th, 2016


Wordddddd hey friends.  To make up for the outrageously tardy post last week we’re getting the jump on it this week with this major early daddie.  Okay so it’s seven hundred degrees out which stinks way hard because it feels like living inside a dumpster fire that someone tried to extinguish with unrendered hog fat.  But yo it’s fine because  that’s what it’s supposed to feel like during a Chicago August.  It’s also fine because we make sure the back room is the frostiest boy on the whole block for maximum comfort.  Fer real it’ll be like Cuba Gooding is back there because everyone’s gonna be snow dogs.  Speaking of sweet dogs, let’s get a peep on tonight’s tasty pals:

Matty Ryan (MTV’s Acting Out; Parlour Car)
Claire Mulaney (SNL; in from LA)
Mike Stanley (FOX’s Laughs; Detroit Comedy Underground)
Paige Weldon (“Uncomfortable at Best”; RIOT LA; in from LA)
Marty DeRosa (CYSK; Wrestling with Depression Pod)
Logan Guntzelman (Hoboken Comedy Fest; in from LA)
Finn Straley (Coming to the Stage; Last Spaceman; in from LA)
Brandi Denise (Laugh Factory; Jokes and Notes)
Ali Clayton (Hoo Ha Comedy; Laugh Factory; moving to NYC)

Yoooo almost the whole lineup is outta town buddies so this’ll def be dandy pants central in a huge way.  Go out for some nice ice creams with your best friends and then tell them you gotta make a quick stop and then bring them to Parlour Car to meet up with all the other best friends.  Fer real it’ll be the best.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ August 4th, 2016


Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoaaaaaaaaaaa friends, okay this is legit the absolute latest this post has ever been since Adam and Eve, which wasn’t even a real thing but like, you get it.  For real though, less than zero time to chat here.  Let’s get right into this sweet hot tasty boy lineup tonight and peep together it way hard:

Shane Torres (Conan; JFL Montreal; in from NYC)
David Drake (album “Dave”; in from NYC)
Dave Helem (JFL Chi; Second City AFROFUTURISM)
Ahamed Weinberg (Comedy Bang Bang; JFL Montreal, in from LA)
Laura Sanders (FOX’s Laughs; album “Oh God Please Like Me”;in from NOLA)
Xavier Lamont (WGN Morning News; Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Tyson Karrasch (Blackout Diaries; Blind Bet Show)
Patrick Kent (Second City; iO)

Word word word word word. Hot hot times tonight like always, despite the fact that this post is two hours before the show. It’s not on purpose. We love you a lot. Like, for real, we love you guys a whole bunch. Do the best friends thing with your best friends and let’s gooooooooo.

9pm. Free. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 28th, 2016


Yo hayyyyyyyy okay so it should come as no surprise to anyone that if there’s one thing we like better than best friends, it’s more best friends.  This best friends concept, BFC if you will, is the cornerstone on which Parlour Car is built.  Regular friends are super dope, but best friends are the actual for real best.  Tonight is no different and it’ll be a hot dandy fun time.  It’s a rad lineup of tasty best friends and a fun television pal in town from Los Angeles.  Get your best friends warmed up and ready because tonight will rule so let’s peep:

Brooks Wheelan (SNL; Comedy Central; IFC; GIRLS)
Felonius Munk (Comedy Central; Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore)
Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Reena Calm (JFL Chi; Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Eli Hamilton (Laugh Factory; Jokes and Notes)
Melody Kamali (Monday Mulligan @ Hideout)
Jeff Arcuri (Fox’s “Laughs”; This Week’s Show)

Right okay so like def come hang at this because this’ll be the best.  Even if you didn’t get a best friend to come with you that’s okay because there’ll be plenty on hand.  Word.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 21st, 2016


Yo hey hi hello friends yes.  Okay so if you’re like us and most people we know, you’re looking for a pleasant distraction from the sweaty dumpster fire taking place inside the Quicken Loans Arena.  We’re not sure how something can be simultaneously drenched in sweat and engulfed in flames, so it must be some kind of dark magic conjured in the deepest depths of satan’s anus.  For real that’s the only possible explanation.  But enough about sweat and garbage and buttholes and the devil, we’ve got a major dope sweet rad show tonight with a bevy of outta town pals from around the country, so let’s peep this beef daddie:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Sonia Denis (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Congrats on Your Success)
Curtis Cook (Viceland’s Flophouse; SF Sketchfest; in from Portland)
Irene Tu (Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians; in from SF)
Andie Main (Bumbershoot; Seattle Sketchfest; in from Portland)
Mateen Stewart (Jimmy Kimmel; Last Week Tonight; in from LA)
Jaffer Khan (Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest; in from Houston)
Sneaky Spesh Guest? (Yorp)

Word okay so 75% of tonight’s comedians are outta town pals which’ll be way cool and fun.  Group-text your three favorite best friends and say whoever comes with you tonight wins the #1 best friend spot.  Then they’ll all show up and you can say just kidding they’re all tied and you could never choose between them and then you’ll all have a sweet hot night.  Cool.

Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 14th, 2016


Yoooo okay so in regards to tardiness this post is kinda middle of the road.  It’s def late, but it’s not on the aggressive side of late, of which we are occasionally guilty.  Speaking of guilty, we’ve also been accused of being guilty of keeping the room mad chill, to which we say: “Take us downtown.  But on the way we have to make a few stops to pick up some best friends, some quality bevs, and a handful of our favorite gnar-daddies and shred-mamas to round tonight’s mega sick hot lineup.”  Hopefully your socks are already off so they don’t get hurt when they get knocked.  Let’s peep:

Azhar Usman (MTV; CNN’s “America’s Funniest Muslim”)
Brian Babylon (Inside Amy Schumer;  WHY? w/Hannibal Burress;  NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)
Matty Ryan (MTV;  Parlour Car)
Mark Simmons (The Chappelle Show; HBO’s P.Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Festvial; Lincoln Lodge)
Kristin Rand (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; in from LA)
Jono Zalay (Comedy Central’s Up Next; Bridgetown; in from NYC)
Julia Shiplett (NBC’s Standup for Diversity; DEVOUR HOUR; in from NYC )
David Phillips (Catfish Daddie Boy Man)

Ohhhhhhhkayyyyyyy this is gonna be the best kind of bonkers.  Is it someone’s birthday on the lineup?  Yeah.  Yeah it is.  So let’s get those best friends on the horn and make a fucking night outta this.  Dopeeeeeeee dope dope dope dope dope.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 7th, 2016


Hey hello friends hiiiiii.  Hopefully everyone had a rad fun weekend blacking out and lighting shit on fire.  The real key is not blowing any fingers off, which proves to be an impossible task for some.  But appendages and Darwinism aside, regardless of how successful you were with explosives over the weekend, you should come hang super hard at the show tonight because it’s gonna be for real the best.  Let’s peep this lineup that rules big time:

Ron Lynch (Bob’s Burgers; Adventure Time; Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!)
Taneshia Rice (Damon Williams Show; Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
Matty Ryan (MTV’s Acting Out; Parlour Car)
Stephanie Hasz (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Comedy Exposition; Parlour Car)
Xavier Lamont (Zanies; WGN Morning News)
Mike Sheehan (Comedians You Should Know OG; Black Box Comedy)
Grace Lusk (CYSK LA; in town from LA)
Sneaky Special Guest (yar)

Wordddddddd.  This is never not fun and everything that’s fun is made more fun by the presence of a best friend or a bunch of best friends so give the crew a telephone holler and mount up and come crush Pcar.  It’ll be the best.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.