Parlour Car ~ January 12th, 2017

Yoooo hello friends hey.  Yet another wildly late post right here, which makes 100% of our 2017 posts way late.  But like okay, even though these posts are oft belated, the show always rules and there’s always the most best friends having a best friends time.   Try to forget about next Friday for a couple hours, have some laughings, have some good tasty bevs, and then call your reps in the morning and again next week and prolly a lot more moving forward.  But again, tonight, the laughings with the fun hot times.  Cool okay word let’s have a nice lineup peep:

Adam Burke (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; Bridgetown)
Dave Helem (Second City; JFL Chi; Dope Ass Show)
Rebecca O’Neal (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Oddball Fest; WCIU)
Deanna Ortiz (Lincoln Lodge; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Doc Love (Fuck Last Call Show; Velvet Lounge Tuesdays)
Stephanie Weber (AV Club; Lincoln Lodge)
Joe Nudelman (The Comedy Butcher)
Bobby Hill (Laugh Factory; in from LA)

Right so yes exactly.  This’ll rule big time like always.  It’ll be warm and fun and cool with candles and whiskey and a broken fireplace.  Plus the best friendship thing, which also rules.  Come.  Hang.  Yes.
9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ January 5th, 2017

Holy moses friends, way super late post here.  Might not be the best way to approach the first show of the new year, but it’s certainly not the worst.  Also, who knows what this year will have in store for us.  We don’t even know if this year deserves our respect yet.  We’ll give it our respect, but if it turns out to be an asshole let’s rescind our esteem and treat 2017 like its shitfuck older brother, 2016.  And yeah, 2016 was a boy; a girl would’ve never done all those mean bad things.  Anyway, tonight is gonna rule super hard and the lineup is way dope featuring pals from outta town and maybe some sneaky spesh guesters.  And we peep:

Taneshia Rice (Comedy Central; Damon Williams Show; Laugh Factory)
Dave Mizzoni (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch; Funny or Die; in from NYC)
Xavier Lamont (Comedy Central; Laugh Factory)
Melody Kamali (Hoo Ha Comedy; Guest List Show)
Derek Smith (Lincoln Lodge; Chicago Mag)
Steven King (Limestone Comedy Fest; Super Talent Show)
Peter-John Byrnes (This Week in Despair; Limestone Comedy Fest)
Sneaky Special Guests (maybs; prollz)

Okay see it turns out we were right earlier when we said this would rule way super hard.  Bring best friends, a warm jacket for the journey, an open heart for more friendship, a positive attitude and your favorite pants to get drunk in.  Word.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ December 29th, 2016


Sup sup sup hi hi hi friends okay so it’s the very last Parlour Car of 2016, which, thank fuck.  This year has been an unholy meat toilet clogged with thorned cocks and cobra diapers and it’ll be a welcome sight to see 2016’s fiery visage turn to an ashen whisper in our collective rear view mirror.  To celebrate we’re throwing a major fun party tonight with an extended lineup of tasty pals from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, the television and the moving pictures.  Plus, some free holiday Drambuie shots for all.  Okay let’s peep this sweet hot dandy peen:

Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping; FOX; ABC; in from LA)
Matty Ryan (MTV’s Acting Out; NBC’s Chicago Justice; JFL Chi)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Will Miles (Comedy Central; Chris Gethard Show; in from NYC)
Giulia Rozzi (Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately; MTV; in from NYC)
Shakir Standley (MTV; TruTV; Last Comic Standing)
Reena Calm (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Blake Burkhart (Comedians You Should Know; Super Talent Show)
Johnny Lane (in from Toronto)
Ashley Hamilton (UCB; in from LA)

Okay so like super dope yeah?  Yes yes yessss super dope.  Last Pcar of this horse-fuck of a year so let’s all get way drunk and hug with best friends.  In a large way.  Dope.
9pm.  Free.

Parlour Car ~ December 22nd, 2016

Ohhh wow, it’s the second-to-last Parlour Car of 2016. Home stretch, we can do this. It’s 39 degrees right now, so Santa is practically begging you to come out tonight. Throw on your finest winter bikini, rustle up some pals, and come cuddle up with us. If you don’t have a winter bikini, that’s probably fine because we’re not sure it’d be allowed at the bar anyway. Is a bikini top a shirt? That’s a question for some kind of apparel philosopher, and we’re just trying to tell jokes with these friends down here:

T Murph (Key & Peele; Comedy Central; NBC)
Azhar Usman (MTV; CNN’s “America’s Funniest Muslim”)
Bill Bullock (Congrats on Your Success; It’s Happening at Constellation)
Tommy McNamara (Oddball Fest; back from NYC)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Secrets The Comedy Exposition; Parlour Car)
Charlie Rohrer (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Congrats on Your Success; back from NYC)
Rachel McCartney (Rainbow Connection Queer Comedy Tour; 100 Proof Comedy)

Okay, now that you have all the facts, feel free to send this along to everyone in your address book, chain letter style. If you get 3 friends to come and they get 3 friends to come, legend has it the ghosts who haunt our vintage couches will help you get kissed in the photo booth.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ December 15th, 2016

Yep yep yep yeppppppp friends hello it was one single degree this morning so be careful out there or your buttholes will freeze shut and that’s the worst because then you have to go to the butthole doctor and if everyone’s buttholes are frozen shut there’ll be a super long line to get your butthole unfroze.  A good way to prevent this is to pack your underpants full of hot sweet meats before you venture into the tundra.  Call your best friends and tell them about this new fun butthole meat trick, and while you have ’em on the horn, invite them to Parlour Car tonight because it’ll rule and has outta town friends and Chi friends and TV friends.  Let’s peep way hard:

Nate Craig (Comedy Central; MTV’s Ridiculousness; in from LA)
Rus Williamson (NBC’s Chicago Fire; JFL Chi; Laugh Factory)
Erica Clark (Comedy Central; Book: “How to be a Stalker”)
Kenny DeForest (Comedy Central ‘Comics to Watch’; MTV; in from NYC)
Eman El Husseini (JFL Montreal; Boston Comedy Fest; in from NYC)
Jess Salomon (SF Sketchfest; VICE; in from NYC)
Brandi Denise (Laugh Factory; The Revival)
Dave Maher (The Annoyance; Coma Show)
Bobby Condon (Surprise Party)

Okay yes right then.  Come warm yourselves in the healing light of friendship, humor, candles and a ton of booze.  It’ll rule like always.  Bring friends because friends rule the most.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ December 8th, 2016


Yooo friends okay so it’s for-real winter now and it is not fucking around.  But fret not, for the colder months make Parlour Car even more rad and fun and warm and dope.  We’re talking whiskies, candles, faux fireplace, best friends, oversized couches, laughings, more pals.  It’s the perfect respite from the cold weather and a necessary distraction from the bloated, leaky condom brimming with nazi diarrhea that is our president-elect.  Also when we say “distraction” we mean a minor, brief distraction because it’s imperative for everyone to stay focused, call reps, volunteer, donate, do something, do anything.  Anyway here’s a hot beef for the peeping:

T. Murph (Key & Peele; Comedy Central; NBC)
Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chi; NBC)
David Drake (CYSK NY;  SF Sketchfest; in from NYC)
Kristen Toomey (CYSK Chi; Laugh Factory; album: Mother. Fucker.)
Matt Ruby (Vooza; in from NYC)
Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory; Funked Up Fridays)
Blayr Nias (Oddball Comedy Fest; FOX; in from North Carolina)
Tim McLaughlin (Laugh Factory; Blind Bet Show)

So yeah this’ll be way fun and dope with some best friends and outta town pals and cool treats.  Speaking of best friends, bring one or two or all of them because they’re the best.  It’s right in the name.  Word.

9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ December 1st, 2016


Hi hi hi hiiii friends hi.  Okay so tonight’s show is gonna rule in several different ways.  Like, it’ll rule in all the same ways it usually rules, but ALSO we’re donating all the money from the show to Planned Parenthood.  Our friend Julie from PPIL will be on hand to chat, administer high-fives, maybe give out some free buttons.  Dope.  Oh and obvi we have a hot sweet-gravy lineup of comedian pals from CHI, NY and le TV so let’s peep these gravy dogs:

Langston Kerman (HBO’s Insecure; Comedy Central; IFC)
Matty Ryan (MTV; NBC’s Chicago Justice)
Kellye Howard (Comedy Central; OWN;  NBC’s Last Comic Standing)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Rebecca O’Neal (Oddball Fest; NBC’s Breakout Fest; Bridgetown)
Paul Farahvar (Drink Date Laugh; Laugh Factory)
Nate Burrows (Laugh Factory)
Chris Damen (Power Hour)

Dopeeeeee dope dope dope dope.  Def make sure to bring some best friends to this, and make sure you all throw some hot cash in the donation bucket for Planned Parenthood because the more money we raise for them, the cooler it is.  Word.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.