Parlour Car ~ September 22nd, 2016


Sorp pals hey hi.  Yo okay so this post is def earlier than than last week, still kinda late but c’mon let’s party.  This week’s lineup is almost all outta town friends which is always a cool fun time because they’re way funny and they’re passing through town and we, collectively as a city, get to show them that Chicago rules way fucking hard and in the most major way.  Word okay so let’s peep this here dandy boy:

Langston Kerman (HBO; Comedy Central; IFC)
Jak Knight (Comedy Central; Lucas Bros. Moving Co)
Steve Hernandez (Chatterbox Comedy; in from LA)
Rebecca Rush (Live and Let Laugh; in from NYC)
Tommy McNamara (Onion Sports; back from NYC)
Brandi Denise (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Dan Sheehan (We Still Like You; I Suck at Tinder)
Spesh guest? (Maybz)

DOPE.  Okay so quick checklist: Best friends.  Check.  Cool that’s it.  See yous tonight for a hot fun time.
Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ September 15th, 2016


Friends, holy jesus ween.  For real this is prolly the latest post ever, and yes we say that a lot, and maybe this isn’t the actual latest post ever but it’s close and we’re sorry.  It’ll be okay though because tonight will major rule a lot and also like, hopefully you were already planning on coming regardless of this senseless and inane rambling paragraph that happens to be major tardy.  But yo let’s get into it big time and peep this sweet beef:

Azhar Usman (MTV; Allah Made Me Funny)
Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Stephanie Hasz (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Parlour Car)
Xavier Lamont (WGN Morning News; Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Trey Brown (Lincoln Lodge)
Dale McPeek (This Week’s Show)
Deannna Ortiz (Lincoln Lodge; Two Hour Comedy Hour)
Special Guest (yorp kird)

Cool cool cool cool cooooool.  It should go without saying that this’ll be a rad best friends time, but if you’ve never been before we’re way into best friends.  Bring one.  They’re the best.  Dope.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ September 8th, 2016


Hi hi hi hi hiiii friends hay.  Okay so tonight is a cool fun special edition of Parlour Car, as we’ve been asked to host the standup portion of the SCOUT Chicago Festival, which showcases Chicago talent to Casting Executives, Agents, Managers and Casting Directors from LA and NYC.  This will rule in so many ways.  The lineup feature a couple handfuls of some of the best comedians in Chicago doing short showcase sets.  For real it’s gonna be so fun and rad it’s not even fair.  Cool okay let’s hop to the peeping this lineup of sweet pals:

Adam Burke (Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest; Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)
Calvin Evans (MTV; JFL Chi; Showtime’s Shameless)
Tien Tran (Second City; Astronaut Theater)
Joel Boyd (Second City)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Erica Clark (JFL Chi; How To Be A Stalker)
Lucas O’Neil (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chi)
Felonius Munk (Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore)
CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central)
Rebecca O’Neal (Bridgetown; Congrats on Your Success)
Sammy Arechar (Bridgetown; RIOT LA)

Dopeeeeeeeeee okay word.  Tonight will be extra the best.  Maybe treat yourself and a best friend to some ice cream cones and have a nice stroll over to this hot fun show.  Free.  9pm.  Bar DeVille.


Parlour Car ~ September 1st, 2016

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about tonight, and here’s the thing: we think you should throw down tonight. Labor Day’s coming up, so you were just gonna spend the next 3-4 days eating brats anyway, right? So what if you’re a little sleepy tomorrow! Anyway, ummm we’re ready for jokes and tamales, so I guess we’ll just give you the lineup and start daydreaming about Moscow mules.

Dave Helem (Second City’s Afrofuturism; JFL Chicago)
Reena Calm (Hoo Ha Comedy; Zanies)
Stephanie Hasz (The Comedy Exposition; Comedy Secrets)
Mike Joyce (Chicago pal back from NYC!)
Deanna Ortiz (Two Hour Comedy Hour; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Paul Farahvar (Laugh Factory; Drink Date Laugh)
Jason Melton (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time)
Phil Davidson (Splitsider; visiting from Milwaukee)

Gather up an armload of buddies and carry them over. You’re so strong, we know you can do it.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille

Parlour Car ~ August 25th, 2016


Holy sweet lord friends.  It’s like every time we say a post couldn’t possibly be any later, here we go and shart everything up big time.  First of all, shout out to Hannibal Buress for closing out the show yet again last week, that dude rules.  Now on to tonight, for which there is zero time to chat.  By this point if you’ve been to the show you know it’s super dope and fun, and best friends, and hot times and blah blah blahhhhhhhhh.  Tonight’s show will be like all the other super dope fun hot best friends ones before so come hang.  First let’s peep this lineup way hard:

Matty Ryan (MTV; Parlour Car)
Kristen Toomey (Comedians You Should Know; Laugh Factory)
T Murph (Key & Peele; NBC’s Chicago Fire; BET)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Ricky Gonzalez (Lincoln Lodge; “Kid Stuff” album)
Stephanie Hasz (Parlour Car; Comedy Expo)
Tyler Snodgrass (We Still Like You)
More? (probz)

Yokay cool. Hurry up with the best friends and let’s get into it.
Free. 9pm. Bar DeVille

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.