Parlour Car ~ October 20th, 2016


Okay yoooo friends hey okay.  If you’re like us, you’re looking for a palate cleanser after witnessing a bloated, frothing, throbbing, leaky condom brimming with nazi diarrhea vie for the US presidency last night.  You know, the loathsome shit-beast.  So yeah let’s put that hate-filled portapotty in our rearview and have a good ol’ fashioned friendship hoot together.  With best friends.  Like we always do.  Tonight.  It’ll be way super fun and cool like it is all the time.  Holler at a couple best friends and take an autumnal stroll up to best friends central this eve.  But first let’s peep this hot beef:

Sean Flannery (Comedy Central; “This Is Not Happening”)
Rebecca O’Neal (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; RIOT LA)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Doc Love (Jokes and Notes; The Day Party)
Melody Kamali (Guest List Show; 100 Proof Comedy)
Mike Timlin (The Comedy Evening)
Joe McMahon (Laugh Factory; Crowd Works)
Stephanie Weber (Lincoln Lodge)

Cool okay so for sure big time.  This is gonna rule major hard.  If your best friends are busy tonight, still come anyway because there’ll be so many fun friends there.  Yep okay.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 13th, 2016


Yorb friends hi hi hiiiiiiii.  Medium-to-very late post here, but like, nobody even looks at these early anymore so maybe medium-to-late is the new right-on-time.  Prolly not.  And by prolly not we mean definitely not, it was just a futile attempt at a paradigm shift wherein “late as fuck” is an acceptable concept.  We know it’s not but isn’t it kinda sneaky and fun to have these late little day-of surprises?  Yeah right?  Yeah?  Dorp kird.  What’s also major dorp is tonight’s lineup featuring Chi pals and outta town pals so let’s peep way ward:

Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chi; Parlour Car)
Danny Kallas (JFL Chi; Comedians You Should Know)
Robert Dean (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch; in from NYC)
Eli Hamilton (Laugh Factory; Live From the Basement)
Monica Nevi (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Bumbershoot; in from Seattle)
Lem Slaughter (Laugh Factory; Jokes and Notes)
Sarah Sherman (Lincoln Lodge; Helltrap Nightmare)
Nate Simmons (Chicago Underground Comedy)

Dopeeeeee dope dope dope dope.  Fire off your harvest flares to summon your best autumn pals and it shall commence a fall gathering of best friends because how super awesome does that sound.  No yeah for sure like the most awesome we know.  Right.  Okay cool.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.


Parlour Car ~ October 6th, 2016


Yoooooo okay whoaaaaa another Last Minute Charlie situation here friends.  It’s cool though because the rain is over and tonight is gonna be dope city in a huge way because the lineup is major tasty with so many sweet pals from Chi and from outta town.  If you have a friend named Charlie you should call ’em up and say this will be a special show just for him or her.  It won’t actually be just for them, but it will be special because it’s always special and then Charlie will also feel extra special so everyone wins big.  For real tho let’s peep this lineup head first:

CJ Sullivan (Comedy Central; moving to LA next weekkkkkk)
Brian Babylon (Comedy Central; Inside Amy Schumer; Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)
Akaash Singh (MTV; HBO’s The Leftovers; in from LA)
Rebecca O’Neal (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; RIOT LA)
Marty DeRosa (CYSK; Wrestling With Depression pod)
Reena Calm (JFL Chi; Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Lem Slaughter (JFL Chi; Laugh Factory; Jokes and Notes)
Nick Rouley (Jam Sandwich; Freak Happening)
Mike Sheehan (Comedians You Should Know OG)

And it’s like okay yeah is this a long lineup, yes, sure, but look how dang fun it is.  Seriously.  Super fucking fun you guys.  Come hang because hanging with friends is the best.  Okay yeah.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ September 29th, 2016


Whoa whoa whoa friends okay we’re back to the old hijinks of stupidly late posts.  On the bright side fall is here in a big way which rules because it’s the best season of all.  Almost time for cider and bonfires so let’s get those peens and lady peens ready for scarves and and hay bales because shit’s about to get rad in these streets.  Also way rad, tonight’s lineup so let’s peep hard:

Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing; JFL Montreal; in from NYC)
Natalie Jose (Last Comic Standing; OWN; Sadsacks & Wisecracks)
T Murph (NBC’s Chicago Fire; Key & Peele)
Curtis Cook (Viceland’s Flophouse; Bridgetown Comedy Fest; in from PDX)
David Venhuizen (RIOT LA; Idiots; in from LA)
Cody Melcher (100 Proof Comedy; Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest)
Kristin Clifford (High Plains Comedy Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
Blake Burkhart (Super Talent Show; Comedians You Should Know)

WORDDDDDDDDDD.  Tonight’s gonna rule because it has new friends and old friends and outta town friends and friend friends.  Bring your best friends and add ’em to the mix for a super sork best friends party.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.


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.