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.


Parlour Car ~ November 17th, 2016


Hi friends okay so last week still didn’t not happen, which sucks the most.  But gathering is good.  Looking out for each other is good.  Taking care of each other is good.  Being active is essential.  Call your Reps and Senators.  Call your best friends and tell them to call their Reps and Senators.  Also call your best friends and say hey maybe let’s take a crying break and get together with other good friends and have a comedy laughing time at Parlour Car tonight.  You can tell them that it’ll be good and fun and cool like always because it is and it will be.  Okay word let’s peep this lineup real good-like:

Mike Lebovitz (JFL Montreal; NBC’s Last Comic Standing; in from NYC)
Tim Barnes (AV Club; It’s All True! pod; in from NYC)
Natalie Jose (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest)
Grant Lyon (JFL Montreal; Bridgetown Comedy Fest; in from LA)
Katie McVay (Comedy Expo; Yell You Better; in from NYC)
Brandie Denise (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Lucas O’Neil (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Shannon Noll (100 Proof Comedy)
J. Michael Osborne (Two Hour Comedy Hour; We Still Like You)

Word okay this’ll be way super fun and everyone could use some fun right now.  It’s at 9pm and it’s free and it’s at Bar DeVille like always, and also please utilize the information below as a good immediate starting point to have your voices heard and to enact change .  Thank you.  We love you.

Dick Durbin: (312) 353-4952
Mark Kirk (incumbent): (312) 886-3506
Tammy Duckworth (elect): (202) 225-3711


Parlour Car ~ November 10th, 2016


Friends.  Hey.  Okay.  Right off the bat we feel compelled to say that Parlour Car has always, and will always, be a bastion of acceptance .  A place to celebrate one another.  A place to embrace each other’s differences.  A place to laugh with strangers and friends.  A place where intolerance will never be tolerated.  And, yeah, sure, a place to get way super drunk and have a goddamned blast.  So that’s what we’re gonna do tonight.  Big time.  It’ll be the best like always, and we booked an extended lineup of dope pals which will rule hard so let’s peep:

Adam Burke
Matty Ryan
Alex Kumin
Rebecca O’Neal
Kristen Toomey
Em Brown
Reena Calm
Zach Peterson
Melody Kamali
Cleveland Anderson
Kristen Lundberg
Jordan Handren-Seavy

Like right?  Yes, right.  Okay so yeah come to this.  Also my mom sent me this email this morning and my mom rules:

“I’m reminded of the darkness when Nixon was president, millions being killed in Southeast Asia, we couldn’t get the Equal Rights Amendment passed or legalize abortion, women earned 51 cents to men’s $1, etc. Out of those times came some of our best music, poets, writers and ideals. I’m reminded that our grief must be channeled for the greater good. It’s a call to creative action, not a funeral. We are challenged to go forward with energy and resolve. I’m hoping we can all do so very soon, after we briefly retreat to our cocoons, nourishing our souls, only to emerge as stronger, wiser, more creative, energized, fabulously colorful butterflies with wings of steel to take flight. I love you.”

9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ November 3rd, 2016


HOLY COW okay whoa you guys last night was crazy and this post is also crazy for how crazy late it is and tonight is gonna be fun and cool and crazy dope because it is always because it’s fun and good.  Yokay fer real let’s go ‘head and dive head first into this sweet slick lineup peep:

Dave Helem (Second City; JFL Chicago)
Neel Nanda (Comedy Central; Viceland; IFC; in from LA)
Clark Jones (Seeso’s NightTrain; Comedy at the Knit; in from NYC)
Matty Ryan (MTV; JFL Chicago)
Alex Kumin (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Lincoln Lodge)
T. Murph (Comedy Central; Key & Peele; NBC)
Xavier Lamont (WGN Morning News; Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Stephanie Hasz (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Comedy Expo)
Conor Delahanty (Limestone Comedy Fest; in from NYC)

Yo see how many fun and cool pals are right up there, it’s a bunch.  Couple sneaky outta town daddies, some in-town best friends.  Will Rule.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ October 27th, 2016


Hey hi hello friends hey okay cool let’s go.  Yo so it’s about to get way spooky this weekend which will be cool or dumb or weird or fun or annoying or all of the above simultaneously, depending how you look at this kind of stuff.  One fun way of coping is to exclusively offer tricks when given the choice of tricks or treats.  No one expects it or knows how to properly deal with it, which is a trick in and of itself.  Then if you add your own fun trick to the equation it’s like a double-trick-party.  Double-tricks is to tricks as full-sized candy bars is to treats, so by default you win every time.  But seriously though what the holy fuck did any of that mean.  Who cares.  Let’s peep this fresh spooky beef tart of a lineup:

Matteo Lane (Comedy Central; MTV; in from NYC)
Saurin Choksi (White Guy Talk Show; in from NYC)
Kareem Chapman (Comedy Central; “Hart of the City”; in from ATL)
Kristen Toomey (CYSK; Laugh Factory; BUTTHURT pod)
Erica Clark (Comedy Central; “Hart of the City”; How to be a  Stalker)
AJ Lubecker (Funked Up Fridays; Laugh Factory)
Casey Larwood (100 Proof Comedy)
Tristan Triptow (Laugh Factory)

Yo okay like look at how many fun cool pals are on this show and also how many fun cool pals are from outta town.  Gonna be way major dope because it always it.  Load up a wagon full of best friends and let’s get into it big time.
9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

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.