Parlour Car ~ July 27th, 2017 ~ Final Show at Bar DeVille

Last Parlour Car
Alas, tonight brings us the final Parlour Car at Bar DeVille.  To say that it’s been an extraordinary four and a half years would be an egregious understatement.  We cannot begin to express our profound gratitude to the entire staff of Bar DeVille, all the comedians, and the consistently amazing audiences who came to hang and, of course, brought best friends.  Every person that liked a show, told a pal or performed a set helped mold Parlour Car into a truly special thing, so to all of you we say thank you, thank you, thank you for helping co-create such a wonderful weekly party of friends.  We’re committed to finding a new home for ol’ P.Car, so stay tuned for fun-cool-hot-slick details.  But for tonight, let’s all hang at Bar DeVille one last time and have a goddamned hoot.  We’ve invited a whole bunch of our favorite comedian pals to come do sets, and things will likely get real silly.  So come hang.  Let’s have a time.  We love you.  And oh, do bring some best friends.
9pm. Free. Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 20th, 2017

Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi friends hiiiiii.  Okay so tonight is the second-to-last Parlour Car at Bar DeVille.  This week and next week.  We’re still exploring different options for carrying it on, but in all likelihood there may be a hiatus while we regroup and search for a new way major dope and fun spot.  So anyway, yeah, two more shows at the bar we’ve called home for almost five years.  Tonight will rule.  Next Thursday will rule.  You guys rule.  All of it rules and is fun and cool.  What’s also fun and cool and rules is tonight’s lineup so let’s peep this ultra steam hot meat bath:

Dave Helem (Comedy Central; Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest; Second City)
Matty Ryan (MTV; NBC; Parlour Car)
Stephanie Hasz (Bridgetown Comedy Fest; Parlour Car)
Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know; Wrestling With Depression pod)
Shannon Noll (We Still Like You; Baron Trump Up Past Bedtime)
Basil Faraj (NBC’s Breakout Fest; Woke Up Stand Up)
Ricky Gonzalez (Comedians You Should Know; Lincoln Lodge)
Ben Noble (StandUp NBC Semifinalist)

Word word word word come hang and celebrate and high five and have a best friends time.  Oh also drinking is fun and good.  Ok cool.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ July 13th, 2017

Friends hey.  Okay so a couple things.  First of all, apologies for the radio silence last week, both here and on Twitter.  There was indeed a show, so thank you to the brave souls who fought through the uncertainty and still came to party.  Dope.  Now onto a slightly more serious note: tonight will be the 3rd-to-last Parlour Car at Bar DeVille.  Or the antepenultimate show, if you will.  Bar DeVille has been sold, and we will not be continuing at the new bar set to reside at 701 N. Damen.  We will, however, be rebooting Parlour Car at a new location that is yet to be determined.  Anyway, come hang at our last three shows.  They’ll be way major fun like always.  And we love you.  Okay anyway cool let’s peep this hot sweaty beef party for tonight:

Felonius Munk (Comedy Central; The Nightly Show; Second City)
Nick Rutherford (SNL; Drunk History; Good Neighbor; in from LA)
Chris Garcia (Comedy Central; @midnight, House Party; WTF pod; in from LA)
Matty Ryan (MTV Acting Out; NBC’s Chicago Justice; WCIU)
Rebecca O’Neal (WCIU Chicago’s One Night Stand Up; Congrats on Your Success)
Erica Clark (Comedy Central’s Hart of the City; How to be a Stalker)
Sammy Arechar (MTV’s Wonderland; Bridgetown; RIOT LA)
Kristen Lundberg (America’s Got Talent; The Symphony; Laugh Factory)
Tim McLaughlin (Blind Bet; Midnight Madness at Laugh Factory)

Alright cool so this will clearly rule in a giant way.  Come hang if you dig shit that rules in giant ways.  Bring a pal with whom you may share your joy.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ June 29th, 2017

FRIENDS hey okay.  This post might be later than last week and we swear we’re not monsters.  Tonight will rule in a massive way with hot fun cool friends so let’s all have a nice peep:

Kristen Toomey (Comedians You Should Know; BUTTHURT pod)
Azhar Usman (MTV; CNN’s “America’s Funniest Muslim”; Chappelle’s opener)
Brian Babylon (Comedy Central; Inside Amy Schumer; NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)
Marilee Pheniece (NBC’s Break Out Fest; Laugh Factory; Not Another Black Movie)
Lem Slaughter (Laugh Factory; Zanies; Jokes and Notes)
Cameron Gillette (Laugh Factory)
Adam Kroshus  (Laugh Factory; Still Got It)
More friends? (maybs)

Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool come hang and bring forth thy best crowned friends.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ June 22nd, 2017

Whoa friends whoa whoa whoaaaaaaaaa jeez whoa.  Okay so maybs latest ever post which is rude but we’re all here together now so fret not.  No time for nonsense sentences, let’s get straight into it and peep this sweet, tasty dandy-pants lineup we cooked up for the purpose of tonight’s enjoyment:

Clark Jones (Knitting Factory BK; in from NYC)
Matty Ryan (MTV’s Acting Out; NBC’s Chicago Justice)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge; NBC’s Break Out Fest)
Dan Perlman (MTV; MTV2; Hindsight; in from NYC)
Sarah Sherman (Helltrap Nightmare; Lincoln Lodge; Ladylike)
Dale McPeek (Dale’s Very Important Comedy Show)
Raghav Mehta (The Onion; in from NYC)
Kristen Lundberg (America’s Got Talent;  The Symphony; Laugh Factory)
Justin Covington (Gilda’s Laughfest; Congrats on Your Success; in from Detroit)

Okay good and yes.  Bring friends, for friends are the best of all.
9pm.   Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ June 15th, 2017

Sup sup sup hi hi hi good okay.  Thanks to everyone who came out to the Break Out Fest After-Party last week.  It ruled a bunch.  And in true Parlour Car fashion, tonight will also rule a bunch in a cool big way.  Chi pals.  New York Pals.  Los Angeles pals.  Plus all the other best pals that come and hang and are good best pals.  Word okay so let’s peep this beef taster:

Dave Helem (Comedy Central; JFL Chi; in from LA)
Matty Ryan (MTV’s Acting Out; NBC’s Chicago Justice)
Reformed Whores (IFC; PBS; CBS; in from NYC)
Mark Raterman (Comedy Central; HEAVYWEIGHT; in from LA)
Chelsea Hood (SXSW; RIOT LA; in from NYC)
Em Brown (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Reena Calm ( Laugh Factory; Calmedy Tour)
Joe McMahon (Laugh Factory; Swamp Prince)

Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool coolllllllllll.  Bring a friend or more than one friend or come by yourself and meet your friends or make new friends.  Any way you slice it, it’ll be heavy on friendship.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ June 8th, 2017 ~ Break Out Fest After-Party

Yooooo okay friends hey okay so tonight’s show is gonna be major dope, as it’s  serving as the afterparty for Breakout Fest at Second City.  What’s Break Out Fest?  Well first of all, it rules big time, secondly, it’s this:  “This 3rd annual comedy smorgasbord features a dynamic partnership between NBCUniversal and Second City showcasing some of the hottest, emerging and seasoned comedic acts in stand-up, sketch and improv.”  Ok so like, 100 percent?  Yes 100 percent.  Peep this:

Ramon Rivas (Comedy Central Half Hour; @midnight; in from LA)
Taneshia Rice (Comedy Central; Damon Williams Show)
Felonius Munk (Comedy Central; The Nightly Show; Second City)
Matty Ryan (MTV; NBC’s Chicago Justice; JFL Chi)
Kellye Howard (Last Comic Standing; NBC’s Chicago Justice)
Peter Kim (Second City; KIKI SHOW @ Laugh Factory)
Marilee Pheniece (Second City; Manic Music Mondays)
Cleveland Anderson (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time)

Okayyyyyyyy soooooooo don’t be a dumb idiot and miss this show.  Also, we’re not saying that missing this show makes you a dumb idiot, but missing this show IS something a dumb idiot would do.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.