Parlour Car ~ May 25th, 2017

Hi okay friends good.  Tonight’s show is an extra special fun show for two reasons.  Number one is that we only ever have extra special fun shows.  Number two is the fact that most of the lineup consists of cool fun outta-town pals.  If you’re into good friends and other things that are good, tonight’s show will be good for you.  Peep these cool treats:

Brody Stevens (Comedy Central Half Hour; Conan; Enjoy It!; in from LA)
Janelle James (Comedy Central; @midnight; Seeso’s Night Train; in from NYC)
Erica Clark (Comedy Central; Hart of the City; “How to Be a Stalker”)
Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel; HBO’s Crashing; in from NYC)
Kristen Toomey (Comedians You Should Know; BUTTHURT pod)
Zach Martina (Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest; LaughFest; in from DET)
Jeff Scheen (FOX’s Laughs; Bridgetown Comedy Fest; in from NYC)
Zach Pugh  (SiriusXM; Rod Stewart Live!; in from LA)

Right okay so now you see what we meant earlier when we said this will be fun and cool and good.  Come hang with the friends.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.


Parlour Car ~ May 18th, 2017

Whoaaaaaa friends hey okay whoa.  Late late late again but it’s okay because tonight is gonna be a dang hoot.  The lineup rules and has New York friends, Los Angeles friends, Chicago friends and as usual the general concept of best-friendship will abound.  Bring friends and come hang and peep dis slick rascal:

Taneshia Rice (Comedy Central; Damon Williams Show)
Will Miles (Chris Gethard Show; CC’s Comics to Watch; in from NYC)
Tom Thakkar (JFL Montreal; Stand by Your Band Pod; in from NYC)
Brandi Denise (2 Queens One Mic; Laugh Factory)
Joe McAdam (BUTT; The Wheel Show; in from LA)
Jonathan Giles (SF Sketchfest; Sunsesh LA; in from LA)
Nicky Martin (Actual Murderers; Chicago Underground Comedy)
Special Sneaks (maybs)

Cool so yes alright cool.  Come hang if you like shit that rules.  Bring pals.
9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ May 11th, 2017

Suppppppppp friends hello and good.  Tonight rules in a bunch of ways and one of the ways it rules is some fun outta town friends on the lineup.  Plus the regular Chicago friends that rule in a big way.  It’ll be major cool and good so do the best friends thing where you hang out with your best friends and then come to the show together.  There’s a sweet beef lineup right here so let’s peep it:

Saurin Choksi (FuseTV; 1st place in Boston Comedy Fest; in from NYC)
Peter Kim (Second City e.t.c.; Laugh Factory; The KiKi Show)
Joey Villagomez (HBO; Zanies; Laugh Factory)
Karl Hess (MTV; JFL Montreal; in from LA)
Deanna Ortiz (Lincoln Lodge; Hoo Ha Comedy)
Shannon Noll (We Still Like You; Baron Trump: Up Past Bedtime)
Mike Bobrinskoy (Best Week Ever; Laugh Factory)
Special Sneakers? (maybs)

DOPE okay cool this is good and fun and will rule.  Best friends.  Party time for real.  Let’s hang.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ May 4th, 2017

Okay yes friends hello and good.  Alright so we don’t wanna say that these nonsensical intro paragraphs to the lineups have been a cornerstone of Parlour Car since it’s inception, as they’re not capable of sustaining very much weight, but they have been around since we started.  They’re ridiculous and it’s more than likely that no one reads them because like, why would you.  They might get way shorter or disappear entirely or stay the same but who knows.  Regardless, tonight’s lineup rules and has a bunch of pals and prolly a sneaky guester.  Peep city:

Azhar Usman (CNN’s “America’s Funniest Muslim”; Dave Chappelle’s opener)
Marliee Pheniece (Manic Music Mondays; “Not Another Black Movie)
Matt Ruby (MTV’s “Girl Code”; Seeso’s “The Comedy Show; in from NYC)
Alex Kumin (Lincoln Lodge; NBC’s Breakout Fest)
Abi Sanchez (Funked Up Fridays @ Laugh Factory; Pilsen Stand Up)
Grace Lusk (Comedians You Should Know LA; in from Los Angeles)
Prateek Srivastava (Laugh Factory; Simmer Brown Comedy; Snack Attack)
Sneaky Special Guest (prolly brahs)

Dope dope dope cool cool cool word.  This will rule hard so rustle up a few of your best friends and let’s all have a sweet hot time tonight.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ April 27th, 2017

Yes yes yesssssss friends hi.  Yet another Late City, USA sitch here but we promise to get way better about it this summer.  Planning ahead, not being dumb weens, etc.  Not to say that being a dumb ween is bad, it’s totally fine.  So if you have any fun dumb ween stories, write them down and come tell some friends tonight.  Oh and also tell your best friends about the show and bring them to hang and also peep dis lineup:

Adam Burke (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest)
Kellye Howard (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; Chicago Justice)
Reena Calm (Laugh Factory; Zanies)
Em Brown (Jokes and Notes; Laugh Factory)
David Venhuizen (RIOT LA; Moontower; in from LA)
Brandi Denise (2 Queens 1 Mic; Laugh Factory)
Jeff Steinbrunner (CYSK NYC; in from NYC)
Maybe more let’s party and hang

Dope.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ April 20th, 2017

Yoooooo friends hi hello hi.  Super late as always and we’re sorry but let’s be friends about it.  Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out last week and dealt with how overpacked it was.  It made for an extra cool special night and y’all rule and are good pals.  What will also rule and involves good pals is tonight’s show.  Because it will rule and the whole lineup is good pals.  And let us peep:

Matty Ryan (MTV’s “Acting Out”; NBC’s “Chicago Justice”)
Erica Clark (Comedy Central’s “Hart of the City”; “How To Be a Stalker”)
T. Murph (Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”; NBC’s “Chicago Fire”)
Stephanie Hasz (Comedy Exposition; Comedy Secrets)
Cleveland Anderson (Yeah Buddy Awesome Time)
Paul Farahvar (Laugh Factory; Drink Date Laugh)
Chris Condren (Album “Total Garbage”)
Stephanie Weber (Lincoln Lodge)
Sneaky Spesh? (maybz)

Cool okay yes good.  If any of your best friends are into shit that rules, they will like this show.  Also, if you are someone who feels favorably about shit that rules, you will assuredly dig this.  9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Parlour Car ~ April 13th, 2017 ~ Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” Audition Showcase


Hey friends hi okay.  Tonight’s show is gonna be a little different in a rad way.  It’s serving as an audition showcase for Comedy Central’s annual “Comics to Watch” show, which will take place in San Francisco this June.  Tonight’s lineup features a dozen of Chicago’s best comics, and will be the most dope.  Peep the roster and more info on CTW below.

9pm.  Free.  Bar DeVille.

Felonius Munk
Matty Ryan
Kristin Toomey
Rebeca O’Neal
Sammy Arechar
T Murph
Danny Kallas
Melody Kamali
Russ Williamson
Lucas O’Neil
Tien Tran
Calvin Evans

“Comics to Watch” is an annual showcase featuring a wide range of diversely talented young comedians selected by Comedy Central to identify the best new stand-up comedians from multiple cities across the country. The showcase is an effort to help launch the careers of the next generation of comedians by putting them in front of industry executives and comedy fans. “Comics to Watch” is an important step in the development process at Comedy Central with several performers from past “CTW” showcases having gone on to make various more appearances on Comedy Central including “The Half Hour” which for many of the comedians, is their first solo stand-up special.  Those selected will perform on the “Comics to Watch” showcase at Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco in June 2017.