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Monday, November 22, 2021

Class Clown: A Preview of John Caponera at Zanies Chicago by Carl Kozlowski

The longtime Chicago favorite is heading back into town to perform Thanksgiving weekend at Zanies, the club that gave him his first big breaks.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

A Lot to Be Happy About: A Preview of Joe List at Zanies by Carl Kozlowski

List's influences and favorites include a who’s who of 1980s comedy legends.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Lolli Pops: How Steven Lolli Beat the System to Find Comedy Success by Carl Kozlowski

Lolli has managed to turn magic moments into a career in which he has written extensively for superstar Katt Williams and cult favorite Eddie Pepitone.

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Monday, November 1, 2021

For All Things Comedy: A Preview of Felonious Munk at Zanies by Carl Kozlowski

For a comic who got his start at the relatively late age of thirty-eight, Munk has made quite a splash in just over a decade on the national scene.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

The Magic Monologue Man: A Preview of Alex Edelman at Den Theatre by Carl Kozlowski

"It’s not just about making people laugh, it’s about having high standards for yourself."

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Monday, October 18, 2021

It’s A Sick World And He’s A Happy Guy: “Uncle Larry” Reeb Brings His Fusillade of Funny to Zanies by Carl Kozlowski

Reeb is an old-school comedy slayer who doesn’t give audiences a second to rest between laughs.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

League of Laughter: Comedy Innovates On Three Stages At The Lincoln Lodge by Carl Kozlowski

For the past two decades, the Lincoln Lodge has become a gold-quality standard-bearer for the most innovative standup comedy the city has to offer.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Parting the Waves of Comedy: Moses Storm’s Route From Being Raised by Cult Parents to Conan and Beyond by Carl Kozlowski

Moses Storm is one of the most innovative comic minds in America today, but considering his unusual upbringing, it’s amazing he ever found a way to break through at all.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Pinball Wizard: A Preview of Paula Poundstone at Athenaeum Theatre by Carl Kozlowski

Paula Poundstone is here to show the way, not only through her live performances, but also because she’s become an expert on happiness.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Comedy’s New Force: Logan Square Improv Uses the Chicago Network to Innovate an Art Form by Carl Kozlowski

Logan Square Improv has emerged as another key player on the local scene.

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Monday, September 13, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021

Dirty Material: A Preview of Jim Norton at City Winery by Carl Kozlowski

“I’m talking about most of the stuff that people are thinking about…"

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Monday, August 30, 2021

On Fire: A Preview of Ms. Pat’s Show at Zanie’s by Carl Kozlowski

Ms. Pat has lived through enough drama to fill ten lifetimes.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Musical Mojo: A Preview of Stephen Lynch at Park West by Carl Kozlowski

Lynch has carved out quite an impressive career, having scored a Tony nomination, a string of albums and Comedy Central specials that have marked him as one of the top musical comics of toda…

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Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater