UP Comedy Club Announces December/January Line-Up
Tickets are currently on sale for UP Comedy Club's roster of stand-up and sketch shows including Loni Love, "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue," Carlos Mencia, a special one-night event featuring Nick Kroll, Matt Braunger, Donnell Rawlings, Dana Gould, and Dan Harmon. Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-662-4562 or visiting UPComedyClub.com. UP Comedy Club is located at 230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley in Chicago.
December 6th – 9th, 2012
From "Chelsea Lately"
Loni Love starred in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central in 2007 and has also been seen on the channel's "Premium Blend," "Weekends at the DL" and "Chocolate News". Her many television appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Best Damn Sports Show Period", VH1's "I Love the 70's/80's/90's," "Vh1's The Great Debate" and "Comics Unleashed" among numerous others. Currently Loni is a regular panelist on E!s hit show "Chelsea Lately" and TruTV's Presents: The World's Dumbest". Loni taped her first one hour special for Comedy Central "America's Sister" which premiered in 2010. Loni's first love is performing for live audiences. She puts it quite simply: "I love to make people laugh!"
Showtimes: Thurs. 8:00 p.m./Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m./Sun. 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17.00 - $20.00
January 4th - 5th, 2013
"Mind of Mencia"
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today's most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.
Mencia headlined "The Three Amigos" tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. After the success of his solo DVD, "Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended," "Mind of Mencia" went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached." The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.
"Mind of Mencia" debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network's history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. In 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers' hit feature film, "The Heartbreak Kid". Since then he has headlined nationwide comedy tours, released several new specials and performed for American Troops abroad.
Showtimes: Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
January 10 - 12, 2013
Matt Braunger's television credits include a recurring role on NBC's "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing Daisies," "Carpoolers," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Acceptable TV," and "Live At Gotham." He is also a regular guest on the "Chelsea Lately" roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central's Hot 9 in '09 list, his debut album "Soak Up The Night" was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009. Along with touring Comedy Clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt won the 2008 "Best Of The Fest" at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
Showtimes: Thurs.- Sat. 8:00 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. 10:30 p.m.
ONE NIGHT ONLY - January 13, 2013
Nick Kroll From Comedy Central
Nick stars as "Ruxin" on FX's critically acclaimed series, "The League." Nick's Comedy Central Series, "Kroll Show," which he created and stars in, will premiere on the network January 2013. Nick has also appeared in "Get Him To The Greek," opposite Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, "Dinner For Schmucks," opposite Paul Rudd, and "Date Night," opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Other feature credits include "Little Fockers," "I Love You Man" and "A Good Old Fashion Orgy." Nick currently lives in Los Angeles and performs stand-up all over the country.
Showtimes: Sun. 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
January 19 - 20, 2013
Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC Comedy Clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO's Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. Today you can watch Donnell on MTV2's most watched shows "Guy Code" and "Hip Hop Squares." In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.com's hit web series "From Ashy to Classy," which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. His rise to stardom may not have been "overnight," but the journey itself has kept him edgy and relevant.