UP Comedy Club Announces Line-Up Through January
Tickets are currently on sale for UP Comedy Club's roster of stand-up and sketch shows including Robert Klein, Kyle Kinane, Loni Love, "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue," Carlos Mencia and a special one night event featuring Nick Kroll. 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.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY –November 1st & November 8th
The Lyndsay Hailey Variety Hour!
Are you ready for a throw-back variety hour with a fresh new comedic twist? Then check out The Lyndsay Hailey Variety Hour! Lyndsay Hailey (Second City Touring Company Veteran) dazzles audiences with a variety of comedic acts. Be introduced to Lyndsay's brazen one woman sketch comedy and know that it's not for the faint of heart.
Special Guest Stars: November 1 - Jet Eveleth and Chad Hauge, November 8 – Mark Ratterman
November 2nd – 4th
The Bicycle Men
Featuring Derek Mason (SNL's Best of TV Funhouse), Joe Liss (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Strangers With Candy), John Rubano (Seinfeld, According To Jim), and Bruce Green (Parks & Recreation, MADtv).
The Bicycle Men is a musical comedy about an American cyclist called Steve who finds himself stranded in "a small village in France" after a bike crash. With nothing to do until the cowboys at the local bike shop fix his wheels, the hapless Yank is forced to endure, among other things, a series of dire puppet shows in the town square and a night in a youth hostel with a Dutch backpacker who can only get to sleep by singing Japanese folk songs. Loudly.
"...the single funniest little show to come anywhere near Chicago this year." - The Chicago Tribune
"Highly recommended!" - Chicago Sun-Times
"Nothing could possibly lift your spirits as quickly as The Bicycle Men!" - New York Times
From HBO and alumni of The Second City
Robert Klein" width="215" height="156" align="left" />For over 40 years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences on Broadway, television, and film. An alumnus of Second City, Klein was the first comedian to film an HBO special and has made nine specials for the network. He's appeared on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman over 100 times and can be seen in films like The Owl and the Pussycat, Primary Colors, and Radioland Murders.
From "Funny People"
Kyle Kinane has been up and at it for almost half his life, mostly searching for what "it" might be. In 1999, Kyle realized there might be something more to it all than pulling nights at a suburban gas station. "Something more" has taken him to comedy festivals across the U.S., Canada, and England. He has performed in the Leicester, Vancouver, Washington D.C., Portland, Just For Laughs/Chicago, and the USCAF/Aspen comedy festivals, and his nights are now occupied with performances at popular venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles and the national chain of Improv Comedy Clubs. He has been on the TV via "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Very Funny Show" on TBS, "The World Stands Up' on the BBC and the Judd Apatow production "Funny People." He was called "bleak and misanthropic" by the London Evening Standard, which he still feels may be a compliment. He is a regular opener for headliners such as Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. Askmen.com rated him #5 on their top 10 list of upcoming comedians.
Hosted by Saurin Choksi and featuring Marty DeRosa.
"Comedy of Chicago Showcase"
Comedy of Chicago Showcase featuring Chicago's Top Local Comics.
Scheduled to appear: Joe Fernandez, Ever Mainard, Derek Smith, Clark Jones, Liza Treyger, Danny Kallas and Brian Babylon and hosted by Mike Lebovitz.
November 22nd – December 31th
"The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue"
"The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue" features a seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and our trademark improvisation with a sprig of holiday mischief for a night of spirited fun. Funny, bright and completely original, "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue" is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. From uneven gift exchanges with your clueless boyfriend to couples therapy with Joseph and Mary, Second City has your ticket to all that's ridiculous about this magical season. Suggested Rating: R.
Sun. 4:00pm Dec 2 - 30
NYE Shows 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. Tickets: $55
December 6th – 9th
From "Chelsea Lately"
Loni Love" width="215" height="156" align="left" />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!"
Tickets: $17.00 - $20.00
January 4th - 5th
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.
ONE NIGHT ONLY - January 13, 2012
From Comedy Central
Check out UP's ongoing shows & improv revues:
The Second City does The Second City in this hilarious hometown revue that pulls from 52 years of classic scenes and songs thaT Lovingly make fun of the city we call home. Whether it's wholesale political corruption or a hapless ball club on the north side of town, "What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell You" is a great way to get a laugh-filled look at the Windy City.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. starting November 24, and Sundays. 1:00 p.m.
The Second City's Improv All-Stars
See Chicago's finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is highly interactive, unpredictable and thoroughly original which makes for a high energy, hilarious "edge of your seat" show.
Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Suggested rating R. Open run.
New start time begins Monday January 7, 2013 at 7:30pm.
Improv Extravaganza Explosion!
"Improv Extravaganza Explosion!" is a hilarious action-packed hour of family-friendly, interactive improvisation where we pull ideas straight from the audience, and make it all up on the spot. The best part is that you never know what might happen! Great for ages 5 - 12.
Saturdays at 12 p.m. Rated G. Open run.