UP Comedy Club Announces Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy Schedule Updates for May - September 2013
Tickets are currently on sale for UP Comedy Club's roster of new shows including special one-time engagements including Jim Gaffigan book signing (May 10), The TOMKAT Project (June 20); stand-ups Dave Foley (September 5-7) and Tony Rock (September 19-22), and UP's special summer sketch show Summer In The Second City (June 21 - August 31). Tickets can be purchased for these and previously announced events and one-night only shows 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.
New Shows and Events
Jim Gaffigan - Dad Is Fat
Book Signing and Q&A
May 10, 2013
Join us as the always hilarious Jim Gaffigan reads from his new book on all the joys and horrors of life with five young children and answers your questions from stage.
Friday, May 10 at Noon
60 minutes no intermission
Tickets: $32 includes a copy of the book
The TOMKAT Project
June 20, 2013
A play that transcends the tabloids to discover the truth behind the marriage of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and The Church of Scientology. Oh, and it's a comedy. Based on actual interviews, (and completely imagined scenes), seven actors portray 54 characters including Oprah Winfrey, David Miscavige, Matt Lauer, Scarlet Johansson, Josh Hartnett, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, Cruise/Wagner Partner Paula Wagner, Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman and Suri.
Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Summer In The Second City
June 21 - August 31, 2014
UP Comedy Club presents "Summer in The Second City" featuring a mix of The Second City's best material from the archives and Chicago-style improvisation. Featuring members of The Second City National Touring Company John Hartman, Nicole Hastings, Adam Peacock, Pat Reidy, Sarah Shook and Emily Walker. Directed by Anthony LeBlanc.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $23 Thursdays and Sundays. $28 Fridays and Saturdays.
September 5-7, 2013
(Rescheduled from a previous date)
Best known as a cast member on the classic sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall and the star of NBC's NewsRadio, Dave Foley has recently turned his comic talents to stand-up, headlining clubs across America. In recent years, Foley has hosted Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, reunited with the Kids in the Hall for the miniseries Death Comes to Town, and appeared on the short-lived CBS series How to Be a Gentleman.
Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
September 19-22, 2013
Comedian and actor, Tony Rock has co-starred for four seasons as Dirk Black on the CW's "All of Us." He also had a recurring role on his older brother Chris Rock's series "Everybody Hates Chris." Tony currently hosts the revamped version of "Apollo Live" and appeared in the hit movie "Think Like A Man" in 2012. He has just completed co-headlining two separate comedy tours "The Royal Comedy Tour" and "No Sleep Till Brooklyn Tour."
Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Thursday and Sunday. $25 Friday and Saturday.
Previously Announced Shows and Events
The Onion Live!
The Workshop Shows
May 1 - June 5, 2013
The Onion is creating a new live theatrical show that is going on tour in the fall. For six weeks, they will be testing out new material, characters and concepts for the live show. This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look as an iconic comedy brand performs for the first time in a raw, uncensored evening of new work.