UP Comedy Club Announces Upcoming Lineup
Tickets are currently on sale for UP Comedy Club's roster of stand-up and sketch comedy shows running now through June 1 including recently added stand-up comics Jeff Garlin (April 5-6), Ben Bailey (May 10-11), and the Sklar Brothers (May 30 - June 1). 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. For schedule updates and the latest news about shows at UP Comedy Club visit UPComedyClub.com.
March 8 - 9, 2013
Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award-winning writer and host on both radio and TV. A regular with David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, Greg has made more than 50 visits to "The Howard Stern Show." He also hosts "The Greg Fitzsimmons Show," on Sirius XM's "Howard 101" and twice a week puts out the hugely popular "FitzDog Radio" Podcast. Greg hosts a series on The Speed Channel called "Pumped" and is a frequent panelist on "Chelsea Lately." His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair. Greg is taping a new one-hour standup special this summer.
Showtimes: Fri. and Sat. 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.
March 14 - 16, 2013
Emmy Award- winning actress and comedian Judy Gold is best known as the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother," for which she was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. In addition, the show won the 2007 GLAAD award for "Outstanding New York Theater." A book based on the show was nominated for the prestigious Quill Award.
Judy has been in the cast of Nora & Delia Ephron's Off-Broadway play, "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Most recently, she has appeared on "30 Rock," "The View," "The Wendy Williams Show," co-hosted "Anderson Live," "The Next Great Baker," and she will be guest starring in the series finale of Showtime's "The Big C." She is a regular on Current TV's "Say Anything" with Joy Behar, and Tru TV's "World's Dumbest."
Showtimes: Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
April 1, 2013
Demetri Martin: Point Your Face At This Book Tour
Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and then a regular performer on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called "These Are Jokes" and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, "Demetri Martin. Person" is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" and most lengthily in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock." His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller.
Showtimes: Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Sold Out) and 9:30 p.m. (Almost Sold Out)
April 5-6, 2013
Jeff Garlin is co-star and Executive Producer of the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows ("I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," "Uncomplicated" and "Concentrated").
Currently, Garlin is on a fall comedy tour and has a local show based in Los Angeles at Largo called "By the Way - Conversations With." Guests have included Michael Moore, Larry David, Conan O'Brian, Zach Galifianakis, J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham, and Jeff Tweedy to name a few. Jeff works with Michael Moore as co-founder of the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, occurring annually in Michigan. In Summer 2012, Jeff directed his second feature film, which he wrote and stars in. The film, "dealin' with idiots," will be released in Spring 2013.
Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
April 18 - 20, 2012
Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick's absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show eight times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on "Conan," "The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon" and has his own Comedy Central Special.