Photo Flash: Nation's Longest Running Independently-Produced Comedy Showcase Enters 14th Season

The nation''s longest running independently-produced comedy show, Chicago''s historic Lincoln Lodge, has entered its 14th season. Continuing its tradition of bringing national headliners to Chicago, The Lincoln Lodge has boasted sold out shows for both Eddie Pepitone (Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Just For Laughs Chicago) and Joe Derosa in his Chicago debut (HBO, Comedy Central, Opie and Anthony, The Pete Holmes Show) so far this year.

In keeping with its 14 year tradition, every Friday, The Lincoln Lodge features the best stand-up comics in Chicago, a special variety act, and a hilarious Man on the Street segment at 9:00 PM, with a different lineup each week. The show is ALL AGES, there is NO DRINK MINIMUM, and there is FREE PARKING in the back lot of The Lincoln Restaurant for all show attendees. A full food and drink menu is available during the show with bar & wait staff service. Tickets for all Friday shows are $10, and 2-for-1 admission passes are offered to all audience members upon the show''s completion.

Every season, The Lincoln Lodge selects a stable of cast members from applicants include some of the city''s hardest working established comics as well as bright and promising newcomers. This season''s cast reflects the diverse backgrounds and comedic styles the Chicago comedy scene has to offer. This year''s cast includes Oklahoma native Trey Brown (Flock Yourself Open Mic); returning castmember Bill Cruz (Chicago Underground Comedy, OUTLAUGH, The TBS Just For Laughs Festival); Ricky Gonzalez (TBS Just For Laughs Festival ,Creative Has Nothing For You); Rebecca O''Neal (Vanity Fair, Bridgetown Comedy Festival); Kyle Scanlan (The Whiskey Journal, Speakeasy Comedy); Derek Smith (TBS Just For Laughs Festival); and Erin Zimmerman (The Whiskey Journal, Chicago-A-Go-Go open mic). Alumni Lincoln Lodge cast members and regulars include: Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes, Hannibal Buress, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Cameron Esposito, Matt Braunger, Jared Logan, Beth Stelling, and more.

The December 2013 and January 2014 Lincoln Lodge lineup includes Chicago comedy scene favorites Mike Lebovitz, Candy Lawrence, Joe Kilgallon, Martin Morrow, Jeff Hansen, Jeff Steinbrunner, Calvin Evans, Dan Friesen, Alex Stone, Danny Kallas, Megan Gailey, and Saurin Choksi; returning from Los Angeles, Renee Gauthier and Joselyn Hughes; and national headliners Rory Scovel and Kumail Nanjiani.

More information about shows, classes, events, and more can be found at thelincolnlodge.com.

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Season 14 cast illustration by Matteo Lane
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Season 14 cast with headliner Eddie Pepitone
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Season 14 Lincoln Lodge Cast
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Season 14 Lincoln Lodge Cast
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