UP Comedy Club Announces All-Star Line-Up of Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy


Tickets are currently on sale for UP Comedy Club's roster of stand up and sketch shows, Maria Bamford, Jim Breuer, Jo Koy, Ted Alexandro, Robert Klein, Kyle Kinane, THE SECOND CITY'S NUT-CRACKING HOLIDAY REVUE and the debut of WHAT THE TOUR GUIDE DIDN'T TELL YOU: A CHICAGO REVUE. 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.

October 2nd – December 29th, WHAT THE TOUR GUIDE DIDN'T TELL YOU: A CHICAGO REVUE runs featuring BriAnna Baker, Carisa Barreca, Ross Bryant, Shad Kunkle, Tim Stoltenberg and Claudia Wallace, Directed by Ryan Bernier, and Musical Direction by Lisa McQueen. 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. Suggested raing: R. Showtimes are Tuesday at 8:00 pm./Sunday at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $28.00.

One night only, October 4th, Maria Bamford From THE Sarah Silverman PROGRAM and LOUIE: Which comedian did Judd Apatow tell the L.A. Times he thinks is hysterically funny? What entertainer starred in Target's Black Friday ad campaign two years in a row? Whose cult hit web series is being displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York? Which comic's CD was named one of the best comedy albums of the year by Amazon.com and one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club? Maria Bamford! That's who! Maria's writing has been featured in The Onion, The Melbourne Age, and LA Weekly. (You can read archived versions on her site, www.mariabamford.com.) Her CD, UNWANTED THOUGHTS SYNDROME is available on Comedy Central Records and features a bonus DVD of her web series The Maria Bamford Show.

Showtime is Thursday, 7:00 pm and it is Hosted by Ever Mainard and featuring Dan Telfer. Tickets: $25.00

On October 5th – 7th Jim Breuer From HALF BAKED performs. Jim Breuer got his start doing stand-up in Harlem, and never stopped moving from there. Breuer is best-known for his role in stoner comedy film Half-Baked alongside Dave Chappelle, as well as being an SNL cast member from 1995-98. In addition to his screen career, he has built quite a name in the radio world, acting as the stand-in comedian on the OPIE AND ANTHONY SHOW for many years, and currently hosts his own show "FRIDAYS WITH JIM BREUER on Friday afternoon from 4 pm to 6 pm. He has had two very successful Comedy Central specials, HARDCORE and LET'S CLEAR THE AIR.

Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm/Sunday at 8:00 pm. Hosted by Dan Brennan and featuring Pat Tomasulo. Tickets range from $25 - $28.

On October 11th-13th, Jo Koy From THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno performs. Jo Koy has been a mainstay of the comedy world since he first performed at Catch a Rising Star in the early 90s. He has performed his stand-up act across the country for years, including an appearance on Carlos Mencia's "Punisher Tour," and earning a very rare standing ovation on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." His perennially sold-out tours have led to two Comedy Central specials: "Don't Make Him Angry" and "Jo Koy Lights Out." When not performing standup, he can be seen on "Chelsea Lately," or a variety of other comedic TV programs.

Showtimes are Thursday at 8:00 pm/Friday and Saturday at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Tickets range from $32.00 - $55.00.

On October 18th – 21st, Ted Alexandro From LOUIE performs. Ted Alexandro was named one of the top comics working today by Time Out NY magazine. He has performed on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Ted has performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. He has also performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel and Qatar. Ted has appeared on the television shows OZ, DR. KATZ, and LOUIE.

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