UP Comedy Club Announces Upcoming Lineup

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

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.
Tickets: $25.00

March 14 - 16, 2013
Judy Gold

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.
Tickets: $20.00

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)
Tickets: $30.00

April 5-6, 2013
Jeff Garlin

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.
Tickets: $25

April 18 - 20, 2012
Nick Thune

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.

Showtimes: Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00

April 24 - 27, 2012
Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto, and at a young age, he began writing stand-up comedy for creative writing projects. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became "The Kids in the Hall" one year later and the rest is history! Their distinct and irreverent brand of comedy quickly earned "The Kids in the Hall" a large cult following influencing a new generation of sketch comedy. In 1987, Lorne Michaels produced their first television special. By 1989, the troupe had their own series on the Canadian Broadcasting Co. and, later on HBO, where it aired until 1991. CBS and Comedy Central soon after picked it up, where it ran from 1992-1994. They crossed over into feature films with the 1995 release of "Brain Candy" for Paramount Pictures. After the successful television run of "The Kids in the Hall," Dave signed onto the long running NBC series, "Newsradio." In between seasons, he forged a feature film career that is still very active today.

Showtimes: Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00

May 2- 5, 2012
Pablo Francisco

When Pablo Francisco hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their feet with boisterous laughter and applause. He weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff. He is an off-the-wall, animated character that points out the absurdity in an illogical, pop-culture obsessed world. His unmatched take on all things pop culture has taken him into the ranks of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. Pablo's enormous popularity and outrageously funny material has hooked millions of viewers on YouTube and Facebook.

Showtimes: Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00

May 10-11, 2013
Ben Bailey

Ben Bailey hails from New Jersey and is a two-time Emmy award-winning host for Discovery's Channel's popular trivia show "Cash Cab" that now runs in syndication. He is also the host of Discovery Channel's "Best in The Business" and this fall, he can be seen hosting the new NBC game show "Who's Still Standing" that combines an intense trivia match with physical challenges. He is the star of "Road Rage," a one hour Comedy Central special and "Comedy Central presents Ben Bailey," a half hour comedy special.

Some television highlights of Ben's include performances and interviews on shows such as: "The Tonight Show," "Oprah," the "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," and "Last Call with Carson Daly." Ben has also guest starred on numerous television comedies and dramas such as: "30 Rock," ABC's "The Knights of Prosperity," "Hope & Faith," NBC's "Law and Order SVU," and Fox's "Mad TV," as well as a recurring role on "One Life to Live." His film roles include a featured role in "Spiderman 2," and the independent comedies; "Bad Meat," "Don't Shoot the Pharmacist," "They're Made out of Meat," "Meet Me at Rays," (which Ben also co-wrote and directed) and the short "Cold Calls."

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

May 30 - June 1, 2013
The Sklar Brothers

As actors, Randy and Jason Sklar have guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award-winning episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the FX hit "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," as well as Adult Swim's "Childrens' Hospital." They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of "Grey's Anatomy" and as warring agents on HBO's "Entourage." Of the "Entourage" episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, "in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar." They've also appeared in such films as Touchstone's "Wild Hogs" and Fox Atomic's "The Comebacks." They currently host the critically acclaimed History Channel docu-comedy that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called "The United Stats of America."

Showtimes: Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20