Ladies and gentlemen, its been one hell of a month here at The Comedy Evening. We received an amazing review in Time Out Chicago. We’ve had more professional special guests swing through than we can shake a stick at. But most importantly, we’ve made new friends and strengthened existing friendships. It’s been a marvelous time, and all of us here at the show can’t thank you enough for joining us for it.
This week promises to be a continuation of this love-fest. For real, check this out:
Your headliner, Jeff Steinbrunner
Not only is Jeff Steinbrunner one of the top three huggers in the city of Chicago, he’s also one of the city’s finest stand up comics. Not only is he a great performer who’s a crazy sharp writer, but what makes Jeff stand out from the pack is something that is much harder to put into words. Many comics try very hard to seem likable onstage, going so far as to pander and make their jokes really nice to appease the audience. With Jeff, it’s just the opposite; he can say things that make him seem like a horrible, horrible person, yet nothing can seem to make an audience not like him. If you find that sentence to be a little ass-kissy, I challenge you to come check for yourself this week.
Aaron Weaver is a master. Armed with fantastic, multi-layered jokes and a often-imitated, but never replicated, delivery, I posit that an audience that doesn’t love Aaron Weaver is one of the few things in the world I don’t believe exists.
Martin Morrow is that rare type of comic who is completely unafraid to commit to a character, to the point where sometimes, in social situations, I can’t tell if I’m talking to my friend or some crazy aspect of his subconscious. Either way, I put up with it because even some crazy aspect of Martin Morrow’s subconscious is pretty damn funny. And because I’m not good with confrontation.
C.J. Toledano is a great success story of what can happen when a comic works real hard. A man who has created successful shows, performed at literally every show in town worth its salt, written for television shows, C.J. has done a lot in his still-burgeoning career, and we’re very excited to have him back this week.
I will say this about Andy Fleming: I appreciate his use of a tie. I will also say this: the man could stand to tuck in that shirt. I think we can all agree on that. I like everything else about him; his beard, that tie, his sense of humor. I’m just seeing a little bit too much shirt, that’s all. Either way, we’re real glad to have him at the show this week.
And as always, the drink specials will be popping off, and our “award-winning” dance party will rage on long into the night after the show. We’re really riding a real positivity high here at the show lately, and we can’t wait to enjoy it all again with you this week. Hope to see you there.