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Your Chicago comedy calendar for February 8-13 and Valentine’s Day

Mortified Chicago Presents Valentine Shmalentine at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Brave everyday folks get on stage and reveal the comedy and horror of love. The bravest will be accompanied onstage by their significant others.

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Blackout Diaries at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Tonight continues UP’s series highlighting Chicago’s best comedy. Hosted...

3Peat at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:00 p.m. An audience-inspired monologue which is followed by long-form improv...

Sonia Denis at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 7:30 p.m. Sonia Denis headlines this month’s Sappho’s Salon which is...

If you can’t make it to WCF, Sonia Denis also headlines The Love Below showcase on Thursday at Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. at 7:00 p.m.

The Comedy Bowl at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. An evening of trivia games and comedy. This twice-monthly event...

AWK Presents: Rejected at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. “American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope (AWK) is excited to present an evening of...

A Love Letter to Myself at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. “An all female lineup of laughter discussing what it means to...

Snack Attack Presents Azhar Usman and Reese’s Cups at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Prateek Srivastava. Featuring Bill Gevirtz, Jerry Tran, Erica Clark...

Pre-Valentine Comedy Showcase at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., 6:00 p.m.A fundraiser for the Alternative Schools Network with performances by B. Cole, Just Nesh, Jeremiah Frazier and Jamal Hawkins (DJ SLO).

Be Mine at Fizz Bar, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. Dandelion Theatre presents a variety show of “sketch, musical improv, and...

The Valentine’s Show with Patrick O’Hara at The Zodiac Café & Lounge, 113 Main St., Crown Point, IN, 8:00 p.m. “So romantic you’ll be sick.” Comedian and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Patrick O’Hara is the special guest. Headliner: Amy Nico Schwartz. Featuring Claire Swanson. Hosted by Todd McNeeley.

Jim Norton’s “Mouthful of Shame Tour” at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. Jim Norton has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman...

Just Dickin' Around at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. "All genders showcase. The JDA showcase has top-of-the-line...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. All female comedy showcase led by Kelsie Huff.

A Very Sultry Valentine’s with Kory Smith at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m. Stand up with lots of love and crowd work.

Chic-A-Go-Go David Bowie Tribute Dance Party #3 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North, 4:00 p.m. This episode of the cable TV family-friendly dance party is...

Cupid Has a Heart On … In Bed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Chicago’s longest running musical comedy show. Both shows include a champagne toast and a V-Day goodie bag.

“Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Gets Sexy” at Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Ste. 321, 8:30 p.m. Featuring Derek Smith, Deanna Ortiz, Charlie Vergos, Todd Massey, Derek Moulds, Jon Lyons, Justin Vestal. Hosted by Jason Melton.

Margaret Smith: Pole Dancing and Pickup Lines at Theater WIT, 1229 W. Belmont, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Margaret Smith returns to Chicago, her...

Valentine’s Day Double Feature at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 6:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to one or both.

Love is … at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:00 p.m. Presented by “Done Waitin’” and hosted by Doc Love. Stand-up, games and music. Evening is for both couples and singles.

Mikey O’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Concert at Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed, 7:30 p.m. Comedy with Vince Acevedo and Melissa Duprey. Concert begins at 10:00 p.m. with Michael Stuart and his Orchestra.

Heather McDonald at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. 8:00 p.m. Valentine’s Day comedy about family, spouses, kids, step kids and...

The Royal Comedy Tour at Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 8:30 p.m. With Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Chicago’s own George Willborn and Tony Sculfield.

    Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for February 8-13 AND Valentine's Day 2016
    Many opportunities over the next eight days to celebrate love and/or mock it. I've listed shows that promise fun with the highs and lows of Valentine's Day, plus more of the week's comedy highlights. Visiting this week: Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Margaret Smith (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Jim Norton, and the Royal Comedy Tour which...
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Homeless Man Gets 50 Years For String Of Sexual Assaults

While armed with a knife about 10:15 a.m. Dec. 26, Whiteside sexually assaulted a 34-year-old woman, then stole her money and vehicle in the 7000 block of North Clark, police said at the time.

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About 4:15 p.m. that same day, Whiteside sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in the parking lot of a White Castle restaurant in the 3100 block of North Harlem, authorities said.

Then about 6:40 p.m. Dec. 27, a 69-year-old woman was getting into her vehicle in a secure parking lot in the 4600 block of West 59th Street after getting off the Orange Line.

Whiteside, of the 600 block of West Deming Place, will receive credit for 768 days served in Cook County Jail.

    Homeless Man Gets 50 Years For String Of Sexual Assaults
    (STMW) - A homeless schizophrenic man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in Chicago in December 2013, according to prosecutors. James Whiteside, 32, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
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  • Bruce_ Chiraq Park

    Sadly a few dollars worth of treatment and social services could have saved his victim's a lifetime of scars.
    Likely he will be imprisoned for life at a cost far exceeding treatment.

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    This guy had a good hustle going allowing him to live day to day....Glad he locked up.

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Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack

The first attack took place in the 7000 block of North Clark Street about 10:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013, according to police and court records. Whiteside attacked a woman with a knife, sexually assaulted her and took her money before fleeing, police said when he was charged.

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...woman as she tried to get into her car outside a White Castle restaurant near Belmont and Harlem avenues, according to police. Armed with scissors, Whiteside threatened to kill the woman, then drove...

...27, beginning in a secured parking lot off the Orange Line at Midway Airport at 4600 W. 59th St. Whiteside pushed a 69-year-old woman into her car as she opened her door...

Whiteside eventually left the victim and her car in the West Garfield Park neighborhood at Madison Street and Pulaski Road.

Whiteside, who had given his address as being in the 600 block of West Deming Place when he was arrested, but who authorities said was homeless, originally had been charged in two other attacks, but charges were dropped in those cases when he pleaded guilty Thursday.

One of the attacks involved a 29-year-old woman whom he accosted in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 1:55 p.m. Dec. 24, 2013, and demanded her money and car keys...

Whiteside also had been charged in an armed robbery and kidnapping attack that took place about 5:10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013, in the 5900 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, according to court and police records.

    Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack
    A homeless man was sentenced Thursday to at least 50 years in prison in attacks on three women over two days just after Christmas in 2013, according to prosecutors and court records. James Whiteside, 33, pled guilty before Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford to three counts of aggravated criminal...
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Man charged with murder in beating death of longtime acquaintance

...23 beating of Algie Ferguson, 61, in an elevator at Ferguson’s building in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, authorities said last week. Ferguson died Jan. 30, and on Thursday, McFarthing was ordered held...

McFarthing, of the 1500 block of West Pratt Boulevard, had known Ferguson for several years, and went to visit Ferguson and his girlfriend at...

...case, McFarthing was arrested after attack about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 6900 block of North Wayne Avenue—within a few blocks of where both McFarthing and Ferguson lived—according to court and...

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...an incident that took place about 12:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2015, in the 3500 block of West Montrose Avenue, where he lived at the time, according to court and police records...

    Man charged with murder in beating death of longtime acquaintance
    A Rogers Park man fatally beat and stomped a longtime acquaintance after he had agreed to lend money to the victim during a visit with the victim and his girlfriend, prosecutors said Thursday. Phalyon McFarthing, 46, was charged last week with aggravated battery and sexual assault in the Jan.
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Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack

The first attack took place in the 7000 block of North Clark Street about 10:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013, according to police and court records. Whiteside attacked a woman with a knife, sexually assaulted her and took her money before fleeing, police said when he was charged.

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...woman as she tried to get into her car outside a White Castle restaurant near Belmont and Harlem avenues, according to police. Armed with scissors, Whiteside threatened to kill the woman, then drove...

...27, beginning in a secured parking lot off the Orange Line at Midway Airport at 4600 W. 59th St. Whiteside pushed a 69-year-old woman into her car as she opened her door...

Whiteside eventually left the victim and her car in the West Garfield Park neighborhood at Madison Street and Pulaski Road.

Whiteside, who had given his address as being in the 600 block of West Deming Place when he was arrested, but who authorities said was homeless, originally had been charged in two other attacks, but charges were dropped in those cases when he pleaded guilty Thursday.

One of the attacks involved a 29-year-old woman whom he accosted in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 1:55 p.m. Dec. 24, 2013, and demanded her money and car keys...

Whiteside also had been charged in an armed robbery and kidnapping attack that took place about 5:10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013, in the 5900 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, according to court and police records.

    Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack
    A homeless man was sentenced Thursday to at least 50 years in prison in attacks on three women over two days just after Christmas in 2013, according to prosecutors and court records. James Whiteside, 33, pled guilty before Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford to three counts of aggravated criminal...
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Man charged with murder in beating death of longtime acquaintance

...23 beating of Algie Ferguson, 61, in an elevator at Ferguson’s building in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, authorities said last week. Ferguson died Jan. 30, and on Thursday, McFarthing was ordered held...

McFarthing, of the 1500 block of West Pratt Boulevard, had known Ferguson for several years, and went to visit Ferguson and his girlfriend at...

...case, McFarthing was arrested after attack about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 6900 block of North Wayne Avenue—within a few blocks of where both McFarthing and Ferguson lived—according to court and...

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...an incident that took place about 12:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2015, in the 3500 block of West Montrose Avenue, where he lived at the time, according to court and police records...

    Man charged with murder in beating death of longtime acquaintance
    A Rogers Park man fatally beat and stomped a longtime acquaintance after he had agreed to lend money to the victim during a visit with the victim and his girlfriend, prosecutors said Thursday. Phalyon McFarthing, 46, was charged last week with aggravated battery and sexual assault in the Jan.
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Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack

The first attack took place in the 7000 block of North Clark Street about 10:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013, according to police and court records. Whiteside attacked a woman with a knife, sexually assaulted her and took her money before fleeing, police said when he was charged.

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...woman as she tried to get into her car outside a White Castle restaurant near Belmont and Harlem avenues, according to police. Armed with scissors, Whiteside threatened to kill the woman, then drove...

...27, beginning in a secured parking lot off the Orange Line at Midway Airport at 4600 W. 59th St. Whiteside pushed a 69-year-old woman into her car as she opened her door...

Whiteside eventually left the victim and her car in the West Garfield Park neighborhood at Madison Street and Pulaski Road.

Whiteside, who had given his address as being in the 600 block of West Deming Place when he was arrested, but who authorities said was homeless, originally had been charged in two other attacks, but charges were dropped in those cases when he pleaded guilty Thursday.

One of the attacks involved a 29-year-old woman whom he accosted in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 1:55 p.m. Dec. 24, 2013, and demanded her money and car keys...

Whiteside also had been charged in an armed robbery and kidnapping attack that took place about 5:10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013, in the 5900 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, according to court and police records.

    Homeless man gets 50 years in 3 sex assaults, including Midway parking lot attack
    A homeless man was sentenced Thursday to at least 50 years in prison in attacks on three women over two days just after Christmas in 2013, according to prosecutors and court records. James Whiteside, 33, pled guilty before Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford to three counts of aggravated criminal...
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Man Charged in Fatal Beating, Sexual Assault in Rogers Park Elevator

Ferguson, of the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, was in an elevator in the building where he lived around 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 23 with 45-year-old Phalyon McFarthing. An argument broke out, according to Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. 

McFarthing, of the 1500 block of West Pratt Boulevard, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, attempted murder and criminal sexual assault.

    Man Charged in Fatal Beating, Sexual Assault in Rogers Park Elevator
    ROGERS PARK - A week after he was violently attacked in an elevator, Rogers Park resident Algie Ferguson, 61, died at St. Francis Hospital on Saturday, officials said. Ferguson, of the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, was in an elevator in the building where he lived around 11:45 p.m.
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  • This is about as disgusting as it gets.

  • Absolutely horrifying

  • I knew this sick co and let me tell you that me and my family are stunned at what this clown did!!!!!!
    Rott in hell Damon!!!! Your a real sick person , seek the help you need while your spending the rest of your nasty life behind bars!!!!
    Remember that your kids will know what a sick man you are !
    May you life be hell for what you did!!!!!!

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Man dies after attack in Rogers Park elevator week earlier

Phalyon McFarthing, of the 1500 block of West Pratt Boulevard, was charged on Jan. 25 with aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm, attempted murder in the first degree and criminal sexual assault.

Algie Ferguson of the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road was attacked in his building at 11:45 p.m., seven days before he died from his injuries at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, officials said. He was pronounced dead on Saturday at 6:33 p.m.

    Man dies after attack in Rogers Park elevator week earlier
    A 61-year-old man who was beaten and assaulted in an elevator in a Rogers Park neighborhood building on Jan. 23 died on Saturday from his injuries in a homicide, according to an autopsy conducted Sunday.Algie Ferguson of the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road was attacked in his building at 11:45...
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Man Charged With Shooting Woman In Rogers Park

At 5:45 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old woman was walking in an alley in the 6900 block of North Greenview Avenue when she dropped her purse. As she bent down to pick up her belongings, she heard shots and felt pain, police said.

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Moise Kasongo, of the 2000 block of West Jarvis Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. He was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on a different charge, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

    Man Charged With Shooting Woman In Rogers Park
    Moise Kasongo, of the 2000 block of West Jarvis Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. He was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on a different charge, according...
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  • If you're that worried just get a CCL.

  • Vecchiano Lifelong Northsider

    I walk where I want when I want anywhere in the city and always have. I'm 63 and have never had a problem with theft or mugging. I will continue to do as I always have, hiding and yielding ground to aholes isn't doing anyone any good so far. I don't suggest you do this, especially if you have fear in your heart, I am not responsible for your actions, but if I have to change the way I live free in my city, let them shoot me.

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The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week

1/29 at 8. $20. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse. spektralquartet.com

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2/1–2/2. $45–$55. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph. citywinery.com

Through 2/13. Free. 311 W. Superior. printworkschicago.com

Through 4/10, opening reception 1/28 at 5. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

    The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, January 27 through February 2, 2016 World Music More or less the Eddie Van Halen of ukulele, this Hawaiian virtuoso hit it big in 2006 when his rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" became one of YouTube's first viral videos.
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What do to in Chicago now

...and also preview samples from the album. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. $23. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 773-381-4554

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...Dmitry Belosselskiy as Jewish high priest Zaccaria. Through Feb. 12. $20-$349. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-827-5600

...off with an opening reception Jan. 28, 5 p.m. Free. Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554

...Dance. Through Jan. 31. Festival pass, $25-$50; tickets for individual performances available. Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., 773-281-0824

...About Face Theatre, every actor does the material justice. Through Feb. 21. $35. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., 773-975-8150

...history of turning out great musicians. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000

...stay for dinner at the restaurant. Email lbecker@dmkrestaurants.com to reserve a place. MK, 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179

...subjected in any given year. Jan. 27-31. $68. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-5600

...6 p.m. $100, VIP $200. Includes food and open bar. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2072

...thereafter, $48, $24. Lake Shore Drive between Hollywood Ave. and 57th St.. Ride starts at Columbus Dr. and Jackson Dr.

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Chicago Theatre Week is Coming in February and Here are the FREE Events

...theatres on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. The tour will begin at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N Glenwood Ave) before heading north on Glenwood Ave to Theo Ubique and finishing up at BoHo Theatre...

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...will take place at Theatre Week Central, located in the historic Water Works Building at 163 E. Pearson. In addition the League is offering tours of Chicago theatres and theatre districts–some free...

    Chicago Theatre Week is Coming in February and Here are the FREE Events
    It is almost time for us to enjoy the 2016 edition of Chicago Theater Week, which comes to town February 11-21, 2016 and celebrates the Windy City's long and rich theater tradition. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago's world-class theatre scene.
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'Nabucco' at Lyric, 40 years of photography, Russians do the Bard

...and also preview samples from the album. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. $23. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 773-381-4554

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...Dmitry Belosselskiy as Jewish high priest Zaccaria. Through Feb. 12. $20-$349. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-827-5600

...off with an opening reception Jan. 28, 5 p.m. Free. Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554

...Dance. Through Jan. 31. Festival pass, $25-$50; tickets for individual performances available. Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., 773-281-0824

...About Face Theatre, every actor does the material justice. Through Feb. 21. $35. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., 773-975-8150

...history of turning out great musicians. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000

...stay for dinner at the restaurant. Email lbecker@dmkrestaurants.com to reserve a place. MK, 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179

...subjected in any given year. Jan. 27-31. $68. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-5600

...6 p.m. $100, VIP $200. Includes food and open bar. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2072

...thereafter, $48, $24. Lake Shore Drive between Hollywood Ave. and 57th St.. Ride starts at Columbus Dr. and Jackson Dr.

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Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31

“Fillet of Solo” Festival at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The third and final weekend of this comedy and storytelling festival. It begins with the kates at 7:00 p.m. followed by a “Friday Night Sampler” of storytelling at 8:30 p.m.

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“Sadsacks and Wisecracks” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m. Weekly comedy showcase hosted by Natalie Jose.

“Best Night Ever” at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Free showcase produced by Mike Cronin, Sam McHale, Mike Bobrinskoy, Thomas Brady and Dave Losso. Tonight Dave Losso hosts Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields, Marlena Rodriguez, Travis Irvine, Kristin Clifford, Kyle Scanlan.

“100 Proof Comedy” at Comedy Sportz, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m.  Weekly showcase. Tonight’s headliner is Mike Wiley. Featuring Mike Bobrinskoy, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, Kaitlyn Grissom, Casey Larwood and Cody Melcher. Hosted by Jerry Tran.

The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted 

iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury

“The Write Club” at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. Award-winning show turns writers into dueling literary gladiators. This week: Simon A. Smith (QUIT) vs. Catharine Savage (FIRED). Kevin Alves (START) vs. Maggie Jenkins (FINISH). Erin Lane (LAUNCH) vs. Jeremy Hornik (CRASH).

“Cocktail Comedy” at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 7:00 p.m. No cover. Comedy showcase at House of Blues’ VIP lounge, The Foundation Room (4th floor). Presented by comedyofchicago.com

“Flat Iron Comedy” at The Salon at Collaboraction Theater, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, 7:30 p.m. Features rotating house and guest improv teams plus stand up, music, storytelling and other artists.  Free, but donations are appreciated and go to performers.

“Snack Attack Presents Jeff Arcuri and Sour Patch Kids” at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Boll Gevirtz. Featuring Rudy Schultz, Rebecca V. O'Neal, Jake McKenzie and headliner Jeff Arcuri. Free show! Free snacks!

“The Comedy Bowl” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. Comedy, trivia games and prizes hosted by Mona Aburmishan. Tonight: Em Brown, Seth Davis, Lem Slaughter and Ai Sha A.

Stephanie Hasz Presents: Comedy Secrets at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.  “The only show where the audience is made to take an...

The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont 

...10xNine” at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, 7:00 p.m. “Tenx9 (ten by nine) is a Belfast-originated monthly storytelling night...

“MINT” at MCL, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. A weekly showcase of music improv. Some shows will include an end-of-show jam open to audience members.

Lincoln Lodge Showcase at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:30 p.m. A famous Chicago stand-up showcase visits a famous Chicago comedy...

“Surprise Party” at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Free weekly showcase.

“Blind Bet” at The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Weekly showcase. Host Jonah Jurkens' birthday show with Martin Morrow, Tim McLaughlin, Reena Calm, Tom Brady, Adam Burke and a special surprise guest.

CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park 

“Rat Pack Comedy” The Laugh’s Too Loud” at The Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Ronnie Ray. Featuring: Tim Barnes, Caitlin Checkeroski, David Phillips, Terence Hartnett. Hosted by: Conor Cawley. Music by: Mike McCarthy. Photography by: Sarah Larson.

...I Shit You Not” at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee at 8:00 p.m.  “Come celebrate our last show at The Logan Theatre before...

Dave Siegel at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Dave Siegel has gone from doorman at the Improv to national headliner and to appearances on Good Morning, America, The Joy Behar Show, CNN and Comedy Central. He has featured for Kevin Nealon, Tim Meadows and Richard Lewis.

...Stand Up Stand Up” at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. Free show. Free pizza with drink purchase. Weekly comedy showcase acclaimed...

Sean Patton at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Sean Patton has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Maron, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,  on late night with Conan and Jimmy Kimmel and comedy festivals throughout the world. Featuring Kristen Toomey.

 “You’re Welcome” at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m.  Stand-up showcase every 4th Thursday hosted by Dave Helem and Eli Hamilton. Mix and mingle 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

“Just Dickin' Around” at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. This all-genders showcase is "a women-run, queer-friendly showcase that provides a safe, supportive space with a positive energy for our performers and guests."  Free pizza, too.

“Hound Dog Comedy” at 240 Lounge, 3948 W. Lawrence, 8:30 p.m. 

“Comedians You Should Know” presents Will Miles Album Recording at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Martin Morrow and featuring Rebecca O’Neal. Show tomorrow night, too.

“Parlour Car” at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen, 9:00 p.m. Chicago’s talented comedians plus unexpected guests from around the country. New City named Parlour Car “Best Comedy Night” of 2015.

“Issues!” with Dale McPeek at Crossroads Public House, 2630 N. Clark, 10:00 p.m. A free comedy showcase about the issues we all have. Headliner: Dale McPeek. Featuring Tyler Snodgrass. With Danii Galegos and special guest Suze Bischoff.

Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport 

The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway 

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont 

FREE “Art of Slow Comedy Taster Workshop” at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Unique opportunity to take Jimmy Carrane’s improv workshop. Jimmy is...

Long form improv show at The Comedy Clubhouse, 1642 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. One audience suggestion each for three...

"Hey Laaady" at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 8:00 p .m. A tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis every Friday and Saturday in January.

...Lincoln Lodge Showcase” at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. "The show's mission is to showcase Chicago's finest up...

...Hoo Ha Galentine’s Day" at The White Room, 1907 N. Mendell, 9:00 p.m. Gals’ night out with host Meredith Kachel. Featuring Ali Clayton (Hoo...

...Paper Machete" at Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m. This fabulous weekly spoken-word showcase features comedians, actors and writers...

...Simmer Brown” at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Simmer Brown showcases sell out fast, so get your...

The Two-Hour Comedy Hour at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. Comedy showcase.

“Actual Murderers” at North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:30 p.m. Sketch comedy by Actual Murderers.

"Tuxedo Cat Comedy” at 1935 W. Thomas St., 7:00 p.m.Free showcase, but donations are appreciated and go to the performers. Produced by Sean White, Rebecca Fass, David Philips and Jerry Tran.

...Broad Squad Presents Rebecca O’Neal and La Femme Fatale (Debut Show)” at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. “We pay homage to the tempting treacherous that is the ~Femme...

    Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31
    Visitors to Chicago this week include Lewis Black, Will Durst, Marlena Rodriguez, Sean Patton, Dave Siegel, James Davis, Travis Irvine, Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields and Piff the Magic Dragon. Ticket alert! These shows are likely to sell out fast: February 20 and 21: Dick Gregory at The Legacy Event Venue in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jan 26

Music notes: Miles, Prowlers headline roots rock fest at Mackey's

Dishwalla: 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Rock performance at Gray Matters -- an event to cure Huntington's. $75. (773) 381-4551 or maynestage.com.

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...band Comasoft, Palatine indie synth-rockers Ember Oceans and Wisconsin-based The Millennium. Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com. 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

NeW bEAt FUNd, Colours, Victorian Halls: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Indie rock. $10.11. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

The Blind Staggers, Turnspit, S.S. Web: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Alt-country, Americana, rock. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

The Shades: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 (doors open at 7 p.m. for The New Month Party), Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Acoustic pop. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

88 Fingers Louie, Counterpunch, La Armada, Johnny Automatic: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Punk. $15-$20. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

Greyson Chance, Kinky Love: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Pop rock. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Menacerno, Chris Buehrle Band, The Dirty Miners, Hyperplane: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Indie rock. $10-$12. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

    Music notes: Miles, Prowlers headline roots rock fest at Mackey's
    Midwestival Productions presents some of the best Americana and roots rock music from around the suburbs and Chicago for the two-night Winter Roots fest at Mackey's Hideout. Miles Over Mountains headlines Friday, and Henhouse Prowlers presides Saturday over lineups that include The Leadfoot Band, The River Valley Rangers, Bones Jugs, In La Kesh, The Grateful String Band and Anderlik, Otto & Church.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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