Meet The Comics: Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, & Dan Perlman
It’s that time again ladies and gents to Meet the Comics!  In this edition, AmericasComedy got to hang with three up and coming comics who rock the mics in New York City and are on their grind daily.  Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, and Dan Perlman keep full schedules by balancin... [Read More]
 
Chicago Comedian Dan Ronan Passed Away on Friday
by Bradford Evans Chicago-based comedian Dan Ronan passed away Friday at the tragically young age of 24. Ronan, who began doing comedy at 15, was a writer/performer for The Late Live Show and a regular at The Lincoln Lodge and other spots around the Chicago comedy scene. Ronan struggled with su... [Read More]
 
Nick Vatterott is recording an album in Chicago on June 14th
New York comedian Nick Vatterott is recording a comedy album this Saturday for Comedy Central Records. Presented by Chicago Underground Comedy, Vatterott will be recording his album, entitled For Amusement Only, over two shows on June 14th at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL. Vatterott is a high-ener... [Read More]
 
Kurt Braunohler just departed on his jetski trip down the Mississippi river to #getwet4goats
In case you were wondering. Kurt Braunohler is currently on is way down the Mississippi River as he’s travelling from Chicago down to New Orleans to raise money for goats as part of his new web series Roustabout. After a photo op with the Mayor of Chicago (aka Wyatt Cenac) Kurt took off on his... [Read More]
 
10 Comedy albums that do cover art right
Pilot season may be over, but album season seems to be in full swing with a heavy line-up of new comedy albums being recorded and released over the next few weeks. With Andy Haynes‘ debut album release yesterday, it was a great reminder that comedy album artwork doesn’t have to be bad. H... [Read More]
 
“Braving the Unknown,” Susan Messing’s Ted Talk in Chicago, April 2014
"Taking a risk -- maybe a tiny one, maybe a giant leap, into the unknown." Spend the next 14 minutes with Susan Messing, who tells an audience last month at a TedX UChicago event that when she wanted to grow up, she dreamed of being goalie for the New York Rangers, a swimming coach, or perhaps ... [Read More]
 
Andy Kindler added to Chicago Comedy Exposition lineup which already includes Sean Patton, Sean O’Connor, and Aparna Nancherla
With Just For Laughs not appearing in Chicago this year, new comedy festivals are popping up in the market to hopefully fill the void. Enter another option. From July 11-13, Chicago will be hosting the 2014 Comedy Exposition, an independent comedy festival that will occupy a different Chicago neighb... [Read More]
 
Watch Mike O'Brien and Tim Robinson Star in the Most Reluctant Porn Ever
by Megh Wright Here's the second episode of Above Average's sketch web series Chicago Rats, in which Conner O'Malley plays a different kind of porn director and Mike O'Brien, Tim Robinson, and Shelly Gossman play porn actors who have lots of "business meetings." 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Mike O'Brien Makes Tim Robinson Go Insane in 'Chicago Rats'
by Megh Wright Here's the first of three episodes of Above Average's new sketch web series Chicago Rats, where Mike O'Brien slowly drives Tim Robinson to insanity after showing him his dick a bunch of times, despite how much Robinson wishes it was "a cool dog" instead. If your boss doesn't tolerate ... [Read More]
 
Hannibal Buress, “Live From Chicago” on Comedy Central
I've been a fan of Hannibal Buress since he was only known as Chicago's top up-and-coming stand-up comedian, back when he was selling T-shirts for his kicking pigeons joke and wondering who the next big blind guy would be. The rest of the nation has caught on to how funny Buress is, and his ascensio... [Read More]