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Recap: Just For Laughs Chicago at Stage 773 (6/15)

posted by Oscar June 16, 2013

Just For Laughs Chicago_ jflFor our last night covering the best Comedy Festival around, we picked what would turn out to arguably be the best collection of comedy shows within the festival at Stage 773. On the bill for us were Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane, Double Threat: Kumail Nanjiani & Friend, and The Super Serious Show and all comedians that night sure made good on what had them draw such crowds to begin with.

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Recap: Just For Laughs Chicago at Stage 773 (6/14)

posted by Oscar June 15, 2013

Just For Laughs Chicago_ jflJFL Chicago continued Friday night and I was there to catch some shows at Stage 773. This time around I had to cover the shows solo and while it was still enjoyable, something was telling me that I was setting myself up for something bad.

After getting there a bit later than usual, I hung out at the bar waiting for the next round of shows to start up where I ended up seeing Kumail have to pay $12 for vodka and red bull and so I proceeded to go for the $4 PBR tallboy to get me ready for what was in store for the night. Continue Reading

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Recap: ‘@DadBoner and Friends, You Guys’ (Just For Laughs Chicago)

posted by Oscar June 13, 2013

20130613-134404.jpgLast night, June 12, we caught the @DadBoner and Friends, You Guys show at Stage 773 as part of the Just For Laughs Festival. While we weren’t entirely familiar with the @DadBoner character, we knew about its cult following and felt compelled enough to want to check out what Mike Burns, creator of the character, had in store for this. In hindsight, the turnout for the show did not do it justice but Burns pointed out correctly that once again, as a Michigan man, he’s been “f*cked” by the Blackhawks, this time thanks to yet another nail-biting OT game that kept fans in front of TV screens over being out for a night of comedy. Continue Reading