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Queer Comedy at Zanies Contest

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Queer Comedy at Zanies has brought queer comedy to the historic comedy club Zanies for over five years. In that time, many queer comedians have been introduced to their first mainstream comedy club and audiences. No Queer Comedy show has welcomed more new faces than the Queer Comedy Contest which started in 2012 and included previous winners Joel Kim Booster and Rhea Butcher who have both appeared on Conan and @midnight.

 

The queer-inclusive comedy contest returns Monday April 24th with host Kelsie Huff, judges Peter Kim, Marla Depew, Adam Guerino, and contestants Casey Coppess, Tien Tran, Sarah Perry, KJ Whitehead, Adam Bindert, Le Aboav, and Amanda Cohen. First place will hold the title and bragging rights, win cash prizes, and open an upcoming Queer Comedy at Zanies showcase.

 

Since its inception in 2011, Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com’s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

 

Queer Comedy at Zanies Contest: Monday April 24th, 8:30pm, $10 tickets available at Zanies.com/Chicago or at the door. Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. For more information, hi res photos, or a saved seat, don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

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Queer Comedy at Zanies March 28th

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The queer-inclusive standup comedy show returns Tuesday March 28th with Rachel McCartney, Adam Guerino, Erica Nicole Clark, Shannon Noll, Michael Rice, and Noah Rocklin. $10 tickets are available online or at the door. Doors open at 7:30 for 8:30 PM showtime at Zanies Comedy Club, 1548 N Wells.

Headliner Rachel McCartney has been a Queer Comedy favorite since her debut at the New Faces Showcase in 2014. With heavy hearts and a hilarious night, March 28th will be McCartney’s Chicago farewell show before she moves to New York City.

Since its inception in 2011, Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com’s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

Tuesday March 28th, 8:30pm, $10 tickets available at chicago.zanies.com or at the door. Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. For more information, hi res photos, or a saved seat, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Queer Comedy at Zanies 5 Year Anniversary

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On Tuesday July 19th, Queer Comedy at Zanies celebrates 5 years with headliner Bill Cruz! The all-inclusive comedy show will be hosted by creator Adam Guerino and feature Ali Clayton, Archer Coe, Rachel McCartney and more.

Queer Comedy at Zanies has put ongoing queer-inclusive comedy in the historic comedy club Zanies since July of 2011, has been named theAdvocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

Previous comedians have included James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, Brad Loekle, Matteo Lane, Liza Treyger, Megan Gailey, Joel Kim Booster and more. Comedians who have appeared at Queer Comedy have also appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, BET, TBS Just For Laughs, SXSW, Comedy Bang Bang, The Pete Holmes Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, A Night At The Apollo, and Last Comic Standing. For four years and counting, every Queer Comedy show continues to demonstrate that no matter whether audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.

Tuesday July 19th, 8pm, $10 tickets available at Chicago.Zanies.com or at the door. Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. For more information, hi res photos or a saved seat, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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All Geeks: Gotta Catch Em All

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On Friday April 29th, 9 pm, All Geeks: Gotta Catch Em All, An Unofficial Pokemon Party at Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont. The night starts with the Berlin Region Tournament where our Elite Four will challenge you to games from “Pin The Tail On The Pikachu” to “Poke-ball Beer Pong” and more from 9 pm to 10 pm. From 10 pm to midnight, Pokemon and trainers will be brought to life with drag, burlesque, live-singing and other surprises in a world-class cosplay variety show hosted by our own Misty, Lucy Stoole with cast-members Alexis Bevels, Jo McQueen, Fox E Kim, Connor Konz featuring Jupiter P. Belle (All Geeks: Des Moines,) and guests Otter Chaos, Electra Cute, Alex Kay and Luka Ghost.

Our Elite Four include Pokemon masters Blake Donaldson, Matt Peters, Jessica Neria and Nick Kern. Challenge the Elite to games and collect badges. The hopeful competitors with the most badges will compete on stage at 10 pm for big prizes from geeky gift certificates to Pokemon plushes and more!

Dress as your inner Pokemon or other characters for prizes on our Cosplay Runway. Photos will be caught by MarisaKM.com on the runway and at our photo wall. Cosplay Runway judges include Dan Rask and our Elite Four!

All Geeks is an all-inclusive cosplay series created by Adam Guerino with queer social group Geeks Out and live production group Outloud Chicago and in July 2014. Since its inception, All Geeks has gotten bigger by the month, hosted celebrities of geek culture and toured across the country. The show enjoys a monthly residency in Chicago at Berlin Nightclub and has toured from New York to New Orleans. No matter your gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background, all geeks are welcome at an All Geeks party. For more on All Geeks, check out AllGeeksHQ.com.

Follow the party with the hashtag #AllGeeksPokemon on facebook/twitter/instagram and join the facebook event: All Geeks: Gotta Cach Em All! Friday April 29th, 9 pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont. Includes an after party with Cosmix Fridays from DJ Greg Haus til 4am!

Queer Comedy at Zanies presents M Dickson!

m dickson, queer comedy at zanies, adam guerinoOn Tuesday September 29th, Queer Comedy at Zanies welcomes touring comedian and SNL contributing writer M Dickson! The all-inclusive comedy show will be hosted by creator Adam Guerino and feature Ali Clayton, Martin Morrow, Ray Lauk and present the hilarious drag queen Dixie Lynn Cartwright to the historic Zanies stage.

 

M Dickson writes jokes. Sometimes she tells them on stage. Sometimes she types ’em up and sells them to big old television companies and once she put them down in a book that Lewis Black called “a must read“. She’s been seen on MTV, FUSE, Last Comic Standing + VH1 and was a contributing writer to SNL’s Weekend Update. M tours the country and can often be seen headlining for Atlantis Events.

 

Queer Comedy at Zanies has put ongoing queer-inclusive comedy in the historic comedy club Zanies for over 4 years. Since its inception in 2011, Queer Comedy has been named the Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

 

Previous comedians have included James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, Brad Loekle, Matteo Lane, Liza Treyger, Megan Gailey, Joel Kim Booster and more. Comedians who have appeared at Queer Comedy have also appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, BET, TBS Just For Laughs, SXSW, Comedy Bang Bang, The Pete Holmes Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, A Night At The Apollo, and Last Comic Standing. For four years and counting, every Queer Comedy show continues to demonstrate that no matter whether audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.

 

Tuesday September 29th, 8:30pm, $15 tickets available at Chicago.Zanies.com or at the door. Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. For more information, hi res photos or a saved seat, don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

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all geeks: harry potter

All Geeks: Harry Potter

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All Geeks Takes You To Hogwarts!

The premiere geek show throws a party dedicated to everything Harry Potter on Friday September 25th at Berlin Nightclub! Characters from the beloved books and movies will come to life with drag, burlesque, circus and live-singing performances. The night kicks off with an audience-participatory Tri-Wizard Tournament at 9 pm where prizes await Potter-fanatics.

Hosted by Harry Potter impersonator Connor Konz, performers include Burlesque Hall of Fame former champion Ray Gunn, singing drag queen Alexis Bevels, boylesque booty-dropper Rob Racine, Milwaukee-based drag queen Toyota Corona, Broadway-belter Casi Maggio, club-kid and drag performer Pangea and All Geeks cast members Adam Guerino, Fox E Kim, Jo McQueen and Dizzy Lizzy.

The Tri-Wizard Tournament starts at 9 pm and offers Potter trivia, games and culminate with our Cosplay Runway. Tournament and raffle prizes include Hogwarts ties, scarves, wands, action figures and signed comic books, posters and gift certificates. The winner with the most points at the end of the tournament will walk away with the Tri-Wizard cup! Challengers include Potter-heads Dustin Diggory, Melissa Sanders, David Martinez and Blake Donaldson.

All Geeks is an all-inclusive cosplay series created by Adam Guerino with queer-inclusive production group Outloud Chicago and queer social group Geeks Out in July 2014. Cast members include creative director Jo McQueen, cosplay queen Fox E. Kim and circus sensation Dizzy Lizzy. Since its inception, All Geeks has gotten bigger by the month, hosted celebrities of geek culture and toured across the country. No matter your gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background, all geeks are welcome at an All Geeks party. For more on All Geeks, check out AllGeeksHQ.com.

Dress to impress because photos will be snapped by MarisaKM.com during the show and at the photo wall after. Follow the party with the hashtag #AllGeeksPotter on facebook/twitter/instagram and join the All Geeks: Harry Potter facebook event.

All Geeks: Harry Potter. Friday September 25th, 10p, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont. Includes an after party with Multiverse Fridays from DJ Greg Haus til 4am!

 

All Geeks: Saturday Morning Cartoons

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On Friday August 28th, All Geeks celebrates our geeky youth with a cosplay variety show dedicated to Saturday Morning Cartoons! Everyone from He-Man to Pokemon will is coming so show your turtle power and plan your Powerpuff squad goals.

All Geeks is an all-inclusive cosplay series started in Chicago by queer-inclusive production group Outloud Chicago and gay social group Geeks Out in July 2014. Since its inception, All Geeks has gotten bigger by the month, hosted celebrities of geek culture and toured across the country. No matter your gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background, all geeks are welcome at an All Geeks party.

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Come in costume and walk our cosplay runway for big TBA prizes.

Photos will be snapped by MarisaKM.com. Follow the party with the hashtag #AllGeeksToons on twitter/instagram. Or join the facebook group here: All Geeks: Saturday Morning Cartoons.

All Geeks: Saturday Morning Cartoons. Friday August 28th, 10p, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont. Includes an after party with Multiverse Fridays from DJ Greg Haus til 4am!

Piss & Vinegar: August 12th

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Up for a night of dignified, family-friendly comedy? Too bad.

The sordid and scathing comedy show Piss & Vinegar returns Wednesday August 12th at 9pm, hosted by creators Adam Guerino and Trannika Rex.

This amazing lineup includes The Puterbaugh Sisterz, Reena Calm, Joseph William Reese, Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Kelly La Banco.

Wednesday Aug 12th, 9 pm at Berlin Nightclub – Chicago 954 W Belmont.

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All Geeks: 1 Year

All Geeks Celebrates A Year Of Getting Down and Nerdy!

 

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Cast photo courtesy Joe Lewis.

On Friday July 31st, All Geeks brings all the geeks out to play in an anything-goes, jam-packed cosplay variety anniversary show! Hosted by creator Adam Guerino with cast-members Fox E Kim, Joe Lewis, Dizzy Lizzy and more TBA!

all geeks, geeks out, outloud chicago, adam guerinoAll Geeks is an all-inclusive cosplay series started in Chicago by queer-inclusive production group Outloud Chicago and gay social group Geeks Out in July 2014. Since its inception, All Geeks has gotten bigger by the month, hosted celebrities of geek culture and toured across the country. No matter your gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background, all geeks are welcome at an All Geeks party.

Come in costume and walk our cosplay runway for big TBA prizes.

Photos will be snapped by MarisaKM.com. Follow the party with the hashtag #AllGeeks1Year on twitter/instagram. Or join the facebook group here: All Geeks: 1 Year.

All Geeks: 1 Year. Friday July 31st, 10p, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont. Includes an after party with Cosmix Fridays from DJ Greg Haus til 4am!

Queer Comedy Turns 4!

Queer Comedy Turns 4! 

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Queer Comedy at Zanies celebrates 4 years of bringing queer-inclusive comedy to Chicago! The Anniversary show will take place on Tuesday July 21st, 8:30 pm at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells.  Queer Comedy was the first show to bring ongoing queer standup comedy to a mainstream Chicago venue and has been going strong with national headliners, contests and tours. To celebrate 4 years, creator and host Adam Guerino welcomes a hilarious lineup of queer and queer-friendly comedians including Ali Clayton, Rachel McCartney, Sonia Denis, Marla Depew, Trannika Rex, Joseph William Reese and Julie Paradise.

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Headliner Ali Clayton

Since its inception in 2011, Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” featured in Chicago Tribune’s “Stand-up Scene,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”

Comedians who have appeared at Queer Comedy at Zanies have also appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, BET, TBS Just For Laughs, SXSW, Comedy Bang Bang, The Pete Holmes Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, A Night At The Apollo, and Last Comic Standing. The upcoming show will continue to show that whether audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.

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Host Adam Guerino

Tuesday July 21st, 8:30pm, $15 tickets available at Chicago.Zanies.com or at the door. Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. For more information, hi res photos or a saved seat, don’t hesitate to reach out.

To stay in the know with queer-inclusive events in Chicago, “like” OutLoud Chicago.