Queer Comedy at Zanies: 3 Year Anniversary

adam guerino, chicago

They grow up so fast! Come celebrate Queer Comedy at Zanies Tuesday July 22nd, 8:30pm for its THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

adam guerino, chicago

Celebrations will include comedians from the very first show as well as newcomers to continue to showcase the amazingly talented queer comedy community! Featuring Bill Cruz, Candy Lawrence, Kelsie Huff, Rebecca O’Neal, Fawzia Mirza, Trannika Rex and Joseph William Reese! Hosted by Adam Guerino!

In July 2011, Queer Comedy at Zanies started the FIRST queer inclusive show in a mainstream Chicago comedy club. After enjoying comedy show runs in bars and theaters, creator Adam Guerino wanted to bring Chicago’s queer comedy community to the most historic comedy venue in the Midwest, Zanies Comedy Club! adam guerino, chicago

Over the following years, the queer comedy community has grown in comedians and shows yet Queer Comedy at Zanies remains at the top of its game, featuring national headliners and hosting Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search with Advocate Magazine and Absolut Vodka. It 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.”

bill cruz, chicagoComedians 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. July’s show will feature comedians identifying as lesbian, gay, straight, bi sexual and transgender to continue showing that whether audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.

Tuesday July 22nd, 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.

trannika rex, chicago

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