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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