Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” 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.” On Tuesday May 28th at 8:30pm, join us as we welcome headliner Chris Doucette, host Adam Guerino and featuring Ever Mainard and Rebecca O’Neal.
Chris Doucette won 1st place at the 2011 Snubfest Comedy Festival in Chicago. He has written jokes for Emmy Award-winning actor Jane Lynch. He’s been named as a Comedy360 “Comic To Watch.” The Advocate referred to his tweets as “The Best of LGBT Comedy.” He has headlined colleges all over the country and received a standing ovation from the students at Florida Tech. Chris has performed on the largest cruise ship in the world and he was selected as a feature comic at comedy festivals in Asheville, Charleston, Baltimore, Ventura, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and the Women In Comedy Festival. He has performed on FOX and NPR. He made his television debut in 2013 as an extra on NBC’s SMASH, throwing shade at Angelica Huston. He has appeared in The Washington Post, Miami Sun-Sentinel, Metro Weekly, Time Out New York, Next Magazine, New York Post, and the Village Voice. His jokes have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Women’s Wear Daily, The Huffington Post, and more. He produces a monthly show in Washington, DC called “Gaylarious” which The Advocate lists as one of the top ten stand-up comedy shows in the country. The blogs love him: he’s been featured in afterelton.com, brightestyoungthings.com, thenewgay.net, and thegayplaces.com.
Hosted by Adam Guerino. Guerino has opened for James Adomian, Beth Stelling, Cameron Esposito and Brad Loekle and has been credited as a “comedian-producer-genius”
Chicago Magazine credits Ever Mainard with being one of the top 100 comics, Metromix/ Redeye says she’s one of the Top Seven Acts to Watch in 2012, and Gaper’s Block credited her to being one of The Most Influential Women in Chicago Comedy. Ever has appeared in the Just For Laughs Festival (2012) along-side Pete Holmes, Hannibal Bueress, and Jeff Garlin. Ever has also performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2012, Best of Bridgetown, Best of Chicago), Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival (2012, Headliner) and has worked with Maria Bamford,Nick Thune, Fortune Feimster, Greg Berhandt, Sonya White, Bill Dwyer and more.
Rebecca O’Neal is a stand up comic and writer and editor in Chicago. She edits Splitsider.com’s Humor Section and has written for Gawker.tv, Vanity Fair Magazine, Videogum.com, TheHairpin.com, and The Rumpus and has been featured on Jezebel.com, as a comedy correspondent on NPR/WBEZ, a repeat guest and co-host on Vocalo.org, as as one of Huffington Post Comedy’s 18 Funny Women to Follow on Twitter. She has done stand up shows all over the Chicagoland and surrounding areas at Chicago Underground Comedy, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Comedy Shrine, The Wasted Plains Rock and Roll Revival, The Ohio Lesbian Festival, Entertaining Julia, NPR’s Brian Babylon’s Bronzeville Comedy Show, and Jokes and Notes. She also performed in a video for Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 and will be performing at the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Presented by Outloud Chicago, OutLoud Chicago is a series created by Adam Guerino in July 2011 to bring queer entertainment to mainstream Chicago venues. Queer Comedy at Zanies showcases the best queer and straight comedians of the country who have appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Comedy Bang Bang, BET, TBS Just For Laughs, A Night At The Apollo and Last Comic Standing. Each show has continued to show that no matter if the comedians or audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.
Tuesday May 28th at 8:30pm, Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. Tickets are $10 in advance (call the club or visit the Zanies website) or $15 or at the door. Audience members must be ages 21 or over. Two item minimum. For questions, hi res images or a saved seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org.