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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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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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Queer Comedy at Zanies, April 21st

Spring is here and the hills are alive with the sounds of… Queer Comedy at Zanies on Tuesday April 21st with Adam Burke, Adam Guerino, Rachel McCartney, Jen Bosworth, Scott Duff, Frank Nielsen, Peter Kim, and Ray Lauk. $15 tickets are available online or at the door for the 8:30pm showtime at 1548 N Wells. queer comedy at zanies, adam guerino, queer, comedy, chicago

 

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.”

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Headlined by Adam Burke. Originally from the UK, Burke began performing stand-up after writing a piece on comedy for a Chicago magazine. Before long, Burke became a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases. His absurdist, verbose comedy is long on metaphor and analogy and short on common sense. He has appeared on Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Adam has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for four years running, and at the local stage of Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Dana Gould, Hannibal Buress, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Aziz Ansari, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012. He was voted Best Standup in Chicago by readers of the Chicago Reader in 2014.

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Hosted by Adam Guerino. Guerino is a nationally touring standup comedian based in Chicago who has been credited as a “comedian-producer-genius” by Chicago Reader and has opened for comic greats James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Brad Loekle and Beth Stelling. His sardonic charm makes him an ideal host as he seamlessly interacts with the crowd and comedians to give each show a fun and cohesive pacing as well as blur the lines between audience member and performer. He is the creator of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search which partnered with The Advocate Magazine to give queer comedians national exposure, Outloud Chicago which for over three years has brought queer inclusive entertainment to mainstream Chicago venues and The Rainbow Connection Queer Comedy Tour which combined gay, lesbian, bi and trans comedians for a cross-country tour. He has been featured in comedy clubs all across the country and in Timeout Chicago’s Joke of The Week, The Advocate Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, The Redeye, Gaper’s Block, Huffington Post and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. For more info, www.adamguerino.com is a great place to start.

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Rachel McCartney is a standup comedian living in Chicago. She is a cast member of 100 Proof Comedy, and has told jokes all over the Midwest as part of the Rainbow Connection Queer Comedy Tour. She has performed at clubs including Zanies and the Laugh Factory, as well as independently produced showcases such as Congrats on Your Success, The Two-Hour Comedy Hour, and This Week’s Show. The Chicago Tribune once described her as a “New Year’s treat,” which probably made more sense when the article was published in early January. In less calendar-sensitive praise, local legend Peter-john Byrnes once called her “Chicago’s foremost grammar comedian,” and she plans to have that distinction carved into her headstone.

 

Scott Duff is an Artistic Associate and founding member of About Face Theatre with whom he helped to create over a dozen original works including Xena Live! Parts 1 and 2, We 3 Lizas, and his one-man show, Alone: A Solo Homo A-Go-Go, which premiered at Chicago’s Museum of Modern Art and transferred to iO. He is the host/producer of OUT CHICAGO, a weekly live talk show on Chicago’s Progressive Talk AM & FM, and Chigaygo at Laugh Factory Chicago.

 

Jen Bosworth. Bosworth is an alumnus of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her numerous acting credits include the popular 90’s television series ERand Early Edition and a starring role in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production ofThe House on Mango Street. Her first one-woman show – “I’m Not Trying to Get an Agent, This is My School Project” – debuted in L.A. in 2004 and was also staged in Chicago. A mainstay of Chicago’s “Live-Lit” scene, Bosworth is a founding member of The Chicago Story Collective and can be seen regularly all over town telling her honest and hilarious tales.

 

After founding EndGames Improv in San Francisco, Peter Kim moved to Chicago to train with The Second City Conservatory, iO, Annoyance Theatre and physical theatre with Paola Coletto. He currently performs with The Second City Touring Company and improvises locally with TONE (Mission Theater), Slanted Door (iO), Your F*cked Up Relationship (Annoyance) and stand up at Laugh Factory. He is a proud mama’s boy.

 

Frank Nielsen is the founder of hot cup of Comedy which is located in Willow Springs and is now in it’s 7th season. In 2009 he was the thousand dollar champion at the Gorilla Tango Theater for the Improv thing. along with Jeph Lein he performed in the Chicago Improv Festival. he has been featured at the Laugh Factory, Second City and the Improv Olympic. Most recently, Frank has been a part of the new television show at JBTV called four star stand ups along with Kevin Kellam who is the host of that show. Frank is very excited to be performing at Queer Comedy at Zanies as it has been his dream since 2009.

 

And introducing Dr. Ray Lauk! Lauk is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, comic, and school administrator.  He has studied stand-up and Improv comedy at Zanies and Second City, and now performs stand-up throughout Chicago and the suburbs.  When he travels to Brazil, he has twice performed stand-up as a guest performer in Rio de Janeiro with Brazil’s premiere stand-up group, Comedia em Pe. Ray is the owner of Dr. Ray’s Toffee, and he is a Board Member of Gayco, Chicago’s longest running gay-themed theater company. Ray is just returning from speaking at the TEDx Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this past Sunday (April 19, 2015).

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.

 

Tuesday April 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.

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Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search Finals

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outloud chicago, zanies, adam guerino Presented by Outloud Chicago, Queer Comedy at Zanies has been putting queer comedians in the historic comedy club Zanies for over 2 years. For its third contest, Queer Comedy at Zanies teamed up with Advocate Magazine, Absolut Vodka and Sidetrack Video Bar to make Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search. Stand Out recieved videos from over 75 comedians from across the country. 15 were chosen for a voting round on Advocate.com and only 8 advanced to the live competition at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells on Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m.

Join Dana Goldberg (LA,) Cody Melcher (Chicago,) Jerry Harvey (Chattanooga,) Casey Ley (San Francisco,) Matthew Nouriel (LA,) Maggie Faris (Minneapolis,) Frank Liotti (New York) and Carey Callahan (San Francisco) as they perform live for big media features and cash prizes. adam guerino, performance

Hosted by Queer Comedy at Zanies creator Adam Guerino and judged by Zanies booker Bert Haas, The Advocate comedy editor Jami Smith and host of Vocalo’s The Morning AMp and freelance comedy critic Molly Adams. First place winner will receive $1,200, a headlining spot in Queer Comedy at Zanies season 4, their headshot placed on the wall at Zanies comedy club and will be featured in The Advocate’s comedy section — which is, of course, priceless. Second place winner will receive $750 and a feature story in GoPride.com and TheLStop.org. Third place winner will receive $250 and a feature story on InOurWordsblog.com. More prizes to be announced!

Tickets are $15 and available at Chicago.zanies.com or at the door. Audience members must be ages 21 or over. Two item minimum. Tuesday April 23rd at 8:30pm, Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells.

Join the fun on facebook for updates on the event page.

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Queer Comedy at Zanies: New York Invasion!

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Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “To Do” and included on Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda.” On Tuesday February 26th at 8:30pm, join us as we welcome back Queer Comedy at Zanies favorite Matteo Lane, hosted by Bill Cruz (Chicago Underground Comedy) and featuring New York based comic Jami Smith (The Advocate) and Kelsie Huff (Feminine Comique.)

Presented by Outloud Chicago, OutLoud Chicago is a series created by Adam Guerino 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, 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. queer comedy at zanies, outloud chicago, adam guerino

Headlined by Queer Comedy at Zanies favorite, Matteo Lane. When Lane isn’t making murals for President Obama, or creating storyboards for televised commercials, he is a national stand-up comedian. He is the host of the show Abigoliahs Bizarre Bazaar with Matteo Lane in Brooklyn and regularly performs in New York and Chicago at venues including Zanies, Comedy Bar and more. For more from Matteo Lane, www.MattLaneArt.com.
queer comedy at zanies, outloud chicago, adam guerinoHosted by Bill Cruz. Cruz is a cast-member of Chicago Underground Comedy and a regular at Zanies comedy club and Mikey O comedy shows. Outside of Chicago, Bill has been a finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival, a featured performer in the OutLaugh 2005! Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Comedy Festival and has been featured in the book Out On The Edge: America’s Rebel Comics. queer comedy at zanies, outloud chicago, adam guerino

Featuring Jami Smith. Comedian and humorist for Advocate.com, Jami Smith has quickly carved out a space for herself in the gay comedy scene. She has performed alongside such as acts as Erin Foley, Dana Goldberg, Jason Dudey, and Sandra Valls and has been seen in the 2011 Women in Comedy Festival as well as comedy clubs in New York, DC, and Los Angeles. She also hosts a comedy Twitter feed for The Advocate called @Gaysayer and was voted one of the “Top 25 Twitter Accounts To Follow” by Gay.com. Follow Jami on Twitter for show updates and jokes at @jamismithcomic.

queer comedy at zanies, outloud chicago, adam guerinoAnd Kelsie Huff. Huff is a cast member of Comedy Sportz 100 Proof Comedy and teaches Feminine Comique, an all female stand up class produced by Tight Five Productions and can be seen performing stand-up comedy at venues such as Zanies, Chicago’s Laugh Factory, Mayne Stage, and throughout the suburbs as well as touring her critically acclaimed one-woman shows“Huffs,” and “Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy.” For more from Kelsie, www.kelsiehuff.com.

Tuesday February 26th 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 outloudchicago@gmail.com.

Queer Comedy at Zanies October 30th

outloud chicago Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick” and The Redeye‘s “Do.”

On Tuesday October 30th at 8:30pm, join us for an amazing show with headliner Kelsie Huff (Laugh Factory, Mayne Stage) hosted by Adam Guerino (The Sarcastic Squad, Laugh Track at Sidetrack,) featuring Chicago Reader’s “Best Chicago Standup Comedian” Sherman Edwards, NYC-based comedienne Jami Smith and Queer Comedy at Zanies favorite, Bradley Thomas (Laugh Track at Sidetrack.)

Presented by Outloud ChicagoOutLoud Chicago is a series created by Adam Guerino to bring queer entertainment to mainstream Chicago venues. Queer Comedy at Zanies has been featured in Timeout ChicagoThe Redeye, CBS ChicagoMetromix and Gaper’s Block, and showcases the best queer and straight comedians of the country who have appeared on Comedy CentralBETTBS 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.  queer comedy at zanies

Headlined by Kelsie Huff. Huff is one of Chicago’s top comedians, performing at the best comedy venues such as Zanies, Chicago’s Laugh Factory, Mayne Stage, and throughout the suburbs. Huff’s humor has “an infectious joyousness that makes you happy to be alive” and she “makes confident choices and creates loud, defined characters that are both unbearable and hilarious”. Kelsie has been described as a “Midwestern American Intangible Cultural Treasure” who makes the audience feel as though they have been transported from a dark comedy club to a private slumber party. queer comedy at zanies

Hosted by Adam GuerinoGuerino is a stand-up comic, dating columnist and producer. He is the creator ofOutLoud Chicago that brings queer entertainment to the mainstream and performs regularly at OutLoud Chicago’s Queer Comedy at Zanies shows as well as the weekly comedy variety show The Sarcastic Squad. He has been featured in comedy clubs all across the country and in Timeout Chicago’s Joke of The Week,The RedeyeGaper’s BlockHuffington Post and Chicago Public Radio. For more info, www.adamguerino.com. queer comedy at zanies

Sherman Edwards was recently named ‘Best Stand Up Comic in Chicago’ by the Chicago Reader and has performed at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago, The Del Close Marathon in New York, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and a few other notable places which has given him his cool, comfortable, laid-back style. Born and raised in Virginia but currently residing in Chicago, he can be found doing stand up, plays, improv and you can currently see him on the new series Single Long airing exclusively on HBO GO. He really likes cheese and hopes you do too. It’s okay if you don’t though. More for him. queer comedy at zanies

Jami Smith. Comedian and humorist for Advocate.com, Jami Smith has quickly carved out a space for herself in the gay comedy scene. She has performed alongside such as acts as Erin Foley, Dana Goldberg, Jason Dudey, and Sandra Valls and has been seen in the 2011 Women in Comedy Festival as well as comedy clubs in New York, DC, and Los Angeles. She also hosts a comedy Twitter feed for The Advocate called @Gaysayer and was voted one of the “Top 25 Twitter Accounts To Follow” by Gay.com. Follow Jami on Twitter for show updates and jokes at @jamismithcomic.

queer comedy at zaniesBradley Thomas is a comedian, Activist, Teacher, Drag Queen, Leatherman, Bartender, Actor, Model, Bottom.  Bradley Thomas does it all. Whether for his weekly show Laugh Track at Sidetrack, Night of 100 Drag Queens, International Mister Leather, or other performances Bradley has been performing as a comedian and emcee for over a decade. His quick wit, and sardonic view help him create stand-up performances that are both relevant and irreverent.  Bradley does not shy away from incorporating equality, sexuality, and social justice into his art.  Of course, he is quickest to laugh at himself, if you don’t beat him to the punch.  If laughter is medicine, Bradley hopes his audiences OD every night.

Tuesday October 30th at 8:30pm, Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 or at the door. Available at the door, groups of 4 get one free ticket. Audience members must be ages 21 or over. Two item minimum. For questions, hi res images or a saved seat, email outloudchicago@gmail.com.

Queer Comedy at Zanies Season Two Premiere Press Release

Queer Comedy at Zanies Season Two Premiere

OutLoud Chicago and The Qu present Queer Comedy at Zanies, Tuesday January 24th at 7:30pm at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. Queer Comedy’s season premiere will feature headliner Chip Pope (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Beavis and Butthead, The Rosie Show) Host Adam Guerino (Laugh Track at Sidetrack, Gay Chicago TV,) Meredith Kachel and Matteo Lane.

After being featured in Timeout Chicago, The Redeye, Metromix and Gaper’s Block, Queer Comedy at Zanies returns for season two at a brand new prime-time slot. Season one featured the best queer and straight comedians of the country who have appeared on Comedy Central, BET, TBS Just For Laughs and Last Comic Standing. Season two promises to continue showing that no matter if the comedians or audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.

OutLoud Chicago is a series created by Adam Guerino to install queer entertainment in mainstream Chicago venues to blur the lines of sexuality. The Qu.co’s mission is to create a multi-media website for queer artists to showcase their work to an audience of like minded people; where their sexuality informs the conversation instead of restricting it.

Chip Pope’s stand-up comedy has been featured live across the nation as well as on NBC’s “Late Friday” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” He has appeared in the films “Clockstoppers” and opposite Al Pacino in “Simone.” He has written, produced and starred in TV pilots for HBO, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central and NBC. He has written for “Beavis and Butthead” and is currently working on “The Rosie Show.” For clips, calendar and more, www.ChipPope.com.

Adam Guerino is a stand-up comic, dating columnist and producer. He is the creator of OutLoud Chicago that installs queer entertainment in mainstream venues including Zanies and The Hideout. His web show My Funny Town from www.gaychicagotv.com features Chicago comedians. He has been featured in Timeout Chicago’s Joke of The Week, The Redeye and Chicago Public Radio. For more info, www.adamguerino.com.

Meredith Kachel has found success with comedy in many outlets. In addition to her stand-up being featured at the award-winning show Side Mullet Nation and the legendary comedy club Zanies, Kachel’s comedic animations have been featured on Collegehumor.com, Todaysbigthing.com, Thedailywh.at, her sketch has appeared on the frontpage of Funnyordie.com and her still art has appeared on NBC’s The Office. If you haven’t checked it out already, go to www.meredithkachel.com for more info and pretend you knew all along.

When Matteo Lane isn’t making murals for President Obama, or creating storyboards for national commercials, he enjoys performing stand-up comedy. Much like his art, Lane’s comedy celebrates caricatures and exaggeration. From dive bars to professional showcases including Laugh Track at Sidetrack and Zanies, Lane offers an alternative perspective and presentation you can only receive from art school. For more from Matteo Lane, www.MattLaneArt.com.

OutLoud Chicago and The Qu present Queer Comedy at Zanies, Tuesday January 24th at 7:30pm at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. Tickets are $10 in advance http://www.chicago.zanies.com/news.php?NewsSection=Queer+Comedy 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 outloudchicago@gmail.com.