Laughing Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Laughing Liberally Chicago Returns Tonight 9/7!

Hey everybody,
Tonight marks the return of Laughing Liberally Chicago!

Here's the info:
Laughing Liberally Chicago
Wednesday September 7th, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Get more info and advance tickets here:
http://laughingliberallychicago.tumblr.com/

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted by the comedy group The Accountants of Homeland Security, who include Matthew Filipowicz, Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis and Bob Rok.

Comedians on the September 7th bill include: Sarah Manning, Audrey Jonas, Arish Singh, and Kristen Ryan, as well as juggler Brad French and music from The Microphone Misfitz.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special interview segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is Maya Schenwar. Maya is the Editor In Chief at TruthOut and the author of the book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work And How We Can Do Better.

Hope to see you tonight!

Mark Your Calendars! Laughing Liberally Chicago Returns Sept 7th!

Hey everybody!

Laughing Liberally Chicago is back!!!

With the 2016 Presidential election in high gear, with Donald Trump saying horrible and insulting things on a nearly daily basis, we need progressive laughs now more than ever. That's why we're excited to announce the opening of Laughing Liberally Chicago, a monthly progressive political comedy show featuring some Chicago's top liberal and progressive comedians.

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted by the comedy group The Accountants of Homeland Security, who include Matthew Filipowicz, Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis and Bob Rok.

Comedians on the September 7th bill include: Patti Vasquez, Audrey Jonas, and Kristen Ryan, as well as juggler Brad French and music from The Microphone Misfitz.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special interview segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is Maya Schenwar. Maya is the Editor In Chief at TruthOut and the author of the book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work And How We Can Do Better.

Laughing Liberally Chicago takes place the first Wednesday of every month, beginning on Wednesday September 7th at 8pm at the Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. Admission is $5. More info and advance tickets can be purchased at http://laughingliberallychicago.tumblr.com

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

Matthew Filipowicz Returns! Stand-up & MST3K-Style Live Riffing Of Atlas Shrugged at LL Chicago!

Ex-Accountant of Homeland Security and Laughing Liberally Chicago host Matthew Filipowicz is back in Chicago for a one night only special event!

In the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, comedians Josh Bolotsky and Matthew Filipowicz will spend one memorable evening performing Atlas Riffed, a live, second-by-second running commentary on the notoriously awful film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s libertarian screed: Atlas Shrugged: Part One. We’re going to make one of the worst films ever made actually fun to watch - and slowly but surely advance our covert crypto-communist agenda on an unsuspecting public.

Josh Bolotsky is New Media Director for The Other 98%, a netroots-powered social justice movement waging war on American plutocracy.

Matthew Filipowicz, a former Chicagoan, is a comedian, cartoonist, satirist and the host of The Matthew Filipowicz Show, a progressive political talk show. His work has been featured on Ain’t It Cool News, the Atlantic, the BBC, CNN, HBO, the Huffington Post, the London Times, the Nation, the New York Times, NPR, PBS, the Wall Street Journal and many other outlets.

Laughing Liberally Chicago, which is presenting tonight’s edition of Atlas Riffed, is hosted by the sketch comedy troupe, The Accountants of Homeland Security. Prior to the Atlas Riffed performance, the Accountants will open the night hosting a live comedy show with stand ups Adam Burke, Bob Rok and Natalie Jose, music by hip-hop artist D Nick The Microphone Misfit, and more.

Atlas Riffed: A Live-Riffing Of Atlas Shrugged: Part One will take place at Laughing Liberally Chicago, Wednesday September 25th at the Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen, Chicago, IL. The comedy show will begin at 7p with Atlas Riffed beginning at 8:30pm. Admission is free.

Go! Go!

Laughing Liberally Chicago show tonight at 8pm!

Hello America. Well it sure did suck last week huh? CISPA rearing its ugly big brother head, the senate not being able to pass a watered down gun control bill, Chicago floods, the plant explosion in Texas and of course the tragic Boston Marathon bombing. Yeesh. I believe we have all definitely earned a FREE night of some kickass comedy and music. Please come on out to the show this Wednesday! Chin up, America. We can do this.
And here is our wonderful lineup that will gladly do their patriotic duty in entertaining your asses off.

Black Rock Pub(3614 N. Damen) Tonight at 8pm!

Maria Wojciechowski- Musical Comedian
Chris Sowa- Stand up
Lisa Laureta- Stand up
Rich Miller- Acoustic music
Dan Drees- Stand up
Ricky Gonzalez- Stand up

Hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security who are Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis, Randy Cochran, and Bob Rok.

Laughing Liberally Chicago show tonight at 8pm!

All the cool kids are going to this. If you want to be cool too you better go. Or you could just stay at home in your tight jeans and Burt Reynolds mustache while you listen to the new Bon Iver album in the dark. Make the right choice.

Sean White- Stand up
Andrew Burcastro- Stand up
Brad French- World's greatest hack Juggler!
Bob Zabic Rok- Hip-Hop
John Thomas- Stand up
Amy Gard- Stand up
Candy Lawrence- Stand up

Hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security(Tim Grimes. James Bespalec-Davis, Randy Cochran and Bob Rok.)

It's still FREE! Black Rock Pub(3614 N. Damen) Tonight! 8pm

Kick ass show Tonight!

Hello Everybody! How y'all doing? Well we have another great show for you this Wednesday! And we just wanted to assure you that we aren't going anywhere. Unlike some pointy hatted, child abuse covering up dude we know, we are here for the long run. Comedy group for life! So come on out! We have a killer lineup as usual and it's still Free! Black Rock Pub(3614 N. Damen) 8:30pm

Maggie Ednie- Stand up
Anthony Bonazzo- Stand up
The Amazing Tomas Medina- Magic Man
Gabe Liebowitz- Acoustic Music
Kristin Clifford- Stand up
Mike Wiley- Stand up
Will Miles- Stand up

Hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security(Tim Grimes, Bob Rok, Randy Cochran, and James Bespalec-Davis)

Tonight! Laughing Liberally!

Hello Everybody! Well we're back! Obama's Back! Winter is Back! ugh. Anyway after taking off a couple months for the holidays because the Accountants are so deeply religious and lazy, we're coming back atcha with a kick-ass new show this Wednesday. We have lots of new sketches, new dick jokes cleverly disguised as political humor, new acts, new music, and I will be drinking lots of new beer. That's right its a new year and the Accountants are still here and we hope you will be too. It's FREE as always. Come on down, Chuckleheads! Now here's our wonderful lineup!

Sean Cooley- Stand up
Laura Hugg- Stand up
The Amazing Grabowskis- Juggling Quartet
Matt Derda- Acoustic Music
Amy Gard- Stand Up
Claire Swanson- Stand up
Mike Lebovitz- Stand Up

Black Rock Pub (3614 n. Damen) 8pm-10pm
Hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security (James Bespalec-Davis, Bob Rok, Randy Cochran, and Tim Grimes)

Laughing Liberally Tonight!

Hello there Human race! How are we all doing? Hopefully you are enjoying your last few weeks on Earth. Ok maybe we'll be alright but I still remember how it took us years to recover from Y2K. Those poor computer programmers, canned food hoarders, and crazy religious cults never fully recovered from the shame of being such big wussies. Just think how you'll feel if you have Mayan blood in you and your ancestors caused all of this ruckus. Ahhh who am i kidding? The Spanish killed all of them off. They didn't see that coming did they? Anyway I think that just in case it is the last one ever, you should come on out to the big show this Wednesday. It's Free as always! We also have an amazing lineup that will have you laughing all the way up to the end of the world. See ya there! Black Rock Pub(3614 N.Damen)8pm

Natalie Jose- Standup
Ben Underwood- Acoustic Comedy
John Sturk- Magic Man
Sean White- Standup
Maria Wojciechowski - Ukulele Comedy
Adam Burke- Standup

Laughing Liberally Chicago Tonight!

Laughing Liberally Chicago presents: One Big Hard Throbbing Election!
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Hello Everybody! Hope all is well with you. Well we did it People! Time to let out one big collective sigh of relief and celebrate four more years of Obama! I personally voted for Jill Stein but I'm a huge Communist but I forgive you for voting for somebody who could actually win. So come on out citizens. It's Free as always! We have a stellar lineup as usual. Check it out! Black Rock Pub (3614 N. Damen)

Chris Sowa- Standup
Angela Vela- Standup
Laura Wilson- Ukelele playing Diva
The Amazing Bibik- Warlock/Magic Man
Adam Kroshus- Standup
Marty DeRosa- Standup
Paul Sigwerth -Standup (His Last Laughing Liberally!!) Say Goodbye to him, Dag Nabbit!

Laughing Liberally Chicago Tonight!

That's right Everybody! Chicago's favorite standup, James Fritz, is leaving soon for Hollywood......Hollywood Florida. It's been Fritz's lifelong dream to entertain a bunch of lovely elderly folks as they tear their way through their early bird specials and cheer James on when he mentions how lame cancer is and how its about damn time Matlock had his own channel. He's closed out our shows many times in the past in kick-ass fashion and We wish him well and hope you can all make his last show with us. Oh and the show is still FREE! So get your booties out here you knuckleheads and say goodbye to an old friend. We have a great lineup too!

Standup- Lindsay Adams
Standup- Maggie Ednie
World's greatest Hack juggler- Brad French
Acoustic Rock- Vee Sonnets
Standup- Bob Rok
Standup- James Fritz

And many more TBA soon!